Why Study in Australia
Australia promotes innovation, creativity, and independent thinking throughout its universities. International students who study and live in Australia soon find that their education is challenging, fun, and rewarding. As an international student in Australia, you can expect to live, grow, and learn in a young, friendly country full of opportunities. For those international students who successfully complete their degree, they will soon find that they are competitive in today’s international job market.
Choosing the Right Program
How do you know what program/university is right for you? Referring to our Factors to Consider section should give a good understanding of what you need to think about to make the right choice.
Living in Australia
Living in Australia will be different from life in your home country. To prepare for an experience in a foreign country far from home, our Living in Oz section provides help, advice, and information about what life is like in Australia.
Insurance for Australia
Many international students traveling and studying in Australia will want to have a private health insurance plan in place for the full duration of their time abroad. It’s important to think about what type of coverage you’ll need and if you plan to do any international traveling. Students often opt to apply for travel medical insurance coverage for Australia so that they will be covered should the unexpected happen. Whether you get sick, need emergency care, or need evacuation coverage, international travel medical insurance will be helpful.
Australia has a special health insurance coverage for international students called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSCH). This insurance is required while on your student visa in Australia – but what happens if you travel to another country? Or if you need more comprehensive coverage? Or if you will be traveling to Australia as a non-student?
Working in Australia
One of the benefits of being an international student in Australia is the ability to work part-time while completing your degree. Australia gives those with a student visa automatic permission to work. International students must find a job on their own, but once hired, they will gain hands-on experience in a number of fields including retail, administration, and hospitality. Not only is this a unique opportunity for students to gain real work-experience in Australia, it also helps students cover their living and college expenses as well as improves their business English fluency.
If you are interested in Working in Australia, we can help provide information on visa requirements, working permissions, landing a job, and more. See why many international students are choosing Australia as their study destination where they can get international work experience and improve their English.
Financial Aid for Australia
Studying in Australia can be expensive. The key to success is to budget ahead of time and secure financial assistance. Once you have verified your costs, the next step is calculating how much you and your family can afford. International organizations, international scholarships, international student loans, and private Australian organizations can be important funding sources that can help you study in Australia. Read our Financial Aid section to learn more.
You have graduated – now what happens? What are your options? Can you stay in Australia? Do you need to leave the country? Can you go to Graduate School? Upon graduation, students have many options – this section will help decide what is right for you.
Student Tax Returns in Australia
While studying in Australia as an international student you will likely have the ability to work. Since taxes will be taken out of your pay, you will need to also lodge a tax return each year. Filing a tax return can be a complicated process, but our Australian tax return information can help introduce you to this topic and keep you on track. Explore answers to some of the frequently asked questions around Australian tax returns, a step by step guide to getting started, and where you can turn if you need assistance filing.