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Study in Australia

Want to build your career in Australia? This country gives numerous opportunities for the students to go for. As one of the largest Country of the world with the population 2.57 crores people and great economic potential Australia has become an academic hub as well as a student’s attraction.

About Australia

Location and Geography:  

Australia is a country as well as an island which is located in Oceania between the South Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is also called the “land down under” or even the “island continent”. The name Australia is derived from the Latin word “Australis” which means “southern” and its official name is “Commonwealth of Australia”. It is the only one country that has one nation and is a 6th largest country in the world. It also includes the large island of Tasmania and many small islands.

Australia is newer than the new world. European settled first in American continents and did not discover Australia until the early 1770 and explored it even of a month later. The origin of modern Australia date only from the first British settlement in 1788.

Australia entirely lies in the Southern hemisphere and in the eastern hemisphere of the globe. The tropic of Capricorn passes through its centre. Australia’s location is 12 degree south to 38 degree south latitude and 114 degree east to 154 degree east longitude.  

Australia’s fathered by Indian Ocean in the west and the southern ocean in south, pacific ocean in the east and the Great Australian Bight forms and arch along the southern coast.

State and territories:

New South Wales Settled on the port Jackson is the capital of Sydney
Northern Territory Nest to the capital City Darwin
Queensland Famous with the name Sunshine State
South Australia Lies at the bottom of the central part of the country
Tasmania Famous for great food and wine trails
Victoria Most liveable city
Western Australia Largest state located in the west part of the country
Australian Capital Territory Famous for monuments, wetlands, museums and lakes
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  • Extraordinary research facilities with world class infrastructure.
  • Among top 100 universities Australia is on rank 6th in the world ranking
  • There are 40+ top rank Universities which offer variety of courses and academic programs.
  • There are facilities of internships and employment options in some the universities in Australia.
  • Helps to improve communication skills
  • Helps in network building.
  • Famous for beautiful landscapes.
  • Australia is on 7th rank in world raking of student friendly cities.
  • Develops global perspective
  • Helps in building cross cultural communication skills.

Average Tuition fees

Education Type


Average Tuition


Secondary school

AUD $7,800 – $30,000 per year

English language course

AUD $300 per week

Vocational Education and Training

AUD $4,000 – $22,000 per year

Foundation courses

AUD $15,000 – $33,000 total

Bachelor Degree

AUD $15,000 – $33,000 per year

Master’s Degree

AUD $14,000 – $37,000 per year


Doctoral Degree

AUD $14,000 – $37,000 per year


AUD $11,000 – $121,000 per year


Career Prospect

In the current scenario the education based career option in Australia are:

For Arts Educational Background Students:

Professional artist. Tool.




Graphic designer.



Art teacher

For Science BackGround Students:

Machine Learning Engineer.

Data Scientist.

Data Analyst.

Full-Stack Developer.

Blockchain Developer.

Big Data Engineer.

Database Administrator.


For Commerce Background Students:

Chartered Accountant (CA).

Investment Banker.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


Cost Accountant.

Company Secretary (CS).

Personal Financial Advisor.

Research Analyst.

Part time work Allowance

  • Before applying for part time work candidate should check their visa status.
  • Australian government has recently changed the regulation and increased the work hour for students
  • Only students who are working in healthcare, disability care, aged care, agriculture and tourism can work unlimited hours during their semester.
  • First of all, candidate should make a resume and prepare for interview.
  • Minimum wages is set 21.38 Australian dollar per hour.
  • With additional skill candidate can get 50-80 Australian dollar per hour.
  • Depending of each industry maximum work hour may vary.

Work permit after study

After completion of graduation candidate post study work visa can valid to 18 months to 6 years depending on the work type.

Post study work stream

Most common visa type for the students who completed their graduation from anf reputed Australian university can apply for the visa for 6 months and stay duration is 2 to 4 years

Graduates work stream

This is for those international students who is graduated with skill and their occupation is specified in occupation list in Australia. Stay duration is 18 months.

