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Future students

Take the first step toward realising your ambition with Federation University Australia. Your FedUni experience begins before you arrive, with pre-arrival support and airport transfers, all the way through to our alumni network, which connects you for life.

Course information

Fees and charges

International students in a fee-paying place are required to pay annual tuition fees for their respective program of study. The tuition fees that you are charged will depend on your program and the year in which you commence that program.

You are an international student if you are a temporary resident of Australia or a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.

Read more about tuition fee charges, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and payment information.

How to apply

Apply now

You can choose to submit your application online or apply through an agent. View information about applying as an international student.

Existing applications

If you have an enquiry regarding an existing application, please contact the Admissions team internationaladmissions@federation.edu.au

Scholarships

A range of scholarships are offered for those considering studying at FedUni including Australian Federal Government Scholarships and FedUni Brisbane Scholarships.

Read more about FedUni Brisbane scholarships

About Brisbane

Australia’s new world city

Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and ranks among the top lifestyle cities in the world - making it the perfect place to live, study and work. With an enviable subtropical climate, the city enjoys year-round outdoor activities.

Brisbane is well known for its three urban precincts: City, South Bank and Fortitude Valley. Each offers a wide range of activities from arts and entertainment to shopping, restaurants, parks and nightlife.

City Welcome Festival

Feel the warmth of a city that welcomes you into its community.

Each year, Brisbane hosts a Welcome Festival for international students. It includes an official city orientation and introduction to Australian sports, life and indigenous culture. There is even an opportunity to meet the Lord Mayor and receive a friendship certificate.

Globally connected

Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city for employment, ahead of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The city’s job market is growing at more than twice the rate of population growth and now accounts for 47 per cent of Queensland’s total jobs growth.

Its east coast location allows companies to access a 24-hour business cycle encompassing the Asian time zone, and the closing of American and opening of European business days. There is no better place to study while positioning yourself for your future career!

Lifestyle

Built along the banks of the Brisbane River the city has a vibrant centre including shopping, arts and entertainment surrounded by beautiful parkland. Living and studying in the city allows you to balance inner city life with access to outdoor natural spaces. On weekends you can choose to explore the city surrounds including Moreton and Stradbroke Islands, or experience the beauty of Brisbane’s World Heritage listed Scenic Rim. Be inspired by your natural surrounds while building your career path with us.

Explore Brisbane

The following websites are a great place to start exploring your study and life in Brisbane.

Arrival

Free airport pick up

All new international students can be picked up from the airport, free of charge.

If you are staying with FedUni Brisbane’s accommodation partner StudentOne, you must notify them to arrange a pick up accommodation@studentone.com.

If you have chosen a different accommodation provider, you must notify FedUni Brisbane info.brisbane@federation.edu.au no later than 5 working days (Monday - Friday) prior to your date of arrival. You will receive a confirmation email of your transport request with the appropriate details.

Other transport options to Brisbane City

If you choose to make your own way into the city one of the most popular ways is by Airtrain. It connects the airport directly with the City!

View other options on Brisbane Airport website.

Accommodation

Student One

Imagine living in the heart of the Brisbane City Centre in fully furnished, air-conditioned room less than 300 meters walk to campus. FedUni Brisbane’s preferred student accommodation, Student One, is just around the corner.

Student One, provides spaces to relax, study, engage, shop, connect and play alongside free unlimited high-speed internet. Student One’s reception is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It has multi-lingual staff (Chinese, Japanese, German, Portuguese and more) to make adjusting to your new city a bit easier.

Apart from enjoying stunning views of Brisbane’s vibrant city life from their fully- furnished rooms, residents at Student One will enjoy access to unlimited free Wi-Fi and internet, extensive communal spaces and study areas, fitness and games areas, free share bikes, ground floor cafes, dining and grocery outlets, and a 24-hour onsite customer focus team.

Accommodation options

  • Single studio
  • King studio
  • Executive studio
  • Twin studio
  • 5-bedroom apartment

Rates

Student One’s rate vary depending on the type of accommodation option you select. For more information on rates, please visit the Student One website

Rental payments

Rent is paid fortnightly in advance. Student One will provide residents with a rent schedule.

Homestay

Homestay provides a cultural exchange between an international student and a local individual or family (host). The local host provides accommodation for an agreed period of time and rate.

Living in a supported environment, you are provided with a fully furnished room and have access to a bathroom and laundry facilities. Homestays can be tailored to provide meals, assistance and other activities. This can be a great way for international students to experience the local Australian culture.

Visit the Brisbane Homestay website

Hostels

Student hostels usually offer single bedroom accommodation. Hostel rates vary between $140–260 per week depending on whether meals are provided.

Services and facilities also vary between hostels and generally include:

  • fully-furnished bedrooms
  • access to shared bathroom (usually between a group of students)
  • laundry, lounge and recreational activities
  • computer facilities
  • gas, electricity and water

Visit Hostels in Brisbane or YHA Hostels websites.

Private rentals

Renting a property in the private housing market gives you the opportunity to live independently and to be self–reliant.

For some students this choice provides an excellent option for privacy, autonomy and lifestyle independence. This option however can be expensive as you are responsible for organising the tenancy, paying for the connection to utilities, paying the full rent and managing ongoing bills. You are also responsible for all the daily chores associated with living in a house.

Visit Domain or Real Estate websites

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language Requirements for entry into a Federation University Australia program. The English Language Requirement for general programs, such as business, IT and general science, is Academic IELTS Overall score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

English test results must be valid prior to commencement date at FedUni. Every student will be assessed individually, and packaging the main program with an English and Academic Preparation program will be considered.

