Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some of the frequently asked questions that might help you as they have helped many other people with similar problems as yours

I have submitted my application, how long will it take to process?

Once the Application is submitted, Our team will recheck and verify all the documents and submit it to the Institute on your behalf. This process will take around 3-5 days. Once approved by the Institute, we will send you the offer letter.

How can I edit my profile details?

In your dashboard, you can edit the profile through the profile settings. And also edit / replace your documents.

How can I cancel my submitted application?

You can cancel your application by going to “My Applications” tab and tap on cancel button.

I have received my offer letter, what should I do next?

Once you receive your COE letter, We will help you with your Visa Processing . Our Customer Representative will ask you to submit for few more documents which will be required to process your Visa.

How safe are my profile details and documents?

We take care of your educational documents with utmost care. All your details are secured with us. We don’t ask for any extra documents but only necessary documents required to process your Application.

How can I pay for my Application?

Once all your documents are verified by our team, we submit all your documents and apply for admission on your behalf to the Institute you have applied. Kindly make payment if you are notified by our team to make your application successful.

How can I reach out for more help?

You can always reach out to us through our Toll free number or through our email. We strive 24*7 to provide you guidance in a best manner. Our customer service representative  would contact you to help you.

How much should I pay for my Application?

You will be notified to pay the first installment to receive your COE offer letter. This first installment amount will be the Admission fee plus First-semester Tuition fee.

Is working allowed in this student Visa?

You will be allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight. In case of Master by research and PhD, the visa holder has unrestricted work rights.

What kind of jobs can I get during my studies?

You are allowed to do any kind of legal or legit job. There is no restriction for job kind subject to the satisfaction of licensing or registration conditions in certain occupations.

If my application is denied, can I apply again? OR it will affect me in any way?

You will definitely be able to apply for other Universities but please discuss with our Customer Service representatives who are expert Education Advisors will find a best suitable way for successful application.

How should I submit my documents?

Kindly upload all your educational documents as requested in our StudyWise App under each specified category. All your documents will be very securely maintained for admission purposes.

How much is it going to cost?

It depends upon your selected education provider fee and initial payment to secure CoE. Sometimes providers offer CoE at the amount of as low as AUD 2000 only.

How many bands do I require?

For visa application, you need overall 5.5 bands in IELTS or equal in other acceptable English proficiency tests. For admission, you need 6 overall in IELTS academics and not less than 5.5 bands in each segment. You may need more in case of medical or law field. If you have less than these band, please contact us and we can suggest a pathway.

Is working allowed on this Visa?

Yes, you are allowed to do legit work in Australia while holding student visa subject to visa conditions.

What kind of facilities do I get on this Visa?

We will guide you throughout your admission and Visa process.

Is accommodation granted? Do I have to pay the hostel rent? What would the rent be if I must pay?

You are responsible for managing the accommodation. Certain education providers, offer hostel facility at additional cost.

If the environment of the university or course does not suit me, can I switch both (University/Course) or do I have to come back to my current citizenship country?

If you are not satisfied or struggling with your course. Education providers have counsellor to assist you. We can also guide you to resolve the issue.

Can I take my family with me afterwards on recommendation of mine?

You can invite your family members but their application will be decided on their own merits.

Will it cause any issues if I take a loan for my studies?

You must have accessible funds and source of funds.

What is the total processing time?

In general, it may take 4-6 weeks. It may take longer than expected at times for visa application. You can seek help from the department of home affairs website to see processing time.

What are the documents required for "Student Visa"?

You are required to provide:
English proficiency
ID card
Evidence for Financial Capacity etc.

Is there any medical exam or police report required to apply for student Visa?

Yes, you will need to go under health examination.

How long should an SOP be?

The length of an SOP varies depending on your information and views. On average, a good SOP should be 3 pages or up to 2000 words long.

What I should include in an SOP?

You should include the following things in an SOP:

  • Personal Background
  • Financial Background
  • Academic Information
  • Professional Experience
  • Your aims and objectives
  • Reason for choosing a particular field of study
  • Reason ‌you wish to study at a particular university

What I should not include in an SOP?

You should not include your controversial circumstances. Don’t lie or forge achievements on your SOP.

Is an SOP important for an Australian Study Visa?

Yes! An SOP is required of students by the Australian Immigration Committee. Your SOP decides your admission process most of the time.

Does StudyWise provide an SOP?

We advise ‌students to write their own SOP. But if you are confused, we can provide you guidance on how to write an SOP. Our professional writers can also write an SOP for you from the information that you will provide.

Can I get PR in Australia after my studies?

Following your studies, you can apply for a student visa through the following pathways:

  • Post Study work visa
  • General Skilled Migration
  • Employer-Sponsored visa

Which Degree is best for PR in Australia?

