Before you can apply for your Student Visa, you must have a valid Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Universities will provide you with a CoE once your first semester fees are paid as outlined on your letter of offer.
The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs will require your CoE when you, or your agent, submit your Student Visa applicant
In November 2019, Perth received regional status from the Australian Federal Government. For international students, this means you may be eligible to stay in Western Australia for three to five years after completing undergraduate or postgraduate study.
A Post-Study Work Visa gives you the opportunity to gain more work experience in Australia and you could be eligible for skills assessments required for a Skilled Visa application.
More about post-study work visas
Before you apply for a course you’ve chosen, make sure you check the entry requirements, including English competency and your secondary school results. Also check our important dates page to see applications deadlines and orientation and semester start dates.
Most international students can apply directly for entry to an University course, but there are special arrangements for students from India, Pakistan, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe who must apply through an University authorised agent.
Before you can apply for your new student visa, you must have a valid Confirmation of Enrolment. This is a document provided by us that includes the length of time you’ll need to stay in Australia to complete your University course.
The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs will require your Confirmation of Enrolment when you submit your visa application.
To receive your Confirmation of Enrolment from us, you must:
- Accept your course offer as outlined in our email to you.
- Pay the fees specified in your offer letter, as well as your Overseas Student Health Cover. Details of amounts are also in the offer email.
- Avoid delays and make your payment online by following the instructions in this article
It’s your responsibility to ensure you maintain a valid passport and student visa for the duration of your stay in Australia.
As an international student, you must apply for a new student visa before your present visa expires.
You can find information about how to apply on the Department of Home Affairs web page. There’s also a handy checklist tool to help you understand what documentation you’ll need for your visa application.
If you’re a student visa holder, you must be enrolled full-time at any Australian Universities
A full-time study load for an International student on a student visa is 60 credit points each semester, or 4 units of study, depending on the course you’re studying.
A student visa holder is required to enrol in sufficient units to complete their course within the duration stated on their Confirmation of Enrolment, e.g. 3 years for a typical Universities Bachelor’s degree.
Approval may be granted for a reduced study load if you’re at risk of not meeting satisfactory course progress requirements, or where there are compassionate or compelling circumstances.