Applying for Admission
Applying to Australian institutions is easy, although it will take some time and careful planning. Remember that you can ask for help and advice from the institution you are applying to, your local Australian visa office and education agents in your home country.
Here is some advice to help with your course application:
Carefully research courses, institutions and their locations. Consider the areas of specialisation offered through different courses and which specialisations will best suit your intended career path.
Once you have decided on the best course, you need to find out which education providers offer it and which provider best suits your requirements. You should consider the size of the campus, the available facilities and the support services offered for international students.
- your personal details
- certified proof of your level of English language proficiency
- details of your previous academic qualifications, such as academic transcripts
- your course preferences — the course(s) you are applying for
- a summary of your employment experience (if applicable).
Once the education provider receives your application it will be assessed and you will be notified of the result. It may take a few weeks (longer for postgraduate applications) before your application is processed.
If your application is accepted, you will receive a letter of offer and an acceptance form. Before accepting the offer, you should carefully read the letter of offer and check any conditions that may apply. You will need to meet these conditions before the institution issues a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). You may also be required to pay tuition fees before your institution issues a CoE. The institution will advise you of its requirements.
Now that you have been accepted, it is time to apply for your student visa. You are able to apply for your student visa using either your letter of offer or your CoE, but you will need to supply evidence of your CoE before your student visa is granted. See Student Visas for more information. You must also purchase your plane tickets, organise your Overseas Student Health Cover and arrange your accommodation in Australia.
Your education provider will typically send you an admissions package with information that will help you prepare for your journey to Australia. This might include information about your course and accommodation options, facts about the location, financial information and details about orientation programs. See Living in Australia for more information about what life is like in Australia.