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Education information

Nowadays, education in Australia provides many opportunities for foreign students. In Australian schools,colleges and universities there are more than 22,000 different courses. Foreign students can get primary and secondary education, vocational courses, and university programs. Bachelor's degree also allows to receive short-term courses, for example, during work or travel.

The quality of education and safety of foreign students are guaranteed by Australian law. Foreign students with a student visa can study only in institutions registered in the state register - this guarantees compliance with high national and international standards.

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Educational system in Australia

Educational system in Australia is similar to English one. Students begin primary education in elementary school, at the age of 6. Secondary education is divided into two stages: on the second stage, students choose the direction of future activity (primary specialization). At the end of secondary school, students receive a certificate confirming the quality of knowledge.

At the age of 16-18, students undergo secondary special or primary higher education. The certificate (diploma) obtained on its results gives the right to continue studies in higher education (university) for obtaining a Bachelor's degree. Master's degree in Australia is positioned as the second highest, it can be obtained by students who have successfully passed the exams on the Bachelor's programme.

Foreign students in Australia are accepted in public, private universities, colleges, schools. Individual approach to the student allows to maximize his abilities and help decide on future professional activities.

In colleges and universities, students can choose the most interesting course for themselves. Standard programs involve studying of special disciplines:

  • management
  • marketing
  • business
  • economics
  • technology
  • design
  • administration
  • tourism, etc.

In colleges, foreign students can get a certificate for 12-52 weeks, which gives the right to work in junior positions in accordance with the professional level. 3 years of studying and a diploma will allow you to start a career with a middle manager. Those wishing to enter the university, can complete a 24-week preparatory course - it includes the improvement of language proficiency and academic knowledge.

4 advantages of studying in Australia

  • Australia is a country of opportunities: here you can get a cheap quality education, invaluable experience of working at the same time. Students of long-term courses of colleges and universities are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week in their free time.
  • The national diploma, like the British one, is highly quoted in the world, while studying in the country costs 15-20 per cent cheaper than in Europe or America. The same is true for the cost of living.
  • It is convenient and comfortable to study here. Prestigious private schools and colleges, as well as universities, offer students a lot of distance programs.
  • Interesting peculiarity of the system in colleges is the lack of exams: after listening to one course, a student can transfer to another (including profile) , And then enroll in the 2-3 course of the partner university.

The cost of studying in Australia for foreign students

  • secondary education in Australia: from 30,000 to 45,000 AU $ per year with accommodation;
  • children's language camps: from 1,000 to 1,500 AU $ per week all included except flights;
  • language courses for adults : from 350 AU $ to 500 AU $ per week.

General educational statistics in Australia

Statistics - Education

Popularity rating in the world 3
Ranking of universities in the world 3
Academic Reputation 5
Employer Reputation 4
Quality of teaching 28
International Faculty 3
International Students 4
Citations per Faculty 4

Australia - General information

Region Oceania
Capital Canberra
Language English
Currency Australian Dollar
Population 23,365,337
Students 1,046,000
Foreigner students 23.9%

Statistics - Rankings

Arts and Humanities 3
Engineering and Technology 5
Life Sciences and Medicine 4
Natural Science 5
Social Sciences and Management 3
Mathematics 9
Physics 10
Chemistry 12
Computer Science 4
Economics & Business 4

Cost of living in Australia

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 398 594
Food 225 441
Transportation 79 185
Communications and utilities 96 102
Clothing 26 97
Sports and leisure 30 104
Total 854 1,523
Accommodation in Australia USD/Month.  
Shared room outside of centre 402  
Shared room in city centre 600  
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 795  
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,08  

Statistics - Universities

Universities in top 100 7
Universities in top 200 8
Universities in top 500 23
Universities in top 1000 33
Universities in top 5000 41

Higher education-statistics

Name Bachelor's degree


Duration 3-4 years
Average cost 20,000 USD
Expulsion statistics 20%
Minimum level of English

IELTS 6.5, TOEFL ibt 90

Job opportunity 80%
Percentage of students enrolled in the master's program 45%

Statistics of English courses in Australia

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week AU$
Standard English 20 6-15 Beginner 230 +
Intensive courses 30 6-14 Elementary 350 +
Semi-intensive 24-25 6-14 Elementary 304 +
English for Business 25-28 6-15 Low intermediate 418 +
English for Specific Purposes 25 6-15 Intermediate 335 +
English for Academic Purposes 28 6-15 Low intermediate 330 +
Exam preparation courses 20 6-15 Low intermediate 330 +
English in Action 15-30 6-15 Beginner 340 +
One-to-one lessons individual 1 Beginner 95 +

Students Accommodation Options in Australia

Accomondation Meals Number of people per room Cost per week/min AU$ Cost per week/max AU$
Homestay breakfast 1-2 200 400
School residence - 1-2 165 350
Appartment - 1-2 300 500
Hotel optional 1-2 160 250

Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs Min. AU$ Average AU$
Consular fee of the embassy 140 560
Flight (Moscow - Sydney - Moscow) 1200 1700
Medical insurance 25/week 35/week
Study material 10 20
Delivery of invitations by express mail 80 95
Transfer/Escort 110 180
Additional payment for accommodation per week, during the high season 160 200
Additional payment for tuition per week, during the high season 230 370

Language-General statistics

Official language English
English Speaker Percentage 72%
Average course cost per week AU 400 USD
Visa Application Deadline 14-40 days

Foundation - General statistics

Country Min cost Max cost Accommodation per year
UK 15,000 USD 35,000 USD ~ 14,750 USD
Ireland 12,000 USD 30,000 USD ~ 12,000 USD
USA 25,000 USD 45,000 USD ~ 14,500 USD
Canada 15,000 USD 35,000 USD ~ 12,000 USD
Australia 15,000 USD 25,000 USD ~ 13,500 USD
Germany 2000 USD 25,000 USD ~ 10,400 USD
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