Dream International students can apply for their Australian Student Visa online. This is the same application for all foreign students. All applicants will first need to obtain a Certificate of Enrollment (COE), which confirms that they have been accepted into the course. Not all study courses are eligible. To support a student visa application, the course must be registered under the Commonwealth of Institutions of Courses (CRICOS). COE is an online code that applicants will need to provide on the online student visa application form.
In addition to having a COE, and completing a visa application form, applicants are required to meet the following Australia Study Visa requirements: Proof of English proficiency. There are many tests that applicants can take: IELTS, TOEFL it, Pearson Test of English (PTE), and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE). Health needs some students may be asked to undergo a medical or radiological check-up to show that they are in good health. With the exception of Norway and Belgium, all dream international students must obtain the Overseas Student Health Corps (OSCH).
Most applications will take about months to process. If your student visa is approved, you can enter Australia up to days before the start of your classes. Once in Australia, you will need to provide your educational provider with your residential address. Be sure to carefully check each step and requirement and consult the Australian Embassy if you have any doubts or questions about this process. If you only need to stay in Australia for a short time, check if you are eligible to apply for the Australian ETA or Visitor.