Apply for VISA to Australia

In Bangladesh

Student Visa


The information on this page is specific to applicants residing in Bangladesh.

As of 1 July 2012 changes have been made to the amount of funds which need to be shown for Student visa applicants. Please refer to the following link for information:


“Important announcements for Student visa applications implemented from 24 March 2012.”

The Australian Government has implemented the second stage of changes in response to the Student Review conducted by Michael Knight.

Full information can be found on the Department’s website:

A new Form 157A will be in use from 24 March 2012 and all visa applicants should ensure that they are using the current Form 157A and current checklist

Full information can be found on the department's website here

Acceptable exchange rate

  • From 5 November 2011, the Australian High Commission will no longer set an acceptable exchange rate for student visa applicants.
  • Students will need to provide a printout from an exchange website –
  • The printout must be done in the 2 days prior to the application lodgement (i.e. the day of or the day before lodgement)

Cessation of PVA

From 5 November, 2011 the AHC will no longer use the PVA process. AHC will expect clients to lodge a Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) at the time the application is lodged.

Documents Sighting'

Student visa applicants will be contacted directly by the AHC for interview and will be expected to provide all relevant documents to AHC directly at the time of interview.

The information on this page is specific to applicants in Bangladesh.

All students intending to apply for a student visa should check the Assessment Level and requirements that will apply to their application on the Department of Immigration website

Student visas are only available to students who wish to undertake a registered course on a full-time basis. Visas are not available to part-time students or for studies by correspondence. For details of full-time, registered courses refer to the Department of Education, Science and Training website

Students should also refer to the Study in Australia website

Financial requirements

Financial requirements vary according to Assessment levels. Please visit website for more details.

Only scheduled banks operating under the Banking Companies Act 1967 are taken to meet the definition of "financial institution". Evidence of money deposits held with institutions other than those listed will not be accepted.

Student Agents

The Australian High Commission does not endorse the services of any particular student agent or education provider. Applications received from agents are processed in the same way as applications received directly from visa applicants.

Paying Fees to Education Providers

Student visa applicants are advised to lodge a Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) at the time the application is lodged.
Acceptance by an Australian educational institution does not in any way guarantee that a visa will be granted. Student visa applicants must meet legislative requirements for the grant of a visa.

Arrangements for payment of tuition fees are a private matter between the student and the educational institution. The Australian government is not involved in any way and accepts no liability. If an application for a student visa is rejected, obtaining a refund from the institution is the student's responsibility.

Visa Fees

Visa Category Visa Fee in AUD Visa Fee in BDT
Student 535 37440
Student Additional Applicant charge 18+ 405 28350
Student Additional Applicant Charge U18 135 9450

VFS Service Fee:

Primary Applicant Fee BDT 2010/-
Secondary Applicant Fee BDT 1400/-

Payable in Bangladesh Taka at the VFS Australian Visa Application Centre by Standard Chartered Bank draft or BRAC Bank draft (purchased from BRAC Bank extension counter at VFS. Bank draft Making Service Charge BDT 300/-)

[Citizenship charges are payable by Standard Chartered Bank draft at VFS or High Commission]

Documents Required

Checklists for Non Streamlined Category Students

Student Checklist 570
Student Checklist 571
Student Checklist 572
Student Checklist 573
Student Checklist 574
Student Checklist 575
Student Checklist 576
Student Visa Dependent

All Streamlined & Non Streamlined student visa applicants must complete the following forms and provide them with the visa application. All Applicants are requested to fill out & Submit the Relative form with their visa application

Student Visa Financial Guarantee Form
Student Visa Application Cover Sheet
Details of Relatives Form

Checklists for Streamlined Category Students


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Photo Specifications

4 passport size photographs taken in the last 6 months for each person included in the application (as outlined in the checklist)

Processing Time

The average processing time for AL 3 and AL 4 applications is 8 to 12 weeks from the date of submission.

The average processing time for streamlined (ALX) applications is 30 working days from the date of submission.

Note that this is an estimated average time only and processing times may vary due to the volume of applications received at any given time of the year.


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