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Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world. The population of Australia is concentrated along the eastern and southeastern coasts. The geography of the continent is extremely diverse, ranging from the snow-capped mountains of the Australian Alps and Tasmania to large deserts, tropical and temperate forests.

The countries that govern nearby regions include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the French dependency of New Caledonia to the east, and New Zealand to the southeast.

Most parts of Australia are arid or semi-arid. A total of 18% of Australia’s mainland consists of named deserts, while additional areas are considered to have a desert climate based on low rainfall and high temperature. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a temperate climate and moderately fertile soil. The northern part of the continent has a tropical climate: part is tropical rainforests, part grasslands, and part desert.

Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, apart from the United States and the UK. Many international students choose to study there because of the cultural diversity, friendly people, high quality of education and training, job opportunities and cost of living.

When people think of Australia, they see wide open spaces of outback bush, kangaroos, koalas, and clean air and water. Australia has much more to offer than the usual expectations. Many international students are choosing to study in Australia because of its friendly, laid-back nature, excellent education system, and high standard of living.

Why study in Australia?

  • Excellent quality of education and training opportunities
  • Technologically advanced
  • Globally recognised courses
  • Post study work opportunities
  • Multicultural society
  • Politically stable
  • Student friendly campuses
  • Possibility of more scholarships
  • Simpler visa formalities
  • Land of beauty

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Top Courses in Australia

    Top Courses in Australia Price Range
    Business Management20000-60000
    Accounting and Finance


    Health Management25000- 35000

Industry and Economic Outlook


Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area.

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guided a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia.

In Demand sectors

  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Education and training
  • IT
  • Engineering

Skill Shortages

  • Accounting and finance
  • Engineers (electrical, civil, mechanical),
  • School teachers
  • Healthcare professionals(doctors, nurses, other non-nursing health professions)
  • Construction trade workers
  • Culinary (chefs, bakers)
  • Child care
  • Cyber security

Quick facts


Avg Living costs / per year

21000 to 28000


Avg Tuition fee per year

Undergraduate Programme: 15,000 to 33,000
Postgraduate Programmes: 20,000 to 37,000


Indian Students

107,673 students


International students

Around 8,00,000 students


Average graduate
incomes / Year

52,000- 55,000


Migration possibility




February, July


Scholarships Available


Global Ed Process

Australia FAQ

If you are an international student, you will be liable to pay a full tuition fee for your course. For an undergraduate bachelor degree, this can be between A$15,000 and A$33,000. For a masters degree, this can be between A$20,000 and A$37,000. For a doctoral degree, this can be between A$14,000 and A$37,000.

 Australia has a strong and consistent reputation for education across the world. They have one of the world’s highest percentages of higher education qualified population. The country also continues to record high literacy and education rates. Australia boasts a world class education system, offering high quality education for fair tuition fees.

There are 37 government funded universities located in Australia, and 2 private universities. You will also find a number of other specialist higher education institutions. There are 25 Australian institutions in the 2019 QS World University Rankings top 500, 7 of which are in the top 100. The highest ranked of these is The Australian National University, which is placed at 24th. The next highest ranked are the University of Melbourne, which is placed at 39th, and the University of Sydney, which is placed at 42nd.

Australia is one of the most welcoming and diverse countries. Almost half of the population were either born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas. There are over 260 languages being spoken in homes across Australia! It will be a privilege to study and live within such a diverse society.

Australia attracts around 300,000 international students every year. That number has taken a sharp jump in 2017 and 2018. Read about the increasing popularity of Australia as a study abroad destination among Indian and International students.

Australian universities have a strong reputation worldwide. The Australian education system is known to be a strong proponent of internationalization, and seven Australian universities also feature among the top 100 universities in QS and THE rankings. Additionally, more than 30 universities in Australia also feature in the top 800 of world university rankings.

Top Courses to Study in Australia for Getting Jobs and Post-Study Work Opportunities

  • Accountancy. ...
  • Actuarial Science. ...
  • Agricultural Sciences. ...
  • Architecture. ...
  • Biomedical Engineering. ...
  • Core Engineering. ...
  • Earth Sciences and Related Fields. ...
  • Computer Science & Information Technology (IT)

Australia, with its high fees and cost of living, is the world's most expensive destination for international students. A study by HSBC found that foreign students were having to fork out more than $42,300 a year on average to study at Australian universities.

