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Visa Fee
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INR 27000
Living Cost
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INR 9 - 10 Lakhs
Part-Time Jobs
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20 Hrs/Week
Work Permit
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1.5 - 3 Years


One of the most prominent educational hubs, Australia has several of the prime universities with 1 amongst the top 20 in the QS Rankings.

No. of Indian students

Australia has become the 2nd highest preferred higher studies destination for Indians, taking away 11% of the study-abroad aspirants.



With a booming service sector and the 12th highest GDP, Australia provides innumerable growth opportunities.

Cost of Living

The flamboyant lifestyle and world class facilities available Down Under attract a high cost relatively, making it a minimum of 20,000 per year.


Being the 3rd cleanest country in the world & 9th on the rule of law index, Australia ensures a safe and sanitary environment.

English language courses

Australia offers a range of English courses to suit a range of study needs.General English, English foracademic purposes, English for special purposes, Examination purposes, English for teaching.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Australia’s VET sector is based on a partnership between governmentsand industry. VET qualifications are provided by government institutions, called Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions, as well as private institutions. Australian governments (federal and state) provide funding, develop policies, and contribute to regulation and quality assurance of the sector.

Foundation courses

Foundation courses help international students to gain entry to undergraduate study at Australian universities. Some promise a place at university if you are successful in completing the course.

Higher education — Undergraduate

Australia is a popular destination with students wishing to completetheir higher education overseas. Many students choose Australia as their destination for university study, and Australia is fast becoming one of the most popular study destinations.

Higher education — Postgraduate

Australia has built a strong reputation for excellence and quality across its higher education and training programs.


Business and management students in Australia learn in an environmentuniquely placed between eastern and western cultures and economies.

Quality of Education & Curriculum


Australia is currently the 3rd most popular destination for international students in the world. Australian universities are outstanding for the high quality of their teaching and research.

A student’s education qualifications, after graduating are recognized by international employers and education institutions around the world because of Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

The Australian higher education system is governmentally regulated,the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, which sets out the legal structureoverseeing delivery of education to international students.

Students who study in Australia but choose professions somewhere else find it easier to look for employment after taking graduation

Global Recognition

Because of the AQF (Australian Qualification Framework), overseas governments find it easier to recognize qualification. AQF stands for world class education, and is known by the international employers

Visit the AQF website for more information.

Education Quality Assurance

For more than 25 years Australia has driven the world in setting up frameworks and procedures to guarantee thatinternational students receive the high quality education they expect. These measures include:

Cost of Living


Australia’s standard of living is amongst the highest in the world.

Australia also hasthe world’s 3rdhighest concentration of international students; International enrolments in australia’s higher education are 20%, compared to the global average of 7%.

Despite having a higher cost of living, Australia continues to remain a highly appealing choice – due to its multicultural environment, high standard of living, leading universities, outstanding healthcare and more.

Living accommodations

The cost of living accommodations in Australia varies according to the region in which you are living.

Usually, the rural areas of Australia, like those in the western and northern Australian states, have lower accommodation costs while more urbanized areas, like those in the ACT and around Sydney, have higher rates.

Average Costs are:
  • • Hostels and Guesthouses - $90 to $150 per week
  • • Shared Rental - $85 to $215 per week
  • • On campus - $90 to $280 per week
  • • Homestay - $235 to $325 per week
  • • Rental - $165 to $440 per week
  • • Hostels and Guesthouses - $90 to $150 per week
  • • Boarding schools - $11,000 to $22,000 a year


The cost of your amenities will vary depending on location and what you have. It will also depend onwhat is included in your rent. Here are some averages:

  • • Groceries and eating out - $90 to $150 per week
  • • Gas, electricity - $85 to $215 per week
  • • Phone and Internet - $90 to $280 per week
  • • Public transport - $235 to $325 per week
  • • Car (after purchase) - $165 to $440 per week
  • • Hostels and Guesthouses - $90 to $150 per week
  • • Entertainment - $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Minimum cost of living

To receive a student visa for Australia, The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet.

This is because the Government needs to ensure that the you have enough money to pay for your course fee, travel and living costs for you and your accompanying family.

From 1 July 2016 the 12 month living cost is: $19,830 (INR 9,46,500 ~)

Cost of Education


The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.

  • • English Language Courses :$300/week.
  • • Vocational training or education :$4,000 to $22,000
  • • Undergraduate Bachelor Degrees :$15,000 to $33,000 a year
  • • Postgraduate Master’s Degree :$20,000 to $37,000 per year a year
  • • Doctoral Degrees :$14,000 to $37,000

Pursuing your degree in a private college costs higher.Public Institution degrees generally cost less.

