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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 Australias 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 youll 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 citiesand they all provide students incredible leisure time. Australia is the perfect spot for outdoor activities -  surfing, snorkelling, hiking, or biking. If youre interested in discovering Australias 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 (Bachelors degrees)
  • Research Masters requires a final thesis that consists of at least 2/3 research; entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (Honours) or Masters preliminary year, a research-based graduate diploma or equivalent research experience.
  • Professional Masters 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

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 Masters 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 youre 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
  • CAE
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 Bachelors degree, tuition fees range between 15,000 and 33,000 AUD/year, while for a Masters 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 750 AUD /month.

If youd like to rent an apartment, a one-bedroom apartment will cost anywhere from 1,000 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 dont have expensive prices; your monthly groceries can typically be around 200 250 AUD/month.

If you want to dine out, you should expect around 16-20 AUD for a meal at a casual restaurant.

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 worlds 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 Australias 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

Albury

Alice Springs

Armidale

Bathurst

Bentley

Brisbane

Bundaberg

Cairns

Campbelltown

Canberra

City of Parramatta

Coffs Harbour

Darwin

Fremantle

Geelong

Gladstone

Gold Coast

Hervey Bay

Hobart

Ipswich

Joondalup

Launceston

Lismore

Lithgow

Mackay

Manly

Melbourne

Newcastle

Noosa Heads

Orange

Perth

Rockhampton

Springfield Central

Surrey Hills

Sydney

Toowoomba

Townsville

Wagga Wagga

Warrnambool

Wollongong

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Netherlands
Netherlands
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.
Estonia
Estonia
EU's hidden gem Estonia is becoming a new hot-spot for studies abroad. Estonia`s vibrant and affordable environment together with well-developed technology sector make Estonia an attractive place to study and live. With high-quality higher education, internationally accepted degrees and various scholarships this is a safe target country for international degree.
Finland
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.
Ireland
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 worlds friendliest nation!
Norway
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.
Poland
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.
Sweden
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.
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.
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.
Australia
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!