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Study in Australia

Australia, the smallest continent and sixth-largest country globally, is lying between the Pacific and Indian oceans in the Southern Hemisphere. Gifted with mind-blowing beaches, unique wildlife, natural wonders, and cosmopolitan conurbations, Australia offers unparalleled experiences that are hard to find somewhere else on earth. 

With a population that consists of over 270 ethnic groups, Australia is the friendliest and most accepting country globally. The nation’s outdoor activities have always encouraged people to come together, whether at barbeques or sporting events. Australia houses over 800 state sports organizations. 

Australia is recognized for its top-notch healthcare facilities. The country’s public and private hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies and state-of-the-art facilities. This has been reflected in research done by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). According to AIHW, Australian men and women aged 65 could expect to live for another 19.6 and 22.3 years, respectively. 

With eight of the world’s top 100 universities and seven – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, and the Gold Coast – of the world’s top 100 student cities, Australia offers more than 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions. Every year, the country invests around $200 million for international students’ funding, scholarships, and grants to study in Australia.

Sun throughout the year, excellent lifestyle, and everything from the Sydney Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef to exploring in spare time – certainly are not the main reasons why Australia is the third most popular international study destination. 

Students from every nook and corner of the world now know that they can:

  • Get an education from globally recognized universities,
  • Realize the latest innovations in science and technology, 
  • Practice modern trends in marketing and management,
  • Work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during the semester breaks,
  • Mix with the vibrant and multicultural community,
  • Access extensive student support services,
  • Live in a safe environment.

From the catalog of 22,000+ courses across 1,100 institutions, you can choose any. After getting your degree, in-demand qualifications can increase your chances for permanent residency. Hence, we have listed the popular courses to study in Australia which can help you gain employment and amplify your chances of successful immigration. 

Accounting 

Accounting is one of the most sought-after degree programs amongst international students. Accounting courses in Australia are like guaranteed income plans where you begin to realize the ROI immediately after your studies. With the weightage giving to the theory part, Australian accounting courses give equal importance to report writing, analysis, calculations – the backbone of accountancy.

Agricultural Science

Agricultural studies provide many career opportunities as part of the STEM career path. Individuals looking forward to committing their lives to agriculture, farming, forestry, and agronomy take this degree. They ensure to prepare the best plants and make sure that people have potential food sources in the future.

Biomedical Engineering

This is the crossroads of engineering, medicine, biology, and medicine. Building systems, devices, and equipment that solve human problems require principles and fundamentals of science.

Biomedical engineering is an extremely difficult area that aims to assist both in diagnosing and treating illness. It also helps in the management of rehabilitation and injury. This area of work may be an ideal career step for a talented person with extensive knowledge of human biology and engineering.

Core Engineering

Australian universities offer a variety of engineering programs focusing on practical approaches and case studies. There are many internship courses too on offer. Australian engineering degrees are internationally accepted and, in the long run, are highly beneficial. Apart from accountants, chemical, mechanical, electrical, electronic and communication, and industrial engineers are also in shortage in Australia.

Hospitality

There is a great tourism and hospitality industry in Australia with beautiful landscapes and various things to do. That’s why Australian hospitality students are most in-demand in this industry. Go to an Australian hospitality management degree and work in travel agencies, well-recognized hotel chains, and resorts in Australia. That can turn your career drastically. 

Apart from the courses mentioned above, some other popular courses to study in Australia are computer science, information technology, nursing, cooking, creative arts and design, and health management. 

If you want to study in Australia, and find employment and settle down there, contact iOverseas today. Considering your present situations and goals, we will help you choose the best suitable degree program. 

International students who are ready to study in Australia must first apply to an institution for admission. For that, it is essential to know about the application cycle to study in Australia. 

Admissions to universities in Australia are semester-wise. For most higher education institutions in Australia, typically, there are two semesters when application intake begins:

Semester 1

Semester 1 is scheduled from February to June.

International applicants are subject to December deadlines.

Semester 2

Semester 2 goes from July to December.

International students can submit their applications in May.

Some of the Australian universities have a trimester system. The semester starts in January, May, and September. November, March, and June, respectively, are deadlines for the same.

In addition to choosing when to apply, many steps are involved in reaching Australia:

  • Choosing the right course and institution
  • Preparing the application package and submitting it to the institution
  • Accepting an offer letter
  • Paying tuition fees and receiving an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)
  • Applying for Student Visa (Subclass 500)

You need a range of documents like school mark sheets, transcripts, work experience letters (if applicable), and more to get an offer letter from the institute. And while applying for a student visa, you should have met health requirements, acceptable OSHC, evidence of sufficient funds, and more. iOverseas guides you through every step, from researching your options, preparing the application package to departure preparations.

Tuition Fees

It always varies with the universities and degree you choose to study in Australia. The following table shows the course costs for different degree programs.

Study Program

Approximate tuition fees in AUD

Approximate tuition fees in INR

Bachelor’s degree programs

15,000 to 33,000 / Year

8,40,000 to 18,48,000 / Year

Master’s degree programs

20,000 to 40,000 / Year

14,00,000 to 22,40,000 / Year

Doctoral degree programs

14,000 to 37,000 / Year

7,84,000 to 20,72,000 / Year

Conversion Rate 1 AUD = 56 INR/- as of December 2020

Living Expenses

The Department of Home Affairs has a minimum life cost of $21,041 for granting a student visa. This living cost covers:

Accommodation Expenses

Australia provides plenty of student accommodation types. The cost of such lodging varies according to the city you’re going to live in. However, below are monthly costs of some accommodation types for which you can be prepared for:

Shared Rentals: 320 – 880 AUD

On-campus Housing: 380 – 12,000 AUD

Hostels and Guesthouses: 320 – 560 AUD

Boarding schools: 760 – 1700 AUD

Single Rentals: 740 – 1760 AUD

Other essential monthly expenses

Groceries or eating out: 320 – 600 AUD

Public transport: 40 – 200 AUD

Entertainment: 100 – 400 AUD

Phone and Internet: 80 – 160 AUD

If you want to study at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as doctorate levels in Australia but financing study looks problematic, do not worry. Australian Higher Education offers funding, scholarships, and grants worth $200+ million for international students to study and research in Australian institutions.

This funding is mostly classified into two broad categories: one offered by the Australian Government and the other offered by universities. Australia Awards, Australian Government Research Training Program, Endeavor PG Scholarship Awards are some of the Australian Government’s popular scholarships. And Deakin International Scholarships, University of Sydney International Scholarships, Melbourne International Research Scholarships are widespread names for scholarships awarded by Australian Universities to International Students.

In all, Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability – The Australian Government’s development policy acknowledges that tertiary education is an integral part of any investment in development. At iOverseas, we believe in the same. So, we always encourage students to apply for scholarships if the eligibility criteria meet.