Comprising the mainland continent, the island of Tasmania and other smaller islands, Australia today is the most urbanised country with most people living along the coast in modern cities. The sixth largest country in the world, Australia ranks third in the world in international education, offering thousands of courses in hundreds of its higher educational institutions.
AUD 20,000 - AUD 30,000
Average Tuition Fees
AUD 1,300 - AUD 1,900 per month
Range Living Cost
- University of Melbourne
- University of Sydney
- University of Queensland
- University of New South Wales
- Monash University
- University of Western Australia
- University of Adelaide
- Queensland University of Technology
- Macquarie University
- Actuarial Science
- Agricultural Sciences
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Construction Project Management
- Mining and Metallurgy
- Oil and Gas Engineering
- Geology and Geo Sciences
Why Study in Australia ?
With some of the world’s best universities as well as spectacular scenery, a fabulous climate and a famous laid-back lifestyle, it’s no wonder that Australia ranks high on the list of dream study destinations.
3rd most popular study-abroad destination
Cost of living
Home to 6 top 100 universities
94% of students are satisfied with Australia’s safety
For most young people, particularly for the millennials, Australia is a dream destination. With smart cities across the coast, high quality education and high standard of living, Australia is the third best country for higher education after the UK and the US.
A relatively young country like the US, Australia had developed in leaps and bounds in terms of scientific and technological developments, and is home for some of the major inventions of today such as the electronic pace-maker, polymer currency notes, the aircraft black box, and google maps. Australia is also proud to have produced 15 Nobel Laureates!
Cost of Living
It’s not just about the cost of education, the cost of living in Australia will also need to be factored into your budget. The majority of students budget around AUD 20,400 per year for accommodation and living expenses.
Average Monthly Costs
AUD 450 — AUD 1,700 per month
AUD 60 per month
AUD 70 - AUD 125 per month
Mobile & Internet
AUD 100 per month
AUD 200 per month
Movies & Others
Work and study in Australia
Working part-time can certainly help you support yourself. You can work alongside your studies in Australia but the working hours are limited to 20 hours per week.
The average wage a student can earn per week is around AUD 325, but you will need excellent English skills to get a job or transferrable technical skills which are in high demand at present. It can take between 4 and 6 weeks (maybe more) to secure a job, so you should factor this into your budget.
For a bachelor’s degree
High School or Higher Secondary or Equivalent pass
A bachelor’s degree in the subject
Ph. D or Doctoral studies
A master’s or equivalent degree.
Proficiency in English is mandatory and Australian universities accept several English language tests. You will be expected to achieve the following bands in your chosen test format.
The government invests around AUD 200,000,000 on international scholarships every year. Many other institutions, bodies and private organisations also offer scholarships for eligible students to pursue higher education in Australia.
When you are applying for a visa, you must prove to the Department of Home Affairs that your intentions to study in Australia are genuine and that you fulfil all the requirements as follows:
To grant you GTE, the department will consider the circumstances in your home country, how you would fare in Australia, evaluate the course of your stay and career based on the subject you have chosen and your immigration history.
How you would fare in Australia
You apply for your visa (Student Visa—Subclass 500) online through the Australian Immigration Website
You apply for your visa
AUD 620 (Visa for 5 years or the duration of your study)
Australian student visa requirements
- Visa application form (157A) duly filled.
- Visa application fee AUD 620
- Letter of Offer or Certificate of Enrolment
- Proof of financial resources
- Health insurance
- English Language Test scores (IELTS or PTE or CAE)
- Criminal Record Check (Report made by Police after verification)
- Four recent passport-sized photographs.
Scholarships or Bursaries
If you want to talk to someone about what the best scholarships or bursaries may be for you, chat to one of our educational experts now.
More about Australia
The capital of Australia, Canberra is considered the world’s best city (by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD). Known for its planned cityscape with the Parliament House, the High Court and other federal buildings set in a parkland around the lovely Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra offers best options to students in terms of education and accommodation,
Why students love Canberra
Australia’s most educated city
Most affordable top city
Great on-campus accommodation
Better known than Canberra, Sydney is renowned for its modern but laidback city life. With its beautiful harbour-front Sydney Opera House, the city is also popular with students for its facilities and convenience in terms of education and accommodation.
Why students love Canberra
Australia’s most educated city
Most affordable top city
Great on-campus accommodation
A southern-coastal city, Melbourne is considered by most students to be the best city to study. Offering high-class academic and technical institutions, it’s a well-connected city with trendy food centres, pubs and bars. Melbourne is a stunning city with its modern high-rise buildings.
Why students love Melbourne
Best student city
Top universities and research facilities
Best student service centres
Another major city, Brisbane is known for its interactive museums and science centre. A thoroughly modern city, Brisbane attracts students with its top-class universities and engaging city life.
Why students love Brisbane
Great accommodation at an affordable price
Whether you are an indoor or outdoor type, Perth is your city. Sandy beaches and opera houses, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden and local pubs and cafes can make you forget home. Its warm, tropical climate will ensure you’re warm all year round.
Why Students love Perth
Plenty of part-time work
Leaders in science, technology and innovation
World-class educational institutions
A cosmopolitan coastal city, Adelaide is known for its museums and art collection. You’ll find museums for natural history, as well as collections of indigenous arts—of the aborigines. You will be fascinated by the colour, rhythm pattern and themes of the art. The weather is warm, or hot and dry in summers and cool in winters.
