Quick Facts about Australia

  • Smallest continent of the world - sixth largest country in terms of land area. A country of 23million people
  • Divided into 6 states and 2 territories
  • Capital city- Canberra. Other major cities- Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin
  • T Climate - The summer months in Australia are from December to February and the Autum months are during March till May. Winter is from June to August with Spring in Australia from September till November.
  • Low unemployment
  • Immigration is an important feature of Australian society. Since 1945, over six million people from 200 countries have come to Australia as new settlers.
  • The Australian economy is dominated by its service sector, representing 68% of Australian GDP.
  • A diverse and welcoming country- of Australian 23million nearly 47% are born outside the country or have one parent born overseas.
  • Economically stable - Australia has experience more than 20 years of continued economic growth
  • World class infrastructure - five of the 40 cities has the best infrastructure in the world
  • Australia has been ranked as fourth happiest country in the world behind only Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
  • Third most popular international student destination in the world
  • 22,000 Courses 1100 Institutions
  • 7 out of top 100 universities are Australian
  • 5 out of the best 30 best student cities are in Australia
  • 8th in the world in terms of University ranking, ahead of the UK, Germany, Japan and Netherlands
  • Over $200 million annual Government investment on International scholarship
  • Around 2.5 million alumni of Australian institutions are making differences around the world
  • 15 Nobel Prize laureates
  • Australian discoveries and innovations - including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders

Australian Education System

IELTS & ELICOS Requirements
  • Bachelors:A minimum 6.0 bands with ELICOS
  • Masters:A minimum 6.0 bands with ELICOS
  • Certain universities have certain specific IELTS
  • requirements for certain specific courses.
  • Generally 0.5 bands less than the standard
  • requirement will invite a minimum 10 weeks of ELICOS.
  • However, the final decision on the duration of ELICOS depends on the university.

General Admission Requirements in Australia

  • A minimum 60% marks in the last passed examination.
  • IELTS 6.5 Bands for Bachelor' and 6.5 Bands for Masters Degree
  • Certain universities and courses may have certain specific IELTS requirements

Streamline Visa Processing - Financial & Other requirements

  • Enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters or Research program in a university or institution participating in SVP program
  • Fulfil Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement including personal and potential circumstances, value of the course, immigration history and /or other matters related to applicants' intension to remain in Australia
  • Finances enough to support yourself and your family during your stay in Australia.
  • Have an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)
  • Fulfil health and character requirements
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)- Average A$1500- 2000

Travel, Tuition & Living Expense

Minimum cost of living
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. From 1 July 2016 the 12 month living cost is:

  • Studnet - $19,830
  • Partner or spouse - $6,940
  • Child - $2,970


  • Hostels and Guesthouses - $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental - $85 to $215 per week
  • On campus - $90 to $280 per week
  • Homestay - $235 to $325 per week
  • Rental - $165 to $440 per week
  • Boarding schools - $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Students can work 40 Hrs a fortnight and adult dependents can work full time provided that if the student is enrolled in Masters by coursework

Post study opportunities

Student successfully completing at least two academic years in Australia towards gaining a qualification /award is eligible for Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485). This visa has two streams:

  • Graduate work (18 months) for diploma, degree or trade qualification meeting Australia study requirements and nominating a qualification on OSL
  • Post-study work (up to 4 years, depending on the qualification) for some completing an Australian higher education qualification (Bachelors or masters) irrespective of the field of study

For more on the work and PR visa options, please visit


Estimated Visa Application Cost - Subject to Change*

  • Main Application (HE) = 560 AUD
  • Adult Dependent = 420 AUD
  • Minor Dependent = 140 AUD

Key Future Employment Areas: (Projected)

  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Education & Training
  • Retail Trade
  • Scientific and technical services
  • Construction
  • Hospitality (Accommodation & food services)
  • Public administration and safety
  • Administrative and support services
  • Transport, postal and warehousing

Major Intakes February / July November

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) - Defined!

The genuine temporary entrant requirement (GTE) is an integrity measure to ensure that the Student visa Programme is used as intended and not used by international students as a way of maintaining in fact permanent residency in Australia.

And, following factors might be of great significance;

  • The applicant's circumstances
  • EduImmigrant history
  • Other circumstances
Study in Australia- Process Flow
  • Step 1 - Register for the services and short list courses and education providers
  • Step 2 - Apply for admission
  • Step 3 - Receive Offer of Admission (1 to 4 Weeks)
  • Step 4 - Financial Documents Evaluation
  • Step 5 - Telephonic Interview by the University (Optional)
  • Step 6 - Final Acceptance of Admission
  • Step 7 - Tuition Fee Payment
  • Step 8 - Issuance of eCoE
  • Step 9 - Applying for Stuent Visa
  • Step 10 - Visa Decision within 4-6 Weeks
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Study in Australia

Visa Achievers

  • Dhruva Bhatt

    Macquarie University

    February 2018