Information for International Student Visa Holders Studying in Australia

The ESOS Framework has been developed by the Australian Government to protect your rights as an international student in Australia and assure quality educational standards. The ESOS Act and related laws protect International students through:

ANU and the programs that international student visa holders can study at ANU are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). For more information, the Providing Quality Education and Training and Protecting the Rights of International Students fact sheet provides an overview of what you should expect when you study in Australia as an international student.

 Your Visa 

As a student studying on a student visa you must:

  • Complete your program within the timeframe of your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE);
  • Study at least one face-to-face course per study period;
  • Ensure that you do not study more than 25% of your program by distance or online;
  • Notify ANU of your Australian address within 7 days of arriving or changing your address. This is done through ISIS;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Your visa is handled by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). You can find out your visa conditions and entitlements online using VEVO.

Your ECoE

Your eCoE is produced by ANU and it is used to support your visa application. There are only limited situations in which ANU will allow you to extend your eCoE. The following links provide information on actions that may impact the duration of your eCoE:

To request an eCoE extension, please follow these instructions. Please note that you must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your visa.

ANU Legislation, Policies, Procedures and Services relating to International Student Visa Holders

As required under the National Code 2007, the following Legislation, Policies, Procedures and processes apply to the management of ANU international student affairs:

ANU provides a range of student support services to assist you during your studies. This includes academic skills & learning, counselling, careers Information, disability services, security services and primary health services.