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Reasons to Study in Australia

While looking for a better option to study abroad, students come across various prospective countries where they will find several reputed universities to study in and experience the culture and other aspects. However, they are a lot of things to be considered before students decide their study abroad destination – academic quality & opportunities, career prospects, cost of living, working while studying opportunities, post-study work permits and several such aspects.

Average tuition fees

INR 17,00,000

Average living expenses (annual)

INR 10,00,000

Student visa turn-around-time

40 days

Ranking of universities

7 (out of Top 100)

Post study work visa

24 to 48 months

Part-time work hours

20 hours/week

Indian student community (strength)


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Here are a few points that give us the reason to think that Australia is the best study abroad destination for you:

Academic opportunities: Australia’s education system is one of the best in the world. It is globally recognised because of its high standards of education, highly qualified educators and modern approach towards teaching methods. Several Australian universities feature in the QS World University Rankings. Find below a list of top Australian universities where international students can pursue high education and raise their future career prospects.

List of top universities to study in Australia

University Name Australia Rank Global Ranked
Australian National University (ANU) 1 29
University of Melbourne 2 38
University of Sydney 3 42
University of New South Wales (UNSW) 4 43
University of Queensland (UQ) 5 47
Monash University 6 58
University of Western Australia (UWA) 7 86
University of Adelaide 8 106
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) 9 140
University of Newcastle 10 207

What attracts thousands of international students to study in Australia is their emphasis on research-based and interactive curriculum which helps students to understand their concepts. The students are also offered the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary courses as per their choice. They can select from a range of subjects and disciplines offered at different levels of studies such as Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor’s degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas/Certificates, Master’s degrees and Doctorate or PhD. Given below is the list of top courses offered in Australian universities.

List of top 5 courses to study in Australia

Popular course Top Australian University offering the course QS world ranking of university (subject-wise)
Arts & Humanities Australian National University (ANU) 16
Engineering & Technology University of New South Wales, Sydney (UNSW) 38
Life Sciences & Medicine University of Melbourne 21
Natural Sciences Australian National University 33
Social Sciences & Management University of Melbourne 20

Career opportunities: Studying in Australia gives a student an opportunity to be a part of its strong economy. Industries like construction, engineering & technology, healthcare, education and others are contributing to the rapid growth of the Australian economy. International students who have graduated from a recognised Australian university can apply for a post-study work visa which allows them to live in the country for a few years and acquire employment in Australia to gain significant work experience.

Below is the snapshot of an overview of the Post Study Work Visa in Australia.

Post Study Work Visa Australia – Types of Visa

S.No. Visa Type Key Features
1 Skilled-recognised graduate visa (Subclass 467)
  • Applicable for engineering graduates
  • Stay duration - Up to 18 months
  • Processing time - 8 - 11 months
  • Visa Cost - Starts from AUD 405
  • Visa Type - Temporary
  • Allows you to bring the family with you
2 Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) for graduate workstream
  • Applicable for recent graduates
  • Stay duration - Up to 18 months
  • Processing time - 90 days to 4 months
  • Visa cost - Starts from AUD 1,650
  • Visa Type - Temporary
  • Allows you to bring the family with you
3 Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) for post-study workstream
  • Recent graduates from an Australian university can apply for this visa
  • Stay duration - Between 2 - 4 years
  • Processing time - 70 days to 90 days
  • Visa cost - Starts from AUD 1,650
  • Visa Type - Temporary
  • Allows you to bring the family with you

Cost of living in Australia: Before embarking on the journey of studying abroad, international students should take stock of the cost of living in a foreign land. They must calculate the expenses to be incurred by them while studying abroad so that they could plan their budget with efficiency. The cost of living includes housing rent or hostel fees, food, travel, phone calls, internet, clothing, and other miscellaneous expenses. Given below is the average estimate of monthly expenses that international students should look out for while studying in Australia.

