Are you planning to study in Australia as an international student? One of the first steps in the process is to apply for a Student Visa 500. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to successfully apply for a Student Visa 500, including the requirements, application process, and tips to increase your chances of approval.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Student Visa 500, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be accepted into a full-time course of study at an accredited institution in Australia
  • Have a valid Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) for the course
  • Meet the English language requirements
  • Have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Australia and to pay for your course fees
  • Meet health and character requirements

It is important to note that each individual’s circumstances will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and additional requirements may apply. With the help of UNILINK’s expert team, you can ensure that you meet all of the eligibility requirements and increase your chances of approval.

Application Process

The application process for a Student Visa 500 can be completed online through the Department of Home Affairs website. The following documents are required for the application:

  • A valid passport
  • A recent passport-sized photograph
  • Proof of English language proficiency (such as an IELTS or TOEFL test result)
  • Evidence of financial support for your stay in Australia (such as bank statements or a letter of sponsorship)
  • A valid CoE for your course of study
  • Evidence of health insurance
  • Police clearance certificate (if required)

It is important to thoroughly read and follow the instructions provided on the website, as well as to provide accurate and complete information in your application. UNILINK’s team of experts can help you navigate the application process and ensure that all necessary documents are submitted correctly.

Tips for a Successful Application

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements and gather all necessary documents before beginning the application process.
  2. Double check that all information provided in the application is accurate and complete.
  3. Submit the application well before your intended travel date to allow for processing time.
  4. Be prepared to attend a visa interview if requested by the Department of Home Affairs.
  5. Seek assistance from a registered migration agent or an education agent like UNILINK if necessary.


Applying for a Student Visa 500 can seem like a daunting task, but by understanding the requirements, following the application process, and utilizing the tips provided, you can increase your chances of a successful application. Remember to allow ample time for processing and to seek assistance if necessary. With the help of UNILINK, you can ensure that your application process is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

We hope that this guide has been helpful in providing a comprehensive understanding of the process of applying for a Student Visa 500 in Australia. It is important to note that the information provided in this article is subject to change and is for general guidance only. For the most up-to-date information and for personalized assistance, it is recommended to contact the Department of Home Affairs or a registered migration agent like UNILINK.