Why Study in Australia?
Let’s Look at the Numbers!
- There are 43 universities in Australia for master’s study.
- As per QS World University Rankings 2018, 5 Australian universities figure in the top 50 list – The Australian National University (Rank 20), The University of Melbourne (Rank 41), The University of New South Wales (Rank 45), The University of Queensland (Rank 47), The University of Sydney (Rank 50) and a total of 7 universities is in the top 100 list
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of New South Wales
- The University of Queensland
- University of Technology, Sydney
- Monash University
- Australian National University
- RMIT University
- Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Powerful Reasons to Study in Australia
|Top Quality Education||Affordable Education||Immigrant Friendly Destination||Strong Employment Prospects|
|Strong in research||Affordable Tuition and Living Costs||Attractive Post-Study Work Options||Extensive Job Opportunities|
|Go8 universities||High Standard of Living||Permanent Residency Opportunities||Internships, part-time roles, etc.|
Popular Fields of Master’s Study
- Engineering & Technology
- Accounting & Finance
- Computer Science
Program Duration & Cost of Education
|Duration||Cost of Education per annum (Tuition Plus Living)|
|Usually between 1-2 years||Average tuition costs: AUD 20,000-37,000 per annum Living Costs: AUD 20,000 per annum|
Eligibility Criteria for Master’s Programs
|Strong Academic Credentials||Standardized Test Scores||Other Aspects of Profile|
|An undergraduate degree (3 or 4 years) from a recognized & accredited institution||GRE is not mandatory for most programs at most universities IELTS is required||Strong Academic Profile, projects, internships, papers|
Intake & Application Deadlines
Typically, the academic year for most Australian university programs begins in March; however, this may vary depending on the program. The academic year is generally divided into two semesters, and sometimes into three semesters (trimesters).
Most universities have July and January intakes. Depending on the program, there may also be a September or October intake.
Student Visa Terms and Provisions
- A student visa is called a Subclass 500 and can be applied for online. You should apply at least 12 weeks before the commencement of your program. The visa is valid for the duration of the program and an additional two to three months.
- Along with scanned documents of education and work experience, and their certified copies, you also need to submit an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment for each course application.
- Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) – This assessment is an integrity measure which confirms the applicant’s intention to stay in Australia only temporarily. For the GTE, a written statement should be submitted addressing factors like:
- Circumstances in the applicant’s home country and reasons for not studying there
- Potential benefits of studying in Australia and how it will help the applicant in the future
- Any academic gaps
- Employment history
- Economic circumstances in the applicant’s home country
- Depending on the situation, you may be called for an interview, a medical exam, and verification of criminal records.
- The processing time after the interview is 26 to 45 days
Part-Time Work Permit
- As an international student, you can apply for a work permit at the Australian Tax Office by submitting your Student Visa
- The permit is valid for the same duration as a student visa; the part-time work permit allows students to work 20 hours per week; one cannot work more than 40 hours in two weeks; you can work as much as you want during vacations
Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)
- This is applicable for students if they wish to work in Australia after graduating with a master’s degree
- Graduates of coursework master’s programs receive a two-year visa and research master’s graduates receive a three-year visa.
- This visa permits a maximum of 37 hours per week of work.
If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Australia and have further questions, please reach out to our representatives for personalized guidance tailored to your academic and professional profile.