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Moving to Australia to study

If you’re coming to Australia to study, you need private health insurance to meet your student visa requirements.

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If you’re going to be studying in Australia as an overseas student at a university or TAFE, you’ll need to apply for a student visa (subclass 500). This visa allows you to study and live in Australia for the duration of your education.

When you finish your studies, you can look to move to another visa if you wish to work in Australia or complete your postgraduate studies.

You’ll need Overseas Student Health Cover before you can apply for your student visa.

World-class education and experience

Australia is a popular destination thanks to its world-class schools, laid-back culture and opportunity to gain work experience while you study.

A rich diversity and culture

Australia is rich in culture, natural beauty, unique animals and pristine beaches and is consistently rated one of the safest countries in the world.

Plenty of career opportunities after you graduate

If you want to stay in Australia after you’ve completed your studies to start your career or find your dream job, you can apply for a 485 Graduate Visa and start working.

World-class education and experience

Australia is a popular destination thanks to its world-class schools, laid-back culture and opportunity to gain work experience while you study.

A rich diversity and culture

Australia is rich in culture, natural beauty, unique animals and pristine beaches and is consistently rated one of the safest countries in the world.

Plenty of career opportunities after you graduate

If you want to stay in Australia after you’ve completed your studies to start your career or find your dream job, you can apply for a 485 Graduate Visa and start working.

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