Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Availabilty: 4 spaces
Language Requirement: Courses offered in English
Once the student has returned his/her acceptance offer and pays the required fees, the University will issue them an electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCOE) to be used to arrange student visas through an
Australian embassy or consulate. If the student’s application is successful, he/she will be issued a Multiple Entry Visa allowing them to travel to and from Australia within the period for which the student visa is valid. Eligibility criteria and general information may be found here. Criteria include, but are not limited to: Financial resources, English proficiency, and intention to comply with visa conditions. DIAC has provided information about assessment levels so that students can determine the visa type that they will require. If you are going for one semester, you may be able to go on a working holiday visa but you would have to send it to the host institution as proof before acceptance is processed.
Students must also arrange Australian international student health coverage through Overseas Student Health Cover. More information is available here
Brisbane offers a wide range of accommodation options, including homestay, student hostels, student apartment complexes, boarding houses, private apartments and houses. With assistance from International Student Services (ISS), most students find accommodation within a week or two of arriving in Brisbane. ISS also assists students with temporary accommodation while they search for accommodation for the rest of their stay. More information at: https://qut.studystays.com.au/
The first semester of classes runs from mid-February to early June. Orientation week is the first week of the semester. The 2-3 week exam period finishes at the end of June. The second semester of classes start in mid-July and finish in late October. Orientation week is the first week of the semester (classes commence during this week). Exams run for 2-3 weeks in November.
The school’s strengths include Business Law, IT, Environmental Law and Property Law. As long as students meet the prerequisites and have permission from their home institution, they can take virtually any available subject.
Cost of Living: $9000 per semester
During your first few weeks you will need around $2,500 to get set up, including accommodation costs, money to set up your new home, food and transport. After this, you should budget around $500 a week for food, rent, transport, bills, study costs and entertainment.(Costs are in Australian dollars)