Study In Australia - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Australia as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Australia as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as
How to study in Australia
Why study in Australia
Cost of studying in Australia
Universities in Australia for international students
Cost of living in Australia for international students
How to get a visa to study in Australia
How to apply and study in Australia
Tuition fees to study in Australia
Australia is a very good study destination for international students because of the good quality of education available in the country. It is easy for international students to study in  Australia as far as they have met the necessary admission requirements.
How to apply and study in Australia
There is no Australian admission portal for international students who want to study in Australia,to study in Australia you need to apply directly to the university you want to enroll in because all the universities in Australia have different admission requirements and Process. So contact the university you want to enroll in and ask them for all the admission requirements and application process so that you can know what else to do. Here is the 4icu list of all the universities in Australia,so you can check the university of your choice.
It is really necessary and important that you proof your proficiency in English and you must also provide your high school or secondary school certificates or any academic qualification you have up till date. This is important because it will determine the type of program you do in Australia.
After you have applied to the university of your choice in Australia, if you have been accepted ,the university you applied to will give you a Letter of Offer which shows that you have been officially accepted into the institution.
After you have signed and returned the Letter of Offer to the university,you will receive a brochure from the university which contained all you need to know about the university as a new student,it will contain the tuition fees and other necessary fees,cost of living,student programs,school facilities and courses available.
After that you have to make the necessary arrangements on how to get yourself to the schooland begin studies. To know more about schooling in Australia, contact the university of your choice and ask them for all the information you need to know.
Applying to Australian universities
Selecting Universities:
Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.
The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.
Requesting Application Forms:
There are two ways to get application forms:
1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.
2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.
Application Requirements:
Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.
Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :
1. Schools that seem to match your requirements
2. Schools that are not suited to your needs
3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories
Recommendation letters:
Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.
School records/Academic transcript:
The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.
Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.
Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.
Cost of studying in Australia as an international student.
The cost of studying in Australia actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Australia have different tuition fees.
Australia is one of the most expensive study abroad destinations in the world although it is not as expensive as the US and the UK. The tuition fees for international students vary across all universities because each university set their own tuition fees.
For an undergraduate degree or a  bachelor’s degrees the average tuition for an international student will be about US$11,420-20,610 per year.
For a Masters degree the tuition fee will be about US$12,500-23,115 per year.
And for Doctorate degrees the tuition fees will be about US$8,740-23,115
Also note that the tuition fees vary according to the courses you intend to study. If you want to study a course like medicine then expect to pay higher.
Living costs and accommodation in Australia for international students.
You need to have at least US$15,100  per year to cover your living costs and you have to prove that you have the money when applying for your student visa to show that you are capable of financing your education.
The cost of accommodation depends on where you want to live,students that live on campus usually pay about $70-210 per week.
If you want to live outside the university you will have to pay more,the cost of accommodation outside campus is always about US$125-335 per week.
Living cost in Australia for international students really depends on the students way of life and spending habits.
To support yourself financially as an international student you can work part time while studying, for international students to be able to work part time while studying in Australia,they need to apply for a work-permit to be legally allowed to do so.
Cost of living and things in Australia according to expatistan
1 Australian dollar = 0.7886 US dollars
                Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16
                Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)     AU$10
                500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
                1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk    AU$1.32
                12 eggs, large     AU$6
                1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.15
                500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese     AU$9
                1 kg (2 lb.) of apples        AU$4.39
                1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes   AU$3.38
                0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket   AU$4.78
                1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18
                2 liters of Coca-Cola        AU$3.37
                Bread for 2 people for 1 day        AU$2.23
                Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area                AU$3,205
                Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area    AU$2,184
                Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat     AU$326
                Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,318
                Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area    AU$1,686
                Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio         AU$338
                Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)          AU$57
                40” flat screen TV             AU$690
                Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)    AU$216
                Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)             AU$12
                Hourly rate for cleaning help       AU$29
                1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)          AU$102
                1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)     AU$77
                1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)             AU$145
                1 pair of men’s leather business shoes   AU$149
                Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new       AU$28,109
                1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas                AU$1.27
                Monthly ticket public transport AU$141
Personal Care   
                Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)         AU$9
                1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)    AU$16
                Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)              AU$66
                1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)    AU$7
                Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)           AU$5.44
                Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)      AU$6
                4 rolls of toilet paper      AU$3.06
                Tube of toothpaste         AU$3.92
                Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Applying for student visa to study in Australia
To study in Australia  as an international student you need a student visa. So below is the Australian study visa requirements and application Process.
All the following types of study are included on this visa.
Independent ELICOS- English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students
Schools-Primary or Secondary
Secondary school exchange program
Vocational education and training-VET
Higher education
Postgraduate research
Non-award courses
International students sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs of Defence
Other visa Australian study visa requirements
For shorter periods of study,you can aPPly for a visitor or working holiday visa. There is also a visa for student guardians.
Types of Australian visa
Visitor visa
Maximum 3 months study
Intention to visit Australia is genuine
Meet health and character requirements
Sufficient money to support yourself while in Australia.
Australian working visa
Maximum 4 months study.
Aged 18 to 30 years and holds an eligible passport.
Principal purpose to holiday in Australia
Enter or remain in Australia as a genuine visitor
Meet health and character requirements
Sufficient funds for airfares and personal support for stay in Australia.
