International Students

At Torrens University Australia, our focus is entirely on you

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge they need to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures, and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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Studying in Australia

English Language Support at Torrens University Language Centre (TULC)

Torrens University Language Centre (TULC) provides English courses for students who travel to Australia from all over the world, whether you are in Australia to travel and experience a new country, or are driven to succeed at an Australian university. Wherever you are at in your career, improving your English skills will advance your employment prospects globally. TULC is your pathway as an English student into Torrens University Australia degrees. Our programs are designed to assist our learners’ transition from English to higher education courses. TULC students are taught by an experienced faculty of highly qualified TESOL teachers who will ensure you are English ready before you begin your course.

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English requirements

We have partnered with the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) in Adelaide to to offer students English for academic purposes pathways.

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

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English Language Test Undergraduate Requirements Postgraduate Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - AcademicUndergraduate RequirementsOverall 6.0 (with no sub-score <5.5)Postgraduate RequirementsOverall 6.5 (with no sub-score <6.0)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)Undergraduate Requirements60 (with min 18 in writing)Postgraduate Requirements79 (with min 21 in writing)
Cambridge English Scale Score (from 2015)Undergraduate Requirements169 (with no sub-score <162)Postgraduate Requirements176 (with no sub-score <169)
Pearson Test of English (PTE)Undergraduate Requirements50 (with no sub-score <42)Postgraduate Requirements58 (with no sub-score <50)
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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 $20,290 per year, with an additional AU $7,100 per year for a spouse and AU $3,040 per year, per child. Visit for details. Figures correct from 1st Feb 2018.

Yiru Huang - Associate Degree of Culinary Management

Yiru Huang

Student | Associate Degree of Culinary Management

“Studying at Torrens has given me the opportunity to work in the student-run restaurant William Blue Dining in Sydney. I have learned a lot of professional knowledge and skills and have really enjoyed working with the chefs and other team members.  It has been fantastic to be able to work in a real kitchen and see what it will be like once I become a professional chef. Cooking new dishes, learning different methods and developing menus has all been really interesting.”

Lea Lecru - Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Lea Lecru

Student | Master of Business Administration (MBA)

“Studying an MBA in Australia has been the best decision ever. It is motivating and challenging day after day, and is internationally-orientated, which is perfect for my future career.  The course is very dynamic, and you have the opportunity to meet people from all around the world who impact your thinking in a positive way.”


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.

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How to pay

Course fees can be paid in full or paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.
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Torrens University Australia offers a range of career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Business, Education, Hospitality, Design and Creative Technology and Health on campus led by experienced academics located in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

2019 International Scholarships

Start Date: Tue 1st January 2019
Due Date: Tue 31st December 2019

Application Criteria
New international students are eligible for a scholarship depending on which intake that they commence in, their country of citizenship and the course that they are applying for. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more
2019 international scholarships

Under 18 international student visa holders

Torrens University welcomes applications by suitably qualified under-18 international students and is guided by requirements set out in the ESOS Framework. If you are an under-18 student who has an offer for study and intend on travelling to Australia on a student visa, you will need to have formal arrangements in place for accommodation and welfare before the Department of Home Affairs will process your visa.

Fastest growing university

Torrens University Australia is Australia’s fastest growing university with a national presence and international focus, offering courses in Business, Design, Hospitality, Education, Health and more. Whether you study on-campus or online, Torrens University brings a fresh, unique, careers-focused perspective to higher education.

Torrens University Australia - Fastest growing university

Innovative approach

Innovative, disruptive and global approach to higher education

National campuses

Purpose built campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Adelaide to facilitate collaborative learning

Industry placements

Industry placements with some of the most influential brands in the world

9 out of 10 graduates find a job they love within a year.

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Quality and industry focused courses

Access to over 300 high quality, industry focused and competitively priced courses

Small class sizes

Small class sizes with industry experienced lecturers

Hybrid study options

Fully hybrid study options: study where you want, when you want

Success coaches

Success Coaches helping you choose subjects that best reflect your strengths.
This is just one of the services we offer that allows us to maintain an international student retention of over 90%.
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Ready to apply

There are a number of extra methods needed to apply for a course at Torrens University Australia for international students. Below you can find the specific ways in which you can apply for a course at Torrens University Australia.

Contact an agent

If you live overseas and are looking to apply for a course with Torrens University you are required to apply through a course agent.
  • Get Assistance with filling out application forms
  • Ensure that the entire application process goes smoothly
  • Understand where would be the best place for you to study
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Our course career advisors are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us to assist you in taking the next step.

Frequently asked questions

The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. From 1st February 2018 the 12 month living cost is:
  • You - $20,290
  • Partner or spouse - $7,100
  • Child - $3,040
All costs are per year in Australian dollars. Please visit for more information.
Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is a measure of a student’s overall academic achievement relative to other students undertaking an Australian year 12 qualification. International students need to meet similar course entry requirements to Australian students.  To be admitted to an undergraduate course, a foreign student normally must have a grade point average in his or her home country that meets the standard set for Australian students. View our course entry requirements here.
Most student visas allow you to work for up to 20 hours every week while your course is in session.  Find out more at All people working in Australia have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws. For more information, please visit
Working while you study in Australia can help complement your study and living experience. Please for more information.
Australia consists of the 3rd highest number of international students in the world, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions.  Not only just that, but Australia also has 5 of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student diversity, affordability, quality of life and employer activity – these are crucial factors for students when choosing the best study destination. Find out more at
New international students at Torrens University Australia are eligible for a scholarship depending on which intake you commence in, country of citizenship and the course that you are applying for with terms and conditions apply. VIew our international scholarships here.