General information about Australia

Australia is a premier destination for those seeking to study abroad, renowned for its high-quality education system. Numerous universities in the country rank globally, offering students the opportunity to engage in world-class education. In addition to academic excellence, students are permitted to work part-time during their studies, providing a practical balance between education and employment. Graduates from Australian institutions face a wealth of opportunities in the job market, reflecting the country's commitment to fostering new talent. Furthermore, Australia is celebrated for its cultural diversity, breathtaking natural landscapes, and exceptional environmental quality, making it an ideal place for educational and personal growth.

Major City 1: Sydney

  • Population: Approximately 4,627,345
  • Culture and Lifestyle: Sydney is a bustling metropolis known for its vibrant cultural diversity. The city streets are lined with numerous cafes and offer a full array of amenities, fostering an outdoor lifestyle. Everywhere you look, people are walking, running, swimming, cycling, or sailing, making the most of Sydney's dynamic environment.
  • Cost of Living: Starting from $2,150 AUD per month
  • Safety:Sydney is not only one of the safest cities in Australia but also ranks as one of the safest cities in the world. As the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest tourist destinations, Sydney was rated the fifth safest city globally, outperforming other popular cities such as Copenhagen and Seoul, according to the 2023 World Population Review list of the world's safest cities.

Major City 2: Melbourne

  • Population: Approximately 4,246,375
  • Culture and Lifestyle: Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, is celebrated for its exuberance and cultural diversity, enriched by a vibrant tapestry of art, fashion, and culinary arts. This harmonious blend results in a city teeming with life, where residents relish in dining, drinking, dancing, and immersing themselves in a wide array of cultural activities, including arts, sports, and music events.
  • Cost of Living: Starting from $2,040 AUD per month
  • Safety: Melbourne is ranked as one of the safest cities globally by the Economist's Safe Cities Index, scoring highly in digital security, health security, infrastructure, and personal safety. The city is notably free from significant natural disasters, further cementing its status as a secure and welcoming place to live and work.

Major City 3: Brisbane

  • Population: Approximately 2,189,878
  • Culture and Lifestyle: Brisbane, the capital of Queensland (also known as the Sunshine State), boasts lush, verdant surroundings making it an exceptionally livable city. With a laid-back atmosphere, warm tropical climate, and a renowned scene for music, arts, and cafes, Brisbane offers a relaxed way of life. On weekends and public holidays, Brisbane residents often head to the beaches for leisure and various activities, benefiting from convenient and easy access to these popular destinations.
  • Cost of Living: Starting from $2,100 AUD per month
  • Safety: Brisbane ranks favourably in the Safe Cities Index, characterised by one of the lowest crime rates and a high safety index, underscoring its status as a secure and welcoming environment for both residents and visitors.

Major City 4: Perth

  • Population: Approximately 1,896,548
  • Culture and Lifestyle: Perth epitomises the essence of pure air and sunshine, a vibrant atmosphere that visitors can experience while exploring the beautiful Swan River and observing locals enjoying picnics, jogging, and strolling, all within a city that's both clean and lively thanks to its Mediterranean climate. Beyond this, Perth is a bustling city enriched with beaches and a rustic cultural vibe, offering a unique blend of urban and country life.
  • Cost of Living: Starting from $2,140 AUD per month
  • Safety: Despite its remote location, Perth is celebrated for its favourable climate and ranks as one of the top 10 most livable cities in the world. The city is considered very safe by global standards, with a low crime rate, ensuring a secure environment for its residents and visitors alike.

Major City 5: Adelaide

  • Population: Approximately 1,225,235
  • Culture and Lifestyle: Adelaide, one of the tranquil state capitals, is a city of public parks, floral gardens, and wide, tree-lined streets adorned with lush greenery. With hills and vineyards just a short distance from the urban centre and residential areas, it's no wonder that the residents of Adelaide have a penchant for wine—hardly surprising given that one-third of Australia's wines are produced in the Adelaide region. Additionally, known as the "City of Churches," Adelaide's reputation is enhanced by its colonial architecture and numerous cathedrals, most of which were built by German immigrants, offering a delightful ambiance for strolls around the city.
  • Cost of Living: Starting from $2,040 AUD per month
  • Safety: Adelaide is recognized as a safe, friendly, and interconnected city. With a low crime rate and a high safety index, Adelaide ranks among the top of Australia's safest cities index. The risk of being subjected to attacks, theft, or physical harm is minimal, making it an exceptionally secure environment for its inhabitants.

