Study in Australia

Australia is a country in the southern hemisphere, 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. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 14th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income.

Capital
Canberra

Population
26 Mn

Language
English

International Students
420501

GDP
$1.37 Trillion

Dialing Code
+61

Currency
Australian Dollar

Universities
140

Temperature
0 to 31 °C

Why study in Australia?

As compared to the USA and the UK, the cost of living in Australia is much lower and much affordable. In addition to this the current Australian immigration laws allow international students to work part-time up to a certain number of hours per week with a good pay, which makes it a preferred choice over USA and UK

Statistics

A total of 420501 international students enrolled in 140 higher education institutions in Australia across various courses. The major highlights are shown below

  • China
    46%
  • India
    22%
  • Nepal
    8%
  • Vietnam
    5%
  • Malaysia
    4%
  • Pakistan
    3%
  • Indonesia
    3%
  • Sri Lanka
    3%
  • Hong Kong S.A.R.
    3%
  • United States
    3%

Ownership

Public (38%)
53 Universities
Private (62%)
87 Universities
For the year 2018-19

Study Level

PG (49%)
204220 Students
UG (51%)
216281 Students
For the year 2018-19
Popular Fields of Study in Australia

Arts and Humanities

Social Sciences

Law and Legal Studies

Engineering and Technology

Architecture

Design

Medicine and Life Sciences

Natural Sciences

International Students' Fields of Study

Total International Students - 420501

Business & Management Studies (44%)

Mathematics and Computer Science (14%)

Engineering and Technology (11%)

Medicine and Life Sciences (8%)

Social Sciences (7%)

Natural Sciences (5%)

Visual Arts & Design (4%)

Arts and Humanities (2%)

Education (2%)

Agriculture & Forestry (1%)

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Admission Season and Timeline

Application Start Dates
Submission of Application
Admission Results
Apply for Visa
Academic Session Begins
Application Start Dates Application process starts typically in the months of August and September. For few courses the applications may start even in October
Submission of Application Application window closes in October-November. For few universities it may go into first week of December too.
Admission Results Universities start replying to applications during December and January. One should start preparing for financial aid and scholarships during this time itself.
Apply for Visa January and February will be the months for the VISA process and other departure preparations
Academic Session Begins The academic session begins typically in February-March

Post Admission Experience

Visa Options
Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485
Cost - $1650

Type- Work

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated in Australia. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily.

Weather
oC / oF
MinMax
MinMax
Canberra
4o16o
Melbourne
9o18o
Sydney
11o21o
Adelaide
10o18o
Brisbane
14o24o
Perth
11o20o
Gold Coast
12o24o
Cost Of Living

Low

High

Monthly Living Expenses
Rent

$491 - $1717

Food

$517 - $713

Transport

$45 - $312

Miscellaneous

$90 - $182

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FAQs

Tuition fees for an undergraduate bachelor degree, range 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.
A 20- 30 years old foreign national with some previous work experience, living & studying in Australia on a student visa - you can work maximum 20 hours per week. Average income is 20 - 30 dollars per hour.
Permanent Residency is a point-based system where the applicant needs to score 60 points based on age, qualification, experience, and language. It is not that difficult to get Permanent Residency after working in Australia for at least 2 years on work permit when you have done everything legally.
You can get a scholarship to learn new skills you can apply to help develop your home country. This is part of the Australia Awards Scholarships program. You can do an undergraduate or postgraduate study. You can also study at selected Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions
Biomedical Engineering, Core Engineering, Earth Sciences, Computer Science & Information Technology, Psychology,Tourism & Hospitality Management, Business Management and Medicine are some of the courses with relatively higher chances of a psot-study work permit in Australia
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