Australian Student Visa Application Form (US)

Please use this application form to apply for a student visa to Australia.

You need to be admitted to a university or school before you can apply for a student visa to Australia. If you do not have a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), please contact the school or university where you intend to study.

The form will present the following student visa options

  • Higher education
    • Applies to a bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, higher education diploma, higher education advanced diploma or masters by coursework..
  • Postgraduate research
    • Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.
  • English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
    • For stand-alone courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal award.
  • Primary or secondary school course
    • For primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, as well as approved secondary school exchange programs.
  • Vocational education and training (VET)
    • This subclass is for Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), VET diploma, VET advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.
  • Non-award
    • Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.
  • AusAID and Defence
    • Applies to students sponsored by AusAID or the Australian Department of Defence undertaking full-time courses of any type.
  • Student Guardians
    • Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.

The price is 829 USD per visa.

Enter and confirm your email address to start the application process:

  • Details of other name you have been known by

  • AddRemoveAnother name #
  • Provide details of other citizenship(s) that you hold

  • AddRemoveother citizenship #
  • * Please select your country of residence
  • Provide details of the passport you hold for this citizenship. Enter these details exactly as they appear in your passport. If you have never held a passport for this citizenship, please leave these fields blank.
  • * Please choose your sex
  • * Birth day must be before today
  • * Please select country of passport
  • * Please input your passport number The passport number's format is incorrect
  • * Passport date of issue is invalid
  • * Passport date of expiry is nvalid
  • * Passport place of issue cannot be empty
  • Contact details

  • Give details of your current postal address. If your postal address is different, please amend the following details.
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your city
  • please select a state
  • OR
  • * Please select a province
  • * Please input your postcode
  • please select country
  • Communicating with you

  • We can communicate about the application more quickly using e-mail. Do you agree to this Department communicating with you via e-mail? If you select yes to this question your email address and mobile phone number may be provided to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for use in advising you of seasonal work opportunities in Australia.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • If yes, enter e-mail address
    please select country

    No> all communication will be sent to the above contact address. This may result in delays in receiving communication about your application.

  • Communicating with this Department

  • In the course of deciding this application, we may need you to attend an Australian Government office for an interview.If this occurs, which office would you prefer to go to?
  • This field must have a value
  • Contact details

  • Give details of the postal address for the authorised person.
  • * Given names can not be empty
  • * Family names can not be empty
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • please select a state
  • OR
  • * Please select a province
  • * Please input your postcode
  • please select country
  • Communicating with the authorised person

  • We can communicate about the application more quickly using e-mail. Do you agree to this Department communicating with you via e-mail? If you select yes to this question your email address and mobile phone number may be provided to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for use in advising you of seasonal work opportunities in Australia.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • If yes, enter e-mail address
    please select country

    No> all communication will be sent to the above contact address. This may result in delays in receiving communication about your application.

  • Receive health and character information

  • Do you want your authorised recipient to receive health and/or character information about you and/or your dependants that may arise or be revealed in the course of this application (for example, requests for medical investigation, other health information about you, or the results of criminal history checks)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Note that health and character information will be sent to the residential address you specified on the previous page if you choose NOT to have it sent to your authorised recipient.
  • Communicating with this Department

  • In the course of deciding this application, we may need you to attend an Australian Government office for an interview.If this occurs, which office would you prefer to go to?
  • This field must have a value
  • Details of visit to other country

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  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • Details of Australian hospitals

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Intend to work in health care

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Childcare centres including preschools and creches

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Classroom situations

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Exposure to tuberculosis

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Expect to incur medical costs

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Care and/or mobility needs due to a medical condition

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Details of military service or training

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • This field must have a value

Personal details

  • * Given names can not be empty
  • * Family names can not be empty
  • * Please choose your sex
  • * Birth day must be before today
  • Field Relationship status must have a value
  • Field Relationship status must have a value
  • Your place of birth
  • * Please input your city
  • This field must have a value
  • * please select your country of birth
  • Your country of residence
  • Select your country of usual residence from the list provided. You will be asked later in this application to provide your full residential address in this country.
  • * Please select your country of residence
  • Your passport details
  • * Please select country of passport
  • * Please input your passport number The passport number's format is incorrect
  • * Passport date of issue is invalid
  • * Passport date of expiry is nvalid
  • * Passport place of issue cannot be empty
  • If you have an Australian visa grant number, please enter the visa grant number
  • If you have a current Australian visa label in your current or previous passport, please enter the visa number
  • Health Examination
  • Have you undertaken a health examination for an Australian visa in the last 12 months?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • The date must after today
  • The date must after today
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Are you known by any other names? (This includes names before marriage.)
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Do you hold any other citizenship than that shown as your Passport Country above?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Please provide the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) code for each course you will be completing?
    The CoE is located in the top right corner of your Confirmation of Enrolment.

