Higher Education in Australia

Higher education courses can be taken to earn an advanced degree and continue your studies in Australia. There are three main types of higher education which lead to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees. In Australia it is quite common for students to enroll in a double or combined Bachelor Degree program which leads to the award of two Bachelor Degrees. This is most common in the fields of arts, commerce, law and science. Australian institutions offer a wide range of courses – from science to management and commerce, humanities to engineering, and law to health sciences. Australian institutions rank among the world’s best by discipline, particularly in engineering and technology, medicine, environmental science, and accounting and finance.

Universities of Australia

There are 43 universities in Australia (40 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private specialty university). Along with our universities, many other institutions offer higher education courses.

Academia International*Academies Australasia*Aviation Australia*Basair Aviation College*Baxter Institute*Bedford College*Brisbane Grammar School*Canterbury Language Academy*Canterbury Technical Institute*Ozford College of Business*Phoenix Academy*Queensland College of Art*QUT International College*Salford College*Think Colleges*Toorak College*Trinity Institute*University of Wollongong*University Senior College*UNSW Global*USQ – Sydney Education Centre*UWA College*Victoria University*Victorian College of Arts*Victorian Government Schools*Wantirna College*Wesley College Melbourne*William Angliss Institute of TAFE *Woodcroft College

How much Cost to study in Australia

Average Fees in $ AUD for Study Program/Degree:

# School: $7,800 to $30,000 annually

# English language studies: $300/week (varies as per course length)

# Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) : $4000 –   $22,000 annually

# Undergraduate Bachelor Degree: $15,000 – $33,000 annually

# Postgraduate Master’s Degree: $20,000 – $37,000 annually

Australian colleges and universities offer two major intakes.

With some institutions offering a third, lesser-known-about intake. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester or trimester. The two major intakes — and a summer intake — available in Australia are:

# Semester 1 / T1:  Late February/early March to late May/early June

# Semester 2 / T2: Late July/early August through to November

# Semester 3 / T3: Late October / early November through to Februarytoral Degree: $14,000 – $37,000 annually

English language requirements

To gain your Australia student visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. This usually means passing a secure English language test to be able to prove your communication and correspondence skills. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration, with more than three million tests taken in the past year. The IELTS results are recognized by more than 10,000 organizations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world. The minimum score required in your IELTS for an Australian student visa is 5.5 bands in each of the four modules.

Living Cost for a year

The annual average living expense in Australia for international students is between AUD 30,000 to AUD 34,000. Adding to the expense, the quality of life, the various entertainment options as well as a higher student income by means of a relaxed international student work permit have added to the popularity of Australia as a Study Abroad destination.

Work in Australia for International Student:

A student can work up to 40 hours every two weeks while you are studying, and unlimited hours during holiday breaks. Workplace protections: You have the same protections at work as anyone else working in Australia. Minimum wage: You will get at least a minimum rate of pay per hour no matter what job you do.