Student Visas

ELICOS Sector Visa (570)

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).​

You might be able to get this visa if you are enrolled as a student in a registered English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

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Schools Sector Visa (571)

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time school course.​

You might be able to get this visa if you are:

  • enrolled as a student at a primary or secondary school
  • participating in a secondary school exchange program.

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Vocational Education & Training Sector Visa (572)

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time vocational education and training course.​

Streamlined visa processing – for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating education provider. You may be eligible for streamlined visa processing if your main course of study is an Advanced Diploma level course.

You might be able to get this visa if you are:

  • enrolled as a student in a registered vocational education and training course
  • enrolled as a student in a registered course for the award of advanced diploma.

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Higher Education Visa (573)

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time higher education course.​

Streamlined visa processing – for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating education provider. You may be eligible for streamlined visa processing if your main course of study is a Advanced diploma, Bachelor degree or a Masters by coursework.

You might be able to get this visa if you are enrolled as a student in a registered course for the award of:

  • a bachelor or associate degree
  • a graduate certificate or graduate diploma
  • a masters degree by coursework
  • a higher education diploma or advanced diploma.

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Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (574)

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to do postgraduate research.​

Streamlined visa processing – for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating university. You may be eligible for streamlined visa processing if your main course of study is a Masters degree by research or a Doctoral degree.

You might be able to get this visa if you are enrolled as a student in a registered course for the award of:

  • a masters degree by research
  • a doctoral degree.

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