In our recent Destination Australia webinar series, we heard from some of Adventus.io’s partner institutions about what makes Australia a great place to study and what recruiters need to know when applying.
Where to go?
Whether your students are looking for a fast-paced city lifestyle or a safer, community feel, Australia has a lot of options. By no means an exhaustive list, here are some of the country’s many popular study destinations:Victoria
Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne, is rated one of the world’s best student cities for a reason: it has a vibrant multicultural population, lively café culture, and major arts and sporting scenes.New South Wales
From the global city of Sydney to the outback and its beautiful coastal regions, New South Wales is rich with diverse study options.Western Australia
WA offers unique and stunning landscapes, from coast to forest. In their time off, students could swim with dolphins at Ningaloo reef, enjoy Perth’s café culture, or visit world-class wineries.Queensland
Known as “the sunshine state”, Queensland has a sub-tropical climate that many students love. Its capital city, Brisbane, ranks in the world’s top 10 most livable cities, and the Gold Coast is a growing study destination.Australian Capital Territory
The ACT is home to Australia’s capital, Canberra – a small but vibrant city, known as one of the safest in Australia (and one of the most highly vaccinated in the world!).
What to know when applying?
Admissions requirements and processes vary between Australian institutions: while some can be flexible with academic records and English language requirements, others remain strict. When applying, keep these details in mind:Pathway options
For students who don’t have the results to enter university directly, there are many providers in Australia who offer pathway programs – such as Griffith, Deakin and La Trobe Colleges – which are based on the same campuses as their university equivalents.Application turnaround times
Many Australian institutions aim for 7 – 15 business days to process an application, but some aim for as little as 48 hours. April to June and October to December are peak times for Australian providers, so prepare for wait times to be extended during these periods.Spouse cases
A common question for many students is, spouse cases are determined on a case-by-case basis in Australia. Some institutions require a minimum 12-month marriage and will ask for clear documentation about this.Study gaps
This varies across institutions. For some institutions, it is limited to a one-year gap. Others allow longer gaps but may ask students in this position to explain the gap in a detailed Statement of Purpose.Current intakes
Many Australian institutions are currently open for a 2022 mid-year intake, in June, July, or August. Admissions for the November 2022 and February 2023 intakes are also opening soon.