How to study in Australia is the first question to ask yourself in order to fulfill your dream of becoming an international student in Australia. Fortunately, the whole process of studying abroad is extremely simple and we have broken it down in 9 simple steps to help you understand.
Step 1. Decide which course do you want to study
Once you have decided to study in Australia, it is important to decide which course do you want to study. We would highly recommend asking yourself these two questions before deciding which course do you want to study abroad.
1. What are you passionate about?
It is important to study something that you are passionate about or highly interested in as you are most likely to find a job in that sector.
2. Do you want to keep an option of permanent residency open?
A lot of international students come to Australia to study a course and later change their course because they get to know that either it is impossible or extremely difficult to obtain permanent residency through the course they are studying. So always consult a registered migration agent to understand your pathways or do the required research.
Step 2. Shortlist University
Once you have decided what you want to study, the next step is to decide where do you study that course from. Courses like Business and IT are offered by almost all universities so research is the key here. We would recommend asking these two questions before shortlisting the university.
1. University ranking and course structure
A simple google search might help you find the ranking of various Australian universities. We also recommend QS ranking(link) as they are one of the most trusted sources of information when it comes to University ranking.
2. How much can you afford?
Another thing to consider is the fees of a specific university. Group of 8 (link) universities are considered the best 8 universities in Australia but they come with a cost. Compared to other universities Go8 universities are quite expensive.
Step 3. Apply to shortlisted universities
Applying to universities can be quite tedious. Fortunately, education agents can come handy in this situation. Usually, education consultants do not charge from students for the application as they have an agreement with the universities. We recommend doing in-depth research before consulting an education consultant. If you are applying by yourself, university websites have a detailed list of the documents required. In case of any confusion, always reach out to university support and they would be happy to help.
Step 4. Receiving Offer Letter
Once you have applied to multiple universities, you are most likely to receive an unconditional offer letter or a conditional offer letter. If you receive a conditional offer letter, it is important to fulfill the required conditions and the university would issue an unconditional offer letter. It is important to have an unconditional offer letter in order to pay the fees and get Confirmation of enrolment.
Step 5. Accept the offer by paying fees for the first semester
One of the most important documents to get your Australian visa is confirmation of enrolment from the university. Once you have decided which university you want to study in, t is time to pay the first semester/year tuition fees. The university should issue CoE soon after paying the fees.
Step 6. Visa application
There are multiple documents that are very important to submit while applying for your Australian student visa. We have listed some of the documents required.
- Valid Passport
- Confirmation of Enrolment(CoE)
- Medical Insurance
- HAP ID (Health checkup document)
If you have appointed an education consultant for your admission, usually they should help you with your visa application.
Step 7. – Pack your bags and fly away
Once you have got your student visa, all you need to do is pack your bag, book your tickets and fly away. Good Luck!