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International Students by Countries:

Though Australia welcomes quite a substantial number of international students around the Globe, the top five countries contributing massively to more than 62% to the Education Sector of Australia are:

  • 1. China - 168179 international students (30%)

  • 2. India - 98379 international students (17%)

  • 3. Nepal – 44942 international students (8%)

  • 4. Vietnam- 20464 international students (4%)

  • 5. Malaysia – 15330 international students (3%)

Education Sectors chosen by international students:

Higher Education (51%) 51%
VET (39%) 39%
ELICOS (5%) 5%
Non-Awarded (2%) 2%
School (2%) 2%

International Students in Australia state-wise (%)

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Get to know about your Study Level (According to the Australian Qualifications Framework)

AQF (The Australian Qualifications Framework)

The Australian Qualifications Framework is the policy set by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, with the purpose of regulating qualifications in the Australian Education and Training environment. AQF Levels act mostly as benchmarks to assess the cognitive and technical complexity and involvement required in different Australian set of Study Levels.

Your Study Level in Australia:

AQF Criteria Levels Study Undertaken in Australia Required Duration of Study 
Level 1  Certificate I Few weeks to 6 months
Level 2 Certificate II Few Months to 1 year
Level 3 Certificate III 6 months to 1 year
Level 4 Certificate IV 6 months to 1 year
Level 5 Diploma 1 to 2 years
Level 6 Advanced Diploma or an Associate Degree 18 months to 3 years
Level 7 Bachelor Degree 3 to 4 years
Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor Degree 6 months to 2 years
Level 9 Masters Degree 1 year to 2 years
Level 10 Doctoral Degree 1 year to 3 years (Full-time Basis)

Your Study Cost

The last question remains certainly the budget required to study and live the Australian Dream!

The cost of living and studying definitely varies as per the provider you’re applying for, the level of study you choose and the lifestyle you’ll be enjoying and the cities you’ll be making your second-home. Below is a quick estimate of your cost of studying and living in Australia:


Process Estimate Cost of Study (Breakdown)                 Budget (Per Annum)


Living in Australia

Average Cost of Living (Accommodation, Utilities, Transportation) $21,041





Admission to an Educational Provider (Study Levels Varies)

School Admission (Tuition Fee) $7800 – $30,000
English Language or ELICOS (Tuition Fee) Around $150 – 300

Vocational Education and Training – Certificate I to Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma (Tuition Fee)


$4000 – $15000
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree Admission $20,000 – $45,000
Postgraduate Masters Degree $22,000 – $50,000
Doctoral Degree $18, 000 – $42,000
Application Student Visa $ 630
Medical Check-Up $ 359
Overseas Student Health Cover (Varies according to the type of cover and duration of the concerned visa)  A minimum of $478