Five tips for international students planning to study abroad


Studying at a university can provide new opportunities for international students. Read about the five questions you should ask before accepting your offer.

Receiving an offer letter from your preferred university is an achievement in itself. You are on your way to reaching your career goals and building your dream future. For international students, it signals much more: a new life in a new country – and a whole lot of unknowns.

From working arrangements to support services, we have got answers to questions we hear all the time before students start their study journey at Torrens University Australia. Here are the top five…

What is it like to study at a university in Australia?

Australia is multicultural community, safe environment, part-time work rights and world-class education system make it a top study destination for international students. Being such a diverse country, Australia will feel like home no matter where you are from.

Plus, you will be able to work a part-time or casual job while studying full-time. If you are on a student visa, you can work up to 40 hours over a two-week period during semester and unlimited hours during the breaks.

Will my university degree take me to where I want to go?

When you join Torrens University, you will be immersed in industry from day one. Our globally recognised courses are taught by industry experts who will prepare you for career success and connect you with future employers. We give you the skills, experience and network to secure your ideal role in your chosen field. That is why our graduates are ranked second for overall employment in Australia and overseas (QILT, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2021).

Can I study my university course online?

Torrens University has been delivering online study for more than 10 years. Today, several thousand students from all over the world study online with us. Recognised by the Australian Government for our robust delivery system, we are leaders in online education.

So whether you start your course online before moving to Australia to study at one of our campuses or choose to study remotely entirely, you can be confident that our online courses offer the same quality and same qualifications as our face-to-face programs.

What student support I will receive during my studies?

Ranging from study assistance to wellness programs to career counselling and networking workshops, we offer a wide range of services to help you get the most out of your time with us. Throughout the year, we regularly host face-to-face and online events for international students who want to connect with classmates and learn more about the university.

If you would like to offer your own support, you can join the Student Representative Council (SRC). As a member, you will have a chance to represent the views of international students and raise issues that are important to you. Plus, it is a great way to make friends, get involved in social activities and make student life at Torrens University be the best it can be.

Do you have international scholarships for students?

We are committed to supporting every student’s career aspirations. That is why last year we awarded $20 million in scholarships to our international students from diverse backgrounds. Offering up to a 30 per cent reduction in tuition fees, our scholarships will give you a head start on your future.

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