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Want to study at universities in Australia?

October 2020

There are over 41 universities in Australia that host over 30000-50000 students out of which 39 are run by the government. At these universities, students can find at their disposal undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs. These programs are offered in a plethora of subject areas which is both contemporary and traditional in nature. Courses in the area of Information Technology, Business, Electronics and Science and much more. If students wish to study in Australia, they will be met with an opportunity to undertake research. They get to study under the guidance of experts in the field and are thus able to enhance their career prospects.


Universities in Australia that offer courses are assigned with a CRICOS Code that is assigned by the government, this ensures that the quality of education offered at these institutions remains unparalleled. Moreover, this also reflects upon government control in the education sector. It is this fact that further strengthens the student's confidence in Australia which is why a large number of them actively seek to make Australia their study destination.

Why students should study in Australia

  • Indian 12+3 is acceptable for a Master’s degree.
  • Duration for the Master's courses is between 1, 1.5 to 2 yrs.
  • Competitive costs for tuitions and living in comparison to other developed countries.
  • Australian education is recognized globally.
  • High Standard of education in international terms, good research facilities available with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • The Streamlined Visa Process (SVP) is straightforward and fair.
  • Currently over 60000 Indian Students in Australia.
  • Universities in Australia are members of an International Academic community and academic staff are frequently recruited on an international basis.
  • Australian academics and graduates are keenly recruited into institutions overseas, indicating a measure of Quality Education.
  • ESOS Act to protect the interest of overseas students.
  • Safe country with pleasant a climate and a stable democracy

Entry Requirements

In order to study undergraduate courses in Australia, one needs to have a sound academic record in their high school and have 12 years of schooling. Moreover, some courses will require students to possess prerequisite in certain subjects. Furthermore, students also need to showcase English Proficiency skills and thus need to appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE. In order to study Masters in Australia, students need to possess a proficiency academic record in their Bachelor's degree from a recognized university. If students have work experience in their area of study it will act as an added advantage. This is especially beneficial if students are looking to pursue an MBA program. For the same, students again need to highlight their English proficiency skills by an IELTS/TOEFL/PTE.

Application Procedure

Universities in Australia generally have intakes in the month of February and July. While some also offer a September and November. In order to study in Australia, one needs to start making applications 7-8 months prior, since universities take 4-6 weeks to process the same.

Documents required for admission

Documents needed for making an application are a resume, statement of purpose, mark sheets and passing certificates from 10th onwards and current passport copy or birth certificate & IELTS / PTE / TOEFL score sheet

Costs to study in Australia

  • Graduate Certificate: A$19000
  • Graduate Degree: A$28000
  • Undergraduate: A$22000-A$24000
  • Postgraduate: A$25000-A$40000


Most international students study in Australia on a full fee-paying basis. There are, however, students undertaking postgraduate research in areas of particular concern to Australia who may apply for an Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarships (OPRS). Individual universities occasionally offer scholarships or research grants for students. Many Australian institutions offer their own scholarships.

Employment Prospects

Students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight during course time and full-time during a vacation on a student visa. On average a student can earn around 17-20 AUD/hour for casual / part-time work.

Post-Study Work Rights

  • Bachelor and masters by Coursework graduates who have spent at least two academic years studying that degree in Australia are eligible to receive two to three years of Post Study Work right, depending on cities.
  • Master by Research Graduates to receive three years of PSW rights
  • Ph.D. graduates to receive four years PSW right.

Now that you are equipped with all the details about universities in Australia get in touch with Edwise to kickstart your journey.


Also read: Study in Australia Amid the Pandemic

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