Australia is a sovereign state that includes the mainland of the Australian continent, Tasmania, and a number of smaller islands. Canberra is the nation's capital, while Sydney is the largest city and other significant cities include Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. Australia is a developed country, with the world's twelfth-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the tenth highest per capita income in the world.

Discover Australia

Although Australia is the smallest continent but is one of the largest country on the planet. It lies between the Pacific and Indian Ocean in the Southern Hemisphere. Canberra is the capital of Australia, located in the southeast between Sydney and Melbourne. Australia is a diverse nation where people enjoy different cultures, foods and festivals together. The best thing about the country is that there is no official religion which means that Australia is a secular country. Each capital city has places of worship for religions from around the world. Australians value freedom, diversity, equality and peacefulness.

Why Study in Australia

  • Growing Destination : Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world.
  • Global Recognition : Graduates from Australian schools are highly sought after due to the impressive international reputation of the Australian education system.
  • Cost of Living : Australia's standard of living is amongst the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than they are in the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Diversity of Education : Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the school and field that are right for them.

Student Life

Students are interested to study in Australia because of the varied cultural scenario as it is becoming an integral part of the student campus life. Housing, classroom, campus life, cost of living, safety, health and recreational activities are a few things included in day-to-day student life. One who is living in campus housing has access to several academic resources and student clubs.

Cost of Living

Don’t just consider the cost of education in your budget, but you should always remember the cost of living. Most of the student’s budget goes to

AUD 20,400/year

(accommodation and living expenses included)


Government offers around AUD 200,000,000 on universal scholarships every year. Numerous different foundations, bodies and private associations additionally offer scholarships for qualified students to seek after advanced education in Australia.

There are various scholarships available for studying in Australia that Indian students can avail. The highly popular scholarships that are funded by the government are the following:

  • Australia Awards
  • Destination Australia
  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
  • Provider scholarships
  • Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

Australian Universities give many opportunities to overseas students in terms of studies and security. So, Let's check out the 10 best universities in Australia

Australian National University

The campus is full of greenery and has won numerous awards too. The accommodation is inside the campus and rides are allowed to reach out to places. Scholarships are available for international students.

University of Melbourne

It was established in 1853 and is among the best universities in Australia. It has over 100 areas of study. The University has over 200 clubs and societies to entertain the students and faculty.

The University of New South Wales

The campus life is full of peer support, events, clubs, and societies. The University helps students in volunteering to get good jobs and internships. International students are provided with scholarships as well.

The University of Queensland

It initially started with three faculties; Arts, Science and Engineering - and 83 students (60 men and 23 women). It has all the courses including aviation. The campus is filled with plenty of food shops. The University has scholarships for international students as well.

The University of Sydney

It has around 70,000 students studying at present. It is one of the best universities in terms of studies as there are numerous clubs and societies for their students.

The University of Western Australia

Scholarships are available for everyone. The University conducts InterVarsity competitions paying attention to sports as well as studies.

The University of South Australia

The University started in 1856 as SA School of Arts, in 1889 as SA School of Mines & Industries and in 1991 it became the University of South Australia. It offers a lot of unique courses in all the departments and has over 100 sports clubs on the campus. It has won many awards as well.

Macquarie University

It is the most fashionable University in the Country. The University gives rare specialized courses for various subjects. It has its radio station as well.

University of Canberra

It helps students to discover their potential with smaller classes and personalized support. Flexible learning options are provided to suit work life. It is nationally accredited. A new study approach is improvised for the betterment of students.

Generally, the admission session and semester begins in September and January for international students. But some of the universities give the leverage of the ‘’rolling admission’’ procedure, wherein the admission of the International Students are considered around the year.

As general guidelines, if you aspire to study in Canada, here is the timeline that you must follow for successful enrolment:

  • April to June: You must begin with the research for the universities and institutions where you are interested to study. At the same time, you should manage your financial requirements or consider applying for loans or financial assistance to avoid the last-minute hassle.
  • July to August: You should start contacting the universities and institutions to plan and undergo the standardized tests for Language proficiency such as IELTS, TOEFL, etc. At the same time, you must find out the academic requirements that are mandatory for taking admission.
  • August to October: This time around you can fill up the university application form along with the supporting documents. Along with this, you need to pay the application fee as required against the course and program you are planning to undertake in the Canadian university or institution of your choice.
  • October to January: Now that you are done with the filling up of the application form as prescribed by the university and institution, you may submit the form and wait for the response from the university.
  • March to May: This is the period when you can expect a response from the university and institution where you have submitted the application form. Your application can be accepted or rejected.
  • May to July: When you have received the acceptance letter from the university and institution, the time is right to apply for the visa process. At the same time, assess the expenses that need to be incurred and arrange for the same.
  • July to August: Now is that time when everything is prepared and you will be all set to go to the destination you have been waiting for, that is your dream university or institution in Canada.

With the recent changes declared by the Australian Government, Australia now offers up to 4 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor or Master's Degree in regional areas.

Skill shortage and job opportunities for students working in Australia International students are allowed to work part-time, though may never exceed forty hours per fortnight. However, more probable than not, if you are already studying in Australia you are also employed, and your current job is not related to your studies.

To change this situation, the first step is to search for jobs (including internships) that are related to your studies, because experience in the Australian market is the key to maximize your chances for the future.

Entry-level positions are a great way to start your search. You might need to have some previous experience; however, in these types of jobs, you can also show your skills by highlighting your academic projects and previous achievements.

There are five English language tests accepted for student visa applications in Australia:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (paper-based test is accepted from limited countries)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Occupational English Test (OET).

There are various scholarships available for studying in Canada that Indian students can avail. The highly popular scholarships that are funded by the government are the following:

  • Australia Awards
  • Destination Australia
  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
  • Provider scholarships
  • Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

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