8 Tips to Improve Your Student Visa Application

Applying for a Student Visa can seem tricky if you’re unsure of the process. We’ve applied for thousands of Student Visas and have come across some simple, yet critical steps that can increase the chances of a Student Visa being approved.


Always Provide Complete and Accurate Information on the Student Visa Application Form


In general, the student visa subc;ass 500 Application is submitted online using the Form 157A. The Application requires in-depth and detailed information, including personal details of all Applicants, family members, education history, employment history, and travel history, just to name a few. It is crucial that you provide all information as accurately as possible.


Here are some tips to keep in mind when filling-in the Application Form:


  1. Ensure all Passport information and National ID Card information is correct for all Applicants
  2. Provide a Residential Address and Contact Information for your Home Country
  3. Provide All Academic and Employment History (including in Australia) for the Primary Applicant
  4. Provide All Travel Information for All Applicants over 18
  5. Provide Details and Explanations for Any Character and Health Questions


Do Not:

  1. Provide false or incorrect information
  2. Forget to list any family members, especially those who you will wish to add to your visa now or in the future
  3. List insufficient finances
  4. Forget to review the Application Draft before submitting.


Write a Convincing Genuine Temporary Entrant (“GTE”) Statement


The GTE Statement is arguably one of the most important aspects of your Student Visa Application. The Student Visa is a Temporary Visa, meaning that at the time you apply for it, your intentions to stay in Australia should be temporary in nature. Immigration want to see that you are not trying to use a Student Visa to remain in the country or gain residency, but that you genuinely want to study in Australia to take advantage of the great education system here.


To write a great GTE Statement:


  1. Your homework on the Course, the Education Provider and the Location where you’ll be studying
  2. Show a genuine interest in the course and subject matter
  3. Relate the course to your previous education and/or work experience OR show Good reason for changing careers
  4. Emphasise your personal and social ties to your home country
  5. Your research on the employment opportunities relating to your course in your home country


Do Not:

  1. Mention any intention to apply for additional visas or Permanent Residence at the end of your course (such as Graduate, Skilled Work or Partner Visa)
  2. Mention your intention to seek out employment in Australia after your course finishes
  3. Discuss poor economic, political or employment circumstances in your home country
  4. Provide false information


Use a Trusted and Experienced Education/Migration Agency

When considering applying for a student visa or any other visa, it is wise to consult a Immigration Agent Adelaide. Immigration Policy changes frequently and there are several nuances to an Application that require a trained and experienced eye. If you have any questions or need any assistance, one of our Registered Migration Agents is happy to assist.