Reasons to study in Australia


Australia is known for its diverse and welcoming people - there are so many reasons to consider studying in Australia.


  • Discover how to be an innovative, agile thinker

Australian universities, colleges, and schools are committed to equipping you with practical skills and knowledge to help you succeed in your chosen industry. As global demand booms for entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers, Australian education providers have re-engineered their approaches to teaching and learning to inspire thought-leading creativity among students in every discipline.


Australian universities, colleges, and schools will teach you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to help you succeed in a fast-changing world and remain agile in uncertain times.


  • Study at globally ranked institutions

Australia is setting international standards for excellence in education. The Australian education sector comprises world-leading education institutions, premium training facilities, and outstanding lecturers and student support services.

If you’re looking for unbiased proof that Australian universities truly are world-class, look at independent global rankings such as Times Higher Education, QS, and Shanghai Rankings. These organizations consistently rank Australian institutions in the world’s top 100 universities year after year.


  • Gain work experience while you study

Australian institutions provide an education designed to help you succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification will make you very attractive to potential employers in Australia, at home, and around the world.

Many Australian degrees and vocational courses include work experience programs and internships so you can gain hands-on industry experience and grow your professional network while you study. Once you complete your degree, you may also be eligible to stay and work in Australia.

While studying, you can work up to 20 hours per week during the semester and full-time during the semester break. This can be a great way to find study-related work or simply pay for your lifestyle in Australia.



  • Access extensive student support services

Australian institutions offer a huge range of student support services to help you settle into your new life in Australia. Education providers must comply with strict quality control and government accreditation measures so you can be assured you will receive only the best service. In several cities and towns, there are dedicated international student support centers, each offering practical advice and support on issues like legal rights, job skills and opportunities to meet and socialize with other local and international students

Australia's Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS ACT) framework enforces by law the best-practice protection for the rights of international students studying in Australia.


  • Live and study in safety

Australian cities have some of the lowest crime rates in the world, and our streets and public spaces are open and safe. There are many options for accommodation: you can live in purpose-built student villages, homestays, private rentals, share-houses, or boarding school accommodation.


  • Feel welcome in a multicultural society

Australia is a friendly and welcoming country. Our nation values individual freedoms, and the rights of citizens and visitors are protected under a transparent legal system.

We are also a multicultural society with respect for others no matter who they are or where they come from. Did you know almost 30% of Australians are born overseas? This has made our country rich with nationalities and cultures from all over the world.

When you study in Australia, you will join more than half a million international students from 192 countries who have been welcomed into Australian life.


  • Make the most of Australia’s great outdoors

With a unique mix of thriving cities and regional centers, vast open spaces and spectacular landscapes, it’s no wonder Australia attracts people from all over the world.

The first thing you will notice when you land in Australia is our fresh air and blue skies. We have a long history of protecting the beauty and sustainability of our environment. The result? Clean and sustainable cities and regional centers with plenty of green spaces and relatively low air pollution.

Our diverse natural environment offers a range of experiences – you can relax on our golden beaches, venture into our national parks to see our unique plants and animals, and explore the untamed outback.

Australian institutions also place great importance on teaching students the value of sustainability and how to apply it in all areas of industry.


  • Enjoy a high standard of living

Australian cities are consistently ranked as some of the most livable in the world. Our quality of education, healthcare, transport, infrastructure, and government services are rated well above international averages.

Australia is a technologically advanced country with a strong, globally competitive economy. You will enjoy all the benefits of high-quality services, transportation, and infrastructure in our towns and cities.


  • Employment opportunities

Our educational institutions make students work-ready and understand what it takes to succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification will make you a very attractive potential employee to employers in Australia, at home and around the world.



Scholarships to study in Australia

There are many grants, scholarships, and bursaries available to assist you financially with your studies in Australia.


  • Australia Awards

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbors through Australia's extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more about Australia Awards.


  • Destination Australia

The Destination Australia Program (DAP) is the Australian Government’s new mobility program for domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships will be available each year to support both domestic and international students studying at regional campus locations in qualifications from a Certification IV level and above. Australian tertiary institutions will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per student, per year.

  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)

From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program. Find out more about the Research Training Program at the Department of Education website. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to a participating university.


  • Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions. The fellowships aim to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more about the Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship.


  • Provider scholarships

Australian education providers regularly offer scholarships to qualifying international students, based on academic merit. Consult with the admissions team or international office at the provider you are applying to for further advice and information.



Who can apply for a scholarship?

All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students. Many are available to students of all nationalities, however, all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organization offering the scholarship, and applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider. To find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organization offering the scholarship. 

Moving to a new country is not easy. The lifestyle, classroom environment, transportation – everything is going to be different from India. And we know you have a lot of questions in your mind, so have answered common questions students as you raise about studying and living in Australia.

Frequently asked questions about Australia

Is Students are eligible for Stay back visa Australia?

After successful completion of Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree program with Minimum 2 year of duration, students can apply for 2 year post study work visa in Australia and if the spouse has accompanied your spouse also can apply for extension of Visa. Besides If you study minimum 2 year Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree courses leading to Trades in skilled occupation demand list for Australian , you can apply for 18 months temporary residence visa and if the spouse has accompanied your spouse also can apply for extension Visa. This will give further stay back in Australia.

What and where to study in Australia after graduation?

Pursuing masters in Australia can be one of the best decisions of your life since it’ll not only enhance your technical skills but also give your CV an edge over others. As an Indian student with an undergrad degree, you should be ideally looking for an institution that emphasises on practical knowledge, hands-on experience and getting you job-ready. Australian universities provide a research-based learning approach wherein you’ll be implementing all the concepts and ideas you gather in the classroom. Begin by taking a look at the subjects you learnt in your undergrad program, list down the ones that interest you. Narrow down to your preferred niche and search for possible programs and universities. Applying to Australian universities and institutions would also require you to take language and/or aptitude tests. So, do consider your academic scores while deciding what and where to study. Look for the intake offered for your preferred courses and prepare accordingly.

How to get admission in an Australian university?

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.

Can students work during studies in Australia?

All students with subclass 500 visa are allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight and full-time during vacations. Doctorate students can work full-time throughout the year.

Are Australian qualifications recognised worldwide?

Yes, degrees from Australian institutions are accepted worldwide and known for their quality of education.

Is Student spouse Visa in Australia?

If you are an international student choose to study Masters Programs /Masters by Research or Doctoral programs of minimum 1 year duration, your dependent can accompany you and can work full-time. If you study Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma/ Higher Diploma/ Associate Degree/ Bachelors/ Graduate Diploma course of minimum 1 year. Your dependent can accompany you and can work 20 hours weekly during your studies and fulltime on your vacation.