If you are thinking about study in Australia it is likely that you’ll have many questions before making your decision. To help you out, we have compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions by international students. If you have additional questions, please contact us online or via one of our offices.

Why study in Australia

Australia invests billions of dollars into education each year. so our universities and education institutions offer world-class facilities and educators. Your Australian qualifications will be globally recognised and respected. Study in Australia offers much more than just a premium education. You will enjoy many different lifestyle choices, a high standard of living and great value for money. Our rich multicultural community means you will meet many different people from different cultures. Check out our Life in Australia page for more information. When you study in Australia you will develop a broad outlook, excellent life experience, maturity and independence. All qualities that are highly sought-after in the global employment market.

General study information

How many international students study in Australia? There are over 500 000 international students studying in Australian institutions currently with this number expected to increase in coming years.

Where can I get information on courses available to study in Australia? CCS can provide you with valuable course information tailored to your interests.

Which university will I study at? CCS with universities and education institutions throughout Australia. Your university will depend on your choice of study program and eligibility. Australian Agency will help you choose the right institution for you.

Entry requirements

What entry requirements do I need to satisfy before I can study in Australia? These vary between study programs and levels. CCS will help you identify and satisfy the entry requirements of your chosen course. For each course you will need to meet a minimum English language requirement

Do international students from English-speaking countries need to provide proof of English language proficiency? Not all students must provide proof of English language proficiency. CCS can advise as to whether you are exempt from this requirement.

How do I apply to study in Australia?Complete the online application form. For all application information visit our How to Apply page.

What application closing dates do I need to be aware of?These will vary depending on your choice of university and study program. CCS will help you meet all application deadlines. You can apply to CCS any time of year.You should be aware though that some study programs fill up quickly. Student visas can take some months to process. And you may have special entry requirements to meet for your program of study. These can impact on the speed of your application process.

What happens after I apply to study in Australia?CCS will guide you to the next step after applying.

What happens if my application to study in Australia is unsuccessful?Unsuccessful applications are often due to entry requirements not being met. CCS will help you meet these requirements and advise you on other available study options in your chosen field

Do I need a student visa to study in Australia?Yes, We can guide you through this process to ensure your documentation is complete and correct so your student visa is granted quickly.

Do I have to complete my studies within a certain time frame?Yes. Your student visa specifies an expected duration in which you will study in Australia. You must complete your studies within this duration.

Can I extend my student visa in Australia?Yes. You can apply to extend your student visa if you have not completed your studies within the expected duration.

What if I finish my studies early?You must leave Australia within 28 working days. If you wish to extend your stay in Australia you must gain approval from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

Can I change my program of study after I have arrived in Australia?Yes. You will need to get necessary permission from your university. If you change qualifications you may also need to submit a new student visa application.

Finance

How much does it cost to study in Australia?Australia offers very competitively priced study and living. Overall, we are consistently less expensive than the USA and UK. Tuition fees will vary depending on the course and university at which you study and also your chosen lifestyle and activity expenses.

Are student loans available to international students who study in Australia?No

Are scholarships available to international students who study in Australia?Yes. Most scholarships however, are offered for postgraduate study in universities. The majority of international students in Australia are full-fee paying students and are not awarded scholarships.

Can international students work while completing their studies?Student visa holders are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during their study in Australia. The spouses of Masters and PhD students can work unlimited hours.

Do I need a tax file number if I study in Australia?Yes You will need this for banking and tax purposes if you work during study. Every Australian Post Office will have an application form available. or you can apply online.

Yes You will need this for banking and tax purposes if you work during study. Every Australian Post Office will have an application form available. or you can apply online.