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Residential address details

  • Give details of the residential address in your home country.
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your city
  • * Please select a province
  • * Please input your postcode
  • Your contact telephone numbers
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    Please enter your mobile phone number (please include country code)
  • Health declarations

  • You are required to answer the following questions for yourself and any other person included in the application.
  • In the last 5 years have you visited or lived outside for more than 3 consectutive months?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Do you intend to enter a hospital or a health care facility (including nursing homes) while in Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Do you intend to work as, or study to be, or train to be, a doctor, dentist, nurse or paramedic during your stay in Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Do you intend to work, or be a trainee, at a child care centre (including preschools and creches) while in Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Have you:
    1. ever had, or currently have, tuberculosis?
    2. been in close contact with a family member that has active tuberculosis?
    3. ever had a chest x-ray which showed an abnormality?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • During your proposed visit to Australia, do you expect to incur medical costs, or require treatment or medical follow up for:
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • No Yes This field must have a value
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  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Do you require assistance with mobility or care due to a medical condition?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Do you hold health insurance to cover your stay in Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Have you undertaken a health examination for an Australian visa in the past 12 months?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Visa applicants are encouraged to be immunised against infectious diseases before travelling to Australia. Visa applicants who are unable to arrange their immunisation before departure from their home country are encouraged to seek advice on arrival in Australia. The Australian state and territory health authorities assist people to obtain general medical help and advice, including immunisation. Parents are strongly encouraged to have their children immunised against hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, haemophilus influenzae type-b (Hib), pneumococcal and meningococcal infections, mumps, measles, rubella and varicella (chickenpox). Babies between the ages of 2 and 8 months of age (only) are also encouraged to be immunised against rotavirus.

    Parents should bring any immunisation records for their children with them to Australia.

    Rubella vaccinations are strongly encouraged for women of child-bearing age.

  • Character declarations

  • If you wish to study in Australia, you must be of good character. The following questions ask details of your character. If your circumstances change before you travel you should inform the Australian Government office overseas. If you are receiving assistance in completing this form, you must ensure you personally answer these questions, and that the answers are faithfully transcribed to this form. For your reference, a copy of the questions can also be found in form 157A Application for a student (temporary) visa
  • Have you, or any person included in this application to apply for this visa, ever:
  • been convicted of a crime or offence in any country (including any conviction which is now removed from official records)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been charged with any offence that is currently awaiting legal action?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been acquitted of any criminal offence or other offence on the grounds of mental illness, insanity or unsoundness of mind?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been removed or deported from any country (including Australia)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • left any country to avoid being removed or deported?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been excluded from or asked to leave any country (including Australia)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • committed, or been involved in the commission of war crimes or crimes against humanity or human rights?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been involved in any activities that would represent a risk to Australian national security?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • had any outstanding debts to the Australian Government or any public authority in Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been involved in any activity, or been convicted of any offence, relating to the illegal movement of people to any country (including Australia)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
    1. served in a military force or state-sponsored or private militia, or
    2. undergone any military or paramilitary training, or
    3. been trained in weapons or explosives use (however described),
    other than in the course of compulsory national military service?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Processing details

  • Have you, or any person included in this application held or currently hold a visa for travel to Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Have you, or any person included in this application ever been refused an entry permit or visa to Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Have you, or any person included in this application ever had a visa cancelled?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Are you, or any person included in this application currently awaiting a decision on another visa application (not including this application)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Declaration

  • I declare that:
  • • I have read the information contained in the www.studyinaustralia.gov.au website on living and studying in Australia including information on the cost of living, accommodation and employment.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • The information I have supplied in this application is complete, correct and up-to-date in every detail.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • I am aware that I must immediately advise the department if I become aware that any information provided in this form is incorrect or if there is a change in my circumstances that is relevant to this application at any time.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • I will attach all relevant documentary evidence as specified on the department's website for the student visa for which I am applying as soon as I have been provided with the Transaction Reference Number (TRN). I acknowledge that the department's online lodgement facility will provide me a webpage link to attach the relevant documentary evidence once I have been provided with the TRN (Note: the TRN will be provided to you after you pay your visa application fee(s) and before you exit the visa application).
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • I understand that if any fraudulent or misleading documents or information is found, this application is likely to be refused and I may become ineligible to be granted a visa for a period of time.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • I have access to sufficient funds to support myself and my family unit members (regardless of whether they are accompanying me to Australia) for the total period of my stay in Australia*.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • I have made adequate arrangements to health insurance for the period of my stay in Australia and I acknowledge that I am required to maintain these arrangements while in Australia as the holder of a student visa.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • I will respect Australian values as listed on this form, during my stay in Australia and will obey the laws of Australia.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • I understand that a student visa is a temporary visa, and that being granted a student visa will not guarantee that I will be eligible for the grant of a further visa to remain in Australia, including a skilled migration visa.
  • • I understand that if I cannot obtain a further visa, I must depart Australia on or before the cease date of the student visa.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • Visa conditions:
  • If granted a student visa, I acknowledge that I am required to abide by its conditions as outlined in the information sheet Applying for a student visa.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • • I understand that if the 8534 visa condition is imposed on my visa, it will be indicated by the condition code '8534' and by the short description 'Further stay restricted'. I acknowledge that this means that the 8534 condition has been imposed on my visa and that I will not, while in Australia, be entitled to the grant of any other visa**, other than a subclass 580 (Student Guardian) visa.
  • • I understand that the effect of the 8534 visa condition is that it will not be possible for me to apply to remain in Australia beyond the date authorised by my visa** and that I will be required to depart Australia on or before that date. I agree to having this condition included on any visa issued to me as the result of this application if the department decides to impose it as a condition of grant of a visa.
  • • I understand that if the 8535 visa condition is imposed on my visa, it will be indicated by the condition code '8535' and by the short description 'Further stay restricted'. I acknowledge that this means that the 8535 condition has been imposed on my visa and that I will not, while in Australia, be entitled to be granted any other visa** other than a further visa in circumstances where the Commonwealth, or a foreign government (as the case requires), does not oppose me undertaking a relevant course of study.
  • • I understand that the effect of the 8535 visa condition is that it will not be possible for me to remain in Australia beyond the date authorised by my visa**, unless I am applying for a further student visa in circumstances where the Commonwealth, or a foreign government (as the case requires), does not oppose me undertaking a relevant course of study, and that I will be required to depart Australia on or before the authorised date.
  • No Yes This field must have a value

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