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What are the upcoming intakes in Australia?

Know all about the intakes available in Australia

Unlike a single intake in the Indian universities, Australian universities and colleges offer two major intakes. Some universities and colleges also offer third intake in a year, depending upon program you select. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester or trimester. The three intakes available in Australia are:

  • Semester/ Trimester 1: Starts late February/early March to late May/early June
  • Semester/ Trimester 2: Starts late July/early August 
  • Semester/ Trimester 3: Starts September to late November

Which intake to opt for?

It can get a bit confusing to choose the intake that’s best for you. Consider factors like the availability of your preferred program, your academic records, entrance test scores, acceptance rates, job opportunities and your readiness to join the program whilst making a decision.

While most Indian students prefer the July intake, February and September intakes are equally good and popular for certain programs. In addition, given Indian academic cycle, most Australian universities and institutions offer conditional acceptance to Indian students, allowing students to reserve their seat in the program and institution of their choice and apply for visa before they get their final results; allowing students to continue with their education without a break.



Semester 1 (February intake)


Semester 2 (July intake)


Semester / Trimester 3

September - November

*Deadlines vary basis institution and your program. Please speak with your IDP counsellor for more information.

Missed the last intake? Here’s a timeline for the upcoming intake!

Note : Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates. 

Updated on July 6, 2020

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