Study In Australia

Studying in Australia is a fantastic way to further your education and boost your career prospects. Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world and currently home to nearly 700,000 international students.

It has six of the world’s top 100 universities which enjoys one of the best higher education systems in the world. Seven of the best student cities in the world are in Australia. The Government has invested over A$300 million in scholarships for international students.

The Universities rank in the world’s top 50 in a huge range of study areas were over 2.5 million international alumni making a global difference. The universities have produced 15 Nobel laureates.

Associate Degree

  • Duration – Two years
  • Completed following – Year 12 or equivalent, Certificate III or Certificate IV
  • Details – The Associate Degree is a short-cycle Degree program that can help with career development if you’re already working and don’t have time to complete a full Bachelor Degree. It can be a pathway to a Bachelor Degree or prepare you for an Advanced Diploma in specialist industry training. An Associate Degree will be about the basics or foundations of your field. It will cover the broad theory and enable you to develop basic employment-related skills.

Bachelors Degree

  • Duration – Three to five years (depending on program)
  • Completed following – Year 12 or equivalent, Certificate III or Certificate IV
  • Details – A Bachelor Degree is the basic qualification for entry to a field. It will give you a systematic body of knowledge, the underlying principles and the problem-solving techniques you’ll need to work in the discipline. With deeper content than an Associate Degree, your Bachelor Degree will develop your skills and knowledge to the point where you can pursue postgraduate studies if you want to.

Bachelors Degree (Honours)

  • Duration – Four years
  • Completed following – Bachelor Degree
  • Details – If you do particularly well in your Bachelor Degree, your institution might grant entry to an additional year of study to enable you to graduate with honours.

Graduate Certificate

  • Duration – 6 months
  • Completed following – Bachelor Degree
  • Details – Your Graduate Certificate will broaden individual skills you already have from an undergraduate program, or develop your knowledge in a new area.

Graduate Diploma

  • Duration – One year
  • Completed following – Bachelor Degree
  • Details – A Graduate Diploma will apply a body of knowledge in a range of contexts for you to undertake professional or highly skilled work and as a pathway for further learning.

Masters Degree (Coursework)

  • Duration – 1 to 2 years
  • Completed following – Bachelor Degree (Honours) or Bachelor Degree
  • Details – A Masters Degree (coursework) involves traditional coursework that will develop your expertise in your field. A Masters Degree takes either one year after a Bachelor Degree with honours or two years after a Bachelor Degree.

Masters Degree (Research)

  • Duration – Typically 2 years
  • Completed following – Bachelor Degree (Honours) or Bachelor Degree
  • Details – A Masters Degree is a course of independent research that will further your position as an expert in your chosen field of study.

Doctoral Degree

  • Duration – Typically 3 to 4 years
  • Completed following – Masters Degree
  • Details – The highest award offered by Australian universities, the Doctoral Degree is a research program, although it can have some coursework. 
The list below gives you a broad indication of the range of course costs (yearly) for different types of qualifications.
  • School – $7,800 to $30,000
  • English language studies – Around $300 per week depending on course length
  • Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – $4,000 to $22,000
  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $20,000 to $45,000*
  • Postgraduate Masters Degree – $22,000 to $50,000*
  • Doctoral Degree – $18,000 to $42,000*
Note: This does not include the high cost of delivery courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.

Renting a Property
You can rent or ‘lease’ a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately. There are often rental and share house options posted on boards at your institution or share house websites. If you rent a property, you will need to pay a security deposit or ‘bond’ (which is usually four weeks’ rent), as well as rent in advance (also usually four weeks). Purpose-built student accommodation.

University-managed Accommodation
You can rent or ‘lease’ a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately. There are often rental and share house options posted on boards at your institution or share house websites. If you rent a property, you will need to pay a security deposit or ‘bond’ (which is usually four weeks’ rent), as well as rent in advance (also usually four weeks). Purpose-built student accommodation.

Residential Colleges
Accommodation and facilities for the exclusive use of students demonstrating priorities around quality pastoral programs, academic support, sporting, cultural and leadership development opportunities.

Homestay
Homestay involves living with a family in their home. This can be a good option for younger students because you’ll enjoy all the comforts of a home, get to spend time with the family and often have meals and cleaning provided. Families offering homestay accommodation are thoroughly screened to ensure they can provide a safe and suitable living environment.

Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation.

Accommodation

  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental – $95 to $215 per week
  • On-campus – $110 to $280 per week
  • Homestay – $235 to $325 per week
  • Rental – $185 to $440 per week
  • Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Other living expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $140 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $10 to $20 per week
  • Phone and Internet – $15 to $30 per week
  • Public transport – $30 to $60 per week
  • Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
  • Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week
Once you have received your visa, there are requirements you must meet for it to remain valid, including;
  • You must remain enrolled and maintain satisfactory course progress and attendance.
  • If you wish to change your qualification level you may need to apply for a new student visa.
  • Provide your Australian address to your institution so they can contact you, and let them know if you change the address.
  • You must continue to be able to support yourself financially while you’re in Australia.
  • Do not breach the working conditions applicable to your visa
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 providers, and several other public and private organizations. All applications and enquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider. The major scholarships programs available for international students are:
  • Australia Awards
  • Destination Australia
  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
  • Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

What is my total cost?

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