We represent reputable universities or are sub-agents for higher education and institutes and colleges for vocational education in all major cities of Australia.The Australian Government welcomes international students for higher education and provides career opportunities. The reputation of Australian universities and institutes are second to none, yet fees are comparatively less than Europe, USA or the UK. Moreover, an Australian degree or diploma is not only internationally recognized and financially rewarding, it is also a great advantage if you have future plans for permanent migration to Australia.

Our expertise is in helping you choose the right educational institutions and assist you with the visa process. Popular courses to study in Australia are

  • Nursing
  • Business
  • Hotel Management
  • Tourism
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Information Technology

Already in Australia?

If you are looking for a change of study program, change of educational institution or a career advice, speak to our team who can guide you through this journey.

We provide you advice on achieving your educational objectives and your future plans for permanent migration to Australia.

Steps to apply to study in Australia

Students must fulfill certain eligibility criteria to successfully acquire Australian student Visa.

The application process to study in Australia is a detailed process and a minor mistakes may result in your visa application being disqualified.

Our team at UIC provides every student with accurate guidance and support to successfully explore and achieve their educational dreams in Australia.

This five-step guide below outlines the key steps to follow to begin your study in Australia.

1. Determining Eligibility
At this stage, we assess your general eligibility for a course of study in an Australian institution and a student visa on the basis of your career goals, qualifications, experience, English Language ability and financial position. We also determine whether you have a genuine interest in studying in Australia and if you meet Genuine Temporary Entrant requirements for a university to offer you a course of study. If we are satisfied, we will then proceed to step 2.

2. Course and Institution selection
We will provide you with a wide range of study options to suit the individual circumstances these will help you to decide which course, institution and city best suit your academic background, career goals, and budget.

3. Application for offer letter and confirmation of enrolment (CoE)
We help you prepare & lodge a valid application for Offer Letter to the institution of your choice. We help you make sure that all the required documents have been submitted to ensure the success of your application. Once all the requirements mentioned in the offer letter are met, we help you to lodge an application for a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) that will enable you to secure a visa.

4. Visa Application
We use our professional expertise to maximize your chance of getting a visa by presenting your case in a logical and appropriate manner to the Migration Authority. The Principal of UIC, Australia, is a qualified Migration agent. Through her training and supervision, all the relevant staff at UIC have an up to date knowledge of student visa rules and procedures.

5. Reception & Ongoing Support in Australia
After your arrival in Australia, we provide all the necessary information on a range of practical and important issues to help you settle in. We also provide ongoing support in a wide range of areas including:

  • Explaining visa conditions mentioned on your visa
  • Applying for Tax File Number (which is required to find a job)
  • Extending your student visa if required
  • Advising and enrolling you in the next course of study if required
  • Providing tips on finding a job, renting a house or unit, finding flatmates etc.
  • Providing important links to various people & social organizations who may help you in Australia
  • Explaining the Australian Taxation system, and understanding and respecting the Australian way of life etc.

It is important to note that universities offer courses of study based on the evidence provided by applicants about their past qualifications and/or experience, future career goals and their selected course of study. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) grants visas based on a Confirmation of Enrolment from the applicant’s chosen educational institute together with evidence that the applicant has met other mandatory visa requirements. If after arriving in Australia a student seeks a change of Education Provider and presents as their argument facts that did not form part of their original visa application, the Provider may doubt the genuineness of the student and refer her/him to DIBP to consider cancellation of their visa.

Some Education Consultants are known to encourage students to change their course of study after arrival in Australia. This activity is more likely to benefit the ‘agent’ rather than the student. We advise you to take your study plans and career goals into consideration and therefore to approach these people and their promises with great caution.

Study, Work, Live

Attendance & Academic Performance
As an international student, your primary purpose is to study in Australia. To ensure that you focus on your course of study, you must meet the minimum requirements set by your educational institution.

Generally, a university looks at your academic performance as the measure of your genuineness. If your academic performance does not meet the minimum set standard by the university, you may be expelled from the university. The University may report this to the Immigration office which may result in your visa cancellation. However, if your academic performance is poor because of exceptional circumstances (for example genuine illness), the university may take this into account before making its decision.

