ABN: 21 162 797 300 | RTO: 40771 | CRICOS Code: 03380C


ABN: 21 162 797 300 | RTO: 40771 | CRICOS Code: 03380C

Why study in Australia? 

Facts about Studying in Australia

Did you know 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, there are over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions. According to the QS Best Student Cities 2016 (QS Best Student Cities index showcases the best urban destinations for international students, based on a diverse range of indicators grouped into five key categories), the top ten countries are: the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, China, Korea and Japan.


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.


Based on these five main categories are: University Rankings, Affordability, Student Mix, Desirability, and Employer Activity and other important factors for the selection, here we take a look at QS Best Student Cities 2017:


1. Montreal
11. Hong Kong
21. Taipei
2. Paris
12. Toronto
22. Canberra
3. London
13. Sydney
23. Barcelona
4. Seoul
14. Singapore
24. Manchester
5. Melbourne
15. Zurich
25. Shanghai
6. Berlin
16. Vienna
26. Ottawa
7. Tokyo
17. Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe
27. Prague
8. Boston
18. Edinburgh
28. Auckland
9. Munich
19. New York
29. San Francisco
10. Vancouver
20. Brisbane
30. Beijing

Given this impressive education pedigree, it’s 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. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. In fact, Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations to make their lives, and the lives of others, better. Why wouldn’t you want to study with some of the best minds in the world?

How to Apply?

Once you've decided on a course and an institution, it's time to apply for admission.

Application Process

The first step is to apply for the course you want. There are two ways to apply:

1. Direct to the education provider

You can make direct inquiries to the education provider for information. If you are applying for courses at more than one institution, you will need to submit a separate application to each institution.

2. Through an Australian education agent

Most institutions partner with a number of agents. Details on the agents an institution works with can be found on their website or by contacting them directly.

You will need to prepare supporting documentation to send with your application. The documents vary depending on the course, provider and qualification you're studying for. The most important documents include:

  • Certificates that verify your previous study, including qualifications you already have.
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency.
  • Certificates or documents which verify previous study or work experience if you are seeking course credits. These must be translated into English.
  • Financial certified records including bank statements and pay slips.
  • Statement of purpose and Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) form.
Receiving your Letter of Offer

If your application is successful, you will receive a ‘Letter of Offer’ or conditional offer. To confirm your offer you must respond to the letter by signing and sending an acceptance of offer back to the institution with payment. This can usually be done by mail or, in some cases, by scanning and emailing the letter.The Letter of Offer is a contract between you and the institution which sets out the course you will be enrolled in, enrolment conditions, the fees you need to pay, and the refund policy. This contract is very important – if you don’t start your course, or finish your course as per the terms and conditions outlined withinthis written agreement, you might not be eligible to receive a refund.

  • Read the Letter of Offer carefully before you accept it.
  • Make sure that you understand all your rights, including the refund policy.
  • Do not accept the Letter of Offer if you are not happy with any of the terms and conditions.
  • Keep a copy of the Letter of Offer. You will need this copy so that you are aware of your rights and if you have to make a claim against the institution.
Confirmation of Enrolment

After you have accepted your Offer and paid your deposit you will receive an ‘Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment’ (eCoE) by email. This will outline your course start date, total course fees and how long your course will run for.

Visa application

We recommend you consult a registered migration agent for advice.

If you are applying for your Student Visa through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s online lodgement facility, you will need the details of your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (e-CoE) to lodge your visa application. If you are lodging a paper visa application you must provide the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment prior to the visa being granted.


Generally, secondary school exchange students and students sponsored by either Foreign Affairs http://aid.dfat.gov.au/australia-awards/Pages/default.aspx or the Department of Defence are the only students who will not require a confirmation of enrolment certificate. Otherwise, you should make sure that you meet the requirements for a student visa before you accept an offer and pay any tuition fees.


Universities in Australia

Institute of Advanced Education Australia | ABN: 21 162 797 300 | RTO: 40771 | CRICOS Code: 03380C

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