Why students love Adelaide
Affordable city with plenty of part-time work
Culture in Australia is typically western, particularly that of British. It was from Great Britain that the first settlers arrived. Therefore, all the traditional Christian festivals such as Christmas, New Year and Easter are observed with conventions prevailing in the Christian world. The country being relatively young, it is a mix of cultures today with 47% of its population born outside the country. Over 80% of its population lives in cities along the coast, making it the most urbanised population in the world.
Australia is a commonwealth country and follows the traditions of the UK. No wonder that cricket is a major game in Australia, followed by football (played by Australian rules), soccer and horse-racing. They are known for world-class cricket.
- Horse racing
Adelaide Festival:Since 2017 when it was first held, this festival has captured the imagination of artistically talented young folks from across the world, and thousands flock to Australia to witness events centred around visual arts, literature, dance and opera along with classical and contemporary music. It is held in Adelaide between Mar 1 and Mar 19.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival:Gear up to some of rip-roaring laughter listening stand-up comedies from top to unknown stand-up comedians at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival held in March/April. Not just comedy but you can also see beautiful stage art at his festival.
New Year’s Eve:Australia is one of the countries that welcomes the New Year first considering its location in the far east. And New Year’s Eve is celebrated on a grand scale, fireworks lighting up the sky as if to salute the first sun rise of the year. People greet one another, chill out in up and the beaches are dotted with boisterous people welcoming the New Year.
Melbourne International Arts Festival:Since first held in 1986, and changing name a few times over its history, Melbourne International Arts Festival is today a major event among Australian festivals. You can see both performance arts and art installation from some of the finest artists from across the globe. Dance, music, visual arts, theatre and circus antics—performances are varied and many and it is one festival that engages the audience in a cultural dialogue.
Parrtjima:This is a festival that started recently but has also started attracting large number of people for its setting and theme. The setting is McDonnel Ranges that are reputed to be around 300 million years old, and the them, equally fascinating if not that old, the Australian aboriginal art forms that remains fully unexplored. The aborigines, the oldest natives of Australia, are believed to have had supernatural knowledge and visitations to have inspired their art and nomadic lifestyle.
Melbourne Cup—Super Racing Carnival:If there is one event that brings the entire nation to a halt, it is Melbourne Cup. Held on every first Tuesday of every November, the cup hosts several events such as the derby Day and the Oaks Day. Melbourne Cup is an annual racing extravaganza with a huge prize money. It doesn’t matter whether the horses take you for a ride or not, it is an event that you should not miss. Witnessing it is the ride.
Sydney Mardi Gras:Attended by over 200000 people every year, the three-week long Mardi Gras celebration is one of the best festivals in Australia. Known for its LGBT rights celebration, the festival features a parade at the end of the festival. Call it self-expression, call it pride, or call it a gay festival, the atmosphere is charged.
Easter and Christmas:Of course, there are traditional Christian festivals such as Easter and Christmas that are celebrated conventionally as across the Christian world.
- Tim Tams
- Anzac biscuits
- Chicken Parmigiana
If you are the right candidate with the right qualification, there is no lack of jobs in Australia. Recent trends show an increase in job opportunities, especially in the service industry. According to Australian Jobs “labour market conditions are strong and…young people are benefitting from that.” It further says; “There are now more jobs for higher skilled workers — the majority of employment growth over the past 5-years has been in occupations that generally require post-school qualifications, and this trend is likely to continue.”
That is good sign for students planning to study in Australia.
- Carry your ID card always.
- Follow the queue.
- Allow passengers to get off before you board a public transport.
- Use pedestrian crossing when you want to go across the road. Follow traffic rules.
- Do not eat, drink or smoke in public transport, be it bus, tram or train.
- Do not be very formal when you address people. You can call them by name.
- Do not leave tips at restaurants or cafes.
- Pay attention to the Australian accent and the slang they use. You’ll find yourself using it before too long!
- Fix an appointment with the person you want to meet whether is an official, doctor, lawyer or your professor.
- You will find people without any clothes on on some beaches. Don’t be shocked. And don’t stare at them.
- Use sunscreen during summer when you go out.
- Take something when you attend a party or when you’re invited to a barbecue—a bottle of beer perhaps.
- Greet people with a smile and a G’day, mate (Gdie Mite) when you see someone.
- As well as developing your skills with the English language, you’ll also need to master the Australian accent. Beside the /a/ sounding /i/ as day becoming die, the words and phrases they use are also typically Australian. Here are some for you as help:
- A cold one=Beer
- Bail= to cancel plans. He said he would join us for dinner but he bailed.
- Beauty= great!
- Booze bus= police cars or vans used to catch people drink and drive
- Brolly= umbrella
- Out in the bush=gone away from the city.
- Choc a bloc=full
- Ciggy= Cigarette
- Coppers=cop or policeman
- Dag= a nerd or a geek
- Drongo=fool or stupid
- Fair dinkum=honestly
- Good on ya=good work
- Hard yakka=hard work
- Heaps= loads, lots, a lot
- Iffy= a bit risky or unreasonable
- Legless=very drunk
- No drama=no problem
- No wucka’s=no worries
- Pash=to kiss
- Rapt=very happy
- Servo=service station or gas station or a garage
- Shoot through=leave
- Straya= Australia
- Thongs=flip flops
- Woop woop=middle of nowhere; the car broke down and we were woop woop.
- Yous= you (plural)