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Australia is a major study abroad destination which offers a wide range of courses to international students. The country has more than 12,000 higher educational institutions with 22,000 courses that vary from vocational training courses, English Language Training to university courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Q: What are the top universities in Australia?

A: According to the World University Rankings conducted by international agencies such as the Times Higher Education, Academic Ranking for World Universities and QS World University Ranking 2014, the top Australian universities are:


QS World Rank


THE Rank

The University of Melbourne




The Australian National University




The University of Queensland




The University of Western Australia




Monash University




The University of New South Wales




University of Sydney




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Q: How to get admission in an Australian university?

A: There are various steps involved in obtaining admission in an Australian university.

Enquiry and application: The first step is to choose the course and start the application. The candidates must start the process at least 10-12 months before the commencement of the course. The application for undergraduate courses requires a high school leaving certificate and graduate courses require a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

Application processing: Once the candidate submits the completed application form along with the supporting documents, the admissions committee reviews it and checks the English language skills (if the candidate doesn’t belong to an English speaking country).

Admission acceptance: Once the university is satisfied with the application of the candidate, it sends an offer letter, which the student has to duly sign and submit back to the university. It is followed by the creation of a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE); scheduled compulsory health insurance (OSHC) and forwarding pre-departure and orientation information.

Apply for visa: Once all these processes are over, the candidate can apply for visa. Click here to know more about applying for Australian student visa.

Q: What are the qualification exams?

A: Most of the Australian universities admit international students after considering the IELTS score. There are a few institutes and universities that accept TOEFL scores as well. GRE is not compulsory for admission to any of the Australian universities. However, if the candidate has got a good score in GRE, he/she may submit the score as it may be an added advantage while the admission committee considers the application. For the admission to the management courses, GMAT is compulsory.

Q: What are the popular courses in Australia?

A: According to a study conducted by Open Universities Australia, the top 10 trending courses in the country in 2014 for the undergraduate study are:

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Business

  • Bachelor of Accounting

  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)

  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Bachelor of Communication

  • Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)

The top graduate courses for international students who wish to study in Australia are:

  • Master of Business (Management/Commerce/Banking and Finance/Human Resources Management)

  • Master of IT/Computer Science

  • Master of Engineering

  • MBA

  • Master of Law

  • Master of Science

  • Master of Pharmacy/Clinical Pharmacy

Q: What is the duration of various courses in Australia?

A: The undergraduate courses in Australian universities are for three years. The duration of the postgraduate courses is one year and the Master’s degree by research is two year if full-time. If the candidate takes Master’s degree by research part-time, it will take four years to complete the course with the final research paper. The PhD courses take four years to complete if it is full time and a maximum of eight years if it is part time.

Q: How to get Australian student visa?

A: The student visa for Australia can be applied online. In order to start the application process, the candidate must create an ImmiAccount. Fill up the application form that is available online. The candidate must provide as much information as possible in the application form. Incomplete applications will take more time for processing. For the completion of the application form, the candidate must attach the supporting documents. The documents for each subclass are different.

The application checklist:

  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from an education provider stating that it has granted the student a place in the institution for a course of study.

  • A copy of the valid passport

  • Four recent passport size photographs

  • Academic certificates

  • IELTS score card

  • Evidence of relationship with parents

  • Evidence of liquid funds

  • Documents of dependants (if any)

  • Student affidavit, if the student is sponsoring himself for his studies in Australia

  • Copies of work experience certificates (notarized)

  • Evidence that there is sufficient financial backing to complete the course of study

  • Health documents

  • Visa application fee

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Q: What is the study cost in Australia?

A: The official government site for international students, Study Australia, says that the tuition fee for an undergraduate course for international student in Australia varies from AU$15,000 to AU$33,000 (US$30,810) per year. The postgraduate study cost for one year for international students is from AU$20,000 to $37,000 and PhD is from AU$14,000 to $37,000.

Q: What are the work during study opportunities?

A: The students of subclass 570-576 (student visa) have work permit issued along with their visa. However, the candidates with student visa are not allowed to work for more than 40 hours. The student should not start working before the commencement of the course in Australia.

Q: How is the campus life in Australia?

A: The student life is very much colourful in Australia with a lot of activities happening apart from academics. There are various societies and clubs in every college and university- be it small or big. The students get ample opportunities to take part in various activities of their interests and mingle with the student community from different parts of the world.

Q: How to get work after study visa in Australia?

A: The Australian government in March 2013 replaced Skilled Graduate visa with Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa to introduce new post-study work arrangements. The Temporary Graduate visa has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Work stream.

Graduate Work stream: This stream helps international graduates with qualification that is related to an occupation in the Skills Occupation List (SOL) to get an extended visa for 18 months after graduation.

Post-Study Work stream: This stream allows international students with an Australian graduate or higher education degree (irrespective of the field of study) to apply for a visa up to four years depending on their qualification.

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can i get mba application in australia i am btech discontinued students

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 18th Feb, 2020


see mba is a post graduate course, so first of all you need to complete your graduation, then you are eligible to apply for mba, in india most of the institute required 50% marks in graduation as a qualifying marks criteria for mba admission. since you have discontinued your graduation course you are not eligible to study  mba neither in india nor in abroad.


ls it easy to get admission in Australia to study MBBS

Nikhitha Sai 12th Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant. Compared to many other countries in terms of cost and education, it is comparatively easier to get admission in autpstralia to study MBBS. The courses offered are proper 4 years degree with even the fee also reasonable.

After your +2, soon the applications release, go on. And it won't take much of a process to apply. So fair chances to get the admission over there

All the best




what is the fee structure to study MBBS in Australia and America

Nikhitha Sai 10th Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant. So mbbs in Australia has usually the duration will be of 4 years. Fee structure depends on university. Some of the famous universities are

1. University of Sydney with fee structure of 64,500 Australian dollar per year

2. Flinders university with fee structure of 63,500 aud again

3. University of Queensland with fee structure of 73,264 aud

MBBS in America

Here, it's not like an mbbs degree. You need to complete any undergraduation degree in india in science subject and then give mcat. There are two degrees MD and DO. Depends on your choice, you can choose the degree. So per year , this degree cost around 40,000 usd to 50,000 usd. So for 4 years. More or less it costs like around 2,00,000 usd.

Hope this helps




The classical example if adaptive radiation is :- 1. Darwin Finches. 2. Marsupials of Australia. 3. Giant turtle. 4. All of these.

Ameya Narendra Parkar 12th Jan, 2020
Dear ishhika,
adaptive radiation is a process in which organisms diversify rapidly from an ancestral species into a multitude of new forms, particularly when a change in the environment makes new resources available, creates new challenges, or opens new environmental niches.
The prototypical example of adaptive radiation is finch speciation on the Galapagos Darwin's finches

I hope this information helps you

All the best

can i get visa in australia for under graduation and what are the process for getting visa

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Jan, 2020
You can get study visa for the course based on your marks, IELTS score, and other criteria set by Australia. You must first select the course you want to study later you will have to take IELTS course, you must apply prior to 6months from course commencement. You must have enough balance in your bank to fund your education, and expenses, you must have the whole amount before 6 months. Later applying for the course you must apply for education visa from Australian authority. It will take time, and it depends upon your luck and your documents ,visa will be provided then.
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