SOP levels – Admissions – Southern Cross University

SOP levels

To find out which SOP template you should use, please go to our GTE Guide, type your country name into the search box and hit enter. You will then see a list of drop-down menu bars appear on the left-hand side of the page. Click on the SOP drop down menu and you will see which SOP template you need to use for your specific country.

As a general guide, EL1 students are not required to submit a SOP, however, there may be cases where a SOP is requested. If required, the Admissions Assessor will advise you which template to use.

EL2 students will use either the EL2 or EL2A SOP template and EL3 students will use either the EL3 or EL3A template. You can see the specific template requirement at the GTE Guide.

Spouses of students are also required to submit a SOP. The spouse SOP template can be found on our GTE page.

Onshore students are required to submit a SOP in the following circumstances:
1: Student is on student visa and current visa will expire within 6 months of application.

2: Student is on a BVC, BVD or BVE. All such visa holders must provide an onshore SOP and Assessor to assign GTE Task in CRM.

Onshore students in the following circumstances must submit and Offshore SOP:
1. Student is on a visitor (600) visa and is applying for a student visa onshore whilst holding the visitor visa. The SOP required will follow their home country SOP Template.