Admission to an Australian University – step by step process


The land of kangaroos, Australia, is one of the most chosen countries for education purposes amid Indian students. The friendly, laid-back nature of the country attracts many international students. Along with the high standard of living the country also possesses an admirable education system thus harboring third largest population of international students in English-speaking world behind UK and USA. Over 22,000 courses are taught across 1,100 institutions in Australia. Seven of the top 100 universities of the world are based in Australia.

Fill all the requirements

There are certain documents that you need to get in hand before coming to Australia. Make sure you have all of the following documents ready.

  • An updated passport
  • English Language Proficiency test
  • Bank Balance or other proofs about how you will fund your education

These documents are subject to changes and depend on state, university, course etc.

Appropriate course and university

Moving abroad requires vigilant groundwork and the first step is to search and decide on a recognized course in any of the Australian university. A limit to number of courses you can apply to is enforced in some states. Hence, choosing what course you want to enroll in should be done wisely.

How to apply?

Unlike USA and UK, Australia gives you flexibility to apply through numerous ways. Hiring an agency or approaching university’s immigration cells are two ways to seek help if you do not want to do it yourself.

English Language Proficiency test

IELTS and TOEFL are two standardized tests for accessing English language proficiency. Australian universities also accept PTE. If you belong to a non English speaking country, you have to take any of these tests.

Applying to your chose university

This step is one of the most important steps. Your visa and your stay in Australia depend on this. Apply to a university that offers the course of your choice. If you are unsure, seek help from the representatives that you’ll find on the official websites.

Be sure of your purpose of coming to Australia since many universities can demand a written statement stating it.

Australian Visa application

Next step is to apply for Australian student visa. Acquiring an Australian student visa (subclass 500) is not an exhilarating process, but can become tedious if you don’t have all the documents in hand while applying for the visa. You can submit the application to Australian Immigration Portal.

Next step towards acquiring Australian visa is to get OSHC, which is a health cover. Many insurance providers can help you with it.

There are further documents that you need in hand. These are:

  • Updated passport
  • Confirmation of Enrollment
  • IELTS/PTE results
  • Bank balance of AU$ 18,610/year (INR 9lacs)
  • Australian accepted health insurance
  • Police verification certificates

Post verification

After getting your visa application approved, you can now fly to Australia (within 90 days before the commencement of your course). In this span of time you can fix other necessities like accommodation.

Arrival in Australia

After your arrival in Australia, the procedure demands you to visit Immigration office for a short interview. Keep all the documents sorted and in hand.

Originally posted 2022-09-03 04:02:56.


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