International Students

About AMPA

The Academy of Performing Arts and Music (AMPA) is a not-for-profit, independent academy offering world-class tertiary education. Established over 20 years ago, AMPA’s strongest commitment today is to develop musicians, performing artists, composers, producers, teachers and industry professionals of the highest standard. AMPA is a registered provider on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and complies with the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the obligations laid down in the National Code 2007.

AMPA is registered and accredited by the Australian Government - Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Students receive recognised and highly sought after undergraduate and postgraduate awards upon completion of their studies. AMPA currently boasts some of the highest calibre teaching staff in an atmosphere where students are carefully nurtured and guided through their studies. Students come to AMPA from all over Australia and the world, with the current population comprising approximately 70% local and 30% international students. A wide diversity in musical fields and genres are also encouraged at AMPA, including classical, jazz, contemporary, electronic music, composition, musical theatre, production, world music and more.



AMPA currently offers the following CRICOS registered courses to international students (please click on the course to see further details):


Studying in Sydney, Australia

AMPA benefits from a dynamic and diverse community, where students come from many different parts of the world to study music and performing arts in one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting cities. Sydney is Australia’s largest city, famously known for the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney has also been referred to as the most multicultural city in Australia and one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

The AMPA campus is located within 10 minutes of the city centre and close to various entertainment, performance and cultural venues. Sydney is well known for its pristine beaches, wildlife reserves, national parks, theatres, museums, art galleries, cinemas, restaurants and nightclubs. Australia is renowned for being safe, tolerant and multicultural.

Go to the AMPA Campus page for more details on our campus. You can also visit – the official Australian government web site for international students studying in Australia.

Accommodation & Living Expenses

Accommodation/boarding is not available on campus, however, AMPA student services staff are able to assist interstate and international students with finding suitable accommodation options within close proximity to the campus. There are a variety of arrangements to suit all budgets including hostels, homestays, rental and shared accommodation. 

The cost of living in any city depends on your choice of lifestyle. Students living in Australia can usually manage on approximately AUD$350 per week. This may cover rent, food and public transport but may not incorporate social activities or the cost of running a car.

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If you require any further information or assistance from Student Services please contact us.