Streamlined Visa Process (SVP)

Graduate Research School

What is Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP)?

SVP is a structure under which the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will assess student visa applicants who, on or after 24 March 2012, lodge their applications together with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from a participating university in Australia at Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral degree level - and will consider that applicant to be of a lower migration risk (similar to the risk level associated with the previous Assessment Level 1) regardless of the applicant's country of origin.

What is a Genuine Temporary Entrant?

Genuine temporary entrant means a person who satisfies the genuine temporary entrant criterion for Student visa applications.

Genuine temporary entrant criterion refers to clause 570.223(1)(a), 571.223(1)(a), 572.223(1)(a), 573.223(1)(a), 574.223(1)(a), 575.223(1)(a), 576.222(1)(a), 580.226(1)(a), 570.326(aa), 571.326(aa), 572.326(aa), 573.326(aa), 574.326(aa), 575.326(aa) or 576.325A at Schedule 2 of the Migration Regulations 1994.

What will I be declaring when I accept an offer of admission to UNSW?

All candidates accepting an offer of admission to a Higher Degree by Research program at UNSW make the following Declarations:

I declare that the information declared on my application is complete and correct. I authorise the University to obtain information from any educational institution previously or currently attended by me. If any information supplied by me is considered to be untrue, incomplete or misleading in any respect, I understand the University may take such action as it believes necessary including the disclosure of the information to any person or body the University considers has a legitimate interest in receiving it and I consent to such disclosure. I understand the University reserves the right to vary or reverse any decision made on the basis of untrue, incomplete or misleading information. I have made this application having had access to sufficient information regarding UNSW programs, courses, fees, costs, facilities and services.  I understand the University reserves the right to make alterations to any matter offered in this website without notice and that this agreement does not remove my right to take further action under the Australian consumer protection laws.   I understand that if the program is fully subscribed when you receive my acceptance, I may be contacted about deferral to the next available semester. I also understand that if I have been awarded transfer credit that this may affect my program duration and my eligibility for accreditation with Australian professional bodies.

And, in addition, for International students only:

I confirm that I am a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) and Genuine Student (GS) for the purpose of studying in Australia.  For more information see the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant webpage.

I confirm that the Academic Transcripts, Graduation Certificate or Completion Certificate of my studies that I have submitted are genuine and that I have met the English Language entry standards of the University.


I confirm that I will have access to sufficient funds for tuition, living expenses, overseas student health cover (OSHC) and other University fees payable for the duration of my studies at UNSW. I have read and understood the UNSW guidance regarding estimated costs of living in Sydney ( ), and confirm that I (and my dependants) will have sufficient funds to return to my country of citizenship or country of residence at the end of my studies if required. I also understand that if I encounter difficulties with accessing funds to cover my tuition and/or living expenses, I will notify the university immediately and I also understand the University cannot guarantee financial assistance. I understand that the University reserves the right to ask for further documentation related to my ability to access sufficient financial funds and if the University is not satisfied with my ability to access sufficient funds, the University will withdraw my Offer of Admission and notify the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).