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Study in Australia

Australia is the third leading country when it comes to high-quality education. It was home to more than 500,000 international students in the year 2021. The 1,100 higher educational institutions in the country offer more than 22,000 courses in various industries.

  • 7 of the top 100 universities in the world are in Australia. In the past 50 years, more than 2.5 million international students have graduated from Australian Institutions, as stated by the International Education Association of Australia.
  • 15 Nobel Laureates have come from Australian universities. From the 1945 Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin to the 2019 prize for the international struggle to eliminate nuclear weapons.
  • The Australian government's latest mobility program will provide over 1000 scholarships each year to international students and has invested more than $300 million in overseas student scholarships.
  • According to the survey conducted of international graduates from Australian High Educational Students, it was concluded that 71% - 79% of graduates secure a full-time job.

For a small country of only 24.5 million people, Australia is still the third most favored country for higher education by international students.

Why study in Australia?

  • Diverse Top Ranking Universities

    Australia is the hub of elite groups of universities, like the famous Group of Eight (Go8), Australia Technology Network (ATN), and Innovative Research Universities (IRN).

  • Desire to Promote Education & Increase Standard of Education

    Australian universities are known for their varied programs, high academic standards, and desire to promote education in varied sectors of our society.

  • Quality Education & Academic Excellence

    As per the Australian National Policy established in 1995, by the Australian Qualification Framework,, any international student’s degree will be recognized and approved by the government when you study at an Australian university.

  • Experience Diverse Cultures & Languages

    Despite the fact that Australian English is the most widely spoken language, there are over 200 dialects and languages spoken throughout the country.

Education System in Australia

Australia is ranked third in the 'QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018' for its unique Higher Education System. The country's Education System is three-tiered: primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

  • Primary: The first tier comprises 3 Levels of mandatory schooling for students aged between 6 and 16. 
  • Secondary: This tier offers Vocational Education and Training (VET) to students who desire to join the workforce after completing their mandatory school education. 
  • Tertiary: The final and tertiary level in the nation's Education System in Higher Education.
The Australian Educational System differs from other countries in its unique national education policy, the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), segmented into 10 Levels that interconnect schools, universities, and other educational institutions. The 10 Levels of AQF are:
Levels Qualifications
Level 1 Certificate I
Level 2 Certificate II
Level 3 Certificate III
Level 4 Certificate IV
Level 5 Diploma
Level 6 Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Level 7 Bachelor's Degree
Level 8 Course Specific Bachelor’s Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Level 9 Master’s Degree
Level 10 Doctorate Degree

Universities QS Ranking 2022
The Australian National University 30
The University of Melbourne 33
The University of Sydney 41
The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 45
The University of Queensland 50
Griffith University 300
Bond University 481
University of Canberra 511
Western Sydney University 501
Australian Catholic University 801

Types of Higher Institutions/ Universities

The country houses different educational institutions that host international students from all over the world. The types of institutions are:

  • Group of 8 (Go8) Universities

    Go8 is a group of elite universities (like Ivy League in the US) established in 1995.

  • Public Universities

    The government-funded Public Universities in Australia provide a high-quality education at a lower cost than private and prestigious colleges.

  • Private Universities

    Australia only has three private universities, compared to the rest of the globe. These institutions cater to special student demands, such as faith-based education or the possibility to finish a degree faster.

  • Institutes of Technology/ Australian Technology

    The institutes that come under the name of the Australian Technology Network are universities. All with a specific goal to encourage practical and technological education, such as nursing, sports science, design, and more.

  • Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

    TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes primarily provide vocational training and courses that have a practical application in the workplace. Students have more liberty to keep a flexible study schedule, allowing them to work around their studies.

