Thames Migration, Australian Emigration and Visa Specialists

Changes to student visas – from 1 July 2016

New student visa applicants

From 1 July 2016, there will be only one student visa available to study in Australia – the Student visa (subclass 500).

After 1 July 2016, if you want to study in Australia, you will need to apply for the Student visa (subclass 500) regardless of your field of study.

To find out the documents you might need to provide with your student visa application, select your education provider from the list available at: Education providers.

For more information, refer to the factsheets below:

Current visa holders

If you hold a student visa with subclass numbers 570 to 576, your visa will remain valid and your visa conditions will not change after 1 July 2016.

After 1 July 2016, family members of Student visa holders (subclasses 570-576) will need to apply for a subclass 500 visa if they want to join a family member in Australia.