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Study at a University in Australia

Study At University

Australia is a popular destination for international students to earn a certificate, diploma or degree. Professional institutions and talented teaching teams offer international students a progressive learning environment.  Australia's multicultural population makes it a vibrant place to live and study as a university student. 


Australian universities are recognized under government legislation, and the federal government provides the funding required operating the public once. Each 'uni' (as they are called here) has a Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor who manage the day-to-day operations of the institution.  Universities receive a large amount of funding from the government, but Australian students are required to contribute to their tuition.


Gain a university qualification

At the completion of a university program, you will be awarded a Bachelor degree, Honours degree, Graduate certificate, Graduate diploma, Masters degree, or Doctoral degree.


Compared to a Vocational Education and Training program which delivers short, more practical courses for industry, university courses are more theory-based. However, in a profession qualification like engineering, nursing, or teaching, courses also have practical components.

Australian academic calender

The academic year generally starts semester 1 in mid-to-late February. Semester 2 usually commences at the end of July. The summer holidays are from December to February. Student visa holders can work full-time during this and other class breaks!

University tuition fees

The government provides a large amount of funding per student, but additional tuition fees are paid by the students themselves. As an international student, you can expect to pay between AUD$14,000 to 36,000 a year for a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree.


List of Australian universities

The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of world-leading research intensive Australian Universities. The Go8 universities are some of the largest and the oldest universities in Australia and are consistently the highest ranked of all Australian universities. They include:


  • University of Adelaide
  • Australian National University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia



Universities in Australia

There is a total of 43 accredited universities in Australia comprising 40 Australian universities, two international universities, and a smaller private speciality university. Higher education courses and qualifications are also offered by many non-university providers in the higher education sector. Source: Australian Universities


Australian Catholic University
Australian National University
Bond University
Central Queensland University
Charles Darwin University
Charles Sturt University
Curtin University
Deakin University
Edith Cowan University
Flinders University
Griffith University
James Cook University
La Trobe University
Macquarie University
Monash University
Murdoch University
Queensland University of Technology
RMIT University
Southern Cross University
Swinburne University of Technology
Torrens University Australia

University of Adelaide

Federation University Australia
University of Canberra
University of Melbourne
University of New England
University of New South Wales
University of Newcastle
University of Notre Dame
University of Queensland
University of South Australia
University of Southern Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
University of the Sunshine Coast
University of Western Australia
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong
Victoria University