Study Abroad Advice


A scholarship can mean the difference between studying and not studying, and for international studies they are limited and very competitive.

The information below may help you find scholarship opportunities. Studynet services will assist you, but you need to research your funding options yourself. Scholarships for international studies are limited and very competitive, so make others plans to fund your studies as well. You will need to apply early.

Where can you look?

  • Website of your chosen institution(s)
  • Rotary International scholarships
  • Australia – Visit AusAid
  • USA – Find tuition
  • UK – Education UK
  • Consider a loan or personal funds

Student Visas

If you’re an international student, you can’t leave home without one! But the process of applying for a student visa can seem daunting.

Student visa application procedures are different depending on your citizenship, destination country, intended course of study, and other factors. Studynet provides more detailed information on applying for student visas to Studynet students.
For information or assistance with other types of immigration including permanent residency or working after your studies, you should contact a Registered Migration Agent and/or visit the relevant immigration website.

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English Language

Studying abroad can also mean learning a new language, and opening up your world to new work, study and travel opportunities.

English not your first language?

You may need to take a language exam to complete your course application and/or student visa application. Institutions set entry requirements based on the level of English that a student needs to succeed in each course. This is usually measured as an IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic score.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for direct entry to the course of your choice, you may have to study English before starting your chosen course. Your university or college will be able to give you more information on your options.

Entry requirements

University and College entry requirements are different for each course and each level of study. Our course search can help you to select the level of study and course appropriate for your study plans.

It is important to research all options, as higher entry requirements do not always mean that the course is of higher quality. Look at career outcomes of previous students, life on campus, the reputation of the institution and faculty, and other factors to make sure you are getting the best course for you.

MBA courses 

– most require at least two or more years of work experience. If you have less than two years of work experience, however, there are alternative courses that require less work experience. Use our course search to find suitable MBA programs that match your needs.

Study Abroad Costs

Books, rent, food, entertainment… calculate your costs here.

Calculate your estimated yearly costs for overseas study by the assistance of Studynet personel. You can use to find the exchange rate. Be sure to budget extra money for any changes in the exchange rate and luxuries like mobile phones or extra travel expenses.

The cost of living varies depending on the country, city, and your personal spending habits. The estimated yearly cost of living for a student by country is:

  • Australia:  12000-18000 AUD
  • Canada:  15000-20000 CAD
  • Ireland:  10000-13000 EUR
  • New Zealand:  15000-18000 NZD
  • UK:  7000-9000 GBP
  • USA:  15000-30000 USD

More detailed information about study abroad costs is available in from our student counsellors.