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Almost every Nepalese household has at least one person who’s studying or working in Australia. Hence, Australia is easily the most popular destination for international students from Nepal. Choosing the right destination is paramount when embarking on the journey of studying abroad. Each country offers unique opportunities, experiences, and educational systems. In this guide, we’ll delve into the merits of studying in Australia.
An overlook at the visa process and guide along with scholarships, universities, tuition fees, living expenses for masters, bachelor’s PhD, and even the visa process and reapplication if needed.
So let’s get right into it.

Why study in Australia?

This is a tricky question right, why study in Australia? Most students choose the country without any research at all because, well, everyone and their brothers choose Australia and it’s safe. But no matter what you’re doing in life, it’s important to know why you’re on this path especially when it concerns your career and future.

Australia entices travelers with its unparalleled natural wonders and iconic landmarks. From the majestic Great Barrier Reef teeming with marine life to the awe-inspiring Uluru rising from the outback, Australia offers experiences that are both breathtaking and transformative.
Of course, the career scope is very high, the education system is flawless, Australia is fairly cheaper to live in if we compare, and of course, the diversity in said universities are the main reasons to choose this country. But just because you’re moving to study abroad doesn’t mean you can’t have fun things right? And there’s an abundance of everything in Australia.

Anyway, let’s get technical now and look at some of the top majors/subjects for International students in Australia.
● Nursing
● Healthcare and Medicine
● Business
● Computer Science and IT
● Culinary
● Finance
● Economics
● Accounting
● Architecture
● Tourism and Hospitality
● Psychology
● Law
● Environment Science and more.

While a Bachelor’s and Master’s are the most popular degrees pursued in Australia, a PhD degree is also quite common. So what are the most popular universities in Australia for International students?

Educational Institutions of Australia

  • Vocational Institution
  • Higher Education
  • Universities


Vocational Education: The majority of Vocational providers conduct the Certificate Level 3, Certificate 4, Diploma, and Advance Diploma programs. Students can select the course based on their previous qualifications. The majority of Nepalese students Travel there for community services, health care management, Nursing, information technology, Commercial cookery, and others. Students can explore the course at the below link

Higher education Providers: Higher Education providers mainly offer the Bachelor’s and Masters’s program except for the research program. Some of the higher education provider also provides diplomas but they are not allowed to offer the research program. Students explore the list of institutions in the below link

Universities: There are around 61 universities in Australia, most of them are government universities and they are rich in infrastructure most of the universities are well-reputed institutions and offer diplomas to PhD. Program. Students can select the different courses and programs in different location. One of the oldest universities is the University of Sydney. Students can explore this program at the given below link



Top Universities in Australia for International Students

University City World Ranking (QS)
University of Melbourne Melbourne 1
Australian National University (ANU) Canberra 2
University of Sydney Sydney 5
University of Queensland (UQ) Brisbane 31
University of Western Australia (UWA) Perth 96
Monash University Melbourne 59
University of Adelaide Adelaide 100
UNSW Sydney Sydney 69
Macquarie University Sydney 201-250
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane 201-250




Total Cost to Study in Australia from Nepal

Costs can vary depending on your chosen university, city, lifestyle, and spending habits. These are estimated ranges to give you a general idea.

Estimated Expenses

Types Expense in AUD
Tuition Fees Undergrad- 20,000- 45,000/ year

Graduate- 22,000- 50,000/ year

PhD- 25,000- 40,000/ year

Transportation 50-150/ week
Rent 200-100/ week
Food 200-400/ week
Utilities (water, gas, internet, electricity etc) 50-150/ week
Miscellaneous 50-150/ week
Total Estimated Cost 30,000- 70,000/ Year



Please note: These are estimated costs and may vary depending on your chosen university, city, lifestyle, and spending habits. Remember, these are just estimates, and your actual costs may be higher or lower depending on your circumstances. Be sure to conduct thorough research specific to your chosen program and location to get a more accurate picture of your financial needs.



