Capital : Canberra
Area : 7,692,02 KM2 – 2,969,907 Mi2
National Language : English
Population : 2015 estimate 23,764,300 (51st)
Currency : Australian Dollar |AUD|
Largest City : Sydney
10 reasons to study in Australia
3rd Most Popular International Student Destination in the world despite having a population of only 23 million
8 out of 100 TOP Universities are Australian
It has 22000 provided by 1100 Institutions
9th in the world ahead of Germany, New Zealand and Japan.
Government spends a huge amount of money on international Scholarships.
Australian Universities feature in the top 50 ranked universities in the world in the following study areas:
2,500,000 International alumni of Australian institutions are making difference around the world.
Over 1000 million people around the world rely on the
Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million? This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, we’re making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.
Do you have a specific study area of interest? There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, and Physics.
Given this impressive education pedigree, it’s not surprising there are now more than 2.5 million former international students who have gone on to make a difference after studying in Australia. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. In fact, Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives, and the lives of others, better.
Education in Australia is primarily the responsibility of the states and territories. Each state or territory government provides funding and regulates the public and private schools within its governing area. The federal government helps fund the public universities, but was not involved in setting university curriculum. As of 2012, the Australian National Curriculum, under development and trial for several years, has already been adopted by some schools and will become mandatory soon. Generally, education in Australia follows the three-tier model which includes primary education (primary schools), followed by secondary education (secondary schools/high schools) and tertiary education (Universities, TAFE colleges and Vocation Education and Training providers/VET providers).
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 evaluation ranked the Australian education system as sixth for reading, eighth for science and thirteenth for mathematics, on a worldwide scale including 56 countries. The PISA 2009 evaluation ranked the Australian education system as sixth for reading, seventh for science and ninth for mathematics, an improvement relative to the 2006 rankings.
In 2012, education firm Pearson ranked Australian education as thirteenth in the world
The Education Index, published with the UN’s Human Development Index in 2008, based on data from 2006, lists Australia as 0.993, amongst the highest in the world, tied for first with Denmark and Finland.
Education in Australia is compulsory between the ages of five and fifteen to seventeen, depending on the state or territory, and date of birth. Post-compulsory education is regulated within the Australian Qualifications Framework, a unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training (TAFE) and the higher education sector (university).
The academic year in Australia varies between states and institutions, but generally runs from late January/early February until mid-December for primary and secondary schools, with slight variations in the inter-term holidays. and TAFE colleges, and from late February until mid-November for universities with seasonal holidays and breaks for each educational institute.
Undergraduate degrees are generally three years in Australia as compared to four years in U.S. and other countries
There are many One-year Masters’ degrees including MBA . Thus you can save on living costs and tuition fees.
Tuition Fee ( In Aus $ )
|Courses||Annual Tuition Fee|
|Bachelor degree – Non lab based courses
(programmes in arts, business, economics and law)
|A $ 14,000 – $ 35,000|
|Laboratory based – Bachelor degree courses
(science & engineering programmes)
|A $ 14,000 – $ 35,000|
|Courses||Annual Tuition Fee|
|A $ 15,000 – $ 36,000|
|Masters degree courses
Doctoral degree programmes
|A $ 15,000 – $ 36,000|
Length of MBA program varies considerably between institutions, depending on the mode of study, but ranges from approximately nine to 15 months full time. The fees in the table below are shown as the approximate annual cost of the full-time MBA program.
