Prospective students to Australia who hold an Indian, Nepalese, Burmese Passport need to apply to the Australian High Commission for a Student visa via a VFS Office. An officer of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) would assess and decide your student visa application based on what is presented before them. If there is missing information or incorrect information, the department officer is entitled to make a decision based on the information available. Often doing this alone without professional guidance may lead to your visa application being refused.
Global Opportunities provides comprehensive assistance in compiling your student visa application in order to submit this to the Australian High Commission. We have robust systems in place to ensure that all information required is checked off and reconfirmed by you. Global Opportunities only seeks to support genuine students with their study and career goals.
Once you have agreed to a University/College "Letter of Offer" obtained by Global Opportunities, we need to commence the process of obtaining an electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (e-CoE) from the University/College. The e-CoE will require the payment of a deposit in order to secure admission for the proposed course.
There are a number of different subclasses available for student visa’s, each with their own distinct visa conditions.
• Subclass 570 – Elicos
• Subclass 571 – Schools sector
• Subclass 572 – Vocational education and Training Sector
• Subclass 573 – Higher Education sector
• Subclass 574 – Higher Education research sector (includes Masters by research and Ph.D)
• Subclass 575 – Non Award
• Subclass 576 – Ausaid (Australian government sponsored visa)
• Subclass 580 – Guardian Visa (primarily for parents of school sector students).
After the Knight visa reforms, there now exists two distinct pathways in order to secure a Student Visa. The Assessment Level category and the Assessment level exempt category (Applicable to Universities belonging to the Streamlined Visa Program).
The Australian High Commission has a set of service standards (time frames) by which time they are required to make a decision on Student visa applications. For applicants from India it varies depending upon the subclass and the assessment level but can be as much as 90 days, whereas for streamlined visa processing applicants it is approximately 28 days. The reason for the difference is that the University now conducts most of the assessment of the student application.
A further reform introduced as part of the Knight reforms is the Genuineness test. Information about a prospective students “Genuineness” is available on the Immigration website at
This is very important for prospective students to understand, as great weight is placed by Universities and the Australian High Commission on whether a prospective student meets this requirements. This remains central policy to the integrity of the temporary visa regime and has significant implications on whether or not you will be granted a student visa. The highly trained staff of Global Opportunities are able to provide guidance on this.
We at Global Opportunities helps you throughout and provides you free counselling on your study abroad queries. With our 15 offices operating across India we are actually nearer to you and you can contact us for all your queries and we will provide you free assistance for your study abroad options. Global Education Fair is being organized every year where hundreds of International Universities show their presence with our education experts, counsellors and other officials like ex-visa officers, travel advisors to provide you free detailing on the courses, universities, places and numerous options for your study abroad aim.
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