Study in Australia – Colleges, Courses, Eligibility, Cost & Visa Details

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Study in Australia: Course Search and Cost, Visa and Study Advice


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Australian universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. Australia is a place where your quality of education is guaranteed. One shall have the opportunity to step outside the classroom and practice ones skills in real and simulated workplaces. This will give him/her a genuine advantage over other graduates. 

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act protects the rights of international students living in Australia on a student visa. It also has a strong focus on tuition and financial assurance for international students. 

A student hotline (1300 363 079) has been set up through which students can raise concerns anonymously. Concerns will be collated and published on so all students can benefit from the information.


University City, State
Australian Catholic University Sydney, New South Wales
Australian National University Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Bond University Gold Coast, Queensland
Carnegie Mellon University Australia Adelaide, South Australia
Central Queensland University  Rockhampton, Queensland
Charles Darwin University Darwin, Northern Territory
Charles Sturt University  Bathurst, New South Wales
Curtin University of Technology Perth, Western Australia
Deakin University Melbourne, Victoria
Edith Cowan University Perth, Western Australia
Federation University of Australia Ballarat, Victoria
Flinders University Adelaide, South Australia
Griffith University Brisbane, Queensland
James Cook University Townsville, Queensland
La Trobe University Melbourne, Victoria
Macquarie University Sydney, New South Wales
Monash University Melbourne, Victoria
Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia
Torrens University Australia Adelaide, South Australia
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Queensland
RMIT University Melbourne, Victoria
Southern Cross University Lismore, New South Wales
Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Victoria
University College of London Adelaide, South Australia
University of Adelaide Adelaide, South Australia
University of Canberra Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
University of Divinity Melbourne, Victoria
University of Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria
University of New England Armidale, New South Wales
University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales
University of Newcastle New Castle, New South Wales
University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle, Western Australia
University of Queensland Brisbane, Queensland
University of South Australia Adelaide, South Australia
University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, Queensland
University of Sydney Sydney, New South Wales
University of Tasmania Hobart, Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales
University of the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore, Queensland
University of Western Australia Perth, Western Australia
University of Western Sydney Sydney, New South Wales
University of Wollongong Wollongong, New South Wales
Victoria University Melbourne, Victoria


Study In Australia: FAQs


What is the application process for Australia?

The documents required for visa application are given below:

  • Completed Student Application form.
  • Completed Supplementary Questionnaire for students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Official letter of acceptance from Canadian university, college or Technical Institute.
  • Certificate of Acceptance from the province of Quebec (Only if you plan to study in province of Quebec)
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores if applicable
  • Passport, valid for at least one year from the planned date of entry to Australia, plus valid passports of any accompanying dependants.
  • Bank Draft for the applicable visa processing fees


What are the Visa application requirements?

Australian Embassy has given very clear visa guidelines. Along with submission of forms, funds have to be shown to the embassy which cover a student (and dependants in case spouse or children are accompanying) for studies, living and travel cost. 
The funds to be shown can be calculated as below:


ExpensesPer PersonAmount Required in AUD
TutionApplicantCourse Fees as per the university
Children aged 5-18 yearsAUD 8000 per year
LivingApplicantAUD 18,000 per year
PartnerAUD 6,300 per year
First ChildAUD 3,600 per year
Each other childAUD 2,700 per year
TravelApplicantAUD 2000
Family membersOne return airfare to Australia per person

For Calculations: 1 AUD = INR 41

Duration of the years for which funds have to be calculated and who can sponsor depends on the kind of program the student is going for.


What are the housing options available? 

There are different accommodation options that can be taken by a student. Majority of students prefer living with friends in shared accommodation where they are able to share costs on rent, power, food etc. The other options available are:

  • Homestay: AUD 100- AUD 300 per week
  • Shared Accommodation: AUD 100 – AUD 400 per week
  • Campus Accommodation: AUD 100 – AUD 275 per week


How much does Australian education cost?

The cost can be categorized on the basis of level of programs:

  • Diploma Programs : AUD 8,000 – AUD 15,000 per year
  • Bachelor’s Degrees: AUD 9,000 –AUD 24,000 per year
  • Master’s Degrees   : AUD 9,000 – AUD 25,000 per year


What are the living expenses in Australia?

On an average, an international student spends about 800 – 1000 AUD per month on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport & other costs. It is important to note that an individual’s cost may vary as per their location, course & lifestyle.


Can I work while I am studying?

An international student is allowed to work 20 hours per week once they commence their studies, during the session and during vacations they can work full time.


Scholarships programs in Australia

Some of the major scholarships programs available for international students are :

  • Ashok Khurana Scholarship for Indian Students
  • Australia BEL Excellence Scholarship
  • Bradman Foundation Scholarship
  • Curtin University Merit Scholarship for International Students in Australia
  • Dr Abdul Kalam International Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Edwin Munro Scholarship
  • IELTS Scholarship
  • Griffith University Australia UG Scholarships
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
  • Michael Kasprowicz Scholarship
  • NDTV Deakin Scholarships
  • Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarships
  • Rotary Peace Fellowships
  • TOEFL Scholarship
  • University of Queensland Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships
  • University of Queensland Australia Women MBA Scholarships
  • Harvard University MBA Scholarship
  • Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships in Australia
  • ANU – Study Canberra India Scholarship


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