How to Apply as an International Student

Are you ready to apply to AIM? We’re here to help you every step of the way.

At AIM, you apply directly to us, all year round. We have 3 intakes each year for all our programs. 

Not an international student? Find out the steps for a domestic student.

Our Application Process

Choose your course 

Explore our wide range of courses, and review the entry requirements. 

Submit your application 

Visit the AIM Application portal, create an account, and submit your app. Your Agent Representative can do this on your behalf.

Audition or submit your portfolio 

Most courses require this, check the entry requirements for each. 

Accept your letter of offer 

To secure your place, accept your offer and prepare to enrol.

Provide documents 

Send copies of the documents that demonstrate you meet the entry requirements. 

You’ve done it! 

Start creating your own music future at AIM. 

International Agents and Partners 

Find out all about our partner agent and educational institutions. 

Preparing to study in Australia 

As an international student, there are a few more steps in your path to AIM. When you accept your AIM offer, you will need to make your first fee payment. We can then send you a Receipt of Payment and a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). International students need this CoE to apply for a Student Visa. The Australian Government requires that visa enquiries can be handled by a licensed migration agent. See our list of AIM agent partners. 

Once you have your student visa, you can book and pay for your flights to Australia. You should arrange to arrive in time for your Orientation Week, which is the week before the first week of each study period, and the date of which you can find on your CoE. 

Helpful Information

When you’re granted a student visa, you have certain responsibilities. This includes maintaining Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your studies.  Medical treatment can be expensive when you’re here on a visa. This compulsory insurance helps you cover the costs of any care you may need while here in Australia. Our admissions team can help organise your insurance.  The Australian Department of Health website has more information. 

Your living arrangements matter.  Plan ahead as costs will vary depending on your lifestyle and personal needs.  Remember, living expenses are separate from tuition fees and are your responsibility! For more accommodation information you can visit these sites to find rentals and get advice on accommodation: 

Australia is an incredible place to live and work, but you will need to factor in the cost of living.  The Insider Guides handy calculators will help you budget for cost of living expenses in Sydney and Melbourne.

When you arrive, getting a bank account is easy. You’ll need one to help you get around in your new home.  Take your identification documents, proof of address and proof you’re studying with us, and your chosen bank will help with the rest! 

Many international students seek work in Australia while studying to support their experience.  Australian student visa holders may have restrictions on the number of hours that they can work.   Some restrictions have been relaxed temporarily, you should always refer to the Department of Home Affairs to obtain the latest information or Study Australia. 

All workers, including visa holders in Australia have workplace rights and entitlements.  The Fair Work Ombudsman website has a useful fact sheet to help visa holders understand minimum rates of pay and conditions. 

Rest assured, Australia leads the pack when it comes to international student rights, services and consumer protection. The Australian Government has a framework in place to make sure you get the most out of your time studying here. The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 ensures you’re respected and that your studies are rewarding. 

We hope you’ll never need to make a complaint, but if you do, the Overseas Student Ombudsman can help you. For information on how they investigate issues with private education and training providers in Australia, please visit the Overseas Student Ombudsman website. 

Talk to us! 

AIM Regional Managers

India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan 

Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines 

Rest of the World 

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