The US is not far behind in total expense, with an average yearly cost of $39,200 (US$35,700) a year, followed by Britain at $33,300 (£19,600). About a third of the world's international students are now studying in these two countries, HSBC's report said.

While Australian fees are roughly on par with US prices, it's the cost of living that makes a big difference, with the yearly average in Australia sitting above $14,400. Studying in Germany costs just one-sixth of the total in Australia, with an average annual cost of living of just $6,900 (€4,700), the vast majority of which is in living expenses.

The president of the Council of International Students Australia, Thomson Ch'ng, told Guardian Australia the high cost of living was the big factor for foreign students, despite Australia's geographical advantage in attracting students from the Asia-Pacific region. He said governments and education providers needed to take action.

"Analyse the contributor of the high cost of living and burden created to international students such as travel cost, accommodation cost, visa pricing, health insurance, food and meals, then take action to address these, including providing concessions and subsidies to those costs," he said.

Australia offers a wide variety of programs to allow international students to study in Australia for free. That being said, some fees, for example visa fees, may not not be included in your scholarship. Some of the more popular scholarships and awards programs include:

  • The Australian Awards: These Australian Government funded scholarships and fellowships aim to contribute to the development of partnering countries through education, while promoting links and developing ties with these countries, too. These Awards are available to specific students in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and require the recipients to return home for two years after the completion of their studies and use the knowledge and leadership skills gained from their time in Australia to contribute to the development of their country.
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS): The purpose of IPRS is to encourage exceptional students to aid in developing Australia’s research effort. This scholarship is available to students worldwide (except New Zealand) and is available for two years (research masters) or three years (research doctorate). There are a total of 330 IPRS places available per year. Applications need to be made directly with participating Australian universities.
  • Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships: These government funded scholarships and fellowships are available to students from the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. They are merit-based and allow applicants to undertake studies, research and professional development programmes in Australia. Approximately 500 Endeavour scholarships are available per year.

Scholarship and fellowship application dates vary per year. If you’re interested in applying for a scholarship, contact the program direct for more information on how and when to do so.

In Australia, there is no age limit for applying for a student visa. Before you turn into 50, you can apply for Student Visa Subclass 500. It enables you to spend up to 5 years living and studying in Australia. Although you can work there for about 20 hours a week. Check Student Visa 500 Requirements.i.e if you want to migrate to Australia on a student visa. references below:

  • First, You must be able to receive Confirmation of Enrolment(COE) from CRICOS enlisted Institutions.
  • You must be enrolled in Overseas Student Health Cover Insurance.
  • Must have an adequate score of English Test.
  • You need to satisfy Genuine Temporary Entrant(GTE) criteria.

If you fulfill all the above necessities for this visa and submitted required documents then there is no chance of refusal. Also if you eagerly want to study in Australia and want 100% assurance about the acceptance then you can contact Immigration Agent Perth. They will help you in getting your visa and walk you over the whole visa process This is the Best way to get Visa Subclass 500 faster.

 You can stay in Australia for between 18 months and four years after graduating depending on what kind of qualification you have. First you will need a Graduate Skilled Temporary (subclass 485) visa. To qualify for this visa you must be under 50, be in good health and be competent in English (an IELTS score of 6 or a passport from an English-speaking country). Additionally there is the Skilled - recognised graduate visa (subclass 476). This allows recent engineering graduates who are under 31 to gain 18 months of skilled work experience within Australia.

There are two types of Temporary Graduate Visa:

1. Post-Study Work Stream visa

This visa allows you and your family to live, work, travel and study in Australia for between two and four years if you have graduated from an Australian education institution within the past six months. If you have a bachelor degree you can stay for two years. If you have a master's degree you can stay for two or three years. And if you have a doctorate you can stay for four years.

However, if your qualification is below that of a bachelor degree (eg: certificate III, diploma or graduate diploma) you do not qualify for this visa. Also, you are not eligible for this visa if you applied for your first ever student visa before November 5, 2011.

