Helping you find government information and services

International students

Find government information for Australian students wishing to study overseas, and international students wishing to study in Australia. Includes visa and immigration information, course and 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 and Investment Commission

Study in Australia – visas and information

Provides information  for students who are considering studying in Australia.

Department of Home Affairs

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. There are five types of bridging visas which cover different circumstances.

Department of Home Affairs

Changing courses

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if you are thinking of changing your course of study, you need to ensure that you continue to meet all the conditions that apply to your student visa.

Department of Home Affairs

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 and Investment Commission

Study Overseas

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Provides information and advice on options for studying overseas as part of your university or vocational course.

Department of Education and Training

Studying in Australia – tax information

Provides taxation information for overseas students enrolled to study in Australia in a course that lasts for six months or more.

Australian Taxation Office

Tuition Protection Service

Assists international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. Ensures students are able to either complete their studies in another course or with another provider or receive a refund of their unspent tuition fees.

Department of Education and Training

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