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Australia offers excellent value for money, with living expenses and tuition costs in Australia considerably expensive than the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).

They offer a stimulating environment for students from around the world to gain valuable skills, experiences and qualifications. More than 105,000 international students from over 180 countries enrolled in higher education courses in Australia, preparing to launch their careers around the world.

You can choose from a vast range of courses including traditional academic areas of learning and research, as well as more practical courses with a vocational orientation. Each of Australia's universities has its own strengths and areas of specialisation, giving you a wide choice and access to the latest technology and research in your chosen field. Postgraduate students learn skills in research and specialised areas that put them at the forefront of the development and application of new technologies. You can be a part of this dynamic research environment and be at the leading edge of innovative technologies and research

Academic year

University courses run from early March to late November.The year is divided into two semesters. However, some institutions offer a trimester system and/or run summer schools from December to February.

Undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework students enroll for their courses at the beginning of the year. Australian universities do allow enrolment in mid-year (around July) for certain courses. Commencement dates can vary, depending on the course.

Students studying towards a Doctoral Degree or other postgraduate research awards may be able to negotiate an alternative starting date with their study supervisor.

Foundation studies have student intakes at several times during the year.

English language proficiency

Australian education institutions can only accept students with an appropriate level of English proficiency. Institutions set their own English language requirements and may have different IELTS entry levels for the proposed level of course than those required for a student visa. You should check the entry requirements with your proposed institution.