Counted amongst the Top 3 study abroad destinations, Australia attracts more than 500,000 students every year after the USA and the UK. Indian students who opted to study in Australia crossed a mark of 87,000 in the year (2018). Even though amidst the COVID-19 pandemic overseas students in Australia dropped by 33.5%, an overall of around 70,000+ Indian students (new and continuing) applied for an Australian student visa.
Offering more than 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia invests 200,000,000 AUD in scholarships each year. Seven Australian universities rank among the top 100 institutions in the world and overall 36 highest education institutions make it to the QS top universities list. The United Nations ranked the country as the second-best in terms of education and per-capita income.
New South Wales (11 universities), Victoria (10 universities), and Queensland (10 universities) are among the top student’s destinations in Australia. Along with universities, each of these states offers a higher number of TAFE (Technical & Further Education) institutions for students. The image below is an overall distribution of international students pursuing education in different Australian states.
Major Highlights to Study in Australia
|Total Institutions||11,000 institutions (43 universities)|
|Visa Acceptance Rate for Higher Education||23%|
|Visa Acceptance Rate for VET Courses||33.9%|
|Visa Acceptance Rate for ELICOS||48.10%|
|Average Cost of Study in Australia||$50,000|
|Common Admission Portal for Universities in NSW and ACT||UAC (Universities Admission Centre)|
Australian education system offers you to pursue a variety of courses such as Higher Education, VET, Schools, English Language programs, and non-awarding courses. Let us find out how are these different from each other:
Some of the popular streams amongst international student who chose to study in Australia are:
Popular Programs to Study in Australia
|BBA in Australia||Btech In Australia||Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering||Bachelor of Business||Bachelor of Architecture||LLM in Australia|
|MBA in Australia||MS in Australia||Masters in Business Analytics||Masters in Project Management||Masters in Civil Engineering||Masters in Data Science|
Experiencing a cutting edge education that makes you ready for a world of opportunities is what you take away from the leading institutions in Australia. The potential for success is considered to be boundless for those studying in Australia. Let us find out why Australia is the new popular study abroad destination among international students:
Globally Ranking Institutions
Research-Intensive and Technologically Forward Approach
Extensive Range of Educational Programs
Safe and Student-friendly Country
Post Graduation Employment Statistics
Australian education classifies you to succeed in the global workforce. Potential employers in Australia and around the world welcome graduates from Australian education institutions.
Funds and Scholarships
Application Cycle to Study in Australia
Admissions at Australian universities are semester wise. There are two semesters when application intake begins for most of the higher education institutions in Australia:
In some universities, the Trimester system is followed commencing in January, May and, September. Deadlines for the same are November, March and, June respectively.
|May- June (previous year)||Research your options|
|June||Register for standardized test and take the test|
|July||Prepare the application package and get your test scores.|
|August- September||Start applying|
|October- November||Applications close|
|December-January||Colleges start replying to applications|
|December||Prepare your finances, explore scholarships, and apply for education loans.|
|December-January||Apply for the student’s Visa|
|February – March||Session starts|
To study in Australia, you are required to obtain a student visa. There are various subclasses of the Australian student visa, however, Indian students planning to study in Australia for the first time are required to apply for an Australian Subclass 500 Student Visa.
It usually takes anywhere around 17-32 days for processing a student visa for applicants of higher education in Australia. This is usually the minimum time that a visa process can take, however, it can go up to 3 months for your student visa to be processed. Applicants are hence, suggested to apply at least three months before their classes begin in Australia.
Create a login for ImmiAccount with the Ministry of Home Affairs Australia. You can also choose to apply via agents or third-party counselors available for helping students.
How much does Australian student visa cost?
The application fees for applying for the student visa is 620 AUD (around 35,000 INR)
What are the documents required for Australian Student Visa?
International applicants must submit the following documents:
When planning to study abroad at designations like Australia, international students must be prepared to experience a huge expenditure on tuitions, applications, accommodation, living in Australia and more. The tuition fees for pursuing a specific degree will vary as per institution, level of study, and choice of program. Given below is a table briefing the tuition fees for studying in Australia:
|Sector/Program||Yearly Fees in INR|
|ELICOS||16,453/per week (yearly fees depends on duration of program)|
|VET||2.19 to 12.06 lakhs|
|Undergraduate Programs||10.96 to 24.67 lakhs|
|Postgraduate Programs||10.96 to 27.42 lakhs|
|Doctoral Programs||9.88 to 23.04 lakhs|
Note: The costs mentioned are as per the average given by the Australian government. You degree program may or may not lie within this range of fees.
The tuition fees for pursuing some of the popular Australian programs are as follows:
The average living expenses in australia are tabulated here.
|Expense Type||Cost in INR|
|Groceries Cost||770 to 15,360/week|
|Phone & Internet||822-1,645/week|
|Car (post-purchase)||8,230 to 14,262/ week|
|Gas & Electricity||550 to 1,100|
|Entertainment||4,400 to 8,230|
|Overall Additional Funds Required to Study in Australia|
|Singles (Student/Guardian)||11.51 lakhs/year|
|Partner Accompanying You||4.03 lakhs/year|
|Child Coming with You||1.73 lakhs/ year|
There is plenty of student accommodation available in Australia. The costs of these accommodations vary depending on the city you choose to live in, however, given below are certain monthly costs you must be prepared for:
After completion of your studies from Australia, you qualify as an attractive employee to employers across the world. For applicants who have completed their bachelor’s or masters in Australia and are planning to stay & work in Australia, you will be eligible for an Australian work visa subclass 485. It is mandatory for international students to have a work visa before starting their careers in Australia. The average monthly salaries across Australia are around 7500 AUD. Among the highest paying sectors, jobs for MBA graduates in Australia make it to the top of the list with an average of 82,000 AUD a year.
On a yearly basis, the average salaries recorded in Australia are 90,800 AUD. The salary division in the country is found to be:
The top-paying cities in Australia are Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. Given below is the average annual salaries offered to the employees across different cities in Australia:
Among some of the highest paying job sectors in Australia are:
Some of the top employers and the salaries offered are:
|Employers||Average Salary in INR|
|GE Capital||1.01 crore|
|Toil Group||92.67 lakhs|
|Lend Lease||1.58 lakhs|
|Clayton Utz||96.6 lakhs|
For availing the Australia student visa, students need to submit documents like:
Some of the popular courses to study in Australia and their fees are as follows:
|Courses||Cost in INR|
|B.Tech in Australia||26 lakhs|
|BBA in Australia||77 lakhs|
|MBA in Australia||45 lakhs|
|Masters in Australia||27 lakhs|
The cost of living in Australia for international students is around 11 lakhs INR per year. Apart from offering you world-class education, multicultural society, and welcoming environment, studying in Australia will also help you reach for your dream jobs roles and employers.