2. Graduate Work Stream Visa

This visa allows you and your family to live, work, travel and study in Australia for 18 months if you have graduated from an Australian education institution within the past six months. Unlike the Post-Study Work Stream visa, you are eligible for this visa even if your qualification is below that of a bachelor degree - eg: a diploma or trade-level certificate, and even if you applied for your first ever student visa after November 5, 2011.

There has always been an attraction for non-Australian residents looking to work there. A lot of that has to do with the lifestyle, the salary and, obviously, the stunning weather. Australia has always had a clear and fair policy on immigration and welcomes migrant workers, so if you are planning a move down under and meet the criteria, you’ll feel more than accepted.

The Top Occupations In Demand in Australia 2019-2020

  • Nurses and Medical Staff. ...
  • Software Programmer and IT. ...
  • Trades and Construction. ...
  • Teachers. ...
  • White Collar Management/Professionals. ...
  • Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers. ...
  • Farmers. ...
  • Engineers.

Australia's top 10 highest paying jobs

1. Surgeons

Nearly 4,000 Australians work in this profession, and they top the earnings bracket with an average taxable income of $394,866.  Find out more about becoming a surgeon here.

2. Anaesthetists

There are over 3,000 anaesthetists nationwide, and they earn an average taxable wage of $367,343. 

3. Internal Medicine Specialists

Over 8,500 employees in this occupation earn approximately $299,378 each year.

4. Financial Dealers

Roughly 4,500 Australians work as financial dealers, and they earn an approximate taxable income of $261,008. 

5. Psychiatrists

There are approximately 2,800 employees in Australia, who earn an average taxable income of $216,075. 

6. Other Medical Practitioners

This profession employs over 28,000 Australians, who earn approximately $204,387.  Find out more about becoming a medical practitioner here.

7. Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

The legal industry is just over 3,500 strong in Australia, and workers in this cluster of professions earn an average taxable income of $195,703.  Find out more about careers in law here.

8. Mining Engineers

Australia is home to over 8,000 mining engineers, who earn a taxable wage of $167,345.  Find out more about becoming a mining engineer here.

9. CEO and Managing Directors

There are over 174,000 workers in the higher echelons of executive management, who earn an average income of $157,643. 

10. Engineering Managers

There are over 25,000 engineering managers in Australia, and they earn an average taxable income of $147,451.  Find out more about becoming an engineering manager here.

 It is an Immigration policy that school-age dependents of international students attend school while they are in Australia. You are responsible for arranging education for your school-age dependants. You may have to enrol your school-age children provisionally before leaving the country and may have to pay their school fees in advance.

Most student visas allow you to bring your family members to Australia as your dependants. For more information, check your individual circumstances with the Department of Home Affairs (See: Arranging Visas). Family members include your spouse, and you and your spouse’s dependent children. Before bringing your spouse or children to Australia, you will have to prove that you can support them financially. The cost of supporting a family in Australia is very high. You may have to consider and discuss many issues with your family.

You will have new and ongoing expenses during your time in Australia. Knowing the average living cost is an important step when preparing to study in Australia.

The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) advises that a single international student requires approximately AU$20,000 per year for living costs. These expenses are on top of your tuition and study fees and include costs like accommodation, food, text books, transport and other things you will need while in Australia. Living costs vary according to your circumstances and lifestyle, including the type of accommodation you choose, its location, the number of people you live with.

It really depends on what your financial commitments are, your lifestyle and where you are looking to rent or buy. 

$100k p.a. is well above any measure of an average salary, yet a lot of two income couples earning $250k between them say they struggle.

Generally, living in the more ‘desirable’ suburbs of the major cities (those in the inner rings)-and in particular, in Sydney and Melbourne-will eat up a major portion of your income if you’re renting, but you should be able to find places further out which will still allow you to have a good lifestyle, while still being able to make some savings. Rent, which will be a major consideration, can be $450-$750 per week (average) for a one bedroom apartment on the lower Northern Beaches of Sydney, eg Manly, but then our property market is currently very buoyant. 

Eating out can vary from very affordable to very expensive, again it depends on your tastes, and whether you want to change your car every few years, or go on an international holiday each year will impact how quickly your money lasts. If you’re fairly frugal, on $100,000/year, you should be able to live and save, assuming that’s what you want.

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