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Cheapest Cities to Study in Australia for International Students 2020

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Many students dream to pursue tertiary study in Australia however due to the expensive living expenses and tuition fees, many put a full stop in fulfilling that dream. However, rest easy because there are Australian cities that have lower living expenses with affordable tuition fees, and some of the cities are also considered as Regional Areas. Not only that, you will be able to ease your financial burden during your study because the Australian governments allow international students to work up to 40 hours fortnightly with the minimum wage of AUD$ 19.49 per hour. So, don’t give up on that dream, when there’s a will there’s a way!

Check out the top 7 cheapest cities together with the estimated weekly living expenditure and the recommended universities below!

7. Canberra, The Australian Capital Territory

Many people mistake Sydney as the capital of Australia however, Canberra is the national capital of Australia and the name of this regional area derived from ‘Canberry’ which means a ‘meeting place’. Canberra is a modern, vibrant and multicultural city with 25% of the population being made up of students. Number 4 best student cities in Australia and number 23 in the world based on QS Best Students Cities 2019. So, this is proof that Canberra is among the greatest and best cities to study not just in Australia but in the world!

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 260

Groceries: AUD$ 108

Utilities: AUD$ 58

Leisure: AUD$ 60

Public Transport: AUD$ 23

Total: AUD$ 509

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and don’t take into account your budget and spending habits)

 

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Australian Catholic University

Sports-Related Subjects, Nursing, Education & Psychology

February & July

AUD$23,000 – 31,000 

Charles Sturt University

Agriculture, Accounting & Environmental Science

January, June & October

AUD$25,000 – 31,000

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6. Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane, also called the Sunshine City, is the third-largest yet affordable city in Australia. Although it is one of the cheapest cities in the country, that does not mean you are receiving a low standard of education as compared to other cities. You will receive a world-class education and top-notch living quality but with a lower price because the universities are among the top in the world. This is great for students who want to save but at the same time, you are not compensating for the quality of education. 

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 234

Groceries: AUD$ 105

Utilities: AUD$ 54

Leisure: AUD$ 53

Public Transport: AUD$ 39

Total: AUD$ 485

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle)

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

James Cook University Brisbane

Business, Information Technology & Hospitality

March, July & November

AUD$ 30,400 – 33,000

Queensland University of Technology

Communication, Nursing, Sports-Related Subjects & Education

February & July

AUD$ 31,000 – 48,000

To know more about the universities and courses, contact us 😃

5. Gold Coast, Queensland

Located in Queensland, Gold Coast is one of the regional areas in Australia. This city is one of the popular destinations for most international students due to the high quality yet affordable education. Besides, the beaches such as Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach and the exciting theme parks are one of the many activities that students can do during breaks as Gold Coast are one of the top holiday destinations in Australia.

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 236

Groceries: AUD$ 105

Utilities: AUD$ 48

Leisure: AUD$ 78

Public Transport: AUD$ 15

Total: AUD$ 482

(The costs above are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle.)

 

Check out the universities that are located in this city and their top programs below.

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Griffith University

Hospitality Management, Pharmacy, Nursing & Business

February, June & October

AUD$28,000 – 35,000

Southern Cross University

Nursing, Midwifery, Psychological Science & Information Technology

February, June & October

AUD$26,800 – 33,000

To know more about the universities and courses, contact us 😃

4. Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart, also a regional area, is the safest city and has the cleanest air in Australia. Students can roam around and walk freely everywhere in Hobart without any fear as the people are very welcoming and friendly. Students can benefit from the small classes in university as you will receive more attention and interactions from the lecturers. This can deepen your understanding and helps you to graduate with a high GPA. Not to forget, the beautiful scenery with a cool climate and cheap living expenditure is another reason this city is the best for international students.  

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 232

Groceries: AUD$ 100

Utilities: AUD$ 66

Leisure: AUD$ 57

Public Transport: AUD$ 20

Total: AUD$ 475

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle)



Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

University of Tasmania

Environmental Science, Agriculture & Education

February & July

AUD$ 33,000 – 75,000

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3. Perth, Western Australia

Known as the ‘Education City’ of Australia, Perth received many international students from across the globe. The cheap accommodation options and the efficient transportation system make Perth the number one option for students. You can rest assured because you will receive great teachings and education from the reputable universities in Perth and they will ensure you receive a stellar student support service throughout your study. 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 203

Groceries: AUD$ 95

Utilities: AUD$ 55

Leisure: AUD$ 57

Public Transport: AUD$ 39

Total: AUD$ 449

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle)

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Edith Cowan University

Performing Arts, Cybertechnology, Information Technology & Business

February & July

AUD$30,000 – 34,000

Murdoch University

Agriculture, Education, Environmental Studies & Social Science

February & July

AUD$ 26,000 – 33,000

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2. Darwin, Australia Northern Territory

Darwin is a vibrant city with youthful energy, is classified as a regional area, and has one of the highest employment rates in the country making it ideal for students to secure a job. Students who love a relaxed and laid back environment, this city is perfect for you as you will not be surrounded by skyscrapers but there are plenty of activities to do during the weekends and semester breaks. You could go face-to-face with a crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove, swim at Wave Lagoon, or visit the weekly markets at Nightcliff. You will never get bored!

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 196

Groceries: AUD$ 104

Utilities: AUD$ 49

Leisure: AUD$ 72

Public Transport: AUD$ 22

Total: AUD$ 443

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and don’t take into account your budget and spending habits)

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Charles Darwin University

Engineering, Environmental Science, Accounting & Education

March, July & August

AUD$ 26,000 – 36,000

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1. City of Adelaide, South Australia

Students can find a great balance between study and leisure because there are many festivals happening all year round as Adelaide is recognized as the city of festivals. This city is one of the Regional Areas in the country and 14% more affordable to live in than other major Australian cities. Apart from that, former President of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, CEO of PETRONAS, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, and Editor in Chief Vogue China, Angelica Cheung are among the successful people that used to live and study in Adelaide. Talking about quality, aye!

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 190

Groceries: AUD$ 97

Utilities: AUD$ 50

Leisure: AUD$ 15

Public Transport: AUD$ 25

Total: AUD$ 377

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle)

 

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

University of South Australia

Nursing, Architecture, Environmental Studies & Education

January & July

AUD$ 28,000 – 40,000

Flinders University

Nursing, Education & Sociology 

February & July

AUD$ 30,000- 39,000

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Study in Regional Areas in Australia

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In recent years, more and more international students prefer to study in Regional Areas in Australia. The Australian government reported an increase of 10% of international students choosing to study in the Regional Areas in the year of 2018. Most of the students were reportedly from China, India, Nepal, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States of America.

Not only that,  Regional Australia Institute reported that about 32,000 Australian millennials moved away from big cities and started to live in the Regional Area from the period 2011 to 2016. 

But where are Regional Areas and why both Australian millennials and international students prefer to stay and study in these areas? 

List of Regional Areas in Australia

Regional Australia includes all of the towns, small cities and areas that lie beyond the major capital cities. According to the Australian Government, the areas below are the listed regional areas.

State

Areas

New South Wales

Everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong

Northern Territory

Everywhere in the territory

Queensland

Everywhere except the greater Brisbane area 

South Australia

Everywhere in the state

Tasmania

Everywhere in the state

Victoria

Everywhere except Melbourne

Western Australia

Everywhere except city of Perth and surrounding areas

Why Study in Regional Areas in Australia?

