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Torrens University

New South Wales, Australia | Estd in 2013 | Private University

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About Torrens University

Torrens University is one of Australia's private universities that offers industry-relevant courses in design, health, business, hospitality, technology, education and research.The university has campuses in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as online learning options. Some of the popular courses offered by the university are Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Information Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Global Project Management and Doctor of Business Leadership. The Torrens University eligibility criteria is different according to different courses and applicants’ background. However, some common criteria are English language proficiency, academic qualifications, work and life experience, and course-specific requirements such as portfolio, interview and others.

Torrens University is ranked 6th in Australia for overall quality of postgraduate experience (QILT). It is also a member of Laureate International Universities, which includes more than 70 institutions in 25 countries. The university specializes in offering flexible learning opportunities, individual approach, industrial internships and 1:1 guidance from industry experts. It also offers courses developed in collaboration with industry partners such as Ducere Global Business School, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and Media Design School. Torrens University conducts research in various fields such as business administration, health science, education and design. It also offers advanced degrees like M. Phil and Ph.D.

Torrens University provides a supportive and diverse learning environment for students. It also offers various services and facilities such as student support team, career services, library, counselling, scholarships and student associations. The university offers a range of scholarships for domestic and international students based on academic merit, financial need, community involvement and other criteria. Some examples are Vice Chancellor Scholarship, Industry Scholarship, Women in Leadership Scholarship and International Student Scholarship.

Torrens University Overview

University Highlights 

Highlights 

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Type of University 

Private

Established 

2013

Official Website

torrens.edu.au

Accreditted By

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

Number of Campuses

13 in Australia, New Zealand and China

Type of Campuses 

Urban

Number of Schools/Colleges

8

Number of Research Institutes/Centres

6

Sporting Affiliations

UniSport

Academic Profile

  • Undergraduate Courses- 81 


  • Graduate Courses- 68


  • Doctoral Courses- 5


  • Double Degrees- 6


  • Online Courses- 28

  • Number of Students- 20000+


  • Number of Scholarships- 19+

Torrens University Highlights

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Year of Establishment2013
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OwnershipPrivate
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Number Of Students24698
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Fee Range11.94 L - ₹19.81 L/yr
Bachelors vs Masters
Gender Ratio
Male: 35%Female: 65%
Male: 35%Female: 65%
Student Demographic
  • Domestic:   12544
  • International:   12154

Torrens University Courses

Torrens University in Australia offers various courses in various disciplines such as engineering, health, business, hospitality, technology, education and science. The most popular courses  at the university are:  

Graphic and Communication Design: This course teaches students how to create visual solutions for print, digital and mobile media. They can learn from industry experts and work on real projects with some of the leading brands.

Nursing: This course will prepare students for a rewarding career as a registered nurse in various health settings. They will develop clinical skills and knowledge through simulation labs and placements.

MBA: This course will equip students with the strategic and analytical skills to lead and manage organisations in a global context. They will study core business disciplines and choose from a range of specialisations to suit their career goals.

Hospitality Management: This course helps students gain practical skills and knowledge to manage hospitality operations and services. They get to learn from industry experts and gain hands-on experience through internships and placements. 

Artificial Intelligence: This course introduces students to the fundamentals and applications of artificial intelligence. They get to learn how to design, develop and implement AI solutions for various problems and domains.

Special Education: This course enables students to support learners with diverse needs and abilities in an inclusive environment. They get to learn how to design, implement and evaluate personalised learning plans and interventions.

Doctor of Philosophy: This course allows students to conduct original research in their chosen field of interest. They are supervised by experienced academics and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practice.

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LevelUG
Duration24 Months
Fees14.64 L/yr
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Duration24 Months
Fees17.91 L/yr
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Torrens University Fees

CoursesDurationInternational StudentLocal Student
B.Sc.(10 courses)2 years-4 years₹14.01 L - ₹17.91 L/yr₹1.27 L - ₹1.88 L/yr
B.Des(9 courses)2 years-3 years₹11.94 L - ₹17.91 L/yr₹1.88 L/yr
M.Sc.(7 courses)1 year-2 years₹16.60 L - ₹19.81 L/yr₹1.83 L - ₹2.46 L/yr
MBA(5 courses)1 year-2 years₹16.61 L - ₹19.22 L/yr₹1.83 L - ₹2.35 L/yr
B.E /B.Tech(4 courses)2 years-3 years₹17.91 L/yr₹1.88 L/yr

Torrens University Admission and Application

Application deadline February,2025

In order to apply to Torrens University, students have to apply in the online mode. Students have to select their course of study and apply for the same. Before applying for any of the courses, students must check their eligibility criteria first. Students also have to attach all the necessary documents while filling out the application form.

How to apply for Torrens University admission

  • The applicants must go to the online admission portal on the official website of Torrens University where they need to select whether they are domestic or international applicants.

  • From the drop-down menus, the applicants must select the faculty and course they wish to enrol in.

  • Enter their contact details, preferences, academic background, and professional experience.

  • Now upload required documents such as academic transcripts, identification documents, English proficiency test results, etc. 

  • After submitting their application, they get a confirmation email from the admissions team.

  • They might also need to fulfill additional criteria like portfolios, interviews, or tests depending on the course they select. 

Documents required  for Torrens University admission

Students have to submit the required documents for the undergraduate or postgraduate or doctoral programme admissions. The detailed list of the documents is given below.

For Australian Applicants

  • Completed Application Form

  • Copy of passport/ Birth Certificate or Citizenship Certificate

  • Application for Advance Standing and course outlines (if applying for RPL)

  • Certified academic transcripts/certificate

For International Applicants

  • Completed Application Form 

  • Copy of passport

  • Certified academic transcripts/certificate

  • English test results (if applicable)

  • SSFV Documents 

  • Application Form for Advance Standing, course outlines/credit transfers (if applying for RPL)

  • Australia Student Visa documents

Torrens University Scholarship

Torrens University offers a wide range of scholarships for domestic and international students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Some of the scholarships available are:

  • New Alternate Pathway Scholarship: Up to 35% of the total tuition costs for new international students who have completed an onshore English language program, Australian Year 12, a vocational program or six months of higher education study.

  • New Brisbane Scholarship: Up to 30% of the total tuition costs for new international students who are planning to study full-time at one of their Brisbane campuses in 2023.

  • Torrens Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commencement Scholarship: $500 to help with students’ start-up costs, no application required.

  • Three Pillars Scholarship: up to 30% of your total tuition costs for students who have a strong passion for hospitality, exhibit the values of a future leader and are motivated to succeed both academically and in the industry.

Torrens University Eligibility

Students have to first meet the eligibility criteria before applying for Torrens University admissions. The detailed eligibility criteria are given below.

  1. Australian Year 12 (all states and territories) 

If a candidate meets the minimal ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) requirement and has finished an Australian secondary school certificate within the previous two years—or equivalent qualification from an international institution—they may be evaluated and selected for admission. The following ATARs serve as the minimum thresholds:

  • Application requirements for AQF level 7 (Bachelor's degrees) require a minimum ATAR of 60.

  • In order to be admitted to AQF level 6 (Associate degrees) or AQF level 5 (Diplomas), candidates must satisfy the entry requirements for each programme.

International Baccalaureate (IB) graduates who are applying must possess:

  • Their IB diploma is complete, and

  • They must have attained a score of at least 24

Any adjustments made through one of the tertiary admission centers (UAC, SATAC, QTAC, or VTAC), such as owing to eligibility for equity adjustment, location adjustment, subject adjustment, or Elite Athlete/Performer adjustment, are included in all ATAR scores that are given.

When an applicant meets the minimal ATAR standard for admission, they may next be evaluated against course-specific criteria, such as but not limited to, portfolios, interviews, and auditions.

  1. Overseas Year 12 Equivalent  

The International Admissions team will evaluate applications from candidates who have earned a secondary school diploma from an international institution within the previous two years to determine whether their credentials are equivalent to the Australia secondary school diploma, using NOOSR and/or NARIC guidelines.

English Language Requirements

The University's English Language Proficiency Requirements must also be met by applicants from outside the United States and domestic applicants who haven't taken English classes at the secondary level. In order to meet these requirements, candidates must show proof of one of the following three possibilities:

  1. Assessable qualifications in English from specified countries

  1. Attaining a minimal score on an official English language exam within 24 months after starting classes at Torrens University Australia.

Torrens University Campus Life

  • Students can participate in student activities such as sports,  speaker series, "Be Well, Be Well" events, and eSports. 

  • They can join a Student Representative Council (SRC) or work as a student ambassador, helping them improve the student experience and develop leadership skills. 

  • Students can enjoy Australia's stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, welcoming residents, and active outdoor activities.

Torrens University Campus Facilities

Study Amenities

Wifi

There is free WiFi provided throughout all campuses of Torrens University. Due to the wifi facility, students have access to the most recent technological advancements and educational resources on campus.

Library

During the course of their studies, students can access a variety of materials from the Torrens Library collection including textbooks, e-books, and journal articles.

