Why Study in Australia

The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables.

Australian Degree Is A Globally Recognized Degree

When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Australia is a leading global education powerhouse with some of the world‘s best facilities and educators, providing local and international students with a range of quality options. Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or

Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

Much Less Time To Complete Studies

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year’s tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Lecture Bachelor (S1) only requires 3 years in general, except for majors such as Medicine and Engineering. Master lecture there were only 1 year in duration.



Education System in Australia

How & When to Apply?

The main intake for Australian universities is February & July. Most degrees are available for both intakes except Medicine/Dentistry/OT etc which normally start only in February.

If you are currently in A’ levels, you can apply at any time with your forecast result. Please note that you need to apply for Medicine / Dentistry / OT etc as early as possible;

If you are currently in polytechnics, you should apply when you have first 5 semester results. Australian universities offer 1-2 year credit exemptions if your diploma is relevant and your GPA is good

If you are currently in O’ levels applying for Foundation year program, you can apply with the preliminary result for January intake, or apply with the actual result for other intakes (April / July / Oct);

There are 43 universities in Australia and 40 of them are public universities. All of them are highly ranked and well recognised in the world. The Group of Eight (Go8) universities are some of the largest and the oldest universities in Australia, they are:

Education System Structures

The education system in Australia is divided into a three-tier structure – combining school education, vocational education & training, and higher education together. Most study programs offered by Australian universities provide courses and conduct research in a wide range of professional and academic disciplines. They award associate diplomas, diplomas, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Australia has 37 public universities and two (2) private universities. Australia offers a wide choice of studies with more than 1,200 choices of educational institutions and more than 22,000 choices of majors for international students. You can study at various levels of education and qualifications ranging from elementary, secondary, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities). You can take a Bachelor’s degree or take a short course to work or vacation here.

Foundation Studies

Pre-University Program (Foundation) is an intensive preparatory course of study as a base and a bridge that prepares students for entry into university, with duration of six (6) to 12 months. Pre-University Program (Foundation) is divided into several fields of study, such as business, sciences, and arts & design, as well as the media and social sciences.

The fee for Pre-University Program (Foundation) ranges between AUD 20,000 – AUD 32,000 per year.

Undergraduate Degree

Most Australian universities offer a combination of various fields of study, so that students can get more than one qualification (Double Degree). In the final year of a degree program, students with good achievements will be offered to add one (1) year of study to get an honorary degree (Honours). When graduated with satisfactory (First Class Honours), the students have the opportunity to directly proceed to the doctoral program, so that the study period can be shortened.

Postgraduate Degree

Graduate Program consists of a Graduate Certificate (6 months), Graduate Diploma (1 year), Master Degree (1-2 years), and Doctoral Degree (3-4 years). Master Degree in stages, students will be asked to make a thesis (thesis); whereas at this stage of Doctoral Degree, students will be asked to complete a dissertation of research.

Tuition for Postgraduate program (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master) ranged AUD 25,000 – AUD 34,000 per year.

Important Conditions Required For Indonesian Students to be Able to Attend Classes at The University of Australia are:

  • Grade 2 high school / high school graduates with good grades
  • Graduated from the Foundation program in Australia.
  • Mastering English actively and fluently (TOEFL 550+ or IELTS 6.5).
  • Have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses.
  • Healthy Body (Medical Check-up)




International students must meet the cost of study and live in Australia. To be able to provide a study visa for Indonesian students who wish to continue their studies in Australia, the Australian Embassy requires some evidence that students have enough money and funds available, namely by showing proof of living costs of AUD 20,000 for students per year.


The cost of study in Australia depends on the educational institution and the level of study you choose.

The table below gives an indication of the variety of study costs for different types of qualifications.

• Doctoral degree – $ 14,000- $ 37,000
• Postgraduate Degree (Master) – $ 20,000- $ 37,000
• Bachelor Degrees – $ 15,000- $ 33,000

Average cost of studying in Australia

Business / Social science: A$ 28,000 – A$ 42,000 /year
Engineering / Science: A$ 25,000 – A$ 35,000 /year
Medicine / Dentistry: 1st-5th year: A$ 65,000 – A$ 75,000 /year

Average cost of living in Australia

Big mac A$ 5.5
Half litre of beer A$ 6
Can of coke A$ 2
Bottle of water 1.5l A$ 2
Cinema ticket A$ 10 – 15
Second hand car: A$ 2,000 – A$ 8,000
Student accommodation: A$ 7,000 – A$ 12,000 / year