1. Low Cost of Living

Bigger cities such as Melbourne and Sydney have a very high cost of living due to the expensive accommodation. According to news.com.au, the cost of living in Sydney, New South Wales  is AUD$ 2,681.48 while Hobart, Tasmania is only AUD$ 1,208.33. The cost difference between these 2 cities is AUD $1,473.15. So, studying in the Regional Area will definitely save you some money and you can use that to explore Australia while on summer break.

2. Enjoy the nature of Australia

You will get away from the busy lifestyle in the cities and you will enjoy the breeze of Australian beaches. You will not be pressured and stressed to follow their hectic life because you will be able to study in a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. You will be surrounded with nature yet equipped with advanced city facilities. Now it is understandable why Australian millennials chose to stay in the Regional Areas.

3. Migration Opportunities

Graduates with a bachelor or higher qualification from a regional campus of a registered institution will be eligible for an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa. This will  eventually lead to an extra 5 points on the Immigration Points Tests, which may boost your opportunity to gain Permanent Residency in Australia. To know more about the post-study work visa, contact us now!

So, if you are interested in studying in one of the Regional Areas in Australia, we have prepared all the universities in the Regional Areas along with their top programs below.

Top Universities to Study according to Regional Areas in Australia

New South Wales (NSW)

Although many people travel to NSW to visit Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW has a lot more to offer because it has a total of 15 different regions that you can surely explore while you are on a study break. You can go to Griffith metropolitan city in Riverina to explore the rich Italian heritage city, Southern Highlands to visit the colonial architecture or to the South Coast to discover its beaches. 

The regional areas in NSW are everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong. Therefore, we have listed the universities that are located in the NSW regional areas alongside their top programs.

University

Top Programs

Intake

University of Wollongong

Business, Communication, Engineering, Education & Nursing

March & July

Charles Sturt University

Agriculture, Pharmacy, Accounting, Horticulture & Environmental Science

January, June & October

Southern Cross University

Agriculture, Business, Psychology, Environmental Science & Education

February, June & October

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Victoria

The State of Victoria, official name, is the second-smallest state in Australia and the name was given to honour Queen Victoria, who was the ruler of British empire in 1851. Victoria has a lot of fun adventures to offer such as skiing, hiking,surfing and wineries. Together with your university friends, you can go skiing in 1 of the 7 alpine resorts, camping in the Wilsons Promontory National Park or take a stroll along the popular Brighton beach..

The whole Victoria is considered as Regional Areas except for the Melbourne metropolitan area. Take a look at the recommended universities with the top programs below if you are interested to study in the State of Victoria.

University

Top Programs

Intake

Federation University Australia

Arts, Criminology, Engineering, Education & Visual Arts

February & July

La Trobe University

Archaeology, Nursing, Sociology, Psychology & Accounting and Finance

February & July

Deakin University 

Nursing, Education, Psychology, Business & Sport Science.

March, July & November

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Queensland

One of the top international airlines, Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) was established in this state in 1920. Queensland is the second largest state in the country and it is nearly 5 times the size of Japan. The best part of studying in Queensland is not just you can cuddle with a koala in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the wax museum where you can pose with famous figures but it also has low living expenses and the people are very friendly!

Other than the greater Brisbane area, the rest of the areas in Queensland are considered as regional areas. If you want to study in this state, check out the recommended universities with the top programs.

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Queensland

Engineering, Education, Environmental Studies & Psychology

February & September

Griffith University

Hospitality Management, Pharmacy, Nursing,Medicine & Business

February, June & October

James Cook University

Agriculture, Environmental Studies & Earth and Marine Science

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Western Australia (WA)

Hugging one third of the country, Western Australia (WA) is the biggest state in Australia. WA is known for its long-day sunshine, beautiful blue skies and Mediterranean climate. WA has less crowded population which results in less traffic congestion. Besides, you do not have to worry if you are an international student because people of more than 200 different nationalities live, work and study in this state, speak over 170 languages and practice many religions. You will always feel welcome and respected in this cultural diverse state.

You can study and live anywhere in Western Australia except in Greater Perth because it is not a Regional Area. The recommended universities are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Western Australia

Engineering,Computer Science and Information Systems, Linguistics & Sport- Related Subjects

February & July

Edith Cowan University

Performing Arts, Cybertechnology, Education, Nursing & Engineering

February & July

Curtin University

Engineering, Architecture, Nursing & Accounting and Finance

April & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

South Australia

There are so many reasons to study in South Australia (SA). First, South Australia is known as the seafood capital of Australia as it offers fresh local seafood. Then, SA is the home to an internationally famous wildlife haven called Kangaroo Island. You can visit the island to learn more about wildlife in Australia. Not only that, you can attend multiple music and sporting festivals in Adelaide, the city of South Australia, because it hosts a chain of festivals throughout the year. 

All areas in South Australia are considered as Regional Areas and the recommended universities with the top programs are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Adelaide

Dentistry, Nursing, Engineering, Medicine & Pharmacy

April & July

University of South Australia

Nursing, Sport-Related Subjects, Architecture, Education & Engineering

January & July

Flinders University

Nursing, Education, Agriculture & Sociology

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Tasmania

Tasmania is very famous for its mesmerising island with plenty to offer. You will be able to enjoy an authentic Australian experience, build up your English skills and make Australian friends because of the lower proportion of international students in Tasmanian classes. The tuition fees and living expenditure is lower compared to many cities across Australia. Not to forget, Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.

This island could be the place where you will spend your university life and the best part is the whole island is a regional area. The one and only recommended university in Tasmania is:

University

Top Programs

Intake

University of Tasmania

Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Earth and Marine Science & Education

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is where you can find the two breath-taking natural rock formations, the Uluru (above) and The Olgas. This state has the highest job employment rate compared to other states, making it easier for the students to find jobs after graduation. If you are not really a big fan of winter but want an international experience, Northern Territory is suitable for you. It has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season all year long.

Every areas in the Northern Territory is a regional area and the recommended university with the top programs are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

Charles Darwin University

Engineering, Environmental Science, Accounting, Education & Psychology

March, July & August

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

If you are still uncertain which Regional Areas to study, do not hesitate to contact us now. We offer a FREE consultation service to guide you so you can enter the right university for your future. 

Read more:

Top Universities to study in Regional Australia 2020

Top reasons to study in Queensland (2020)

The Five Benefits Studying at Regional University

List of Regional Universities in Australia 2019 

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Study at Griffith University 2020

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History of Griffith University

Griffith University is a public research university situated in South East Queensland. It was established in 1971. Griffith initially started out with one campus and 451 students, since then, the university has been growing steadily to accommodate over 50,000 students across 5 physical campuses and 1 digital campus which was launched in 2018. The university is environmentally friendly and socially conscious with the purpose of providing students better experiences while studying.

Griffith University Rankings

Griffith is a highly reputable university in Australia which provides degrees that are internationally recognized , with over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for students to choose from.They were also Australia’s first institution to introduce degrees in areas such as environmental science and Asian Studies.

