A few elements, which made Australia the most preferred destination for international students is the quality of education, the modern qualifications regarding individuals, affordable, English communicating state and in addition to that, Governmental as well as institution assistance for students. One more reason for selecting Australia is for that it is cost effective. The education as well as living expense in Australia is reasonably 40% to 60% less than other countries.
How to Apply
- Research about your financial situation and possibilities
For this, you must take in account the cost of the course, books, the transport, food, accommodation, the visa and the aerial ticket. Consider also the requirements to get the approval of the student Visa from the Embassy of Australia in relation to your course and country. Normally you need to show A$ 1550 monthly to cover your expenses in Australia apart of the cost of the course and the ticket.
- Choose the city and the type of course you want
This step is one of the most important, because once the visa has been emitted; you will not be able to change the course, or the city, only if the institution has branches in other Australian cities. To change courses you need the authorization of Immigration and it needs to be for important reasons.
- Get the Letter of Offer
Once the determined course and the city is chosen, you will have to request to the institute a letter of offer of vacancy (Letter of Offer). First you will need to fill the form of application of the institute (Available with East West Consultants) with your personal data such as your full name as from passport, address, desired course, duration, if you need transfer from the airport, if you want a homestay etc. After that the institute will send you a letter confirming that it has vacancy for you. The invoice will come as an attachment for you to make the payment (they accepted majority of Credit Card, and 100% of them accept remittance or banking transfers). The majority of the institutes include in the invoice, the compulsory Health Insurance and the value of the Home stay if applicable.
- Pay and receive the “COE”
The Confirmation of Enrolment or COE is an official and is the most important document, because with it you then are able to apply for the visa. It is emitted by the institution after receiving the payment confirming that you are registered for the course. Being an official document, it will not be sent by email, but by either Fax or Postage. Therefore, when sending your details to the institute for you to get the Letter of Offer you should include a fax number or indicate an alternative to receive it
Note: The institute will send one copy of the COE directly to the Embassy and the other one to you.
- Start the medical examination
A X-ray of the Thorax and a medical examination are also requirements for the visa. You will have to choose a registered doctor listed by the Embassy of Australia in your city. In case there is none, contact the Embassy for instructions on how to proceed.
Attention: The examinations have limited validity therefore do not do it too much in advance. A copy will be sent to the Embassy.
- Apply for the VISA
Please attach the COE and the Letter of Offer with the Visa application form for Student Visa.
- Attention:Please never lie or supply with omitted facts to the Embassy of Australia because they will verify.
- Once the visa is issued
Confirm and pay the air ticket and the accommodation, in case you decide to stay in a hostel (most of hostels accepts credit cards and booking online).
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