Hostels and guesthouses: around $ 90 to $ 150 per week
Shared rental: around $ 85 to $ 280 per week
Homestay: around $ 235 to $ 325 per week
Boarding school: around $ 11,000 – $ 22,000 per year
Transportation: around $ 15 to $ 55 per week
Telephone and internet: around $ 20 to $ 55 a week

For the cost of living, depending on the selected city, accommodation and lifestyle. As the most populous city, the cost of the most expensive accommodation in Sydney. Rent a studio apartment in downtown Sydney around $ 450 / week. For those of you who want to study in Sydney with a low cost of living, and want to stay in the city center, you can share one bedroom apartment, so that pressing the rental fee to $ 150-200 / week. If you prefer a small town and inexpensive living costs, choose Adelaide.

Accommodation on campus

Many universities have dormitories. Boarding facilities are generally equipped with a bed, a study room, bathroom, laundry, kitchen, as well as a gathering place. Most dorms provide food. On-campus accommodation costs average about AUD 230 – AUD 400 per week.

Rent Apartment or House

International students can rent an apartment or house. The amount of the rent paid vary according to the location, spacious, and the facilities available. Many international students occupy the house or apartment together (sharing). The cost of renting an apartment is AUD 350 – AUD 550 per week. These costs can be saved by inviting friends to stay together so that each tenant only pays half of the cost.


Groceries and eating out – $80 to $200 per week
Gas, electricity – $60 to $100 per week
Phone and Internet – $20 to $50 per week
Public transport – $10 to $50 per week
Car (after purchase) – $150 to $250 per week
Entertainment – $50 to $100 per week

The cost of living like in other places will vary according to the city where people live and the lifestyle of each individual.

Major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, for example, has higher cost of living than other cities.

Each student will generally require between AUD 1,500 to AUD 2,000 per month. This fee covers the cost of accommodation, meals, transportation, telecommunications, and other daily necessities.

Insurance and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

You need to maintain insurance called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) while your student visa is valid. You will also be responsible for your own accident and property insurance. It is also advisable to purchase travel insurance before leaving your country to cover lost baggage, cancellation of plane tickets and repatriation.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) must be owned by all Australian student visa holders, which must be purchased from registered health organizations, such as Medibank Private, Worldcare Assist, Faith International, Australian Unity, BUPA Australia etc. Each institution has its own insurance company. Therefore, OSHC is paid along with tuition, that is before students apply for visa and the amount paid includes the total duration of the student’s learning. Students who do not have a student visa because the courses are taken less than three (3) months, are not required to have OSHC, but it is advisable to have travel insurance (travel insurance).

This insurance covers the cost of general practitioners, hospital inpatient care and prescription drugs, eye and dental care is usually not included, then it is recommended that you check it before leaving for Australia.

OSHC cost is around AUD 500 – AUD 600 per year.  19 Australian universities were ranked among the top 400 universities and 6 of them were ranked among the top 100 in the world.

Australia is also a great place to live – four of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world are in Australia: Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth.

Duration of Programs

The duration for most foundation programs take one year and some with accelerated programs for students with Year 12 results, i.e. A Level, but do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry into the undergraduate program. The duration for a most bachelor degree is 3 years and the honours year can normally be completed in a year. Professional programs like Engineering, Allied Health Sciences programs are 4 years with direct honours.

Accommodation and Living expenses

Living expenses including accommodation a year is approximately A$20,000 a year. Big cities like Sydney and Melbourne tend to command higher rent and living expenses from A$2,50 – A$4,00 per week if you live in the city. Cities like Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth will range from A$1,80 – A$3,00 in the city. Note that this cost is just an approximate and the cost varies according to many factors like location, size etc. There are options to stay in on-campus dorms, privately owned student accommodation and off-campus housing.

Healthcare and Medical Insurance

As an international student in Australia, you are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your study in Australia. You can either arrange for the university to purchase for the OSHC (most popular choice) on your behalf, or go directly through the provider’s website. You will need to purchase the OSHC before getting the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to apply for the student’s visa.

Healthcare and Medical Insurance

Many international students take on part-time employment in Australia to make some extra pocket money and it is also a good opportunity to gain work experience which Australian employers value. Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break. The minimum wage in Australia is currently $15.96 before tax. Australians are generally very punctual so make sure you are punctual at school and work.

Money Matters

Most, if not all Australian universities require a certain percentage of the first year’s tuition fee to be collected as deposit to confirm a place in the institution. Bank drafts and electronic funds transfer like telegraphic transfers are the most common method. Cheque and credit card is also accepted. Before or after arriving in Australia, students advised to open a bank account under a student account so that their parents can transfer money to their bank account. Australian banks like Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Wespac are popular among international students as the EFTPOS (aka ATM) are easily located in the universities.



