It can be difficult to understand the different student and course types at university, so we’ve put together this guide to answer your questions.
What is the difference between a domestic and an international applicant?
There are different entry requirements and application steps for domestic and international students, so it is important to check if you are an international or domestic applicant.
You are a domestic applicant if you are:
- an Australian citizen,
- a New Zealand citizen (including a diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative),
- a holder of an Australian permanent resident visa, or
- a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.
You are an international applicant if you:
- are not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
- do not hold an Australian permanent resident visa, or
- do not hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.