You might think studying in Australia as a Filipino student is a walk in the park, given the lack of a language barrier or its relative distance from home. But don’t be fooled just yet. There’s still a lot to prepare before you make your trip down to the land of cuddly koalas and excellent surf spots. Research is key to nailing your international student experience.
Lucky for you, we’ve created this handy guide to studying in Australia for Filipinos! Here’s everything you should know before heading to your dream uni down in Oz!
Studying in Australia starts with narrowing down your options, location-wise!
Not sure where to go? Take our quiz! Which Australian student city matches your personality?
Let’s get real first before you start applying. While the quality of living in Australia is amazing, the cost, however, ain’t cheap. Sydney and Melbourne have amazing universities and are usually on most lists of highly livable cities in the world. But if you’re looking to save on living expenses, you’ll likely be dorming or staying further out of the CBD. Try out other Australian capitals, go somewhere you’ve never heard of, which have wonderful sites and unis as well.
Next, pick a course and university, to apply to!
Now that you’ve figured out where in this huge country-slash-continent to settle down in, it’s time to pick a uni! Of course, you’d need to look at course offerings and top universities perfect for Filipino students thinking about studying in Australia. So, here’s a masterlist of all the Aussie-centric Edukasyon blogs!
A list of the top 5 Australian universities, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Check these out if you’re looking for quality education that’ll open your doors to amazing career opportunities.
Another uni to check out is our partner school, the University of Technology, Sydney which retained its QS top 10 status in Australia and under 50 ranking, as well!
In case you’re still unsure of what to take, here are a few leads! Australian education is known for its interdisciplinary approach. They understand that your course doesn’t dictate your career. Studying in Australia won’t just keep you dead-focused on a singular field. You’ll be exploring it from multiple angles.
Check out these Australian scholarships for international students this 2019!
Need financial aid? Don’t hesitate to apply for an Australian scholarship. In fact, there are loads of available opportunities for international students—especially those coming from southeast Asia! There’s even one for women interested in studying STEM-related courses, too!
Of course, you’ll need to apply for an Australian student visa, too
After you’ve been accepted into an Aussie uni of your dreams, the next big step is getting yourself a visa. This shouldn’t be too difficult if you’ve done your research and got all your documents ready. Check out this general list of Australian student visa requirements for starters.
Note, though, that eligibility rules change all the time. So be sure to bookmark our guide and also check out the official government site to stay in the loop!
Still not convinced? Here’s why studying in Australia is awesome!
Head to our Study Abroad section on the Edukasyon.ph blog to find out more about the international student life. And guess what? We’ve partnered with top universities from all over Australia that you can learn more about and check out on our platform.