Curriculum & Degrees in Australia

Over 1,100 institutions in Australia offer 22,000 programs to choose from its regularly top-ranked universities. They could be of any of the following types:

  • Undergraduate Curriculum and Education Studies

  • Postgraduate Curriculum and Education Studies

  • University Preparation Curriculum and Education Studies

  • Foundation Curriculum and Education Studies

  • Doctorate Curriculum and Education Studies

  • VET Curriculum and Education Studies and more

Courses to Study in Australia

Colleges in Australia provide a diverse choice of degree programs, with the opportunity of earning a dual qualification. The following are some of the fields in which they provide training:

  • Engineering, Construction & Design

  • Health Sciences, and Nursing

  • Information Technology, and Computing

  • Business Administration

  • Commerce

  • Teaching/Education

Intakes in Australia

Intakes Durations
Semester 1 From February to May
Semester 2 From July to November
Semester 3/ Minor Intake Starts around July
Vocational Studies January & May

Admission Requirements in Australia

To be admitted to an Australian degree or route program, you must meet minimum academic and English level entry standards.

  • Academic Credentials:

    For admittance to their chosen degree, students must have a secondary/high school diploma and transcripts with a minimum GPA or GMAT / GRE for PG programs.

  • Level of English Proficiency:

    Australian universities only accept scores from the IELTS and IELTS Indicator, PTE.

  • Legal and Course/ Degree Specific Requirements:

    Copy of valid current and past passports, letter of recommendations, a portfolio, CV, and Statement of Purpose. For entrance and visa purposes, all educational documents must be notarized.

Scholarship in Australia

There are different types of scholarships and grants available for Indian students to finance their education to study in Australia. The scholarships are sponsored by the Australian government, educational institutions, and other public and private organizations.

Scholarship Name Type Amount in AUD
Australia Award Scholarships Merit-Based Full Tuition Fee and a part of the living expenses
Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships Course Specific Variable Amount
Destination Australia Program Merit-Based $15,000 / year
GyanDhan Scholarship Merit-Based $1900 / student
Amelia Earheart Fellowship Course Specific $14,253 / year
Sydney Scholars India Equity Scholarship Full-Ride-Scholarships $56,078 / year

Study VISA to Australia

After the United Kingdom, Australia is the third-largest host of international students. It is a learner favorite due to its ease of obtaining a student visa. To qualify for a visa, one must first achieve specific conditions, following which they can apply for a visa under Subclass 500 to attend full-time. Recognized under the same legal Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 as those leading to an equivalent award at an Australian university

Accommodation in Australia

Types of student accommodation in Australia

  • Residential College

  • Managed Student Apartments

  • Private Rentals

  • Halls of Residence

  • Homestays

Cost of Attendance in Australia

Australia has one of the best higher education systems and numerous job opportunities after graduation. A variety of factors influence the cost of studying and living in Australia, including

  • Program Cost
  • Housing
  • Cost of Food
  • Cost of Books & Supplies
  • Transportation Cost
  • Other Expenses 
Type of Attendance Cost in AUD
Under-graduate Program $20,000 to $45, 000 /year
Post-graduate Program $22,000 to $50,000 / year
Residential College $200 to $750/ week (including utilities)
Managed Student Apartments $380 to $850 / month
Private Rentals $750 to $700 / month
Hall of Residence $320 to $1,000 / month
Food & Groceries $1000 / month
Books & Supplies $500 to $1,000 / year
Transportation Cost $30 to $70 / month

The average cost per month can range in-between 1,400 and 2,500 AUD to cover all their living expenses, including electricity, internet, and social activities.

Job after Study in Australia

Australia offers a great ROI percentage along with a placement rate of 59% for international students. As per the latest statistics, IT jobs are listed as high-priority jobs in Australia with more robust prospects. Due to the current national shortage in the field, it has nearly 10% higher placement prospects than other fields. Some of the popular jobs offered are listed below:-

IT Systems Architect

IT Manager

Data Scientists

Python Developers


Secondary school teachers

Registered Nurses

Management Consultants

Popular Job Sectors Australia


Education and Training


Construction and Architects


Information and Communication Technology


Professional Services - Technical and Scientific Area


Healthcare and Medical

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