Griffith is ranked 19th as a young university in Australia and amongst the Top 2% of universities worldwide. They have maintained a position at 37th in the Top 50 university under 50 years in 2020 under QS world University rankings. The institution also offers subjects ranked in the Top 100 in the world:

Program

Global Subject Ranking 

Australian Subject Ranking

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

20

2

AUD$ 28,500

Bachelor of Nursing

32

6

AUD$ 31,500

Bachelor of Sport Development

33

6

AUD$ 32,000

Bachelor of Social Science 

51 – 100

5

AUD$ 28,500

Furthermore, Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading performing arts schools offering a variety of degree programs in areas such as Classical Music, Jazz, Musical Acting, Music Technology and Education. It is a part of Griffith University, making it the only university in Queensland to be ranked in the Top 50 Performing Arts Universities 2020.
Here are a few of the recommended courses from the department of Performing Arts at Griffith :

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts 

3 years 

AUD $28,500

Bachelor of Acting 

3 years 

AUD $31, 000

Bachelor of Musical Theater

3 yearsAUD$ 31,000

Bachelor of Music  

3 years AUD $31, 500

For more information about the course entry requirements and application process, please contact Excel Education.

In addition to the above mentioned courses ranked globally, there is a wide range of reputed courses available at Griffith from the following teaching schools : Arts, Education and Law, Griffith Business School, Griffith Health, Griffith Sciences.

The following are a few of the recommended courses at Griffith University :

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering

4 years 

AUD$ 35,500 

Bachelor of Pharmacy
[Recognized by Pharmacy Board Malaysia

4 years

AUD$ 33,000

Bachelor of Business

3 years

AUD$ 28,500

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 years 

AUD$ 31,000

If you are interested to know more about the available programs and application process, Please contact Excel Education.

Griffith University Clubs and Societies

Griffith strongly believes in life beyond academics which is why the university aims to ensure that all students are provided with top quality teaching as well as extra curricular activities. Griffith has a wide range of clubs and societies for students to participate in. Students can take a break from their studies and engage in extracurricular activities to make new friends with the same interests and learn from one another.
Griffith Gold Coast campus activities are overlooked and handled by Student Guild, which is designed to complement academic experiences and meet student’s social and welfare needs. For more information please proceed to Griffith Clubs and Societies

Griffith's Student Support Services

Griffith offers a comprehensive range of student support services to assist students through their academic and personal lives at the university. 

The following are a few of the Student Support services available at Griffith : 

  • Academic Support – English help, technical support and consultations are offered to help students with any of the difficulties they are facing with their studies.
  • Personal support needs – Students can connect with counselors, international student advisers, student advocacy groups and a range of services that to assist student with any personal needs.
  • Cultural Support Services – It is quite common for international students to experience cultural shock from relocating to a new country, therefore, cultural support services are in place to help students smoothen the process of settling down in a new environment.
  • Employability Support – Students can gain access to resources and information to help enhance their skills and knowledge required to develop a professional profile to get ready for the world of employment upon graduation.

If you are interested to know more about the extra curricular activities and support services at Griffith, Please contact Excel Education.

Living in Queensland

Studying abroad can be quite expensive, especially when it comes to tuition fees, accommodation and general living expenses. Griffith University offers on-campus accommodation across all campuses. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities and considerably quite cheaper than living in other major cities such as Sydney or Melbourne. 

Furthermore, It is important to keep in mind that Griffith’s campuses are located in two of the cheapest cities to study and live in Australia : the Gold Coast and Brisbane. 

The Gold Coast is ranked 1st for affordability in Australia and 84th in the world. Weekly student expenditure varies between an average of AUD$480-$520. Brisbane is the 4th cheapest city to live in Australia and ranked 22nd “Best Student Cities in 2019”. Students on average would have to spend approximately AUD$500 – $533 per week for general expenses. 

To know more about studying at Queensland check “Top reasons to study in Queensland 2020”

Furthermore, studying at Griffith has many benefits apart from its  academia and extra curricular activities. Recently it was announced that the Gold Coast has been classified as a Regional Area in Australia. As a result, students graduating from Griffith are eligible for 1 year work permit visa in addition to many other benefits such as being awarded extra points when applying for Skilled Migrant Visa in Australia. To know more about Regional Australia and its benefits check “Top Universities to study in Regional Australia 2020”

If you are interested to know more about studying and living in Queensland, Please contact Excel Education.

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Top universities to study in Regional Australia 2020

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What is a Regional Area?

The Australian Government designed “Regional Australia” as a means of promoting certain areas of the country that are less populated, also known as “Regional Areas”. Studying in Regional areas will help students when migrating to Australia after graduation. 

As of recent, Perth and the Gold Coast have been reclassified as regional areas with the aim of attracting migrants and foreign students. Therefore, International students who aim to study and settle down in Australia can reap many benefits by studying in a Regional Area. These areas are looking for skilled migrants for occupations and positions that are identified as being a shortage. These regional areas are attractive for international students to study and there onwards continue to work and live due to high standards of living and working conditions.
The following are the designated Regional Areas in Australia and its benefits

Definition

Locations

Benefits 

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane 
  • No access to Regional Area incentives

Cities and Major Regional centres – Category 2

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Canberra
  • Newcastle
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong
  • Illawarra
  • Geelong
  • Hobart
  • Access to the dedicated 25,000 regional places
  • Priority processing of regional visas
  • Access to the Regional Occupations List – more jobs compared to non-regional lists
  • International graduates with a bachelors or higher qualification from a regional campus of a registered institution will be eligible to access additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa.

Regional centres and other regional areas – Category 3

  • All other locations
  • Access to the dedicated 25,000 regional places
  • Priority processing of regional visas
  • Access to the Regional Occupations List
    Additional incentives include : more jobs compared to non-regional lists
  • International graduates with a bachelors or higher qualification from a regional campus of a registered institution will be eligible to access an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa.
  • Priority in negotiating region-specific Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs)

In addition to the above mentioned benefits, if you are interested to know about other benefits and helpful information about studying and living in a regional area, check out the Five benefits of studying at Australian Regional University.

Top Universities in Regional Areas

Queensland (The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast)

Queensland is often referred to as the “Sunshine State”. It is the second largest city in the country and the nation’s third-largest Economy fueled by tourism. The state has a rich history spanning over 1000 years and has grown to accommodate over 5,000,000 people. It truly is a state with many opportunities to seize. In addition to some of the highly ranked universities being situated in the state, Queensland is also a top choice for students to live and work. Queensland is a very reasonable state to live in as a student. As mentioned above, The Gold Coast is now a regional area, therefore, presents many opportunities for students. The city is ranked 1st for affordability in Australia and 84th globally.

Furthermore, the state is extremely culturally diverse and welcoming of individuals from around the world. The government continuously fosters diversity throughout the state by promoting and celebrating various cultural events.

Moreover, as it is the 3rd largest economy it is a gateway for students to find employment opportunities which increases their chance of receiving permanent residency in Australia. To know more about studying and living in Queensland, check out Top reasons to study in Queensland 2020.

Griffith University

Griffith University is situated in South East Queensland. It was founded over 40 years ago. It is a highly regarded young university. They have maintained its position as the 37th university amongst Top 50 under 50 years list in 2020. They teach some of the subjects ranked Top 100 in the world.

Program

Global Subject Rankings

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

20 

3 years 

AUD$ 28,000

Bachelor of Nursing

32

3 years

AUD$ 31,500

Bachelor of Musical Theater

35

3 years

AUD$ 31,000

If you are interested to know more about studying at Griffith University, do not hesitate to contact us. 

