You're thinking about studying in Australia - congratulations! This will be an exciting and rewarding journey. Since 2009, our expert team has assisted international students in reaching and exceeding their educational goals. We’ve decided to outline the process for you, so you better understand the steps involved.
Step 1: Program Identification & Course Counselling
With offices in Australia, we are equipped to provide expert advice to students both in Australia and off-shore. We choose to partner with the best Educational Institutions, and collect all the right information, to help you make an informed choice. We will handcraft a study pathway to suit your individual goals.
Once we’ve tailored an individual study pathway, and you’re happy that you’ve made the best decision, it will be time to apply to university. Rest assured, we will guide you through every next stage of this exciting journey.
Step 2: The Application
Your application will be submitted to the appropriate university through each institution’s internal application process. We will help you complete the application and attach the necessary documents.
Step 3: The Assessment
A complete application is usually assessed within 1-4 weeks. The University’s admissions team will assess your application against the following criteria:
- English language entry requirements
- Academic entry requirements
- DIBP’s GTE and GS criteria
It is important to note that meeting the minimum requirements will not automatically guarantee an offer to study, but we will ensure that we give you the best chance possible.
Step 4: Your Application Is Successful
Congratulations—you’ve received an offer to study. If this is the case, you will be sent one of the following letters:
- Conditional Letter of Offer
- Unconditional Letter of Offer
Conditional letter of Offer will outline the conditions you need to meet before paying fees and enrolling to the course.
Unconditional letter means you have ticked all boxes and all you need is to accept the offer and pay fees.
Each letter will provide instructions on how to accept your offer, and the steps going forward. At Options Education Agency, we have a wealth of experience and can help answer all of your questions at this stage of the journey.
Step 5: Accepting Your Offer
It is now time to follow the instructions you have received in your letter of offer. Our staff will guide you on how to accept your offer and to sign and return the terms of agreement to your Education provider. Our staff will also discuss with you the refund policy of each institution before you pay your tuition fees.
Once you’ve completed these steps, you will be required to pay the fees direct to your university or college as per their bank details provided in your letter of offer.
Once your fees is received, you will be issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), the most important document in applying for your student visa. You are on your way to International studies.
Step 6: Applying For Your Visa
The next step is straight-forward: The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for issuing visas. You will need to complete all of the necessary documents to successfully apply for a student visa. Our expert team will assist you in completing your visa application and help bring you one step closer to study life in Australia.
Step 7: Welcome To Australia
At Options Education, we understand the difficulty of moving away from home. We will give you pre-departure and arrival briefings with essential information for commencing your new student life. Our team will provide you with all the support you need to ensure this transition is smooth and rewarding.
Congratulations, your journey to success has just started.