Visa Requirements for Australia

As a student visa applicant, you must fulfil the following requirements:

1. An Offer of Acceptance: Before you can apply for a student visa, a valid offer letter from a CRICOS registered Australian institute is required.

2. English Proficiency: An IELTS score is a mandatory requirement and evidence of this must be included at the time of application for the student visa. The TOEFL exam is not accepted.

3. Financial Capacity: Student visas are granted when a student can prove that he has adequate funds to support himself in Australia, pay for the tuition and care for dependant family members included on the visa.

4. Work Permit Rules: As a student in Australia, you will only have a limited working allowance on your student visa. Therefore, adequate funding to pay for living expenses and tuition are important and must be evidenced to gain the student visa. If you take time off from study to work, you will fall below full-time study levels, exceed your work allowance on the student visa, or will fail academically. Any of these things can lead to your student visa cancellation.

5. Bonafides: In order to get a student visa you need to submit your past academic records for verification as well as a statement of purpose for undertaking the desired course.

6. Health cover: Because Medicare, the Australian national health system, is not available to overseas students under student visa, you must maintain your Overseas Student Health (OSHC) cover while in Australia.

  1. Non-Immigrant Intent: You must leave Australia before your student visa expires. The other requirements are that you be a genuine student, have good health and be of good character-without a criminal record.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance covers the cost of general practitioners, hospital inpatient care and prescription drugs, eye and dental care is usually not included, then it is recommended that you check it before leaving for Australia.

All the international students must have covered health insurance before applying for aAustralian study visa.

The country generally accepts OSHC, which can either be obtained from the applied university or else you can directly procure it from the 5 OSHC providers approved by the Australian immigration department (BUPA Australia, Medibank Private, Worldcare Assist, Faith International, Australian Unity, Australian Health Management, and Allianz Global Assistance ).


Proof of financial ability to meet the cost of living (tuition fees, travel, living expenses and your return air ticket) which is around AU$19,830 (~US$15,170) for a year. If your dependents (spouse and children) also accompany you, then you need to show the proof of covering their cost of living too, for this you must have at least AU$60,000 (~US$45,850) a year.

Student Visa & Health Insurance (CRICOS & ESOS ACT)

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is a list of all the course providers and institutions that are allowed to accept international students. Students who want to register for the learning period of more than three (3) months need to obtain a student visa (student visa) Australia. Student visas are issued only to registered courses in CRICOS. The duration of student visas granted is in accordance with the duration of the program adopted.

All of these are covered in the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act-laws that protect international students in any way for the quality assurance of education in Australia and the refund of school fees if the institution cannot fulfill its obligations.

In August 2005, the Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs (DIMA) Australia introduced a new type of student visa: “eVisa or Electronic Visa”. DIMIA changed its name to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in 2014. The application process with eVisa method can be completed within a period which is usually faster and cheaper than the maintenance as usual.

Eduversity is an accredited agent for the maintenance eVisa so that we can provide visa processing services to two (2) ways, namely through eVisa or through the usual process.


After obtaining a visa, there are requirements that you must fulfill so that the visa remains valid, including;

• You must remain registered and maintain good progress and presence in your studies.

• If you want to change your qualification level, you must apply for a new student visa.

• Give your education address to Australia to your institution so they can contact you, and let them know if you change your address.