James Cook University (JCU)

JCU is the second oldest university in Queensland as it was founded in 1961. JCU is a highly reputed university that has achieved many awards. It is ranked 20th in Australia. The institution is heavily focused on research in areas such as marine sciences, Biodiversity and Sustainable development and has been ranked well above world standard.
It is ranked 43rd in the Top 50 universities under 50 years category and teaches a few subjects ranked in the Top 150 in the world.

Program

Global Subject Rankings

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Environmental Practice 

51 – 100

3 years

AUD$ 34,480

Bachelor of Marine Science

51 – 100

3 years

AUD$ 37,680

Bachelor of Geology

101 – 150 

3 years

AUD$ 37,360

If you are interested to know more about studying at JCU, do not hesitate to contact us, 

Western Australia – Perth

 
Perth is the fourth most populous city in Australia. It is also the capital and largest city of Western Australia. Perth is full of unique attractions fit for everyone to enjoy. The city is perfect for sightseeing and evening strolls as its positioned on the banks of Swan river nearby to Kings park. Perth is culturally diverse and its showcased through its Arts and entertainment with many museums, Art Galleries and cultural centres. 

As a student living and working in Perth, there are many opportunities to enjoy. After a hard days work students can head out to night markets, outdoor movie locations, rooftop movies, science exhibitions and many more to relax and wind down. Cost of living in Perth is also considerably lower than cities such as Melbourne in terms of transportation and accommodation.  

If you want to know more about studying in Perth do check out Top 5 reasons to study in Perth Australia.

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

ECU was founded in 1991 and is a multi-campus public university. The institution is home to over 30,000 students, including 6,000 international students from over 100 countries. 

ECU is currently ranked 30th in Australia and is ranked in the Top 150 universities under 50 years. Sports-related subjects are ranked 51 – 100 while Education is maintained in the Top 300 subjects in the world. 

Program

Global Subject Rankings

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood studies)

51 – 100

4 years

AUD$ 30, 750

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical (Honours)

151 -175

4 years

AUD$ 30,200

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

251 – 300

3 years

AUD$33,950

If you are interested to know more about studying at ECU, take a look at Studying at Edith Cowan University Australia 2020.

Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is the 26th largest island in the world accommodating approximately 540,000 people. It is an island of beautiful landscapes, relaxed lifestyles, welcoming people and a rich history. Although, it is Australia’s smallest state it has over 40% of world heritage wilderness and national parks making it the most geographically diverse location amongst the Australian states.

Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania and it offers a variety of attractions such as the Salamanca market, museums and art galleries. For world class activities and adventures, students can spend time camping, hiking, diving or surfing all around the state. 

University of Tasmania

UTAS is Australia’s fourth oldest university and has over 35,000 students. The university is highly regarded for its academics and campus lifestyle. They focus on ensuring students have a vibrant and unique campus environment whilst receiving an education filled with adventure and experiences. Some of the world’s highly ranked subjects are taught at UTAS. 

Program

Global Subject Rankings

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science

42

3 years 

AUD$ 37,950

Bachelor of Agricultural Science 

51 – 100

4 years

AUD$ 35,950

If you are interested to know more about studying at University of Tasmania, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Adelaide 

Adelaide is the fifth most populated city. It is the capital city of the state of South Australia. It has an approximate 1.2 million people residing in the city. Adelaide is full of culture, events and entertainment for everyone indulge in. It has some of the best beaches, award winning restaurants and festival centres which showcase the different cultures of the state. 

It is one of the best choices for students to study and live in. It is the 3rd most affordable Australian student city in terms of living costs as they are considerably lower than Sydney and Melbourne. Transportation systems are very convenient with many of them being free of charge. 

It’s a famous city in Australia with diverse communities and a lot to offer for students who enjoy beautiful landscapes, local industries to work in and a healthy economy. 

Kaplan Business School (KBS)

KBS was launched in 2008 and is a globally recognized provider of higher education in Australia. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Accounting, Business, Marketing, Management, Digital Management, Health Services and more. It is home to international students from over 80 countries, therefore, students will fit right in and feel at home. They teach in small classes so that professors can provide individual support to their students to ensure they connect better with peers and learn skills from one another. 

Program

Global Subject Rankings

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Business

Not Available 

3 years 

AUD$ 18.000

Bachelor of Business (Accounting 

Not Available 

3 years 

AUD$ 18,000

If you are interested to know more about studying at KBS, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Victoria

Victoria is a state in South-Eastern Australia. It is the second most populous state in Australia, home to over 6 million. Well known city, Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, however, Melbourne is not classified as a regional area.
The state is culturally diverse, where its top 5 ancestaries are English, Australia, Irish, Scottish and Chinese. They speak many languages as well, out of which the top 5 languages spoken in the state apart from English is Mandarin, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese and Arabic. 

Victoria is home to many beautiful landscapes with mountain ranges, underground caves and coastlines to explore, therefore, it is often known as the “Garden State”.

Federation University (FedUni)

FedUni has a history dating back to the 1870’s, therefore, making it the third oldest university in Australia. Although, it is a small regional university, it is a modern and progressive institution providing high quality academic courses.
They focus on teaching students skills highly demanded by local industries to ensure employment after graduation. The institution is the host of Australia’s largest regional Technology park accommodating over 30 companies such as IBM to help students receive a placement upon graduation. 

Program

Global Subject Rankings

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Business

Not Available

3 years

AUD$ 25,500

Bachelor of Information Technology

Not Available 

3 years

AUD$ 24,300

If you are interested to know more about studying at FedUni, do not hesitate to contact us. 

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Top reasons to study in Queensland (2020)

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The opportunity to study in Queensland is one of a kind. Queensland is the second largest city in Australia and the nation’s third-largest Economy. It has a rich history spanning over 1000 years. It is situated in the north-east of the country, with a population of over 5,000,000. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is also the largest city in the state and 3rd largest in Australia. It is often referred to as the “Sunshine State”.

Tourism fuels the state’s economy. Because, it’s an expansive area. Therefore, has many landscapes to explore ranging from tropical coastal areas to dry inland’s and sensual rain-forests. Tourists can enjoy the vast mountain range such as Bunya Mountains and Great Dividing Range. Those who like to spend time in the coastal areas can check in to the state’s most popular beaches ; Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. In addition, the world’s largest coral reef system is also located off the coast of Queensland; The Great Barrier Reef. Other smaller locations to take note of are some of the majestic waterfalls such as the Wallaman Falls and Josephine Falls.

Let’s look at a few reasons why studying in a university in Queensland might be the best option for you. 

1-  Academic Excellence

Did you know that Queensland is home to some of the high ranked universities in the world? With subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world? Queensland has a world class education system attracting over 85,000 students from over 160 countries. Studying in Queensland will allow you to choose from a diverse range of academic degree programs. Catered to your strengths and potential. Further, the study programs will help you gain a deeper understanding of the real world. It will also enhance the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the world of employment.

