Study in Australia

About Australia

The capital city of Australia is Canberra, while Sydney is the largest city. Other major cities in Australia include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide.

Australia is a popular destination for international students due to its cultural diversity, welcoming locals, and high-quality education. The cost of living and tuition fees in Australia are relatively affordable compared to other Western countries, contributing to its popularity.

According to QS Best Student Cities, seven Australian cities, including Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and the Gold Coast, consistently rank among the top Best Student Cities in the world.

Australia is home to over 1,100 higher education institutions offering more than 22,000 courses, including 43 universities, several hundred colleges, TAFEs, and private colleges. Seven Australian universities have made it to the top 100 universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Ranking 2021. For further details, students can contact relevant organizations or institutions.

Study in Australia

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What makes studying in the Australia a great choice?

Australia offers an excellent education system, which is ranked as one of the best globally. The programs are designed to meet market demands and employ hands-on learning techniques to ensure students are professionally prepared. Institutes have an international outlook and modern campuses, with a focus on providing extensive student support services. As a culturally diverse country, studying in Australia exposes students to various cultures and work ethics, broadening their perspectives and improving their interpersonal skills.

Top Universities 

The University of Western Australia

Monash University

Australian National University

The University of Adelaide

The University of Melbourne

University of New South Wales

The University of Queensland

University of Sydney

Intakes to Study in Australia

Australian universities and colleges offer three Intakes – the main intakes are February and July and many universities offer October and November intakes as well.

Scholarships in Australian Universities

Australian universities offer numerous scholarships for international students at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels. students can apply for University specific scholarships which are generally merit based. The scholarships range from 10% to 100% based on student’s academic performance.

Australia Education and Accommodation Expenses

Education and living in Australia is relatively expensive to standards, but with proper planning, one can live at an affordable cost in Australia. The average tuition fee for international students ranges between AUD 14000 to 50000 per annum, depending on the course and institute you chose to study. The average living cost in Australia for an individual can range up to AUD 21,041 + 2000 (traveling expense * subject to change)

Post Study Work Permit (PSW) in Australia

The Australian government provides international students with significant opportunities to work in Australia after completing their studies. Upon completing a minimum of two years of study in Australia, students can apply for a post-study work permit that can last from 2 to 5 years, depending on the selected course. Additionally, studying in certain regional areas may provide international students with the opportunity to extend their post-study work permit by 1 or 2 years.


Australia Visa Guidelines

International students who plan to study in Australia must obtain a valid student visa by meeting certain eligibility criteria. To ensure a hassle-free process, students are advised to begin their application at least six weeks prior to the start of their course.

Steps for Application for Student Route:

Here are the steps for applying for an Australian study permit:

  1. Receive a conditional or full offer letter from the chosen Australian college or university.

  2. Pay the tuition fee and accept the offer letter.

  3. Receive the Electronic Certificate of Enrollment (ECOE).

  4. Complete the required documentation, which may vary depending on the student’s course and qualifications.

  5. Pay the visa application fees and obtain a TRN number. The student visa application fee is AUD 620.

  6. Await the visa outcome, which includes the visa grant number, expiry date of the visa, and visa conditions.

Note that in the case of a conditional offer, students can apply for a conditional ECOE and proceed with their visa application while waiting for their final year or semester result, as long as all other conditions are fulfilled.


Australia University List

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
University of Wollongong
RMIT University
University of Newcastle
Curtin University
Macquarie University
Queensland University of Technology
Deakin University
University of Tasmania
Swinburne University of Technology
Griffith University
La Trobe University
University of South Australia (UNISA)
Flinders University
James Cook University
Bond University ( Private )
University of Western Sydney
University of Canberra (UC)
Murdoch University
Edith Cowan University
Central Queensland University (CQ)
University of Southern Queensland
Charles Darwin University (CDU)
Southern Cross University
Victoria University (VC)
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Charles Sturt University
University of New England (UNE)
Menzies School of Health Research
Federation University
University of Notre Dame Australia
Australian Defence Force Academy
Australian Maritime College
University of Divinity
University of the Sunshine Coast
Canberra Institue of Techmology

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