 Visa Requirements and Eligibility to Study in  Australia

Academic Qualifications:

Now before we get started, the minimum GPA for Australia is 2.8 for a Bachelor’s and Master’s or Undergraduate and Graduate program and 3.4 on a scale of 4.0 or 5.5 on 7.0 and above for Ph.D. You’ll also need language proficiency tests like IELTS, PTE, and Duolingo. Meet the entry requirements specific to your chosen program and university. This typically involves strong academic transcripts, standardized test scores, and any relevant portfolios or work experience.

After your offer letter is issued, which often takes anywhere between a week to 2 months, your visa application will begin. Here’s what you’ll need for your visa application:

  • Proof of Enrolment (Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment ( e-COE))
  • Valid Passport, Birth Certificate, and Citizenship
  • Visa Application Fee
  • SoP
  • CA Report
  • IELTS/ PTE/ TOEFL/ Duolingo Score
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant Statement (if required)
  • Academic Documents (Transcripts, Provisional, and Character Certificates)
  • Passport-size Photos (Recent)
  • Sponsorship Certificate (AOS)
  • Financial Documents
  • Income sources, bank statements, and balance certificates
  • Relationship Certificate with Sponsor
  • Property Valuation Certificate
  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Police Report
  • Health Insurance
    Depending on your nationality and duration of stay, you may need a student visa (subclass 500). Submit your application well in advance to ensure timely processing. Let’s take a look at everything you need to apply for Australian Universities as an international student.
    First, you need to apply to Australian universities for which you’ll need your IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or other language test results. You’ll also need your academic transcripts. passport, CV, or work and volunteering experiences if you have any. SoP, needed essays, recommendation letter, financial documents, and a Skype if a certain university wants an interview beforehand.
Application Process:
  • Meet deadlines: Submit your application well in advance to avoid missing crucial dates. Deadlines vary, so research university-specific timelines.
  • Supporting Documents: Prepare transcripts, references, essays, and any other required documents, ensuring they meet format and content specifications.
  • Personal Statement: Craft a compelling statement highlighting your academic achievements, motivations, and career aspirations.

After Visa and Reapplication

Usually, your visa will arrive anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Nonetheless, once you get your visa, you need to get prepared to take off. Make sure to read the terms and conditions first. Then you need to buy important things like clothes, and utensils, prepare all the needed documents, and book a flight, the earlier the better.

If you didn’t get an offer letter you can easily reapply although you may have to pay reapplication fees. But if your visa is rejected you need to wait 3 days at least and reapply. When you get the rejection news, you can ask the consulate if there was a specific reason for your rejection and work to make that better.


Exploring Your Australian Options:

Most students prefer to pay for their expenses while studying, which makes it natural for them to worry about work opportunities. While finding work in remote places may be slightly harder than in the cities, there’s still an abundance of work for international students. You get to work 20 hours while studying and full time during holidays.

Now most of the students only learn barista but it would be best if you learn other skills like hairdressing, makeup, bartending, cooking, baking, driving, laundry, computer, and more.

  • Program Selection: Research universities and programs aligned with your academic interests and career goals. Utilize resources like the Study Australia website and university prospectuses to compare options.
  • Coursework or Research: Decide on your study type – coursework programs provide practical skills, while research programs focus on in-depth study and thesis development.

Location Preference: Choose a city that suits your lifestyle and budget. Consider factors like university ranking, climate, cost of living, and cultural offerings. Popular destinations for international students include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.


    • Tuition fees vary depending on your program, level of study, university, and residency status. Research specific costs for your chosen program.
    • Living expenses can differ significantly depending on your chosen city and lifestyle. Consider factors like accommodation costs, transportation needs, and groceries.
    • Utilize resources like university websites and cost-of-living calculators for more accurate estimates.

