About Australia

Australia, the smallest continent and one of the largest countries on Earth, lying between the Pacific and Indian oceans in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia’s capital is Canberra, located in the southeast between the larger and more important economic and cultural centers of Sydney and Melbourne.

Higher education or study in Australia is provided in self-governing universities and colleges and in institutions operating as part of the state-controlled TAFE (Technical and Further Education) systems.

Most of the older public universities were founded in the colonial era, and all were established before World War I. In chronological order of establishment, they are the Universities of Sydney (1850), Melbourne (1853), Adelaide (1874), Tasmania (in Hobart, 1890), Queensland (Brisbane, 1909), and Western Australia (Perth, 1911). The Australian National University in Canberra, a research-oriented institution, was established by the federal government in 1946.

There are some 40 higher educational institutions with operating grants from the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs. There is also an Australian Film, Television and Radio School, a National Institute of Dramatic Art, and an Australian Defense Force Academy. Two private universities, Bond University in Queensland and Notre Dame University in Western Australia, also provide higher education instruction. Except for the Australian National University and the Australian Maritime College, universities operate under their respective state and territory legislation and are regarded as autonomous institutions.

Education System in Australia  for International Students

Australia’s education is famous for its world class standard and studying in Australia is definitely a dream come true. Australia has always been the preferred destination among Indian students, seeking to study abroad. Unlike the Indian education system, to study in Australia you have to choose your subjects. So, four subjects in one semester and every subject has a maximum of one or two classes. Not only that, you also have to select timings for those classes. So, you just have to go to the university for probably three days per week on selected timing to study in Australia. This will also help you to balance between your work life and academic dedication. You have to be smart, you have to see which are the timing and which are the classes that you want to study; and which are the timing that you want to work, so accordingly choose your classes. If you’re coming to Australia to do a graduation or your post-graduation and you have a semester system in your university. You have to study for 12 weeks, that’s it. Twelve weeks is the duration of one semester. All you have to do, all you have to study, all you have to do your assignments and everything, is done in 12 weeks. Then you have exams and then everything is done. For around three months you’ll have your vacations. One good thing implications, international students can work full-time, not only 20 hours, so if you really want to make money, this is going to be your time.

Australian Universities do not have dedicated placement cells. So, they’re not going to work hard so that you get a job, once you finish your studies. But there’s one good thing if you want a job there will be a lot of opportunities like career fairs, in which a lot of employers come to the University. So you have to go and network there. You have to talk to employers. You have to talk to a lot of people there who can be potentially your employers. It’s going to be very handy for you guys to get a job once you have finished studying. when you come to Australia not only you have to do all the household works, you have to study, you have to do all your assignments, you have to choose your subjects and when you choose your subjects you have to carefully go through what is the subject about and that’s why you’ll be actually studying, what exactly you want to study and not something that university is offering.

Best 10 Universities to study in Australia for International Students

  1. Australian National University
  2. The University of Melbourne
  3. The University of New South Wales
  4. The University of Queensland
  5. The University of Sydney
  6. Monash University
  7. University of Western Australia
  8. The University of South Australia
  9. Macquarie University
  10. University of Canberra

Top 10 most popular courses for International students to study in Australia

  1. Accountancy
  2. Actuarial Science
  3. Agricultural sciences
  4. Architecture
  5. Biomedical engineering
  6. Core engineering
  7. Earth sciences
  8. Computer science and information technology
  9. Psychology
  10. Tourism and hospitality management

Major scholarship program for international students to study in Australia include:

  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
  • Destination Australia
  • Australia Awards
  • Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

Exams to Study in Australia or Abroad

In order to study abroad in Australia, international students are required to clear some additional tests (primarily for English proficiency), such as the TOEFL or IELTS .  Further, due to specialized course requirements, a student may be required to clear exams like GMAT, MCAT, and GRE.

Application Process to Study in Australia

For studying in Australia, or about anywhere in the world, international students are required to submit some key official documents such as:

  • Personal details
  • Certificate for English proficiency
  • Summary of work experience (if applicable)
  • Application fee receipt

Australia Student Visa

After ensuring you have a place at an Australian university, gear up to secure your Australian student visa! You are required to apply through the official immigration site, pay a fee, and fill in personal details.

Australia immigration site:

Application Fees:  AU$550 / US$420

Details at a Glance



Course Duration

3 / 4 Years Bachelor

2 Years Master

Requirements for Bachelors

IELTS/TOEFL, Academics – Above 60%

IELTS/TOEFL/PTE  Academics – Above 50% to 55%

Cost of Education, Living and Accommodation Amt. (Rs)

50 L to 70 L

40 L

Less Part Time Earnings Amt (Rs.)

20 L

12 L

Net Education Cost Amt (Rs.)

30 L to 50 L

28 L

Processing Time

4 – 6


4 -6 Months

Part Time Work- Hrs allowed per week

20 Hrs

20 Hrs

OPT / Post Study Work Visa Duration

Upto 48 months

Upto 48 Months

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