There are very compelling reasons for international students to choose Australia as their destination when it comes to overseas education. Why not Australia that has 8 universities listed in the top 100 universities in the world?! Besides, the country also offers a superb environment to study and excel.

Y-Axis has been dealing with the Australian study requirement for prospective students like you trying to migrate to and study in Australia. We guides you with all  the possibilities to attain Australian Student Permit in order to join your desired courses and colleges in Australia.

Trust our expertise in Australian immigration processes and you will be walked through the complicated and tricky procedures without feeling any of the hardships discouraging you. We truly help you lay the foundation for your successful career in Australia.


Choice makes all the difference. And in Australia, you can choose a variety of courses along with work opportunities in the country. While you give priority to the quality of education when it comes to study abroad Australia scores really high!

Australian universities are strong in research. They excel in areas like arts, humanities, education, and sciences.

What else?
  • Globally accredited qualifications
  • Rights for overseas students
  • Linguistic diversity
  • Financial aid from the Australian government
  • A stable and growing economy with good job prospects
  • Globally recognized degrees
  • Excellent climate and great outdoor lifestyle

Take QS World University Ranking report for 2020 and you will find that 8 of the country’s universities are among the top-ranking universities in the world.

“I’m worried about study expenses!”

Compared to study in the UK and the US, the tuition fees in Australia are affordable. After graduation, students can take a post-study work permit that’s valid for up to 4 years. This can well be the pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

Expect really high standards and quality of instruction from Australian universities.

You can study in Australia at a low cost of living compared to other countries. As a student, you are allowed to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week. That means you have ample chance to make some money to support yourself and gain some Australian experience.

Go for it!

If you can get scholarships that are offered by Australian universities, your cost of doing a course can be lowered!

Australia Study Permit

Getting a Study Permit for Australia is easier than many other countries. You just need to learn the requirements and meet them to study in Australia. Once you enroll in a full-time study course, you can submit for a Subclass 500 Permit which is the Australian Study Permit.

If you hold a student permit in Australia, you can:

  • Enroll and participate in a course considered eligible
  • Bring along family members to Australia
  • Apply for the visa online from within or outside Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia
  • Work for up to 40 hours every 2 weeks from the beginning of your course

The visa has a 5-year validity. Nevertheless, you can apply for an extension.

“But will it take long to get a permit?!”

Before you file a form for Australian student permit, ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements. Once you fill the form, the processing of the permit takes generally 4 weeks. You can submit for the permit within 124 days before your course starts. You can travel to any country 90 days before starting your course.

“What if I have dependents wanting to join me in Australia?”

They can also be added to your form for the Subclass 500 Permit. Just mention them in the form and they could join you in time in Australia with a Dependent Permit.

Remember that without mentioning your dependents, they may not be eligible for a Dependent Permit later.

“Who is concerned with getting me an Australian Study Permit?”

You can forward a form for an Australian Study Permit in the following ways:

  • Directly via the university’s website
  • Apply via a local university
  • Apply via an external agent

We at Y-Axis can do this for you. So, you just go ahead and be prepared to make the leap.

“What about English language exams?”

Is English not your native language? Then you will need to take an English proficiency test. Take the IELTS test and include your test results in your .

You’d be delighted to know that we cover that too with our IELTS online coaching program!

Once you choose your course in a university you will receive an offer letter from the college. You will have to give a written confirmation to accept the offer and pay the tuition fees. Following this, you will receive a CoE (Confirmation of Enrolment). This form is required for processing.

You must submit an application for a visa along with the following documents:
  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
  • Financial requirements that you can fund your studies (funds to cover your return airfare, tuition fees, and a sum of AUD 18,610 per year)
  • Your English Proficiency test results
  • Health insurance cover approved by Australia
  • Verification of your criminal records

If you are pursuing courses in Arts, Education, and Humanities, the cost of education will be lesser. Courses in Engineering and Medicine are costlier. Postgraduate studies will cost you more tuition fees.

The bottom line is that cost of study will be different for different courses and streams.

Here’s a brief cost info for you:

Study Program Annual average tuition fees in AUD $
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree $15,000 – $35,000
Postgraduate Master’s Degree $20,000 – $40,000
Doctoral Degree $14,000 – $37,000

“When do intakes happen in colleges?”

Intake 1: Semester 1 – From February

Intake 2: Semester 2 – From July (intake also available)

“How about students getting to work?”

Students can get work authorization subject to the following conditions:

  • They are above 18 years of age
  • International students in Australia on a valid study permit can work for up to 20 hours per week
  • As an exception to the above point, unlimited work time is allowed for students who work as academic assistants
  • They cannot be self-employed or be freelancers

Once a student completes graduation in Australia, he/she can apply for a Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485). This visa is granted on the basis of coursework and the category under which the student applied.

  • If you completed a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree, you may be eligible for the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) permit
  • International students with an eligible qualification who graduated with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) can go on to work under the Graduate Work Stream. A permit in this stream is valid for 18 months from the date of its granting.

