FAQ’S

Do Australian institutions accept 10+2+3 education system of India?

Yes, 10+2+3 system is accepted by Australian universities for masters programs.

What and where to study in Australia after 12th?

Australia has 39 universities, 37 out of which are public and two are private. Choosing a program and an institution solely depends on your interests, academic background, and budget. To decide where to study and what to pursue, you can start by creating a list of your interests and skills and spend some time reflecting upon it. Do your research to understand which skillset or interest has a good scope professionally. Narrow down your choices accordingly and search for relevant courses and institutions. You’ll also have to take intakes of your preferred courses into consideration, because not all universities or colleges offer programs in all three intakes.

What and where to study in Australia after graduation?

Pursuing masters in Australia can be one of the best decisions of your life since it’ll not only enhance your technical skills but also give your CV an edge over others. As an Indian student with an undergrad degree, you should be ideally looking for an institution that emphasises on practical knowledge, hands-on experience and getting you job-ready. Australian universities provide a research-based learning approach wherein you’ll be implementing all the concepts and ideas you gather in the classroom.

Begin by taking a look at the subjects you learnt in your undergrad program, list down the ones that interest you. Narrow down to your preferred niche and search for possible programs and universities. Applying to Australian universities and institutions would also require you to take language and/or aptitude tests. So, do consider your academic scores while deciding what and where to study. Look for the intake offered for your preferred courses and prepare accordingly. Our experienced counsellors can help you identify and secure the university or college where you can thrive. Visit your nearest IDP office for free advice on how to further your post-graduate career in Australia.

Which English language tests are accepted by Australian institutions?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most preferred English language proficiency test accepted by almost all institutions in Australia. However, globally, Australian institutions are open to accepting other proficiency tests such as Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) paper-based test, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE), Cambridge English: Advanced and Occupational English Test (OET) (do check the official website of your preferred institution for the same).

Can students work during studies in Australia?

All students with subclass 500 visa are allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight and full-time during vacations. Doctorate students can work full-time throughout the year.

Are Australian qualifications recognised worldwide?

Yes, degrees from Australian institutions are accepted worldwide and known for their quality of education.

What are the accommodation options available in Australia?

As an Indian student, you can opt for on-campus residence facility or look for an off-campus accommodation. Most universities in Australia offer on-campus residence facilities to international students, however you need to apply for it separately, and well ahead in time to secure a slot for yourself.

You can also opt for an off-campus accommodation wherein you can share apartments with other students from India or stay with a local Australian family. The rent is usually paid every two weeks or four weeks in advance. You’ll also be asked to pay an equivalent of four to six weeks’ rent in advance as bond. Your university may also be able to help you with off-campus accommodation since they usually have a list of options available. Student notice boards in your institution will mostly have information on accommodation listings nearby.

Remember, the rentals vary from city to city. Understand that homestay hosts do not make too much money out of the money you pay; it’s mostly about their love for hosting international visitors so do not expect them to do everything for you and ensure to adhere to the house rules, if any.

If you arrive before the date of your course commencement, you’ll have to look for short-term accommodation options in Australia. You can try staying at backpackers’ hostels, discounted/budget hotels or your institution may offer you a temporary housing while you settle in a new country.

Is there any special requirement for under 18 students to study in Australia?

All students under 18 years of age must have welfare arrangements in place for the duration of their stay in Australia until they turn to the age of 18.

What are some interesting facts about Australian universities?

The country has 39 world recognised universities that offer bachelors to doctoral degrees.

Australian universities are highly ranked by globally recognised ranking systems such QS World Ranking and Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking.

All programs are professionally accredited.

Australian universities provide state-of-the-art facilities.

Universities in Australia are known for their inter-cultural environment with students from across the globe.

Melbourne universities have about 277,000 students studying in them, with 91,000 being from overseas.

Why should I study in Australia?

Over 600,000 international students representing 194 nationalities chose to study in Australia in 2017. Recent surveys conducted by Studies in Australia indicate four main reasons why international students choose to study in Australia:

1. Globally recognised courses and institutions.

2. Lively and multicultural lifestyle.

3.Reasonable study costs

4. Beautiful weather and landscapes.

How can I study in Australia? What is the enrolment process?

Application and enrolment procedures vary for each institution, so it’s best to contact institutions directly to learn more about specific application requirements. You can use the Studies in Australia course search tool to find a course of interest. Once you have found a course, you can contact the provider directly by submitting an enquiry through our website.

Useful links:

Applying for admission in Australia

Course application tips

What are the minimum qualifications and requirements to study in Australia?

