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Complete Process for MS Studies in Australia

Australia is a country that is among the top 3 nations in terms of study destinations around the world. 5 of the world's best 30 cities for learning are in Australia.

Numerous students across 180 nations show interest to pursue their Masters in the Kangaroo country. Its world-class educational infrastructure, relatively low expenses and high standard of living are among various other benefits that are highly beneficial to the international student community. For Indian students, Australia is the second preferred international destination after the US when it comes to choosing overseas education. As per the stats, 107,673 students from India have enrolled themselves for MS in Australia in the year 2018 - 2019. The Australian High Commission has stated that by the end of 2019, 6,31,935 students around the globe have listed themselves for MS in Australia and out of which 1,20,913 are Indian students.

There are a lot of factors a student needs to keep in mind during the application process for studying in Australia. Let’s have a brief look at each of them.

The Eligibility Criteria
What one should have in mind is that the eligibility criteria for Masters differ from country to country. It is important to have proper knowledge of the criteria before you kick start the application process.

  • Graduation
    Almost all Australian Universities accept the 3-year graduation system for entry into most postgraduate courses. If a particular course asks for 16 years (10+2+4) graduation system, 4- years graduation term is considered to be mandatory.
  • Certificates Needed
    Certificates regarding your course subjects and grades are mandatory. Along with this official transcript from each college or university, you have attended after secondary school, is essential. If at all you are looking for an MBA or other doctoral degrees, a detailed CV regarding your experience and job roles (if there are any) is required. Also, Statement of Purpose (SOP) and Letter of Recommendation (LOR) should be a part of the application.
  • Documents Required
    Along with all the academic certificates mentioned earlier, you should be attesting the photocopy of your passport (the first and last page) and other documents that are mandated during the application process.

Exams to be Written
IELTS / PTE / TOEFL is must for admission purposes. English Language Proficiency is something that is utmost required. IELTS is the most commonly accepted exam for studying in Australia and holds an English Language Proficiency Test. It is widely accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. GMAT is not mandatory but a few colleges do ask for the GMAT score just in case if you are applying for an MBA.

Duration for MS in Australia
Do keep in mind that a student is allowed to pursue the MS course in 1, 1.5 or 2 years, but it is always wise to take a 2-year course which will provide you time to search for jobs just in case you complete your MS in a short span. Minimum 2 Years of Masters Program / Diploma Program / Bachelors Program will make you eligible to apply for Post Study Work Permit (PSWP).

Best Courses in Australia
There is a wide range of specialisations the universities in Australia are offering which makes it tough to discuss every course. However, some of the top specializations are:


  • Master of Telecommunications and Network Engineering
  • Master of Information and Communication Technology
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Business Information Management and Systems
  • Master of Professional Accounting

Financial Requirements
The bank balance and other financial requirements depend on the school you would be attending, travelling fares and also on your location until your course completion. Standard Living Expenses of AU$20290 per year should be shown on a mandate.

Average Tuition Fee
The average tuition fee as per the official government site for international students is AU$20,000 - $37,000 to pursue Masters. The tuition fee depends on the specialisation and the university you opt for.

Visa Process
In the last 5 years, Indian students witnessed a 125% increase in visa approval for MS in Australia. As of now, students pursuing Bachelor's or Master's in any university in Australia get 2 or 3 years post/work-study visas. One latest and interesting fact about a study visa for Australia is that the country is offering Additional Temporary Graduate Visa for an extra year to students who study at a regional campus of any registered university. This will be implemented for students who will complete a bachelor's or Master’s in Australia.

Post Study Work Permit:
If a student is studying in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, he/she would get 2 Years of PSWP. The other regional areas will allow one a permit visa of 3-4 years. Do note that Perth and Gold Coast have been categorized into regional areas since November 2019.

There are 5 steps to attain a student visa:



  • Apply for Admission
  • Financial Evidence
  • Tuition Fee and Enrolment into the University
  • Medical Examination
  • Visa Lodgement

Additional Points: Fresher MBA program is available for those students who don’t have work experience in the top universities.

MS in Australia



Number of Overseas Students

6,50,000 +

No of Institutions Available


Popular Student Destination

3rd in the world

Best Student Cities


Best Universities


Number of Courses Available



13th in the World


About Author:
Raghava Udumula, COO of ConduiraWWEC
10+years of experience in overseas education.

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Published date : 29 Jul 2021 04:03PM

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