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Intakes in Australia for 2024-25: Check Upcoming Intake Process

Updated on 05 January, 2024

Pragya Sharma

Pragya Sharma

Sr. Content Editor

Australia is considered one of the most prominent and sought-after study destinations. It has been estimated that in the year 2023, Australia is most likely to witness 161,000 new international students. However, with this rapid increase in demand for Australian universities, the competition is surely rising with Australian intakes year after year. Are you planning to be one of these 161,000 students? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. This comprehensive guide will take you through everything there is to know about intakes in Australia.



Different Intakes in Australia 

There are two major intakes in Australia for international students - February and July. Let’s understand these intakes in detail. 

  • February Intake: This is the main intake in Australia and covers most courses provided by almost every university in the country. As the name suggests, this intake starts in February. Furthermore, various scholarships and aids are also available. 
  • July Intake: It starts in July and showcases a limited number of universities offering a few courses.  

Apart from these two major intakes, there are also September and November intakes that offer very few courses. And for vocational courses, the intake takes place in May, July, or January. The deadline for each intake varies per the university and course. Below is the timeline illustrating commonly followed deadlines: 

Australia Intakes Deadline
February October-November 
July April-May

Which Intake in Australia Should One Opt For?

Choosing an intake that is feasible and most suitable for you is a crucial yet daunting task. However, there are no guidelines for choosing the Australian intake for international students. The February intake is undoubtedly better as it offers more courses and facilities than the July intake. 

While choosing the intake, consider factors like your academic history, results, program availability, funds, and suitability, among others. 

Deadlines for Admissions at Top 10 Australian Universities



Deadlines for Intakes of Australia*

February Intake

July Intake





The University of Melbourne

October 31 August 31 May 31 April 30

The University of Queensland 

November 30 May 31 November 30 May 31 

Monash University


Late November 



The University of Sydney 

January 30 July 17January 31July 15

Australian National University 

January 15May 15January 15May 15

University of New England


Charles Darwin University 

February 5June 18 February 5 June 18

University of Canberra

December 1June 1 December 1 June 1

University of New South Wales

-March 31 -March 31

The University of Western Australia

February 22 July 14 February 22 July 14 

*per the official universities’ websites

Documents Required for Admission at Australian Universities

While choosing the right intake for you, you must be aware of the required documents. Following is a list of documents necessary for admission to Australian universities: 

  • Academic transcripts 
  • GRE and GMAT scores of 280 and 650, respectively
  • Academic qualification, the level depends on the course you are taking. For instance, if you apply for a master’s program, a bachelor's degree is mandatory. 
  • Passport and student visa 
  • Higher secondary certificate
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Proof of financial resources 

Steps to Follow for Australia Intake 2023 

If you have decided to study in Australia but are confused about where to start, we have curated the answers for you. However, before diving into the steps, ensure you have selected your course and university. Read on to find out the steps for the February 

Australia intakes 2023. 

  • Begin Now: Many universities in Australia work on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have made up your mind, there is no spare time. You should start applying as early as possible and stay on top of any changes through the university website. 
  • Examination: Appear for the exam between September 2023-October 2023. To be eligible for the intake, you must take exams like the GMAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc., stay on top of the exam dates and appear for the same. It would help if you took these exams three months before to have ample time in case they need to be retaken. 
  • Apply to colleges: Start applying to colleges between October 2023-November 2023. Fill out the application form, and you can also contact your supervisor for a letter of recommendation. 
  • Between November 2023 and December 2023, the colleges will revert to you for interviews and acceptance letters. You should mail the university when you receive the confirmation. 
  • After you have enrolled in the Australian university, apply for a student visa between December 2023- January 2024. Applying for and getting your visa approved will take time, with all the documents aligning with the criteria. You can also opt for a scholarship. 
  • The last and final step is to book your tickets, pack your bags, and prepare to study at your dream college. Ensure you have all the necessary documents, make accommodation arrangements and be well-prepared. 


Shifting to a new country to pursue higher studies can get overwhelming. However, with the right knowledge and expertise, you can make the right decision and set the path for your future. It is advised to be thorough with the eligibility requirement, tuition fees, and intricate details, as every university has its own rules. Therefore, you should be well-prepared to avail yourself of Australia's high-quality education, diverse course offerings, and multicultural environment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many intakes does Australia have?

Australia has two major intakes - February and July offering various courses and universities. Additional intakes with limited courses are in November and September. 

What is the Australia Intake 2023?

The Australian intake for 2023 is divided into two semesters: Semester 1 begins in late February or early March and ends in early June or late May. In semester 2, classes begin late in July or early August and continue through November.

Pragya Sharma

Sr. Content Editor

Pragya Sharma is a content developer and marketer with 6.5+ years of experience in the education industry. She started her career as a social media copywriter for NIELIT, Ministry of Electronics & IT, and has now scaled up as a 360-degree content professional well-versed with the intricacies of digital marketing and different forms of content used to drive and hook the target audience. She is also a co-author of 2 stories in an anthology based on the theme- women empowerment.

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