For a PR visa in Australia, the following degrees are best:

  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Medical
  • Computer and Information Technology (IT)
  • Education and Teaching
  • Automotive
  • Trade qualification
  • Dentistry
  • Hospitality


    Which state in Australia is easy to get PR?

    In Australia, the easiest states to obtain PR are:

    • Tasmania
    • South Australia
    • New South Wales

    How long does it take to get PR in Australia for international students?

    In Australia, the average wait time for permanent residency is 8 to 12 months, according to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Your visa category has a major impact on how long it takes for your visa to be processed.

    How many years of PR I can have in Australia?

    PR visas for Australia have a five-year validity period. You can apply for citizenship after four years in Australia on an Australia PR visa.

    How many intakes are in Australia?

    In Australia, there are usually two intakes per year, namely July intake and February intake, with a few universities offering multiple intakes in September and November.

    Is July Intake good for Australia?

    Most international students enroll for the July intake, but the February intake is equally good for some programs.

    Is September Intake available in Australia?

    The main 2 intakes in Australia are February and July. But a few universities start the application process a bit early. Thus, candidates can start applying in the months of September and November.

    How long do Australian Universities take to respond to applications?

    It takes four to six weeks for an application to be accepted. Until then, start planning your finances and start researching scholarships in Australia.

    Do I have to prove my English proficiency?

    Yes! To get a study visa for Australia, all international students have to prove their English proficiency.

    How can I prove my English proficiency?

    Take one of the following Exams Accepted as Proof of English Proficiency

    1. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    2. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Test.
    3. TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language.
    4. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)

    Which is the best English test for an Australian study visa?

    IELTS. The international English language testing system (IELTS) is one of the most popular English language proficiency tests for higher education and global migration, with millions of tests taken every year.

    Which English test is the easiest?

    IELTS and TOEFL both test basic English proficiency tests. IELTS is considered to be easier than TOEFL by most of the test takers. Many students believe that the IELTS reading section is easier than TOEFL’s reading section.

    How long is IELTS valid for a student visa in Australia?

    Australian immigration rules say that IELTS is valid for three years from the date of the test.

    What is a temporary graduate visa (Subclass 485) in Australia?

    A 485 visa is a temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after they have finished their studies.

    How long is a temporary graduate visa valid in Australia?

    This visa is usually valid for up to 18 months. Temporarily increased to 24 months for visas granted on 1 December 2021.

    How long does it take to get a 485 visa?

    Subclass 485 visas are currently taking 2-3 months to process for a complete application.

    What are the documents required for a 485 visa?

    The documents required are:

    • Essential Forms. Application Form 
    • Identification Documents
    • 2 recent passport-sized photographs
    • Evidence of Skills and Qualifications
    • Health and Character certificates

    Can you apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa 485 twice?

    You cannot apply for the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa twice. Only 485 visa holders from Hong Kong are eligible for a five-year extension on their current visa in addition to the time they have already spent in Australia.

    What is the best place in Australia to study?

    Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and the Gold Coast are a few of  Australia’s finest student cities.

    If I don't like my course or institution in Australia, can I change it?

    Yes, you can. Although there are strict conditions and steps set by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that you will need to fulfill and follow.

    What are the various study levels that we can apply to in Australia?

    Undergraduate, postgraduate, and research courses are all available to students. They can also apply for package courses that include both a certificate and a diploma.

    What is the age limit for a student visa in Australia?

    There is no established age limit for student visa requirements in Australia. There are no limitations for those who wish to apply. However, there are some restrictions if you are under the age of 18.

    Can I study in Australia on a scholarship?

    International students have access to excellent scholarship possibilities at Australian universities. These opportunities may help you save money on your tuition.

    How many years does it take to become a nurse in Australia?

    The Bachelor of Nursing is 3 years long, full-time under the standard study plan. By fast-tracking, you can complete the degree in 2 years, including clinical placements.

    Is nursing difficult in Australia?

    Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers you can pursue, both professionally and personally. Nursing is one of the most exciting and challenging occupations due to the constant advancement in technology. But it’s not too difficult or impossible  

    What is the fee for nursing in Australia?

    Nursing fees per semester are around $17,000 AUD. The cost per year is around $35,000 AUD. It comes to around $120,000 AUD for the whole 3.5-year nursing degree.

    Do nurses get paid well in Australia?

    The average registered nurse salary in Australia is $79,492 per year or $40.77 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $75,875 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $97,520 per year.

    Do nurses get PR in Australia?

    Australia offers a range of temporary and permanent visa options for skilled nurses who have local or international qualifications, language skills, and relevant work experience.

    How much money is necessary for a student visa in Australia?

    The amount must show that you have enough money for living expenses and it should be more than AUD $20,290. 

