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Why apply for an Australia Student Visa? 

  • 38 QS Ranking universities.
  • AUD 20,000 scholarships.
  • Affordable tuition fees.
  • Quick visa processing.
  • Post-study work permit 2-3 years.

Study in Australia to accelerate your career growth

International students have a wide variety of choices for studying in Australia. The quality of education, various courses to choose from, and post-study work opportunities make it one of the most desirable destinations among Indian students. Australian universities are strong in research, excelling in areas such as arts and humanities, education, and sciences.

It is easier to get an Australian student visa than other countries. Students wanting to study in Australia must meet certain requirements to qualify for a visa. Once you are enrolled in a full-time study course, you can apply for a visa under Subclass 500.

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Types of Australia Student Visa 

  • Student visa (subclass 500)
  • Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)
  • Training visa (subclass 407)

With the Student visa (Subclass 500) visa, the visa holder can:

  • Enroll in a course and participate in an eligible course of study
  • Bring family members to Australia
  • Travel to and from the country
  • Work for up to 40 hours every two weeks during the course

Looking to study in Australia? Y-Axis can help you get an Australia Student Visa with the highest success. Our expertise in Australian immigration processes helps you navigate its tricky procedures. Y-Axis helps students identify the right course and college in Australia that can set them on the path to a successful career.

Australian Student Visa (Subclass 500) Validity  

Course Duration Australia Student Visa Validity
Longer than 10 months and ending in November/ December For Instance, your course ends in December 2023, and your visa will be valid until March 15, 2024.
Longer than 10 months but finishing between January and October Your visa would be valid for two months longer than the duration of your course. For e.g., if the course ends in Feb 2024, your student visa will be valid until April 2024.
10 months or less Your visa will be valid for one month longer than the duration of your course.


Intakes in Australia

Australia generally has two intakes in a year.

  • Intake 1: It commences in February and is the major intake.
  • Intake 2: It commences in July. 

However, few universities offer multiple intakes, even in September and November. Hence, starting your admission process around six months before the application deadline is highly advisable.

Higher Study Options


Intake Months

Deadline to Apply


3-4 Years

Feb, July (Major) & Nov (Minor)

4-6 months before the intake month

Masters (MS/MBA)

1.5-2 Years

Feb, July (Major) & Nov (Minor)

Benefits of studying in Australia

  • Scholarship benefits for international students
  • Best student-friendly cities
  • Post-study work visa
  • Diverse and vibrant student life
  • Easy and affordable cost of living
  • No language barrier 

Other benefits for international students include: 

Higher Study Options


Part-time work duration allowed

Post-study work permit

Can departments work full-time?

Is schooling free for department children

PR option available for post-study and work


20 Hours per week

2 Years




Masters (MS/MBA)

20 Hours per week

3 Years





Top Universities in Australia 


Australia has some of the world’s best-ranked universities. Australian Universities offer a wide range of courses in various subjects. The tuition fees here are affordable compared to the UK and the US.

Students in Australian universities are eligible for a post-study work permit valid for up to four years. This can act as a pathway to Australia PR.

Australia rank University World Rank
1 Australian National University 30
2 University of Melbourne 33
3 University of Sydney 41
4 University of New South Wales 45
5 University of Queensland 50
6 Monash University 57
7 University of Western Australia 90
8 University of Adelaide 109
9 University of Technology Sydney 137
10 University of Wollongong 185
11 RMIT University 190
12 University of Newcastle 192
13 Curtin University 193
14 Macquarie University 195
15 Queensland University of Technology 222
16 Deakin University 266
17 University of Tasmania 293
18 Swinburne University of Technology 296
19 Griffith University 300
20 La Trobe University 316
21 University of South Australia 363
22 Flinders University 425
23 James Cook University 461
24 Bond University 481
25 Western Sydney University 501
25 University of Canberra 511
25 Murdoch University 561
28 Edith Cowan University 601
29 University of Southern Queensland 651
29 CQUniversity 651
31 Victoria University 701
31 Southern Cross University 701
31 Charles Darwin University 701
34 Australian Catholic University 801
34 University of New England 801
34 Charles Sturt University 801
37 University of the Sunshine Coast 1001
38 University of Notre Dame Australia 1201

Source: QS World University Rankings 2024

Australian Universities and Programs 

Universities Programs
Australian National University Bachelors, Masters, MBA, Btech
Monash University Bachelors, Btech, Masters, MBA
University of Adelaide Bachelors, Btech, Masters
University of Melbourne Bachelors, Btech, Masters
University of New South Wales Bachelors, Btech, Masters
University of Queensland: Bachelors, Masters, MBA
University of Sydney Bachelors, Btech, Masters
University of Technology Sydney Masters, MBA
University of Western Australia Bachelors, Btech, Masters, MBA
University of Wollongong Masters, MBA
Australian Graduate School of Management MBA
RMIT University Btech
Macquarie University MBA
Melbourne Business School MBA
University of South Australia MBA


Scholarships in Australia for Indian Students 

Scholarship Name

Amount (per year)


Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

40,109 AUD

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BrokerFish International student scholarship

1,000 AUD

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The University of Sydney International Scholarship

40,000 AUD

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CQU International Student Scholarship

15,000 AUD

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CDU Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achievers Scholarships

15,000 AUD

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Macquarie Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

10,000 AUD

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Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

22,750 AUD

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Eligibility to Study in Australia

Aspirants seeking to pursue graduate and master's degree courses in Australia can check the educational requirements, required percentage, IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score requirements, and other requisite details from the following table. 

