No, our services are totally free.
In My OzStudy family we accompany you in the process, we support you unconditionally and we encourage you to fulfill your life project by providing you with the necessary tools to do so. These services are free for our students.
The agency has more than 100 educational providers who provide us with financial support. Additionally, if you decide to do your school registration process, you will pay the same as if you do it directly with the school. However, you could pay less since every month we have promotions to which you can access.
With My OzStudy have the confidence that our team will guide you in every step of this process.
If you want to have as your goal studying in Australia and decide to live in this beautiful multicultural country with beautiful landscapes, we can guide you in choosing your school, in collecting the necessary documents for the application of your visa and we also provide you with support during your stay in Australia.
The first step in applying for a student visa is to verify the requirements online and gather documentation and translations, then an online visa application is submitted.
If you want to see the step by step in more detail, we invite you to consult the student visa process.
It is a very common question for anyone who wants to come to Australia and have the experience of studying and working in Australia. However, there is no exact amount since the cost will depend on different factors such as the course you want to study, the school you choose, the duration of the course and even the city of your choice. We invite you to contact us so that we can provide you with the different options you have!
In Australia you have different study options, from English courses to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. One of the most common courses is vocational courses which are the equivalent of technical studies that can also help you achieve professional goals.
It is very important that you take into account that one of the recommendations that we make the most is that you dedicate an important time to improve your level of English since it is a tool that will open many doors in the Educational field to have access to different areas of study, in the professional field to have better job opportunities in Australia and in your country and in the immigration field since, having a level of English higher than intermediate and advanced, is one of the main requirements in most of the immigration options in Australia.
This is undoubtedly a crucial question for many. You should know that when most think of Australia they bring Sydney to mind with the enigmatic Opera House. However, Australia has many cities that attract for the multicultural experience they have and many kilometers of desert, forest, lakes, rivers and beaches to escape from the city. Each of these sites with different lifestyles that are the perfect option for you.
Our advisors can guide you in this decision by talking to you about each city. We invite you to contact us so that we can provide you with the different options you have!
The ideal visa to study for a long period in Australia is the student visa (visa 500). However, also with other visas you can study a maximum of 3 months, these are: tourist visa and Work and Holiday visa.
You must take into account that only with the student visa you are allowed to work 20 hours per week and that the country you come from will always depend on the access you have to each of the visas that Australia offers.
The required documentation can vary significantly. The ‘Step by Step’ section of the student visa website provides guidance on what documents to collect and how to apply.
Note that some of the requirements in the list of supporting documents only apply to minor students, family members, special categories, and research students. The Department may request additional documentation.
For more information see the list of supporting documents.
At a minimum, all students applying for a visa outside of Australia will be required to provide:
– Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE)
– Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
– Biographical page of the passport
– Statement from the GTE (Genuine Temporary Entry) and supporting evidence (generally includes employment, educational and financial evidence).
Some students will need:
– Evidence of financial solvency and access to funds.
– Evidence of command of English.
– Evidence of adequate provisions for the welfare of the minor in Australia, parental consent and documentation of – custody (for applicants under 18 years)
– Form 956 or 956A
– Medical exams
– Evidence of relationship (if applicable with members of your family).
The Genuine Temporary Entry (GTE) requirement is used to ensure that the student visa program is used as intended. It consists of writing a letter where you explain the reasons why you want to study in Australia, why you have chosen the course you will study and how it will be useful in developing your professional profile in your country of origin, because you have chosen to study it in Australia and not in your country. Australia is a country that carefully studies each case and seeks that the applicants of any visa are genuine applicants.
To be eligible for a student visa, applicants must meet the GTE requirement. For more information, see the list of supporting documents.
If you want to know what you should include in your GTE statement, we invite you to consult the Immigration website to obtain information about what information you should include in the GTE statement.
As part of the requirements in the student visa application, the immigration department requests that the applicant have the necessary funds to support himself and his dependents during the total period of stay in Australia. If the document checklist indicates that evidence of financial capacity must be provided, the applicant must attach this evidence at the time of applying for their visa. If this list does not ask for evidence to be provided at the time of applying for your visa, the applicant should know that there is a possibility that the immigration department may request additional information while it is processing your application, among this information you can request the solvency financial To access the checklist please refer to the list of supporting documents.
If you demonstrate sufficient funds in a money deposit, you need access to sufficient funds to cover your travel to and from Australia, tuition and visa costs for 12 months. If you have family members accompanying you, you must also have sufficient funds for your living expenses and for tuition for school-age children. If you intend to stay less than 12 months, you need the amount proportional to the time of your stay.
AUD 2000 per person
AUD 21041 per student
AUD 7362 per spouse
AUD 3,152 for each of the dependent minors (in addition to education expenses)
Acceptable forms as evidence of financial capacity are:
Deposit (s) of money with a financial institution
Loan with a financial institution
Scholarship or financial support
The person (s) who will be your sponsors are people who will help you financially and can only be parents and a partner. The Department of Immigration takes into account your relationship with your sponsor, your financial circumstances and assesses the possibility that you can actually access the funds during your stay in Australia.
Roughly the monthly cost of living in Australia is between $ 2,000 AUD and $ 2,840 AUD. However, it may all depend on your type of visa, the city you choose to live in and how to organize your day to day.
You can include your family members when you submit your visa application.
