First Steps

Applying to Study in Australia

What is the process for those who want to study in Australia? We explain the application process and how to obtain an Australian Student Visa.

How to Make New Connections During O-Week

Orientation Week (or O-Week for short) is a week of events and activities that kicks off the academic year at educational institutions around Australia. O-Week is usually held at both the start and middle of… Read more

Top Reasons to Study in Australia

Australia is one of the world’s leading education powerhouses and features globally renowned facilities and educators. International students are continually enticed by the range of quality study options and excellent lifestyle. Quality Education System With… Read more

Choosing Your New City

So, you’ve decided to study in Australia? Great news! The next step is to choose a city to live in. Australia is a big country that offers a range of different lifestyles and opportunities, so… Read more

Packing for Australia

Determining what you can, and should be packing when you are travelling to Australia is an important component of pre-planning. Let’s talk about what to bring on your journey. WHAT KIND OF LUGGAGE SHOULD I… Read more

Six Helpful Tips for Passing the IELTS

If you’ve started to research your study options in Australia, you’ll know that taking the IELTS is an essential prerequisite for almost every university course. IELTS stands for ‘International English Language Testing System’ and is a… Read more

10 Tips for a Great Student Visa Application

There are a few important factors to consider when putting together your student visa application, from choosing the right institution, to health and character requirements, and proof of finances. While it may seem a little daunting, with a few good tips up your sleeve, you can be sure to ace your student visa application.

Location, Location, Location!

The area where you choose to live is going to dictate many things like travel times to school and work, cost of accommodation, proximity to your friends and also the community surrounding you. Check out your… Read more

Education Standards in Australia

Australia offers natural beauty, great climate, a stable economy, and a university system that ranks 8th in the world and third for the highest number of international students. This robust university system is a good… Read more

What to Buy to Get Started in Australia

Setting up your new life can appear daunting, but we’ve compiled a list of some of the essential items that you need to get started. Some for school, some for the little corner that you… Read more

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your English Online

The language barrier is something that all international, non-native English students aim to overcome while studying in Australia. It can be daunting conversing with people in English so we have created this list of fun, interactive online tools… Read more

Stunning Photos of Australian Cities

Australia is a spectacular country, packed full of picturesque natural and man-made beauty. These Instagram shots highlight the striking landscapes on show in major Australian study cities. Adelaide Pausing to capture a postcard-perfect moment along… Read more

Arranging Overseas Student Health Cover

Ensure that you have pre-purchased your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). OSHC is compulsory for international students in Australia and Allianz are experts in the area. This cover includes both in hospital and out of hospital medical services to keep you healthy while you study in Australia.