Step 10: Apply for a visa

Once you have accepted your offer, you will need to apply for a student visa.

How do I organise my visa?

You must satisfy all offer conditions and:

  • complete your acceptance of offer form
  • sign and return your student declaration
  • pay your deposit.

We will then issue you with your electronic confirmation of enrolment (CoE). Use your CoE to apply for your student visa through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Make your visa application online through the application system ImmiAccount after you have gathered the documents to support your application. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection website provides information on the evidence you need to accompany your application.

Your application for a visa will be assessed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. In some countries, it might take a long time to process your visa, so make sure you leave plenty of time to apply.

If you are bringing your children to Australia, you must provide evidence that you are making arrangements for them to attend school while in Australia.

Visa assessment

Your application for a visa will be assessed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Find more information about visa assessment processes via the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

I'm under 18 years old

You must have appropriate accommodation and guardianship organised before DIBP will issue you your visa. Once you have appropriate accommodation or guardianship arranged, we can issue a confirmation of appropriate accommodation/welfare (CAAW) with your CoE.

You must be living with a:

  • parent
  • person who has legal custody of you
  • relative.

If you are not living with any of these people, you must have a guardian or caregiver who meets our standards, and you must be placed in an approved homestay. Homestay will cost $250 each week. You can register for homestay once you are enrolled.

We recommend EduGuard International and International Student Alliance as guardianship providers.

Living with a friend or relative

If you want to live with a friend or relative in Brisbane who does not meet DIBP's definition of 'relative', we may be able to approve them as your homestay host. They will need to register as a homestay provider. If you want to do this, you will need to let us know at least 2 months before you arrive.

Contacts

International Admissions

  • Postal address:
    QUT Admissions
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059

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