Study in Australia

  • Australia
  • Canberra
  • 7,692,02 km2
  • English
  • 24.13 million
  • $(AUD)
  • Sydney
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Why Study in Australia

10 reasons to study in Australia

  • 3rd Most Popular International Student Destination in the world despite having a population of only 23 million
  • 8 out of 100 TOP Universities are Australian
  • It has 22000 provided by 1100 Institutions
  • 9th in the world ahead of Germany, New Zealand and Japan.
  • Government spends a huge amount of money on international Scholarships.
  • Australian Universities feature in the top 50 ranked universities in the world in the following study areas:
    • Arts and humanities
    • Clinical and Pre- Clinical & Health
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Life Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Social Sciences
  • 2,500,000 International alumni of Australian institutions are making difference around the world.
  • Over 1000 million people around the world rely on the

Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million? This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, we’re making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.

Do you have a specific study area of interest? There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, and Physics.

Given this impressive education pedigree, it’s not surprising there are now more than 2.5 million former international students who have gone on to make a difference after studying in Australia. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. In fact, Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives, and the lives of others, better.

Universities and Colleges in Australia

New South Wales


  • University of New England

  • Australian National University
  • University of Canberra

  • Southern Cross University

  • University of New Castle

  • Australian Catholic University
  • MacQuire University
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney

  • University of Wollongong

Northern Territory

  • Charles Darwin University


  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technolody
  • The University of Queensland

  • James Cook University

  • Bond University

  • University of Sunshine Coast

  • Central Queensland University

  • University of Southern Queensland

South Australia

  • Carneige Mellon University
  • Flinders University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Torrens University Australia
  • University College London
  • University of South Australia


  • University of Tasmania


  • Federation University

  • Deakin University
  • LA Trobe University
  • Monash University Melbourne
  • RMIT University Melbourne
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Divinity
  • University of Melbourne
  • Victoria University

Western Australia

  • Curtin the University of Western Australia
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University
  • The University of Western Australia

Education System

Education in Australia is primarily the responsibility of the states and territories. Each state or territory government provides funding and regulates the public and private schools within its governing area. The federal government helps fund the public universities, but was not involved in setting university curriculum. As of 2012, the Australian National Curriculum, under development and trial for several years, has already been adopted by some schools and will become mandatory soon. Generally, education in Australia follows the three-tier model which includes primary education (primary schools), followed by secondary education (secondary schools/high schools) and tertiary education (Universities, TAFE colleges and Vocation Education and Training providers/VET providers).

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 evaluation ranked the Australian education system as sixth for reading, eighth for science and thirteenth for mathematics, on a worldwide scale including 56 countries. The PISA 2009 evaluation ranked the Australian education system as sixth for reading, seventh for science and ninth for mathematics, an improvement relative to the 2006 rankings.

In 2012, education firm Pearson ranked Australian education as thirteenth in the world

The Education Index, published with the UN’s Human Development Index in 2008, based on data from 2006, lists Australia as 0.993, amongst the highest in the world, tied for first with Denmark and Finland.

Education in Australia is compulsory between the ages of five and fifteen to seventeen, depending on the state or territory, and date of birth. Post-compulsory education is regulated within the Australian Qualifications Framework, a unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training (TAFE) and the higher education sector (university).

The academic year in Australia varies between states and institutions, but generally runs from late January/early February until mid-December for primary and secondary schools, with slight variations in the inter-term holidays. and TAFE colleges, and from late February until mid-November for universities with seasonal holidays and breaks for each educational institute.

Education Cost

Education in Australia has financial benefits

  • Undergraduate degrees are generally three years in Australia as compared to four years in U.S. and other countries
  • There are many One-year Masters’ degrees including MBA . Thus you can save on living costs and tuition fees.


CoursesAnnual Tuition Fee
Bachelor degree – Non lab based courses
(programmes in arts, business, economics and law)
A $ 14,000 – $ 35,000
Laboratory based – Bachelor degree courses
(science & engineering programmes)
A $ 14,000 – $ 35,000


CoursesAnnual Tuition Fee
Graduate Certificates
Graduate Diplomas
A $ 15,000 – $ 36,000
Masters degree courses
Doctoral degree programmes
A $ 15,000 – $ 36,000


Length of MBA program varies considerably between institutions, depending on the mode of study, but ranges from approximately nine to 15 months full time. The fees in the table below are shown as the approximate annual cost of the full-time MBA program.

