10 Steps To Apply & Study in Australia this Year

Australia has become a prominent powerhouse for education by providing a quality education for almost 8,00,000 international students every year. And among the top 100 universities in the world, 7 are from Australia. Another interesting fact is 17% of international students in Australia are from India. So, it won’t be completely new for Indian students as they can find some desi over there too.

So if you are also planning to study in Australia, look nowhere, here is the complete application process step by step.

How to Apply for Australian Education?

Here is the step-by-step application process to study in Australia.

  • Select the Course to Study in Australia

    To begin with, choosing the course for your higher studies in Australia is your first step. Make a list of the courses that appeal to you and are relevant to your academic background and long-term objectives.

    Check out the top courses to study in Australia for 2024, if you're not sure which one to take.

    • Pharmacy
    • Rehabilitation
    • Medicine
    • Engineering
    • Teaching
    • Dentistry
    • Veterinary studies
    • Law and Paralegal Studies
    • Business and Management
    • Nursing
  • Pick the desired Universities to apply

    After you've decided on your favorite courses, make a list of all the colleges you'd like to attend in Australia. Here are some of the elements to consider while narrowing down the universities to which you should apply for higher education.

    • University rank and reputation
    • Tuition fee
    • Notable alumni
    • Eligibility criteria
    • Return on investment (ROI)
    • University location

    Choose a university with a high reputation, ROI, and ranking. For a clear perspective, look at Australia's top universities. Alternatively, you can enlist the assistance of one of our education advisers to assist you in making your institution choices.

  • Check the Entry Requirements for Australian Universities

    Each university has a different set of requirements to get admission. It also depends on the course chosen. Verify the entry requirements for the universities selected. Make sure to fulfill all the eligibility criteria to study in Australia.

  • Plan when to take the Admission Tests

    As every Australian university has English proficiency as a mandatory requirement, plan to take the required assessments minimum of 3 months before the application deadlines.

  • Register on the Official College website

    Visit the official website of the university you would like to apply to. And register if you are applying to the university for the first time.

  • Prepare your SOP

    SOP means a Statement of Purpose which highlights your academic achievements and grades. Australian universities and immigration departments need SOP, for providing the Australian student visa as proof of Genuine Temporary Entrant.

  • [Read More: Detailed Guide to Write a Perfect SOP]

  • Apply to the Australian University

    Fill out the application form for the desired university with all the details required. Here are the details required to apply to Australian Universities.

    • Your personal information
    • Proof of your English language proficiency, certified
    • Academic transcripts and other facts about your past academic qualifications
    • An overview of your work experience a list of your course preferences — the course(s) for which you are applying (if applicable)

    Proceed with paying the Registration fee if Applicable.

  • Wait to receive the Letter of Acceptance

    A Letter of acceptance will be sent by the universities which have shortlisted your profile to study at their universities.

  • Finish the Payment Process for the Tuition Fee

    Proceed to the tuition fee payment for the university you received the invitation letter from. If you receive the ITA from more than one university, choose the best amongst them as per your requirements.

  • Apply for an Australian Student Visa

    This is probably the last step in the process of applying to study in Australia. Apply for the Australian Student visa which is mandatory to enter Australia for education.

[Read More: Key Points to remember before Study in Australia]

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to Australia

Here are the 7 steps to apply for the Australia Student Visa from India.

  • Find the University and choose the choice of course
  • Wait till you get COE
  • Set up an account with Australian Immigration Authorities
  • Make sure to get all the documents ready for the digital submission
  • Fill out the visa application completely without any errors.
  • Apply and pay the fees
  • Schedule the visa interview and attend the visa interview and complete the biometrics.

Here is the list of documents required to apply for a student visa.

  • Valid passport
  • Academic certificates. Copy of your undergraduate degree certificate for post-graduation aspirants.
  • Passport size photos
  • Translated copies of course modules and grades
  • Score report of English language proficiency tests
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Updated CV

The students who wish to study in Australia must fulfill the below eligibility criteria.

  • GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) is required
  • Sufficient funds proof
  • English Language proficiency
  • Clean police certificate
  • Health certificate

[Read More: Check out the Eligibility Criteria in detail to Study in Australia]

There are eight types of student visas in Australia.

  • Independent ELICOS Sector visa (subclass 570)
  • Schools Sector visa (subclass 571)
  • Vocational Education and Training Sector visa (subclass 572)
  • Higher Education Sector Visa (subclass 573)
  • Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (subclass 574)
  • Non-Award Sector visa (subclass 575)
  • Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector visa (subclass 576)
  • Student Guardian visa (subclass 580)

To find out which visa you should apply for, consult our Australian education experts.

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