Higher Study Options

Minimum Educational Requirement

Minimum Required Percentage


Backlogs Information

Other Standardized Tests


12 Years of Education (10+2)


Overall, 6.5 with 5.5 in each band

Up to 10 backlogs (some private hospital universities may accept more)


Masters (MS/MBA)

3/4 Years of Graduate Degree


Overall, 6.5 with no band less than 6

Requirements to apply for an Australian student visa

  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Letter of Offer
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement
  • Proof of Funds
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Health Requirement
  • Character Requirement 

Important Notice

Australia announces new English language requirements

Australia changed English Language Requirements for Student and Temporary Graduate visas on 11 December 2023 as part of the Australian Government’s Migration Strategy. These changes imply applications submitted after 23 March 2024.

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How to get a Student Visa for Australia? 

Step 1: Check your eligibility for an Australian student Visa.

Step 2: Arrange the checklist of documents.

Step 3: Apply for the visa online.

Step 4: Wait for the status.

Step 5:  Fly to study in Australia.  

Australian student visa fees  

Visa subclass Base application charge Additional applicant charge  Additional applicant charge under 18 Subsequent temporary application charge
Student visa (subclass 500) AUD650 AUD485 AUD160 AUD700
Student visa (subclass 500) (subsequent entrant) AUD650 AUD485 AUD160 AUD700
Student visa (subclass 500) – Foreign Affairs or Defence sector nil nil nil nil
Student visa (subclass 500) – Postgraduate research sector AUD650 nil nil nil
Student Guardian (subclass 590) AUD650 nil nil AUD700

Proof of Funds

The below list is the proof of funds required to study in Australia. 

Type of Applicant

Financial capacity requirement before 10 May 2024
Financial capacity requirement after 10​​ May 2024

Primary Applicant

AUD 24,505 AUD 29,710

Spouse or de facto partner of the Student primary applicant (not applicable to Student Guardian applicant)

AUD 8,574

AUD 10,394

Dependent child

AUD 3,670 AUD 4,449

Annual school costs

AUD 9,661 AUD 13,502

Personal annual income if there is no member of the family

AUD 72,465 AUD 87,856

Personal annual income where there is a member of the family unit

AUD 84,543

AUD 102,500


Important announcement about Australia Visa Fee

Fee increase from 01 July 2024 - Engineers Australia

Fee increases for the 2024-2025 financial year

From 1 July 2024, Australia migration skills assessment fees will increase by 3–4 percent to align with the wage, consumer, and producer prices. The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has approved the changes.

Migration skills assessment fees

Our migration skills assessment fees for 2023 to 2024 are below.

International Accords qualification assessment fees




From 1 July 

From 1 July


Fee excl.

Fee incl.

Fee excl.

Fee incl.

Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord qualification assessment





Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord qualification assessment plus
relevant skilled employment assessment





Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord qualification assessment plus
overseas PhD assessment 





Washington/Sydney/Dublin Accord qualification assessment plus
relevant skilled employment assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment






Australian accredited engineering qualification assessment fees




From 1 July 

From 1 July


Fee excl.

Fee incl.

Fee excl.

Fee incl.

Australian Engineering Qualification Assessment





Australian engineering qualification assessment plus
relevant skilled employment assessment





Australian engineering qualification assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment





Australian engineering qualification assessment plus
relevant skilled employment assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment






Competency demonstration report (CDR) assessment fees




From 1 July  

From 1 July


Fee excl.

Fee incl.

Fee excl.

Fee incl.

Standard competency demonstration report





Competency demonstration report plus
relevant skilled employment assessment





Competency demonstration report plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment





Competency demonstration report plus
relevant skilled employment assessment plus
overseas engineering PhD assessment





Cost of Study in Australia

Studying in Australia includes student visa fees, tuition fees/university charges, accommodation, food, and other expenses. The following table briefs about the student living expenses in Australia. 

Higher Study Options


Average Tuition Fee per Year

Visa Fee

Living Expenses for 1 Year/Proof of funds for 1 year


22,000 AUD and Above

710 AUD

24,505 AUD

Masters (MS/MBA)


Processing time for Australia Student Visa

The processing time for an Australian Student Visa is usually four weeks. You can apply for the visa 124 days before the start of your course, and you can travel to the country 90 days before the commencement of your course.  

