Studying in Australia is a challenging, fun and rewarding experience.
Not only does Australia boast unique wildlife, beautiful landscapes and iconic destinations, it’s also considered a global leader in education and attracts students from all over the world.
Australia is a safe, friendly and sophisticated society where students can learn, travel and have unforgettable experiences. With a combination of world-class education, natural beauty, friendly people and a great lifestyle, there is no better place than Australia for an academic pursuit.
Australia offers reputable, high quality facilities and educators and is fast becoming a preferred destination to undertake higher education, vocational training or English language studies. There are approximately 22,000 courses available in 1,100 institutions. So, whether a short-term English language program, a practical course or university degree, Australia offers an extensive range of educational opportunities that will help students to achieve their goals.
Skills for Life
Broaden professional network
Studying overseas is a great opportunity for people-to-people exchange – a chance to build an international professional network. With a country as culturally diverse as Australia, students will establish global connections and friendships that will last a life-time.
Strengthen employment prospects
Many foreign companies recruit directly from Australian universities and vocational institutions as they have confidence they will attract the achievers, the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
One of the best ways to embrace the Australian way of life and get to know the locals is to integrate into the community as a student. Whether studying in a major city or a regional destination, student-life in Australia is sure to be a positive experience.
Australia is home to some of the top-ranking universities in the world and welcome a large number of international students every year. According to the QS World University Ranking, the top 5 universities in Australia include:
- Australian National University
- University of Melbourne
- University of New South Wales
- University of Queensland
- University of Sydney
TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education and is owned by the Australian government. There are TAFE institutes all over Australia that offer courses within a variety of fields such as business, finance, information technology, hospitality, tourism, visual arts and construction.
English Language Courses (ELICOS)
Whether to access higher learning courses, improve general conversation skills or to secure a job, students from all over the world come to Australia to develop their English language skills.
In order to study in Australia, a visa is required. The type of visa needed will depend on nationality, age and purpose of visit.
If the main purpose is to study, a student visa is required. The subclasses of student visas include:
- Independent ELICOS and Schools
- Vocational Education and Training
- Higher Education
- Postgraduate Research
- Non-award and Foreign Affairs or Defence
For foreign visitors whose main purpose is not further education, shorter periods of study is permitted if they have one of the following visas:
- Visitor Visa
- Working Holiday Visa
- Student Guardian Visa
For detailed and up-to-date information on all visa requirements, please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website below.