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About Australia

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.

Major Cities

1. Canberra
2. Sydney
3. Darwin
4. Brisbane
5. Adelaide
6. Hobart
7. Melbourne
8. Perth

Work Permit

Students can work up to 20 hours a week (anywhere) during course time and 40 hours per week full-time during vacation periods if they have been granted a work permit.
On an average a student can earn around 12 AUD/hour. Casual Jobs are available (A$15-18 per hour) as PT work option.

Education Expenses

Australia is considerably less expensive than the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).

The average range of Tuition Fees is

Level and Course A$/Year        INR/Year (approx)
University Foundation Studies
Such as University Entrance, Preparatory and Bridging Courses 9,000 - 14,000 3 - 5
Undergraduate
Bachelor Degree
such as courses in Arts, Business, Economics and Law
14,000 - 35,000 3.5 - 4.75
Laboratory-based Bachelor Degree such as Science and Engineering Courses 14,000 - 35,000 3.85 - 5.75
Postgraduate
Graduate Certificates / Graduate Diplomas 9,000 - 20,000 3 - 5.5
Masters / Doctoral Degree 15,000 - 36,000 3.85 - 6.5
Vocational Education and Training
Certificates I - IV / Diploma / Advanced Diploma 5,500 - 18,000 2 - 6

The average international student in Australia spends about A$250 per week on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, international and domestic travel, telephone and incidental costs. While these are a realistic guide, it is important to remember that individual circumstances will vary by location, course and lifestyle.

Average Costs of Living per Week

Item

A$ (approx)

Rent

220-250

Food

150

Bills & Transport

70

Social Activities

100

TOTAL

540-570

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Universities, Collages we represent & Other Institutes

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Bond University
  • Central Queensland University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Curtin University of Technology
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Southern Cross University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The Australian National University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Western Australia
  • University of Ballarat
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New England
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • Victoria University

Reputed Universities And Institutes

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