Why Study In Australia?

Australia is one of the top study abroad destinations for international students and there are many reasons for this. It has some of the world’s best-ranked universities. According to the QS World University Ranking report for 2020, the country has eight of the country’s 300 top-ranking universities in the world. Apart from this, the country offers a wide range of courses in a variety of subjects. The tuition fees here are affordable compared to the UK and the US. 

Students in Australian universities are eligible for a post-study work permit valid for up to four years. This can act as a pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

Australian universities are known for their high standards and quality of instruction. Their degrees are recognized all over the world.

Another advantage of studying in Australia is the low cost of living compared to other countries. Students can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) when they are studying which will help them meet part of the tuition fees. They also have access to scholarships which can lower their costs of doing a course.

Many students opt to study in Australia because its growing economy promises good job opportunities once students complete their course.

Compared to other countries, it is easier to get a student visa for Australia. Students wanting to study in Australia must meet certain requirements to qualify for a visa. Once you are enrolled in a full-time study course you can apply for a visa under Subclass 500.

Documents required

Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate– This is to confirm your enrolment in an Australian University.

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement-This is a proof of your intention to come to Australia only to study and not to settle down here.

Financial Requirements – To get your student visa you must prove that you have the funds to cover your course fees, travel and living costs.

English Proficiency test results– You must provide results of tests in the English language like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE. The required score in these tests depends on the course you have opted for.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) – Approved by the Australian government, this health insurance provides basic medical and hospital cover. You can purchase this insurance through your university.

Character Requirement- You must submit a certificate to prove you have no criminal record.

Proof of visa fees payment- Proof that you have paid the required visa fees.

If there any other additional requirements, the university you have been selected for will let you know about them.

Post-study work options

Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa grants post-study work rights to international students who have completed a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctoral degree in Australia. They can work in the country for two to four years to gain international work experience.

Students can also work under the Graduate Work Stream. They are eligible for this stream if they have graduated with the skills and occupation that is related to an occupation which features in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This visa is valid for 18 months.

Cost of studying in Australia

Usually, courses in Arts, Education, and Humanities are cheaper while subjects like Engineering and Medicine are expensive. Studies at the Post Graduate level have higher tuition fees typically and costs are diverse based on the program.

Study Program Average Tuition Fees in AUD$
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree $15,000 – $35,000 yearly
Postgraduate Master’s Degree $20,000 – $40,000 yearly
Doctoral Degree $14,000 – $37,000 yearly
Upcoming intakes in Australia

Universities in Australia have diverse deadlines for application. However, the two general timelines are broadly applicable:

Intake 1: Semester 1 – It commences in February and is the major intake

Intake 2: Semester 2 – It commences in July intake is also available

Top Universities in Australia
QS World
University  Rankings
University Name QS World
University  Rankings
University Name
24 The Australian National University 218 University of Wollongong
39 The University of Melbourne 244 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
42 The University of Sydney 250 Curtin University
45 The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 250 Macquarie University
48 The University of Queensland 250 RMIT University
59 Monash University 264 University of South Australia
91 The University of Western Australia 287 University of Tasmania
114 The University of Adelaide 309 Deakin University
160 University of Technology Sydney 329 Griffith University
214 The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) 369 James Cook University
How will Y-Axis help you?

We at Y-Axis will help you not only in the visa application process, our services package includes counseling, course selection, documentation, coaching & student visa application.

COVID-19: Are Australian universities and colleges accepting applications?

Online applications continue to be accepted from international students for the next intake.

COVID-19: I am a student in Australia. Can I access my superannuation?

Students that have been in Australia for more than 12 months and are finding themselves in financial hardship can access their superannuation.

COVID-19: Do I have to notify the Department of Home Affairs if I am returning to my home country?

COVID-19: Do I have to notify the Department of Home Affairs if I am returning to my home country?

COVID-19: Will the status of my Student visa change if my studies are deferred or I return home?

The status of your Student visa remains unchanged if you defer your studies or return home. Your visa will remain valid till your visa expires or you lodge another visa application.

COVID-19: When can I apply for a new Student visa if my current visa is expiring?

You should apply for a new Student visa for Australia 6 weeks before your existing Student visa expires.

COVID-19: Can international students work more than 40 hours a fortnight?

International students can work more than 40 hours a fortnight if they are employed in the nursing sector, the aged care sector, or employed by registered supermarkets. Do note that from May 1, 2020, international students can work only 40 hours a fortnight in registered supermarkets.

COVID-19: I am in Australia on Subclass 500 visa and it will expire soon. I can’t depart Australia. What do I do now?

You can apply for a Visitor visa [subclass 600]. Do keep in mind that you will have to apply for subclass 600 before your Australian student visa expires.

What is the minimum IELTS score required for Australian Student Visa?

To study in Australia, generally, you will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no band lesser than 6.0 for Post-graduate studies. You will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall when you apply for Undergraduate studies. 

How much does an Australia student visa cost?

The student visa for Australia – subclass 500 – will cost from AUD 620 for the main applicant. A separate charge will be there for each of the family members that will be applying for the subclass 500 along with the principal applicant.

How much can a student earn in Australia?

Australia has the highest minimum salaries globally. The minimum wages per hour now is $ 16.22. It implies that you will earn quite good money even while doing an unskilled and casual job. Students with good skills earn considerably higher.

You can earn a minimum monthly salary of around $ 4,300 and higher in some cases. This is if you are successful in getting a full-time job and sponsor in Australia.

How much does it cost to study in Australia?

The average tuition fee for overseas Undergraduate students in Australia was AUD 30, 840 annually in 2018. For overseas Postgraduate students, it was AUD 31, 596 annually.

Study in Australia is the official government website for overseas students. It offers normal yearly tuition fee for overseas students as:

  • Master’s degree – AUD 20,000 to AUD 37,000
  • Doctoral degree – AUD 14,000 to AUD 37,000

The above figures are not applicable for high-value courses like Medial or Veterinary degrees. These can cost considerably higher.

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What are the requirements for Student Visa in Australia?

The general requirements that need to be fulfilled while applying for Australia Student Visa are:

  • Evidence of enrolment- digital confirmation of enrolment
  • A Passport that is valid
  • The fee for Visa application
  • The GTE statement – Genuine Temporary Entrant
  • Documents for work experience and academics
  • Proof of proficiency in English – required IELTS bands
  • Proof of monetary ability – return airfare, expenses for dependents, living expenses, and tuition fees
  • Details of your policy for health insurance – Overseas Student Health Cover
  • SOP – Statement of Purpose
  • Photographs of passport size
What is the GTE statement requirement for the student visa?

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Statement:

This document is required to prove that you are a Genuine Temporary Entrant. This is required to prove that your intention to come to Australia is to study and you would go back to your home country once you complete your studies or after a few years of work experience. To give you this document your visa application is assessed on the following basis by the department of home affairs

Your economic position in your home country 

Your immigration history

Potential circumstances for you in Australia 

Relevance of your course to your future career

To check if you meet the GTE requirements, you may be asked to attend an interview in the Australian embassy close to you.

Are Australian colleges and universities accepting applications from overseas students?

Even though colleges and universities in Australia are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, they are accepting online applications from international students for the next intake.

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