Studying in Australia
Studying in AustraliaWith excellent education, living standards, and employment opportunities, Australia is an ideal choice for students who choose to study abroad. As an international student here, you have the option to work up to 40 hours per fortnight. That means you can enjoy everything Australia has to offer while gaining professional experience.
Before entering Australia
Apply to study with usIf you are an international student hoping to begin your studies in Australia, online, or transfer from another university, you may choose to do so through our Education Agents. Our agents are located throughout the world and will make sure the enrolment process runs smoothly.
Before you arrive
There are a few things you can do to make the process easier. You should prepare a folder which includes:
- Official documents including a valid passport
- Offer letter from Torrens University
- Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
- Certified copies of previous education (if applicable)
- Other personal identification documents
- Medical records and prescriptions
When you arriveYou must present the following at Australian airports:
- Passenger card (usually given to you on the flight before landing)
- Student visa evidence to Australian Immigration.
If you would like to check what you can bring in to Australia, please visit the Australian Border Force website. For everything you need to know about travelling to Australia, read the Australian Government guidelines.
After you arrive
The following will help you settle in to Australian life:
- Open an Australian bank account
- Apply for a Tax File Number to be used for employment
- Ensure OSHC details are up-to-date with your provider
- Purchase a mobile phone that works in Australia
- Learn the requirements needed to drive in Australia
Australia’s visa requirementsOnce you have been accepted to study at Torrens University Australia, organised your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), and received your Confirmation of Enrolment, you can apply for your student visa.
Find out more about your visa options by visiting the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.
Are you under the age of 18?
We are guided by requirements set out in the ESOS Framework. For more information about studying in Australia when you are under 18, visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)This insurance helps you meet the costs of medical and hospital care you may need while in Australia. These include:
- Visiting the doctor
- Ambulance and emergency treatment in hospital
- Some hospital treatment
- Some medicines
Different insurers may offer different levels of cover, so compare policies to choose the one that is right for you. You may want to take out extra insurance such as dental, physiotherapy and optometry services.
For more information and a list of insurance providers visit the OSHC page on the Australian Department of Health website
SydneyDrawing its population from more than 200 countries, Sydney offers a broad mix of cultural experiences. Built around the iconic Sydney Harbour, it is home to many famous landmarks, such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Here, Torrens University has five campuses: Ultimo, Town Hall, The Rocks, Pyrmont, and Kent Street. We also have one student training restaurant open to the public, William Blue Dining.
Discover more about our Sydney campuses
Leura (Blue Mountains)Only 1.5 hours away from Sydney, our Leura (Blue Mountains) campus is surrounded by World Heritage-listed wilderness, beautiful waterfalls, and natural wonders such as the Jenolan Caves and Three Sisters. At this campus, students live, work and study in a hotel environment, gaining invaluable hands-on experience. Discover more about our Leura (Blue Mountains) campus
MelbourneRated Australia’s best and most liveable city for students, Melbourne offers a strong multicultural community with a thriving arts scene and great business and industry connections. Our Flinders Street and Fitzroy campuses are found close to the CBD, so you’ll always be near art galleries, restaurants, and café precincts. Discover more about our Melbourne campuses.
BrisbaneStudy in Brisbane and you have the chance to enjoy 300 days of sunshine per year, plus nearby holiday destinations such as the Gold Coast and Australia’s favourite theme parks. Our Brisbane campuses are found on the fringe of the city’s CBD, in the colourful cultural and business precinct of Fortitude Valley. Discover more about our Brisbane campuses.
AdelaideRanked one of Australia’s most accessible, affordable, safe and student-centric cities, Adelaide is home to our Wakefield St campus. The city offers low-cost living, a vibrant cultural scene and an extra year of post-study work rights.
Discover more about our Adelaide campus.