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Study in Australia

Australia

  • Capital Canberra

  • Currency Australian Dollars

  • Language English

  • Population 332 Million

  • GDP $ 21.44 Trillion

  • Dialling Code +61

Why Study in Australia ?

Australia is one of the best places in the world to live, learn and grow. With a unique mix of thriving cities and regional centres, vast open spaces and spectacular landscapes, it’s no wonder Australia attracts people from all over the world.

It is a technologically advanced country with a strong, globally competitive economy. The standard of living is amongst the highest in the world, yet costs remain competitive. Australia has excellent healthcare, transport, infrastructure and government services all well above international averages. Many Australian cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth are consistently ranked as some of the most liveable in the world.

In addition to all the above, Australia has an outstanding higher education system. The courses in all institutes are constantly updated with input from industry leaders to ensure that students get the correct skills and knowledge strengthening their ability to compete for jobs. Australian universities are highly ranked and are strong in research, excelling in area such as arts and humanities, engineering, education and other sciences.

Australian universities are proud contributor to global research, credited for many important discoveries, such as earth hour initiative, penicillin, IVF and Wi-F, electronic pacemaker, Google maps etc.

Australian cities have some of the lowest crime rates in the world, and Australians are known to be friendly and helpful people; with a great sense of humour.

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Intakes

Australian Universities and most private colleges offer two major intakes:

February / March intake July / August intake

Intakes may also be referred to as a semester(s) in some universities. While a few universities follow the trimester system and have a smaller intake in which starts in October / November for limited courses. Most vocational institutes have their intakes in January, May or July, depending upon the course.

Student visas

All students from India who want to study in Australia need to obtain a student visa (subclass 500 visa). This visa allows you to study for up to five years (depending on the length of your course) in one of Australian university or institute.

Students to submit their application at least 9 to 12 weeks before the course commencement date. The process of Australian student visa begins with the application for admission in university / institute. Then an offer letter would be sent first where they accept you to join a course, based on which you need to pay the first semester fee and overseas student health cover, after this step they will receive the Confirmation of Enrolment (coe) certificate

As a part of the student visa application you will also need to get your health check up done and provide proof that you are in good health. The health check-up and certificate can only be provided by the Panel doctor in your city authorized by the Australian government

Under the student visa policy students must lodge their visas online via the Immi Account at Department of Home Affairs website; this can also be done using an education agent or MARA agent via their organizational account.

The student visa allows you to study for up to five years (depending on the length of your course) in one of Australian university or institute.

Students to submit their application at least 9 to 12 weeks before the course commencement date. The process of Australian student visa begins with the application for admission in university / institute. Then an offer letter would be sent first where they accept you to join a course, based on which you need to pay the first semester fee and overseas student health cover, after this step they will receive the confirmation of enrolment (coe) certificate

As a part of the student visa application you will also need to get your health checkup done and provide proof that you are in good health. The health check-up and certificate can only be provided by the Panel doctor in your city authorized by the Australian government

Under the student visa policy students must lodge their visas online via the Immi Account at Department of Home Affairs website, this can also be done using an education agent or MARA agent via their organizational account.

Here are some basic requirements:

The student visa process might seem a little confusing to all as there are many requirements that you will have to satisfy, However the Uni2Go expert team will make it easy for you.

Working while you study in Australia

International students studying in Australia can work up to 40 hours every two weeks and unlimited hours during holiday breaks. This can be a great way to find study-related work or simply pay for your lifestyle in Australia.

The flexible hours and large number of opportunities in these industries make these ideal for students:

  • Retail - including supermarkets, department stores, boutiques
  • Hospitality - cafes, bars, restaurants, delivery
  • Farming and fruit-picking - seasonal work
  • Services – childcare, aged care and cleaning
  • Administration and clerical work

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FAQ's

Universities & Institutes in Australia set their own fees, which vary depending on your study level and subject. Courses in humanities, arts and education are a little cheaper, while subjects such as engineering, medicine and sciences are likely to be more expensive. The indicative cost is outlined below :
Study Level Average Fee (Indicative)
English Language studies A$240 to A$330 per week
Vocational Education (Certificated IV, Diploma & Advance Diploma) A$ 7000 to A$ 18000 per annum
Bachelor's A$ 15000 to A$ 34000 per annum
Graduate & PG Diplomas A$ 18000 to A$ 22000 per annum
Master's A$ 18000 to A$ 35000 per annum
Doctoral & PhD A$ 16000 to A$ 40000 per annum

Living costs:

Living costs include accommodation, food and bills, and clothing as necessary, and will vary according to your lifestyle. The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. As of April 2021 the 12-month living costs are:

  • For students or guardians - AUD$21,041
  • For partners coming with you - AUD$7,362
  • For a child coming with you - AUD$3,152

The Australian Government wants to encourage international students to study and live in designated “Regional Areas” of Australia. Regional Australia is referred to as any area outside metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This clearly means some cities (like Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, New Castle, Bendigo, Toowoomba and Wollongong) previously considered as cities now will be included in the regional areas

There are also numerous other benefits to studying in regional areas that will be introduced in November 2019 and they are outlined below :

One of the main benefits for international students choosing to study in regional cities is that they get 5 extra points when they apply for permanent residence under any of the skilled category and priority processing. This will increase your chance of getting Australian permanent residency

Additional Year and Two on Post Study Work
Students who study at regional universities will get one year to two years extra post study work visa. This visa allows students to stay in Australia with full time work rights.

