Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million?
This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has 7 of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universities U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination.
With more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, we’re making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.
Do you have a specific study area of interest? There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, Arts & Social Sciences, Technology, Physics and Engineering, etc.
In fact, Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives, and the lives of others, better.
Work Opportunities for Students
Working while studying is one of the major reasons why a large number of international students choose Australia as their study destination. The Australian Immigration system provides international students on a student visa a chance to work up to 40 hours every two weeks during semesters and unrestricted hours during semester breaks.
However, before applying for work, international students need to visit the Australian Taxation Office to get a TFN (Taxation File Number). The process including submitting few details like name, current address, date of birth along with the date of arrival in Australia, passport and proof of enrolment.
Fee (In AUD/year)
A$7,800 to A$30,000
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)
A$4,000 to A$22,000
English language studies
Approximate A$300 per week depending on course length
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree
A$15,000 to A$33,000
Postgraduate Master’s Degree
A$20,000 to A$37,000
A$14,000 to A$37,000
Hostels and guesthouses
A$80 to A$135 a week
Shared rentals and On-Campus Accommodation
A$70 to A$250 a week
A$110 to A$270 a week
Return Air Travel
Groceries or eating out
A$80 to A$200
Gas and Electricity
A$60 to A$100
Phone and Internet
A$20 to A$50
A$10 to A$50
A$50 to A$100