Frequently asked questions

Do I need to prove my English proficiency?

Yes. Whether it is through prior school qualifications or a standardised English test, International students must demonstrate that they meet the English language requirements for their chosen program. Information on which tests and qualifications are accepted can be found on our English Language Requirements page.

Please note: if you have taken the Pearson (PTE) test, you will need to send the scores to FedUni through the PTE system in order for us to verify them online. Instructions for how to do this can be found on the PTE Website

If you have taken an approved English test but do not quite meet the English requirements, you may be eligible for one of our English and Academic Preparation (EAP) programs, which can be packaged with your main program.

Is there an application fee?

Students who apply through the Online Application Centre will attract a $25 application fee. Students who submit a paper-based application (pdf, 400kb) will attract a $50 application fee. The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances, and must be paid upfront for your application to be processed.

This application fee can be waived if you:

  • have an eVoucher from an education expo
  • are an existing FedUni student applying to change programs
  • are sponsored by the government of your home country or another foreign country
  • are sponsored by an Australian Federal, State or Territory government
  • are sponsored by a gazetted organisation (Rotary International, Red Cross, Ford Foundation) or other acceptable non-profit organisation

More information on how the application fee works can be found on our International Application Method sheet (pdf, 104kb).

How can I certify documents?

All supporting documents submitted with an application must be certified copies. A certified (or attested) copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been certified as being a true copy by an authorised person.

The person certifying the photocopy must include the following details on all pages that contain information:

  • Stamp or write: "This is a true copy of the document sighted by me."
  • Sign, date and provide contact details (name, address and telephone number)
  • Use the official stamp or seal of their organisation, or their profession and organisation name.

Copies of originals may be certified by a person or agency recognised by the law of the country in which you live. This may include: 

  • A National Notary department
  • The official records department of the institution that originally issued the document
  • A registered accountant
  • An Australian overseas diplomatic mission or Australian Educational Centre
  • A justice of the peace
  • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney

If you are having trouble getting your documents certified, one of FedUni's Agents may be able to help.

I have a question about my application to a FedUni partner-provider. Who should I ask?

FedUni's partner-providers handle their own admissions, and will hold all documents relating to your application. To discuss your application, you should contact the partner-provider you have applied to. Contact details can be found on our Current Onshore Partners page.

The International Admissions Team at Mt Helen handles applications for our Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses only. They will not be able to assist with partner applications.

What will my living expenses be?

Living expenses are significantly lower than in the large Australian capital cities. Single students would normally require approximately AU$18,610 per year for living expenses. This covers housing, food, transport, clothing and some modest entertainment.

Further information on the funds required to live and study in Australia can be found on our Financial Checklist.

What will my tuition fees be? How much do I need to pay upfront?

International students will retain the annual tuition fee that applied to their year of commencement until the Program is completed. Information on tuition fees for students commencing this year can be found on our Schedule of Overseas Fees.

International students must pay their first semester's fees upfront before the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is issued. Students who have packaged their offer with an English and Academic Preparation (EAP) program, or are having FedUni arrange Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) on their behalf, will also have to for these in full before the CoE is issued.

Later semesters will be invoiced on the census date. Payment plans are not available.

Can I apply for a scholarship?

FedUni Living is currently offering accommodation scholarships of up to $3000 to commencing international students for 2015. For more information, visit FedUni Living's International Students page.

International students in select programs at the Gippsland Campus can also apply for the Clarence Claude Fisher Bursary of up to $1000.

I have a question about my student visa. Who should I ask?

For information regarding visas, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. If you have applied through one of FedUni's Agents, they may also be able to assist.

How can I transfer between partner-providers?

View the Transfer Between Registered Providers Procedure.

Still unsure?

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