is the third sough after country by international students after
USA and UK.
It now has over 200 000 international students from over 140 countries
around the world enrolled in any given year over a wide range
of disciplines and at every level of education, from short-term
English courses through to post-doctoral research.
Course qualifications and entrance requirements
Australia has a national set of qualifications, which are endorsed
by the Australian government. This means that there is national
and international recognition of each qualification and the education
level it serves.
The Australian education system is highly regarded and internationally
recognized. University entry is competitive and academic standards
are high. All universities are considered "accredited"
and are closely monitored by the Australian Government which has
a strong commitment to the provision of quality higher education.
All but 2 of the 39 universities are public institutions and are
The types of awards offered by most institutions include:
Bachelor degree (pass): provides initial preparation
for professional careers and postgraduate study, and involves
a minimum of three years full-time study. Entrance generally requires
the completion of an Australian Secondary School Certificate of
Education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent, or a Diploma or
Advanced Diploma from the vocational education sector.
Bachelor degree (honours): may be taken as an
additional year following the three year degree or is awarded
on the basis of meritorious achievement in degrees of four or
Certificate / Diploma: generally designed for specific
vocational purposes, either the broadening of skills and knowledge
already gained in an undergraduate program, or the gaining of
vocational skills and knowledge in a new professional area. The
typical requirement is six months of full-time study for the Graduate
Certificate and twelve months of full-time study for the Graduate
Diploma. Entrance usually requires a Bachelor Degree or Advanced
Diploma and may also be accessed in part by recognition of prior
degree: provides a mastery or high-order overview of
a relevant field of study or area of professional practice. Typically
they involve two years of study after a Bachelor degree or one
year after a bachelor honours degree. The Masters degree may be
offered in three main formats:
comprised of coursework, project work and research in varying
combinations. Entry normally requires the prior completion of
a Bachelor degree, a Bachelor honours degree or a Graduate Diploma.
comprised of at least two-thirds research with a substantial,
often externally assessed, thesis outcome. Entry typically requires
a Bachelor Honours degree or Masters preliminary year, a research-based
Graduate Diploma or equivalent research experience.
which may involve a work-based project. Entry requires
a relevant qualification and professional experience or extensive
relevant professional experience.
Doctoral degree: recognises a substantial original
contribution to knowledge in the form of new knowledge or significant
and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing
knowledge. The doctoral degree comes in two forms:
which consists mainly of supervised research. Entry requires a
research or part-research Masters degree or a Bachelor honours
which is achieved though a combination of coursework and research.
Generally applicants would be expected to hold a combined research
and coursework Masters degree or a Bachelor Honours degree. The
program requires professional practice experience either before
or during the course.
Average tuition costs
• Bachelor degree:
AU$10 000-AU$13 500 a year (based on arts, accounting, business
and management, and at the higher range, on law courses)
• Laboratory-based bachelor
degree: AU$11 000-$A16 500 (based on science and
• Graduate Certificate / Graduate
Diploma: AU$9000-AU$16 000 per year
• Masters and Doctoral degree:
AU$11 000-AU$30000 per year
An IELTS Score of 6.5 is recommended for all post graduate programmes.
Part Time job
Inetrnatioanl students can do part time job as per rules
Generally in July and January