For a student visa, a family member is:
– Your partner, or
– Your dependent child or that of your partner, who is not married and / or has not reached the age of 18.
Family members applying for the visa must meet the visa requirements, which include:
– Medical insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover)
– Genuine access to sufficient funds
– Education arrangements (for school-age minors)
– Genuine family relationship (birth certificate, marriage certificate or evidence of a de facto cohabitation).
You must declare your family members on your student visa application, even if they do not plan to travel with you to Australia. If you do not declare them, your family members will not be eligible for a student visa to join you in Australia. Declared family members can apply for a visa as subsequent applicants (at a later time, separate from their application) on ImmiAccount
Of course! You can work in Australia as long as you have a valid visa and that it allows it. The student visa is one of them, where you are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the school period and up to 40 hours per week during the vacation period!
Australia has a very low unemployment rate (6.8% – November 2020) so it will not be difficult to find work. Just remember that to find you have to search and one of the main recommendations is to have all the attitude and energy when applying for a job.
At the moment there is no vaccine that is mandatory in Australia unless you have been to countries or areas with a high risk of yellow fever. The Australian Health Department has a list of countries based on the WHO list of endemic countries and based on this list you can guide yourself to know if you need to demonstrate that you have the yellow fever vaccine.
These countries are:
• Burkina Faso
• Central African Republic
• Democratic Republic of Congo
• Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
• Equatorial Guinea
• Sierra Leone
• South Sudan
South America and Central America
• Argentina – Provinces of Misiones and Corrientes
• Ecuador excluding Galapagos Island
• French Guiana
Any time you want to travel is the best option! Australia has different seasons as you can find rainforests in the north, snow-capped mountains in the southeast and huge deserts in the center.
Just make sure of the climate of the state you want to get to, as it will depend on that choice. Keep in mind that the further north you go, the higher the temperature will be.
In Australia the plugs and sockets are Type I, this plug has two flat V-shaped pins and a grounding pin. If you live in Argentina, China, Uruguay and some Pacific islands, you can use the same plugs that you have at home. Otherwise, you will need a travel adapter.
The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electrical appliances in Australia, if the standard voltage in your home country is between 220 – 240 V (such as the UK, Europe, Australia and the most of Asia and Africa). If the standard voltage in your home country is in the range of 100 – 127 V (such as the US, Canada and most South American countries), you will need a voltage converter in Australia.
If your account has a credit and debit account in your country, you can use it in Australia. However, it is important that prior to your trip, request authorization for your bank to enable the option of using it abroad. Likewise, it is important that you take into account that there may be extra charges for currency exchange. Always ask the bank of your choice what are the international conditions and rates for the use of these cards, as well as the contact details because you will surely need them for any questions once you are in Australia.
You should also know that you can open a bank account in Australia and that it is a very simple process. You only need your passport, an
Australian phone number, a local postal address where you can send your debit card and sometimes you will also need your CoE (School Enrollment Confirmation Letter)
If you are part of the My OzStudy family, we offer you to accompany you to open your bank account in Australia.
Surely at some point in your experience in Australia you may have the need to transfer money from your Australian account abroad or from abroad to your Australian account. You should know that if you need it, you can opt for applications like Tranferwise. Just remember that before doing so, you should check the current exchange rates and the fees charged by your bank.
Around Australia you can find different companies that offer this service. The most common are Amaysim, Vodafone, Optus, Telestra and Leabra. All these companies have a prepayment option and an option for you to contract a plan. Vodafone and Optus are companies that are used the most by students. Telestra is the one with the best coverage however it is the most expensive.
There are many places where you can buy your SIM card. The costs can range from $ 10 AUD to $ 60 AUD, depending on the option you choose, as well as the company.
You can continue using the SIM of your country for applications such as whats pp. However, for calls within Australia you will need an Australian number.
As of March 20, 2020, the Australian government implemented travel restrictions that prevent travelers from entering Australia, with some exemptions.
The Immigration Department has restarted visa processing for students outside of Australia in anticipation of the opening of the borders. However, it does not mean that there is already an official border opening date.
Visa processing time depends on several factors, including COVID-19 preventions. Student visa holders will only be able to enter Australia when Australia’s border restrictions are relaxed. This will happen when it is safe to do so, and there is currently no set date or time frame. Visit our website for more information: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/student-visa
Refunds are only granted in very limited circumstances. Even if you are not eligible for a refund, you may be eligible for the Visa Application Charge (VAC) waiver for a new student visa.
An exemption from paying the VAC will be given to those students who satisfy all of the following requirements:
– Have had a valid student visa on or after February 1, 2020;
– Make an online visa application after 05 August 2020;
– The student was unable to finish their studies within the validity period of their original visa due to COVID-19; and
– The student includes a Form 1545 COVID-19 Impacted Student (PDF – 228 KB) signed by their school when making their request.
Visit the website for more information: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/student-visa.
Australian visas cannot be extended. If you plan to visit Australia beyond the expiration date of your visa, you will need to apply for a new visa. The Australian government is considering measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on international visitors and students.
The Australian government is considering measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on international visitors and students. Make sure to stay in touch with your school and consider all the options available. You can also consult the page https://www.australia.gov.au/
Additionally, go to the travel restrictions section on the website for updated information.
If you wish to stay in Australia beyond the expiration date of your current visa, you will need to apply for a new visa. For more information regarding stays in Australia beyond the expiration date of your visa, see here.