Academic IELTS

TOEFL iBT

Pearson (PTE)

Cambridge-CAE

Overall 7.5
(no band less than 7.0)

106 with minimums: Reading 24,
Listening 24,
Speaking 23,
Writing 27

Overall 73
(no band less than 65)

Overall 191
(no band less than 185)

Overall 7.0
(no band less than 6.5)

100 with minimums: Reading 19,
Listening 20,
Speaking 20,
Writing 24

Overall 65
(no band less than 58)

Overall 185
(no band less than 176)

Overall 6.5
(no band less than 6.0)

79-93 with minimums: Reading 13,
Listening 12,
Speaking 18,
Writing 21

Overall 58
(no band less than 50)

Overall 176
(no band less than 169)

Overall 6.0
(no band less than 6.0)

60-78 with minimums: Reading 13,
Listening 12,
Speaking 18,
Writing 21

Overall 50
(no band less than 50)

Overall 169
(no band less than 169)

Overall 5.5
(no band less than 5.5)

46-49 with minimums: 
Reading 8;
Listening 7;
Speaking 16;
Writing 18

Overall 42
(no band less than 42)

Overall 162
(no band less than 162)

Overall 5.5
(no band less than 5.0)

46-59 with minimums: Reading 4,
Listening 4,
Speaking 14,
Writing 14

Overall 42
(no band less than 36)

Overall 162
(no band less than 154)

Overall 5.0
(no band less than 5.0)

35-45 with minimums:
Reading 4,
Listening 4,
Speaking 14,
Writing 14

Overall 36
(no band less than 36)

Overall 154
(no band less than 154

Pathways to study

Students who do not meet the English Language Requirements for their program of choice may be eligible to study an English and Academic Preparation (EAP) program in order to improve their English skills to the required level.

EAP programs are designed to assist international students to gain entry into higher education degrees that require an Academic IELTS of 6.0. Study can be as short as 5, 10, 15 and 20 weeks and give students a great start to academic success. The EAP programs run before your first semester starts.

Fees

  • 5 weeks $1800
  • 10 weeks $3600
  • 15 weeks $5400
  • 20 weeks $7200

Other qualifications

We can also accept the following academic qualifications as meeting our general English Language requirements if the applicant does not have a valid English test result. All qualifications must have been undertaken no more than 2 years prior to enrolment at FedUni.

Please note: We reserve the right to ask a student to provide English language test results.

Australia

Qualification Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
English program from a FedUni-recognised institution Successful completion of an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) program
Australian TAFE or higher education provider Successful completion of AQF Certificate IV or higher
Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education Successful completion of Year 12

Other countries

  • Citizens and passport holders of one of the following countries: Canada, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or United States of America
  • Students who have completed at least five years' study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States of America

Careers and internships

Careers office

FedUni Brisbane is here to assist you to turn your ambition into reality. We understand that you need real world experience along with your degree to achieve your goals. Our career service is designed to give you a number of experiences to prepare you for entering employment upon graduation.

Industry recruitment program

In collaboration with industry partner Concentrix, FedUni Brisbane provides a unique opportunity for you to experience a live recruitment process.

Our Careers Office holds a number of relevant information sessions including CV development, phone and face-to-face interview techniques, which are aligned to the Concentrix recruitment process.

The program is designed to give students access to and practice in a real job recruitment setting. On completion of the careers program students are eligible to apply to our partner as a genuine job applicant for relevant casual/part-time positions available throughout the year.

Post-graduate internship program

Ambition guaranteed! At FedUni Brisbane we offer every graduating student the opportunity to undertake an 8-12 week internship in the industry of their choice at no additional cost. The Careers Office will run sessions throughout the year to outline the program and offer students the opportunity to enrol.

Short course TAFE liaison

In collaboration with TAFE Queensland Brisbane a number of short courses are available for students wishing to improve their part-time work skills or to add value to the main study program. For information see your Careers Officer.

Volunteering and leadership

At FedUni Brisbane we are interested in developing your skills in a variety of ways. A number of students find that they enjoy building their networking and social skills through volunteering roles in a number of different organisations.

Volunteering is a choice made by you to help your community. It's all about supporting non-profit organisations and community groups by willingly giving your time, skills and enthusiasm to become involved and take action on issues that are important to you.

Speak to your Careers Officer for further information or for other great ways to build your CV.

ePortfolios

Mahara’s ePortfolio system is a fully featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and a professional and educational networking system, connecting users to an ePortfolio community of practice. All students and staff at FedUni have an ePortfolio account.

Migration workshops

If you are interested in investigating future work opportunities in Australia you will need to understand the pathways to obtain the appropriate visas. Our Careers Office hosts migration workshops each year by an accredited migration lawyer, which cover general skilled migration, changes to the skilled migration law and citizenship questions.

Brisbane International Student Ambassador Program

The program adopts students from all over the world to share their real-life Brisbane stories with their home country networks. In April 2016, 40 new advocates from 29 countries and eight education providers were appointed by the Lord Mayor. Student ambassadors use social media to spread the word on why Brisbane is increasingly the city of choice for international students. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please contact the Careers Office.

Working in Australia

All workers are entitled to Australia's minimum pay and entitlements, including workers who are on a visa. We work together with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities when working in Australia.

Find out what you need to know before you start working in Australia

Job market in Queensland

There is a wide range of jobs available for international students in Queensland. To learn more about which job suits you best, visit the Australian Government Job Outlook website. This website contains valuable information on thousands of jobs including

About ESOS

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia's laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007.

ESOS specifies the minimum standards that Australian educational institutions must adhere to when delivering education to international students.

Read information about our international compliance.