Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world. Australia is currently home to nearly 700,000 international students. That’s an 11% increase in international student numbers from 2017.
Australia is setting international standards for excellence in education. We have six of the world’s top 100 universities.
The Australian education sector comprises world-leading education institutions, premium training facilities, and outstanding lecturers and student support services.
Australian institutions provide an education designed to help you succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification will make you very attractive to potential employers in Australia, at home, and around the world.
Our universities encourage international students to think big. Every year, students from around the world graduate from our institutions with high-quality qualifications in almost every field. Australian graduates are sought after by employers worldwide and they often go on to achieve great success.
Live and study in safety
Australian cities have some of the lowest crime rates in the world, and our streets and public spaces are open and safe. There are many options for accommodation: you can live in purpose-built student villages, homestays, private rentals, share-houses, or boarding school accommodation.
Australians have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming, with an open and informal approach to life, while also showing respect for the rights and freedoms of others. Australia has a very high standard of living, with the quality of education, healthcare, transport, infrastructure, and government services all well above international averages.
If you decide to stay in Australia
You may be eligible to undertake post-study work to put your newly gained knowledge to use and gain local work experience. Education providers and government bodies help connect students with potential employers at careers fairs, employment hubs, job boards, and industry networking events in every state and territory. The support, advice, and opportunities you access can be a real advantage as you launch your career.
Documents are required for Students
1. Valid Passport
2. Photographs (4 recent passport size)
3. Birth Certificate
4. National ID Photocopy
5. Australian student visa application form 157A
6. Offer Letter/ COE
Academic Documents are required for Students
1. All Educational Certificates, Transcripts, Testimonials
2. IELTS/ TOEFEL/ Other Score (if required)
3. Any other academic certificates (Special)
4. Reference letter
5. Police clearance certificate
6. Job experience letter/ Employment certificate
7. Curriculum Vitae
8. Equivalent certificate
9. Statement of purpose
10. Financial certificate/ Bank balance certificate
Sponsor/ Guarantor (required documents)
1. Business Documents: Trade license and Memorandum of Articles
2. NID of guarantor
3. Tax Identification Number
4. All personal bank statements
5. All the business bank statements with solvency certificates
6. Fixed Deposit (FDR statement & certificate)
7. Proof of the relation with Guarantor/ Sponsor
8. Business Audit Report
9. Job Letter
10. Salary statements of Guarantor
Australia generally has two intakes which are February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intakes in September and November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 6-7 months prior to the intake. University generally takes around 5-6 weeks to process the applications.
· Financial requirements: Evidence of sufficient funds to cover tuition, travel and living costs. From February 2018, the amount you need to prove you have for living costs (separate from tuition and travel) is set at AU$20,290 (~US$13,750) for a year. If you have dependents (such as a spouse and children), you will also need to show evidence of being able to cover living costs for them, including school fees. Alternatively, you can show evidence that your spouse or parents are willing to support you and that they earn at least AU$60,000 (~US$40,660) a year.
· English proficiency requirement: If you’re not from an English-speaking country (and haven’t completed at least five years’ study in an English-speaking country) you’ll need to prove you can speak English to the required level. Eligible tests include the IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE). Usually for undergraduate courses IELTS score 6.0 and for postgraduate courses IELTS score 6.5 is required. The score you will need will depend on whether you are starting a full degree, doing a foundation course, or enrolling on a preliminary English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).
· Health requirements: Some students may be asked to take a medical and/or a radiological check-up to show they’re in good health (this applies, for example, to those who intend to train as a doctor, dentist or nurse). If told to do so, you must attend an appointment with a doctor who has been approved by the Australian immigration department.
Australian student visa documents
· Completed Australian student visa application form (157A)
· Paid visa application fee – currently AU$620 (~US$420) in most cases
· Copy of passport bio data page (some students may be asked to physically provide their passport)
· Certificate of Enrolment or Letter of Offer
· Evidence of sufficient funds
· Evidence of health insurance cover
· English proficiency test results
· Criminal record check results
· Four recent passport-sized photographs
After you have assembled and scanned your supporting documents, you’ll need to create an account and apply with the online ImmiAccount application system.
Most visa applications take four weeks to process.
In Australia, a student gets value for money in terms of cost of living. Living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than they are in US and UK. However, the living standard in Australia is quite high as compared to competitive nations. There are ranges of scholarships available which can help to lower the cost of studying in Australia.
Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week On campus – $90 to $280 per week Homestay – $235 to $325 per week Rental – $165 to $440 per week Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year
Other Living Expenses
Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week Public transport – $15 to $55 per week Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week