· Popular Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane
· Travel time from India: 15 hrs by flight (non-stop)
· Currency: Australian Dollar “AUD”
Why Study in Australia?
· International Rankings of Australian Universities
· Part time job opportunities for international students
· Post-Study Work Visa up to 4 years
· Opportunity for Permanent Residence
· Availability of pathway programs for international students
· No application fee in a majority of universities
· Flexibility in terms of deadlines, universities ready to accept applications and financials closer to course start dates
· Lower entry requirements of universities with relatively higher international rankings
· No Visa interviews
· Quick visa outcomes
About the Universities
· Private Colleges (Colleges offering Bachelor’s and Master’s programs)
o Independent Colleges offer Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees
e.g., International College of Management, Sydney
o Some colleges are affiliated with universities (offer UG & PG programs)
e.g., Australian Technical and Management College affiliated with Federation University
o These colleges offer Information Technology and Business programs
Colleges offering Pathway programs
o These Colleges offer ELICOS and Diploma leading to Degree programs
e.g., Griffith College leading to Griffith University
o Colleges offering Pathway programs
o Programs are offered in almost all popular disciplines such as IT,
o Engineering, Health, Business, Hospitality, etc.
· Universities (Total 43 Universities)
o Public – 38 Universities
o Private – 3 Universities (Bond, Notre Dame and Torrens)
o International Universities – 2 (Carnegie Mellon and University College London)
o The top 8 universities in Australia are popularly known as Group of 8
Pathways Program (Academic and English Language)
o Australian Universities offer pathway programs, bachelor’s & master’s degrees and doctoral programs
o Students who are not able to meet the direct entry requirements of
o Australian Universities can be offered ‘Pathway Programs.’
o These programs can be offered at undergraduate level and postgraduate level.
o These are also called as ‘Packaged Programs’.
o Pathway programs are a good opportunity to the students who fail to meet the direct entry requirements of the Australian universities.
Academic Pathways Program (Undergraduate)
· Students scoring 55% to 64% in HSC can be offered these programs
· They are also called as Diploma leading to Degree programs (D to D programs)
· Students usually get admission in a college where they study a Diploma Program for one year (e.g., Diploma of Business). After successful completion of Diploma, they progress to the second year of Bachelor’s degree, eventually completing their graduation in 3/4 years.
Academic Pathways Program (Post-graduate) – Offered by Some Australian universities
· Offered to the students who fail to meet NOOSR criteria
e.g., Second division from a Section 3 university/Pass division from a Section 2 university.
· Students are offered a qualifying program of one semester called as PQP
· Student first completes the PQP and then progresses to the master’s degree
· PQPs are available only for business/management/accounting degrees
(Exception: Griffith University offers PQP for business, engineering and IT courses.
English Language Pathways Program
· English Language Pathways are also called as ELICOS, EAP, ELP, etc.
· Offered to students falling short of English language requirement
· Students have to study English ‘before’ commencing their main program
· Duration of ELICOS is restricted to 10 weeks
· Tuition Fee of ELICOS: AUD 300 to AUD 400 per week