Students traveling for studies need to apply for an appropriate student
visa, as there are different visas offered to different students. A
primary or secondary school student’s visa is different from the visa
offered to a student of vocational education or a student of
postgraduate research. Thus one should carefully analyze as to the
category they fit in.
To begin with, a student must be accepted for a
full-term study in a registered course by a registered organization
(under Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas
Students). Besides submitting the essential documents at the time of
applying for the visa, one must fulfill the following criteria to be
eligible for a student’s visa:
Sound Financial capacity (ability to pay for the
air fare, tuition fee and living costs) Proficiency in English Be of
good character Be of sound healthHave a health insurance through the
Overseas Student Health Cover (UNI).