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All You Need To Study in Australia from India

Australia has emerged as one of the most sought-after international destinations for pursuing higher education. As a matter of fact, the land is home to the eight most renowned universities, also known as Go8 universities in the world.

Australia recorded a footfall of 525,529 international students in 2022. Out of these, there were around 100,009 Indian students. It is also predicted that in 2023 and the upcoming 2 years, the country will witness a steep 5% increase in its international student population.

Whether you opt to undertake an MBA, humanities, engineering degree or an English language course, Australia can be incredibly challenging to beat in aspects of standard of living, academic excellence, and unmatched support for international students.

Its unsurpassed quality of education, wide array of courses, and countless post-study work opportunities make it one of the most desirable destinations among Indian students. One also gets to choose from 22,000 courses available at 1100 universities, get globally recognised degrees, explore different scholarship opportunities and receive a supreme quality education from the top instructors worldwide.

Today’s comprehensive guide is for all Indian students who aspire to study in Australia. Here, we will walk you through all you need to know to pursue higher studies in one of the world’s most liveable and student-friendly international destinations.  

  • Comprehend Your Intake

According to reputed abroad study consultancy stalwarts, the common course commencement intakes in Australia are in February and July. A couple of universities also offer programs that begin in the third trimester (like October-November). The application procedure, visa lodgement and offer generally take about 6-7 months.

Students should also undertake various English language proficiency tests like IELTS, as it is an admission requirement. Your past qualification scores, work experience, and the like mostly determine your eligibility to academic institutions in Australia. Overseas Student Health Cover is a crucial part of the total fees paid, and it insures the students medically while they’re studying in Australia.

  • Best Universities To Study In Australia

Australia has 43 universities. Among them, 40 universities are public, 1 is private, and 2 are international universities. The country has some esteemed and high-ranking universities in the world. According to the latest QS World University Rankings, 35 Australian universities are ranked among the top 500 universities worldwide, and 6 are ranked among the world’s top 100.

Let’s take a look at some of the top universities in Australia-

 QS WUR 2023 University
 30 The Australian National University
 33 The University of Melbourne
 41 The University of Sydney
 45 The University of New South Wales
 50 The University of Queensland
 57 Monash University
 90 The University of Western Australia
 109 The University of Adelaide
 137 University of Technology, Sydney
 185 University of Wollongong 
  • The University Offers a Vast Course Selection

The universities in Australia are ranked for various courses across 51 disciplines of Business, Engineering, Medicine and Sciences, Arts & Humanities. Here are some of the top-ranking courses in Australia for international students-

  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Business Analytics
  • MBA
  • Architecture
  • Cyber security
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Accountancy
  • Social Work
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Medicine
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cost Of Studying In Australia 

The expenditure of tuition fees hugely depends on the kind of qualification and the college or university you choose to go to. Like, medical and veterinary degrees cost substantially more than other degrees. The average tuition costs at one of the tertiary institutions in Australia range between AUD 20,000-30,000 per year.

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 Degree/Institution  Annual Tuition Costs
 School $7800-$30,000
 Vocational Education and Training (Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificates I to IV)  $4000-22,000
 English Language Studies $300/week based on the length of the course
 Undergraduate Bachelor Degree $15,000-33,000
 Postgraduate Bachelor Degree $20,000-39,000
 Doctoral Degree $14,000-37,000
 Degree/Institution  Annual Tuition Costs
 School $7800-$30,000
 Vocational Education and Training (Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificates I to IV)  $4000-22,000
 English Language Studies $300/week based on the length of the course
 Undergraduate Bachelor Degree $15,000-33,000
 Postgraduate Bachelor Degree $20,000-39,000
 Doctoral Degree $14,000-37,000

Generally, arts, humanities, and education courses are a little more affordable, while subjects like medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. And, if you aim to study at a postgraduate level, the tuition cost is typically higher. The cost can also vary hugely based on the program.

  • Cost Of Living

Remember, Australia is not a cheap place to live in. One needs to keep an eye on their expenses to live comfortably. The annual living cost in Australia will be more than AUD 20,000.

The cost of living hugely depends on your living style and residence place. You will also get financial aid through fellowships and scholarships, which will enable you to improve your financial state greatly.

 Kind Of Expense  Average Cost (AUD)
 Accommodation 860
 Basic Amenities 500
 Transportation 210
 Entertainment 300

Overall, the living cost in Australia for international students costs between AUD 1500 every month. For international students, the cost of living in Australia is approximately AUD 15000-18000, on average, annually.

  • Student Visa Requirements

Mike Richardson, an eminent stalwart who offers visa assistance services, says the Australian student visa enables an individual to live, study and work in the country for five years. One can work 40 hours fortnightly during the course and unlimited hours during the semester breaks. Have a look at the basic requirements for an Australian visa are-

  • Letter of offer from the university
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • English language proficiency proof (IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE)
  • GTE statement
  • Overseas student health cover
  • Proof of sufficient funds in the native bank
  • Clean criminal record
  • Stellar medical record
  • Scholarship Opportunities To Avail

Have a look at certain popular scholarship programs you can apply to study in Australia successfully as an Indian student-

  • Australian Government Research and Training Program
  • Australia Awards
  • Destination Australia
  • John Allwright Fellowship
  • The University of New South Wales Business School
  • The University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship
  • International Scientia Coursework Scholarship at the University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney’s Dr Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme
  • Sydney Scholars India Equity Scholarship
  • The University of Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship

Studying at an eminent Australian university can be a dream come true for countless Indian students. So, put on your thinking cap, go through the post diligently, understand the essentials, and get ready to boost your opportunities and launch your career in the best possible ways.

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