Australian Embassy

Applying for a student visa in Israel


Academic information about courses/universities/studies is available on the Internet. See: Study in Australia.

Form 1160i provides general information about applying for a student visa to Australia. It also provides a list of the various student application forms.

To be granted a student (Subclass 570–576) visa, you must meet key requirements.  These include a genuine temporary entrant requirement, your financial capacity, English language proficiency, likely compliance with the conditions of your visa and any other matters considered relevant to assessing your application.

A student visa application for a holder of a valid Israeli passport will be assessed against one of the following Assessment Levels:

If the main course of your studies is one of the following:

• Masters degree by research (574);
• Doctoral degree(574);
• Non-Award Exchange Foundation Studies (575).

Your application will be assessed under assessment level 1. You should lodge your application online.

If the main course of your studies is one of the following:

• English Language (ELICOS) (570);
• Vocational education and training (VET) (572).

If the main course of your study is one of the following courses with one of the universities participating in the streamlined visa processing arrangements:

• Higher education diploma/Higher education advanced diploma/graduate diploma(HE) (572);
• Bachelor degree (573);
• Masters by course work degree (573);
• English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and/or foundation and other preparatory courses, which are explicitly packaged with an eligible university/education provider course at the time of the offer of enrolment.

In most cases, you are not required to undergo any health checks in relation to your student visa application. In certain limited circumstances, the Embassy will invite you to undergo some health checks after you lodge your application. Please do not undergo any health checks unless you are invited to do so by the Embassy after you lodge your application.

Applications for student visas are processed according to the date of commencement of studies. This means, that although you may have lodged your application before other students, their application may be processed first, if their studies commence before yours.
Under current policy, the visa, if granted, cannot be given to the student more than 4 months prior to the commencement of studies. Please note that you may be invited to attend an interview at any stage of the processing of your application. If you are invited to attend an interview, you must attend in person. Other people cannot attend on your behalf. Additionally, requesting an interview at another location will result in significant processing delays and you may risk missing your studies. If you do not make yourself available to attend an interview or provide additional information, if required, this may lead to the refusal of your application. It is not possible to obtain the visa while you are in Australia on another visa.

Please note that you may be requested to provide additional information/documents after the initial assessment of your application.

IMPORTANT: You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

For further information please contact our office by email