Studying in Australia
In addition to boasting 8 of the top 100 universities, Australia has much more to offer than just
kangaroos. There are a growing number of Indian students who are choosing to study abroad in
Australia in part because of the high quality of its education, the number of employment
opportunities after graduation, and its high level of quality of living. Regardless of the course you
choose, we promise you unbeatable academic excellence and a supportive system for international
What are the benefits of studying in Australia?
Do you want to study abroad? You can advance your career in Australia by getting a world-class
degree. Increasingly, Indian students are choosing Australia as a further education destination in
Among the world's top educational institutions, you can choose to study an Associate degree in
Nursing, a Master degree in Business, an Engineering degree, a Humanities or Foreign language
course, as more than 3,00,000 overseas students finish their higher education in Australia each year.
We can establish a curriculum and infrastructure that are of the highest standard with 7 universities
in Australia without losing our ranking in the world's top 100.
Australia's education system has an outstanding name offering students international career
opportunities. The country's high-quality teachings, modern and advanced facilities, unmatched
student exposure, and quality lifestyle make it an excellent choice for international students.
Study in Australia and enjoy a high standard of living
Australia is leading in the areas of civic engagement, income and wealth, environmental quality,
health care services, education, earnings, and job opportunities, as well as well-being, social life,
and personal security. The country offers a wide variety of student services, as well as a relatively
low cost of living. Students seeking an international education may find Australia a heaven on earth.
Australian cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, and Brisbane rank among the
world's best for students in terms of lifestyle, employment opportunities, value of living, and
A number of other incentives are also offered by the Australian Government to foreign students to
study in Australia. Scholarships to the tune of $200 million are included in this package, along with
employment visas in several fields, and there are many opportunities for research and, consequently,
Get a top-ranked education in Australia
Many of the world's top universities are located in Australia. In Australia, the Tertiary Education
Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is the national regulatory agency for further education,
along with the Higher Education Standards Panel, which monitors university and non-university
educational institutions for compliance with the standards set by the Higher Education Standards
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) law also provides protection for:
● All international students' prosperity and safety.
● The quality of educational experience by students.
● The current and precise provision of information.
Opportunities for employment after completing your studies in Australia
Upon completion of their studies, most international students have the chance to stay longer in
If you complete your studies in Australia, you can stay back and either study or work (subclass
485). The visa has two streams: Graduate Work Stream and Post-Study Work Stream. The length of
your stay depends solely on the stream you apply for.
Educate yourself in the best way possible in Australia
An accomplishment for a country with a sparsely populated population and a relatively small
number of universities is to bag 7 out of the top 100 universities around the world. International
rankings like the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education ranking feature a
large number of Australian universities.
Studying in Australia offers a variety of course options
Australia might be a great choice for you, whether you are looking for a world-class education or to
complete your research. At least 22,000 high-quality courses are offered in over 100 institutions.
Get universally recognised degrees in Australia
Did you know that Australia has produced fifteen Nobel laureates?
Australia's universities are renowned all over the world for the quality of their education.
International students study in Australia in over two.5 million numbers, which is not surprising at
all. They are among some of the finest minds in the world.
Study in Australia and work part-time
A student in Australia has the opportunity to work part-time while studying, which would allow you
to pay for some of your living expenses. During semesters, international students are allowed to
work up to 20 hours/40 hours per fortnight, and during the university holidays, they can work fulltime.
Most of these jobs offer flexible hours so as to avoid clashes with classes.
Study in a multicultural and secure environment in Australia
The cultural diversity, amiable and pleasant society of Australia makes it one of the safest countries
in the world. Melbourne has been voted the world's most liveable city on a regular basis, and
Sydney has been known as the friendliest and Emerald city of the world. The ranking factors
include factors such as the diversity of students based on their nationalities, traditions, ethnicities,
Visit Australia while studying there to enjoy a truly exceptional place
Could you imagine backpacking across Australia or working aboard a catamaran in Cairns? There
are so many reasons to travel while studying in Australia. Discover Aboriginal Culture, learn
ancient Rock Art, experience the native wildlife as you swim through the blue waters or simply
relax on the beach. Many other things can be seen and experienced. It is up to you where you go,
who you become, and what you discover along the way.
Studying in Australia is trouble-free thanks to Australia's visa rules
It is relatively easier to obtain an Australian study visa than a visa to the United Kingdom or the
United States. Australia has reduced the number of visa subclasses and introduced a simplified
student visa framework (SSVF) that provides applicants with more efficient visa services. Under the
new SSVF, all study visas are grouped into a single platform (subclass 500).
