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Dream Bigger - Study In Australia!

March 2022

Known to be one of the most sought-after study abroad destinations, Australia is not just an affordable one, but also provides high-quality education. It is a tolerant society with exquisite living conditions. The country's higher education system is outstanding and ranks amongst the best in the world. In Australia, education is economical offering compact and intensive courses, which includes in itself developments in technology and science. Earning a degree from Australia is thus, not only practical but also friendly to the dynamic environment. At present more than 60,000 Indian students study in Australia. The country is home to 41 universities that house more than 3000 to 5000 students. 39 Australian institutions are run by the government.

Study in Australia - Benefits, Universities, Courses, Costs, & Visa

Study in Australia: Benefits

  • Safe country with a pleasant climate and a stable democracy
  • ESOS Act protects the interests of international students
  • A streamlined Visa Process - straightforward and fair
  • Economical living costs and tuition fees
  • The duration of a Masters course is between 1, 1.5 to 2 years
  • Quality Assurance through CRICOS Code

3 Top Ranking Universities in Australia

University of Melbourne

Ranked as number one in Australia, and 32nd in the world is the University of Melbourne. The university is also ranked sixth in terms of graduate employability globally. The University has a unique curriculum that allows its students to learn beyond the classroom. It is one of the oldest in Australia and continues to create an impact on various fields like humanities, biomedicine, culture, and law.

University of Sydney

The University is placed number one in Australia and fifth globally for graduate employability by the QS World Ranking. The University of Sydney is also third in Australia and 42nd in the world for the 2020 QS World Ranking. The college ranks number one in Australia in many courses like Education, Transportation Science and Technology, Architecture, Veterinary Science, and Masters of Management.

Australian National University

Australian National University is placed as one of the highest in the country for international outlook by the 2019 Times Higher Education International Outlook Indicator. Moreover, the university is placed first in Australia by the QS World University Rankings 2018/19. Australian National University had more than 25,500 students in 2018. The university has one of the unparalleled average student-teacher ratios amongst other Australian universities, as mentioned by the Good Universities Guide 2019.

Admission Intakes:

Admissions to colleges and universities in Australia take place in two intakes namely, February and July. Students should start preparing their applications 7 to 8 months prior to the intake as the applications take 4 - 6 weeks to process.

Degrees Offered at universities and colleges in Australia:

  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree that varies from 3-5 years
  • Master's Degree - can be either by research/ coursework and taught program
  • Graduate Diploma/ Graduate Certificate
  • Doctoral Degree
  • TAFE Certificate (Technical and Further Education) III and IV - Vocational Education and Training for training and qualifying for high skilled jobs

Study in Australia: Trending Courses

  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Health Science
  • Social Studies
  • Agriculture
  • Communication
  • Engineering
  • Computing and Mathematics
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Business Administration and Law
  • Science

Study in Australia: Costs

 Type of Degree  Tuition Fees/ year (Approx)
 Graduate Certificate  A$19000
 Graduate Degree  A$28000
 Undergraduate  A$22000-A$24000
 Postgraduate  A$25000-A$40000

Approximately A$19830 is spent by a student on food, accommodation, entertainment, clothing, and travel, per annum. The costs, however, vary subject to the location, lifestyle, and program.

Employment Prospects:

Post Study Work Right:

Graduates of Bachelor and Masters by coursework who have spent a minimum of two academic years qualify for two years of Post Study Work Right. Three years of Post Study Work Rights are granted to master by research graduates. Doctorate graduates obtain four years of Post Study Work Rights.

Work and Migration:

Students, upon completing 2 years of study in Australia, are granted a 24 months visa. During this period he/she can work full time or even develop his/her skills to earn points for the General Skilled Migrant Policy of PR. Within 18 months students can apply for different visa categories or apply for an employer-sponsored visa.


Only those students studying in CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) are given the Australian Student Visa (the Subclass 500). A student needs to make an online visa application to be able to study at colleges in Australia. The country follows the Simplified Student Visa Framework, which has brought about an easier application process. To apply for an Australian student visa, the student can start submitting the visa 120 days before the commencement of the course. The student should have gained acceptance in a full-time course, registered by the government. Prospective students are required to fulfill the GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) requirements by the Australian visa process. Students require to show sufficient funds/finances to cover the tuition fees and living costs.

For further assistance or queries students can contact us, Edwise International, and avail for our wide range of services for students on destinations like Universities in Australia, study in Australia, study in UK, study in USA, study in Canada, Study in Ireland, study in New-Zealand, study in Singapore and many other countries.

Study in Australia

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