Student Visa Application Forms

How can I apply for a student visa?

You can apply for a student visa online (provided you satisfy the criteria) or by the traditional method of submitting a paper application.

Apply for a Student Visa Online

If you satisfy the following criteria, you may apply for a student visa online.

You must:

  • be outside Australia;
  • be aged 18 years of age or over; and
  • be from an Assessment Level 1 country; and
  • have an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) for the principal course you wish to undertake, and for any preliminary course(s) (unless you are an AusAID, Defence sponsored or secondary school exchange student); and
  • not apply more than 90 days prior to the commencement of your course(s); and
  • only make an application for yourself, i.e. you must provide information about family unit members in this application but you cannot use this application to apply for a visa for any family unit members.

The appropriate form to use in these circumstances is:
Form 157E - Electronic Application for a Student (Temporary) Visa.

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Apply for a Student Visa Offline

If you are not eligible to apply online, then you can submit a student visa application in the traditional way - by completing a paper based application form.

The appropriate form to use in these circumstances is:
Form 157A - Application for a Student (Temporary) Visa.

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