Helping you find government information and services

International students

Find information for international students over a range of issues such as visa and immigration information, course and educational institution options, scholarships and other advice.

Study in Australia

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Provides an introduction to the benefits of studying in Australia. You can search for courses, find out about study costs, and about living in Australia. You can also identify courses which meet Australia's registration, accreditation and quality assurance standards in your own country.

Australian Trade Commission

Study in Australia – visas and information

Provides information  for students who are considering studying in Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Australia Awards

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International scholarships and fellowships offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas. They are awarded each year to citizens of participating countries from Asia, the Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Bridging visas

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A bridging visa is a temporary visa that provides for a non-citizen to remain lawful in certain circumstances where they do not hold a substantive visa. There are different categories of bridging visas for Australia that relate to different circumstances.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Changing courses or education providers

Provides details on how to change to a new course at a different level of qualification or with a different education provider.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students

CRICOS is the official website that lists all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered. Search for information about courses offered by Australian education institutions.

Department of Education and Training

Endeavour scholarships and fellowships

Internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship and fellowship programs providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Department of Education and Training

ESOS legislative framework

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework protects the interests of overseas students and Australia's reputation for delivering quality education services by setting out standards, roles and responsibilities for education institutions that teach overseas students, as well as providing tuition and financial assurance for students.

Department of Education and Training

Overseas Students Ombudsman

Investigates complaints about problems that overseas students or intending overseas students may have with private education and training in Australia.

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Scholarships information for international students

Scholarships are offered by the Australian Government, education institutions and a number of other organisations. They cover various educational sectors, including vocational education and training, student exchanges, undergraduate and postgraduate study and research.

Australian Trade Commission

Visa holders and migrants – know your workplace rights

Find out what visa holders and migrants need to know before they start working in Australia.

Fair Work Ombudsman