As an international student, you are required to hold a valid Australian visa for the duration of your study in Australia. You can apply for your student visa as soon as you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for a full-time course at Griffith University. You will receive a confirmation email from Griffith once you have met all necessary conditions and entry requirements on your Offer Letter.
How to apply
With your CoE, you can apply for your student visa using the Australian Government’s online visa application system. Before applying for a student visa it is important that you fully understand the type of visa you are applying for and the conditions of the visa. Visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or contact your local Australian Government overseas office to find out how to apply and what documents you need to support your application.If you wish to bring your family with you to Australia, it is important you understand how to apply for family members to join you.
Visa processing and application checklist
You can use the Department's checklist tool to help you complete your application.
Please note, visa applicants may also require a health check and/or a finance assessment.
Australia's Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) has been designed to make the process of applying for a student visa simpler for genuine international students and means the majority of Griffith applicants are eligible for streamlined evidentiary requirements depending on their country of origin.
The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement ensures that only genuine applicants are accepted to study at Griffith University.
Student visa applicants must provide evidence that:
- your primary purpose in coming to Australia on a student visa is to study
- you have the required English proficiency
- you accept responsibility for obtaining your student visa and meeting the conditions on your visa
- you have genuine access to sufficient funds to cover your tuition costs, Overseas Student Health Insurance, return airfares and living expenses for yourself and any dependents.
Please note, the SSVF does not mean you’ll automatically be granted a student visa. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection may still refuse your application if they are not satisfied that you are a genuine student or if you do not meet health and character requirements.
Rights and responsibilities
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislation and National Code describe the rights and responsibilities of an international student and international education providers.