Step 4: Submit your visa application

Once you've received your 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.

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 Department of Home Affairs website to find out more.

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

  • How to complete your application and documentation you need to attach
  • Visas for your family
  • Working on an international student visa
  • Where to seek help if you experience difficulties.

What can I do while waiting for my visa?

We recommend that you continue through the Get Started at Melbourne steps while waiting for your visa.

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

Step 5: Set up multifactor authentication