International Students

Torrens University Australia is Australia’s fastest growing Australian university offering innovative and industry-aligned courses led by industry-experienced academics. At Torrens our focus is entirely on you, the student. We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

We are committed to helping you through your study journey. Our understanding student support staff and Course and Careers Advisors are dedicated to assist you with academic skills coaching, orientation, integration – from start to finish, industry placements and internships.

At Torrens, we understand that some international students may not have the IELTS requirements for direct entry into our courses which is why we have partnered with the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) to offer students English for academic purposes pathways.

Torrens University Australia applies the same standards of admission and commitment to international students as for Australian students. Our comprehensive student services network ensures you are supported throughout every step of your admission and learning experience, giving you the best possible opportunity to succeed.

Torrens is registered by Australia’s national regulator of higher education, the Tertiary Education and Standards Agency (TEQSA). TEQSA assesses universities for compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework to ensure a high standard of teaching and curricula, quality student outcomes, and a positive student experience.

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) and related legislation is designed to safeguard the interests of students coming to Australia on student visas. The legislation aims to protect and enhance Australia’s reputation for quality education, to provide tuition protection and support the integrity of the student visa program. The ESOS Act ensures that international students studying in Australia receive the same standard of education as Australian students, and are treated fairly regarding the payment of fees and receiving refunds.

Torrens University Australia meets the ESOS requirements as a registered Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider in Australia, CRICOS provider number 03389E.

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the Australian national system that sets the standards for Australian qualifications. All courses offered by Torrens University Australia are AQF compliant.

Torrens acknowledges that circumstances beyond the control of a student may impact on the ability to commence or continue study after tuition fees have been paid. Our International Student Refund Policy outlines the conditions for providing a full or partial refund of fees.





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Studying at Torrens

English Language Requirements

Studying in Australia

At Torrens University Australia you will be treated fairly, studying in a positive and safe learning environment that allows you to reach your full potential.

You will have access to staff and academic support throughout your journey with us. The Torrens University Australia Student Charter outlines your rights and responsibilities while you are studying with us. Information related to fees can be found in our international student brochure.

In order to study at Torrens as an international student you must obtain a student visa. Student visas are temporary visas that allow people to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.

An international student is defined as someone who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, nor a migrant holding a permanent resident visa for Australia. Visit this government site for more information: 


To gain entry into a courses at Torrens University Australia, domestic and international applicants must satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements.

English Language Test and Minimum Score

English Language Test Undergraduate Requirement Postgraduate Requirement
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic Overall 6.0 (no sub-score <5.5) Overall 6.5 (no sub-score <6.0)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 78 79
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 57 58
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 60

Some courses may require a higher overall score and/or sub-score(s) for entry. These will be specified in the Entry Requirements for the course.


Torrens has innovative purpose-built campuses located in some of the most beautiful cities in Australia.

With courses for international students available in both Adelaide and Sydney, you can access some of Australia’s most covetable sites and 2 of the country’s most beautiful, sophisticated cities.


As the capital of South Australia, Adelaide is a sophisticated, modern and affordable place to live, work and study. With a population of 1.1 million, Adelaide has all the hallmarks of a major urban centre with modern and classical architecture, a bustling retail hub and a multicultural population. The city has wide streets and central squares ringed by 900 hectares of lush parklands. Traffic is rarely congested, people are relaxed and friendly, the air is clean and the public transport system can take you to the city’s white, sandy beaches or the Adelaide Hills within half an hour.


Sydney is one of the world’s most loved cities, with a sunny and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate summer destination. There’s no denying the beauty of its sparkling harbour and landmarks galore, and there are always plenty of things to do – from sightseeing and al fresco dining, to fun in the sand and surf at one of Sydney’s idyllic beaches. Be prepared to love every second of your time here. It is a geographically stunning, friendly and cosmopolitan city that people from all over the world call home. A place of pristine beaches, chic cafés and New York-style restaurants and bars. Nature is always close by with stunning beaches 20 minutes away from most campuses and major national parks in every direction.

Living Expenses

As a condition of your student visa you must have sufficient funds to pay all costs of studying in Australia, including tuition fees, living expenses, Overseas Health Cover, return airfares and visa fees.

Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. The Australian Government recommends a single student budget of AU $18,610 per year, with an additional AU $6,515 per year for a spouse and AU $3,720 per year per child. See for details.

Torrens University Australia’s accelerated bachelor courses allow students to minimise the expense of studying in Australia. The standard duration of a course is 2 calendar years rather than 3 years as at most other Australian universities.



There are a range of housing options available for students in Adelaide, including residential colleges, student apartments and private rentals. Torrens does not own or operate its own accommodation facilities. However, the Student Services Team can help you find a housing option that best suits your needs.

Residential Colleges

Residential Colleges provide safe, furnished, fully catered accommodation with a central focus on the student community. They offer social, recreational and sporting activities which encourage peer networking. In addition, the colleges include academic and pastoral resources to maintain the welfare of the students in their care. Options include:

Student Apartments

Urbanest offers fully furnished self-contained apartments with shared social spaces. A variety of options are available from large studios to single and twin ensuite rooms in a shared apartment. To find out more, visit or call 1800 260 801 (international +61 2 8091 9959)

Private Rental

If you prefer private or shared rental accommodation, the following websites may be of assistance in finding suitable housing:

Note that private accommodation arrangements are subject to a tenancy agreement (lease) and generally require the payment of a security deposit (bond) which is refundable at the end of the tenancy provided there is no property damage or rent owing. A bond is usually equivalent to 4 weeks of rent. Additional expenses include charges for connecting electricity, telephone and gas, and the costs of furnishing your accommodation.

Signing a lease imposes certain responsibilities so you must ensure you understand these obligations. Infringements can lead to legal proceedings and associated expenses. For further information and to assist with tenancy agreements and grievances, contact The Residential Tenancies Tribunal.

*Note that Torrens does not provide oversight or accept any liability for the accommodation options listed.

Students Supporting Dependents

A student bringing a partner or children to Australia must demonstrate that they have enough funds to support them before the Australian Government will issue a visa. It is a condition of the dependant visa that children between the ages of 5-18 attend school full-time. School fees will apply.