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Australia has the third largest number of international students in the English-speaking world behind the USA and UK. In some countries Australia is the students` first choice study destination. Australian qualifications and institutions are recognised globally for their high quality and excellence. Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Additionally, they are readily accepted for postgraduate study at leading international universities. Multicultural Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in an English speaking country. Australia also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living which is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in Australia are considerably less expensive than the UK and USA.


There are many reasons why international students choose to study in Australia:

  • Standards of education are high in Australia and graduates with Australian qualifications are recruited by employers around the world.
  • Australian education institutions are diverse in size and location and offer a wide range of quality courses and research opportunities.
  • Entry procedures are straightforward.
  • Australia has a long history of involvement in international education development staff and student exchange programs and scholarships.
  • Australia is safe and Australians welcome international students.
  • Living cost and tuition costs compare well with other countries and many international students are permitted to work part-time on a casual basis in Australia.
  • Australia is in the world`s most rapidly developing region ,the Asia- Pacific.


    Once you accept your offer letter, from your preferred institution, by payment of your tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) they will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment form (COE). You will then need to apply for your student visa using the original copy of your COE through the Australian Diplomatic Mission. You will have to fill out Form 157A Application for a student (temporary) visa and undertake a medical examination and x-ray at a recognised doctor using forms Form 26 Medical examination for an Australian visa and Form 160 Radiological report on chest x-ray of an application for an Australian visa. These forms are obtainable from the Australian Diplomatic Mission.

    The supporting documents (originals or certified copies) that must accompany your application are:

  • Official Confirmation of Enrolment from the education provider;
  • Unless Australian Government sponsored, evidence that adequate arrangements have been made for overseas student health insurance;
  • Transcripts of Academic records from your previous education;
  • IELTS certificate with a minimum score of 5.5.
  • Financial evidences (e.g.. bank statements, bank guarantees) in your currency or Australian Dollar equivalents.

    Student visa application fee (non-refundable): AUD $315

    Visit Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs for more information.

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