Australian Student Visa


In order to travel to Australia to study, international students are required to obtain a student visa. The specific process of acquiring this visa depends on the student’s country of origin, but there are also several general requirements.

What English language tests are accepted in Australia?

There are five English language tests accepted for student visa applications in Australia:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (paper-based test is accepted from limited countries)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Occupational English Test (OET).

What is the minimum test score required?

English language test Minimum test score Minimum test score when combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score when combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
IELTS 5.5 5.0 4.5
TOEFL 46 35 32
CAE 162 154 147
PTE Academic 42 36 30
OET Pass (A or B) Pass (A or B) Pass (A or B)



It’s important to note that while these are the minimum scores required for a student visa, you will likely need a higher score to gain entry to your course. For undergraduate courses, the following scores provide an indication of the minimum requirement at most universities:


  • IELTS — overall score of 6.0 to 6.5 (no band less than 5.5 to 6.0)
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) — overall score of 60 to 90
  • CAE — overall score of 169 to 176 (no less than 169 in any category)
  • PTE Academic — overall score of 50 to 64.

Minimum scores vary considerably between institutions and levels of study, so it’s best to check with individual providers before you apply. Certain courses, such as nursing, education or law programs, tend to have stricter requirements, while requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are usually lower. If you don’t meet English language requirements, you may consider completing an ELICOS program to improve your English language skills.





Visa Process

The services we provide are totally client oriented catering to specific requirements of each student in a multiple option global academic environments.

1. Assessment and Options

Our consultants help the student to assess the academic achievements and any work experience related to that and future academic requirements that would enable them to fulfil their career dreams.


2. Selection of the Academic Institution

Our consultants with their experienced back ground work with the student to select the country / academic institution most suitable after considering the Academic, financial, cultural, and social environments.


3. Processing of Application

Ags Group plays a significant role in the application processing by providing specialized guidance to applicants regarding documentation, Affidavits, forms, guidance in preparation of Recommendation Letters, Statement of Purpose etc and other requirements.

Student loans are considered to be Student Personal Funds.


5. Visa Processing

Filing and visa processing needs meticulous inputs. Being immigration experts, Ags Group team of consultants professionally manage the processing and the approval of your Student Visa applications.


6. Travel Arrangements and Accommodation

We have an associate travel agency that caters for your travel requirements depending on your needs. We provide information and assistance to students regarding the availability of hostel accommodation and finances involved.


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