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Welcome to the official Australian Government site for international students.

We're proud of our country's reputation as one of the world's most experienced and respected providers of high quality education to students from countries all over the world.

We take seriously our responsibility for the welfare and success of every international student. That's why we've created this website.

It contains a wealth of carefully curated, practical and reliable information to help students make informed decisions about where they'd like to study in Australia, which course and institution best suits their needs, and what the experience can be like when they live and study here.

It also sets out to reassure prospective students about the laws, legislations and specialist services in place in Australia, which ensure every individual feels safe, welcomed, supported and protected for the entire time they're in Australia.

You can rely on the Australian Government - through this website and via our offices in every state in Australia - to help you understand your rights and responsibilities on issues as diverse as visas, employment, and tuition fees - and to look after you every step of your journey.


A rich history. Constant evolution.

Over many decades, Australia has hosted hundreds of thousands of international students from almost every nation, and at every level: in schools, in vocational education and training, at undergraduate and postgraduate level at universities, and in advanced research.

Every year, the government conducts extensive research to discover exactly what international students want from their Australian study experience. More than 100,000 international students have already shared their opinions. These research findings are used to update and improve every aspect of what we offer, so that the quality of the experience continues to be among the very best in the world.

This site is managed by Austrade - the Australian Trade and Investment Commission - and contains links to other official Federal and State Government departments and authorities. You can be confident that the information presented on these pages comes from certified, impartial and reliable sources.

Australian Government Departments and Agencies

Australian State and Territory Government education resources

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