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Study in Australia

A country built by migrants and ready to welcome you with open arms, Australia is one of the most popular, unique, and multicultural study abroad destinations, making it easy for international students to fit in. 

The people of Australia are known for being friendly and welcoming, allowing you to feel the typical laid-back atmosphere from anywhere in the country. 

Adding to Australia’s charm is the unique and diverse natural environment, providing you red deserts on one side and rainforests on the other. 

Australia is home to several top-ranked universities which are hosted in some of the best student cities worldwide. If all this sounds tempting enough to you, get ready to embark on a life-changing study abroad experience in Australia!

Why Study in Australia?

After the U.K. and the U.S., Australia is the 3rd most popular study destination in the world for international students. Australia has several top-ranked universities; and since their higher education is based on the British model, you can rest assured that you’ll receive world-class training in your chosen study field. Additionally, universities feature some of the most cutting-edge student facilities and all of them collaborate with well-known research centres around the country and around the world.

In Australia, you can find a highly cosmopolitan environment in universities and throughout all major cities. You may be more intrigued to find that, since everything is international in Australia, there is also a global influence on the cuisine and restaurants.

What to study in Australia

No matter what you decide to study, you will surely find your ideal degree in an Australian university. In Australia, you can specialise in subject areas from Natural Sciences and Engineering, to Social and Medical Sciences.

Here are some of the most popular study options in Australia

Major cities in Australia

Australia has around 30 student cities and they all provide students incredible leisure time. Australia is the perfect spot for outdoor activities -  surfing, snorkelling, hiking, or biking. If you’re interested in discovering Australia’s heritage and culture, you have plenty of museums and art centres you can visit.

Check out some of these cities and learn more about what it is like to study there:

Which universities to attend in Australia

Australia is home to over 41 universities, most of which are public institutions. Many Australian branches of Many Australian universities also have satellite campuses located overseas. In Australia, you can pursue the following types of degrees:

  • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s degrees)
  • Research Master’s – requires a final thesis that consists of at least 2/3 research; entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) or Master’s preliminary year, a research-based graduate diploma or equivalent research experience.
  • Professional Master’s – entry requirement is based on a relevant qualification and professional experience, or extensive relevant professional experience.
  • TAFE certificates (vocational training and education) – set up for students who plan to prepare for highly skilled jobs in business, or as an alternative pathway into university degree studies.

Examples of top universities in Australia

  • Charles Sturt University Study Centres;
  • The University of Western Australia.
  • Practical Information

    How to apply to universities in Australia

    You have two methods for applying to a university in Australia:

    1.You can apply online, directly for the university study programme, by downloading the application form and submitting all required documents.

     If your application is successful, you will receive a ‘Letter of Offer’. To confirm your application, you must reply to this letter by signing and sending an acceptance of the offer.

    2. You can also apply on a special website dedicated to higher education studies in Australia. Each programme has an application section where you can find all the requirements for applying.

    Make sure you qualify for an Australian university

    Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programme. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice.

    Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Australia, you will sometimes need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.

    English-language tests

    There are over 60,000 English-taught programmes in Australia.

    Universities in Australia will want to see proof that you have good English-language skills, so that you can easily succeed in their courses. All Australian universities accept these official English exams:

    • IELTS
    • TOEFL
    • C1 Advanced
    What is it like to study in Australia

    Australian universities have a long history of welcoming international students and helping them adjust to a new university system. Universities help students arrange accommodation, organise special student orientation weeks, and provide several other student services throughout the year.

    University education in Australia is mostly focused using problem-based learning, helping you become an independent learner.

    Successful completing a course usually depends on whether you pass a mid or final exam. University classes are usually flexible and you can mostly choose how much effort to put in and how to approach learning.

    Living in Australia

    Tuition fees in Australia

    Tuition fees charged by Australian universities are some of the highest in the world. The average tuition fee for one year is 27,000 AUD.

    For a Bachelor’s degree, tuition fees range between 15,000 and 33,000 AUD/year, while for a Master’s and Ph.D., fees are between 14,000 and 37,000 AUD/year.

    Accommodation costs

    On-campus accommodation is the cheapest housing option for students, charging around 400 AUD /month.

    If you’d like to rent an apartment, a one-bedroom apartment will cost anywhere from 1,200 AUD (outside the city centre) to 1750 AUD (in the city centre).

