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About Australia

Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world. The population of Australia is saturated mainly along the eastern and southeastern coasts. The geography of the continent is pretty diverse with snow-capped mountains, large deserts, tropical and temperate forests. The nearby countries include Indonesia, East Timor, Papua and New Zealand.

Major parts of Australia are arid or semi-arid. The Mainland consists of deserts with low rainfall and high temperature. South-east and south-west parts have a temperate climate and somewhat fertile soil. The northern part of the continent has a tropical climate, part of which is tropical rainforests and the other part deserts.

Australia is ranked as the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, apart from the USand the UK. Many international students prefer Australia due to its cultural diversity, friendly people, great quality of education and unmatched job opportunities

When people think of Australia, they think of kangaroos, koalas, clean air and water. Australia has so much to offer. Most of the international students across the globe are choosing to study in Australia because of its friendly, quality-driven, excellent education system, and of course high standard of living.

It is recommended that students aspiring to study abroad take a deep dive into the entire journey, from the preparation, the courses and the admission process, to the paperwork and the visas.

Here you’ll find out more about top universities, top courses and reasons to study in Australia.

Why study in Australia?

  • Excellent quality of education
  • Technologically advanced
  • Great work opportunities
  • Globally recognised courses
  • Diverse society
  • Student friendly campuses
  • Possibility of more scholarships
  • Simpler student visa formalities
  • Land of natural beauty
  • Politically stable

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Top Courses in Australia

    Top Courses in Australia Price Range
    Business Management 20000-60000
    Architecture 15000-60000
    IT 25000–40000
    Accounting and Finance


    Engineering 35000-41000
    Health Management 25000- 35000

Australia : Industry and Economic Outlook

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


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Australia FAQ

As an international student, you are liable to pay complete tuition fees for your selected course in Australia. For an undergraduate bachelor degree, the range can be between A$17,000 and A$37,000. and for a masters degree, the range can be between A$20,000 and A$40,000, while for a doctoral degree, the range can be anywhere between A$14,000 and A$40,000.

Australia is known for having a great reputation for higher education across the globe . It has one of the world’s largest percentage of higher education qualified students. Not only this, Australia also has very high literacy and education rates. It offers a world class education system with high quality of education at fair tuition fees.

In Australia, there are 37 government funded universities and 2 private universities. There are also a number of other specialist institutions. In 2019, 25 Australian institutions were a part of QS World University Rankings top 500, out of which 7 of them are in the top 100 rankings. The highest ranked university in Australia is The Australian National University (ANU), which is placed at 24th, followed by the University of Melbourne, which is at 39th, and then the University of Sydney, which is at 42nd position.

Australia has been seen as one of the most welcoming countries with a diverse population. It is interesting to note that almost half of the population in Australia have either of the parents born overseas or they are born overseas . At present, there are more than 260 languages being spoken in Australia! It will be a great opportunity to study and live in a country with so much of diversity and opportunities

Around 300,000 international students come to Australia every year. That number has increased at a great pace in 2017 and 2018. The popularity of Australia as a study abroad destination has increased to a great extent among students across the globe.

Universities in Australia have a great reputation across the glove. The Australian education system is known for its quality and opportunities. It's worthy to note that 7 Australian universities also feature among the top 100 universities in QS and THE rankings. In addition to this, more than 30 Australian universities feature in the top 800 of the world university rankings.

To get great post study work opportunities, below are some courses to be considered:

  • Finance and Accountancy
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Engineering

  • Earth Sciences and Related Fields
  • Computer Science & Information Technology (IT)

Australia is the world's most expensive destination for international students due to its high fees and high cost of living. International students spend more than $43,000 a year on an average to study at the Australian universities. Followed by the US with an average yearly cost of US$35,700 a year, and then the UK at £19,600. About a third of the total international students in the world, study in these 3 countries.

Australian universities fees are almost similar to the fees in the US but the cost of living makes a big difference. A yearly average in Australia is more than $14,400.

Despite Australia having a geographical advantage in attracting students from the Asia-Pacific region, the high cost of living was one of the major factors for foreign students while considering their study dream abroad. Keeping the same in mind, governments and education providers needed to take some action to increase the flow of students, given that there are various other expenses that the international students have to take care of in a foreign land, like travel cost, accommodation cost,. visa formalities, travel and health insurance, food , books etc. The education providers were asked to take action to address these concerns, which could include providing concessions and subsidies to the students.

There is a wide variety of programs in Australia which allows international students to study in Australia for free. However, certain types of fees, like the visa fees, may not be included in the student scholarship. There are Some of popular scholarships and awards programs mentioned below :

The Australian Awards: These are Australian Government funded scholarships which aim at promoting links and developing ties with the partnering countries by means of education for the mutual benefit and development. These Awards are available to students in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and usually requires the recipient students to go back to their home country for 2 years once they are done with their studies in Australia and use the knowledge, skills and competencies gained during their study time in Australia to contribute to the development of their home country.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships: This scholarship programme encourages brilliant students to be a part in developing Australia’s research effort. This scholarship is available to the students across the world, except for New Zealand and is available for 2-3years. There are close to 330 IPRS scholarships available every year.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships: These are government funded scholarships and fellowships which are available to the students from Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. These scholarships are merit-based and give applicants a chance to pursue studies and research while they are in Australia. There are almost 500 Endeavour scholarships available every year. The Scholarship and fellowship application dates across the universities change every year.

Australia is known for having a great reputation for higher education all across the globe . It has one of the world’s largest percentages of higher education qualified students with a very high literacy and education rates. It offers a world class education system with high quality of education at fair tuition fees.