Australia has a relatively low cost of education
In a simple cost-effectiveness comparison of all countries with leading educational powers,
Australia is easily ranked the most affordable country to study in. Compared to the US and the UK,
the cost of living and tuition costs are significantly lower, and the standard of living is among the
highest in the world.
There is an amalgamated system of qualifications, known as the Australian Qualification
Framework (AQF), which is controlled by the Australian government. Essentially, it ensures and
unifies the quality of education offered at various levels in Australia, so students can easily transfer
from one level to another after completing a previous one, and from one university/institution to
another as long as the student visa requirement is satisfied by the student.
Below are the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) levels of qualifications granted by
Australian institutions for higher education:
● Master’s Degree (coursework)
● Master’s Degree (extended)
● Master’s Degree (research)
● Bachelor Degree (honors)
● Bachelor Degree
VET Education or Diploma Course (Year 1- leading to Degree – Bachelors direct into 2nd Year)
● Associate Degree
● Advanced Diploma
Tertiary education in Australia consists of Higher Education (Universities), and Vocational
Education and Training Institutes [Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical And
Further Education (TAFE) colleges. Lectures are usually conducted in large groups and tutorials in
Scholarships In Australia For Indian Students
Scholarships are available at Australian universities for deserving students. The government, private
and public establishments also offer grants, scholarships, and bursaries.
Here are some of the options available:
● This is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
● Department of Education, and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT)
● Australian Government Research and Training Program (AGRTP)
This scholarship is funded by the Australian Government, and covers tuition fee and health
insurance of the students pursuing research-based Master’s and PhD degrees for up to 3 years
Endeavour Leadership Program
Likewise, the program rewards students who demonstrate leadership skills and are pursuing a
master's or doctoral degree through the Australian Government.
Many university websites also offer many more choices, so we understand it can seem
When applying for a scholarship, please seek advice from your counsellor at AdmitCart.
Student Visa For Australia
As long as they hold a valid student visa (subclass 500), all Indian students are permitted to study in
Visas are usually issued for a period of 5 years, but they may also change depending on factors like
age and course length.
The following documents are required to apply for an Australian student visa:
● A valid passport
● Proof of enrolment
● Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
● Visa application fee
● Academic and work records
● IELTS test scores
● Proof of financial stability
● Details of medical insurance
● Passport size photos
● Statement of Purpose
A copy of your parental consent will be required of those under the age of 18.
AdmitCart students who have received an offer letter from any of our Australian partners can get
the information they need to move forward. We will ensure you are fully informed about the latest
visa requirements and help you prepare the right documents.
For the latest applications forms and assistance, our experts will direct you to the official websites
and authorised immigration representatives. In addition to certifying, translating, and couriering
your documents, we also offer these services.
Student rights to work after graduation
The Australian government now offers up to four years of post-study work rights
The new visa was introduced on 16th November 2019, and it allows international students to work
in regional Australia for up to four years after graduation
The latest update on the 485 post-study work stream visa gives you one more reason to lock on to
your decision to study in Australia! In Australian regional areas you can now enjoy extended poststudy
Australia now offers up to 4 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students after
they have completed their Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in regional areas. Some of the top
and popular cities offer an additional PSW year (total of 3 years) including Perth, Adelaide, Gold
Coast, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Wollongong/Illawarra, Geelong and
Hobart. There is a list of cities where you can obtain PSW for up to four years after completing your
How does the new 485 post-study work stream visa work?
It's a great opportunity to stay in Australia for a longer period! A new post-study work stream visa
offered by the Australian government allows you to study, live, and work in designated regional
areas of the country for a maximum of four years. Having a wider range of areas available to study
and work, besides a longer period before a student's work visa expires, makes it possible to plan for
your career better.
Who is eligible to apply?
Upon completion of your studies, if you wish to work in Australia for a longer period of time (up to
four years), then this program is for you. Good news is that this visa gives you full study and work
rights, as well as allowing you to travel to and from Australia while it is valid.
What you should know?
● As this post-study work visa does not have a list of occupations, your field of study will not
be a determining factor. But ensure you are studying at the right levels
● You should have a degree from a CRICOS-registered course
● Skills assessment isn’t requisite to apply for this visa
● You need to fulfil the English language proficiency requirements
An exciting career in Australia is possible through the post-study work stream visa. As a result,
there are more options, more exposure, and yes, more employability.
Australia's regional cities are great places to study, work, and live - they combine a world-class
university education with a great lifestyle. While Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney are already
popular, the equally important cities like Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra now become more
attractive to international students.
Students can therefore take advantage of education and job opportunities that are available across
Australia without having to compete in a confined space, so that a sustainable balance can be
reached and opportunities increased for everyone. Global economic opportunities abound, and this
new policy will benefit international students in many ways.
