There are several things to consider when applying to study in Australia:
- Choosing the institution and course of study
- Applying for a student visa
- Providing evidence that you have sufficient funds to support your study
- English language requirements
- Health insurance
All these things will need to be considered before the day students show up for Orientation. The first thing to focus on is the application – if students can convince a university that they’re the type of person they’re looking for, that’s more than half the battle. Emphasising international experience and strong extra-curricular interests will help, since Aussie universities are very keen on welcoming international students.
With BridgeU, students can now search for Australian courses and universities from their Shortlist page, and add the courses that interest them. Teachers can see these additions and help students make sure their applications and compelling and distinct, by using our collaborative writing tools and strategy advisor.
Student visas are dependent upon a successful application, so once the offer comes through, it’s time for students to get their paperwork in order. Aside from having a successful application, for a visa application to be successful students will need to demonstrate that the necessary English language ability, and the finances to support their studies. These will need to cover health insurance, as well as living costs and tuition. Living costs will vary considerably depending on which university you choose to apply to but it’s worth remembering that the average cost of living and tuition for a student in Australia is considerably lower than in the United States or the United Kingdom.