You must not apply for a student visa before you have accepted your offer to study at Swinburne. Student visas can only be granted for study in courses that are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

It is important to know what type of visa you will require as student visas are classified under several subclasses.

  • If you intend to study in Australia, you will need to apply for a Student visa (subclass 500).
  • If you plan to come to Australia to provide care to a student under 18 years, you can apply for a Student Guardian visa (subclass 590).
  • Depending on your circumstances, your required visa may come under another subclass. 

Visit the Department of Home Affairs to learn more about Australia student visa requirements, types, processing times and fees.

  • International student Anny Vu. Studies Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

    Applying for student visas in Australia

    Find out about applying for your student visa. You must have accepted your offer to study with us and paid your deposit before you submit an Australian student visa application.

  • International student Minura Gamage. Studies Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems) (Honours)

    Renewing your student visa

    If your current student visa is due to expire and you plan to extend your current course, you will need to renew your student visa before it expires.

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    Overseas Student Health Cover in Australia

    All international students on a student visa must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). This cover provides medical and hospital insurance.

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    Attendance requirements

    Find out the attendance requirements you must meet to fulfil the obligations of your student visa, and how to get help if you’re falling behind.