Top Universities to study in Queensland

University of Queensland
Griffith University
Queensland University of Technology
James Cook University

Studying in University of Queensland

History and Campuses
University of Queensland is a public research university located in the capital of Queensland. UQ is the 5th oldest university in Australia and therefore, is a leading and highly reputed university in the world. The university accommodates around 54,000 students including around 18,000 international students.
The main campus is St.Lucia and Gatton campus is the largest campus of UQ. There are other campuses and facilities located around Queensland as well. 

University of Queensland Rankings
UQ is consistently ranked in the top world’s universities and is a founding member of the Group of Eight. UQ has won more Australian Awards for Teaching than any other university in Australia. UQ is ranked 47th in the world in 2019. As a leading prestigious university, they teach some of the world’s highest ranked subjects:

  • Sports-related subjects – 2nd
  • Engineering – Mineral and Mining – 5th
  • Environmental Studies – 11th
  • Agriculture and Forestry – 17th
  • Education and Training – 19th
  • Nursing – 21st
  • Psychology – 23rd
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management – 27th
  • Pharmacy – 31st
  • Geography – 37th

Student Activities 
UQ actively encourages and supports students to engage in extra-curricular activities on campus. This is in aim to enhance student’s experiences beyond academics. They offer a number of activities ranging from sports, clubs and societies, Music, Arts and cultural events. 

Let’s look in to few of the degree programs available at University of Queensland.

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$38,112

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$43,504

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,352

Bachelor of Nursing

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$34,736

Bachelor of Business Management

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$42,272

If you are interested in knowing more about University of Queensland, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in Griffith University

History and Campuses
Griffith University was established over 40 years ago in South East Queensland. Their teaching spans over six campuses and one of it is an online campus. Their vision is to be one of the most influential universities in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Griffith University Rankings
Griffiths focus is contributing to society by transforming students into remarkable people by providing excellent education and research. Griffith is regarded highly as a young university. They have maintained its position as the 37th University in the 2020 QS World university rankings Top 50 under 50 years. They introduced some of Australia’s first degrees in areas such as Environmental science, dental technology, forensic science and Asian studies. In addition, they happen to teach some subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management – 20th
  • Nursing – 32nd
  • Sports-related subjects – 33rd
  • Performing Arts – 35th
  • Development studies – ranked between 51-100 

These ranking have contributed to Griffith being ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

Student Activities
In addition to excellent academics, Griffith focuses on getting its students to actively participate in extracurricular activities. This is to help shape their experiences and prepare them for life beyond graduation. Griffith has over 120 clubs and societies which includes activities that take place each trimester.

They also include off-campus activities to help students relax. These include; Chill out days with live music, massages and henna tattoos, End-of trimester theme parties, Performances, cultural fiestas and toga parties.
Now Let’s take a look at a few of the many Degree programs available at Griffith University which you can choose from. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fees (2020)

Bachelor of International tourism and hospitality management

3 years (Full time)

$28,500 

Bachelor of Nursing

3 years (Full time)

$31,500

Bachelor of Musical Theater 

3 years (Full time)

$31,000 

Bachelor of Pharmacy

4 years (Full time)

$33,000

Bachelor of Sport Development 

3 years (Full time)

$32,000

If you would like to know more about Griffith University, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Studying in Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
History and Campuses
QUT was founded and granted university status in 1989. It is a public research university located in 2 campuses across urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland. QUT enrolls around 50,000 students, including 9,000 international students from over 120 countries. The institution offers approximately 400 undergraduate and postgraduate degree options. 

QUT Rankings
QUT is highly recognized despite being a young university. It is ranked 19th in the QS Top 50 under 50 years. QUT is also highly regarded for some of the subjects taught at their campuses as they are ranked in the Top 50 in QS World University Ranking by subjects:

  • Communication and Media Studies : 16th
  • Nursing : 35th
  • Art & Design : 41
  • Sports-Related : 51-100
  • Performing Arts : 51-100 

Student Activities
QUT has a wide range of clubs and societies to join to take away stress from all the work. They encourage students to join sports clubs such as Dodgeball, Cheer and Dance, Hiking, Yoga and Rowing etc to keep yourself fit and entertained throughout your academic period. They also have clubs for international students for their respective countries to help them feel right at home.

Let us take a quick look at some of the degree options available. 

Program

Duration

Indicative annual fee (2020)

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

3 years (Full time)

AUD$31,400

Bachelor of Nursing

3 years (Full time)

AUD$36,300

Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)

3 years (Full time)

AUD$36,300

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

3 years (Full time)

AUD$34,9000

Bachelor of Arts (Drama)

3 years (Fill time)

AUD$31,200

If you are interested to know more about Queensland University of Technology, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in James Cook University (JCU)

History and Campuses 
JCU was established on 1961 making it the second oldest public university in Queensland. The main campuses are located in Cairns and Townsville. JCU also has study centers in Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island. Over 4,000 students study in Cairns including about 400 international students. Townsville campus is the largest of all JCU campuses, accommodating over 13,000 students including around 1,200 international students. 

JCU Rankings
JCU’s main fields of research includes Marine Sciences, Sustainable Development, Biodiversity, Tourism and Engineering. JCU’s research has received some of the highest rankings. Excellence in Research for Australia evaluates quality of research in each field in all Australian universities. 83% of JCU’s research areas were ranked “world-class or above”. That is, 38 out of 46 research field. Out of this 38 fields, JCU received “Well above world standard in 8 research areas:

  • Environmental science and management
  • Ecology
  • Geology
  • Ecological applications
  • Plant biology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Fisheries sciences
  • Organic chemistry

JCU has been ranked 43rd in the QS top 50 under 50 years. And includes few other subjects ranked in the Top 150 in the world:

  • Environmental studies: 51-100
  • Earth and Marine Sciences: 51-100
  • Agriculture and Forestry: 101-150

Student Activities
JCU focuses on engaging students in their clubs and societies to help them have a fulfilling and exciting academic journey. They have many course based clubs, sports clubs as well as society and culture clubs to be a part of. 

Let’s take a look at a few graduate degree programs available at JCU

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Marine Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$37,680

Bachelor of Environmental Practice

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$34,480

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$35,800

Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,400 

Bachelor of Geology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$37,360

If you would like to know more about James Cook University, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

2 – Cheapest and affordable cities in Queensland

As a student, one of the biggest worries is the cost of living. This includes tuition fees, accommodation and day to day general expenses. However, Queensland is home to two of the cheapest and affordable cities to study and live in; Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Gold Coast is ranked 1st for affordability in Australia and 84th globally as one of the best student cities. Gold coast is quite similar to Brisbane in terms of affordability, however, it is a little cheaper. Weekly expenditure for a student would range between AU$480-$512. Rent in Gold Coast is 40% lower than that of Sydney and it also has one of the lowest Undergraduate fees in comparison to other Australian cities.

Brisbane is the 4th cheapest city to live in Australia. Living costs are lower than any major Australian cities such as Sydney. It was also ranked 22nd in “Best student cities in 2019”. Students would have to spend around AU$500-$533 a week including rent, food, transport and general expenses whereas, in Sydney it would range between AU$600-$700 per week.

It is also important to keep in mind, that as a student with restricted finances, Queensland is a very reasonable state to live in. It has universities offering top-class education at low tuition fees such as that of Griffith University.

