How to Apply to Australian Universities

So you’ve decided you want to study in Perth? Where do you start? Below you will find steps on how to apply to Australian Universities for International students. Also, make sure you meet the Australian Government’s visa requirements before you apply to study.

Step One: Do some research

It’s a good idea to spend some time researching Perth universities, colleges and schools to make sure they offer courses that best suit you. You can find a list of them here.

Being a student in Perth involves more than studying and finishing your course. You will also be living the Perth lifestyle and will be confronted with different experiences. Consider the location and culture of where you choose to study and make sure it suits you.

Your education institution may host a number of student associations (also called clubs, groups and societies) with different purposes, including:

  • Academic associations that link you with other students who are studying your subjects or are in your faculty.
  • International and religious associations where you can interact with local and international students from your country or religious background.
  • Interest groups that gather to discuss and act on certain social or educational issues.
  • Social, sporting and leisure associations for you to enjoy extra-curricular activities and events outside of the classroom.

Check out the website of your chosen university, college or school to find out what activities they have for students.

Follow the StudyPerth Facebook page to find out more about student life in Perth.

Step Two: Choose your course

Use the StudyPerth course finder to search for a variety of courses across Perth universities, colleges and schools.

Are you interested to find out what other students think of a certain course or university? Visit the QILT website to compare different student experiences over a range of courses at Perth universities so you can make a good decision about where and what to study.

Step Three: Application process

Contact the institution you wish to study at and ask to speak to the International Office. Nearly all Perth universities, schools and colleges employ staff to assist and enroll international students.

You should introduce yourself to the International Office soon after arriving in Australia and start making use of their services. If your institution does not have an International Office, talk to the student administration staff.

Career counsellors are also available to help you decide on further study and career opportunities.

Australian Government Scholarships

Our education system provides opportunities for international students with exceptional academic results to earn an Australian Government Scholarship. The scholarships are managed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and include the following educational programs:

  • Undergraduate studies
  • Postgraduate studies
  • Research programs
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Student exchanges

*Australian Government scholarships are not available to those undertaking English language studies

For more information on how to apply to Australian universities as an international student, visit here.


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