Australian temporary graduate visas
This visa allows eligible international students who have completed an Australian education to stay in Australia and gain work experience.
You can work in Australia for a period of 18 months and up to 4 years depending on your qualification.
This visa does not restrict the type of work you may door the number of hours you may work.
Applications for visa must be made in Australia and you must hold an eligible student visa in the last 16 months.
You must meet Australian proficiency in English,health insurance,health and character requirements.
You must meet the specific requirements of the stream in which you are applying for this visa.
You must know that the Australian study visa options and requirements is always subject to change. In order to stay up to date,the place to get accurate information is from the school you want to enroll in or you can contact the Australia immigration.
List and ranking of all universities in Australia international students can also enroll in
This is the list of all the universities in Australia and their rankings. The rankings depends on the quality of education each university gives,the academic and social facilities.So below is the list of the all the universities in Australia and their ranking.
Rank      University           Location
1              The University of New South Wales
2              The University of Sydney
3              Monash University
Clayton ...
4              The Australian National University
5              The University of Melbourne
6              The University of Queensland
St Lucia ...
7              The University of Adelaide
8              RMIT University
Melbourne ...
9              The University of Western Australia
10           Curtin University
Perth ...
11           Queensland University of Technology
12           Macquarie University
13           University of Technology, Sydney
14           University of Wollongong
Wollongong ...
15           Deakin University
Geelong ...
16           Griffith University
Brisbane ...
17           Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn ...
18           University of South Australia
Adelaide ...
19           La Trobe University
Melbourne ...
20           University of Tasmania
21           The University of Newcastle
Callaghan ...
22           Charles Sturt University
Bathurst ...
23           Flinders University
Adelaide ...
24           James Cook University
Townsville ...
25           University of New England
26           Murdoch University
Murdoch ...
27           Western Sydney University
Penrith ...
28           Edith Cowan University
Joondalup ...
29           University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba ...
30           Victoria University
31           University of Canberra
32           Australian Catholic University
North Sydney ...
33           Southern Cross University
Lismore ...
34           Central Queensland University
North Rockhampton ...
35           Bond University
Robina ...
36           Federation University Australia
Ballarat ...
37           University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs
38           Charles Darwin University
Darwin ...
39           The University of Notre Dame Australia
Fremantle ...
40           Torrens University Australia
Courses to study in Australian universities
There are many courses you can study in Australian universities. It should be non that courses such as medicine and dentistry are the highest ranked courses you can study in Australia, and as said earlier,the course you study also determines you tuition fees as medicine is the most expensive course to study.
Below are courses you to study in Australia for undergraduate or post-graduate studies
Accounting and Finance
Aeronautical engineering
Manufacturing engineering
Art and Design
Oral science
Biological sciences
Business management
Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
Ancient history
Mass communication
Computer science
Creative writing
Electrical engineering
Film making
Food science
General engineering
Material technology
Mechanical engineering
Medical technology
Veterinary medicine
Things to pack while planning to study abroad in Australia
In your carry-on bag
Cell phone and charger (in case you need to contact someone)
Boarding pass(es)
Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of Social Security card
Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)
Debit card
E-reader or book
Emergency contact list
Face wipes
Hand sanitizer
Health insurance card
Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)
School ID
Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)
State ID
Student visa
Travel itinerary
Travel pillow
Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)
Acne medication/cream
Face lotion/moisturizer
Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)
Mouthwash (small)
Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)
Bobby pins
Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)
Glasses and glasses case
Hair ties
Nail clipper
Tampons and pads
Downy Wrinkle Release spray
Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)
Portable stain remover pen
Travel sheet (for hostels)
Athletic sneakers (1)
Bathing suits (1-2)
Boots (1-2)
Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)
Casual dresses (2)
Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)
Flats (1)
Flip-flops (1)
Formal outfit (1-2)
Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)
Going-out outfit (3-5)
Hat (1)
Heavier coat for colder climates (1)
Heels (1-2)
Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)
Jeans (2, one black & one blue)
Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)
Leggings (1-3)
Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)
Pajamas (2-3)
Pants (1-2 nice pairs)
Purse (1-2)
Raincoat (1)
Scarf (1)
Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)
Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)
Skirts (1-2)
Socks (14)
Sweaters (3-5)
Sweatshirt (2)
T-shirts (3-5)
Tank tops (3-5)
Underwear (14)
Watch (1)
Workout clothes (2-5)
Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!
Camera (remember your case and USB cords)
Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)
Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)
Flash drive
Laptop case
Outlet adapters (2-3)
USB cable
Adhesive bandages
Allergy medicine
Birth control
Cold and flu medicine
Eye drops
Motion sickness medicine
Over-the-counter pain medicine
Backpack (small)
Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)
Language dictionary
Playing cards
Travel guide
Umbrella (small)
Why you should study abroad in Australia or any other country
1. See the World
The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.
2. Education
Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.
You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.
3. Take in a New Culture
Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.
You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.
4. Hone Your Language Skills
Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.
In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience
5. Career Opportunities
When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.
Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country
6. Find New Interests
If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.
You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.
7. Make Lifelong Friends
One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.
After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.
8. Personal Development
There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.
A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.
9. Graduate School Admissions
Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.
Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.
10. Life Experience
Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.
In summary Australia is a very good study destination for international students who want to study abroad,although the cost of schooling in Australia is not cheap ,but there are some financial aids scheme for students who can’t afford the high tuition fees.’
Hope this post was helpful
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