How to apply as an International Student at Hope College Australia
Once you have decided your course you are ready to begin the application process. Hope College works with education agents who have detailed knowledge and understanding of the Australian international education industry and Hope College’s policies and procedures. These agents are able to assist you with the application process. Our List of agents can be found here.
Before You Apply
The Department of Home Affairs website provides information about Student Visa applications and requirements. Students must comply with the requirements of the Department in regard to regulations governing international student entry to Australia. Before you apply to study at Hope College you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Home Affairs to support your visa application:
Term Dates 2023:
JAN 30th – APRIL 6th
APRIL 10th – APRIL 14th
APRIL 17th – JUNE 23rd
JUNE 26th – JULY 7th
MAY 1st (Labour Day)
JULY 10th – SEP 15th
SEP 19th – SEP 30th
OCT 2nd – DEC 8th
DEC 11th – JAN 26th
OCT 2nd (Monarch’s Birday)
It is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities as an international student before and during your study. These are outlined in the Australian Government’s Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) regulatory framework. Before you start your application make sure you have read and understood the ESOS regulatory framework. You may also find this brochure helpful.
Step 1 – Apply
In your application, the following supporting documents are required:
- A copy of the student’s passport
- A completed application form
- A completed pastoral reference
- Written essay explaining reasons for wanting to study at Hope College (250-500words)
- Student handbook declaration slip signed by the student (follow this link for the International Student Handbook)
- Non-refundable Enrolment Application Fee $150 (per course)
- Acceptable evidence of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent)
- Application for course credit (if required)
- International fee schedule
These documents are required in English (or certified translations in English), with the costs to be met by the applicant. The College requires evidence that the applicant’s academic ability and English proficiency is sufficient to successfully meet the entry and curriculum demands of the intended course. This is a requirement under the 2018 National Code of Practice, Part B Standard 2. Please refer to the International Student Handbook for more information.
Step 2 – Eligibility
Upon receipt of a completed application form, an enrolment interview will be arranged for the student with the Principal or one of our senior staff. This can be done in person or online via a video link. The interview is an opportunity for us to learn more about the student, their goals, English language proficiency, support they may require and discuss the College’s expectations. It is an opportunity for the student to ask any questions they may have about the College’s courses. The student will be notified of the outcome of the application after the interview.
Step 3 - Offer
A successful application and interview will result in you receiving an Offer from the Hope College. The College will issue a Provisional Letter of Offer and Written Agreement outlining the details of the offer and fees payable (including Overseas Student Health Cover, Tuition and Non-Tuition fees), entry requirements and course details. Please note you are able to make your own arrangements for OSHC for the duration of your visa if the one in the letter is not suitable.
Step 4 – Payment and acceptance of offer
Read the terms and conditions, sign and return your Written Agreement and pay your invoice. A place is not confirmed until the signed Provisional Letter of Offer, signed Written Agreement and payment of fees is received. The return of signed documents and fee payments is the responsibility of the student. Please note if using an Educational Agent, they are not permitted to complete documents on the student’s behalf.
On receipt of payment and return of signed Enrolment Acceptance and Written Agreement, the school will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) via PRISMS for the period the student is to be enrolled at Hope College.
Hope College International also offers a range of payment options, including Credit Card, Direct Debit and Direct Deposit
Step 5 – Visa
With your COE you can apply for your visa. For more information visit homeaffairs.gov.au.
Step 6 – Pre-Arrival
Make arrangements to ensure arrival prior to orientation.