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Admission Requirements & Eligibility Criteria to Study in Australia

All Indian students are welcome to study in Australia, but you must first obtain a student visa. Your visa requirements will be determined by your age, the type of study you intend to pursue, and the amount of time you plan to stay in Australia. As an international student, you will almost definitely require a student (subclass 500) visa regardless of your field of study.

Eligibility to apply for Australian Universities

Here is the eligibility checklist to study in Australian Universities.

  • A minimum of 60% score is required in the XII standard to study at a diploma level in Australia.
  • To study for a bachelor's in Australia, a minimum score of 65% in the XII standard is required.
  • To study master's in universities, any bachelor's degree which is 3 years long or equivalent of 12 years of education. And this education in any country is accepted in Australia.
  • But studying honors in Australia for some courses needs to the 4 years of a bachelor's degree or 16 years of education as mandatorily.
  • Most of the universities just need a bachelor's degree from a reputed university in India to study in Australia.

[Read More: Points To Be Considered Before Study in Australia]

Requirements for the Australian Student Visa

Student will only be eligible for a student visa if they acquire an admission from an Australian university for a full-time course. The student visa is valid for a maximum of five years.

Here are the required documents for Australian Student visa.

  • An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate, which will validate your enrollment at an Australian university.
  • Statement of Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) - this is proof that you are just coming to Australia to study and not to stay.
  • Four passport-sized photos which are taken recently.
  • Copies of all academic transcripts /results documents.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) — this health insurance, which has been approved by the Australian government, provides basic medical and hospital coverage. This insurance is available through your university.
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, the results of English language examinations such as IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE should be submitted.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover all expenses during the education.
  • Proof of national citizenship
    If there are any additional criteria, the Australian university will notify you before you submit your application.
  • Financial Requirements - In order to obtain a student visa, you must demonstrate that you have the funds to cover your tuition, travel, and living expenses.
  • Character Requirement - You must present a certificate proving you have never been convicted of a crime, which is Police certificate.
  • Proof of payment of visa fees - evidence that you have paid the requisite visa fees.

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to Australia

The admission tests are mandatory to study in Australia. Here is the list of tests that are accepted in Australian universities.

English Language Proficiency tests

  • IELTS
  • PTE

And it is mandatory to take the GMAT test to study MBA in Australia.

A minimum of IELTS band 6.5 is accepted in most of the Australian universities to study post-graduation degrees with no band less than 6.0 for each section. And to apply for a bachelor's in Australian universities a minimum of IELTS band of 6.0 is required to be eligible.

Yes. For the students who are unable to score a satisfactory band in IELTS, there are other alternatives to study in Australia. Here are the alternative options to study in Australia without IELTS.

  • Opt for the English Language Programs to fulfill the prerequisites for your chosen course. Here are the universities that offer short-term English language courses.
  • Melbourne University
  • Macquarie University
  • Swinburne University of Technology

Consider taking an International Baccalaureate Program, which is like a diploma course with a duration of 2 years. There is no need of submitting an IELTS score if you have a history of completing this program to study in Australia.

The University of Queensland in particular allows the students to apply without IELTS if they have work experience of a minimum of 5 years at a recognized organization where the primary mode of communication is English.

Some other universities like the University of Southern Queensland allow the students to apply for admission without IELTS with some distinct paths.

There are some other alternative tests for IELTS that are accepted in most Australian Universities. They are,

  • TOEFL
  • PTE
  • CAE
  • CPE
  • OET

A minimum of 42 points on the PTE test is required to get an Australia Student visa. And on the other hand, if you have done at least 10 weeks of English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a minimum score of 36 in PTE is enough.

  • Australian National University (ANU)
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Monash University
  • University of Western Australia (UWA)
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  • University of Wollongong

A minimum score of 550 in GMAT is required to study MBA in Australia in top business schools.

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