Study Overseas in Australia

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Home to the famous Outback (Australian bush), kangaroos, and koalas – Australia offers many visual treats to its visitors . The third most friendly, English-speaking country after the US and the UK, Australia is a well-preferred overseas study destination among Indian students who wish to study abroad.

The Australian education system has an impressive international reputation. So much so that graduates from Australian universities are highly sought after, everywhere around the world! The cost of studying in Australia is considerably economical compared to other international destinations. Furthermore, students can work part-time to cover up their living expenditures.

Nowadays, many international students prefer Australia as their dream overseas study destination – thanks to Australia’s relaxed and clean environment, excellent education system and quality living standards! Currently, various scholarships are available for international students to plan a hassle-free higher education in Australia.

Advantages of Studying in Australia

Globally In-demand: Every year, over 5 lac international students from over 90+ nationalities come to study in Australia.

International Recognition: 8 out of 39 Universities in Australia are among the top 100 Global Universities, as per world University rankings.

Diverse Course Options: Australia offers more than 25,000-course options to pursue higher education.

English Language Proficiency Test: Only IELTS /PTE / TOEFL result is required to check language proficiency.

Easy Progression for Indian Students: Australian education system accepts a 10+2+3 education system.

Career Prospects: The government of Australia extends essential employment rights to international students.

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01Popular among Indian Students

Australia’s best-in-class education system benefits international students with ample post-study work opportunities. Today, Australia is one of the most desirable study destinations among Indian students who wish to study abroad.

02Internationally Accredited Qualification

The Australian universities are quite well known for their research and training methodologies. The higher education offered at any Australian university is valued worldwide.

03 Education Rights for International Students

No other country can beat the Australian education for their study and work rights for international students.

04Cultural Diversity

Australia offers an unsurpassed international exposure, having the world’s highest proportion of immigrants. Today, over 200 languages and dialects are spoken in Australia.

05 Financial Aid from the Government of Australia

The Australian government spends over AUD200,000,000 annually on its International Students Scholarship Programs.

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Popular Courses to Study in Australia

Health and Science
Business and Management
Law
Medicines
Arts and Design
Education and Teaching
Accounting
Engineering
Computer Science and IT
Engineering and Management
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Scholarships Offered to Indian Students in Australia

The Australian Government and Australian Universities provide numerous scholarships and opportunities for Indian students who wish to study in Australia.

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Scholarships by Australian Government
  • Australia Awards Scholarships – Applicable for students from developing regions, the scholarship covers their tuition fee and living cost. However, to avail of this scholarship, a student must go back to the home country post completing his/her higher education in Australia.
  • Destination Australia Scholarships – To promote its regional areas, the Australian government offers around 1000 scholarships worth AUD15000 every year to international students in Certificate IV to Doctoral level.
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University Scholarships

La Trobe University

    • Alumni Scholarship: If you’re a La Trobe graduate, you may be eligible for a 10 per cent fee reduction when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.
    • Early Bird Acceptance Grant: If you’re an international student and considering undergraduate or postgraduate study at La Trobe, you could be rewarded for completing your admission process.
    • La Trobe International Scholarship:
Academics % Scholarship Amount
55-69.9 La Trobe University International Academic Scholarship 15%
70-74.9 La Trobe University International Merit Scholarship 20%
75+ La Trobe University International Excellence Scholarship 25%
  • Region Specific International Scholarships: Provides up to a 30 per cent reduction in course fees for selected courses.
  • La Trobe University Offshore online Bursary: This bursary is for students who cannot have the on-campus experience due to the Australian border closure.
  • Vice-Chancellor Excellence Scholarship: If you’re a high-achieving international student from India or Sri Lanka and are considering full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study, you can apply to receive a 100 per cent tuition fees scholarship for the duration of your studies.
  • Regional Scholarship: International Students: Study at one of regional campuses and you could be eligible for a one-off payment of AUD 5000, which will be deducted from your first-semester tuition fees.
  • ELICOS Scholarship: The ELICOS scholarship is a grant for prospective international students who will undertake an English for Further Studies (ELICOS) course with La Trobe College Australia.

Deakin University

  • Deakin India Post Graduate Bursary: 20% on the total indicative fee.
  • Deakin India Undergraduate Scholarship: 20% on tuition fees.
  • Deakin International Merit Scholarship: 20% or 25% discount on tuition fees.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship: 100% student contributions, AUD 5000 cash per year and Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program, AUD 35,000 to AUD 80,000 depending on the course duration
  • Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship: 100% or 50% on tuition fees plus participation in the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program and priority place in on-campus accommodation (at own cost and subject to availability).
  • Deakin International Scholarship: 25% on student contribution (tuition fees).
  • COVID Bursary: 25% on tuition fees for units completed before studying on campus.
  • Destination Australia Scholarship International: Up to AUD15 000 per year.
  • Master of Business Administration Global Leader Scholarship: 20% fee reduction on the total course cost.

Macquarie University

  • South Asia: Macquarie University AUD 10,000 Early Acceptance Scholarships.
  • Macquarie University AUD 5000 Regional Scholarship.
  • Macquarie University Alumni Scholarship: 10% Award Value.
  • MGSM Scholarships & Awards: Up to 25% on the total tuition fee.
  • Macquarie University Study Abroad Scholarship: Up to AUD 1000.

