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STUDY IN AUSTRALIA: Demystifying process for Foreign Students

If you are comparing your options to decide where to study and want to know more about the study opportunities offered by Australia then you are on the right page. With a reputation of having 8 universities out of the Top 100 Universities in the world, Australia has 1,100 prominent institutions offering more than 22,000 courses to the students. Now aren’t those the numbers to consider?

You can not only pursue primary and secondary education in Australia but they also provide comprehensive courses of Vocational Education & Training, Undergraduate Programs, Post Graduate Programs and even Doctoral Degree. So whatever you want to study, Australia will have a course for it.




  • Arts and Humanities
  • Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

If you cannot find your preferred field in the above list then you don’t need to worry. These are just the popular ones. That does not mean any other program is valued less in the country.





As you read above, Australia has many options to pursue in terms of study. But before getting ahead of ourselves, we need to understand their basic education system, its duration and when it usually starts.

  1. Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Under this, students can learn other niches, apart from the mainstream programs, under the guidance of professionals who’ve had years of real-time industry experience in their area of specialization.


  • Length: 1-4 years
  • Semester: 2
  • Start Time: February*


  1. Under Graduate Program

This offers courses to the students who have completed their secondary education in or outside Australia and who wish to study further and get a Graduation Degree.


  • Length: 3 years (4 in case of honours degree)
  • Semester: 2-3
  • Start Time: March*


  1. Post Graduate Program

As the name suggests, this program gives an opportunity to the graduate students (residing in or outside Australia) to go further with their education and do an upgraded level of their graduate course.


  • Length: 1-2 years
  • Semester: 2-3
  • Start Time: March*


  1. Doctoral Degree

It is the specialization in any field of study and its duration, semesters and start time usually depends on your Coordinator.


*The start time for the respective courses might differ a bit depending on different institutes.


Australia, like any other country, makes certain amendments for some students by providing them Australia Sponsorships.

You can know if you’re eligible for one, here.





The application process for Australian study visa is not that complicated. In fact, it is quite simple. You just have to follow the below mentioned steps (if you can on your own) or get Free Consultancy by Visa Walk professionals and get started with the process.


  • Explore & Research

This will be your most beneficial first step. Before deciding on anything you initially need to know every detail you can about the process. Start by viewing a list of colleges in every area and assessing which program you are most interested in.


  • Apply to the Institute


After you’ve decided upon the program and college of your liking, the next thing that you need to do is to gather all the necessary documents and apply in the college/university.


  • Be Patient & Wait

Now all you have to do is wait. If you’re applying through the services of Visa Walk, we guide you through the process and file the application on behalf of you so that you don’t have to worry about anything. We keep you updated all along and put in our best efforts to get you your CoE* and GTE*.

  • File the Visa Application

After a successful acceptation in the institute, the final step is to file the study visa application. We make sure that your application looks up to the mark and that it passes any possible rejections.


*CoE or Confirmation of Enrollment is a document issued by the applied institute if your application is accepted.

*GTE or Genuine Temporary Entrant is a letter written to the Australian government to ensure them you are a student and want to study in their country. It also states that you will not partake in any illegal activity or misconduct in/off campus.





Other than providing extensive courses, Australia is known for a number of other things. Some of them being,


  • Great student and alumni experience
  • Part-time work permission for up to 40 hours every two weeks
  • You can even apply for more than one course (conditions applied)

One more out of many other great experiences of Australia include its strict policies to ensure that the students get a trouble-free and worth-remembering experience to study in Australia. This is assured by Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) for higher education and Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for VET.





To apply for a study visa in Australia the subclass is 500. But before applying, you need to finalize an institute and what you’ll be studying there. After that, you have to send an application to that institute and get accepted by them. Only after the completion of this process are you partly eligible to apply for the visa. There’s still a long way to go from here.

Seems a bit overwhelming and time consuming? Don’t worry. Visa Walk has experts who dedicate all their time towards helping you achieve your dream. From searching for prospective institutes to making sure your documentation is complete and visa is approved, we are there with you all along.




We provide proficient counseling as well as consultancy for all types of visa applications. You are not just another person to us but rather a member of our society who wish to take a step ahead in their lives.

To talk about Australia’s study visa, we can provide you assistance at finding best universities in Australia for international students, helping you complete your documents, filing them to Australian government and putting in all of our efforts to get your visa approved.

We provide help and guidance with other visas of many more countries. You can check other articles on our Blog page or you can book a free consultancy session today to get started on your abroad journey.