How to Apply
Applying to study in Australia is actually relatively simple. Other than having to deal with visas and other entry requirements, it’s not very different than applying to a university in your own country.
Let’s take a look at the steps that you need to take in order to study in Australia.
Do I want to study in Australia?
If you’re still unsure, take a look at our page about why you should consider studying in Australia. We give you lots of reasons as to why Australia is a great place to work, live, and study. It’s inexpensive, you’ll get a world class education, and you’ll be part of an international community that is unique to the country of Australia.
You can also do some of your own research and see why Australia is such a great place to go for your education.
Find the right school
This will take a lot more time than your first decision. We can give you some resources. Our articles on the Group of Eight, Universities and Higher Education, Undergraduate Studies, and Postgraduate Studies will give you some great resources that you can start with.
There are 41 universities for you to choose from. Each is unique in terms of programs offered, education value, cost, and culture, so it’s important to consider each of those things as you search for the university that you want to attend. Apply to the schools that you are considering, and wait for replies.
Work out your visa
We offer some help for you on our visa requirements page. If you play your cards right, you may not have to do a lot in order to gain entry into the country. Even before you’ve been accepted to a university, you want to start working on the information that you need for a student visa. Obtain a passport, start filling out paperwork, and get everything in order so that it’s less of a pain later on.
Receive your confirmation
You’ve been accepted! You should get all of the information that you need upon your acceptance, and then you can make a decision as to which school you will be attending. Congratulations!
Work out Financial Aid and Scholarships. Money is something that no one likes to think about, but it’s entirely necessary to consider before you head down to Australia, especially because Australia requires proof of finances before you can be fully approved for your student visa. If you can’t cover your school and cost of living, you won’t be given entry.
Luckily, there are millions of dollars available for international students that are looking to attend university in Australia; we talk about it more in our Scholarships article.
If you have any other questions about applying to attend university in Australia, take a look at the International Students information page on the Australian government webpage. They have several resources that you can check out in order to get the information you need for applying to university.