The academic year
Australia's academic year runs from February to December. Applications for tertiary courses usually close in October the previous year, however, many tertiary institutions also offer mid-year intakes.
International students are required to have a level of proficiency in English to enter university. Many learning institutions offer English as a Second Language (ESL) bridging courses, to help students reach English proficiency before starting their main area of study.
Student accommodation and transport
Most universities provide on-campus accommodation and are equipped to help students find a place to live. Accommodation options include homestays, shared housing, apartments and quality campus facilities. As an overseas student in Victoria you may be eligible for public transport discounts.
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To find out more about visa requirements and application procedures go to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.