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    Universities In Australia

    Australian Capital Territory , australia
    • M.B.A₹25.31L/Yr

      Course Duration : 2 years

      GMAT 600 | IELTS 6.5 | PTE 64
    • M.S Computer Networks₹4.6L/Yr

      Course Duration : 1 year

      IELTS 6.5 | PTE 64
    Victoria, australia
    • M.B.A₹26.05L/Yr

      Course Duration : 2 years

      GMAT 690 | TOEFL 102 | PTE 64
    • M.S Data Science₹25.76L/Yr

      Course Duration : 2 years

      TOEFL 79 | PTE 64
    New South Wales, australia
    • M.B.A₹44.4L/Yr

      Course Duration : 1 year

      GMAT 680 | TOEFL 94 | PTE 65
    • M.I.T₹26.8L/Yr

      Course Duration : 2 years

      IELTS 6.5 | PTE 64
    New South Wales, australia
    • M.S Data Science₹27.4L/Yr

      Course Duration : 1 year

      GRE 304 | IELTS 6.5 | PTE 61
    • M.I.T₹27.4L/Yr

      Course Duration : 1.5 years

      IELTS 6.5 | PTE 61
    Queensland, australia
    • M.B.A₹61.9L/Yr

      Course Duration : 1 year

      GRE 304 | TOEFL 87 | PTE 64
    • M.S Data Science₹34.56L/Yr

      Course Duration : 1.5 years

      GRE 304 | TOEFL 87 | PTE 64
    Victoria, australia
    • M.B.A₹23.26L/Yr

      Course Duration : 2 years

      GMAT 650 | TOEFL 79 | PTE 58
    • M.Arch₹24.18L/Yr

      Course Duration : 2 years

      GRE 304 | TOEFL 79 | PTE 58

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    Study in Australia: Find Courses, Universities, Colleges, Rankings

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    Veda Burman

    Updated on - Mar 15, 2022

    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 highed 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.

    International Student Population in 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)

    What to Study in Australia?

    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:

    • Higher Education- Mainstream UG and PG degree/certificate programs are classified under this category. 
    • VET- These are partnership programs between government and industries offered at TAFE and private institutions and help students to work and learn with industry experts. 
    • English Language Programs: Preparatory language programs available to students looking for to beginning their studies in Australia. 
    • Foundation/Pathway Programs: Foundation programs are pre-university courses preparing you for university education. Ensuring that you are up to the mark for studying in Australian higher education institutions. 
    • Schools: Lower Level of study programs are offered at Australian schools.

    Some of the popular streams amongst international student who chose to study in Australia are:

    • Business, Management, and Commerce
    • Information Technology
    • Health
    • Engineering
    • Society and Culture
    • Natural and Physical Sciences.

    Popular Programs to Study in Australia

    Why Study in Australia?

    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 

    • 7 out of 43 universities ranked among the Top 100 universities globally as per QS world rankings.
    • 5 of them rank within the Top 50 globally.
    • There is a robust system controlling the government accreditations and quality of higher education in Australia. It ensures that students have access to a premium university experience and to standards set for excellence in education globally.

    Research-Intensive and Technologically Forward Approach

    • Important innovations and discoveries such as IV F, Wi-Fi, Penicillin, Cervical Cancer Vaccine were successfully accomplished at Australian schools and universities.
    • Research funding spent by universities in Australia on R&D has double over the past 18 years. The government also indulges in funding programs promoting global connections allowing you to pursue your dream research while studying in Australia.

    Extensive Range of Educational Programs

    • Flexible course options, such as part-time and online courses are available.
    • Pathway Programs to degrees like ELICOS (English language Courses) and Vocational Education Training programs are offered.
    • VET programs allow you to learn while on a job. 

    Safe and Student-friendly Country

    • A culturally diverse country with immigrants from over 100 countries.
    • Australia has 6 cities ranked among the Top 50 QS Best Student Cities.
    • There is an extensive support system offered to international students through ESOS ACT. The act frameworks laws and practices that ensure the rights of international students are not violated. 
    • 30% of the Australian population is are born overseas reflects the overall.

    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.  

    • 79% of graduates have full-time employment.
    • 6% of students enrolled for further studies.
    • 4% of the total student are self-employed.

    Funds and Scholarships

    • The government of Australia spends 200 million dollars annually to provide scholarships, fellowships, and grants to international students.
    • Among some of the popular international student's funds are Australian Awards, Destination Australia, Australian Government Research Training Program, APEC Women in Research Fellowship, and Provider 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:

    Semester 1

    • Semester 1 begins in February and ends in June. 
    • The deadlines for international applicants is December

    Semester 2

    • Semester 2 begins in July and concludes in December.
    • The deadlines for international students to submit the application is May

    In some universities, the Trimester system is followed commencing in January, May and, September. Deadlines for the same are November, March and, June respectively.