Similarly, other institutes and business colleges may consider your attendance or academic performance – or both – to determine your genuineness. To meet the attendance requirements you must attend the college at least 80% of the total prescribed contact hours. However, if the attendance is poor because of exceptional circumstances (for example illness) the institute will give you an opportunity to present the evidence to support your case. If no such evidence exists, the institute may report you to Immigration and your visa may be cancelled.

We, therefore, urge you to work hard to pass your designated course and to attend the institute or university regularly. If you can’t go to classes because of sickness, please visit a doctor and get a Doctor’s Certificate and present it to the relevant staff member at your institution in a timely manner. If you can’t attend classes because of other circumstances, please try to obtain evidence to back up your reasons for non-attendance.

Notifying the Current Contact Details
Please notify your college or university and Department of Immigration and Border Protection of your new address, telephone numbers and e-mail as soon as you arrive in Australia. Each time you move you must also notify them and any other relevant offices such as the Australian Taxation Office, banks etc. about your updated contact details. This will ensure that you will continue to receive all important correspondence from your Education Provider, the DIBP and from other authorities.
Australia Post provides mail redirection services. You may use these services to redirect all your mail to your new address until you have notified all the relevant offices of the changes you have made to your contact details.

Work Limitation
Student visa holders are allowed to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (a two week period) during semester time (i.e. while their course is officially in session).

  • Student visa holders may work unlimited hours during official holiday periods.
  • Dependent spouses of undergraduate students may only work 40 hours per fortnight at any time.
  • Dependent spouse’s of postgraduate students are allowed to work full-time.

Respecting Australian Values
It is generally expected that all people who choose to live in Australia will respect Australian values, the Australian way of life and comply with Australian laws. Any kind of discrimination and harassment is not tolerated. Physical attack is regarded as a serious crime and may attract a jail sentence.

Australia maintains excellent social and racial harmony. Strong anti-discrimination laws mean that cases of social, racial or religious discrimination are rare.

Domestic violence is considered a serious crime in Australia. Physical, mental or psychological violence to a wife, husband or child constitutes domestic violence. Such violence is considered minor in Nepal. Because of the accepted cultural and social values in Australia, Nepali families involved in domestic violence may face serious consequences. Some Nepali citizens are currently serving jail sentences in Australia for such ‘crimes’.

As long as you follow the law it will protect you – and your time in Australia will be safe and enjoyable.

Finding jobs
Australia maintains one of the lowest unemployment rates among comparable countries.
Despite this, we are aware that some Nepali students have had difficulty in finding their first job in Australia. However, compared to the number of Nepali students in Australia and the number of unemployed Nepali students, the proportion of unemployed students is very low. It is true that some students face difficulties in finding their first job in Australia. Some of the factors that contribute to this include:

  • Low English language ability
  • Lack of knowledge of Australian culture and information about how to find jobs
  • Lack of work experience and skills
  • No or weak connection with friends and relatives in Australia
  • Shy nature and lack of confidence in approaching potential employers
  • Poor presentation skills

However, it is not impossible to find a Job in Australia. Once you secure your first job you should not face many difficulties finding a second job – as long as you are diligent and honest and remain for a reasonable period of time with the first employer.

The difficulty in securing your first job is not confined to Australia. It is true everywhere in the world.

If you consider the list above and gradually improve your language skills, your cultural awareness and self-confidence it will be easier to find your first job. Then you will be on the right track.

Please note that the job does not look for you. You need to find the job. Even if you find a vacancy for a job that may suit you, you may not be able to get the job. It may be because there are other more suitable applicants, or the particular employer may decide that you do not have required skills, confidence and ability to learn.

Job vacancies are advertised in newspapers, on the internet, and through employment agencies and university careers offices. You should also use your personal network of friends, family and fellow students. The more effort you put into using all of these resources, the quicker you will be in the workforce.

