FAQs About Studying in Australia
Why should I study in Australia?
Over 600,000 international students representing 194 nationalities chose to study in Australia in 2017. Recent surveys conducted by Studies in Australia indicate four main reasons why international students choose to study in Australia:
- Globally recognised courses and institutions
- Lively and multicultural lifestyle
- Reasonable study costs
- Beautiful weather and landscapes
To see more reasons why you should study in Australia click here.
How can I study in Australia? What is the enrolment process?
Application and enrolment procedures vary for each institution, so it’s best to contact institutions directly to learn more about specific application requirements. You can use the Studies in Australia course search tool to find a course of interest. Once you have found a course, you can contact the provider directly by submitting an enquiry through our website.
What are the minimum qualifications and requirements to study in Australia?
Each institution will have its own minimum English language and academic requirements. We suggest you contact the institution you're interested in directly to learn more about their specific requirements. You can do so using the course search on our website. Once you find the course you're interested in, click 'Enquire now' and this will put you in direct contact with the institution.
- Qualification recognition for vocational courses
- Qualification recognition for undergraduate courses
- International Baccalaureate to ATAR table
- Qualification recognition for postgraduate courses
How much will it cost to study in Australia?
Tuition fees will vary depending on the course and institution. Please use the course search option on our website to get in direct contact with institutions in Australia. Once you find the course you're interested in, click the 'Enquire now' button on the page, which will put you in contact with the course provider.
How can I find a course through Studies in Australia? How can I get more information or enquire about Australian courses?
Please use the course search option on our website to find the course you are interested in studying. Once you have found a course of interest, click the 'Enquire now' button on that page, which will put you in direct contact with the Australian course provider.
How can I apply for an Australian student visa? What requirements do I need to meet?
The student visas section on our website will help you understand the requirements needed to gain a student visa. It also identifies the costs associated with applying. In most cases, you can apply for a student visa using either a letter of offer or a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from your institution. The application process can be completed online, by post or at a designated Australian visa office.
For further information regarding student visas, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
- Before you apply
- General and evidentiary student visa requirements
- Applying for a student visa
- Fees and charges
- Student Guardian Visas
- Help with your visa requirements
What English language tests are acceptable for Australian student visas?
There are five different tests accepted for Australian student visa applications:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
- Occupational English Test (OET)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE).
For further information about English language requirements, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
How can I apply for scholarships in Australia?
Most institutions in Australia offer scholarships and many of these are available to prospective international students. For further information regarding scholarship availability and requirements, it's best to get in direct contact with your preferred institution You can contact institutions directly on our website by conducting a course search and submitting an enquiry. Please tick the ‘scholarships’ box while filling out the enquiry form.
- Scholarship application tips
- Scholarship providers
- Types of scholarships
- How to get a scholarship in Australia
Can I work during my studies in Australia?
Yes, you can work while you’re studying in Australia. International students are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during study periods and unlimited hours during study breaks. There are no work restrictions for students completing a masters by research or doctoral degree. For more information about student visas and working rights, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
Can I change my course or institution if I don’t like it?
Yes, you can — although there are strict conditions and steps set by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that you will need to meet and follow. We outline the steps to follow when changing your course or institution as an international student below: