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Sae Institute 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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SAE institute educates more than 3000 students across its six campuses in Australia. It offers accredited certificate, diploma, and bachelor programs in six disciplines: Audio, Film, Animation, Games, Business, and Web and Mobile, and Media and Comms. 

Admissions at the SAE Institute take place three times a year. International students are welcome to apply for all three intake sessions. Candidates must apply online for admission through QTAC

  • Academic calendar of the institute is semester-based.
  • Financial aid at the institute is offered in the terms of scholarships


Application PortalOnline Application 
Mode of PaymentOnline and Offline (Cheque or Money Order)
Intake SessionsFebruary, May-June, September
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Work ExperienceAs per the requirement of the program
Financial AidScholarships

SAE institute Admission Deadlines

Applicants must submit applications for admission to the course on or before the deadline. The institute’s priority application deadline is mentioned below. Admissions are accepted three times a year. The deadlines are given below:

Trimester 1February
Trimester 2May/June
Trimester 3September

SAE Institute International Student Admissions

International applicants seeking admission at SAE Institute must complete an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education equivalent qualification. Applicants are required to email a copy of all the education records along with the application form.

The international admission team of the institute reviews the applications. Candidates are given admission on an Experience basis as well. For experience-based entry, candidates could be asked to undertake a written exam or assignment.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official academic transcripts
    • If the transcript is not in English submit certified or notarized English translation
  • Evidence of informal education
  • Proof of work history (if applicable)
  • A resume or CV
  • A portfolio

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English Proficiency Test for International Students

International applicants belonging to non-English speaking countries are required to submit proof fluency in the English language. The institute accepts TOEFL, PTE, and IELTS scores for the same. The minimum score requirement for each proficiency test is mentioned in the following table:

TestsScores (Diploma)Minimum Score (Bachelor)

Visa Process for International Students

Candidates must apply for Student Visa Subclass 500 online via the DHA (Department of Home Affairs) website. Once the student receives the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment from the institute, they must pay the minimum deposit and then apply for visa application. Students are advised to apply for a visa as soon as they receive the enrolment confirmation.

Visa Requirements:

  • Valid passport
  • ID Proof or Birth Certificate
  • Health Insurance
  • Evidence of Confirmation of enrolment
  • Parental consent- Form 1229 (for students under 18 years)

Visa Deposit: 421 USD

SAE Institute Undergraduate Admissions

Students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or equivalent or Diploma level qualification. Some of the UG degree programs available at SAE Institute are:

  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Animation
  • Bachelor of Game Development

Apart from degree programs, the institute offers several short-term and degree programs as well. The application process and guidelines are similar for all types of programs. Students must go through the guidelines given below:

Where to Apply: Online Application

Application Fee: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts
  • Portfolio
  • Recommendation/References

Admissions here are given on an academic basis and an experience basis as well. Candidates applying for Experience-based entry are required to appear in an interview round with an assigned representative of SAE.

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