|Courses||Annual Tuition Fee|
|MBA||A $ 15,600 – $ 52,000|
Annual Living Expenses in Australia – Approx. A $ 18,610 per year
10 most Popular Courses in Australia
Hospitality, Hotel Management
Life Sciences/ Medicine
Teaching (B. Ed)
This list reflects research undertaken by the Department of Employment in 2014. It shows only skilled occupations for which the research suggests there are shortages or recruitment difficulties. It is summary in nature
Child Care Centre Manager
Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
Technicians and Trades Workers
Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers
Construction Trades Workers
Food Trades Workers
Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers
|Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings||1 476.30||2.7|
|Full-time adult average weekly total earnings||1 539.40||2.7|
|All employees average weekly total earnings||1 128.90||1.3|
|Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings||1 477.00||2.8|
|Full-time adult average weekly total earnings||1 542.40||2.8|
|All employees average weekly total earnings||1 128.70|
Step 1 : Choose to Study in Australia
Step 2 : Decide on a course and an institution
Step 3 : Check entry requirements for course and visa
Step 4 : Apply for the course
Step 5 : Receive your letter of offer
Step 6 : Receive Confirmation of Enrolment
Step 7 : Apply for your Visa
Step 8 : Plan your travel
Notarised copies of Secondary and Higher Secondary- Mark Sheets as well as Certificates
Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets, Backlog Certificate and Degree
Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
Two academic references*
Two references from employers*
Passport sized photographs
Statement of Purpose (SOP)*
Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture Courses)*
Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
*Requirement of these documents is merely dependent on the programme requirements set by the university or College
|1||ONKAR HUNJAN||KHANNA||BACHLELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION||MEGA,UNIVERSITY OF CANBERA SYDNEY|
|2||NAVEEN TIWARI||KHAANA||MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING||CHARES STURT UNIVERSITY SYDNEY|
|3||RUPINDER KAUR||VILL-TUR MARI (JARG)||MASTER OF BUSINESS ADVANCED||QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY BRISBANE|
|4||MANPREET KAUR MANGAT||VILL-CHANDRA (DORAHA)||MBA||JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY CAIRNS|
|5||HARSHDEEP SHARMA||MANDI GOBINDGARH||B.COM||UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA Melbourne|
|6||SANDEEP KAUR||KHANNA||MBA||CHARES STURT UNIVERSITY Melbourne|
|7||MEHAK||NABHA||MASTER OF TEACHING||UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA ,ADELAIDE|
|8||HARINDERJEET KAUR MAAN||AMLOH||BECHOLARS OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT||CSU, SYDNEY|
|9||RAVINDER KAUR GILL||KHANNA||MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH||UNI. OF ADELAIDE, ADELAIDE|
|10||DAMANJEET SINGH AUJLA||VILL. RASULRA, SAMRALA||DIP. IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY||KANGAN INSTITUTE, Melbourne|
|11||PRABHPREET SINGH SANDHU||VILL. AJLOUD, SAMRALA||MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ( INTERNATIONAL)||EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY, PERTH|
|12||RANJEET SINGH||KHANNA||BACHLELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION||ZBA,VICTORIA UNIVERSITY Melbourne|
|13||GURJANT SINGH MANGAT||VILL-RAMPUR (DORAHA)||DIPLOMA OF WEB DESIGNING & BIT||UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND BRISBANE|
|14||HARPREET SINGH MANGAT||VPO-NIZAMPUR (PAYAL)||MASTER OF ACCOUNTING||SUNSHINE COST UNIVERSITY|
|15||YOGESH MITTAL||KHANNA||BACHLELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION||MEGA,UNIVERSITY OF CANBERA SYDNEY|
|16||JASPREET SINGH BHATTI||VILL-KAURI (KHANNA)||B.COM||UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA Melbourne|
|17||SAGAR VERMA||KHANNA||MBA||UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY|
|18||DEEPINDER SINGH||KHANNA||DIPLOMA IN IT, Bachelor of IT||OZ FORD & UNIVERSITY OF Canberra|
|19||AMRIT SINGH||VILL-RATTANPALON (KHANNA)||DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS , B.COM||OZ FORD & UNIVERSITY OF Canberra|
|20||JASKARN SINGH DHILLON||VILL-HARION KALAN (KHANNA)||MBA||ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE Melbourne|
|21||DEEPAK BOORA||MANDI GOBINDGARH||DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ,BBA||MEGA,UNIVERSITY OF CANBERA SYDNEY|
|22||AMANPREET KAUR GHUMAN||VILL-KOTALA ,(SAMRALA)||BACHELOR OF IT||JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY CAIRNS|
|23||RAJINDER KAUR MANGAT||VILL-CHANDRA (DORAHA)||MBA||JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY CAIRNS|
|24||JUDGPREET SINGH||VILL-BEGOWAL (PAYAL)||MBA||APIC|
|25||NAVSANGEET SINGH||VILL-GHUNGRALI SIKHAN, (SAMRALA)||BACHELOR OF IT||JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY CAIRNS|
|26||MANPREET KAUR||VPO-RURKI (JARG)||MASTERS OF IT||JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY CAIRNS|
|27||JASHANDEEP SINGH MANGAT||VILL-NIZAMPUR (PAYAL)||MASTER OF BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT||APIC , Melbourne|
|28||HARSH SHARMA||MANDI GOBINDGARH||BECHOLARS OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT||VICTORIA UNI, SYDNEY|
There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private organisations. You can use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship.
All applications and enquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider.
Here is information about some of the major scholarships programs available for international students:
Australia Awards : The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships : The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program focuses on improving the quality of Australian research. If you already have a graduate qualification, an IPRS scholarship lets you study in Australia with some of the best researchers in your field.
Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship : The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions. The fellowships aim to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Who can apply for a scholarship?
All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students. Many are available to students of all nationalities, however all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship and applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider. To find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organisation offering the scholarship.