Post-Study Work Permits in Australia 

Degrees No. of years
Bachelor degrees 2 years
Masters degrees 3 years
All doctoral qualifications 3 years


How can Y-Axis help you?

Y-Axis is the right mentor to advise you on studying in Australia. It helps you with

  • Free Counseling, avail professional counseling to help you choose the right course and college in Australia
  • Campus Ready Program is a Y-Axis initiative that counsels every student to navigate in the right direction during and after the study program. 
  • Coaching services assist you in acing your IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE test scores.
  • Australia Student Visa, get counseling and advice from proven experts to advise you in all the steps.
  • Course Recommendation, get unbiased advice with Y-Path that puts you on the right path to success.

FAQ'S Related To Australia Immigration

1. What are the affordable universities in Australia for 2024?

Australia is the most popular study destination for international students. Australia has seven top-ranked universities in the top 100 per the QS ranking 2024. Though Australia is known as the world's most expensive country, international students can find some affordable universities in Australia for their education.

List of Affordable Universities in Australia 2024
Name of the university Fees per year
University of Queensland AUD 45,000 – AUD 60,000
University of Wollongong AUD 40,000 – AUD 55,000
University of Sunshine Coast AUD 24,300 – AUD 35,000
Griffith University AUD 35,000 – AUD 50,000
University of Divinity AUD 15,000 – AUD 30,000
University of Southern Queensland AUD 22,500 – AUD 35,000
Western Sydney University AUD 21,000 – AUD 38,000
Charles Sturt University AUD 16,000 – AUD 30,000
Edith Cowan University AUD 25,000 – AUD 40,000
Federation University Australia AUD 21,000 – AUD 35,000
2. I have 50% marks in 12th. Can I get admission in Australia?

To get admission to Australian universities, you must score a minimum percentage of 60%. The recommended 12th percentile to get admission in diploma-level courses in Australia is at least 60%, and to get admission in graduate degree courses, your 12th percentile should be 65%.

3. Can you study in Australia without attending any universities?

Yes! Australian educational institutes allow international students to study without attending a university. Australia has many educational organizations from the primary school level to higher education. The country has many vocational schools and colleges for international students. Some universities in Australia even accept admissions without IELTS with some terms and conditions.

4. Can I work full-time while studying in Australia?

Yes! International students are allowed to work full-time in Australia while studying. The Australian Government has relaxed the working hours for international students. As per the new rules, international students can work 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and full-time during their breaks. A fortnightly period starts on Monday.

Students opting to work part-time/full-time in Australia must meet some conditions. They must be able to manage their study and work hours. They must ensure to maintain satisfactory attendance during their course.

5. When does the academic year in Australia begin?

In Australian schools, the academic year starts in late January or early February and ends mid-December. The entire year is divided into four terms. Each term has ten weeks. In universities, there are two study intakes in Australia. One is the autumn intake, and the other one is:

  • Major Intake (Primary Intake/Intake 1/Semester 1/T1) starts in February/March.
  • Minor Intake (Secondary Intake/Intake 2/T2) starts in July.
6. After a 1-year master's in Australia, can I get a PSW?

No, you are not eligible for an Australian post-study work visa if the course duration is one year. The course duration must be at least two years to get the PSW. The course duration must be two years, whether a single degree or multiple degrees. After that, international students are eligible to get PSW in Australia.

7. How to study in Australia, free or for a low-cost budget?

International students are encouraged to study in Australia with many scholarship programs. The Australian government and universities offer many scholarship programs annually. The scholarships cover tuition fees, medical insurance, traveling costs, and living expenses. Here is the information about Australian scholarships that cover the entire tuition fee.

  • Australia Awards Scholarships: This fully-funded merit scholarship is awarded on various undergraduate, postgraduate, master's, and PhD programs. The grant covers all expenses like tuition fees, establishment allowance, travel allowance, books, rent, and living expenses.
  • Monash University: The university will be one of the QS-ranking universities in 2024. The university ranks #6 in the world rankings. The university offers a fully-funded scholarship of AUD 16,000 per undergraduate student, which can cover tuition fees and living expenses.
  • Work-study programs: Some universities offer work and study programs where you can work while studying. The part-time income helps to cover the living expenses.
  • Charles Sturt University: The university offers over 3 million AUD scholarships every year. The college campuses are located in regional centers.
8. Are Diploma holders allowed to go for further studies in Australia?

Yes! Diploma holders can continue with further studies in Australia. ITI + Diploma holders can pursue higher education in Australian universities. Check the requirements of the University of your interest before enrolling for admission. Based on the university requirements, you can choose your study program.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can one bring dependents on a student visa?
What are the financial requirements to get an Australia student visa?
What are the different English language tests that are acceptable for an Australia student visa application?
Are there any scholarships available in Australia for international students?
What is a Confirmation of Enrolment?
What is GTE statement?
What is the procedure for applying for scholarships in Australia?
Is it possible for me to work in Australia while I study?
What are the English language requirements to study in Australia?
What are the health and character requirements to study in Australia?