Step 4: Submit your visa application - Section contents

Once you've received your Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), you will need to apply for an Australian student visa. Your visa is necessary to study in Australia as an international student.

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Apply for your student visa

You can apply for your student visa through the Department of Home Affairs website.

Apply for your student visa

Visa application processing times can vary. Visit the Home Affairs website to find out more.

Our student visas page also provides useful information about applying for a student visa, including:

  • how to complete your application
  • documentation you need to attach
  • where to seek help if you experience difficulties.

What can I do while waiting for my visa?

We strongly recommend that you continue through the Get Started at Melbourne steps while waiting for your visa. This will help to ensure you’re able to commence your classes on time.


I've submitted my visa application. What's next?