Partner Institution in Australia

List of Institutions

ACG City Campus
ACG Parnell College
ACG Senior College
ACG Strathallan
ACG Sunderland
Adelphi University
American University
Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Ruskin International College
Anglican Schools Commission International
ANU College
APM College of Business and Communication
Aston University Kaplan International College London
Auburn University
Auckland University of Technology
Australia Catholic University
Australia Graduate School of Leadership
Australia National University
Australian College of Natural Therapies
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian Institute of Applied Sciences
Australian Institute of Higher Education (AIHE)
Australian Maritime College
Australian National College of Beauty
Australian National University (ANU)
Australian Technical & Management College (ATMC)
Australian Technology Network (ATN)
Bellerbys College
Billy Blue College of Design
Birmingham City University Birmingham City International College
Blue Mountain International Hotel School
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Bond College
Bond University
Bournemouth University Bournemouth University International College
Brunel University London
Cambridge International College
Canning College
Carnegie Mellon University Australia
CATC Design School
Central Queensland University
Centre for English Language (CELUSA)
Charles Darwin University
Charles Sturt University CSU Study Centres
Chiefly Business School
Choice Business College
College of Natural Beauty
Coventry University London Coventry London University ISC
CQ University
Cranfied University Kaplan International College London
Curtin College
Curtin University
Curtin University of Technology
Deakin College
Deakin University
Dickinson College
Durham University Durham University ISC
ECU College
Edith Cowan College
Edith Cowan University
Endeavour College of Natural Health
English Language Academy (Univ. of Auckland)
Excelsia College
Eynesbury – A member of Navitas
Eynesbury College
Federation University
Flinders University
Florida International Univeristy
Glasgow Caledonian University INTO GCU
Griffith College
Griffith University
Hertfordshire International College (HIC)
highest ranked Australian Universities.
Hinders University [FLINDERS]
IES College – UQ Foundation
Innovative Research Universities (IRU)
International College of Hotel Management
International College of Management Sydney
International College of Portsmouth (ICP)
International Education Services
INTO Centre at City University London
INTO Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University
INTO London World Education Centre
INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University
INTO Manchester in partnership with the University of Manchester
INTO Newton A-Level program
INTO Queens University Belfast
INTO Study Centre at Newcastle University
INTO University of East Anglea
INTO University of Gloucestershire
INTO University of Stirling
James Cook University
Jansen Newman Institute
JMC Academy
Kansas University
Kaplan International
Kaplan International College London
Keele University
Kingston University
La Trobe University
Lancaster University Lancaster University ISC
LBIC – Brunel University London
Le Cordon Bleu
Leeds Beckett University Leeds Beckett University ISC
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University ISC
Louisiana State University
Macleans College
Macquarie University
Manchester Metropolitan University INTO Manchester
Massey University
MIBT – Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC
Monash University
Murdoch University
Navitas ACAP
Navitas English
Navitas Ltd
Navitas Professional
Nazareth College
Newcastle International College
Nottingham Trent University NTIC
Ntec Tertiary Group
Otago Polytechnic
Ozford College
Phoenix Academy
Queen’s University Belfast INTO QUB
Queensland International Business Academy (QIBA)
Queensland University of Technology
QUT International College
Royal Holloway, University of London Royal Holloway ISC
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Southern Cross University
Southern Cross University College (Nepal only)
Southern Institute of Technology
Southern School of Natural Therapies
Strathfield College
Swinburne University
Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT)
TAFE International Western Australia
TAFE Queensland
TAFE WA (Perth)
Taylors College
The Australian National University ANU College
The Hotel School Sydney
The Kilmore International School
The University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide College
The University of Manchester INTO Manchester
The University of Nottingham
The University of Queensland
The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield College
The University of Utah
THINK – Billy Blue, William Blue
Think Health Education
Times Academy
Torrens University
Trinity College
Tristar Aviation
Unitec Institute of Technology
Universities in Northern Territory
University College London
University if Technology Sydney
University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen ISC
University of Adelaide
University of Adelaide College – Kaplan Higher Education
University of Auckland
University of Ballarat [BALLARAT]
University of Brighton University of Brighton International College
University of Canberra [CANBERRA]
University of Canberra College
University of Canterbury UC International College
University of Central Florida
University of Dayton
University of East Anglia INTO UEA
University of Essex University of Essex International College
University of Exeter INTO University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
Glasgow International College
University of Gloucestershire INTO University of Gloucestershire
University of Hertfordshire Hertfordshire International College
University of Huddersfield
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Leeds
University of Leeds ISC
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Lincoln ISC
University of Liverpool
Liverpool International College
University of London
University of Melbourne
University of New England [UNE]
University of New South Wales
University of Newcastle
University of Notre Dame
University of Otago
University of Plymouth Plymouth University International College
University of Portsmouth International College Portsmouth
University of Queensland
University of South Adelaide
University of South Australia
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Queensland [USQ]
University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde International Student
University of Sunshine Coast
University of Surrey University of Surrey International Student Centre
University of Sussex University of Sussex International Student Centre
University of Sydney
University of Sydney Taylors College Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
University of the Pacific
University of The Sunshine Coast
University of West England, Bristol UWE Bristol’s International College
University of Western Australia
Taylors College Perth
University of Western Sydney
University of Westminster Kaplan International College
University of Wollongong [UOW]
University of York
University of York International Pathway College
Southern Cross University [SCU]
Waikato University
Warwick Institute of Australia
Western Sydney City Campus
Western Sydney International College
Western Sydney University
William Angliss Institute [WAI]
William Blue College of Hospitality Management

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