Skill recognised graduate visa

Students with engineering degree in last 2 years from any reputed Australian universities. Stay duration is 18 months.

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Qualification framework to study in Australia

Levels and qualifications as per Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

Level 1

Certificate I

Level 2

Certificate II

Level 3

Certificate III

Level 4

Certificate IV

Level 5


Level 6

Advanced Diploma, , Associate Degree

Level 7

Bachelor Degree

Level 8

Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Level 9

Master’s Degree

Level 10

Doctoral Degree

Educational pathways for international students to study in Australia

  • If the candidate can not  meet academic requirements, there are some options to make ready for further study. Depending on the past studies and the last qualification candidate can enroll in secondary school or Foundation Studies.
  • Foundation Studies which will give the candidate the needed  skills to get entry in  an undergraduate course at a university or higher education institution.
  • There are Many schools, training institutions, universities  and vocational education offer Foundation Studies courses.

Application requirements and datelines to study in Australia


Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Research and shortlist courses and universities

As early as possible, preferably 10 to 11 months prior to April to June

10 to 11 months before the start date of the semester, preferably September to October of the previous year

10 to 11 months before the semester date, around November to December of the previous year

Compare and apply to the universities

July to August of the previous year

November to December of the previous year

January to February of the applying year

Appear for the standardized tests

September to October of the previous year

December to February of the applying year


March to April of the applying year

Start applying to colleges

October to November of the previous year

February to March of the applying year

May to June of the applying year

Acceptance and interview process

November to December of the previous year

March to April of the applying year

July to August of the applying year

Apply for a Student visa in Australia Education Loan

December to January of the applying year

May to July of the applying year

September to October of the applying year

Start making travel arrangements

January to February of the applying year

June to July of the applying year

November to December of the applying year

Top courses to study in Australia

Arts Course




Foreign Language Communications

Bachelor of Creative Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Creative and Professional Writing

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts


Graphic Arts

Commerce Course

Accounting and Finance

International Business


Business and Management

Business and Commerce


Human Resource



Science Course


Veterinary Science


Bachelor of Science


Bachelors in Medicine

Engineering in Biotechnology

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Public Health

Environmental Health

Financial cost and Assistance to Study in Australia

The Australian Government and other private organisation offer such financial assistance to the students to study further.

  • Scholarships to study in regional Australia: in this scheme Australian government provides fund up to $15,000 to a student to study in regional Australia.
  • Short-term mobility opportunities for Australian and Asian university students: This is for Australian students as well as Asian students to support their studies.
  • Australia Awards: Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards, Pacific Scholarships, Short Courses, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research awards.
  • Scholarships to study a higher degree by research
  • Tuition protection for students
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Scholarship for Indian Students:

Australian Government Research and Training Program (AGRTP)

  • Australia Awards
  • Destination Australia
  • Dr. Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarship
  • International Postgraduate Coursework Full Tuition Scholarship
  • Research School of Accounting South Asia Merit Scholarship
  • Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Swinburne International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

These are some popular scholarship programs that an Indian student can apply on the basis of merit and academic excellence. Student who is applying for scholarship must be international student.

Types of Financial Aid available

Apart from the Scholarships there are some international organisations who grant financial aids to the students those are follows:

The United Nations


World Council of Churches

Soros Foundation


Living Cost

  • In Australia, on campus or Off campus living cost is within everyone’s reach, depending on the area and the life style of student. For a comfortable life in Australia, AUD  30,000 to 34,000 is enough for a student.(Annual cost)
  • Food and housekeeping

depend on the preferences of the candidate.

  • The university will take

care of the hostel and tuition fees in advance.

  • Public transportations is also available at a low cost.

Monthly cost


Transportation pass


Basic Amenities




Housing and Utilities


Estimated Total Monthly Expense


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Australian Student Visa

As compare to other countries Australian student visa is much easier to apply.

  • For qualifying for visa a student must fulfil some specific requirements.
  • Australian student visa is called Subclass 500.
  • A student with full time study course can apply for it.

