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Has your first Working Holiday Visa come to an end and do you wish to stay longer? 

You can easily extend your stay in Australia!

Every year, thousands of young Europeans embrace the Australian adventure. Whilst a majority prefer to return home after their Working Holiday Visa (WHV) expires, an increasing number chooses to extend their stay Down Under for a few months, years or settle permanently.

You can renew your WHV for 1 year. To apply for a second WHV, you must:

  • Have completed 88 days of work in specific areas* during your first WHV.
  • Be between 18 and 30 years old at the time of the second WHV application.
  • Apply for the second WHV within 12 months prior to arrival in Australia (unless already in Australia).
  • Be in Australia when WHV is granted (if applied from onshore).
  • Be outside Australia when WHV is granted (if applied from offshore).

An Australian student visa is such a good way to develop new skills and to become a global citizen with international experience. Also, you can save a lot of money by taking a student visa instead of a second working holiday visa due to superannuation and tax benefits.

Well, now we get to the point you were waiting for, how can you apply for a Student Visa after a Working Holiday Visa and extend your stay in Australia?

How to apply for student visa

You can apply for your visa when you are already in Australia- but be careful! You will receive a bridging visa which may affect your working rights and if you apply for your student visa too early, you may be not able to work until your course starts. Talk to the experts at Go Study for more information, so you can continue to work and enjoy Australia.

We would love to help you with the process to find the best course that fits your needs. We have been the experts in this field for over 12 years. Furthermore, we know everything about the process, the schools, your options and are able to solve every question for you.

A Student Visa allows you to study and work in Australia for the period of time that corresponds to your chosen course (plus an extra period after the course–depending on the duration of your course).

Discover more options to extend your stay in Australia in our video!

You can apply online for a student visa: up to 3 months before the beginning of the course, or up to 4 months if applied outside Australia.

Also, you can apply for a long or short term visa with no age limitation! You can also include a partner on your visa.


To get a student visa, you need to enrol in a course that has a CRICOS code, which means that the course has been approved for international students on a student visa. You will then need to fill out a complex application form, and show evidence to the Australian Government that you genuinely want to study here.

But don’t stress, we can help you with that since we know exactly which courses have a CRICOS code. After you have found the perfect course that fits your needs, you can start with the application for the student visa and Go Study has a team of experts who can help you with every step of the process – for free!

Please note that immigration legislation is changing quickly, and GO STUDY is not authorized to give immigration assistance. We are working to ensure our blog article content is up-to-date to assure you get the right information.

If you need more info, feel free to contact GO STUDY Australia via australia@gostudy.com.au, so we can put you in contact with a migration agent or visit the Australian Immigration website.