Each institution will have its own minimum English language and academic requirements. We suggest you contact the institution you’re interested in directly to learn more about their specific requirements. You can do so using the course search on our website. Once you find the course you’re interested in, click ‘Enquire now’ and this will put you in direct contact with the institution.

Useful links:

Qualification recognition for vocational courses

Qualification recognition for undergraduate courses

International Baccalaureate to ATAR table

Qualification recognition for postgraduate courses

How much will it cost to study in Australia?

Please use the course search option on our website to find the course you are interested in studying. Once you have found a course of interest, click the ‘Enquire now’ button on that page, which will put you in direct contact with the Australian course provider.

How can I apply for an Australian student visa? What requirements do I need to meet?

The student visas section on our website will help you understand the requirements needed to gain a student visa. It also identifies the costs associated with applying. In most cases, you can apply for a student visa using either a letter of offer or a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from your institution. The application process can be completed online, by post or at a designated Australian visa office.

For further information regarding student visas, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Useful links:

1. Before you apply

2. General and evidentiary student visa requirements

3. Applying for a student visa

4. Fees and charges

5. Student Guardian Visas

6. Help with your visa requirements

What English language tests are acceptable for Australian student visas?

There are five different tests accepted for Australian student visa applications:

1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

3. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

4. Occupational English Test (OET)

5. Pearson Test of English (PTE)

For further information about English language requirements, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Useful links:

English proficiency tests

English language institutions

How can I apply for scholarships in Australia?

Most institutions in Australia offer scholarships and many of these are available to prospective international students. For further information regarding scholarship availability and requirements, it’s best to get in direct contact with your preferred institution You can contact institutions directly on our website by conducting a course search and submitting an enquiry. Please tick the ‘scholarships’ box while filling out the enquiry form.

Useful links:

1. Scholarship application tips

2. Scholarship providers

3. Types of scholarships

4. How to get a scholarship in Australia

Can I work during my studies in Australia?

Yes, you can work while you’re studying in Australia. International students are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during study periods and unlimited hours during study breaks. There are no work restrictions for students completing a masters by research or doctoral degree. For more information about student visas and working rights, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Useful links:

Working in Australia while on a student visa

How to find part time work in Australia

Can I change my course or institution if I don’t like it?

Yes, you can — although there are strict conditions and steps set by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that you will need to meet and follow. We outline the steps to follow when changing your course or institution as an international student below:

1. Book an appointment with a student adviser

2. Consider visa requirements

3. Understand your financial obligations

4. Select a new course or institution

What are the top universities in Australia?

According to the World University Rankings conducted by international agencies such as the Times Higher Education, Academic Ranking for World Universities and QS World University Ranking 2014, the top Australian universities are: The University of Melbourne , The Australian National University, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, Monash University, The University of New South Wales, University of Sydney.

How to get admission in an Australian university?

There are various steps involved in obtaining admission in an Australian university.

Enquiry and application: The first step is to choose the course and start the application. The candidates must start the process at least 10-12 months before the commencement of the course. The application for undergraduate courses requires a high school leaving certificate and graduate courses require a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

Application processing: Once the candidate submits the completed application form along with the supporting documents, the admissions committee reviews it and checks the English language skills (if the candidate doesn’t belong to an English speaking country).

Admission acceptance: Once the university is satisfied with the application of the candidate, it sends an offer letter, which the student has to duly sign and submit back to the university. It is followed by the creation of a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE); scheduled compulsory health insurance (OSHC) and forwarding pre-departure and orientation information.

Apply for visa: Once all these processes are over, the candidate can apply for visa. Click here to know more about applying for Australian student visa.

What are the qualification exams?

Most of the Australian universities admit international students after considering the IELTS score. There are a few institutes and universities that accept TOEFL scores as well. GRE is not compulsory for admission to any of the Australian universities. However, if the candidate has got a good score in GRE, he/she may submit the score as it may be an added advantage while the admission committee considers the application. For the admission to the management courses, GMAT is compulsory.

What are the popular courses in Australia?

According to a study conducted by Open Universities Australia, the top 10 trending courses in the country in 2014 for the undergraduate study are:

1. Bachelor of Education

2. Bachelor of Engineering

3. Bachelor of Behavioural Studies

4.Bachelor of Arts

5. Bachelor of Business

6. Bachelor of Accounting

7. Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)

8. Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

9. Bachelor of Communication

10. Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)

11. The top graduate courses for international students who wish to study in Australia are:

12. Master of Business (Management/Commerce/Banking and Finance/Human Resources Management)

13. Master of IT/Computer Science

14. Master of Engineering

15. MBA

16. Master of Law

17. Master of Science

18. Master of Pharmacy/Clinical Pharmacy

How to get Australian student visa?

