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How to Study in Australia from India

Updated on 29 March, 2024

Neha Uppal

Neha Uppal

Sr. Content editor

Australia has emerged as one of the most sought-after countries for pursuing higher education. In fact, the country is home to the eight most popular universities also known as Go8 universities in the world. A massive number of students from India aspire every year to enroll themselves in some of the best colleges in Australia.


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Top Reasons to choose Australia as your study destination

The quality of education, various available career options, and the scope of working while continuing education, are some of the reasons why so many Indian students are choosing Australian colleges. Another reason that makes Australia a popular choice among Indian students is the flourishing expat Indian community living in Australia as well as the diverse culture that welcomes people from all over the world.

The Australian university system consists of public as well as private universities, and out of the 42 universities in the country, 38 are public universities. The tenure of the undergraduate courses is between 3 to 4 years. However, the tenure depends upon the type of degree, whether it is a general or professional one. The post-graduate programs last for 1-2 years, while the postgraduate extended programs last for 3-4 years. These tenures are for full-time study.

Popular courses among Indian students in Australia

  • Australian universities offer a lot of programs to study after graduation. Some of the popular courses offered by the universities in Australia are as follows:
    • Business and Management
    • Architecture & Arts
    • Information Technology 
    • Health and Science
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Engineering

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Top Universities in Australia

University QS WUR 2023
The Australian National University30
The University of Melbourne33
The University of Sydney41
The University of New South Wales45
The University of Queensland50
Monash University57
The University of Western Australia90
The University of Adelaide109
University of Technology Sydney137
University of Wollongong185

QS Rankings 2023

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Cost of Studying Master’s in Australia from India

The average program fee to study for a full-time Master’s degree in Australia is AUD $50,000 to AUD $65,760. Some of the programs in top universities in Australia do not offer part-time study or credit transfers.

Requirements to Study in Australia

The admission cycle in Australia commences in the month of February and July. The requirements to study master’s in Australia include English language proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL, a Statement of purpose along with a bank statement reflecting financial capacity, and an Overseas Health Cover. 

Exams needed to Study master’s in Australia.

Following are the exams you need to clear in order to study master’s in Australia:

English Proficiency Exam

TOEFL- 90 or above


PTE- 72 or above

IELTS- 6.0 to 6.5

CAE- C1 certificate (65 and above) or C2 certificate 

GMAT (For Management Studies)680 or above
Medical College Admissions Test or MCAT  (For admission in medical schools)

472 to 528 (overall scores)


118 and 132 (sectional scores) 

Law School Admissions Test or LSAT (For LLM or admission to law schools)150 or above

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Scholarships to Study in Australia

Sponsored by the DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs) and ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) along with the Department of Education, it offers UG/PG scholarships. Students applying for Australian partner universities and TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutions are eligible. Coverage is provided for the entire tuition costs, living costs, airfare, health insurance, along with miscellaneous costs. The total coverage period is two years. Scholars should return to India after finishing their education.

Name of the ScholarshipAward Eligibility
The University of New South Wales Business School$10,000 annuallyAcademic performance, leadership attributes, co-curricular activities, and more. 
University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship



(100% coverage for fees)

Students are considered automatically, without having to provide dedicated applications
International Scientia Coursework Scholarship at the University of New South WalesThe scholarship comes in two parts, one which offers coverage for the total tuition costs and another component which is $20,000 per year for tuition chargesA scholarship program for international students taking up postgraduate or graduate courses at the institution
Monash MBA International Excellence in LeadershipTwo awards of amount $16,000 each Exceptional leadership skills and stellar academic record and an interview that needs to be cleared by the aspirant.
University of Sydney’s Dr Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarship50% of tuition costs for a yearThose with distinctions in their undergraduate courses can apply
University of Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship100% or 50% waivers on tuition fees for three-year undergraduate courses. It may also be a remission of $10,000 on tuition costs for the first year. Stellar academic record 
Swinburne University$38,000 Stellar academic record and remarkable leadership skills
Sydney Scholars India Equity Scholarship$50,000 per year (throughout four years) and ten UG/PG students will receive $20,000 for the first year.15 UG/PG students will also be getting $10,000 as their scholarship amounts under this scholarshipOnly Indian students with a good academic record are eligible.
Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships SchemeOpen to international students interested in UG/PG courses with CRICOS registration
Griffith University50% of overall tuition costs for the entire length of the courseStellar academic record and remarkable leadership skills

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Student Visa for Australia- All about Subclass 500

Cost of Subclass 500 AUD630
Validity of Subclass 500Upto 5 years 

In order to be eligible for Subclass 500 Visa you need to be:

  • Enrolled in a course of study in Australia
  • Should have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) 
  • Must be over 6 years in age
  • Need to display welfare arrangements in case you are 18 or above

Scope after Studying in Australia

Job RolesSalary/Remuneration
Actuarial ScientistAU$99,121
Tax AccountantAU$56,100

Agriculture Scientists



Forestry Consultants

AU$43,000 to AU$49,000
Biomedical EngineerAU$64,000
Civil EngineerAU$59,280
Electrical Engineer AU$76,114
Mechanical EngineerAU$72,110
Electronics EngineerAU$71,400
IT EngineerAU$75,713
Business AnalystAU$69,161 to AU$100,000
Data AnalystAU$69,161 to AU$100,000
Tourism & Hospitality ManagementAU$83,000
Clinical PsychologistAU$76,126
MedicineAU$75,000 to AU$95,000

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About upGrad 

Studying at a reputed Australian university can be dream come true for many Indian students seeking to boost their opportunities and launch their careers in the best possible way. Many candidates wonder about how to study in Australia from India, as for most of the students studying in abroad is not so easy. Some of them find it difficult to get through the process of going to a new country; while there are others for whom arranging for the means can turn out to be a big challenge. To simplify the entire process of pursuing higher education from abroad, upGrad supports candidates to study abroad.

The extended vertical of upGrad is upGrad Abroad, which guides the students to fulfill their dream of getting an educational qualification from a foreign university. Candidates can get in touch with some of the best mentors as well as education professionals from various nooks of the world. Candidates can come across a wide variety of courses at upGrad Abroad. Some courses demand the candidate to complete one year at the university in their country while for the rest of the course, the candidates need to be on the campus. upGrad Abroad not only offers several courses to the candidates but also helps them with the entire process of visa, application, documentation, SOP until they move into the campus. This eases the strain that many students feel when they are struggling to find the right information and resources about their dream of getting an education in a foreign land.

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Neha Uppal

Sr. Content editor

Neha Uppal is a passionate content creator and editor. She carries 7.5+ years of experience working with leading edutech companies where she worked as a Faculty, Community Manager, and Content Marketeer. At upGrad, she is helping out people keep informed about the scopes and opportunities of studying abroad via informational articles/blogs.

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