Changes to Student Visa Living Cost Requirement from 1 July 2012

om 1 July 2012, as part of stage two of the Knight changes to the student visa program, the funds required for prospective Student visa applicants to demonstrate their ability to meet living costs in Australia is increasing from $18 000 to $18 610 per year.


Expenses Per Person Amount required in AUD
Travel Yourself Return air fare to Australia
Travel Family members One return air fare to Australia per person
Tuition Yourself Course fees
Tuition Children aged 5-18 AUD8000 per year
Living Yourself AUD 18 610 per year
Living Partner AUD 6515 per year
Living First child AUD 3720 per year
Living Each other child AUD 2790 per year