The student visa for Australia can be applied online. In order to start the application process, the candidate must create an ImmiAccount. Fill up the application form that is available online. The candidate must provide as much information as possible in the application form. Incomplete applications will take more time for processing. For the completion of the application form, the candidate must attach the supporting documents. The documents for each subclass are different.

1. The application checklist:

2. Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from an education provider stating that it has granted the student a place in the institution for a course of study.

3. A copy of the valid passport

4. Four recent passport size photographs

5. Academic certificates

6. IELTS score card

7. Evidence of relationship with parents

8. Evidence of liquid funds

9. Documents of dependants (if any)

10. Student affidavit, if the student is sponsoring himself for his studies in Australia

11. Copies of work experience certificates (notarized)

12. Evidence that there is sufficient financial backing to complete the course of study

13. Health documents

14. Visa application fee

What are the work during study opportunities?

The students of subclass 570-576 (student visa) have work permit issued along with their visa. However, the candidates with student visa are not allowed to work for more than 40 hours. The student should not start working before the commencement of the course in Australia.

How is the campus life in Australia?

The student life is very much colourful in Australia with a lot of activities happening apart from academics. There are various societies and clubs in every college and university- be it small or big. The students get ample opportunities to take part in various activities of their interests and mingle with the student community from different parts of the world.

How to get work after study visa in Australia?

The Australian government in March 2013 replaced Skilled Graduate visa with Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa to introduce new post-study work arrangements. The Temporary Graduate visa has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Work stream.

Graduate Work stream: This stream helps international graduates with qualification that is related to an occupation in the Skills Occupation List (SOL) to get an extended visa for 18 months after graduation.

Post-Study Work stream: This stream allows international students with an Australian graduate or higher education degree (irrespective of the field of study) to apply for a visa up to four years depending on their qualification.

Did you know that Australia is the world’s third most popular study abroad destination?

Australia has traditionally been the safe choice for Indian students who fail to make it to the USA and the UK. Despite the rise of Singapore and Malaysia as popular study abroad destinations, Australia continues to welcome a sizeable number of Indian students to its universities every year.

Why Study in Australia?

A wide variety of choices available with universities spread across the country from Perth to Sydney and Melbourne to Tasmania

‘The Group of Eight’ is a network of eight leading Australian universities, which set the benchmark in academic excellence

Globally recognised degrees

Five out of the world’s top 30 student cities are in Australia

Australian universities have produced over 15 Nobel laureates

The Australian government spends over $200,000,000 on scholarships for international students every year

Strong community of Indian migrants in cities like Melbourne and Sydney Explore the natural wonders of Australia during vacations

What are the course options available for Indian students?

Indian students can choose from a wide variety of course options ranging from vocational TAFE courses, English language courses, Foundation programmes for University studies, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and Ph.D. programmes.

How do I apply to study in Australia?

All leading universities offer a simple online application process. Once your application is approved and you pay the fees and receive a letter of confirmation, you can use it to secure a student visa from the Australian embassy.

Do I need to meet any admission requirements?

Yes, applicants need to meet the entry requirements specified by their respective university. These requirements vary, based on the programme selected. Undergraduate programmes usually require applicants to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. Postgraduate programmes usually require applicants to have an IELTS score ranging from 6.5 to 7.0. Those aspiring to study a postgraduate degree should have a good academic score in a relevant undergraduate programme. Some universities require applicants to MBA programmes to have at least two years of work experience.

Am I eligible for scholarships?

A number of scholarships are on offer from the Australian government, the Commonwealth and the British Council. Universities offer a number of academic scholarships to international students with a greater focus on postgraduate programmes.

Can I work part-time when I am studying?

Yes, you can work part-time when you are studying. You can work up to 20 hours a week when studying and full-time during vacations. A number of part-time jobs are available in super-markets, restaurants and shopping malls. Students can also check for internships within their respective university itself.

What are my chances of finding a job in Australia once I graduate?

Australia offers a bright future for those who excel academically and have the patience, perseverance and ambition to succeed. An extension on the student visa can be obtained to search for a relevant job once you graduate. Opportunities abound in the medical profession, civil and construction engineering and the tourism and hospitality industries.

What are the accommodation options available?

