Student agency, student visa… how are the two really related please? In this article, we lift the veil on Education Agencies and their real role in the education system in Australia, and most importantly how they work with international students!
You want to stay (or come to study) in Australia? You have probably heard of the Student Visa and how an Education Agency can help you with the process.
You like the idea but you’re not sure…Between lack of information and what people say around you, it’s hard to have a clear idea and to understand these organisations.
WHAT’S AN EDUCATION AGENCY?
I also did not know what it was before I came to Australia!
Here are the main 3 roles of an Education Agency:
- If you want to study and/ or stay in Australia, they support you in all the steps. Easy! They advise you and help you find a school or a course that will allow you to get the famous Student Visa; as well as studying and working in Australia.
- These agencies work in close collaboration with schools and universities in Australia. Agencies are the middleman between you and them.
- The agencies support you in all the steps of your Student Visa application.
OK, BUT WHY NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOLS?
Excellent question! There are more than 1,000 schools in Australia and tons of different courses; and the school system is completely different from the country where you are from.
An Agency helps you find the best course that fits with your project (just like finding a needle in a haystack). That’s why it’s important for you to choose an experienced Education Agency, which will offer you the courses that are best for you and at the best price.
The Student Advisors at StudyBird have an excellent knowledge of the studies and courses that exist in Australia; and the associated costs. This will allow you, from the first meeting, to understand your options to study in Australia.
Furthermore, applying for a Student Visa is more complex than applying for a Working Holiday Visa. This includes:
- 25 pages application
- Several documents to submit, of course,
- And, a cover letter.
The latter is really important. It’s often the blocking point when a Visa has been refused.
That’s why it’s crucial to choose an Education Agency with lots of experience, that will make sure your application is strong in the eyes of immigration.
DOES THIS MEAN THAT I CAN’T STUDY WHAT I WANT?
All in all, everything is possible! And, that’s the role of the Education Agency. Together with you, they will define what you can study based on 3 criteria:
- What you want
- Your education and professional experience
- Your budget
All this while making sure that your request will be granted by the Department of Home Affairs.
It’s important to note that the Education Agency doesn’t work for the Department of Home Affairs. Only the latter can grant or refuse a Visa.
More information of the type of studies and what to do? Here
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GOING VIA AN EDUCATION AGENCY?
At StudyBird, we have helped more than 3,000 persons to stay in Australia. You will benefit from our experience and expertise to articulate your project and to obtain your Student Visa without any hiccups.
And this service is 100% Free!
STUDYBIRD’S SERVICES ARE FREE, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Scam perhaps? Well not at all! Our services are directly financed by schools and universities.
The main focus of the schools and universities is to provide quality education to its students.
International students need a Student Visa! Therefore, schools and universities outsource its services to help students get their Visa to Education Agencies such as StudyBird!
The bottom line is: we help you and it’s free! You have questions and you want to contact us?
Send us your questions here and we will get back to you within 24 hours!
The StudyBird team!