Source : Australian Government Website

Universities with relatively lower tuition :

  • • University of Wollongong: average tuition fees 16,000 AUD/year
  • • University of New England: average tuition fees 18,000 AUD/year

Tuition fees at top-ranked universities:

Financial Aid



$ 2,00,000,000 annual government investment made on international scholarships Australian Universities provide wide range of scholarships to International worthy students which help them to support their studies financially.

Scholarships are generally on the basis of the student’s academic records.Scholarship covers college tuition fees and might cover the living expenses and travel.

Australian Government Scholarships

General criteria of university scholarships:

  • • High Academic Scores
  • • Extracurricular activities
  • • Volunteer work
  • • Engineering programs
    • • Min. Requirement- 60%-70% in 12th
    • • Amount- AUD 2000 to AUD 10,000
  • • Business programs:
    • • Min. Requirement- 60%-70% in 12th
    • • Amount- AUD 2000 up to 50%

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for a Scholarship?

Eligibility relies on upon the scholarship. There is no broad general guideline on whether you are eligible for a scholarship. All scholarships vary in their qualification requirements, Some Scholarships require a certain TOEFL score, some ask that you are from a certain country, some require for a minimum GPA.

How do I apply for a Scholarship?

Likewise with eligibility, there is not set rule on how to apply for scholarships. Some ask for a written essay of work while some just require you to complete an application form. If you find a scholarship that you think you may be qualified for, contact the award administrator of that award.


Work While You Study

Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks during semester and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break, but before you undertake any paid work you need to make sure your visa allows you to work. If an international student works more than the Australian restrictions allow, his or her visa may be cancelled.

After your studies

An F-1 student is allowed to work on-campus up to 20 hours per week). Once you get your F-1 visa and arrive in the USA you can begin working at a maximum 30 days before the commencement of your classes. In order to work on-campus part time, your Designated School Official (DSO) has to certify and approve the job.

Work off campus

An Australian higher education qualification is well known around the world.

If you have completed a bachelor, master or PhD degree, you may be eligible for the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa. This may enable you to stay in Australia following your studies to gain practical experience working in your field.

More information is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Typical jobs held by international students include

  • • Vegetable, Fruit Packing
  • • Shop assistant
  • • Department store staff
  • • Bartender
  • • Cook
  • • Waiter
  • • Cleaner
  • • Gardener
  • • Clerical assistant
  • • Babysitter
  • • Tutor
  • • Staff in fast food chain
  • • Supermarket staff
  • • Cinema staff
  • • Translators

Finding a Job

  • Australian Job Search
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  • CareerOne
  • My Career
  • • Local newspaper can be used to find part-time jobs that may not be listed on traditional job sites.
  • • Job notice-boards on campus and online are provided by some institutions.
  • • Some Recruitment firms people in finding casual or short-term work.

After Graduation

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection's Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows international students to remain in Australia for up to 18 months after they complete their studies to travel, gain work experience or improve their English language skills.

This is a good option for students who wish to extend their stay for quite some time and work towards achieving permanent residency.

Multicultural Environment


Australia is ranked No. 1 on safety, enthralling natural beauty, friendliness and helpful citizens.

Australia is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world,people from about 200 countries have relocated to Australia with extensive number of international students. Total Indian student enrolmentsin 2016 was 51809 compared to 46007 at the same time in 2015.

You get to interact with students from all over the world and enjoy many of the comforts of home — from restaurants and grocers to film festivals and food fairs.

Source Student Guidelines


During the years 2013-2016, the number of Indian students coming to Australia to study grew exponentially.

  • • India continues to be the second-largest source country for international student enrolments in Australia.
  • • Total Indian student enrolments as at YTD March 2016 for all sectors was 51809 compared to 46007 at the same time in 2015
  • • Higher Ed. is the largest sector for Indian students with 32336 enrolments, followed by VET with 16944, ELICOS with 2159, other (Non-Award Courses) with 193 and Schools with 177 as per 2016 records.


In spite of the fact that Australia is a predominately Christian nation, there is no official state religion.

People in Australia are free to practice any religion they choose, as long as they are not infringing upon the law.

Most colleges and groups in Australia have facilities and places of worship for all types of faith.


Australia has no official language, but the majority of the population speaks English as a first language.

Since people from about 200 countries around the world have migrated to Australia, other languages such as Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, and Greek are spoken in Australia.

