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Australia is a developed country and it prioritizes its education sector and each state government of the country manages their own education system. The state government provides funds and regulations for their state schools. Every state has a mix of public and private schools. Curriculum taught may vary for each state or school but the learning areas are the same in all.

The two distinctive facts about Australia Education are:

  • Worldwide recognized and accepted colleges and universities
  • Short term degree courses are available

Types of Fee Waivers


Fellowships aid can be given to students at all study levels.  Students receive these grants from universities, institutions, private organizations and in some cases from the government. 


There are two types of assistantships offered to students by the university officials. Teaching Assistantship has to teach in classes and Research Assistantships deal with research related work. The PhD Assistantship provides additional financial support for doctoral research in concern field at the University. PhD students might have an opportunity to develop their research skills by participating in research programs conducted by academic staff in their respective departments. PhD students can gain teaching experience by acting as a tutor in related subjects.


Students will receive these scholarships from the university or a private source. Students with excellent academics will be eligible for scholarships and to students with ethnic background or financial need, might get some considerations from university officials. Scholarship will not be same for all students.

Tuition Fee Waiver

Students will not have to pay any tuition fees to the university. Student using additional facilities like library and laboratory, then they are eligible to pay the fee for using these facilities. Universities offer tuition waivers in combination with a scholarship or Teaching/Research Associate ship.

Other types of employment:-

A variety of on-campus or off-campus jobs might be available to PhD students.

A variety of other on-campus or off-campus jobs might be available for PhD students. PhD students can find work at the university library or one of the stores or restaurants that serve your campus.  PhD students are also eligible for tutoring jobs, a reporting job with the local newspaper or some other form of flexible employment that allows the student to use their skills. Online PhD programs may offer greater flexibility to pursue full-time employment while getting your degree.

On campus Jobs

Students can earn additional income by taking advantage of on campus jobs offered by the university, like writing campus magazines. There are no tuition waivers for on campus jobs. The average salary paid to PhD students in the Headquarters of Sydney is AUD 22,933 per annum.

We thoroughly study student’s profile and suggest him/her the best form of fee waiver applicable for his/her profile.

List of some of the popular Australian universities

  • Australian Catholic University  [ACU
  • Australian National University  [ANU]
  • Bond University  [Bond]
  • Central Queensland University  [CQU]
  • Charles Darwin University  [CDU]
  • Charles Sturt University  [CSU]  
  • Curtin University of Technology  [CURTIN]
  • Deakin University  [Deakin]
  • Edith Cowan University  [ECU]
  • Flinders University  [FLINDERS]
  • Griffith University  [GRIFFITH]
  • James Cook University  [JCU]
  • La Trobe University  [LATROBE]
  • Macquarie University  [MACQUARIE]
  • Monash University  [MONASH]
  • Murdoch University  [MURDOCH]
  • Queensland University of Technology  [QUT]

List of Popular PhD Courses

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Business and Law
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Engineering and Surveying
  • Doctor of Astronomy
  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Mathematics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting and Finance
  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences Stream
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Sciences Stream


Documents Required

  • College admission letter
  • Valid passport
  • Sufficient funds
  • Photographs
  • Previous educational certificates
  • Valid IELTS/ TOEFL score

Visa Fee

Australian Embassy charges AUD 535 or INR 30,300 per application

VFS charges for the same is:  INR 601

Disclaimer: Embassy can change the visa fee without prior notification. Please check before filing the visa application.

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Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

Post Landing Services

Once the client receives his/her visa for studying in Australia, we offer post landing services. Our post landing assistance includes

  • Assistance in getting overseas travel insurance
  • Tips on how to settle and socialize in the university and university students

Why Australia?

  • Study courses from diverse fields
  • Study programs help to develop innovative and creative thinking among students
  • Universities and colleges have strong international reputation
  • Friendly country with a young and vibrant society


I have received an offer for the coming semester, but I am unable to take the opportunity. Can I postpone it to another semester?

Yes, you can postpone only if the same course is available in the semester you want to opt for. You would be issued a revised offer from the college/university.

Can I join the semester after a week or two of it’s commencing date?

No, Every college and University holds an Orientation for its fresh batch. This is held two weeks before the semester begins and is compulsory for all students.

