Frequently Asked Questions
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Can you leave Australia on a student visa?
You can leave Australia and come back whenever you want, as long as your Student Visa is still valid. It is a multiple Travel Visa, which means you‘re not limited in terms of travel, as long as your respect your student visa conditions.
How long does student visa take to process Australia?
To get a student visa to Australia it takes generally five days after a student has lodged the visa application. After submitting the visa application the process begins in 24 hours approximately. Though it can take more than five days in case the applicant is unable to submit the required documents. In such a case the process can extend to a couple of months too. Thus it is advisable to make a checklist of the required documents and prepare beforehand to complete the process on time.
Is it recommended to apply for a health insurance?
In order to be granted your student visa, it is compulsory to subscribe to the International Student Health Cover (OSHC). Even if you already have an insurance, the Australian Department of Immigration will only consider the OSHC when you lodge your Student Visa application. It is strongly recommended to apply for an extra health cover for everything related to dentals, ophthalmology, public liabilities, etc… You can find all the details about these extra covers by following this link.
How expensive is life in Australia?
Rents and fancy places can become relatively expensive in Australia, while food prices stay correct. You have to expect between $1500 and $1800 per month to live correctly. For further information about living costs in Australia, click here
Can I switch my tourist Visa or WHV for a Student Visa from Australia?
The www.border.gov.au website indicates that it is possible to convert a tourist Visa or a WHV into a student Visa as long as your country of citizenship is allowed to and you respect all the conditions. You will need to check if your country is in Assessment Level 1 or not and check if you have the “No Further Stay” condition on your actual Visa.
Am I eligible for transport discounts with my Student Card?
Your student Card doesn’t give you access to transport discounts in the big cities, except Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin, but you can enjoy promotional prices at Cinemas, events, museums, fairs, exhibitions etc…