Health Care in Australia


Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection requires overseas students to maintain OSHC for the duration of time they are in Australia.

It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines).

For further information please visit the Department of Immigration & Border Protection website

Australia is generally a very safe place to live and study. The 2011 OECD Better Life Index(opens in a new window) rated Australia 9.3 out of 10 for safety, one of the highest ratings awarded to any country.

What is OSHC?

OSHC is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay limited benefits for pharmaceuticals and ambulance services.

Who has to take out OSHC?

People who must take out OSHC are overseas students undertaking formal studies in Australia and their dependents (for example, spouses and children under 18 years old).

For the purposes of OSHC, 'overseas student' means:

  • • a person who is the holder of a student visa
  • • a person who
    • • is an applicant for a student visa; and
    • • is the holder of a bridging visa; and
    • • was immediately before being granted the bridging visa, the holder of a student visa.
Australian Government Health Care

Private health insurance

Along with your OSHC you might want to consider purchasing private health insurance to cover items that your OSHC does not cover.

Benefits, membership costs and eligibility can vary greatly between funds and insurance policies, so when buying health insurance take care to ensure the cover you select is suitable for your needs

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Explore Australia


Growing Destination

It is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the world, with seven cities ranked among the top 75 in the QS Best Student Cities 2016.

Many international students choose to study there because of the multicultural environment, friendly natives, and high quality of education.

Beautiful Country, Plenty to see and do

Australia hosts a number of World Heritage sites, such as Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory.



Sydney is the most populated city in Australia and has a rich multicultural environment. The More than 50,000 international students come to Sydney each year and it is considered one of the best student cities in the world.

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and has a population of around 4.5 million inhabitants.

Known as the Harbour City, Sydney hosts one of the most iconic buildings on the planet, the Sydney Opera House.

Top Universities in Sydney
  • • Macquarie University
  • • University of Sydney


Melbourne is rated as Australia’s top city for students & known as the cultural capital of Australia. 7 universities in melbourne feature in the international rankings. There are an estimated 270,000 university students in Melbourne. More than a third (91,000) are international students.

Unique attractions include the Eureka Tower, where you can have splendid views of the city from the 297th floor, the penguins at Port Phillip Bay, or the piers of the Mornington Peninsula where you can swim with seahorses.

Top Universities in Melbourne
  • • Monash University
  • • University of Melbourne


Around 50,000 international students study in Brisbane each year, Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia

Four Universities in Brisbane are present in the QS world universities rankings, It is also one of Australia’s most affordable places to study.

Be a part of the annual Buddha Birth Day festival, considered to be the world's largest, fly over the city in a hot air balloon, and explore Brisbane's Moreton Bay and Islands.

Top Universities in Brisbane
  • • James Cook University
  • • University of Queensland


Perth is popular due to its nice and warm climate, lovely beaches and the multicultural environment that it offers.

Three universities from Perth are in the QS world university rankings (with University of Western Australia as the highest rank) .In Perth, student life is more concentrated around campus activities, since universities are placed at a significant distance from the city centre.

Scitech Discovery Centre in West Perth – an interactive science museum, Kings Park - one of the world's largest inner-city parks, Cottlesloe Beach and the Pinnacles– a desert landscape featuring weathered rock spires.

Top Universities in Perth
  • • University of Western Australia


It is home to the Australian War Memorial, Black Mountain Tower and the National Library of Australia. Other notable buildings include the National Gallery and the Parliament House.

Top Universities in Canberra
  • • The Australian National University
  • • University of Canberra
  • • Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

Facts about ADELAIDE

As it covers a large and diverse student population, Adelaide is one of Australia’s greatest places to study abroad if you want to combine outstanding study opportunities with plenty of sporting activities, like hiking, cycling, trekking and climbing.

Adelaide blends an energetic urban life and picturesque natural surroundings and you can have fun at so many of the local festivals that are held here, like Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Festival of Ideas or Adelaide Writers' Week

Barossa Valley – the best wine region in Australia, Kangaroo Island or swim with the dolphins in the Glenelg area.

Top Universities in Adelaide
  • • University of Adelaide
  • • University of South Australia

Permanent Residence


Express Entry

  • • This is basically a point based program and you get points for your age, qualification, experience, and English language test (i.e. IELTS).
  • • You need to score minimum 60 points for getting permanent residential visa.
  • • This visa allows you to permanently settle in Australia, work with anybody and anywhere in Australia. Even you can study or do business there.

*Please remember you must score at least 6 band score in each of the abilities of your IELTS exam.


  • • There is a step in the process called EOI (Expression Of Interest). Australia will be making an online database of all those persons who want to apply for visa.
  • • We need to submit our information like our skills assessment, our IELTS score, our spouse or other important details in that database.
  • • Australian Govt. will be studying our detailed information as per the occupation and also of other applicants who want to apply for visa.
  • • Normally after every month Aust. Govt. will invite the toppers from each occupation which Australia needs for applying for visa.
  • • Those who have not been selected for first round can hope to get selected for the next round.
  • • IELTS Score validity is now for 3 years, earlier it was only for 2 years.

Points System

If you satisfy and get a score of 60+ in the Expression of Interest submission stage and have your occupation listed in SOL(Independent Category) or CSOL(State Sponsored category), your application would get through.

At the time of you receiving your invitation to apply for you PR visa, you must have

  • • nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • • obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • • not yet turned 50 years of age
  • • achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test
  • • at least competent English

For further reference about points table go to the link.

Permanent Residency for International Students

While most international students are permitted to come to Australia to study, General Skilled Migration (GSM) is a completely different (and more complicated) process. It is run by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and is driven by the labour market needs of Australia.

GSM approval is dependent on your score in the Points Test, which grants points according to your skills and experience. The fact that you have studied in Australia does not guarantee approval for GSM, but there are a few other ways that you can increase your chances and boost your score in the Points Test.

This article contains information for those applying for the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189).

Minimum requirements for international students applying for GSM

  • • You need to have met the Australian Study Requirement. This means you must obtain an Australian qualification in Australia (excluding online or distance study) as a result of at least two years of study (this can be made up by studying multiple courses).
  • • You need to be aged between 18 and 49.
  • • You need to have a minimum IELTS score of 6 (or equivalent in another specified test of English language ability).
  • • You need to nominate and hold a skilled assessment for an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List. Migration is dependent on Australia’s employment needs, so completing study in an area that leads to a high-demand field of employment listed
  • • On DIBP’s Skilled Occupation List (SOL) — such as health, education, trades or built environment — is essential. Applicants who have been nominated by a state or territory government must nominate an occupation from the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL).
  • • Review the list to see if your area of study appears and to check the details of approved skill assessors. More information can be found on the Skilled Occupation Lists page of the DIBP website.

Improving your chances of being approved for the GSM program

  • Consider your age: Your age can greatly affect your score in the points test — those aged between 25 and 32 are awarded 30 points, for example, while those aged between 45 and 49 are eligible for none.
  • Gain meaningful employment: The more years of employment experience you have in the occupation you nominate on the SOL, the more points you will be awarded. Consider gaining some meaningful employment in addition to your study or applying for the Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows international students to remain in Australia for up to 18 months . As little as one year of work experience in Australia can grant you five additional points.Previous employment overseas may also attract points.
  • Complete a Professional Year: A Professional Year Program is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience. Those who complete a Professional Year gain valuable Australian workplace experience and are eligible to receive five extra points. Professional Year courses run for 12 months and are currently available in the fields of computer science, accounting and engineering.
  • Stay in Australia after completing your degree: You can gain more time to develop your English language skills and employment experience in Australia after completing your studies by applying for an 18-month Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) . This will give you an opportunity to boost your score in the Points Test.
  • Climb the qualifications ladder: It might be worth building on your skills and knowledge by progressing to a more advanced qualification — moving on from a diploma to complete a bachelor degree, for example. Diplomas and trade qualifications attract 10 points on the Points Test, while bachelor degrees attract 15 and doctorates attract 20.
  • Develop your English language skills: Applicants deemed as having English language abilities that are ‘Proficient’ (IELTS 7 or equivalent) or ‘Superior’ (IELTS 8) attract more points — 10 points and 20 points respectively.
  • Study in a regional area: Those who have completed their Australian Study Requirement of two years in a regional area are eligible for an additional five points. Those who have lived in a specified regional area for at least two years and have worked full time in that area for a total period of 12 months in a specified regional area of Australia are eligible for a different visa type — the Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887).

Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection's Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows international students to remain in Australia for up to 18 months after they complete their studies to travel, gain work experience or improve their English language skills

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Allows skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government, to live in Australia permanently.

  • • You Must have a relevant skill
  • • You Must pass a points test
  • • You Must be invited by us to apply
  • • You must be under 50 years of age at time of invitation.

For detailed information about the various Visa’s and programs that you can apply, visit the DIBP Website.

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