Study Music in Australia

International Students


Australia is welcoming fully vaccinated international students with eligible visas from around the world.  As a safe, world-class study destination with high standards of living,  Australia consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to study abroad.  

As an international student at the Australian Institute of Music, you’ll fit right into our diverse student community and will also study alongside our significant cohort of fellow international students from all over the world.  

We cannot wait to welcome you to our vibrant campuses located in the beautiful cities of  Sydney and Melbourne. 

AIM International Representative Contacts



We believe music brings people together. As an international student, you’ll fit right into our diverse student community. From day one, you’ll be surrounded by new friends and colleagues who share your commitment, vision and dreams. Three accomplished AIM international students share their experiences of studying at the Australian Institute of Music.  Listen to learn what studying music abroad is really like or read the article

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It goes without saying that when you join AIM Sydney, you’re joining a creative community of students and educators that live and breathe music. Our cohort includes talented performers, composers, audio engineers and future music industry professionals who actively collaborate.

Our new Sydney campus is situated in The Rocks, moments from Circular Quay, the Opera House, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sydney Theatre Company. Located at the beating heart of one of Sydney’s most thriving creative precincts, our new space will provide an inspiring, culturally rich and easily accessible home for our students. 

Explore our Sydney campus.

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Many people regard Melbourne as the music capital of Australia – and who are we to disagree? When you join AIM Melbourne, you’ll be joining a community of artists and music professionals right in the heart of this wonderful, vibrant city.  

Situated in King St near Southern Cross Station, our campus could not be more central. With its beautiful and historic auditorium,  performance, practice and rehearsal spaces, AIM Melbourne has everything you need. 

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Good news! AIM has different entry pathways available to you depending on where you’re at both in life and in your studies.

Undergraduate Study: The Basics

We accept international students who’ve recently completed their secondary education, as well as applicants with recent tertiary-level study. Students over 21 aren’t left out – we may be able to accept your application depending on relevant experience. 

Graduate Study: The Basics

To undertake postgraduate study, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree relevant to your course, or a non-music bachelor’s degree with relevant music experience.

feeS & scholarships

Information concerning international student fees and payment options can be found here.   AIM offers a number of international scholarships, your application must be approved before you apply for a scholarship.  Our student advisors and agents can assist you with questions concerning fees & scholarships. 

You Should Also Know…

  • All students have to meet certain English-language requirements.
  • In addition to the general entry requirements, each course has its own specific entry requirements.
  • If you don’t meet the academic requirements, you may still be granted admission based on extensive relevant work experience.


Find out everything you need to know about our international entry requirements here!



International applications are open for 2024. Submit an enquiry to begin your journey towards a future in music with AIM.   

While studying in Australia, you’ll learn from world-class lecturers who are all experienced in the industry and provide one-on-one tuition designed to bring your musicianship to the next level. Our lecturers are experienced musicians, music industry professionals and academics with in-depth insights that will help support your path to a successful future in the music industry.  Whatever specialisation you choose at AIM, you’ll also have the opportunity to expand your skills and perspectives with electives from other programs, such as audio, composition and production.  

We offer flexible and supportive undergraduate and postgraduate study options so you can gain the skills, tools and connections to confidently shape your path into the music industry.

There’s never been a better time to explore new creative horizons.  Complete the online form and we will be in touch to discuss how our courses align with your interests and aspirations. 


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Preparing for Your Arrival

We’ve put together some practical information to help you get started on your Australian study adventure.

Got an offer? Congratulations! Once you’ve been accepted to study with us, you can apply for a student visa. Everyone’s circumstances are different. We’ll always do our best to guide you, or point you in the direction of an agent.  We don’t make the rules though, unfortunately. Please make sure you can meet the government’s requirements to avoid disappointment. Find more information about student visas and eligibility on the Australian Home Affairs website.

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.

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. 

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!

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.

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