3 – Cultural Diversity in Queensland

Studying abroad allows students to  meet individuals from various countries, backgrounds and cultures. Apart from the sunny, beautiful tourist destinations in Queensland, it is also extremely diverse in culture. Therefore, if you are someone who sees diversity as an important factor in where you’d like to study and live in, then Queensland is the place to be, as you can reap the benefits of a multicultural environment. The state is abundant in different cultures and with people who are not restricted to adopt one particular lifestyle. They are open minded people from different walks of life and enjoy forming friendships that are long lasting. It is very easy to find a wide range of food and activities representing almost any country in the world.

The Government has an incessant need to celebrate cultural diversity and multicultural events. Since Queensland is recognized as a state with a long history of migration, The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that all Queenslanders can participate and celebrate the society, whether born in or migrated to the state. As a result, they have placed the Queensland Cultural Diversity Policy which focuses on improving and supporting the continued growth of strong culturally diverse communities in the state. Further, $1.3 million was used to fund over 150 multicultural events held throughout the state in 2019 as Queensland is home to people from about 220 different countries who speak over 180 languages and identify with over 110 different faiths.

One city in particular stands out as one of the most diverse student cities based on QS Best Student Cities 2019:

Brisbane – is ranked 9th in the top 10 most diverse student cities in the world since a large number of the student population comes from countries outside of Australia. Thereby, making it one of the ultimate choices for students who are looking to gain a top class education and embrace different cultural experiences.

4 – Part-time work in Queensland

As the 3rd largest Economy in Australia, Queensland is considered a gateway to a wide range of career paths and advantages. It provides a stable and safe environment for International students with a strong economy. Queensland also has an abundance of  service industries and an internationally-renowned tourism industry. Which opens up many career opportunities. The first step to obtaining a permanent employment position is to engage in Volunteering, Working while studying and Vocational placements. This improves work experience and increases the chances of being hired by a suitable employer. Therefore, students can earn while studying.

An added advantage is that apart from greater Brisbane, majority of the cities in Queensland is a designated Regional Area. Therefore, those who are eligible are allowed to apply for a resident visa. The next section will cover all about Regional Areas in Australia.

If you would like to know more about studying in Queensland, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

5 – Gold Coast is classified as “Regional Area”

Regional Australia was designed by the Australian Government to promote certain areas of the country, especially for immigration purposes. Recently, it was announced that Gold Coast will be reclassified as a regional area in aim to attract migrants and foreign students. This will open many opportunities for  International students who are looking to study and settle down in Queensland or other regional areas in Australia. Gold Coast is looking for skilled migrants for occupations that have been identified as being a shortage in the area. Gold coast or any other regional area in Queensland is an attractive place to study and there onwards continue to live, due to the high standard of living and working conditions.
Students who study in a regional area such as Gold Coast will benefit when applying for Skilled Visa as they will be awarded extra points in the system:
Extra 5 points in the Skilled visa points grid for studying in a regional area
Extra 1 years for the graduate 485 Visa.

If you want to know more about studying in a Regional Area such as Gold Coast, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 


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International scholarships for A-Level and UEC students in Australia 2020

International Scholarships for A-Level and UEC students in Australia 2020

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As a student from this generation, it is important to gain international experience to enhance the learning process, whilst increasing exposure to other cultures and ways of life. This is will allow graduates to have a better understanding of global industries.
However, studying abroad can be costly, especially in countries such as Australia. Which is why it’s important to consider applying for scholarships offered by universities to ease financial commitments. In this respect, we have summarized a list of scholarships provided by reputable universities in Australia for A-Level and UEC students. 

If you are Interested in scholarships offered by Malaysian universities, please look at; Scholarships for SPM, UEC, and IGCSE Students in Malaysia 2020.

A- Level Calculation
This formula is important as it will be used throughout this list, A Level grades will be calculated with a point system:
  • 3 A Level subjects including any pre-requisite subjects (A* = 6, A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1).
  • Max 2 AS Level subjects may be substituted for 1 A Level subject (A = 2.5, B = 2, C = 1.5, D = 1, E = 0.5) provided the AS subject has not been taken at A Level.
  • Calculation can be based on 2 A Level sittings that is within 10 months of each other.
UEC Calculation
UEC grades will be calculated with a point system:
  • A1=8, A2=7, B3=6, B4=5, B5 =4, B6=3, C7=2, C8=1

Universities in Queensland

University

Academic Requirement

Award

Griffith University 

  • A-Level – Standard entry -DDD
    Higher entry  – A*AAA
  • UEC – Score of 14 for maximum 10 subjects

50% Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

 
  • A-Level –Standard entry -DDD
    Higher entry  – A*AAA
  • UEC – Standard Entry- Score of 14 for maximum 10 subjects.
    Higher Entry – Score of 74 for maximum 10 subjects

25% International Student Excellence Scholarship -High School leavers

 
  • A-Level – Standard entry -DDD
    Higher entry  – A*AAA
  • UEC- Score of 14 for maximum 10 subjects.

10% International Overseas student school leaver Scholarship – (10% deduction in tuition fees for the first 2 trimesters only)

Queensland University of Technology

  • A-Level – 12 points (BBB)
  • UEC – Average of 2 based on 5 academic subjects (excluding Chinese, Malay or PE)

25% Triple Crown Scholarship (One year)
[Limited to courses from Business School only]

 
  • A-Level – 12 points (BBB)
  • UEC – Average of 2 based on 5 academic subjects (excluding Chinese, Malay or PE)

25% Creative industries International Scholarship (One year)
[Limited to courses from Creative Industries faculty only]

 
  • A-Level – 12 points (BBB)
  • UEC – Average of 2 based on 5 academic subjects (excluding Chinese, Malay or PE)

25% International Merit Scholarship (One Year)
[Limited to courses from Science and Engineering Only]

 
  • A-Level – 12 points (BBB)
  • UEC – Average of 2 based on 5 academic subjects (excluding Chinese, Malay or PE)

25% Faculty of Education International Merit Scholarship (One Year)

If you require any further information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Universities in Melbourne

 

University

Academic Requirement

Award

Melbourne Institute of Technology

  • A-Level – Average of 70% or more 
    Minimum average of 65% 
  • UEC – Average of 70% or more 
    Minimum average of 65%

20% MIT International Excellence Scholarship

 
  • A-Level – Average of 75% or more 
    Minimum of 70% 
  • UEC – Average of 75% or more 
    Minimum average of 70%

30% MIT academic achievement scholarship

Deakin University

  • A-Level – Minimum average of 85% 
  • UEC – Minimum average of 85% 

100% or 50% Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

 
  • Meet Minimum entry level requirements 
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility 

Up to $15,000 Destination Australia Scholarship

La Trobe University

  • A- Level – Minimum CCD and above
  • UEC – 20 points in 5 subjects or below

15%, 20%, or 25% La Trobe Excellence Scholarship

If you require any further information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Universities in Perth

University

Academic Requirement

Award

Edith Cowan University

  • Minimum Requirement
  • Application automatically assessed for applicability

20% International Undergraduate Scholarship 2020

 
  • Minimum Requirement
  • Application automatically assessed for applicability

20% Petroleum Engineering Scholarship

Curtin University

  • Meet the minimum entry level requirements 

25% Meng Fei Innovative Future Leader Scholarship (First year only- Up to a maximum of AUD$ 10,000 Only)

Murdoch University

  • Commencing  in 2020 – 2024 intakes
  • Meet the minimum entry level requirements. 

