The Benefits of University Degrees for International Students


While vocational training is specific to each country. Bachelor, Masters degree or PHD’s are internationally recognized. The degree will have the same equivalence in your home country and studying in a country with one of the best education systems in the world will definitely increase your employability. This is why over 800,000 international students come every year to Australia to study their University degrees. 


The quality of education provided at University is highly valued by employers. In most industries holding a Higher education degree will consequently increase your chances to get a job and your salary. That’s why even after a few years of professional experience, some people choose to go back to University and study a MBA to increase their employment opportunities. 

Additionally, most of the Universities offer a success coach during your studies, internships, and job ready programs thanks to their extended networking among different businesses across the country. Therefore, you will be fully prepared for your future interviews and ready to find a job. 


Most occupations in the migration skilled list require you to hold a University degree: minimum Bachelor degree. If you want to invest in studies that can help you get PR, you might consider going to University. The cost is much higher than vocational but the return on investment in the long term is definitely positive. Some of the best PR courses in Australia are to study at University.


After completing any Bachelors, Masters or PHDs at university which is at least 2 years in duration you’ll be able to apply for the 485 post-study work stream visa. This visa will give you 2 years of full time work rights after graduation to gain work experience and meet the requirements for further work visas.

If you study and live in a regional area you can extend your post graduate visa for another 2 years and get 4 years after your studies. This time will allow you to get enough work experience to be eligible for further work visas and Permanent residency in some cases.

There can be other requirements for this visa, chat to our team for more information regarding eligibility, we will book you a consultation with one of our registered migration agents.

You can visit our blog to read about the 5 best reasons to study at University

Things you should know

Courses can vary considerably in form, entry requirements, duration, and method of assessment.

The academic year is generally from early March to late November, or mid-July to late June of the following year and is normally divided into two semesters, although some universities offer three semesters in one calendar year for certain courses.

Recognition of previous studies

Most Australian universities recognise prior studies undertaken in different institutions including vocational degrees.

If you have already completed a course in the same professional field, you can apply for a recognition of prior learning (RPL) which will allow you to reduce the duration of your program.

This can reduce the duration of your course by 30% to 40%! (which will also reduce the fees of your degree).

How can we help you?

Our expert team can support you, for free, with:

- Choosing the right course and university

- Obtaining the documents and certifications required by the university

- Manage course enrolment practices

- Apply for your Student Visa

- Organise your accommodation

Enrolment at a university in Australia requires an international certificate of English proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL).

We can assist you in choosing an English (preparatory) course to obtain these certifications or an Academic English (EAP) course to gain direct access to the degree course you have chosen.

University Degrees for International Students

University degrees are a great pathway for international students. There are 41 Australian universities, of which 3 are private. And with 6 of the world’s top 100 universities, Australia’s institutions offer the highest level of study. 

Most universities have campuses in the main cities, some also have campuses in regional areas and they could be of great interest to you due to the benefits of studying in a regional area!

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