  • Additional Tips:
    • Explore scholarship and financial aid opportunities offered by universities, the government, and private organizations to manage costs.
    • Consider internship programs to gain valuable professional experience alongside your studies.
    • Explore part-time work options within visa regulations to contribute to your living expenses (typically up to 20 hours per week during the semester).
  • Meet deadlines: Submit your application well in advance to avoid missing crucial dates. Deadlines vary by university, so research specific timelines.
  • Supporting Documents: Prepare transcripts, references, personal statements, and any other required documents, ensuring they meet format and content specifications.
  • English Language Testing: Most programs require English proficiency tests like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (ECOE): Once your application is accepted, the university will issue an ECOE, a crucial document for your visa application.


Pre-Departure Preparations:
  • Accommodation: Secure housing options like student dorms, private rentals, or homestays well in advance, considering affordability and proximity to your university. Research neighborhoods and student housing options to find a place that suits your needs and budget.
  • Visa Application: Submit your completed student visa application along with the ECOE, financial proof, and any other required documents.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): Arrange for OSHC to meet visa requirements and have basic health insurance coverage throughout your studies.

Travel & Logistics: Book flights, arrange arrival logistics, and research transportation options within your chosen city. Consider airport pickup services or public transportation options for a smooth arrival.


Australia Intakes

In Australia, universities typically offer multiple intakes throughout the year. While you’re applying, make sure to get information on scholarships and how you can apply for them. Take help from an agent or educational consultancy. The common intake periods are as follows:

 February Intake (T1):

  •    Application Period: Usually between October and November of the previous year.
  • This intake is one of the most popular among international students.
  • It aligns with the academic calendar of many Australian universities.

 July Intake (T2):

  •  Application Period: Varies but generally starts around April or May.   
  • It’s another significant intake period, offering a wide range of courses. 
  • Suitable for students who miss the February intake or prefer a mid-year start.

November Intake (T3):

  • Application Period: Typically starts a few months prior, around August or September.
  • This intake is less common but still available at select universities.

It provides an additional opportunity for students who missed the earlier intakes or need more time to prepare.

These intakes vary slightly depending on the university and the specific program of study. International students must be aware of the deadlines and requirements for their chosen intake to ensure a smooth application process. So, we suggest you choose a good educational Consultancy like WRI so that you have an easy process.

Tips for Managing Costs In Australia

  • Scholarships & Grants: Explore scholarships and grants offered by universities, governments, and organizations to reduce your financial burden.
  • Part-time Work: Work up to 20 hours per week during term time to earn income. Remember to adhere to visa regulations.
  • Budgeting & Planning: Be mindful of your spending and create a budget to track your expenses.
  • Shared Accommodation: Opt for shared housing options like student halls or apartments to save on rent.
  • Cook at Home: Eating out frequently can be expensive. Preparing meals at home can be a more affordable option
  • Free Activities: Take advantage of free cultural events, parks, and outdoor activities.

Funding Your Studies:
    • Tuition Fees & Living Expenses: Understand the costs involved, including tuition fees and living expenses. Research scholarships, grants, and student loans available to international students.
    • Working in Australia: Explore part-time work opportunities within visa regulations to contribute to your living expenses. You can typically work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full-time during vacations.
    • Scholarships & Financial Aid: Research scholarships offered by universities, governments, and private organizations to reduce your financial burden.

      In conclusion, studying in Australia offers a wealth of opportunities and experiences for international students from Nepal. With its diverse and welcoming environment, Australia provides an excellent platform for academic and personal growth. The country’s renowned universities, diverse range of courses, and high-quality education system make it an attractive destination for those seeking a global education. Additionally, Australia’s natural beauty, iconic landmarks, and vibrant culture offer a rich backdrop for students to explore and immerse themselves in. Moreover, the availability of work opportunities, coupled with the option to work part-time while studying, provides financial independence and valuable experience. Overall, choosing Australia as a study destination opens doors to a bright future filled with learning, growth, and unforgettable experiences.



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