International Welcome Scholarship – AUD$ 12,000 for Business and Nursing
AUD$ 11,000 for all other degrees
[For degrees that hold a four year duration]
3 year degrees are eligible for a maximum of AUD$9,000

 
  • A-Level –
    Average grade of 92% and above
  • UEC – Average grade of 92% and above

Up to AUD$ 20,000 Scholarship for Scientific Excellence for degrees under School of Engineering and Information Technology

If you require any further information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Universities in Sydney

University

Academic Requirement

Award

Western Sydney University

  • A-Level – Minimum AAA or equivalent
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility

50% Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship

 
  • Meet the minimum entry level requirements
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility


Up to AUD$5,000 – $7,000 Western Sydney University International Scholarship

University of Technology Sydney

  • A-Level – At least BBC
  • UEC – average overall mark of 85%

International Undergraduate full tuition fee scholarship

 
  • Meet the minimum entry level requirements
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility

25% Undergraduate Academic excellence scholarship [up to AUD10,000 for the duration of the degree]

 
  • Completed a UTS Insearch Diploma in Sydney, and have an overall GPA of 6.0 or above in their Diploma

50% UTS Insearch to UTS Pathways Scholarship

 
  • Meet the minimum entry level requirements
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility

Up to AUD$10,000 Undergraduate Merit Scholarship for high achievers in A-Level and UEC [First year only]

Kaplan Business School

  • A-Level – Minimum average of 90% 
  • UEC – Minimum average of 90%

30% High achievers Scholarship program 

Top Education Institute

  • A-Level – Minimum average of 75%
  • UEC – Minimum average of 75%
    [for 25% scholarship]
  • A-Level – Minimum average of 55%
  • UEC Minimum average of 55%
    [for 15% scholarship]

 15%-20% International Excellence Scholarship for School or Law and Business

 
  • Meet minimum entry level requirements
  • Reference letter indicating student is at the top 20% of their studies.

AUD$3,000 or $4,000 Global Young Leaders Program
[For students enrolled in an International Pathway Program]

If you require any further information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Universities in Tasmania

University 

Academic Requirement

Award

University of Tasmania

  • Meet the minimum entry level requirements
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility

20% Tasmanian International Scholarship

 
  • Meet the minimum entry level requirements
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility
  • Exception: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree

10% FSP to Degree Scholarship
[For students who have completed foundation studies at the university and wish to proceed to a Bachelor’s degree at the university. 

 
  • Meet the Minimum entry level requirements
  • Assessment for eligibility will be based on academic merit and quality of written application

AUD$15,000 Destination Australia Scholarship

 
  • A-Level –High achieving students
  • UEC – High achieving students
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility

50% ASEAN Science and Technology Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

If you require any further information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Top Reasons to Study in Brisbane, Australia

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Queensland isn’t called the sunshine state for no reason. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Brisbane summers are famous for the sub-tropical humid heat cooled by beautiful afternoon storms. Winter days rarely dip below 20 degrees, and between spring and autumn are particularly popular with students, especially around October when the jacarandas begin to bloom across the city – despite them being a sign that exams are looming.

Aside being a beautiful city,  Brisbane offers international student a low cost of living as it is the city with one of the lowest costs of living in comparison with other Australian cities – from transport to accommodation to meals. That doesn’t mean there is a compromise in quality though – it just means that your dollars will go a lot further living in Brisbane than in our southern counterparts – Melbourne & Sydney, we are looking at you.

 

Where should you consider studying in Queensland?

There are many reasons why you would wish to study at Griffith University: great weather, a relaxed, diverse culture, white sandy beaches and it’s a highly regarded university. Griffith University is a public university in Queensland, Australia. The university has five campuses in three Queensland cities, the largest of which are Brisbane’s Nathan Campus and Southport’s Gold Coast campus. You can practically study anything at Griffith University. The course and the range of topics are so diverse, relevant and international, that graduates are prepared for incredible occupations. The university offers over 200 degrees, you only have to find the field you wish to study the most.

Why study at Griffith University?

The university is considered to be the country’s most innovative institution. It is ranked 35th as a young university in the QS World University Rankings in 2019 and also ranked among the Top 2 Percent of all universities worldwide. Griffith is one of Australia’s most recognized universities for study and education. The Australian Government’s office of Learning and Teaching has acknowledged Griffith University as the leading university in Australia for citation and scholarship program. It is an influential academic center in which graduates are widely recognized worldwide.

What can you study at Griffith University?

Whilst Griffith University offers a plethora of courses ranging from Business to Medical degrees, we have highlighted this particular course which they are known to be number 1 in Australia

At a glance:

CourseBachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Duration3 Years (6 Semester)
LocationBrisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
IntakeFebruary, July and October of each year
Tuition feeAUD$ 27,500 per-year (2019 indicative)
Why choose this program?
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia and 20th in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management under the QS Subject Ranking 2019 – The best hotel chains in the world which includes Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott will constantly look to hire fresh graduates from Griffith University.
  • Griffith University has a campus based in Gold Coast which is known as Australia’s holiday paradise. Students studying here will easily gain access to practical training in the well-established hospitality industry in Gold Coast
  • All students will have the opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning activity in this degree. There will be a range of activities which includes industry-based projects, simulations, major case studies, industry placements and executive shadowing programs.
Scholarship opportunityThe ‘Griffith Remarkable Scholarship’ program offers international students the opportunity to receive up to 50% of tuition fees for the duration of the program
To find out more information on course entry requirements, scholarship opportunity, course structure and career outcome, simply connect with Excel Education

 

How does Griffith University support International Student?

University student support and services enrich the quality of the whole learning and academic success of students. Friendly student consultants and staffs are committed to ensuring that the transition to a university for new international students is simple and pleasant.

You have access to a wide range of free English programs to support your academic goals. Griffith Mates is a diverse group of senior students who speak more than 40 languages. The aim is to guarantee that the transition experience to university life is best achieved by welcoming you during the orientation and helping you to make new friends through fun events and activities.

Griffith University also offers an Industry Mentoring Program (IMP) to help you connect to an experienced professional mentor in the industry you chose. The goal is to help you gain an exposure in the industry, build your network and advance to your career. These programs make graduates of Griffith extremely employable.

Can you work while studying?

During the course of the study period international students can work up to 20 hours per-week and 40 hours during the University holidays. Griffith University offers career and employment services to international students who are seeking for a suitable job while studying. ‘UNITEMPS’ Griffith is the University-based recruitment agency, which provides international students, graduates and alumni with a wide range of paid employment opportunities

What is the entry requirement to study at Griffith University?

Depending on what you are looking to study at Griffith (Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD) there are various entry requirements to meet which includes ‘good standing’ academic results from previous education (e.g. A Levels, IB, SAT, etc.) and good command of English. Some courses have higher entry requirements, specific prerequisites which includes presentation of portfolios, medical checks and professional work experience.

To find out more about entry requirements simply connect with Excel Education

How can Excel Education help you?

We offer free study consultation and help you with all the practicalities such as application, accommodation, scholarships, visa processing and flight arrangement if you wish to study:

  • Pathway Programs which includes Foundation Year or Diplomas
  • Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD degree program
  • Study and Familiarisation Tours

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Sydney, Australia
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Phone: +6018-241-4802
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Australia Scholarships | 2018-2019 Scholarships for International Students

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There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private organisations.