    In Australia, how much does student health insurance cost?

    OSHC costs vary depending on the type of coverage needed. The cheapest minimal cover is AUD$478 for one year of student coverage. To learn more about it, contact team StudyWise

    Can I bring my family to Australia on a student visa?

    During your initial student visa application, you can apply to bring your family to Australia, or after your course begins, you can apply to have them join you. Even if you do not plan to travel with your immediate family members to Australia, you must declare them on your visa application.

    What happens if I work more than 20 hours in Australia?

    If an international student works more than the Australian restrictions allow, their visa may be cancelled.

    Is it easy to get a part-time job in Australia?

    A part-time job is easy to find in Australia. Not only that, but the Australian student visa will allow you to work for 20 hours a week. And the amount you get paid will be enough to cover the cost of your accommodation, food, and transport.


    What is the cost of a Ph.D. program in Australia?

    As a Ph.D. student in Australia, you may not have to pay your total international fees. Various funding sources, including university scholarships and government incentives, are readily available. 

    How much does a Ph.D. holder earn in Australia?

    Ph.D. salaries in Australia average $84,176 per year or $43.17 per hour. Most experienced workers make up to $110,162 per year, while entry-level jobs start at $44,396.

    How many years does a Ph.D. take in Australia?

    Among the Australian Qualifications Framework, the Ph.D. is the highest research award. The Ph.D. is usually three years full-time or six years part-time.

    Can Ph.D. students work full time in Australia?

    While studying for a full research degree (master by research or Ph.D. ), students are allowed to work unlimited hours. Students can only begin working once their courses have begun.

    How much GPA is required for Ph.D. in Australia?

    To be admitted to the Ph.D. program, you must hold an upper second class honors degree (in the Australian system) or an equivalent degree if you are an international applicant. The US system equates to a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5/4.

    What is a genuine temporary entrant (GTE)?

    Applicants for a student visa must provide a genuine temporary entrant (GTE) assessment to prove that they are coming to Australia for quality education and not to gain residency.

    Is GTE mandatory?

    A student whose only intention is to study a full-time course in Australia must fulfill the GTE requirement.

    How long does it take to approve GTE in Australia?

    It may take up to five working days for your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) questionnaire to be assessed. Upon completion, you or your nominated Education Agent will be contacted.

    What is the next step after GTE?

    As soon as the university/college approves your GTE, you must pay tuition fees and other fees, as stated in your offer letter. At this point, you must also obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Education.

    Is GTE the same as SOP?

    Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Statements are broad versions of Statements of Purpose (SOP). Both documents serve as a written declaration of intent to study in Australia.

    What courses are available at Australian universities?

    University courses in Australia include Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. programs, as well as many online courses. Our team can help you decide what is best for you. 

    How should I choose a course?

    When it comes to choosing a university, there are lots of factors to consider. Ranking, cost, location, entry requirements, etc. In order to help you along the way, please contact StudyWise We would be happy to share our experience and help guide you.

    What is the style of teaching in Australia?

    Australia’s educational system differs from that of many other nations, in that students are encouraged to form a learning strategy rather than just retain information.

    You are expected to study independently for all degrees, which means you must spend time in the library and online reading about the subject you are studying. You will be required to analyze and critically assess your findings rather than just report what you have discovered.

    Could I still get admission to Australia if I have a gap year (s)?

    Yes, you can, but there is a limit to an acceptable gap. Also, you will need a reason to justify your gap year (s). The justification can be a job, an internship, or any extracurricular activity. The gap activity you did must be documented. Also, it may be best to check with the universities you are interested in how they feel about gap year (s) as well.

    What is CRICOS?

    CRICOS stands for The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Each program that you will study in Australia has a CRICOS Code, which indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas. Every program in Australia that is open to international students will have a CRICOS code.

    What areas in Australia are regional?

    According to the Australian Department of Home Affairs, all of Australia outside of the Australian Capital Territory, Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast, Wollongong, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, and Perth are considered to be regional Australia.

    What is it like to live in regional Australia?

    Regional Australia is safer and more relaxed than major cities, with locals being very friendly and talkative. You might like regional Australia if you want a slower pace, cleaner air, and a lower cost of living!

    Which regional area is best for PR in Australia?

    In Australia, Tasmania is the best region for PR. Alternatively, you can consider New South Wales and South Australia. To study and work in Australia, New South Wales is the best option.

    Is Perth considered regional Australia?

    Perth is classified as a regional area. Regional areas also include Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Lake Macquarie, Illawarra, Geelong, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Hobart, and Canberra.

    What are the best Universities in regional Australia for international students?

    Some of the best Universities in regional Australia for international students are as follows:

    • The University of Queensland
    • University of Western Australia
    • The University of Adelaide
    • The University of Tasmania
    • Griffith University