CoursesAnnual Tuition Fee
MBA A $ 15,600 – $ 52,000

Annual Living Expenses in Australia – Approx. A $ 18,610 per year

Best course to study in Australia

10 most Popular Courses in Australia

  • Hospitality, Hotel Management
  • Engineering
  • MBA
  • Physiotherapy
  • Life Sciences/ Medicine
  • IT/ Computers
  • Aviation
  • Sports Management
  • Teaching (B. Ed)
  • Radiology

Skill Shortage

This list reflects research undertaken by the Department of Employment in 2014. It shows only skilled occupations for which the research suggests there are shortages or recruitment difficulties. It is summary in nature


  • Specialist Managers
  • Child Care Center Manager


  • Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
  • External Auditor
  • Valuer

Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals

  • Surveyor

Health Professionals

  • Sonographer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Midwife

ICT Professionals

  • Software Engineer

Technicians and Trades Workers

Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians

Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers

Construction Trades Workers

Food Trades Workers

Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers

Document Required

  • Notarised copies of Secondary and Higher Secondary- Mark Sheets as well as Certificates
  • Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets, Backlog Certificate and Degree
  • Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Two academic references*
  • 10th, 12th and all College Mark sheets
  • Two references from employers*
  • Passport sized photographs
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)*
  • Resume/CV*
  • Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture Courses)*
  • Resume
  • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities

*Requirement of these documents is merely dependent on the programme requirements set by the university or College

Step by Step Guide in Australia

Step 1 – Counselling

At SLIG, Counselling is taken care of very earnestly. Our expert counsellors guide you by assessing your previous academic qualifications and keeping in mind your future plans. According to the preference of student and family economics, suitable course and university/ college is recommended. By keeping in mind the future industry scenario, student is guided about the job outcomes of different courses and helped to make right decision.

Step 2 – Offer Letter

On the basis of assessment result, student can apply for offer letter in one or two universities or colleges based on his decision. After receiving the offer letter, we guide you to move ahead.

Step 3 – Arranging Documents

We guide you to arrange all the required documents to support your visa and course applications, according to the requirements of the Immigration. We guide you to arrange, Language Proficiency Test and all Academic Documents, Statement of Purpose (SOP), Legal Affidavits and Financial Documents. You may need 3 months old funds, we suggest you to arrange those also.

Step 4 – GTE

Student has to fulfil all the requirements of Genuine Temporary Entrant, in the form of providing certified financial documents to demonstrate the access to sufficient funds to cover tuition fees and living expenses, legal affidavits and successful completion of Skype or telephonic interaction with the college official.

Step 5 – Fee Remittance

Once the student clears the GTE conditions, he is guided to pay the fee and after that student receives Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment I.e. eCOE. In most of the cases the fee of 1 semester or 1 year is paid.

Step 6 – Medical Test

Student has to go for a medical examination. A list of certified panel of doctors will be shared and HAP-ID will be generated. Once you are through with the medical examination, your doctor will forward the reports directly to the Visa Office.

Step 7 – File Lodgement

Once student is ready with all the documents required to complement the visa application, the file is submitted to the Visa Office of the Australian High Commission, New Delhi for the decision on Student Visa Application.

Step 8 – Interview

We at SLIG prepare you mentally for the interview phase. Your confidence is built up and communication skills are enhanced so that you can present your part vividly to the interviewer.

Step 9 – Visa Endorsement

We will send intimation to you as soon as we know the result of your visa application so that you can collect your grant letter.

Step 10 – Pre-Departure Orientation

You will be fed with the information that will help you during the journey and in the new environment like transportation system, weather conditions, accommodation, culture and lifestyle of your destination to avoid facing difficulties.

Step 11 – Fly to Your Dream Destination

With SLIG, you fly hassle free. We help you to organize your travel arrangements including foreign currency, insurance, air ticket and international mobile number.The journey doesn’t stop here. We are concerned with the successful completion of your course and bright employment opportunities also.

Scholarship Programs in Australia

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 institutions, and a number of other public and private organisations. You can use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship.

All applications and enquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider.

Here is information about some of the major scholarships programs available for international 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 Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships :

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program focuses on improving the quality of Australian research. If you already have a graduate qualification, an IPRS scholarship lets you study in Australia with some of the best researchers in your field.

Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship :

The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions. The fellowships aim to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students. Many are available to students of all nationalities, however all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship and applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider. To find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organisation offering the scholarship.