International studentsWith globally recognised qualifications from Torrens University Australia, you'll be equipped to work anywhere in the world. Our International Prospectus can help you take the next step.
Alumni AwardCongratulations to Billy Blue College of Design student Katherine Jiang, who was a finalist for the Australia China Alumni Award for the Arts and Creative industries.
#2 in Australia for international graduate employmentWe are ranked 2nd in Australia for employment of our international undergraduates here and around the world*
*QILT, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2021
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Why study with us?
As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the center of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.
#2 for graduate employment
Ranked 2nd in Australia for overall employment of international graduates (QILT).*
Top 10 for educational experience
Our students ranked us 7th in Australia for teaching quality (QILT).*
#1 fastest-growing university in Australia
Bold, modern and agile, we’re constantly evolving. With our national campus network, you can choose where to study (Dept. of Education).*
Study optionsWe offer flexible study options, with campuses around Australia and industry-leading online courses. Torrens University delivers globally recognised qualifications across a broad range of interests, meaning you’ll be well equipped to work anywhere in the world. There are a number of study pathway options and English language programs.
Why study in Australia?One of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, Australia is an ideal choice for international students. On top of vibrant cities and natural beauty, Australia offers a world-class education system, high standard of living, and great employment opportunities.
Student storiesClick here for the opportunity to say hello to some of our current students and find out what student life is like at Torrens University.
We have excellent teachers who are masters in their own fields. Because of their support, I didn’t find my studies stressful. I encourage international students to come study at Torrens University.Shristi KhatiwadaMaster of Public Health (Advanced), Nepal
My online study experience has been engaging and my experience has been nothing but positive. In the beginning, I had a hard time finding the answers to questions because I wasn’t sure where to look. Amazingly, before I could blink, I was automatically assigned a success coach that continuously supports and assists me.Mansuetus IgbokaMaster of Business Information Systems , Nigeria
The hands-on approach to teaching really helped me become job-ready, especially because nursing is demanding, competitive and requires critical thinking.Ann MangkikisDiploma of Nursing, Phillippines
The university has not only helped me in my studies, but it has also helped me to develop fully. I had the opportunity to be the “voice of students” and support activities to benefit other international students.Niti SharmaMaster of Business Information Systems, India
Visa requirementsYou may apply for a student visa once you have the following documents:
- Confirmation that you have been accepted to study at Torrens University
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
- Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
Living costsFrom tuition fees to general expenses, there are certain costs you need to consider before you make the move to Australia.
Student accommodationThere are many different options for accommodation in Australia. Costs vary depending on which city you’re in and where you choose to stay.
Student accommodation options
Visit our campusesOur national campus network provides the flexibility to suit your lifestyle needs. From what they offer to what they look like, get a feel for our campuses before you walk through the door.
Fees and scholarships
Ready to applyThere are a number of ways international students can apply for a course at Torrens University.
Frequently asked questions
What are the living expenses for international students?The Australian Government recommends a single student budget of AU$21,041 per year, with an additional $7,362 per year for a spouse and $3,152 per year, per child (figures correct from October 2019). 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. Visit Study in Australia for details.
What are the student visa requirements for international students?Australia has specific rules to be followed, so international applicants need to show they meet our student visa requirements. For specific information about Australia's student visa requirements, visit Home Affairs.
How many hours can international students work in Australia?Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session. Find out more at Home Affairs.
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 Fair Work.
Can I return to my home country and continue my study from there?
We understand your concerns that may have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we can assure you that if you choose to continue studying your course here in Australia, you will be offered an equivalent online learning experience and your study path will not be compromised.
If you do choose to return to your home country, we can provide you with the opportunity to continue studying online, however, your visa requirements may be compromised. Please reach out to your education or migration agent directly for more information about your visa conditions and how these may be impacted if you do return home.
I am under 18. Are there any changes to how I apply and accept an offer?If you are under 18, have an offer to study with Torrens University Australia, and plan to travel 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. 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 Department of Home Affairs or contact our International Student Advisors.
What are the implications of online study for my international student visa?International student visa conditions state you must not enrol into more than a third or 33 percent of online subjects over your course and must study at least one subject that is face-to-face in each trimester. All face-to-face courses are also available for online mode of delivery. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions will be made to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For further information, visit Home Affairs.
Quality assuranceTorrens 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.
Learn more about Quality AssuranceTorrens 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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