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Australian study visa guide for Pakistani students

Work Restrictions Are Re- Introduced For Australian Study Visa Holders

Australian government has re-introduced the part time work restriction schedule for international students studying in Australia. According to updated information from 1st July 2023 to onward, international students can work in Australia for 48 hrs/ fortnight. It should be clear that students were allowed to work for unlimited hours before and will continue to 30th June 2023. Though this work time is not fixed and student can decide and manage their working hours accordingly, but they have to manage the followings

  • Maintain their course enrollment

  • Satisfactory attendance in classes

  • Acceptable/ satisfied course progress

Student’s negligence in maintaining the attendance and progress of enrolled study program in Australia will lead to breach of their visa conditions.

Student Visa For Australia For Pakistani Students 

For international students, Australia is one of the most prominent and suitable places to study. In fact, it has one of the largest and fastest-growing international student populations in the world. If you want to study in Australia, you'll need an Australian student visa. It lets you live in Australia while you study, work part-time and attend a university. 

Australian student Visa (Subclass 500)

Pakistani students who want to pursue their degree in Australia have to apply for Subclass 500 student visa. With this visa students can participate in any eligible course program and work for part time with maintaining their studies.


Subclass 500 Student Visa


3-5 years (depend on degree program)



Processing time

9 days- 1 year


Benefits Of Australian Study Visa Subclass 500

With this visa you can participate in a desire study program

  • Travel in and out of Australia

  • Can work part time in Australia for 48 hrs/ fortnight from 1st July 2023

How long you can stay?

Students with this visa can stay up to 5 years in Australia (depending on the duration of study program this time may be variable form 3-5 years)

Include Family Member

  • You can include a family member as your partner, or

  • Your partner's dependent child who is unmarried and has not turned 18 years of age.

Australia Study Visa Embassy Fees

Pakistani applicant applying for Australian study visa has to pay 650 AUD that is equal to 1, 23,000 pkr.

Austrlian Study Visa Processing Time

It may takes 9 days to 12 months for Visa of any higher education institute study program

Visa Labelling

Visa will be attached to the student’s passport

Eligibility Criteria To Apply For Australian Study Visa

Enrollment in a Course program

Must be enrolled in a study program in Australian university and provide a proof of acceptance from the university

Medical Test

The students may also be required provide a medical certificate demonstrating the applicant is in good health (It applies to students who have taken admission in medicine related courses such doctor, dentist, nurse). The applicant will be asked to book an appointment for checkup with a doctor or radiologist which has Australian Immigration Office approval.

Must meet the English language requirements

Applicant have to meet the certain English language scores

Language Test

Required Score








Adequate health insurance

You have to provide adequate health insurance by taking OSHC, you can get it from an approved provider and pay for the policy. All international students except Norwegian and Belgian nationals need to purchase an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The amount of this health insurance coverage depends on the duration of your stay and also your insurance provider. You can buy insurance coverage from the university you have enrolled in or from any of the registered insurance providers of Australia such as:

  • Australian Health Management

  • BUPA Australia

  • Medibank Private

  • Allianz Global Assistance


Money to stay in Australia

Students must have enough money to stay in Australia for certain time period. He/ She must have to show a proof of parent’s annual income of at least AUD 62,222 in the last year before applying for visa. 

Genuine Student Requirement

GTE is not required for Australian study visa

The new Genuine Student (GS) requirement for student visa applications replaces the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement.  Proof will be required in order to help the Department of Home Affairs confirm that applications are being received from genuine students.

Research students

If you are applying for research degree program (postgraduate) then you must have a research plan/ topic

Application Process For Australian Study Visa

Student have to follow the described steps for successful Australian visa application

  • Apply for visa as early as you can, minimum 8 weeks before the start of a study program

  • Gather documents: documents enlisted above must be gathered, you can also check the list of required documents for Australian study visa online

  • Submit an online visa application with required documents (without documents your visa application may not be processed)

Australia Student Visa Interview Questions 

Of course, in order to obtain an Australian student visa successfully, you must first complete the visa application process and must also go through a complete interview process. It is really essential that your visa interview goes well so you can show that you are a serious and eligible candidate for the student visa.

Tips On Attending An Australian Student Visa Interview

We have listed some interview tips below for the students appearing in an Australian student visa interview. We hope that these interview tips will bring out the best of you:

  • Don’t Be Late: Be sure to arrive a few minutes early so you can clear your mind for your interview and catch your breath. Being late could show a lack of respect for the interviewer’s time and could negatively impact your visa application.

  • Greeting is important: Greeting is an important social gesture that represents your positivity and respect towards the interviewer. If you want to make a good first impression and want your student visa accepted, greet the case officers whenever you meet them.

  • Dress Appropriately: Dress professionally for your interview. This will show that you are taking the process seriously. You should wear what makes you feel good about yourself. Choose an outfit that gives the impression of confidence. Keep in mind that simplicity is best in such situations, so don’t overdo it.

  • Take Important Documents with You: Make sure you have all the necessary documents, such as your acceptance letter, financial documents, and health insurance, organized and ready to present. It demonstrates that you meet the visa requirements, fulfill legal obligations and you are well-prepared for the interview. You should also be familiar with your course of study and why you chose to study in Australia.

  • Be Honest: Answer honestly and in accordance with the evidence you provide. Answer all questions truthfully and accurately. When responding, be sure to be precise, concise, and comprehensive. If you are caught in a lie or providing false information, it could negatively impact your visa application.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 - How much money is required for Australian study visa?

Australian study visa application fee is AUD 650, and a student have to show a bank balance of amount AUD 62,222

2 - Is it easy to get Australian study visa?

It all depends on the document’s provision, if you attached all the required documents with the visa application form then it is easy to get Australian study visa.

3 - How much a student can earn as part time worker in Australia?

Australian government pay 20AUD for an hour in Australia and students are allowed to work 48 hrs/ 2 weeks.

4 - Is IELTS require for an Australian study visa?

Yes, English language score is the basic requirement of Australian study visa. Minimum 5.5 bands are required for Australian study visa.

5 - Can I study in Australia without IELTS?

Yes, students can submit alternate of IELTS test scores like PTE or TOEFL, if they are not interested for IELTS.

6 -How can I get Australian study visa from Pakistan?

For Australian study visa from Pakistan, students have to fulfill the basic requirements like GTE, English language test scores, health insurance and university’s acceptance letter etc.

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