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You can apply online for most of our courses. We will assess your application and contact you within two working days.
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How to apply


Apply online

Applications for all our courses are submitted online. Please submit a copy of your passport with your application, your latest English test, such as your current and most recent IELTS, and University of Sydney offer letter if applicable. If you are having difficulties applying online, please contact us.


Your offer letter

Our system will make a recommendation for an English course type, based on your application. You will then receive a confirmation email. We aim to email you an offer letter one to two days after you submit your online application. The offer letter will show a breakdown of the fees payable.

If you have applied for a University of Sydney package, your offer letter will explain what you need to do.

If you are intending to study under a student visa, you will need Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). CET can arrange OSHC for you with Allianz as part of the application process. Simply indicate the type of insurance required (single/dual/family) on step 2 of the application form. You may also arrange your own cover from any of the government approved providers below:

For more information, please review the University of Sydney's Overseas Student Health Cover page.

For more information about student visas, visit the Department of Home Affairs web pages for international students.


Pay your fees

You can pay by bank draft (Australian dollars), credit card (Mastercard/Visa), or transfer funds by telegraphic transfer. If you are already in Australia, you can also pay by money order.

Details of how to make your payment are included in your offer letter.

Please note that most course fees are payable at least 6 weeks prior to commencement of your course.


Confirmation of enrolment

If you are applying for a student visa, CET will send you a copy of your Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE), usually within one to two weeks of receiving your fee payment.

You do not need an original eCoE. The Australian diplomatic mission will accept your copy. We also send you a letter of acceptance.

If you are travelling on a tourist or working holiday visa, we will send you a letter of acceptance when we receive your fee payment.


Apply for a visa

If you are applying for a student visa, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website which will provide you with the process to upload your Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE).

AusAID students do not need an eCoE from CET to be granted a student visa.

Entry requirements

Students should be at least 18 years old. Applications from students aged less than 18 years old will be considered if guardianship arrangements are in place. Australian Government conditions apply.

Genuine Temporary Entrant Criterion (visa requirement)

The University reserves the right to request additional information if you are a student visa applicant on the basis of a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criterion as prescribed by the Australian government. This may involve the submission of an additional application form seeking clarification about your personal circumstances, and may also involve an interview. Further information may be requested by the University or by your education agent after you have applied.