Scholarship for International Students

All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students. Many are available to students of all nationalities, however, all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship and applications have to consult with us before submitting your scholarship application to them. 

How To Apply

The application procedure is… 

List of Scholarships

Here is the list of scholarships available for international students:

VICTORIA Register

University

Types of Scholarships

Offered

Description

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 25% reduction of tuition fees in the first year of the course

Central Queensland University (CQU)

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 20% on tuition fee valued at AUD$10,500 for the duration of the course

Deakin University

Deakin University International Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 25% tuition fee for the normal duration of the degree Estimated value at AUD 7,500

Federation University Australia

MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – Estimated valued at AUD14,820 for 3 years UG course

Monash University

PG – Monash Graduate & International Scholarship

Full Scholarship – 3 years for Tuition fees, Single Overseas Student Health Cover & living expenses valued at AUD$65,000 per annum

Monash University

UG – Monash International Merit Scholarship

Full Scholarship – AUD$10,000 per annum for the duration of your degree

Monash University

Faculty Scholarships

Various

RMIT University

PhD – MAAC Scholarship

Full Scholarship – PhD One (1) at an estimated value of up to AUD 200,000 to cover tuition fees and living allowance.

RMIT University

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – Partial Tuition fee only for the amount of AUD 10,000 (one-off).

Swinburne University of Technology

UG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – 25% of tuition fees for the duration of an undergraduate coursework program, Approx. up to AUD 20,000 – 30,000

University of Melbourne

Melbourne International UG  Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – Up To AUD$56,000

University of Melbourne

UG – B:Commerce Global

Partial Scholarship – 20% fee remission

University of Melbourne

Commerce UG International Merit

Partial Scholarship – 50% fee remission

University of Melbourne

PG – Melbourne Graduate Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – 25-100% fee remission

Griffith University

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship UG & PG

Partial Scholarship – 50% of tuition fees

Griffith University

UG – IB Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – 10% of tuition fees in first two trimesters of study

Griffith University

UG – International Student Nordic High School Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – 10% of tuition fees in first two trimesters of study

Griffith University

PG – International Student Excellence Scholarships – Continuing

Partial Scholarship – 10 % of tuition fees in the next two trimesters of degree study

Griffith University

UG – International Student Norwegian Colleges And University Colleges Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – 10% of tuition fees in first two trimesters of study

New South Wales (NSW) Register

University

Types of Scholarships

Offered

Description

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 25% reduction of tuition fees in the first year of the course

Macquarie University

MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – AUD$10,000 for tuition fees only (whole course)

Macquarie University

VC International Scholarship UG & PG – European

Partial scholarship – AUD$10,000 tuition fee

Macquarie University

VC International Scholarship UG & PG – European

Partial scholarship – AUD$5,000

Macquarie University

Macquarie University European Scholarship

Partial scholarship – AU$5,000 annually towards your tuition fees for the length of the course

Macquarie University

UG – Macquarie University UAC International Scholarship

Partial scholarship – AU$5,000 annually towards the tuition fees for the length of the course

University of Newcastle (UON)

UG PG -MAAC Scholarship

Partial Scholarship (AUD 7,000 per annum up to a total of AUD 28,000)

University of Newcastle (UON)

PhD – MAAC Scholarship

Full scholarship – Tuition Fees for 4 years, Estimated value at AUD 120,000

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Postgraduate Coursework: tuition fee scholarship;

Postgraduate Research: tuition fee and living stipend scholarship

Central Queensland University (CQU)

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 20% on tuition fee valued at AUD$10,500 for the duration of the course

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

PG – The Unsw Art & Design International Scholarship – Coursework

Partial scholarship – AUD$5,000 for the duration of the course

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

PhD – The Faculty of Law Juris Doctor Award for International Students PGCA1039

Partial scholarship – AUD$10,000 for the duration of the course

University of Sydney

VC PG International Scholarship

Partial scholarship – $5,000 to $40,000

University of Western Sydney

VC Academic Excellence UG Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 50% of the cost of tuition fees for three years

University of Western Sydney

UG – WS International Scholarships

Partial scholarship – $10,000, $5,000 or $2,000 to be applied towards tuition fees in the first year of study.

University of Western Sydney

School of Social Sciences and Psychology International Scholarship

Partial scholarship – AUD$8,000 toward tuition fees

University of Western Sydney

VC Academic Excellence PG Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 50% of the cost of tuition fees for two years

University of Western Sydney

PG – WS International Scholarships

Partial scholarship – $7,500 or $5,000 to be applied towards tuition fees in the first year of study.

Western Australia Register

University

Types of Scholarships

Offered

Description

Curtin University

MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship -25% reduction on Tuition Fees only, Estimated value at AUD$8,000

Curtin University

PhD – MAAC Scholarship

Full scholarship – for 3 years, Estimated value at AUD 120,000

Murdoch University

PhD – MAAC Scholarship

Full scholarship – for 3.5 years, Estimated value at AUD 32,000 per year

The University of Notre Dame

PhD – MAAC Scholarship

Full scholarship – for 3 years, Estimated value at AUD 123, 111

Central Queensland University

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 20% on tuition fee valued at AUD$10,500 for the duration of the course

Tasmania Register

University

Types of Scholarships

Offered

Description

University of Tasmania

UG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – 25% reduction in tuition fees for the undergraduate program

University of Tasmania

UG – Dean of Law’s Merit Scholarship full scholarships

Full Scholarship – 100% valued at AUD$108,000 covering course, student service and amenities fees

Queensland Register

University

Types of Scholarships

Offered

Description

Bond University

MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – From approx. AUD7,000 to AUD53,736 for the duration of the course

Bond University

Europe UG Excellence Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 25% tuition remission

Queensland University of Technology

PhD – MAAC Scholarship

Full scholarship – Full Tuition Fees estimated value at AUD 96,000

Queensland University of Technology

International Merit Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 25% on tuition fee for the duration of the course

Central Queensland University

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 20% on tuition fee valued at AUD$10,500 for the duration of the course

Griffith University

PhD – MAAC Scholarship

Full scholarship – PhD Scholarships (Tuition Only)

University of Southern Queensland

MAAC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – Single payment scholarship worth AUD$5000 each. One-off bursary for tuition fees only

The University of Queensland

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Full Scholarship – PhD Scholarships (Tuition Only);

Partial scholarship – Master’s coursework Scholarships – Partial tuition fees estimated value from AUD 340,000 to AUD 1,161,510

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

PG – ACC Scholarship

Partial scholarship – 25% reduction of tuition fees in the first year of the course

Australian Capital Territory Register

University

Types of Scholarships

Offered

Description

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

PG – MAAC Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – 25% reduction of tuition fees in the first year of the course

University of Canberra

MAAC Scholarship

Partial Scholarship – Partial Tuition Fees of AUD 7,000

Alternative Financing Options

KOJADI Education Loan – Don’t have enough qualification to secure a scholarship? don’t worry, there is KOJADI Education loan available for Malaysian, similar to National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), KOJADI loan applicant can enjoy low-interest rate in repaying their education debt. To learn more Click Here

KWSP/ EPF Retirement Fund Withdrawal for Education need – Do you know that your parent or yourself could apply for early withdrawal for your education need? To learn more Click Here

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International Student enquiries:

Phone: +60182414802

Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au

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