Student visa allows:

  • Bring family members to Australia
  • Travel to and from the country
  • Work for up to 40 hours every two weeks during the course
  • The duration of the visa is for five years, you can apply for an extension.
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  • Before submitting visa application ensure that the student meet all the eligibility requirements.
  • The processing time for the visa is generally 4 weeks.
  • Candidate can apply for the visa 124 days before the start of your course and the student can travel to the country 90 days before the commencement of the course.
  • If the student has any dependents, they can apply for the same Subclass 500 visa.
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Step 1: Before submitting the application, the student  must gather all the required documents.

Step 2: The documents to be submitted are proof of student’s identity, character, which prove that student has fulfilled the visa conditions.

Step 3: Apply for the visa online.

Step 4: candidate will receive the notification of authorities after they have received the visa application.

Step 5:  Candidate will be notified about the status of the visa application.

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If English is not your native language, then you need to take an English language proficiency test. You need to take the IELTS test and keep the results of the tests ready when you are making your visa application.

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  • The next step is to apply for visa. Candidate for student visa application must include the following documents.
  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate.
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement.
  • Financial Requirements that you can fund your studies
  • Your English Proficiency test results
  • Australian approved health insurance cover
  • Verification of your criminal records.
  • Police Clearance
  • Covid 19 vaccination Certificate
  • Negative HIV Report
  • Offer Letter
  • Bank statement with a minimum Balance.
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  • Evidence of welfare arrangements is needed for the students of 18 years or above. Under 18 it is not mandatory.
  • Candidate should demonstrate that they have enough welfare arrangements in place for the length of the student visa or until they turn 18 years of age in order to be granted a student visa.
  • They can do this by mentioning that they will be accompanied by a parent or legal custodian, a suitable relative or that the student’s education provider approves the arrangements for the student’s accommodation, support and general welfare.
  • This is done when the provider issues a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter.
  • Authorities who approve welfare arrangements for students who are under 18 years of age will be able to nominate the period for which they will approve those arrangements.
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The applicant can apply to bring family to Australia on candidate’s initial student visa application, or he/she can apply to have their family join the applicant after the course begins. Candidates should mention his/her immediate family members on their visa application, even if the candidate don’t plan to travel with them to Australia.

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Usually, the length to stay in Australia with student visa is maximum 5 years. In this time period  students can leave Australia and come back as per their choice how long their student visa is valid.

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Generally, the student visa is proceeded within a month. But sometimes it may take longer time of up to 3 months.

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 If an Australian student visa gets rejected then students can appeal to AAT.

  • Within the 28 days of student visa rejection, the applicants should submit the appeal letter for reconsideration.
  • The appeal time varies on the reason why the particular visa was rejected and the type of visa.

Top Universities

University of Melbourne
1500 US$/year

Deakin University
1500 US$/year

University of Sydney
1500 US$/year

RMIT University
1500 US$/year

Griffith University
1500 US$/year

Curtin University
1500 US$/year

Monash University
1500 US$/year

University of Queensland
1500 US$/year

Frequently Asked Questions

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It depends on the level of degree you are pursuing. If you are planning for a full-time study, an undergraduate degree takes about 3 to 4 years. For most subjects is three years,Whereas a master’s degree takes about 1 to 2 years. However, a Ph.D. or doctoral program takes about 3 to 4 years.

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All the documentation required during the time of approval of application are –

  • Passport for identification
  • A statement of purpose
  • CV or Resume
  • Academic references or the letter of recommendation
  • Certificate of your Secondary Education
  • English-language proficiency proof, usually, Certificate of TOEFL or IELTS certificate. Or, any other English Test Exam can also do.
  • Test result admission i.e. GMAT or GRE for graduate programs.
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A one-year study gap is accepted by the country’s education system, but if a student has a gap longer than one year, they must provide a valid reason and evidence.

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Students with less than a 60 percent grade point average can enroll in Foundations and Diploma programs.

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The top courses which are presently Student”s attraction for a master’s degree in the New Zealand are STEM courses, business and management and humanities courses.

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