The library also offers workshops related to academic writing, referencing, critical thinking and presentation skills to aid students in their studies. The library provides both a virtual service that is accessible round-the-clock and a chat service that is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Laboratories

Torrens University Australia has various labs on its campus that are designed for students in a way to let them learn and practice their skills and knowledge. The nursing simulation lab is one such lab, which replicates real-world scenarios for nursing students so that they can develop their patient-care skills. The nursing lab is equipped with advanced technology, such as manikins, monitors, and medical equipment. These equipments simulate the conditions and challenges of a clinical setting. Another one is the online Modern Money Lab, which is a co-delivery partner of Torrens University for postgraduate courses in Modern Monetary Theory and Ecological Economics.  The Modern Money Lab provides access to online resources, webinars, and forums. Here, the students can communicate with experts and peers from around the globe.

Amenities and Clubs

Club

All university students, alumni, faculty, and staff can join the Toastmasters club. Their leadership and communication abilities are developed via the club's activities and events. 

Transportation

Parking Facility

At Torrens University, paid street parking outside the campus and a Wilson parking next to campus is available. There is no parking area available for students on the Brisbane campus either. Paid parking options are also restricted for students. 

Transport Facility

For the Adelaide campus, Adelaide Metro is available for students. Adelaide metro provides maps and trip planner tools to aid the journey. Translink bus, train, ferry and tram services are available transport on the Brisbane campus. The Go Card is used in all of these public transports at the Brisbane campus. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) helps students travelling to Melbourne and Victoria campus. A Myki card is required to ride public transportation. Transport NSW is public transportation available in Sydney, you'll need either an Opal Card or a debit card for using public transport.

Student Support Services

Workshops

Torrens University offers a range of workshops for students. Some of these workshops are given below:

  • Interactive Online Workshops: These online workshops are related to the fields of Business, Design & Creative Technology, Health or Hospitality. Students get to interact with and learn from faculty and alumni in these workshops. 
  • Workshops for Study Success: These workshops help students in developing and enhancing  their study skills, such as academic writing, referencing, critical thinking, time management, and more. They are delivered online and on campus by the Learning and Academic Skills Unit (LASU) of Torrens University.
  • Industry Workshops: In these workshops, students are provided the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and employers who may share their insights and experiences with them and guide them. These workshops are offered in various fields of study, such as Business, Education, Health, Hospitality, and more. Students get an opportunity to build networks and their employability skills.
Infrastructure

Auditorium

Torrens University has an auditorium on its Surreal Hills campus in Sydney. The auditorium has a sitting capacity of 200 persons.

Cafeteria

On the Melbourne campus of Torrens University, there is a student-run café named Toffee. It is a social enterprise that aids neighbourhood initiatives and organizations. On their Leura campus in the Blue Mountains, they also feature a fine-dining restaurant staffed by students, a casual eating area, and a café. Students can choose from a variety of menu items and cuisines. 

Torrens University Accommodation

Torrens University has partnered with Scape Student Accommodation and Amber Student Accommodation to provide special rates and a limited number of guaranteed beds for students. These are available as an alternative option to homestay if the students are under the age of 18.

Off-campus accommodation

Popular options for international students in Australia include homestays, residential colleges or purpose-built student accommodation, private rental or share house, youth hostels and other short-stay or budget accommodations. The students can also find apartments and share houses on national property websites such as RealEstate.com.au, Domain, and Student Accommodation Association.

How to apply for accommodation

Before applying, students should visit potential housing in person, avoid paying a deposit on a place they haven't seen, never give personal information to someone they haven't met, understand their rights as tenants, and select student housing that has been accredited by the National Property Accreditation Scheme. For an extensive list of suggested housing websites, students can also get in touch with the university's student services team on campus.

Things to carry while shifting

Depending on the type of accommodation a student choose, he/she may need to carry different things while shifting. Some general items that he/she may need are: bedding, towels, toiletries, clothes, shoes, laptop, phone, charger, adapter, documents, passport, visa, health insurance, bank details, etc. The students should also check with their accommodation provider if they provide any furniture or appliances in the room.

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FAQ's

The Torrens University Australia Early Entry Program has been created to allow you to apply and secure your place for your chosen course before you finish your Year 12 exams. To find out more, visit the Early Entry Program or email enquiries@tua.edu.au or phone 1300 575 803. 

Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as their primary entry requirement. They have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. They strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate.

Torrens University Australia admission process is easy and can be done online by filling out the application form. If you have any difficulty, please contact a Future Student Advisor, who can talk you through the process.

Yes, if you are on a student visa, you are usually allowed to work 40 hours in a two-week period.

Torrens University Student Advisors are always available and can offer assistance with any questions that you may have. These questions can be around course requirements, enrolment changes, your stay in Australia, job placement, student fees, and personal support and counselling.

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