STUDY IN AUSTRALIA
Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States. This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! With over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia ranks tenth in the Universities 2017 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems. 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. And 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.
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 and Physics. Given this impressive education pedigree, it’s not surprising there are now more than 2.5 million former international students who have gone on to make a difference after studying in Australia. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. 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. Why wouldn’t you want to study with some of the best minds in the world?
Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. You can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities).
Regardless of what you are studying or how long you are studying for, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students. The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 (opens in a new window) and the National Code of Practice (opens in a new window) for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.
As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students. You can search for courses and institutions here on the Study in Australia website.
Along with the ESOS Act and National Code, there are also regulatory and quality assurance organizations for higher education and VET institutions. These government organizations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses. These organizations are:
Higher education - Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
VET - Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
So no matter the type, of course, you want to study, how long you want to study for or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality and rewarding study experience.
EDUCATION COST IN AUSTRALIA
The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose. As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study. You can use the Course Search on this website to find courses and see details such as their tuition fees. There may be additional costs for your course, including course materials and access to institutional facilities. The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications. School - $7,800 to $30,000 English language studies - Around $300 per week depending on course length
Vocational Education and Training
Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma - $4,000 to $22,000
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree - $15,000 to $33,000*
Postgraduate Master’s Degree - $20,000 to $37,000*
Doctoral Degree - $14,000 to $37,000*
* Note: This does not include high-value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses. All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit http://www.xe.com
In May 2014 the Australian Government announced possible changes to university fees from 2016. If implemented, these changes would only apply to fees for domestic students, and are not expected to apply to international students.
The announced changes relate to new policies applicable to domestic students only. These policies are not expected to have any implications for the fees charged to international students.
From 1 January 2016, the limits on domestic student fees will be removed and the Government subsidy paid toward the cost of the course will be reduced. Universities and higher education institutions will be able to determine the fees they charge domestic students.
The Government has announced changes to the repayment thresholds and interest rates for the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) to ensure the HELP scheme is sustainable into the future. HELP eligibility is restricted to Australian citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas. More information about these changes is available at
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