Australia is a modern, democratic country with great healthcare, world-class educational institutions, and geography that’s like no place else on earth.

The excellent educational system and a high-quality lifestyle make Australia 3rd most popular study destination in the world for international students from all over the world. Australian institutions are renowned for well-versed teaching faculty, up-to-date courses & programs, cutting-edge research facilities, a satisfactory student life, scholarships & part-time employment opportunities.

Students come to Australia to get a world-class higher education and progressive training so that they can fulfill their career dreams and live a prosperous life afterward. Over 70,000 Indian students are getting enrolled in the universities of Australia every year. Life here is quite peaceful as the society is upward mobile and the political environment stable. Students here indulge in a lot of activities that they can add in the resume for a good career.

Cost of Education in Australia

Whilst not remarkably economical, the cost of studying in Australia isn’t as expensive as some of the other western countries. As an international student, you’ll be expected to pay for your tuition in advance for each study period.
English language studies – around $3800 per week depending on course length
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – $4,000 to $22,000
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $15,000 to $33,000*
Postgraduate Master’s Degree – $20,000 to $37,000*
Doctoral Degree – $14,000 to $37,000*


The Australian Government and Australian Universities provide a large number of scholarships for international students wanting to study in Australia. Various Scholarships to study in Australia are available for students of all degree levels (bachelors, masters, Ph.D.) hailing from selected countries within the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Middle East. There is a range of merit-based international scholarships to study in Australia. Funded by the Australian government and available to postgraduate students. The Australian government grants a lot of the money that international students receive for their studies. But there are also collegiate institutions (including the ones you may be considered for review) and public and private institutions that will give funds to international students for their educations.

Apply for Visa

Any international student who wants to study in Australia must first obtain a Student Visa. These can be obtained online and last up to five years. They currently cost AUS $575 (US $405).
To obtain a visa, applicants need to prove:
Evidence that they have been accepted on a course by a recognized Australian university;
Confirmation of their financial worthiness;
Proof that they have the requisite English language skills; and
Health insurance coverage
A visa will not be issued to anybody with a substantive criminal record.

Top Courses

Several specialized courses and degrees are available, which have helped in making Australia a most sought after education destination, as far as international students are considered. If we consider some of the major world rankings, 9 out of the top 100 universities are located in Australia. The top courses in Australia are listed below –

Masters in Business Administration
Engineering and Technology
Accounting and Finance
Sports Management
Hospitality and Tourism Management

Universities in the Australia

Australia has world-class universities that are globally recognized to support international students. Total there are 43 accredited universities in Australia comprising 40 public universities, two international universities, and one private university. Out of these 8 of which feature in the world’s top 100 universities. There are also private institutions that offer higher education and many of these are ‘accredited’, i.e. approved by state or territory government to design and provide higher grades of the required standard. Australian Universities also have twinning arrangements, overseas branch campuses, and exchange programs for both students and staff globally.

Top Universities

Some of the top universities in Australia are listed below –
The University of Sydney
Monash University
University of Melbourne
The University of Queensland
The University of Adelaide
Curtin University
University of Newcastle
University of Tasmania
University of South Australia
University of Canberra

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Eligibility for pursuing education in the Australia

Undergraduate – Bachelors

  • A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling
  • Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites
  • 6.0 IELTS / 79 TOEFL / 50-58 PTE

Postgraduate – Masters

  • A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary.
  • Any work experience in the field will be helpful.
  • For MBA programs at some Universities, students need to have work experience along with their Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6.5 IELTS / 90 TOEFL / 59-64 PTE