Visa Info for Nigerian Students Going to a University in Australia

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  • 550 AUD Visa fee
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Student visa (subclass 500)

If you're a student from Nigeria, you'll need the Student visa (subclass 500) to study in Australia. This visa is made specifically for students like you who are ready to begin their study abroad adventure in Australia. Find out the best information about the process of getting the Student visa (subclass 500) to decide if studying abroad in Australia is right for you.

How much time will it take to get my visa?

Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you've been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the Australian Student visa (subclass 500). You should apply at least Unknown months before your university degree programme starts.

After you've applied, you can expect that you'll wait about 37 days for the decision.

Main steps to take for the Australian student visa

Here is what Nigerian students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in Australia:

You have to apply using the online platform. You can register for a medical exam before applying for a visa. After you apply, depending on your situation you may be asked to attend an interview, provide police certificates, provide more information, or take a medical exam (if you haven't done so already).

Nigerian students maybe have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.

You will have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The Student visa (subclass 500) from Australia is valid for up to course duration plus 2 to 3 months. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in Australia after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office.

How much will I have to pay for the student visa?

To apply for the Australian Student visa (subclass 500), you will also have to pay a fee of 550 AUD. Depending on your situation, Australian authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in Nigeria, or through a bank transfer.

Nigerian students won't need to get health insurance for the Australian visa.

If you pay your visa fee by card you'll be charged an extra 1-2% surcharge. You'll also have to pay for your medical exam, if you are called for one. You'll also need to pay for your travel costs in order to have your biometrics taken at a visa application centre abroad. Unknown AUD.

What documents will I need to get for my student visa?

When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you can support yourself during your study programme. For Australia, they require you to prove that you can cover the living costs during your entire study duration plus the cost of the tuition fees you can pay 21830 AUD/year either from an external source, or already in your bank account.

Nigerian students won't have to prove they speak English well enough to study in an international university in Australia. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around Australia.

Nigerian students will need to take a medical test before arriving in Australia.

Nigerian students won't need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in Australia.

Look at the Australia immigration website for more detailed visa information.


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