Study in Australia

With eight of the world's top 100 institutions, Australia is a potential study location for any student interested in studying abroad. For its world-class education, post-study career prospects, and high quality of life, a rising number of Indian students are choosing to study in Australia. Whatever course you pick, you can be confident that you will get an unrivaled academics and support system.

Indicative study costs for Australian programs

Institution/Degree*Annual fees (indicative)
School$7,800 to $30,000 
English language studies$300/ week depending on course length 
Vocational Education and Training
(Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)
$4,000 to $22,000 
Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree$15,000 to $33,000* 
Postgraduate Master’s Degree$20,000 to $37,000* 
Doctoral Degree$14,000 to $37,000* 


Apply for an Australian student visa

The Australian government allows students to study in Australia, but you must first get a student visa. Your visa requirements will be determined by your age, the sort of education you wish to undertake, and the length of time you intend to stay in Australia. Regardless of your subject of study, you will almost certainly need a student (subclass 500) visa as an international student.

Scope of your subclass 500 visa 

  • You may enroll in an education program of your choice
  • You can bring your family to Australia
  • You can apply through an online portal from anywhere in the world



Basics before you apply:

  • You must be enrolled in a study program in Australia
  • You must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) or fall into one of the exemption categories
  • You must be at least 6 years old and have proof of a welfare arrangement (in case you are less than 18 years of age)

Documents required:

  • Enrolment confirmation
  • Visa application fee
  • A valid passport
  • Academic and work experience documents
  • Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
  • Proof of your ability to communicate in English (such as IELTS test scores)
  • Health insurance policy
  • Proof of financial capabilities
  • A statement of intent
  • Photographs that are passport-sized

You will also need to supply extra documentation, such as the parent’s consent if you are under the age of 18.

Visa fee

Visa subclassBase application chargeAdditional applicant charges if 18 years or aboveAdditional applicant charges if less than 18 yearsThe subsequent temporary application charge
Student visa (subclass 500)AUD620AUD460AUD150AUD700
Student visa (subclass 500) (subsequent entrant)AUD620AUD460AUD150AUD700
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Student visa (subclass 500) – Postgraduate research sectorAUD620nilnilnil


  • Making sure your visa remains valid

Upcoming Intakes in Australia

Semester 1 (February intake)October-November
Semester 2 (July intake)April-May


  • Australia offers international students up to 4 years of post-study work rights

Cost to study in Australia

1. Tuition fee ProgramAverage fees in AUD*
1.School$7,800 to $30,000 annually
2.English language studies$350-450 weekly (varies as per course length)
3.Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)$4000 - $22,000 annually
4.Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree$15,000 - $35,000 annually
5.Postgraduate Master’s Degree$20,000 - $42,000 annually
6.Doctoral Degree$20,000 - $42,000 annually 

*Please note all figures are indicative

2. Accommodation costs

Accommodation typeexpenses (Indicative)
Hostels and Guesthouses$90 to $150 per week
Shared Rental$95 to $215 per week
On-campus$110 to $280 per week
Homestay$235 to $325 per week
Rental$185 to $440 per week
Boarding schools$11,000 to $22,000 a year


3. Student visa fee

4. Living expenses

Living expensesWeekly budget (indicative)
Groceries and eating out$140 to $280 per week
Gas, electricity$10 to $20 per week
Phone and Internet$15 to $30 per week
Public transport$30 to $60 per week
Car (after purchase)$150 to $260 per week
Entertainment$80 to $150 per week


5. Health support and Insurance

Medical insurance costs roughly AUD 500 per year on average (indicative).

6. Transportation. 


Why study in Australia?

  • Internationally recognized qualifications
  • International student rights
  • Lingual variety
  • Government financial aid
  • A country of noble laureates
  • Incomparable quality of life
  • Ease of finding employment after graduation

Australian Education System 

There are ten levels of the Australian Qualifications Framework to study in Australia (AQF), which unites schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions in a unified national system. 

Study levels in Australia

Australia's education system is three-tiered, including elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. The AQF provides an overview of the many levels and qualifications offered.

Levels as per Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)
Level 1Certificate I
Level 2Certificate II
Level 3Certificate III
Level 4Certificate IV
Level 5Diploma
Level 6Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Level 7Bachelor’s degree
Level 8Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Level 9Master’s Degree
Level 10Doctoral Degree










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