Applying for a Visa

If you wish to study in Australia for 12 weeks or more, you must first obtain a student visa.

Applying for a Visa

Before applying for a student visa, you must first apply to study at USQ. Before you lodge your student visa application, you must be able to show proof of:

  • Confirmation of enrolment, and
  • Overseas Student Health Cover.

To be eligible for a visa, you must be accepted for full time study at USQ, and you must provide evidence that satisfies the Australian Government assessment factors including:

  • your ability to pay for your program
  • your level of English language skills
  • general requirements, for example good character and health, and no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia, and
  • the likelihood that you will comply with the conditions of your visa, and other matters relevant to assessing your application.

Access the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for information on how to apply for a student visa, as this process may be different depending on the country where you live. While you can apply for a visa yourself using this website, one of our USQ representatives can also help you with this application.

You are now able to apply for your visa online via the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection student visa online applications web page. Before you commence your application please read the tips for lodging your student visa application (PDF* 89 KB).

The process in applying and receiving a visa can take up to three months, depending on your location. It is your responsibility to apply for a student visa, and make sure that your visa and passport remains valid at all times during your stay in Australia.

Complying with your student visa

If you are granted a student visa, it is important that you meet the conditions of your visa while studying at USQ, therefore you must:

  • study full-time
  • attend your classes
  • have satisfactory academic progression, and 
  • have current Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

A detailed list of visa compliance is available at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.