In some cases, you may need to provide results of an English language test. Be aware that the English language skill level required by an institution can be different from the level of skill required for your student visa application. You should carefully check student visa information on both the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)(opens in a new window) website and the institution website for any English language requirements.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need to study in Australia will vary depending on the level of education you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact them to ask for advice.
Here is some general guidance on entry requirements for the different levels of study:
The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.
As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study. The list below is just an indication of the course costs for different types of qualification and does not include high value courses especially in the medical field.
|FIELD OF STUDY||COST RANGE|
|School||From $7,800 - 30,000|
|English Language Studies||Around $300 per week depending on course length|
|Vocational Educational and Training (Certificate I-IV, Diploma and Advance Diploma)||From $4,000 to $22,000 (duration from 21 weeks to 103 weeks)|
|Undergraduate Bachelor Degree||From $12,000 - $15,000 per semester (with a course duration of usually 3 years)|
|Postgraduate Master Degree||From $12,000 - $15,000 per semester (with a course duration of usually 2 years)|
|Doctorate Degree||From $10,000 - $15,000 per semester (with a course duration of one year to 2 years)|
All cost are per year in Australian dollars.
A school year would often have 2 semesters.
There is an annual cost of living requirement provided by DIBP. For Details see DIBP website: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/More/Student-Visa-Living-Costs-and-Evidence-of-Funds
From 1 July 2016, the 12 month living cost is:
The 'Insider Guides Cost of Living Calculator' is also a useful tool to help estimate your cost of living(opens in a new window) in Australia www.insiderguides.com.au/cost-of-living-calculator/(opens in a new window).
If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to your institution's international student support staff for assistance.
In preparing a Statement of Purpose, the student must be able to demonstrate that the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement has been met.
The genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement is an integrity measure to ensure that the student visa programme is used as intended and not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia.
The GTE requirement applies to all student visa applicants. The officer assessing the visa will and consider whether the individual circumstances of the student indicates that their intention is for a temporary stay in Australia.
The student must demonstrate that the genuine intention is merely to stay in Australia temporarily.
Hence in writing the statement of purpose, the student must be able to demonstrate:
An Offer Letter is a letter issued by the Course Provider, after the student has met all the academic entry requirements of that provider. Simply put, the provider has offered the student a place to study. The offer letter, would detail the course, the duration, the cost, the payment/fees due and the refund policy of that provider.
The student must read the Offer Letter and understand it. Signing the offer, signifies the assent to comply with the terms and conditions in that offer as well as the rules and regulations of that provider.
The COE or the Confirmation of Enrolment, is issued by the Provider. It confirms the enrolment of the student into the course. This is issued only after the student has paid the required deposit, has shown an appropriate OSHC, and has signed the offer letter.
The COE is the document required for the filing of the student visa.