Writing your GTE statement is one of the most essential parts of the student visa application process.
But we know it can feel daunting, so we’ve answered the most common questions we get here at Study Online Australia, from how to write your statement to what you need to include.
What is a GTE statement?
A GTE statement is a written declaration which proves you are a genuine temporary entrant to Australia.
How long should my GTE statement be?
The length of a GTE statement varies from person to person, but we encourage you to ensure it is simple and covers as much information as possible about your personal circumstances. It can be written in your own language.
If you decide to write your GTE statement in a language other than English, you will need to make sure it is translated by an NAATI translator and both copies are attached to your student application.
How do I write my GTE statement?
We know it’s daunting, but you must write an original and personal GTE statement covering all of the reasons why you have decided to study in Australia.
Do not under any circumstances use a template; this is plagiarism. There are no formatting requirements for how it should be presented, but we recommend that you write it as though you are telling a story to your family or friends.
We suggest breaking down the statement into paragraphs to cover all factors recommended by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. It’s important to include your full name, country of residence, date of birth and the current date.
It’s recommended that you provide evidence for the information included in your GTE. Before writing your GTE statement, please check the Ministerial Direction 69 to ensure all factors have been considered.
What do I need to include in my GTE statement?
Your GTE statement should prove that you are a genuine applicant who wishes to gain quality study in Australia on a temporary basis.
Your GTE statement should cover (but is not limited to) the following:
We hope that covers all of your questions! If you have any queries about your plans to study in Australia, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team. You can also find further information on GTE statements on the official Australian Department of Home Affairs website.
Pavla, The Director