To find out more about the advantages of studying and living regionally, contact us today:
● Our counsellors can guide you through the entry requirements and application process for
courses in regional Australia on a face-to-face basis
● Explore specialty course offerings unique to regional campuses
● Explore universities in cities like Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, and many others
Your counsellor at AdmitCart can answer all your questions.
Group of Eight
Planning to study in Australia? Apply to the Go8!
Australia's Group of Eight (Go8) universities are the oldest and largest educational institutions.
With high rankings, ample research opportunities, and strong industry connections, they are a
popular choice among students planning to study in Australia.
How do you define Go8?
In 1999, the Group of Eight (Go8) was incorporated as a group comprising Australia’s leading
universities which stood out for their quality education and other facilities.
If you choose to study here, you will be proud to note that all Australian Nobel Prize recipients have
been associated with the Go8.
The universities that form the Go8 include
● Monash University
● The University of New South Wales
● University of Melbourne
● Australian National University
● University of Sydney
● The University of Queensland
● The University of Western Australia
● The University of Adelaide
Studying in Australia: Costs
Planning your budget smartly can help you stay on top of your finances while studying abroad.
Calculate the estimated cost of studying in Australia before you depart from India, taking into
account additional expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage, and travel. This will help
you plan your budget more effectively.
Your primary expense will be tuition fees depending on the course and university that you choose.
Medical degrees are often among the most expensive courses in Australia.
The average annual fees range from AUD 25000-45000.
Where will you live?
International students have access to on-campus residence facilities at most Australian universities.
If you choose to live off-campus, you can share an apartment with other Indian students or stay with
a local Australian family. Rent is usually paid in advance every two weeks. Rent varies from city to
The cost of living
You should keep a little money aside for your grocery shopping, social activities, and emergencies.
Students living in foreign countries should keep track of their expenditures to avoid overspending.
In Australia, general living expenses amount to $21,041 per year. The average international student
spends between $20,000 and $27,000 a year (depending on your living arrangements and personal
Keep safe. Consider health support and insurance
All students who are planning to travel to Australia from India must get medical insurance before
they begin their programs. (Approximate) The average annual premium for medical insurance is
approximately AUD 500. For Indian students in Australia, extensive health services are available.
We can help you find the right Overseas Student Health Coverage (OSHC).
Taxes are not to be ignored
Students in Australia cannot work without a Tax File Number (TFN). This allows you to work 20
hours per week during academic sessions and full-time during vacations. Your earned income will
be taxable if you work while studying.
Budgeting may also be affected by exchange rate fluctuations. You should also look for a part-time
job while studying in Australia or apply for scholarships at the universities you apply to. This can
greatly reduce the cost of studying abroad.
Education System In Australia
If you choose to study in Australia, you can rest assured that you will receive some of the best
education available anywhere. Its schools and universities consistently rank among the best in the
world and are highly regarded for their research and training methods.
Australia's education system is defined by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a
national policy established in 1995.
In addition to the school leaving certificate, known as the Senior Secondary Certificate of
Education, this document defines the qualifications across tertiary education (higher education,
vocational education, and training). Your degree will be recognised and authorised by the
government through the AQF.
The AQF consists of 10 levels that connect schools, colleges, universities, and other educational
institutions into one national system. This gives students the freedom of choice and better career
planning should they move from one study level to another while fulfilling their student visa
There is a university education level at the top of Australia's educational system. In total, 41
universities exist, with 39 being public and two being private. Bachelor degrees as well as graduate
programs, such as graduate diplomas, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, are provided.
In addition, you can join a vocational training course that can lead to university studies or
Universities and private colleges both offer postgraduate courses in Australia. There are three types
of master's degrees: Master's degree (coursework), Master's degree (research), and Master's degree
(extended). Similarly, at a PhD level, there are Research doctorate (PhD) and Professional
A strong academic record and high proficiency in English are required at the postgraduate level.
Intakes in Australia
What are the upcoming intakes in Australia?
Learn everything you need to know about Australia's intakes
The Australian universities and colleges have two thematic intakes, unlike the Indian universities
that have a single intake. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The
two intakes available in Australia are:
● Semester 1: Starts late February/early March to late May/early June
● Semester 2: Starts late July/early August through to November
What is the best intake?
It can be confusing to pick the intake that's right for you. When making your decision, consider
factors such as the availability of your preferred program, your academic records, entrance test
scores, acceptance rates, job opportunities, and your readiness to begin the program.
Despite the preference of most Indian students for the July intake, some programs are equally
successful with the February intake. We suggest submitting your application to the next intake if
you haven't yet received your score cards.