You must have a valid student visa if you are an international student who wants to study in Australia.
The Australian Government issues student visas for full-time study on the understanding that you:
With a student visa, you can do some paid work while you study. There is a limit of 20 hours per week during course time. There is no limit to working hours during scheduled course breaks. Visa regulations for studying in Australia are set by the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
Contact an Australian Government office in your home country to apply for a student visa. An Australian Government office could be an Embassy, High Commission, Consulate or Consulate-General. Find out which visa to apply for using the tools at the DIAC website.
All visa applications are assessed by the Australian Government according to your:
Your country assessment level will depend on the:
Your visa subclass is based on the education sector in which you wish to study. Relevant Monash education sectors are listed in the table below.
|Visa type (sub class)||Monash equivalent|
|570 Independent ELICOS||Monash University English Language Centre|
|573 Higher Education||Monash University undergraduate and masters by coursework|
|574 Postgraduate Research||Monash University masters by research, or doctoral degree|
|575 Non-award Foundation Studies/Other||Monash Abroad|
|575 Non-Award||Monash University Foundation Year|
|576 AusAID/Defence Sponsored||AusAID sponsored scholarship students|
Bachelor degree, associate degrees, graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and masters by coursework all have the visa subclass is 573 - Higher Education.
Masters by research and doctoral degrees both have the visa subclass is 574 - Postgraduate Research.
Depending on your country of origin and/or your country assessment level you may also need evidence of: