Australia is one of the most popular study destinations for international students around the world and home to a number of prestigious educational institutions while boasting some of the world’s most liveable cities in Sydney and Melbourne where students can enjoy an affordable cost of living while they pursue their academic and professional goals.
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Why study in Australia?
When it comes to quality of life, quality education and promising opportunities for international students, Australia is always the perfect choice. This is why:
Australia is home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. More importantly, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency oversees Australia’s higher education system (TEQSA).
The quality of life in Australia ranks behind Norway as the best in the world. With advanced infrastructure, world-class healthcare, a diverse range of public transport, numerous student services and a relatively affordable cost of living, Australia is truly a home for international students.
- Opportunities after graduation
After graduation, many international students are able to extend their stay in Australia. The temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) allows you to remain in Australia to live, study or work after completing your studies.
Admission Requirements in Australia for International Students
Entry requirements vary depending on the degree and from university to university, although some basic requirements for international students are similar across universities and include:
Cost of Studying in Australia for International Students
The cost of studying in Australia varies based on the degree you are pursuing and the educational institution chosen. The average annual tuition fee at universities in Australia is between AU$8,000 and AU$35,000.
|Study program||Average annual tuition fees in AUD|
|Vocational education and training (diplomas)||$8,000 to $20,000 AUD|
|English language studies||$2,000 to $10,000 AUD|
|Bachelor’s degree||$25,000 to $35,000 AUD|
|master diploma||$25,000 to $37,000 AUD|
|Doctoral degree||$25,000 to $45,000 AUD|
Scholarships for International Students in Australia
Here are some of the most popular scholarships for international students to study in Australia:
Visa requirements for students in Australia
The type of visa you need in Australia is determined by the level of study, field of study and duration of the program you wish to enroll in. Regardless of your program of study, university of choice or tuition fees, you will need a student visa (subclass 500) as an international student.
To apply for a student visa to study in Australia you will usually need:
- A valid passport
- A visa application fee
- Passport size photos
- Proof of enrollment (your electronic eCOE enrollment confirmation)
- A statement from a true temporary participant (GTE).
- Health insurance data (OSHC)
- Financial proof that you can afford living expenses, tuition fees, return airfare, dependents expenses
If you are under 18 years old, you must provide additional documents, such as parental consent.