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Advice for International Students

International Student

Are you an international student wanting to study – or already studying in Australia – at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), Aspire Institute, Aspire English or the International Sport College Australia (ISCA).

This page will answer all your questions on topics such as government support and advice, student visas, Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS), international student transfers or your study load.

Want to get in contact with an Agent in your country?

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Free events and activities for international students

Study NSW is offering three programs for international students.

Click the link for study NSW virtual students hub. Registration is mandatory to gain free access to these events

  • Study NSW Welcome and Wellbeing
  • Study NSW English Conversation Club
  • Study NSW Accelerate Series

2. Looking for free upskilling programs to enhance your employability? 

Enrol in the free Study Australia Industry Experience Program to gain the opportunity to engage in real world projects with the end goal to improve post-study employment prospects.

Another great addition to your CV, enrol for free in The Study Australia Work Readiness Program

Support for Flood Impacted International Students

For individuals, families and businesses seeking financial assistance, support or information in relation to NSW floods click here. 

International students impacted by COVID-19

Do you hold an international student visa and arrived in Australia between 19 January 2022 and 19 March 2022?

You may be eligible to claim a visa fee refund. To claim your refund, create an account on the Home Affairs Visa Refund Portal and complete an online claim form.

Read here for more information

Could you not complete your course due to COVID-19 impacts? 

You may be eligible to have your visa fee waived when applying for a new student visa. To view your eligibility to have your student visa application waived view this page.

Read here for more information.

International Student Information

Covid-19 Advice

The COVID-19 test and vaccine are free for all visa-holders residing in Australia, including international students. Information about the vaccine rollout plan can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health Website in different languages. Confirm your eligibility then book your appointment at your preferred clinic or vaccination hub. If you are aged 18 years old and above, you can choose AstraZeneca, with recommendation from your GP. 

You should not be paying any vaccination hub or GP. Please check your OSHC provider for consultations that have no gap fee to be fully covered by your health insurance. For Allianz members, you may find the nearest facility within your suburb here

You do not need a Medicare card. Instead, you can apply for an immunisation history by getting an Individual Health Identifier. Once you’ve had your vaccine, monitor for side effects. 

For further information, contact the National Coronavirus Help line at 1800 020 080. For translating and interpreting services, call 131 450. 

International Student Visa Conditions

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS)

International Student Transfers

Applying to Reduce Study Load

International Student Support

Visa fee refund

Course impacted by COVID-19

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Get Proof Of Your COVID-19 Vaccination