Are you ready to apply for Studying Abroad? FAQs
Ready to apply to study abroad? We answer your questions.
We get it – studying overseas is a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the hallowed halls of a Russell Group university or join a study tour to the Great Barrier Reef. But for us, it’s our everyday. Let’s just say we know what international students really want: a balance of a quality education and amazing life experiences.
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we get from students just like you.
Are you really ready for overseas study?
Studying abroad is a big step to take. All students get nervous about starting a new course but for international students you will be getting used to a new country, new city and potentially another language and or accent.
All of these things add up to an incredible adventure!
However, it's a great idea to talk openly about any concerns you have before applying with your family as well as one of our counsellors so that you are confident and ready to take the next step. Chatting to other friends or teachers who have also studied overseas will also give you some valuable tips and real-life advice to consider.
What are the services provided by IDP?
Students like you come to us for advice and help on everything from choosing a study country, university or course as well as course application assistance. We also provide advice on accommodation options, visa applications and even link you up with other support partners such as property rental agents and student/alumni associations.
Which countries can I choose from?
How do I apply?
Our experienced IDP counsellors will help you put together your application and certify the supporting documents. Your counsellor will then submit your application on your behalf to your university or institution of choice.
Do I need to make an appointment to meet an IDP counsellor?
We also welcome walk-ins on weekdays (Sunday – Thursday) between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.
What certificates and other documents should I bring to my appointment?
You’ll need to bring documents to verify your identity (valid passport) and school (or academic) transcripts. This will help your counsellor streamline your application.
Which universities and schools do you partner with?
IDP represents more than 600 universities and schools in Australia, the UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand. You can apply to any of the 38 Australian public universities (including all Group of Eight universities), all the eight New Zealand universities, the majority of UK universities (including the Russell Group) and many quality US and Canadian schools.
Are there hidden service fees for IDP?
We don’t charge any student fees for consultations with our counsellors and there are no hidden charges.
How long do applications take to process?
It takes four to six weeks to process a course application. It may take longer if it is during peak period or a holiday season.
We know this can feel like a really long wait! You just have to keep calm and hope for the best.