Study In Australia

Study in Australia Overview

Australia is a young, vibrant and friendly country, offering quality education and an exciting lifestyle. If you are looking for an irresistible combination of outstanding academics and a life with liveliness and endless opportunities for career growth Australia is the place to be.

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, in terms of total area with a population of 23.6 million. The Commonwealth of Australia comprise of mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a Federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. It is the world’s 12th largest economy and one of the wealthiest countries in the world with a high per capita income. Australia offers a good quality of life to its citizens. It is an extremely safe, friendly and harmonious country that welcomes people from different part of the world with warmth and hospitality. Indian students consider Studying in Australia is highly beneficial in building up a successful career. This is evident from the large number of student who embarks to study in Australia year after year.


  • Official name – Commonwealth of Australia
  • Population –  22.68 million
  • GDP – $1.521 trillion
  • Sydney – largest city of Australia. 
  • Capital of Australia – Canberra
  • No of universities- 39
  • Australian Currency-Australian Dollar AU$
  • Literacy- 100%
  • Main Cities- Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide

Higher education in Australia is rated as first class by one and all around the world. Australian qualification holders is highly sought after by reputed companies and corporate throughout the world owing to their highly regulated system that allows zero compromise with regards to the quality of teaching, curriculum, research environment etc .

The large number of unique Courses offered in Australia makes Australia a prime study destination offering Students the liberty to choose the programs according to their educational qualification and aptitude. Credit transfer and student transfers are done between one qualification levels and from one institution to another.

Australian Courses are high in scope for quality research as it is the forefront of emerging technology and innovations. Nursing programs in Australia are gaining great popularity among students especially from Asia The Group of Eight (Go8) leading institutions provide intensive research and professional courses making Australia stand out as one of the most prime destination of students seeking nothing but first rate education.


  • Globally recognized qualifications
  • A great place to study and work 
  • Research focused & technology driven education
  • Attractive scholarships and bursaries 
  • Strong economy 
  • One of the highest standards of living in the world 
  • Affordable education compared to UK, USA
  • Extremely friendly & co-operative people
  • Excellent Weather suitable for Indian students 
  • Ample opportunities to work while studying
  • Post Qualification work & settlement options
  • Opportunities to explore job & PR prospects
  • Options for married students to take their spouses with fulltime work rights

  • Master’s Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Diploma

  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System (acceptable score  6.5 bands each 6.0 bands)
  • PTE: Pearson Test of English (acceptable score min 58 each module 50)

  • Diploma & Advanced Diploma: AU$10,000 to 14,000 per year*
  • Bachelor’s Degree: AU$: 15,000 to 19,000 per year*
  • Graduate Diplomas & Masters: AU$20,000/- to AU$40,000/-* per year

*Fees given are of informative nature, may vary from university to university

  • For students or guardians – AUD$21,041; For partners coming with you – AUD$7,362; For a child coming with you – AUD$3,152; The Home Affairs website covers in more detail how to work out how much money you might need to cover the costs of your stay in Australia as international student.

Work Rights

  • Part time work right – 40 hours per fort night when the courses in session and full time work rights for spouse for Masters, PhD and post-doctoral programs
  • Masters by course work 2 years can be extended by 4 years for regional areas
  • Masters by research (3 years )up to 3 years &PhD students – up to 4 years for regional areas

Working In Australia / Skilled Occupation List

Click below links for more information.

Australian Student Visa (subclass 500) 

The student subclass 500 visa came into effect in July 2016. It covers the complete duration of your study program and lets you stay in Australia for up to five years and in line with your enrollment date. The base application charge for an Australian Visa is 620 AUD (~33,272 INR). Some of the perks of obtaining this student visa include being able to bring a family member to Australia, participate in an eligible course of study, and apply online in or outside of Australia for the choice of program. 

To get the subclass 500 student visa, international students must:

  • Enrolled in a full-time on-campus program in Australia
  • Have an OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) or fall in either of the exempt categories.
  • Must be of the minimum age of 6
  • Have proof of welfare arrangement, if you are less than 18 years old. 

Other Visa Types

TypesApplicable for
Student Visa (subclass 500)Up to 5 years
Visitor Visa (subclass 600, 601, 651)Maximum of 3 months of study
Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417 and 462)For Maximum 4 months of study
Student Guardian Visa (subclass 590)For guardian with international student in Australia and 3 months’ study or ELICOS course for 20 hours per week for duration of visa
Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)For students completing Australian education to stay and gain work experience for 18 months to 4 years.
Training Visa (subclass 407)For people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training or professional development

Australian Student Visa Eligibility

As an international student willing to study in Australia, you must ensure that you fulfill the following eligibility criteria for obtaining your student visa:

Enroll in a course of study and Provide Evidence

Your Australian student visa application must consist of the evidence of enrollment, which is often available in one of the following forms:

  • CoE or Confirmation of Enrollment- Offered to students accepted for full-time courses registered on CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students).
  • Packaged courses & CoEs: When applying for more than one course, your visa application must consist of all the CoE codes or else your student visa will only cover the period of stay for the specified CoE. 
    • You can apply for two or more courses, where one course leads to another. The gap between the commencement of the two courses should not exceed more than two months. An exception on the gap period is given when the first course ends by the end of the academic year and the following course begins with the start of upcoming academic year.
  • Letter of Support: If accepted to a full-time study or training which is funded by the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade scholarship schemes, you can provide your letter of support as evidence of enrollment.
    • Similarly, if you are funded by the Australian Department of Defence, you can apply for the student visa with your letter of support. 
  •  Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Students (AASES): Students planning an exchange degree from Australia can submit this along with the application.
  • Letter from Educator: Required by PG students who need to stay in Australia while the thesis is being marked will have to submit a letter from the educator verifying the same. 

Be a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)

You will be required to write a GTE statement, preferably in English. If the statement is written in another language, a translated copy will be required. GTE statement is assessed to identify students who wish to apply for the student visa for reasons other than education, such as getting or maintaining ongoing residency in Australia. Hence, having a good and genuine GTE statement is of utmost importance.

Visa fee

As an international student you must pay visa fees as per the below category you fall in:

Visa subclass

Base application charge

Additional applicant charges if 18 years or above

Additional applicant charges if less than 18 years

The subsequent temporary application charge

Student visa (subclass 500)





Student visa (subclass 500) (subsequent entrant)





Student visa (subclass 500) – Foreign Affairs or Defence sector





Student visa (subclass 500) – Postgraduate research sector






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  • Vintage overseas career advisors are highly experienced with an eye for detail.
  • Vintage overseas is a platform that creates innumerable opportunities to assist you in interacting with university representatives and delegates through various events.
  • Assistance with visa application and preparation through mock interviews.
  • Pre departure and post arrival assistance.

  • Application ,  Academics & Passport
  • English language proficiency (IELTS Score).
  • Admission letter from University
  • Sufficient funds for airfares, course fees and living costs during study period to show to high commision.
  • Payment + Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Get Electronic Conformation Letter (ECOA)
  • Meet health and character requirements (HAPID)
  • Visa Filing 
  • Online Visa (30-45 days)