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Old 10-19-2019, 03:16 PM
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Can a family member in Canada sponsor my student visa?

I am interested in studying in Australia for Term 1 beginning in March as a Canadian resident. The only issue im worried about is meeting the financial requirements.

My tuition per term is $23,000 a year, with $11,500 due right away. My student financial assistance will cover $5700 right away and then $1200 a month for 7 months, and $4k once more at start of second semester.

I also intend on working part time during my studies and full time during every study break. This all would cover my living expenses through the year. This signifies that I will have income throughout the year, but I will not have $20k in my bank account at the time of application as I will only be able to cover the first term tuition fee, plane ticket, health insurance and first month of expenses but will receive part time income and $1200 a month of financial assistance from my government thereafter.

I will also be sponsored by my parents / siblings back in Canada. As well I intend on having a letter of invitation from a friend living nearby that I would be staying with.

Does anyone have any experience with a student visa and can garner my chances of being approved? Thank you.


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I am interested in studying in Australia for Term 1 beginning in March as a Canadian resident. The only issue im worried about is meeting the financial requirements.

My tuition per term is $23,000 a year, with $11,500 due right away. My student financial assistance will cover $5700 right away and then $1200 a month for 7 months, and $4k once more at start of second semester.

I also intend on working part time during my studies and full time during every study break. This all would cover my living expenses through the year. This signifies that I will have income throughout the year, but I will not have $20k in my bank account at the time of application as I will only be able to cover the first term tuition fee, plane ticket, health insurance and first month of expenses but will receive part time income and $1200 a month of financial assistance from my government thereafter.

I will also be sponsored by my parents / siblings back in Canada. As well I intend on having a letter of invitation from a friend living nearby that I would be staying with.

Does anyone have any experience with a student visa and can garner my chances of being approved? Thank you.
Your family member can sponsor your student visa. They just have to show proof of their financial strength and their source of income.

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Also proof of their relation to you is important, aside providing proof in terms of bank statements, tax returns, employment letter or business registration if they have their own business, they need to write a sponsor ship letter and attach a copy of the
Front page of their passport .

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You can not rely on future employment to show that you will meet financial requirements.

Health insurance must be paid for up front for the entire stay in Australia.

A family member can provide funds.

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I am interested in studying in Australia for Term 1 beginning in March as a Canadian resident. The only issue im worried about is meeting the financial requirements.

My tuition per term is $23,000 a year, with $11,500 due right away. My student financial assistance will cover $5700 right away and then $1200 a month for 7 months, and $4k once more at start of second semester.

I also intend on working part time during my studies and full time during every study break. This all would cover my living expenses through the year. This signifies that I will have income throughout the year, but I will not have $20k in my bank account at the time of application as I will only be able to cover the first term tuition fee, plane ticket, health insurance and first month of expenses but will receive part time income and $1200 a month of financial assistance from my government thereafter.

I will also be sponsored by my parents / siblings back in Canada. As well I intend on having a letter of invitation from a friend living nearby that I would be staying with.

Does anyone have any experience with a student visa and can garner my chances of being approved? Thank you.
Except for scholarship holders, students cannot be sponsored.

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Except for scholarship holders, students cannot be sponsored.
Where have you gathered that? I have read on a bunch of sites that family in your home country can sponsor you for a student visa if they make at least $60,000 AUD a year, provide bank statements, tax record, letter of employment, copy of their passport and a written statement explaining their relationship to you.


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Except for scholarship holders, students cannot be sponsored.
Where have you gathered that? I have read on a bunch of sites that family in your home country can sponsor you for a student visa if they make at least $60,000 AUD a year, provide bank statements, tax record, letter of employment, copy of their passport and a written statement explaining their relationship to you.
He is a registered migration agent well respected on this forum.
But by all means go off the people say.......


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Just by reading a few other threads on this site I know who he is and I appreciate his reply. Im just thinking maybe he must have thought I meant sponsored by someone in Australia, which indeed is not allowed.

"A Visa or Migration Officer will consider several factors to decide if you have ready access to the funds you present during your application, such as

Whether your sponsor is one or both of your parents, de facto partner or your spouse."

However my sponsor would have to be one of my brothers so I don't know if its weighed less.


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A family member providing funds and sponsorship are two very different things.


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A family member providing funds and sponsorship are two very different things.
Indeed they are! Thank you.

It probably would not hurt to use correct language, notwithstanding that THEY frequently do not.

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