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Why Study in Australia

Amongst all destinations, Australia is becoming one of the most loved study abroad destinations, among students from across the globe. Every year, the country attracts thousands of students because of its friendly environment, exceptional education system, relaxing atmosphere, unique culture, laid back nature of its people and good standard of living. For Indian students, foreign education in Australia is considered as a career building opportunity, mainly due to its wide range of specialization courses in renowned universities which give the students a choice to choose a career of their interest. After completing their courses, students can get a job easily all across the world.

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) aka Genuine Student (GS)

Checklist Version 1, July 2024

What is GTE? International students applying to
study in Australia must be genuine in their intention and  must comply with visa requirements and must
intend to return home on completion of studies.

Universities are required to undertake a GTE
assessment as part of the application process and the following checklist helps
ensure we have all relevant documents to allow this to be completed.


Sr. No

Generic Documents



Passport ( All Pages_Even Blank )



Academic Documents ( From 10th
Onwards )



Statement of Purpose


Depending on University; Must
include Motivation behind pursuing the course




Language Proficiency Score

Digital Copy


University Acceptance Forms

Self -Signed


Travel History & Visa

Self -Signed


Financial Documents Document of All



Identification Documents such as
Aadhar and PAN of Self and Sponsor



Source of Income Documents


A)     If Sponsor
main source of Income is Salary

Form 16 ( Last 2 Years )

ITR ( Last 2 Years )

Salary Slips ( last 6 months )

Bank Statement where salary is getting credited (
last 6 months )


B)      If Sponsor
main source of Income is Business

GST / MSME Certificate

ITR with COI ( Last 2 Years )

Current Bank Statement of Business ( last 12 months

Business Balance Sheet & Profit
and Loss St

Sponsor Affidavit




Bank Documents must bear Bank Stamp
and Sign on all documents

Rest Documents can be notarized or online verifiable


Source of Funds


This is
where you show funds from where payments will be made


Education Loan or Savings Bank
Balance or a combination of both


depends on your University fees, however below is tentative calculation


Fees for FY               AUD$ 30000

Expenses of FY          AUD$ 

Expenses    AUD$  2000

Total =
AUD$ 61710 ( x 55 = Rs. 34 Lakhs )


follow proper format


Bank Documents must bear Bank Stamp
and Sign on all documents


CA Certified Statement on Net worth
of All Sponsors


recommend to mention amount in INR and AUD



GTE process & documentation varies
as per University and could take from 1 day to 2 Weeks; however its best to be
prepared in advance as Source of Funds may take time.

Once your GTE process is over, the
University will issue Unconditional Offer Letter, thereby you can pay deposit
as asked and proceed with C.O.E.

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Author Mr. Jyotirmay Jhaver is Founder CEO of Apply Overseas. He can be
contacted by email on
applyoverseas.in@gmail.com or
phone +91 9879578575

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10 Reasons to Study in Australia

  1. World standard education
  1. Wide diversity in study course options
  1. Universally accepted and recognized degrees
  1. Post-study working rights
  1. Right to do part time work
  1. Scholarship opportunities
  1. Peaceful and Safe multicultural environment
  1. Great place to visit
  1. Easy Visa norms
  1. Comparatively lower cost of education

Education and Degrees available in Australia

Tertiary Education includes:

– Higher education in Universities

– Vocational education and training institutes (VET)

– Technical and further education (TAFE)

The VET education or Diploma Course Variants (1st Year leading to Degree and 2nd Year leading to Bachelors Degree)

  • Diploma
  • Associate Degree
  • Advanced Diploma

Under-Graduate Degree

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Degree (Honours)

Post-Graduate Courses

  • Master’s Degree (Extended)
  • Master’s Degree (Course work)
  • Master’s Degree (Research)
  • Doctorate

Vocational and other Technical Schools

Throughout Australia, there are several Vocational and Technical (TAFE and VET) institutes that offer small courses, diploma courses, certificate courses and advanced diploma courses. The main aim of these courses is to provide the right training to the students and help them get a respectable work place.

Top Universities in Australia

Being a vast continent, Australia offers a huge number of universities and institutions to help students get the best education in their desired fields. The country has 43 universities in all out of which 40 are public universities, 2 of them are International Universities and 1 is a private university. Some of these universities are high ranking universities across the world. According to the QS World University Rankings, a total of 35 universities found their rank among the top 500 Universities in the world. 6 of these universities are ranked in the top 100 best universities in the world.

Top 10 Universities in Australia for Foreign Studies

  1. Australian National University (ANU)
  2. University of Melbourne
  3. University of Sydney
  4. University if New South Wales
  5. University of Queensland
  6. Monash University
  7. University of Western Australia
  8. University of Adelaide
  9. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  10. University of Wollongong

Courses You Can Choose to Study in Australia for Indian Students

  • Arts and Design (includes Foreign language study, History, Literature, Psychology, Public Relations, Philosophy)
  • Education (includes Special education, Accountancy Teaching, Education studies)
  • Engineering and Technology (Automotive, chemical, Telecommunications, Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Electronics, General Engineering, Industrial, Mechatronics, Computer)
  • Hospitality and Tourism (Commercial Cookery, Hotel Management, Tourism Management)
  • Mathematics and Computing (Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Based Information System)
  • Health Sciences (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Pharmacology)
  • Science (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Pharmacology)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (Graphic Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Crafts, Fashion Design, Art)
  • Law and Business Administration (HR, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Commerce, Administration, Management)
  • Agriculture (Forestry, Horticulture, Agriculture Science, Biotechnology)

Student Life in Australia

Known for its safe environment and multinationality, Australia is one of the most favoured student destinations of all.

The country is safe for foreign students and has a comparatively lower crime rate. Thanks to the strict anti-drug laws and anti-gun laws, the streets and states in the country are safer than several other countries. Additionally, almost all Australian universities have a student support cell which ensures safety to international students. Some of the student support facilities include:

  • International student counsellors
  • Language Tuition
  • Visa Application and processing assistance
  • Health counselling, lodging and also employment services
  • Orientation programmes on arrival