Post-study work options

Get a Post-Study Work Stream of the Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) permit and get the rights to work in Australia after doing your Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree from Australia. You can work in Australia on this permit for 2 to 4 years and gain international work experience.

Another option to go for is to work under the Graduate Work Stream. You are eligible for this stream if you graduate in Australia with the skills and jobs that’s related to an occupation featured in the MLTSSL. The validity of this permit is 18 months.

The Australian universities that made it to world rankings

QS University Rankings University Name QS University Rankings University Name
24 The Australian National University 218 University of Wollongong
39 The University of Melbourne 244 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
42 The University of Sydney 250 Curtin University
48 The University of Queensland 250 RMIT University
59 Monash University 264 University of South Australia
91 The University of Western Australia 287 University of Tasmania
114 The University of Adelaide 309 Deakin University
160 University of Technology Sydney 329 Griffith University
214 The University of Newcastle Australia (UON) 369 James Cook University
Top Universities in Australia:
QS World
University  Rankings
University Name QS World
University  Rankings
University Name
24 The Australian National University 218 University of Wollongong
39 The University of Melbourne 244 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
42 The University of Sydney 250 Curtin University
45 The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 250 Macquarie University
48 The University of Queensland 250 RMIT University
59 Monash University 264 University of South Australia
91 The University of Western Australia 287 University of Tasmania
114 The University of Adelaide 309 Deakin University
160 University of Technology Sydney 329 Griffith University
214 The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) 369 James Cook University
Are Australian universities and colleges are open for admissions?

Yes, Universities in Australia are open for admissions. As per the recent press release on Dec 15, 2021, the country is allowing 160,000 students to join their universities.

I am a student in Australia. Can I access my superannuation?

Students who have been in Australia for over 12 months and are in financial hardship can access their superannuation.

Do I have to notify the Department of Home Affairs if I'm returning to my home country?

Even though colleges and universities in Australia are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are accepting online forms from international students for the next intake (from July 2021).

Will the status of my student visa change if my studies are deferred or I return home?

The status of your study permit remains unchanged if you defer your studies or return home. Your permit will remain valid till it expires or you lodge another permit.

When can I submit for a new study permit if my current one is expiring?

You should submit for a new Australian Study Permit, 6 weeks before your existing study permit expires.

Can international students work more than 40 hours a fortnight?

International students can work more than 40 hours a fortnight if they are employed in the nursing or aged care sectors. International students employed by registered supermarkets can work only 40 hours a fortnight.

I’m in Australia on Subclass 500 permit which is nearing expiry. But I am unable to depart Australia. What do I do now?

Submit for a visitor visa (Subclass 600). Keep in mind that you will have to submit for Subclass 600 before your Australian Study Permit expires.

I'm in Australia on Subclass 500 visa which is nearing expiry. But I am unable to depart Australia. What do I do now?

Apply for a visitor visa (Subclass 600). Keep in mind that you will have to apply for Subclass 600 before your Australian student visa expires.

What's the minimum IELTS score required for an Australian Student Permit?

To study in Australia, generally, you will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall. For post-graduate studies, no band can be lesser than 6.0; When you submit for undergraduate studies a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 is a must.

How much does an Australia student Permit cost?

The Subclass 500 permit will cost from AUD 620 for the main candidate. A separate charge will be there for each of the family members who will be submitting for the Subclass 500 Permit along with the principal candidate.

How much can a student earn in Australia?

The minimum wage per hour in Australia is AUD 19.84 as of April 22, 2021. You can earn a minimum monthly salary of around AUD 4,300 or above in certain cases. That can happen if you get a full-time job and sponsor in Australia.

How much does it cost to study in Australia?

The average annual tuition fee for international students doing an undergraduate course in Australia was AUD 30,840 in 2018. It was AUD 31,596 for postgraduate courses.

As per “Study in Australia”, the official government website for overseas students, the yearly tuition fee for overseas students is:

  • Master’s degree – AUD 20,000 to AUD 37,000
  • Doctoral degree – AUD 14,000 to AUD 37,000

Note: The above figures are not valid for high-value courses like medical or veterinary degrees. These can cost considerably higher.

What requirements should I meet while submitting for an Australian Study Permit?
  • Evidence of enrolment
  • Digital confirmation of enrolment
  • A valid passport
  • Payment of fees
  • The GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) statement
  • Relevant work experience and academics
  • Proof of English proficiency (IELTS bands)
  • Proof of monetary ability to pay return airfare, expenses for dependents, living expenses, and tuition fees
  • Details of your health insurance policy (Overseas Student Health Cover)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Passport size photographs
What is the GTE statement requirement?

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) is a form that is required to prove that you have a genuine intention to come to Australia to study and that you would go back to your home country once you complete your studies or after a few years of gaining work experience. To give you this form your permit is assessed on the following basis by the Department of Home Affairs.

  • Your economic position in your home country
  • Your immigration history
  • Potential circumstances for you in Australia
  • Relevance of your course to your future career

To check if you meet the GTE requirements, you may be asked to attend an interview in the Australian embassy near you.

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