It may come as a surprise that Australia, with a population of approximately 24 million, ranks as the third most popular destination for international students in the world, following only the United Kingdom and the United States. However, this is not unexpected when you consider that Australia boasts seven of the top 100 universities globally. Moreover, with an extensive range of over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia outranks countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universities 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems. The number of international students in Australia continues to rise, surpassing that of any other country. Furthermore, based on factors such as student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity, Australia has five of the top 30 cities in the world for students.

  •  Business and Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Health Science
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science and Service

According to Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) there are 10 study levels:

  • Vocational Education and Training Sector (Level 1 – 6)
  • Higher Education Undergraduate (Level 7)
  • Higher Education Postgraduate (Level 8)
  • Research Degree (Level 9)
  • Doctorate Degree (Level 10)

English language requirements can differ between institutions and courses. However, the Vocational Education and Training sector generally has a minimum English language requirement of 5.5* on the IELTS or an equivalent score on other English language tests. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, on the other hand, typically require an overall score of 6.0*. The Department of Home Affairs also sets English language requirements for various levels.


Minimum academic entry requirement:

  • CGPA 2.4 or above for VET Programs
  • 2.6 or above for Higher Education.

All the applicants need student visa to study in Australia. Required documents or process for visa application:

  • COE
  • Identity document/s
  • Health insurance
  • Statement of purpose
  • Academic transcripts
  • Relationship evidences
  • Financial documents
  • Medical
  • Biometrics
  • Student must meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement. Read more about this on the Department of Home Affairs.

Visit website for more information: Department of Home Affairs, Australia