Once your Confirmation of Enrolment comes through and you have secured your student visa, it’s time to start thinking of some of the practicalities of traveling to Australia. ATMC is committed to providing detailed information and arrangements for the following services before the student leaves his/her country :
Sydney is Australia's most famous city, with the majestic Sydney Opera House, the impressive steel arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the sparkling waterways and the white sands of Bondi Beach, Sydney is a never ending city of magnitude, fun and opportunity. Find out more information about what’s on near you at http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded as one of the world’s most liveable cities. To find out more information on Melbourne and to see what’s happening in areas near you, please visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
You may think Australia is not so different from your home country, that it will be easy to study abroad there and you really don’t need to prepare much. Sure, Australia probably won’t be as challenging as studying abroad in a developing country with a different language and no running water, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. And if you don’t do your research, you may find yourself in a bind or facing some difficult surprises once you’re abroad. From the logistics of getting your visa to being prepared for the cost of living, here are a few websites to help you further understand studying in the land down under.
Australia has a special system of health cover for international students called the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). You will need to buy OSHC before you come to Australia to cover you from when you arrive. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires you to maintain OSHC for the duration of your time on a student visa in Australia.
ATMC has an agreement with a preferred OSHC supplier BUPA (for Federation University and USC Students). You can choose to take out OSHC with these providers, or with the Australian OSHC provider of your choice. For detailed information, please visit http://www.bupa.com.au.If you are feeling sick, it is important to know what to do. Click here for more advice.
BUPA offers a 24-hour helpline - myBUPA - to ATMC students.
Airport picks up service is available to international students, upon request (charges apply, see fees and charges). Students will be met at the Arrivals hall and taken to their accommodation.
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Visit the Help and support page on the Study Melbourne website to find out how to find extra help and support during your study journey. The Study of Melbourne Student Centre has events, workshops, and information for international students. It’s also a great place to connect with new friends https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/help-and-support
It’s a good idea to try to organize a permanent place to live before you arrive in Australia. However, you may decide to wait until you arrive to get an idea of distances between your campus and surrounding suburbs, or to inspect private rental accommodation.
Study Sydney help and support
If you choose to study in Sydney you will find numerous events, and information for international students also, there’s great networks to make in Sydney. As an example, every year the Sydney Lord Mayor officially welcomes more than 1000 international students at a function you can attend for free and marks the start of a student’s journey and the beginning of life-long connections with Sydney. Sydney is a thriving business hub, alive with opportunities and possibilities to build your professional experiences http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/community-support/international-students