I had applied for the Master of Commerce program but have received an offer for Postgraduate Diploma in Business program; which ultimately leads to the Master of Commerce course instead. So why I have received this offer instead of direct offer for Masters of Commerce program?

A few master programs in Australia have postgraduate diploma course as the first stage. Entry into the Masters program course will completely depend on the successful completion of the postgraduate course. The post-graduate diploma course Weighted Average should be at least 70% for all units completed. Postgraduate diploma doesn’t have any impact on the Masters course length duration.

What would be the consequence if I am not eligible for the program I have applied for?

If your eligibility doesn’t meet the program you have applied for, the International Office will advice you in advance of the application results and also let you know of the range of options available. This may be advised after considering your study history.

I have completely changed my degree program; would my credits completed in my previous degree considered towards the 200 credit eligibility requirement?

Yes, the points would be considered only if the relevant transcripts are produced along with application materials.

Do I need to wait till the acceptance of application; to apply for visa and flight bookings? 

Yes, start your application process for visa and flight booking arrangement only when you have received acceptance notification from the host institution.

I want to change my university; can I do so?

Yes you can. An application has to be filed at Student Central which considers these requests cross-institutional enrollment.

Is it mandatory to have the Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC)?

Yes this is a must. Both foreign students and their dependents have to maintain required health insurance funds. This must be as per guidelines by the Australian Department of Health and Aging.

What are the chances of changing the program opted after enrollment?

International students with a student visa that is subjected to condition 8203 cannot change their program/thesis paper/ research paper without approval of DIBP.

If the condition 8203 is not mentioned on the student visa, a change of the program would be solely at the discretion relevant Head of Department or Nominee.

In case of possibilities of visa extension or reduction (if the opted program is shorter than former), the student has to keep DIBP informed.

International students who want to switch from a bachelor’s degree to master program, have to apply for new student visa (subclass 574).

What are the chances of changing the education provider?

International students on student visas have to stay with the chosen and enrolled education provider for the first 6 calendar months of their program and if the course duration is less than 6 months; for the whole period.

Student who have opted for the pre-requisite course, have to remain with the provider for the complete duration of the course. Once the pre-requisite program is completed, then the student has to stay for the main course with the same education provider for the initial six months.

Do I have the option to renew my student visa in Australia?

Students enrolled for full time programs can renew their student visa; only if their visa is not subjected to “no further stay” condition 8534. Renewal of student visa has to be one month prior to expiry date.

What are the chances of working in Australia with a Student Visa?

International students with an Australia Student Visa that has work rights can only work in Australia. The permitted working hours are also limited to up to 40 hours per fortnight while study is in session. Students are allowed to work for unlimited hours during vacations and holidays.

Students who enrolled in Masters program or have opt for research or doctorate courses and are holder of Australia Student Visa (subclass 574) can work for unlimited hours, once they complete the course. Candidates who opt for English language or any additional professional course can work for 40 hours only in a fortnight during the additional course duration.

Can my dependants work if I am in Australia with a Student Visa?

Dependents have to apply for a work permit separately and can work for up to 40 hours/fortnight. The following dependents can work for unlimited hours:

- Students enrolled in a Masters program by coursework

- Students enrolled in a Masters program  by research/doctoral degree

- Students who have sponsorship from AusAID or Defence

What are minimum charges and expenditures for students opting for Australia Student Visa?

Costs of studying varies as per the selection of course type, institution and the level.

Average study costs as per level of education is listed below:

School Education - $7,800 to $30,000

Professional English language programs - Around $300 per week

Vocational Education and Training - $4,000 to $22,000

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree - $15,000 to $33,000*

Postgraduate Masters Degree - $20,000 to $37,000*

Doctoral Degree - $14,000 to $37,000*

* Note: the above cost does not include high value courses.

What are preparations required before moving to Australia for study?

Below is a brief of steps, you should follow.

  • Decide on your preferred course and college/university/institution.
  • Application needs to be submitted at the college/university/institution
  • Offer letter should be received and approved
  • Receiving your eCoE (electronic Confirmation of Enrollment).
  • Applying for your Australia student visa.

What are the criteria for receiving acceptance or offer for a program?

Requirements for both college/university/institution acceptance and Australia Student Visa are:

  • Academics
  • English language requirements
  • Evidence of funds
  • Health insurance coverage

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