There is no age limit to apply for a student visa in Australia. You can apply for Student Visa Subclass 500 before you turn 50 years of age. With it you can spend upto 5 years living and studying in Australia. You can work in Australia for almost 20 hours per week. If you want to migrate to Australia on a student visa, you need to check the student requirements for Visa Subclass 500. Shared below are the references-

  • First requirement will be getting a Confirmation of Enrollment(COE)
  • Enrollment in the Overseas Student Health Cover Insurance is a must.
  • An adequate score of English Proficiency Test is a must.
  • You will have to qualify the Genuine Temporary Entrant(GTE) criteria.
  • If the above necessities are fulfilled for the visa and required documents are submitted then there is hardly any chance of the refusal.

It usually depends on the kind of qualification you have, to determine your post study stay in Australia, which can be anywhere between 18 months to 4 years after graduation. A student first needs a Graduate Skilled Temporary (subclass 485) visa. You have to be under 50 years of age to qualify for this visa, competent in English (an IELTS score of 6) or should be from an English-speaking country.

There is also the Skilled-recognised graduate visa (subclass 476). This visa allows engineering graduates to gain 18 months of work experience in Australia. The students should be under 31 years of age.

Also, there are 2 types of Temporary Graduate Visa:

1. Post-Study Work Stream visa

If you have graduated from an Australian education institution within the past 6 months, then this visa will allow you and your family to stay, study, work and travel in Australia for a period of 2-4 years. Students having a bachelor degree can stay for 2 years. Students having a master's degree can stay for 2-3 years. And the students having a doctorate can stay for almost 4 years.

If the qualification is below that of a bachelor degree, like certifications or graduate diplomas, you will not qualify for this type of visa. If you applied for your first student visa before November 5, 2011, then also you are not eligible for this type of visa.

2. Graduate Work Stream Visa

If you have graduated from an Australian education institution within the past 6 months, then this visa will allow you and your family to stay, study, work and travel in Australia for a period of 18 months. This visa is different from a Post-Study Work Stream visa owing to the fact that you are eligible for this type of visa even if your qualification is lower than that of a bachelor's degree. You are also eligible for this visa if you applied for your first ever student visa after November 5, 2011.

People who are not residents of Australia have always been attracted to looking for work here. This might be mainly due to certain factors like the good lifestyle, the compensation packages and obviously the amazing weather. Australia as a nation has always kept a clear and fair policy on immigration and has always encouraged workers from other countries. Usually everyone in there feels warmly accepted into the country and its people.

The Occupations In Demandin Australia in 2019-2020 are as follows :

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Software and IT professionals
  • Trades and Construction workers
  • Teachers
  • White Collar Management/Professionals
  • Automotive and Engineering Workers
  • Farmers
  • Mechanical/Automobile Engineers

The top 10 highest paying jobs in Australia are as follows:

1. Surgeons

Almost 4,000 Australians work as Surgeons with an average taxable income of $394,000 per year.

2. Internal Medicine Specialists

There are over 8,500 employees working in this field and they earn almost $300,000 per year.

3. Anesthetists

There are almost 3,000 anesthetists in Australia with an average taxable income of $367,000 per year.

4. Financial Dealers

Nearly 4,500 people in Australia work as financial dealers with an average taxable income of $261,000 per year.

5. Psychiatrists

There are nearly 30000 psychiatrists in Australia with an average taxable income of $216,000 per year.

6. Medical Practitioners

There are close to 30,000 Australians in this profession and they earn an average of $204,000 per year.

7. Judicial/Legal Professionals

This profession employs over 3,500 in Australia, and they earn an average taxable income of $195,000 per year..

8. CEO and Managing Directors

There are over 175,000 workers in the executive management sector, who earn an average income of around $160,000 per year.

9. Engineering Managers

Australia has over 25,000 engineering managers who earn an average taxable income of approximately $147,000 per year.

10. Mining Engineers

There are roughly over 8,000 mining engineers in Australia, who make a taxable wage of approximately $167,000 per year.

In Australia, It is an Immigration policy that while the international students are attending school, their school-age dependents can attend school too. However the student himself is responsible for arranging the education facilities for the school-age dependent.

Almost all the student visas allow a student to bring their family members to Australia as dependents.

Usually family members as the dependents would include your spouse and children. You will have to give proof of your ability to support your dependents financially, before bringing them to Australia, since the average cost of living is high and supporting your family financially can be challenging. There will be many ongoing new expenses to take care of while you are studying in Australia. It is best to have a candid discussion with your family beforehand.

An international student would need approximately AU$20,000 per year for living expenses. These expenses are in addition to the university tuition fees and would usually include costs like, food, books, accommodation, commutation and certain other things a student will need while staying abroad . It is a given that Living expenses will differ based on your lifestyle and other circumstances, which will include the kind of accommodation you choose, the locality you live in and the number of people you are willing to share your accommodation with.

Whether whatever you are earning is enough or not, largely depends on your financial commitments , the lifestyle you have and the location of the place you want to live in.

$100,000/year is above an average salary and if you’re frugal enough, on $100,000/year, you should be able to live a good life and save some money too.

Usually if you consider living in desirable locations of cities like Melbourne and Sydney, most of your income will be consumed in the house rents. It will be a bit hard but not impossible to find places that will allow you to have a good lifestyle without burning a hole in your pocket and hence be able to make some savings too, since rent is one of the major expenses for a student living in Australia.

The property market in Australia is very buoyant. Usually in some areas of Sydney, a one bedroom apartment can be between an average of $400-$800 per week.

Depending on your preferences and tastes, eating out can vary from affordable to expensive.

There are some other expenses too on which your money depends, like buying cars, going for international vacations, buying luxury items and so on.

So it majorly depends on the choices you make for yourself

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