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A Brief Guide: Be an International Student in Australia by 2021

Do you have your sights set on studying in Australia? Your dream to study in a country with quality education, affordable living costs, and numerous employment opportunities is within reach. The process of studying in Australia is simple. Follow these steps and you are good to go.

1. Deliberate

You have a lot of options as Australia has numerous cities considered the best for students in terms of quality of life, living costs, employment opportunities, and student community. IDP’s school and course search tools can aid in your search.

2. Consult with IDP

IDP offers free one-on-one appointments with experienced Education Counselors who will guide you throughout the process of studying in Australia - from school and visa application up to pre-departure activities. If you are eligible for and you meet the requirements of your preferred school and course, you can submit your application through IDP.

3. Submit your Application

Once you have decided, submit your application. To lessen your worries, your IDP Counselor will coordinate with the institution directly and regularly update you about the status of your application. After your chosen institution accepts your application, they will send a letter of offer. This details the duration of your course and total course fees. Your IDP Counselor will discuss the terms and conditions to help you make decisions about accepting the offer.

4. Apply for a Visa

Upon acceptance, your chosen institution will email an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECoE). The eCoE is a necessary document for Student Visa application. Along with the eCoE and your personal documents, your counselor will also assist you with other visa requirements including your medical insurance and overseas student health cover. Since borders are still closed, you can commence your studies online while waiting for the visa decision.

5. Prepare for your start date

Now that the process is finished, all that is left to do is to wait until borders open so you can fly to Australia. While waiting, do not hesitate to approach your IDP Counselor for any concern.


If you’re thinking of applying or looking for study opportunities abroad, IDP is here to help. Kindly fill out the inquiry form on this page to get in touch with our excellent Education Counselors.

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Written by: Aira Cunanan

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