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Study in Australia

A quick guide for your favourite study destination – Australia!

Known around the world for its top universities and quality study experience, Australia is where you need to study for great career opportunities. Home to leading universities, it offers a relaxed, affordable study experience and strong career opportunities in some of the world’s most liveable cities, including Sydney and Melbourne.

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to aspirants. Australian institutions offer courses spanning diverse study areas, including business, technology, arts, sciences, etc., as well as professional qualifications. Whether you are looking to take up an undergraduate degree with a dual specialization or a double Masters, Australia has everything you need.

In fact, Aussie universities rank 3rd for the highest number of international students. Many Srilankan students study in Australia for its unparalleled quality of education, high standard of living, post-study work opportunities, promising career prospects and other factors.

Top Courses to Study in Australia

Engineering Health and Medicine Agriculture Science
Business Studies Information Technology Arts and Design


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Get Scholarships to Study in Australia

If you want to study in Australia but are concerned about your funds, scholarships are the best way to about it. IDP can help you find the best scholarships and support you with latest updates on various scholarship programs and how to avail them. In 2019, Australia authorities offered over 3,000 Australia Awards scholarships and short courses to students from over 55 countries.

Some common scholarships programs available to international students in Australia include:

1.  Australia Awards: Funded by the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT).

2.  Australian Government Research and Training Program (AGRTP): Funded by the Australian Government, the scholarship covers tuition fee and health insurance of the student for up to 3 years.

3. Destination Australia: Aims to support international students to study in regional Australia to regionally develop tertiary education providers in Australia and provide a learning experience to its students.

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How Much will it Cost to study in Australia

IDP not only helps choose the right course and university but also guides you on how to manage your living expenses. Before you depart from Srilanka, ensure that you consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel along with your tuition fee when calculating the estimated cost of studying in Australia. This will help you plan your budget more effectively.

Study Program/Degree

Average Fees in $AUD*



$7,800 to $30,000 annually


English language studies 

$300/week (varies as per course length)


Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)

$4000 - $22,000 annually


Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

$15,000 - $33,000 annually


Postgraduate Master’s Degree

$20,000 - $37,000 annually


Doctoral Degree

$14,000 - $37,000 annually

Find out more on cost to study in australia!

Top Universities to Study in Australia

With over 22,000 courses to study in Australia across 1,100 institutions, it may be a little challenging to pick the right one. We have a huge database from where you can look up the university of your choice and know all about it in detail. Go ahead and check now!

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Visa Requirements to Study in Australia

While it is a tedious task to apply for your visa all on your own, IDP ensures that we make it easy for you. We guide you with the latest visa updates and also help you make your application, while also prepping you up for the visa interview. Some of the most common documents that you would require to study in Australia include:

• Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement

• Financial requirements

• English proficiency requirements

• Health and character requirements

Read up in detail about the visa process!

Why Study in Australia

According to the QS Best Student Cities 2019, 7 Australian cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast – are in the world’s top 100 student cities. 

If you want to study in Australia from Bangladesh, you are making a great choice. the country is known for its quality of education, internationally accredited qualifications, lingual diversity, scholarship and internship opportunities, and post-study work opportunities.

Know more about Australia!

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

Living and studying in the Australia

Student Essentials

We have a range of special services for students applying to Australia!

Why study in Australia?

If you are looking to further your education, undertake a world class degree or fast track your career, Australia offers a range of opportunities. Let’s take a look at the advantages.

Scholarships to study in Australia

IDP, through its close relationship with Australian institutions, brings you access to the latest scholarships and bursaries. We make sure you know about the latest scholarship options and how to apply. Find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship.

Student visa requirements in Australia

Your visa needs will depend on the type of study you want to pursue, and how long you intend to stay in Australia. Nationality and course duration are other important factors.

Education system in Australia

Australia is home to some of the world’s leading universities, consistently ranked in the world’s top 100. Let’s explore the education system so we can find the best options for you.

Employment prospects in Australia

Working part-time can be a great way to help cover your living expenses in Australia, but also help you gain work experience in your field of study.

Post-study work visa in Australia

Australia now offers up to 4 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelors or Masters Degree in regional areas. This is a great update as now you can plan for your career in a better manner, having a wider range of areas accessible to study and work, besides a longer duration of post-study work visa validity.

Upcoming Intakes in Australia

Unlike a single intake in the Srilankan universities, Australian colleges and universities offer two major intakes. Deadline for semester 1 (February) falls in December while, for semester 2 (July) final application date is in May.

People and Culture

With sophisticated infrastructure, world leading healthcare services, a dynamic range of public transport, numerous student services, and a comparatively affordable cost of living, Australia is a haven for those looking to study abroad.
Health and support
Here’s how dedicated support services can help you adjust to life in Australia.
FAQs About Study in Australia
Do you have a question related to studying abroad in Australia? Check out these IDP Study Abroad FAQs.
Adelaide is a big city, but it doesn’t get the crazy level of busy you come across in other bigger cities in Australia.
Melbourne has an exciting range of events on all year round, including sporting highlights like the Australian Open tennis grand slam.
There’s a lot going on in Sydney, from great dining and shopping and inspiring arts and culture to amazing architecture.
With high quality institutions, amazing libraries and numerous museums, Australia’s capital makes an excellent choice as your study city.
Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital, with stunning, sandy beaches and a huge number of city parks.
There’s a lot going on in Sydney, from great dining and shopping and inspiring arts and culture to amazing architecture.
With a stunning history, diverse shopping arcades, bars, thriving art and music scene, Brisbane is hard to beat as a great city to live in.

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