    Study in Australia: Timeline of Admission Cycle

    Month Timeline
    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 Departure preparations
    February - March Session starts

    Australian Student Visa

    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. 

    When to apply for Australian 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. 

    Where to Apply?

    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:

    • Proof of identity
    • CoE, letter of acceptance and support
    • Evidence of having enough money to stay- 62,222 AUD (for singles)
    • Provide evidence of having genuine access to the money
    • Evidence that you are exempted from paying visa application charge, if applicable
    • Evidence of OSHC
    • GTE documents
    • Language documents- Scores of exams required to study in Australia
    • Partner documents, if valid.
    • Documents for dependents and children, if applicable.
    • Find out specific documents required with this Document Checklist Tool

    Cost of Studying in Australia

    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
    School 4.27-16.45 lakhs
    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.

    Cost of Pursuing Popular Programs in Australia

    The tuition fees for pursuing some of the popular Australian programs are as follows:

    • MBA in Australia: 29.63 lakhs to 47.19 lakhs INR
    • MS in Business Analytics in Australia: 21.94 to 42.24 lakhs INR
    • MS in Australia: 10.97 to 27.43 lakhs INR
    • Masters in Data Science in Australia: 19.20 to 49.38 lakhs INR
    • BBA in Australia: 49.38 lakhs to 75.72 lakhs INR.

    Cost of Living in Australia

    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

    Accommodations in Australia

    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:

    • Hostels & Guesthouses- 360-600 AUD.
    • Shared Rentals: 360-860 AUD.
    • On-campus Housing: 440-11,000 AUD
    • Boarding schools: 840-1690 AUD.
    • Single Rentals: 740-1760 AUD. 

    Scholarships for International Students to Study in Australia

    Financial assistance to study in Australia is available in the form of bursaries, scholarships, and grants offered to international students by the Australian government as well as universities. Some of the scholarships for international students in Australia are listed below:

    Scholarship Eligibility Award Application
    Australian Awards Citizens from Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa Full tuition fee, establishment allowance, OSHC, Return air travel, etc Online Application Scholarships Information System
    Australian Government Research Training Program Students pursuing Masters or Research Program in Australia RTP tuition fee payment for Higher Degree Research Student, RTP Stipend to pay for living expenses, RTP Allowances to pay ancillary costs of HDR students Apply through RTP website
    Endeavor PG Scholarship Awards International students pursuing Masters or Ph.D. courses in Australia Tuition fee, travel allowance, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, and health insurance Apply through international education website of Australian Government
    Deakin International Scholarships International students enrolled in coursework programs 25% reduction in tuition  Additional application through Deakin University
    Melbourne Graduate Scholarship Enroll for eligible masters program at University of Melbourne 25-100% tuition waiver Additional application through University of Melbourne

    Jobs after Studying in Australia

    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:

    • 25% of the workforce earns 25,000 AUD or less.
    • 50% of the workforce earns 80,900 AUD or less.
    • 75% of the workforce earns 242,000 AUD or less.

    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:

    Salaries in Australian Cities

    Among some of the highest paying job sectors in Australia are:

    • Executive Management: 1.06 crore INR.
    • Legal Department: 87.6 lakhs INR.
    • Legal & Paralegal: 86.5 lakhs INR
    • Financial Services: 70.18 lakhs INR
    • IT & Software Development: 67.38 lakhs INR.

    Some of the top employers and the salaries offered are:

    Employers Average Salary in INR
    Wesfarmers 1.5 crore
    Telstra 1.06 crore
    GE Capital 1.01 crore
    Toil Group 92.67 lakhs
    Lend Lease 1.58 lakhs
    Toyota 98.8 lakhs
    Nomura 89.27 lakhs
    Clayton Utz 96.6 lakhs
    PwC 55 lakhs
    Accenture 51.66 lakhs

    Points to Remember

    Application Cycle

    • Semester 1 Feb to June: Deadlines for international applicants is December.
    • Semester 2 July to December: Submit the application is May.

    Australian Student Visa

    For availing the Australia student visa, students need to submit documents like:

    • CoE, letter of acceptance and support
    • Evidence of having enough money to stay- 62,222 AUD (for singles)
    • Evidence of OSHC
    • GTE documents
    • Language documents- IELTS Scores or TOEFL Scores.

    Cost of Studying

    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.