Study in Australia - Entry Requirements

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary depending on the university, but usually fall two months prior to the start of the semester: that is, 15th November for first semester and 15th May for second semester.

Students need a sufficient level of English language proficiency and must meet minimum academic requirements to study in Australia. Institutions will assess whether you meet the selection criteria set for your proposed course of study. They will look at the level and content of the study you have completed in Australia or your home country.

Important
Students should begin application procedures as early as possible, since applying to an Australian university can be a lengthy process.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
English language proficiency is now a requirement when applying for a student visa. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the only test accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs for student visa purposes.
For Vocational Studies and Training courses as well as for secondary school courses an overall score between 5-6 is required, depending upon the choice of course. A score of 550 and above in TOEFL is also accepted.

Qualification

Required TOEFL

Required IELTS

 High School

 500-550 

 5-6

 Certificate (TAFE or private college)

 500-550

 5-6

 Diploma (TAFE or private college)

 500-550

 5-6

 Bachelors degree (university)

 550-600

 6.0 -7.0

 Postgraduate (university)

 550-600

 6.0 -7.0

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Each college or university has its own academic entry requirements, and this may be different for particular courses or programs. Many universities require students to have a certain grade point average from high school or an undergraduate degree. Below are some approximate guides:


Qualification

Academic Requirements

 Certificate (TAFE or  private college)

 Successful completion of 10 + 2 years of  school

 Diploma (TAFE or private  college)

 Successful completion of 10 + 2 years of  school

 Bachelorsdegree  (university)

 Successful completion of high school  (equivalent to 10+2 level)

 Postgraduate (university)

 Successful completion of an undergraduate  degree (10+2+3)


Application for the Student Visa is assessed on the basis of evidence of enrolment in any government registered Australian education institution for which the applicant has to enclose the 'Letter of Offer' issued to him by the institute; his bona-fides and financial status.

If the candidate is able to meet the Preliminary Visa Assessment (PVA) requirements, he is asked to undergo further processing, which includes payment of tuition fees to the institute and medicals examination. The entire process requires 4-6 weeks time.

Minimum academic qualifications

Academic entry qualifications are set by individual institutions. In assessing your academic standing the institution will look at both the level and content of the courses you have completed. It is essential that students provide a certified transcript of the studies taken, including results. 

An international student's application should include:

The academic record (a.k.a transcript)  details of the courses  a student has taken and the grades achieved.

Evidence of proficiency in English language( must include TOEFL or IELTS scores) 
A statement of  work experience and career  intentions
Interest in a particular scholarship or fellowship  

IDP Education Australia 
IDP  Education Australia offers a free  application and enrollment processing service. Please check with IDP offices in your area or nearby regions  for up-to-date course information.

Pre-departure briefings
If a student has applied through IDP, he/ she will be provided with a pre-departure briefing that will include all aspects of what to expect   upon landing in the new country.HE /she will also receive a kit containing  valuable and useful  information which he/she can make use of during his/her tenure . 

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