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Why Australia?

Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million this isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world in fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universities 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

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These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, we’re making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.
Do you have a specific study area of interest? There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy and Physics.

This is not surprising there are now more than 2.5 million former international students who have gone on to make a difference after studying in Australia. As Australian has given students those are among the world’s finest minds. Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives, and the lives of others, better.

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Why wouldn’t you want to study with some of the best minds in the world?

About Australian Education

It has offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from you can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities).

Unconcerned of what you are studying or how long you are studying for, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students.

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000(opens in a new window) and the National Code of Practice (opens in a new window) for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.
As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students.
Along with the ESOS Act and National Code, there are also regulatory and quality assurance organizations for higher education and VET institutions. These government organisations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses. These organisations are:

  • Higher Education – Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
  • VET – Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

So no matter the type of course you want to study, how you want to study for or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality and rewarding study experience.

Apply to study in Australia

To study in Australia you’ll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government.

There are a number of steps you must go through including:

  • Deciding on your preferred course and institution.
  • Submitting your application to the institution.
  • Receiving and accepting a Letter of Offer.
  • Receiving your Electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (ECOE).
  • Applying for your student visa.

 

There is a range of entry requirements that you will need to meet both for you institution application and your visa application. This can include:

  • Academic requirements.
  • English language requirements.
  • Evidence of funds to support your study.
  • Overseas student health cover.