text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation
IDP Australia Hotline: 1800 664 700

Things to consider before studying in Australia

Published on October 20, 2016
As one of the top three international countries where foreign students study abroad (alongside the US and UK), Australia is fast becoming a popular international study destination due to its safe environment, friendly people and inclusive, multicultural society. As with any big decision, especially one that involves relocation to a foreign country, there are some things that you might wish to consider before coming to Australia.

Competence in the English language

This is probably the most important factor when planning your studies in Australia. If your proficiency in the English language is limited, you may be advised to enrol in an English language school before starting your degree or program. In most cases, international students are required to take language proficiency tests (such as IELTS) before they are allowed to enrol in certain programs. It is therefore crucial that you carefully examine the policies of your chosen institution in terms of English language testing and classes.

Interested in Bank Account Setup with IDP?
Enter your details below and we'll call you back when it suits you.
Enter your details below and we'll call you back when it suits you.
We’d love to know your name!
Please enter your last name
We need an email we can contact you on
We need a phone number so we can call you
Got any ideal countries in mind?
Give us an idea of when you want to go
Please select your nearest IDP Office
Please select you're interested in finding out about?
IDP won't share your details with others without your permission:
Please agree to our terms
Can we call you to get started?

Please select qualification levels

Enter a subject and select from the list

  • Type 3 characters of a subject name and select from the list

  • Enter a course subject and select from the list

Please type and select an institution

  • Type 3 characters of a university name and select from the list

  • Enter a university or school name and select from the list