    Healthcare

    As an international student in Australia, you will have to arrange health insurance before your departure. Apply for the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which provides medical and hospital insurance in Australia.

    Sometimes, your chosen university can arrange for your OSHC coverage on your behalf.

    Food costs

    Supermarkets in Australia don’t have expensive prices; your monthly groceries can typically be around 320 AUD/month.

    If you want to dine out, you should expect around 18 AUD for a meal at a casual restaurant.

    Overall, you should expect living costs to start at a minimum of 1,200 AUD/ month in smaller cities and at around 1,500 AUD/month in bigger cities. 

    About Australia

    Australia (officially, the Commonwealth of Australia) is a country that is composed of the continent as well as many of the islands that surround the country (Tasmania, etc). Australia is also the only continent that is governed as a single country, sometimes informally referred to as an 'island' continent, surrounded by oceans.

    Due to its location in the southern hemisphere, the seasons in Australia are opposite to what you may be used to; the summer season starts in December, while the winter season starts in June. However, you can enjoy nice weather all year round, with hot summers and mild winters where only rainfalls occur.

    Australia has a high quality of life and it is also the world’s 13th largest economy. The most thriving economic sectors are: agriculture, finance, tourism, education, services, and construction.

    Iconic places to visit

    The unique Australian island continent is an amazing place just waiting for you to explore, from coastlines, islands, stunning beaches, to incredible buildings with a modern architecture.

    Here are some of Australia’s top landmarks:

    • Sydney Opera House
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    • Kakadu National Park
    • The Great Barrier Reef
    • Kangaroo Island
    Fun facts

    The name Australia is derived from the Latin words Terra Australis, which means "southern land"

    Australia is still a constitutional monarchy, ruled by the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II.

    In Australia, you can hear over 260 languages; apart from English, the most common spoken languages are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, and Greek.

    After New Zealand, Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote.

    The reason why Australia has kangaroos and emus on its coat of arms is because they cannot walk backward.

    Australia has more sheep (150 million) than people.

    Listed Institutes in Australia

    Adelaide

    Albany

    Albury

    Alice Springs

    Armidale

    Bathurst

    Bentley

    Brisbane

    Brunswick

    Bundaberg

    Burnie

    Cairns

    Campbelltown

    Canberra

    Coffs Harbour

    Darwin

    Fremantle

    Geelong

    Gladstone

    Gold Coast

    Hervey Bay

    Hobart

    Ipswich

    Joondalup

    Kensington

    Launceston

    Lismore

    Lithgow

    Lugarno

    Mackay

    Manly

    Melbourne

    Newcastle

    Noosa Heads

    Orange

    Paramatta

    Penrith

    Perth

    Rockhampton

    Springfield Central

    Surrey Hills

    Sydney

    Toowoomba

    Townsville

    Wagga Wagga

    Warrnambool

    Wollongong

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    The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.
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    Finland
    Finland is situated in northern Europe and neighbours Sweden, Norway and Russia. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is always a top first priority.
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    Ireland
    From literature to landscape, from innovation to internationalisation, Ireland offers a lot of opportunities in education and research… and the warmest of welcomes from the world’s friendliest nation!
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    Norway
    The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.
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    Poland
    Studying in Poland will provide a solid education which will thoroughly prepare you for work in the most advanced labour markets of the world, at the same time stimulating your own personal development. You will also have the unique opportunity of meeting outstanding specialists and renowned intellectuals in your chosen field.
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    Sweden
    Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with nationally certified degrees and rigorous quality control. As a country, Sweden is an open and multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming international students.
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    Switzerland
    Switzerland is a federal Republic in western Europe. It comprises 26 cantons and has four official languages: German (predominant), French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland is not member of the European Union and has the swiss franc as currency. It is the country with the highest wealth per adult in the world.
    United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
    The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.
    Romania
    Romania
    Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union, has the RON as currency and Bucharest as capital. Member of the former communist block, Romania has transitioned to democracy after the 1989 revolution. It has Romanian as official language, a latin-based language, in spite of the slavic-language majority of the neighbouring countries.
    Canada
    Canada
    Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world, and Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, as well as an internationally renowned university system.
    United States
    United States
    The U.S. is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has an internationally renowned education system, and offers a huge variety of English-language courses and speciality degrees.
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    Australia
    Australia is well known for its warm climate, great beaches and exceptional higher education system. It has strong influences from both Europe and Asia, and with the worlds second highest development index, it is a fantastic place to study!