Finding a place to live
There is a high demand for rental property in major Australian cities. It is generally difficult to find a rental property soon after your arrival in Australia. For that reason, we advise you to contact your friends or relatives before your arrival in Australia. If you do not have a friend or relative in Australia you may find temporary short-term accommodation in a hostel when you arrive. The cost of hostel accommodation depends on the standard of accommodation you require. If you prefer to share with others in a room it can be as low as A $100 per week. However, if you want a room of your own the cost will be higher. It all depends on your lifestyle and affordability.

It is your responsibility to arrange accommodation. However, if you have difficulty both the accommodation officer at the educational institution you have chosen, and UIC staff may be able to guide you.

IELTS preparation

What is IELTS?
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. It covers the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. IELTS is recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognized by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. IELTS is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16

Why IELTS?
IELTS is universally recognized by organizations, educational institutions, employers, professional associations and government bodies as a secure, reliable and valid indicator of the ability to communicate in English.

  1. IELTS is the world’s proven English language test.
  2. ELTS is a truly global test which reflects and respects international diversity.
  3. IELTS can be trusted to provide security in test delivery, test administration, and test results.
  4. IELTS is one of the most frequently available tests, administered up to 4 times a month.
  5. IELTS is available worldwide, in over 300 locations in 150 countries.
  6. IELTS is one of the fastest growing English language tests in the world, with over 700,000 people taking it every year.
  7. IELTS is used for membership and admission purposes by more than 4,000 organizations across 120 countries
  8. IELTS is accepted in the United States too!

Over 1,100 US universities and professional bodies accept IELTS scores as proof of English language skills. More than 700,000 people a year are now using IELTS to open doors throughout the English-speaking world and beyond.

IELTS is recognized by nearly 1,100 US higher educational institutions. These include

a. 7 out of 8 Ivy League Schools

b. Majority of schools ranked as ‘Top Schools’ €c. Majority of the top 25 institutions hosting foreign students (US News and World Reports, America’s Best Colleges 2007)

IELTS is recognized by 20 leading US Professional Organisations and Accrediting Bodies.
The IELTS Face-to-face Speaking Module is preferred by many institutions in the US and worldwide as it reflects the real world context in which a candidate would most likely need to use their spoken English.

The Global Recognition System on www.ielts.org makes it quick and easy to find out which organizations will recognize IELTS scores.

IELTS scores can also be downloaded by institutions/ organizations you have applied for through e-Downloads service.

Prepare for IELTS at our partner institution?

  • Spacious and well-equipped classrooms & fully computerized lab
  • Qualified, well-trained and experienced instructors with proven teaching techniques
  • Plenty of complementary study cum practice materials with ultra-modern self-access lab and library facilities
  • Frequent pre-IELTS tests and mock tests, incorporating test-oriented strategies
  • New classes every week on modular basis in three shifts-morning, afternoon and evening
  • 30-credit hour regular course package for 6 weeks for regular test-takers
  • Various professional IELTS course packages available as per the candidate€™s individual needs
  • Odd-hour crash-course IELTS packages available on special request
  • Intensive Pre-IELTS English Language package available for those individuals who need to strengthen their English skills required for IELTS
  • Salient Features of IELTS at our partner institution center
  • Spacious and well-equipped classrooms & fully computerized lab
  • Qualified, well-trained and experienced instructors with proven teaching techniques
  • Plenty of complementary study cum practice materials with ultra-modern self-access lab and library facilities
  • Frequent pre-IELTS tests and mock tests, incorporating test-oriented strategies
  • New classes every week on modular basis in three shifts-morning, afternoon and evening
  • 30-credit hour regular course package for 6 weeks for regular test-takers
  • Various professional IELTS course packages available as per the candidate€™s individual needs
  • Odd-hour crash-course IELTS packages available on special request
  • Intensive Pre-IELTS English Language package available for those individuals who need to strengthen their English skills required for IELTS

IELTS Test Formats

IELTS is available in two formats – Academic and General Training. The Academic Module assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses should be based on the results of these modules. The General Training Module emphasizes basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. General Training is suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, to undertake work experience or training programmes not at degree level, or for immigration purposes to Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The General Training modules are not offered at all test administrations. If in doubt about which module to take, contact the organization to which you are applying for their requirements.

Test Modules

Each candidate takes four IELTS test modules, one in each of the four skills, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking