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Study in Australia | The Complete University Guide

Why Study in Australia

Career Ready

Australian universities, colleges, and schools are committed to equipping you with practical skills and knowledge to help you succeed in your chosen industry. As global demand booms for entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers, Australian education providers have re-engineered their approaches to teaching and learning to inspire thought-leading creativity among students in every discipline.

Australian universities, colleges, and schools will teach you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to help you succeed in a fast-changing world and remain agile in uncertain times.

Top Ranked Institutions

Australia is setting international standards for excellence in education.

The Australian education sector comprises world-leading education institutions, premium training facilities, and outstanding lecturers and student support services.

If you’re looking for unbiased proof that Australian universities truly are world-class, look at independent global rankings such as Times Higher Education, QS, and Shanghai Rankings. These organizations consistently rank Australian institutions in the world’s top 100 universities year after year.

Work with Studies

There are many valuable skills and experiences to gain if you choose to study in Australia.
What makes Australia a great place to work as an international student? (PDF 1.8MB)

Australian institutions provide an education designed to help you succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification will make you very attractive to potential employers in Australia, at home, and around the world.

Many Australian degrees and vocational courses include work experience programs and internships so you can gain hands-on industry experience and grow your professional network while you study. Once you complete your degree, you may also be eligible to stay and work in Australia.

While studying, you can work up to 20 hours per week during the semester and full-time during the semester break. This can be a great way to find study-related work or simply pay for your lifestyle in Australia.

Welcoming and Multicultural Society

Australia is a friendly and welcoming country. Our nation values individual freedoms, and the rights of citizens and visitors are protected under a transparent legal system.

We are also a multicultural society with respect for others no matter who they are or where they come from. Did you know almost 30% of Australians are born overseas? This has made our country rich with nationalities and cultures from all over the world.

When you study in Australia, you will join more than half a million international students from 192 countries who have been welcomed into Australian life.

Australia’s great outdoors

With a unique mix of thriving cities and regional centers, vast open spaces, and spectacular landscapes, it’s no wonder Australia attracts people from all over the world.

The first thing you will notice when you land in Australia is our fresh air and blue skies. We have a long history of protecting the beauty and sustainability of our environment. The result? Clean and sustainable cities and regional centers with plenty of green spaces and relatively low air pollution.

Our diverse natural environment offers a range of experiences – you can relax on our golden beaches, venture into our national parks to see our unique plants and animals, and explore the untamed outback.

Australian institutions also place great importance on teaching students the value of sustainability and how to apply it in all areas of industry.

High Standard of Living

Australian cities are consistently ranked as some of the most liveable in the world. Our quality of education, healthcare, transport, infrastructure and government services are rated well above international averages.

Australia is a technologically advanced country with a strong, globally competitive economy. You will enjoy all the benefits of high-quality services, transportation and infrastructure in our towns and cities.

Employment opportunities

Our educational institutions make students work-ready and understand what it takes to succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification will make you a very attractive potential employee to employers in Australia, at home and around the world. 

Reasons to study with Australia (studyaustralia.gov.au)

Step-by-Step Guide to Study in Australia

Step 1: Research

Think about what you’d like to study, the school, college, or university you’d like to attend, and the city that suits your lifestyle and budget.
Get an idea of the subject areas that interest you the most. You might also look at some course descriptions, university reviews and their locations. Start a wish list of your preferences and begin to narrow down your selection. 

Step 2: Speak to a Counselor

Counselors are professionally certified and many have been international students themselves. They’re a friendly face and a wealth of first-hand professional advice and personal experience from different study locations all over the world. 
Take your wish list and course preferences along with you as a starting point. Your counselor will work through all the big and small details to ensure the best possible fit between you, your future university, and your area of study.

Step 3: Start the Application 

After you’ve chosen your course and university, college, it’s time to apply.
If you need to take an English test to qualify for your course, don’t assume you’ll get the grade without practise. In a test such as IELTS, you will need good grammar and spelling, as well as a wide range of vocabulary. Even the best English speakers can have bad habits so remember to practice these skills.

Step 4: Accept Admission Letter

Once the university or school receives your application it will be assessed and you will be notified of the result. It can take a few weeks (or longer for postgraduate courses) for your application to be processed. 
If your application is successful, you’ll receive a letter of offer and an acceptance form. Before accepting your offer, read it carefully and check any conditions that may apply.
If you are accepted for more than one course or school, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. 

Step 5: Practice English skills

It’s always a good idea to brush up your English skills to ensure you can keep up with what your lecturers are saying, especially if English is not your first language. Try watching things like TV news and talk shows, reading books or listening to podcasts where the English is more formal.

Step 6: Cost of Study in Australia

The cost of higher education in Australia are considerably lower than other major destinations such as the United States and United Kingdom. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

These estimates do not include high-value courses such as veterinary science, medicine and the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) where you should expect to pay considerably more.

Step 7: Scholarships

Many scholarships are available to students of all nationalities, however, all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organization offering the scholarship.

Step 8: Apply for a Student Visa

To study in Australia, you must obtain a student visa.
All international students need to apply for the Student visa (subclass 500) online, which enables you to study full time in Australia in a recognized education institution. This visa lasts up to five years and costs around $575 Australian dollars.

To secure one you must:

  • provide evidence that you’ve been accepted onto a course, be this a copy of your confirmation of enrolment or offer letter
  • provide proof of your finances
  • possess English language proficiency skills
  • have health insurance
  • not have a substantial criminal record.

Step 9: After Graduation

Once you’ve completed your course, you have some decisions to make, whether you stay in Australia or return home.

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