Lower Costs of Living
The cost of living in regional areas is much less when compared to major cities. Example: The rent for 2 bedroom flat in Toowomba costs around $1370 per month and its around $ 2200+ in Sydney

Discover the real Australia
From tropical forests to snow covered mountains to white sandy beaches, regional Australia has it all. You can explore Australia’s natural environment and take up a relaxed and amazing life style

Excellent facilities
All regional cities are very cosmopolitan as well, with same facilities and entertainment that you will find in the big cities (think health care, cinemas, sporting venues, restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping), so you can be sure to find everything you need. One of the main differences is that these regional cities are more relaxed, and you will feel as if you are part of a community rather than just one person in a big city

Special Scholarships
The Australian government has announced special scholarships under “Destination Australia” for students studying in regional universities. More details at Destination Australia

Top 15 Regional Cities and Towns in Australia for Indian Students

  • Perth
  • Gold Coast
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • New Castle *Toowoomba
  • Bendigo *Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Cairns
  • Ballarat
  • Wollongong
  • Geelong
  • Albury
  • Townsville

There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education providers, and a number of other public and private organizations. Below we have outlined some popular scholarships available for Indian students:

Australia Awards
The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia's extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more about Australia Awards.

Destination Australia
The Destination Australia Program (DAP) is the Australian Government’s new mobility program for domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships will be available each year to support both domestic and international students studying at regional campus locations in qualifications from a Certification IV level and above. Australian tertiary institutions will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per student, per year. Read more here

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program. Find out more about the Research Training Program at the Department of Education website. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to a participating university. Read more about RTP here

Provider / University scholarships
Almost all Australian universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies. The primary criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

Yes, Degrees from Australian schools are recognized all over the world. Australian universities are known for the high quality of their teaching and research. Students are taught by experts in their industries, and provided with real-world skills that will be invaluable to them upon graduation. Australia is a place where your quality of education is guaranteed.
Anyone intending to undertake 3 months or longer full time study in Australia will need to obtain a student visa. As an international student, you would most commonly require a student (subclass 500) visa, regardless of your field of study. All students must lodge the student visa online using the Immi Account at The Department of Home Affairs website. This can be also done using an Education Agent or MARA agent via their organizational account.

An overview of study visa application (Subclass 500) requirements is included below:

When applying for your student visa for Australia, you will generally need:

  • Proof of enrolment (Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment )
  • A valid passport
  • Visa application fee
  • Meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements
  • Academic and work experience documents
  • Evidence of your English proficiency skills (such as IELTS, PTE-A or TOEFL test scores)
  • Meet health requirements
  • Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)
  • Details of your health insurance policy (Overseas Student Health Cover)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Passport-sized photographs

If you are under 18 years of age, you will also need to provide additional documents such as parental consent.

Australian student visas usually allow full time degree students (undergraduate and postgraduate) to work up to 40 hours per fortnight in the academic year and unlimited hours during summer holidays.

After successfully completing studies in Australia students have several options available to them if they want to work and live in Australia. The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows students to live and work in Australia for upto 1.5 to 4 years

This temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) has two streams:

Graduate Work stream (Valid for 18 months)
Post-Study Work stream (Valid for 2 to 4 years)

Apart from this there are also several other visa categories open to international students and Australia has a very straightforward path to permanent residency under the skilled migration program. Most International students studying in Australia who hold a vocational, higher education or postgraduate student visa will still be able to apply for permanent residence if their occupation is on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and they meet other requirements.

Please visit :
Temporary Graduate Visa
Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a compulsory requirement for a Student Visa and all students (including spouses and children under 18 years old), must obtain OSHC for the entire duration of the studies.

The OSHC is an insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while studying in Australia.

The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement is an integrity measure and applies to all student visa applicants. The purpose of the GTE for Australia student visa is to satisfy the Department of Home Affairs that you want to move to Australia temporarily to pursue a quality education and that you do not intend to misuse the student visa program for other intentions.

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As a part of the student visa application you will also need to get your health check-up done and provide proof that you are in good health. You can do so by providing a certificate of good health. The health check-up and certificate can only be provided by the Panel doctor in your city authorized by the Australian government.

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