With more than 700,000 international students currently studying in Australia, the education standards of Australia are second to none.


Representing over 110 different nationalities, international students have made Australia the 3rd most popular

destination for education in the world.


  • Quality of Education - Australia is renowned for its quality of teachers, teaching methods and facilities, and there is a worldwide acceptance and respect for Australian degrees and qualifications.


  • The student experience in Australia is unique. Living in Australia gives students a chance to enjoy a fabulous
  •  lifestyle in one of the most liveable countries in the world.


  • Australian graduates enjoy excellent employability, both within their home countries and in Australia.


Together with the great lifestyle enjoyed by students, and the quality of education provided by Australian institutions, the benefits of studying in Australia are endless.



Depending on your educational background, you will be able to enrol in one of the following levels of study:


  •  A 12-month Pre-University foundation programme leading to undergraduate studies.


  • A 12-24-month Diploma that will take you directly to first or second year of University.


  •  A Bachelors degree of your choice.


  • A Master's Degree of your choice.


There are 22,000 courses available and1,100 Institutions.




AEC will be able to assist you with admission to a University or College, depending on your academic background. Entry can be after successful completion of:


o O Levels          o AS Level           o A Levels           o KCSE

o  IB                    o Foundation*      o Certificate*

o Diploma* o Degrees*

*Must be from recognised bodies.


Admission process can take between 2-6 weeks depending on where you apply to.


Australia has flexible commencement dates. The Academic year in Australia runs from February through to November, with multiple commencement dates usually available. The most common would be February, July and October.







Australia enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world while remaining affordable. On average an international student in Australia can expect to pay A$19,830 per year for living expenses.


This would include accommodation, food, limited entertainment, public transport, and incidental costs. You could spend more or less depending on where you live and your lifestyle.


Depending on an individual student's needs, AEC can assist students in obtaining either on campus, or off campus accommodation including home-stay or private apartments / houses.



AEC will guide you in obtaining an Australian Student Visa. Our trained and experienced staff will guide you on how to complete the Australian Student Visa forms and what supporting documents are required. We will then submit your application electronically and assist you in getting an appointment for your biometrics and medical examination. We have a great success rate for students obtaining a visa.


The average processing time for the Australian Student Visa is 4 weeks to 3 months, depending on your visa assessment level classification, after your application has been submitted. Each student visa application is unique and individually assessed. The final decision is made by the DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS.


AEC helps with the following Australian Visa's:


  • Student Visa
  • Business Visitor Visa
  • Tourist Visa






Living Expenses

Approximately A$20,290 per year.

This would include accommodation, food, limited entertainment, public transport, and incidental costs. You could spend more or less depending on where you live and your lifestyle.


Foundation / Diploma

8 or 12 Months

Costs approximately p.a

A$15,000 – A$30,000


University Diploma

Equivalent to Year 1

8-12 Months

 Costs approximately p.a

A$15,000 – A$30,000


Arts, Business,


IT & Communication

3 years

Costs approximately p.a

A$22,000 – A$45,000


Engineering, Pharmacy,

Law, Education,

Health Services

4 years

 Costs approximately p.a

A$24,000 – A$45,000


Medicine, Dentistry,


5-6 years

Costs approximately p.a

A$45,000 + p.a



1-2 years

Costs approximately p.a

A$24,000 – A$45,000

An English language test such as TOEFL or IELTS may be required. This depends on your course of study and/or the institution you are studying at. AEC staff will be able to guide you on this.

Australia has a health cover system for international students called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). You must have health cover for the duration of your enrolment as a condition of your student visa. OSHC will help you pay for any medical or hospital care you may need while you're studying in Australia, and will contribute towards the cost of prescription medicines and an ambulance in an emergency. Dental, optical and physiotherapy is not covered.



One of the advantages of being an international student in Australia is that you can work part time while you study. The permission to work is part of your Australian Student Visa. You can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session. However, you cannot start work until you have commenced your course in Australia.


Work is not guaranteed.


The money you could earn while working can help towards pocket money, but cannot support your fees and living expenses.


If you're bringing your family, your spouse can also work up to 40 hours per fortnight once you have started your course in Australia. If you or your dependent work in excess of these restrictions, your visas may be subject to cancellation.



Unfortunately, there are no scholarships, sponsorship or financial aid available that AEC Kenya is in a position to offer you for your studies in Australia.


However, please visit the link below site for any opportunities for some scholarships to study in Australia.





Once you find a sponsor let us know and we can assist you with your application and student visa to Australia.








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Did you know that every agent in Kenya you apply through to study overseas to a University, is required to be registered by the Commission for University Education – CUE in Kenya.



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