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Study in Australia : Education Landscape

The Australian education landscape consists of universities (public, foreign and private owned) and TAFE (Technical and Further Education) providers and PTEs which are private training education providers
Universities: Public, Private and Foreign (There are 43 universities in Australia. Out of which, 40 are
public, 2 foreign and 1 private)
TAFEs: Technical And Further Education (they are similar to polytechnics in India and Community
Colleges in Canada)
Private Colleges: There will be PTEs in all the states and territories of Australia

Why should you choose to study in Australia?

There are many reasons why Indians choose to study abroad in Australia, and the Australian Government is actively inviting students by showcasing their universities’ world rankings, research potential, and the global impact of their research. Scholarships for meritorious students and post-study work rights for international students add significant value, allowing them to work and gain experience to enhance their resumes. Some of the popular reasons why students choose to study in Australia are outlined below:

Universities across Australia enjoy a global reputation for their quality of research, teaching quality, student engagement, and graduate employability.

– Huge program choice that fits into your academic needs and career goals, including:
– Information Technology, Computer Science (AI, DS, ML, AR, VR, Business Analytics, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, and Information Systems)
– Engineering (Civil, Construction Management, Structural, Electrical, Renewable Energy, Mechanical, Advanced Manufacturing)
– Business & Management, MBA, Accounting & Finance, Public Health, Healthcare Management, Pharmacy, and Sports Management
– Agriculture Science, Hospitality & Tourism

– Scholarships and bursaries up to 35% on the tuition fee for the whole program duration for academically meritorious students.

– The admission process is very simple and transparent:
– 60% and above in Bachelors
– English proficiency test (IELTS/PTE)
– Statement of Purpose outlining why you chose Australia, a specific university, and a particular program, and how they would help you            achieve your professional goals or career aspirations.

– The best in terms of post-study work visa compared to any country: students upon graduation can stay up to 6 years, depending on the         city they live and study in. Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane are renowned for their quality of life, living standards, and opportunities for         the highly competitive and perpetually optimistic.

– Work opportunities: Students are allowed to work 48 hours per fortnight when classes are in session and full-time (40 hours per week)          during academic breaks. The national minimum wage is $21.38 per hour, the highest in the world.

– International students with degrees in areas of skill shortages will have an extra 2 years to stay and work in Australia under new visa            changes announced by Education Minister Jason Clare. Under the changes:
– Bachelor degree graduates will be able to stay for 4 years, up from two.
– Master’s graduates will have their post-study work-rights visas increased from three to five.
– PhD graduates will be able to stay six years, up from four.

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international education and global learning  journey to study in Australia.

Scholarships to study in Australia

Australian universities offer very liberal scholarships to help international students with financial aid, enabling them to embark on the journey of  studying abroad in Australia to achieve their academic needs and career goals. Most universities offer academic merit scholarships based on the academic percentage that students have scored in their Class 12 and undergraduate degrees such as B. Com, BBA, BSc, B.Tech, and similar programs. To make it easier to understand, here are a few scholarships offered by some universities for your reference (limited to the year 2022):

Study in Australia: Intakes, programs, and entry requirements

The academic year in Australia runs from February to November. Summer officially lasts from December 1st to February 28th. Australian university courses generally start in February/March, with some courses having additional intakes in June/July and October/November.

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Semester/ Trimester 1: Starts late February/early March to late May/early June
Semester/ Trimester 2: Starts late July/early August
Semester/ Trimester 3: Starts September to late November

International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic)
  • Ph.D. – Usually 6.5 overall score)
  • (Masters Usually 6.5 bands with no less than 6. Some however accept overall 6*
  • (Bachelors Usually 6 bands with no band less than 5.5 bands)
    Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • (Ph.D. Usually an overall score of 61)
  • (Masters Usually 58 with no band less than 50. Some however accept a lower score and some ask for a higher score*)
  • (Bachelors Usually an overall score of 52)


Ph.D. – Typically takes 3 to 5 years
Masters (Research/Thesis-based) Typically 2 years
Master (Coursework) 1 year to 2 years
Bachelors – Typically 3 years / Bachelors (Honors) – 4 years
Diploma – Typically 2 years
Language Proficiency Requirements

Cost of studying in Australia

Well, this question has different dimensions because the cost depends on the state you choose to study, the university and its reputation, the program and the level of study. For your understanding, brief information about the cost of studying in Australia is mentioned below for
your reference.

Study in Australia: General Admission Criteria

  • Universities accept both 15 years and 16 years of education Ideally the percentage must be a min of 60% and above. However, the exception is some universities accept 55% and above and backlogs (unsuccessful attempts/fails) to the tune to 10 to 15 (university and program specific this is)
  • Language proficiency: The most common tests are IELTS and PTE.
  • SOP is a must for all the universities at the time of admission.
  • Evidence of employment, internship credentials, vendor certifications and cv, if you have to be submitted at the time to application to university.

Cost of studying in Australia

Bachelors : AUD 20,000 to AUD 40,000 a year
Masters     : AUD 20,000 to AUD 50,000 a year
Ph.D.          : AUD 20,000 to AUD 50,000 a year
Living Expenses : As per the government of Australia, as of 1 October 2023, the annual living costs are; For students or guardians – AUD$24,505, For partners coming with you – AUD$8,574 and for a child coming with you – AUD$3,670.

Study in Australia: Post Study Work Rights

The opportunity to stay in Australia to work and gain valuable professional experience, enhancing career prospects at the global level and back in India, has always been a game-changer for students choosing to study abroad. This factor plays a crucial role in deciding where to study, live, and work abroad. Australia has increased the post-study work rights  for international students to attract more students and make its student visa policy highly attractive. Depending on the city and the level of the program a student chooses to study, they could qualify for post-study work rights for up to 6 years under the present circumstances!

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  • Documents required for an Australian student visa (Subclass 500)
  • All your academics that are used in support for an admission to an Australian university

  • Proof of enrolment (ECOE – Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment)
  • Visa application fee
  • Proof of health examination
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of funds to establish that you can meet the tuition fee and living expenses without having to
    work while study
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant statement
  • Any internship or experience documents, if you have
    Passport with a minimum one-year validity from the date of intake commencement