Top schools

Australia stands as a premier global destination for international students, with its universities ranked among the world’s best in terms of quality education, student satisfaction, and overall global reputation. The high standard of education ensures that qualifications obtained from Australian institutions are recognized and respected worldwide.


Several universities in Australia are ranked among the best in the world, particularly those that are members of the Group of Eight (Go8).

The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading Australian research universities that encompasses a comprehensive range of academic and professional disciplines across its eight member institutions, including:

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

Group of Eight (Go8)
Established in 1994 by the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, the Go8 aims to influence and lead the development and delivery of long-term sustainable national higher education and research policies. It also seeks to foster international partnerships and collaborative research efforts.

Tuition fees for undergraduate programs average between $20,800 AUD and $44,000 AUD per year. Prices vary depending on the faculty, field of study, and university, as each institution has its own set tuition rates.

Exclusive Benefits for Students

  • Students have access to a wide range of clubs and activities including:
  • Peer-led tutorial programs (free of charge)
  • Academic tutoring programs (free of charge)
  • Volunteer programs
  • Student unions and university events
  • A career centre offering job search assistance (free of charge)
  • The ability to borrow electronic devices from the university (free of charge)
  • Counselling services (free of charge)
  • Public transportation discounts
  • Printing credits each semester
  • Access to free wifi across campus via eduroam
  • Scholarships and financial aid

Importantly, the Australian Government grants work rights to international students who have completed undergraduate, postgraduate, or doctoral degrees in Australia. This means that students graduating with a degree from an Australian institution are eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), allowing them to stay and work in Australia legally.

TAFE - Technical and Further Education Institutes

Technical and Further Education (TAFE) represents a government-operated system in Australia offering post-secondary education in vocational fields such as beauty, design, childcare, accounting, business, human resources, IT, and many more. While universities provide a broad range of theoretical knowledge, TAFE focuses on specific skills tailored for particular workplace environments.

Popular TAFE Institutes in Australia:

  • TAFE New South Wales
  • TAFE Queensland
  • TAFE South Australia
  • TAFE Western Australia

Exclusive Benefits for TAFE Students:

  • Access to industry-specific insights
  • Industry employment connections
  • A diverse range of courses
  • Pathways to university education
  • Shorter course durations
  • Practical skill learning
  • Job placement opportunities
  • Flexible learning options
  • Lower entry requirements
  • Some courses included in the Free TAFE program

*In certain disciplines, students may be eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), allowing them to stay and work legally in Australia.

Private Institution & English School

Private institutions and English language schools are among the most sought-after programs and courses by international students. Given that Australia is an English-speaking country with English as its official and primary language of communication, combined with the high quality of education, Australia ranks as a top destination for students looking to study and enhance their language skills.

Popular Private Institutions and English Language Schools:

  • Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Holmesglen
  • Academia International
  • Hawthorn English
  • International House
  • Universal English
  • Discover English
  • ILSC
  • Greenwich
  • Navitas
  • English Unlimited
  • Lexis English
  • English Language Company (ELC)
  • Universal English College

Exclusive Benefits for Language Course Students:

  • A wide variety of class schedules to choose from
  • The flexibility to select course durations that suit individual student needs
  • Access to campus facilities free of charge
  • Free wifi access on campus
  • Learn English directly from native speakers
  • Weekly free institute-organised activities for students to participate in
  • Free access to counselling services, whether academic, health, or otherwise
  • Some institutions feature language testing centres


Australia is renowned for offering a significant number of scholarships to international students annually. These scholarships are awarded for academic excellence or provided as general financial aid to support other aspects such as accommodation and living expenses. Additionally, students have access to both scholarships and loan options.

For the majority of university scholarships, students are automatically considered upon application if they meet the scholarship criteria. This means that students eligible for scholarships will receive them without the need for a separate application process.

Short Courses

International students often enrol in short courses during semester breaks or extended holidays to utilise their free time beneficially and enhance their skills in preparation for their future careers.

Short courses range in duration from 1-day, 4-day, 1-2 week courses, to those extending up to 2 and even 6 months. Popular short courses include:่

  • Barista
  • Cafe culture
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Floristry

*Please note that short courses lasting less than 3 months are not eligible for a Certificate of Enrollment (CoE) for student visa purposes.