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Study in Australia with IELTS
Just like you, people choose IELTS to support their study ambitions in Australia. They know more than 11,000 organisations globally accept IELTS. It is the most respected test of English in the world. With IELTS, you know that your score can help you with an Australian study visa. It also helps you with entry into Australian universities, schools, training colleges and other tertiary institutions.
IELTS has 50 test venues in Australia. We know getting the results you need is important for your study in Australia. So, that’s why IELTS also offers you more free practice material than any other language test. IELTS helps you succeed.
What is the required IELTS score for studying in Australia?
Most universities and academic institutions have different requirements when it comes to IELTS scores. So, what is the best way to find out about the requirements for the course you’re interested in? Of course, you can contact the course provider directly. But you can also get in touch with an education counsellor. They have access to information of multiple education providers.
Study in Australia
Are you looking to stay in Australia for education purposes? An Australian Student Visa (subclass) is your starting point. Generally, you can apply for a student visa by enrolling in:
What can you do on a Student Visa?
Study and Work in Australia
Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks. This only applies while your course is in session. When you’re on holidays from your studies, you can work unlimited hours. If you do a Masters by research or doctorate, you can also work unlimited hours. Check your visa conditions for more information.
A student visa will let you stay in Australia during your studies. So, you can stay in Australia as long as you are studying. Some university degrees can be 5-years long. If you want to stay after your studies, check Migrate to Australia.
On a student visa, you can travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want. This is great if you want to return home during the holidays to visit friends and family.
Obtain an Australian diploma
The real benefit of studying in Australia is getting a world-class education. By studying here, you can obtain an internationally recognised Diploma, Bachelor's Degree or Master’s Degree. Or you can undertake a research qualification and get your PhD. Around the world, people recognise the high standards of Australian qualifications. So, an Australian education may be your ticket to a work visa. It may also let you remain in Australia as a Permanent Resident.
The Australian Government introduced a post-study work visa in 2013. It allows some international students completing an Australian degree to remain here. As a result, you can gain work experience after you graduate. Graduates of a bachelor and masters by coursework degree can apply for a two-year work visa. This increases to three years for masters by research graduates. PhD graduates can stay for four years. Read more about migrating to Australia.
Include a partner or a family member
You can include your family members and/or your partner with your student visa. This means that your family can join you in Australia while you study.
What makes Australia a top study destination for international students?
Australia’s university system ranks in the top 10 in the world. Seven Australian universities feature in the top 100 world-wide. This makes Australia a good choice for students wanting to study abroad.
Australia has a strong economy and high standard of living. So it’s not surprising that four of the world’s most liveable cities are found in Australia. This alone makes it the third most popular international study destination in the world.
In 2018, more than 620,000 international students enrolled in pre-tertiary, tertiary and vocational education in Australia.
I completed my Bachelor of Computer Science in India and worked for three years as a technical support consultant. With the help of IDP Education, I applied to study a Masters of Business Information Management and Systems at La Trobe University.
Khushnawazi Amalsadiwalla, provisioning analyst, Masters graduate, PR of Australia.
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