How Academia helps international students in Australia

Do you plan on studying in Melbourne as an international student? Perhaps enrolling in an English course in Melbourne?

If so, you will need to do a bit of planning first.

Two of the most important things you must assess?

  1. Looking at your fees and understanding your options
  2. Finding a place to live

The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out alone – Academia is here to help international students like you every step of the way.

Want to study in Australia? We’re ready to assist!

Understanding the fees that come with studying abroad

What’s the most important expense while studying overseas? Your student fees, of course.

Wrapping your head around your fees is an important first step in budgeting for your studies overseas. Here’s how to start…

Understand fee structures

What are the fees? How frequently will you need to pay? Are there any additional one-off costs involved?

All of this information – and more – can be found when you research your institution’s fee structure.

If you’re planning to study in Australia, you should carefully consider the fees and payment structure, and understand how payment plans work during your studies.

While looking at each course’s fee structure, be sure to look for the breakdown of costs,, such as:

  • Materials (like textbooks)
  • Tuition fees
  • Workshop fees (for practical classes)

So before you enrol, make sure that you have a clear understanding of the fees and charges, as well as how they can be paid off.

Check your eligibility for student discounts

Eligibility varies between students, as well as between courses. Even if it doesn’t look like you’ll qualify for a student discount, it’s still worth checking – you never know!

For example, at Academia, we offer the Philip Koumides Scholarship for both domestic and international students.

Another discount we offer at Academia is the Onshore ELICOS promotion, which grants international students who enrol in an English course in Melbourne before 31st August with a discounted weekly fee.

Asking about eligibility lets you prepare for your application and ensures that you meet the requirements.

Of course, it isn’t just discounts on your course, either – our administrative team can also help you make the most of a huge range of student discounts in Melbourne.

From concession tickets for public transport to discounted food and even a great deal on the newspaper, this intel can help you save valuable dollars every day! Read this blog post to discover more of our favourite student discounts in Melbourne.

How Academia helps international students

At Academia, our goal is to help our students to succeed.

Our English courses in Melbourne can help with that – however, that isn’t the only way that we can assist.

In addition to quality education, our team also provides international students like you with support to help you get settled in Melbourne, offering valuable assistance in your home away from home…

We help you find accommodation

Accommodation is one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to studying overseas. It can also be time-consuming – so let us help!

Academia helps you find a range of accommodation options depending on your budget. We can connect you with:

  • Homestay
  • Share accommodation
  • Rental accommodation
  • Temporary accommodation

We partner with OZiHOUSE group who specialize in providing temporary accommodation to international students, ensuring that you have an interim place to stay while looking for a more permanent place.

Arranges transportation

If you don’t have anyone to pick you up from the airport, Academia can arrange a direct airport pickup service for you.

Just make sure that you inform us 3 days ahead or 72 hours before your time of arrival.

After picking you up at the airport, we can take you to our campus in Melbourne’s CBD to complete your enrolment paperwork, or we can drop you off directly at your accommodation.

Need help getting around after that? Our team is more than happy to help you understand Melbourne’s public transport network, as well as assist you with ticketing – including a concession card that helps you save!

We’ll help you find a part-time job

Money is pretty important while you study overseas – luckily, our team can help you find a job to make it easier to live and study in Melbourne.

If you’re thinking of studying and working part time, then Academia can help you do both.

Many of our English courses in Melbourne – for example, General English – include classes on resume-writing. We also have a job club that allows you to find part-time employment offers while you study your course.

We can also help you prepare your resume/CV and cover letter using the Australian style.

Finally, we also provide information on your rights as an employee under Australian law.

We will cover proper work guidelines, overtime payments and other essential information, ensuring that you are protected while you’re working, studying, and living here!

Study English in Melbourne with Academia

International students in Australia, enrol with us today!

So you’ve decided that studying abroad is the next step for you. Specifically, you’ve decided that you want to study English in Melbourne.

If you are an international student who’s looking forward to a great adventure in Australia, Academia is ready to welcome you!

We offer a range of English courses in Melbourne:

  • General English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for IELTS Preparation

Of course, it doesn’t stop there. We also welcome international students for many of our other courses, including:

Make the first step today – learn more about the courses we offer by calling (03) 9671 4755, or by filling in this enquiry form.