Australia has long been a sought-after study destination, thanks to its beautiful beaches and world-class universities. Many Australian institutions rank highly on global university rankings; 15 Nobel laureates have studied there. When it comes to research, Australia leads the pack – discoveries like penicillin, IVF and Wi-Fi have all helped make life much more convenient.
But studying abroad in Australia does not come without its challenges. From getting the appropriate student visa to finding suitable housing arrangements, there are some key points you must keep in mind before taking the leap.
Before traveling to Australia, it is imperative that you ensure you have enough funds for tuition fees and living expenses. Tuition costs depend on the course and institution chosen; for a full-time bachelor’s degree at most institutions will cost about AU$30,840 annually; should you opt for high-value courses such as medicine, however, this figure could increase significantly.
As well as showing proof of adequate funds to support yourself throughout your time in Australia, you will also be required to show evidence of sufficient finances by providing your education provider’s Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), proof that you have sufficient financial resources and an Overseas Student Health Coverage (OSHC) policy in order to secure your visa.
Make sure that you possess a valid passport and understand Australia’s entry requirements, including taking an English language test and possessing medical certificate as well as meeting minimum academic entry requirements for your chosen course.