Average Monthly Expenses in Australia for Students

S.No. Particular Estimated expenditure (in AUD)
1 Accommodation
  • Hostels and Guesthouses -AUD 90 to AUD 150 per week
  • Shared Rental – AUD 85 to AUD 215 per week
  • On campus – AUD 90 to AUD 280 per week
  • Homestay – AUD 235 to AUD 325 per week
  • Rental – AUD 165 to AUD 440 per week
2 Food AUD 80 to AUD 280 per week
3 Gas, electricity AUD 35 to AUD 140 per week
4 Phone & internet AUD 20 to AUD 55 per week
5 Public transport AUD 15 to AUD 55 per week

Opportunities while studying in Australia: International students get the opportunity to work in Australia on a part-time basis while continuing their studies. This not only helps them earn some money to alleviate some of their expenses incurred while studying in Australia but also helps them develop interpersonal skills, improve communication skills and learn time management. Moreover, students holding visa under subclass 500 can work for up to 40 hours every fortnight during the academic session. To ensure working while studying in Australia, a student must pursue a minimum 2-year degree course from an Australian University.

College application deadlines: Students wishing to pursue higher education from Australia must have knowledge about the college application deadlines of Australian universities. Knowing dates gives international students ample time to prepare for the admission process of universities/colleges in Australia. Given below is a snapshot of admission dates of the top universities of Australia.

Application timelines of top universities of Australia

Semester 1 Application timeline
Round Application last date Round's last date Last date for accepting the offer
1 12 September 30 September 30 October
2 11 November 28 November 30 December
3 15 December 15 January 2020 31 January 2020
*Places are available in all ANU programs in Round 1 places in Round 2 and 3 will be subjected to availability

How to apply for colleges in Australia: The whole process of applying, taking admission and visa procedure to join the college in Australia takes almost a year’s time. So, international candidates should start planning ahead to avoid missing out on the opportunity to get into the desired course and college. Highlighted below is the step-wise plan for international students who wish to get admitted into Australian universities.

Step 1: First, you need to be sure where you want to study in Australia. Which city and university would be preferable to you? After selecting the university, you should decide on a course of study you wish to pursue. 

Step 2: The second step should be to check the entry requirement for the desired course. If you need to take any test whose score would be needed during the application process, take those tests so that you get the scores on time. Also, check for visa requirements. Knowing what all you will need to do at the time of visa application saves a lot of time and things go quite smoothly.

Step 3: Now, you must apply for the course in the selected universities on time. In case of any confusion regarding the application or admission process, reach out to the admission cells of the universities. They provide all the help a student needs to submit their application.

Step 4: After the submission of the application, the universities take some time to evaluate students’ applications. Based on that assessment, they send out acceptance/rejection letters. If you get your acceptance letter and decide to take admission there, you will need to pay the tuition fees as specified by the university.

Step 5: The university sends confirmation of enrolment after receiving the tuition fees from students. This confirmation letter is needed while applying for the student visa of Australia.

Step 6: Now is the time to apply for your student visa. You will need to submit academic credentials, English language proficiency test score, evidence of funds to support your study, medical cover and other essential documentation.

Step 7: As a final step, the students should take care of their accommodation in Australia, their travel to Australia and insurance covers. Planning every detail smoothens the transition from the home country to the host country when students go to study abroad.

Top scholarships for international students: To attract international students to study in Australia, several scholarships and grants are offered by Australian government, universities and other organisations. Students can apply for these scholarships if they wish to study in Australia at a lower cost. Given below is a list of some scholarships that students can avail to study in Australia.

List of top scholarships to study in Australia

S.No. Scholarship Name Award


Bond University India Excellence Scholarship A scholarship of AUD 10,000 as tuition fee (to be paid in two (AUD 5,000) instalments over the first two semesters)


Australian Alumni International Scholarship, Edith Cowan University (ECU) 20% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the applicant's course at ECU


UNSW Future of Change India Scholarships Out of 16 selected students, one will receive a full tuition fee waiver for a minimum duration of the program and the remaining 15 will get AUD 10,000 per annum.
4 Macquarie University iRTP/iMQRES Scholarship Tuition fee coverage The annual stipend of USD 27,596 and other benefits
5 University of Adelaide Global Academic Excellence International Scholarship Waiver of 50% on annual tuition fee
6 ANU HDR Fee Merit Scholarship Tuition fee waiver Overseas healthcare cover
7 University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships General allowance, 100% fee remission and other benefits
8 BMYG Postgraduate Scholarship, Monash University USD 6,000 for one year
  • Study Abroad Popular Courses In Australia
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Queensland
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Canberra
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Univrsity of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medical Science, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine, Monash University
  • Study Abroad Popular Universities In Australia
  • University of Canberra, Canberra
  • Australian National University, Canberra
  • Deakin University, Victoria
  • Charles Darwin University (CDU), Victoria
  • University of Western Australia, Western Australia

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