Queensland University of Technology

  • International Merit Scholarship: Scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees for your first two semesters (one year) of study at QUT.
  • English for Academic Purpose Bursary: A bursary of up to A$6,750 to cover tuition fees for up to 15 weeks EAP.
  • Science and Engineering Financial Hardship Bursary: $1,500 for one year, paid in Semester 1 after the census date.

MBA and EMBA Scholarships

  • A tuition fee waiver scholarship, covering a quarter, half or all of your tuition fees.
  • A merit scholarship, awarded at:
    • $500 for a GMAT score of 600-699.
    • $1,000 for a GMAT score of 700 or more.

University of South Australia

  • Vice-Chancellors International Excellence Scholarships: Recipients will receive a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for the duration of their degree or up to a maximum of four years of full-time study for both UG and PG.
  • International Merit Scholarship: Recipients will receive a 15% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for the duration of their chosen degree.

Federation University

  • Global Excellence Scholarship: 25% discount on your annual tuition fees for the duration of your program.
  • International Student Accommodation Support Scholarship: Supports students who choose to live in university accommodation in one of their Victorian campuses.
  • International Sports Management Founding Students Tuition Fee scholarship: This scholarship includes $2000 off your tuition fees in your first semester of studies. Offers for this scholarship are made when applying for the program at Federation University Australia.

CQ University

  • The International Student Scholarship (ISS): Available to all new international vocational, research, full degree and packaged academic coursework students at any campus at CQ University Australia.
  • International Student Scholarship Regional: Available from 2023 to all new vocational, research, full degree and packaged academic coursework students at any CQ University regional campus including Adelaide and Perth.

James Cook University – Brisbane

  • International Student Scholarship: UG Students are awarded AUD22,800 and PG students are awarded AUD 16,360.
  • AUD 1000 is available as Virtual Learning Kit.

Charles Sturt – Study Group

  • Up to AUD 10,800 as International Student Excellence Scholarship and COVID 19 Relief bursary. Confirm your offer to receive a bursary up to AUD 8000.
  • Receive AUD 1900 bursary per subject for a total of 7 subjects.
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Scholarships and Bursaries Available for Indian Students
  • Academic Scholarships: With an average academic score of 60%-70% scholarships worth 10%-15% / with an average academic score of 70% – 80% – scholarships worth 20% – 25% available.
  • Bursaries: Whoever qualifies for the admission offer automatically receives bursaries or discounts like AUD 2,000 – AUD 3,000 etc., from many Australian Universities.
  • Early bird scholarships 
  • Discount on the payment of annual fee
  • Faculty scholarships
  • Scholarships on English scores
  • Regional scholarships
  • COVID Scholarships – COVID relief fund (2-3 subjects) 
  • Online Enrolment: Avail scholarships up to 10%
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Entry Criteria to Study in Australia

In effect as of July 1st, 2016, the Australian Government has simplified the immigration framework for international students who wish to study in Australia. The new framework is called SSVP – which combines all the Student Sub Classes into one Sub Class, i.e., Sub Class 500.

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement

A student applying to study in Australia needs to meet the GTE requirement to pursue higher education in Australia. It is more important for students from high-risk countries, compared to the ones from low-risk countries. International students need to fulfill the following requirement to meet the GTE criteria.

  • Be realistic in your statement of purpose
  • Explain circumstances in your home country
  • Explain why you have chosen the specific education provider
  • Research well on your intended course and its outcome
  • Explain the future value of the course you intend to study
  • Explain Visa / Immigration history
  • Explain why you wish to study in Australia instead of your home country / other countries
  • Provide supportive documents
  • Meet all the necessary financial requirements

Expenditure Guide to Study in Australia

Indicative study costs for Australian programs.

Institution/Degree *Annual Fee (Indicative only)(AUD)
School $7,800 to $30,000
English Language Studies $300/ week depending on course length
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) $4,000 to $22,000

 

Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree $15,000 to $33,000*
Postgraduate Master’s Degree $20,000 to $37,000*
Doctoral Degree $14,000 to $37,000*

*All costs are indicative only. The total expenditure can be obtained from the University Website, or by speaking to the xpert study abroad consultant at UniXperts.

Post-Study Work Rights in Australia

Applicable for international students who’ve completed the Australian study requirements and have gained either a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral Degree from a recognized Australian Institute or University. This visa is applicable for the students who’ve applied and are granted student visa on or after 5th Nov 2011. The tenure of PSW visa depends on the kind of degree that a student holds.

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours / Masters by course work is allowed a PSW of 2 years.
  • A Master’s Degree in Research is allowed a PSW of 3 years.
  • A Doctoral Degree is allowed a PSW of 4 years.

There could be an increase in the PSW based on the region of studies.

  • 2 years PSW cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
  • 3 years PSW cities: Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Wollongong, Illawarra, Geelong and Hobart.
  • 4 years PSW cities: All other regional locations of Australia.
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Australian Study Visa Requirement

Here’s a list of documents required for a student visa to Study in Australia:

  • Proof of your enrolment (the electronic Confirmation of Enrollment)
  • A valid passport
  • Visa application fee
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement 
  • Academic and work experience documents
  • Evidence of English proficiency test
  • Evidence of financial stability
  • Details of health insurance policy (if any)
  • An effective statement of purpose
  • Passport-size photographs

If the student is under 18 years of age, he or she will also need to provide additional documents such as parental consent.

*Note: These are the basic requirements. Speak to the Xpert study abroad consultants at UniXperts to get a detailed guidance on the quick and efficient ways to obtain your Australian Student Visa.

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