Study in Australia: Timeline for February 2023 Intake

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Srishti Chatterjee
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Updated on Jun 8, 2022 19:03 IST
Australia student intake


  • Start early and by August, shortlist 8-12 universities that you will apply to. Visit university websites and note application requirements, deadlines etc.
  • By September, be familiar with bank loan options and scholarships to fund your studies.
  • Begin by downloading admissions brochures from the university websites. Most brochures are out more than a year earlier.
  • Do some initial research on various accommodation options.

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  • Prepare for required standardised tests like GMAT, GRE, SATTOEFLIELTS, or PTE - depending on the course and university.
  • By June-July or three months before the test date, register for GMAT/GRE.
  • Register for TOEFL/IELTS at least a month before the test date.
  • Take the required tests around September. Plan for buffer time in case you need to retake the test.
  • Shortlist the colleges and prepare for your application. Think hard about what makes you unique as an applicant and sketch out your strengths and self-assessment.
  • Contact your professors and direct managers for the required 2-3 reference letters. At least a month before your application deadline.
  • Begin drafting your SOP and essays. Give a month’s time to structure these documents properly.
  • Apply before the deadline!

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  • Ensure not to delay in replying to college e-mails as there will be quite a few!
  • Appear for personal/video interviews, scheduled around January to March.
  • You will receive your acceptance letter called CoE (Confirmation of Enrolment) in either November or December, depending on the institute.
  • After receiving CoE, you can apply for a student visa.
  • Notify the universities about your decision depending on the deadline.
  • You would be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm your admission.
  • Search for and begin applying for external scholarships (if applicable).
  • Apply for a student loan, after you get your acceptance letter.
  • Gather paperwork for your student visa. Check visa requirements.
  • Apply for your student visa in time. Keep in mind the time taken for visa processing!
  • Arrange for Overseas Student Health Cover.
  • Book airline tickets.
  • Arrange for an Internation Debit/Credit card.
  • Collect all the documents and their photocopies, to take along.
  • Check out the Pre-departure checklist on the Australia country guide for students!
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Kamalpreet Kaur

2 years ago

Hi, i got overall 6.5 bands
L 7 , w 7 , S 5.5,R 5.5 nd I got 63 percent marks in physics.Am I eligible for doing my masters in australia Or not?

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Nassar Abbas

2 years ago

Master's Aspirant
I completed bachelors (B.Tech in I.T) in the year 2010 and I'm employed since 2011 till date. I've got 73 overall in PTE. Will I be able to apply for a student visa for Australian Universities. Could you also help list down the universities I can apply for?

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Syed Dilawer

3 years ago

hello i have completed my bachelors in 2014 with 60% and i have 4 years of gap am i eligible to apply for australia

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Ajaya katuwal

3 years ago

I got overall band 6.
L6.5 R6.0 W5.5 S6.5
Is it good score to apply Australia?
Does getting 5.5 in writing makes difficulties during applying to Australia??

Reply to Ajaya katuwal

Hi Ajaya, depends on the university, how selective the specific university is and also your overall profile. Universities also have English language foundation programs for applicants not meeting the language requirements, you may check those options.


Nav Kaur

3 years ago

Any chances for may intake in perth for MBA ?

Reply to Nav Kaur

Hi Nav, May is not the typical intake for Australian universities, you may check directly with them and see admission status.Check University of Western Australia for instance.

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