Most universities offer on-campus accommodation facilities for students. International students are assured of accommodation if they apply on time. The prices vary from institution to institution and students are advised to ensure that they have a safe place to stay before they fly out to Australia. Homestay options are quite popular and most leading cities offer this facility with families renting out a room in their house to international students. The rent usually also includes food that is served by the host-family. The students get to experience Australian life and become an integral part of the host family’s life.

Why is Australia the best option?

Over the last three decades Australia has developed into one of the world’s leading international study destinations with highly regarded schools, vocational education and training and higher education institutions.

International students educated in Australia demonstrate similar employment outcomes to their Australian counterparts. 73 percent of higher education graduates who remained living in Australia were employed, and 81 percent who had left Australia were employed, most in an area related to their field of study.

Australia’s population is 24 million people and is an English speaking country with a high quality of education and lifestyle. Australia is safe and multicultural and the climate is very pleasant. The qualifications obtained in Australia are highly regarded all around the world.

Students can work with a student visa; minimum salaries are high and the unemployment rate is low. Students can take their partners and children under the age of 18 to Australia with them.

What I can study in Australia?

We can help you to choose the best possible option tailor made to your needs. We will consider your budget, the time you want to be in Australia, your background and interest and finally your future plan and the outcome you are expecting.

You can choose from a wide range of english programs with very flexible start dates and reasonable prices and more than 300 technical courses with durations from 3 months up to 2 years.

You will have a comprehensive selection of university degrees from Bachelor degree all the way to PhD. Let our experienced team members be your personal guide in this journey.

Cost of Studies

The cost of studies is different based on city, course and institute. Below is an estimated guideline:

English from 100 to 200 Euros per Week

Technical from 5000 to 20, 000 AUD per year (3000 to 12000 Euros)

University from 18,000 to 35,000 AUD per year (11000 to 22000 Euros)

Annual living costs

Below are living costs per year estimated by the Australian government :

Student 20,290 AUD per year ~ 12,500 Euro

Partner 7,100 AUD per year ~ 4,400 Euro

Children (under 18 years old) 3,040 AUD per year ~ 1880 Euro

How much do I need to pay before I go to Australia? How much is the initial payment?

Visa fees

1. Student 575.00 AUD ~ 355 Euro

2. Partner 430.00 AUD ~ 266 Euro

3. Children under 18 years old 140.00 AUD ~ 87 Euro

Medical insurance (OSHC)

You need to pay for Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of your visa:

1. Student $500 AUD (~ 300 Euros)

2. Student plus partner 2700 AUD (~ 1600 Euros)

3. Family cover 4000 AUD (~ 270 Euros)

Right to work

Student right to work

You are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session, and unlimited hours when your course is out of session.

If you have started your research masters or doctoral degree in Australia, there is no limit on the number of hours you may work.

Family of the student (spouse) right to work

Your spouse / partner can work up to 40 hours per fortnight at all times unless the primary visa holder has started a course towards a masters or doctoral degree and holds a student visa (subclass 500). In this case there is no limit on the number of hours a family member might work.

How long is the duration of my visa?

The duration of the visa depends on the duration of course so:

If the duration of your course is 10 months or longer and finishing at the end of the Australian academic year (November–December), your visa will usually be granted until March 15 of the following year.

If the duration of your course is 10 months or longer (finishing January–October, your visa will usually be granted for two months longer than the duration of your course.

If the duration of your course is ​less than 10 months, your visa will usually be granted for one month longer than the duration of your course.

Postgraduate research students are granted an additional six months past the maximum period as per the table above. This is to allow for interactive thesis marking.

For example, a postgraduate research student undertaking a course of more than 10 months duration finishing in November–December will be granted a visa that ends on 15 September (an additional 6 months from 15 March) of the year following course completion.

How long is the visa processing time?

Visa processing time depends on different variables: your nationality, the course you are applying for and the immigration work load.

For example student visas for our students from Chile, Malaysia and Spain are processed faster compared to the Middle East.

Who can come to Australia with me?

If the student is under the age of 18 either one of the parents or an approved legal guardian can join the student in Australia under a guardian visa.

Married students above the age of 18 can include their spouse and children under the age of 18.

How do I start?

Step 1

Start

Tell us how long you would like to be in Australia, your budget and your final outcome you would like to achieve Sign a non-binding agreement
Step 2
In process

We’ll give you various options and you choose which suits you best We apply for and provide you with the admission letter that includes all the details
Step 3
Finish

If you agree with everything you make the payment with the institute or university We apply for the visa in your name