Frequently Asked Questions
What can IDP do for me?
IDP is co owned by Australian universities. It
is Australia's independent international education and professional
development organization. We offer services such as, professional
counselling, application processing, tuition fees receipting, visa
application and process, guidance in booking accommodation, flight
arrangements, airport reception arrangements and also pre-departure
briefing. Our Australia-trained counsellors are friendly and
approachable. They will assist you from the time you step into our
office, till the time you land in Australia.
How do I apply to study in Australia and
when do I start my course?
After attending the counselling session at IDP
and short listing institutions of your choice, you must submit an
application for each institution with a completed set of certified
academic transcripts. Certification is free for students using IDP
services. The Australian academic year begins in either February or
July. However, some courses are available throughout the year.
Students are encouraged to apply at least 3 to 4 months in advance,
so as to provide sufficient time to process student visa and
facilitate better planning.
Can I have a chance to apply for
The Majority of International students pay
full fees which are considerably higher than those paid by the
Australian residents, whose education is subsidized by the
government. Student Loans are not available for the international
students in Australia. Scholarships offered depending on the
University with most concentrating on financial support for post
Institutions announce various scholarship
programs throughout the year, and your IDP counsellors will keep
The Endeavour Program: This is an Australian
Government initiative that brings under one umbrella all the
departments of education, science, and training's( DEST)
international scholarships, so that high achieving students from
around the world can undertake study or research in Australia.
There are 13 awards listed under this program, a majority of which
are aimed at postgraduate students.
For further information, visit www.endeavour.deewr.gov.au.
What is the entry requirement for VET?
The minimum academic requirement for students
is high school graduation, and English requirement is IELTS score
of 5.5 or above. Some courses may have additional entry requirement
such as portfolio for design courses.