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Study abroad in Australia for Pakistani students

Studying in Australia is an attractive option for international students due to its world-class education system, a wide range of courses and programs, and a high standard of living. To study in Australia, you typically need to research Australian universities and colleges to find a program that suits your academic and career goals.Facts About Studying With Australia

World’s Top 100 ranked universities number 


No of Universities in Australia 


No of courses offered by Australian universities 

more than 15000

Higher education system rank in the world 


No. of Popular cities for students to live and study 


Scholarship amount granted to international students 

300 million A$/ year 

No of international students in Australia 

Near to 0.6 million (2023)


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Seven Best Cities To Live And Study In Australia

  • Melbourne

  • Sydney

  • Brisbane

  • Canberra

  • Adelaide

  • Perth

  • Gold Coast

International Students In Australia

According to government statistics growth chart, there were almost 619,371 international students enrolled in different study programs.

International Students In Australia By Level Of Study

From total of 619,371 international students, statistical analysis revealed the following distribution of international students in different degree programs 

Degree Program 

%age of International Students 

Bachelor’s degree 


Master’s degree 


PhD degree 



Australian Universities With High Number Of international Students

All the international students never enrolled for the same university, so here is a list of Australian universities where large proportion of international students enrolled in 2023


International Proportion (%)

Australian National University


Monash University 


University of Sydney 


Curtin University 


University of Melbourne 


University of Queensland 


University of New Castle  


Popular Study Fields To Study In Australian Universities

Though Australian universities offer a wide range of courses (you can find required course here) in every study field but THE (Times Higher Education) system ranked Australia is best country for the following fields

  • Arts and Humanities

  • Clinical and Health

  • Engineering and Technology

  • Life Sciences

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

Degree Programs Offered By Australian Universities

Australia has a well-regarded and comprehensive education system that encompasses various levels, from vocational education to higher education. Here's an overview of the higher/ university’s education system in Australia:

Vocational/ Training/ Certificate

Undergraduate Degree programs

Pathways to Undergraduate programs

Post-graduate (Master’s and PhD) Degree Programs


Vocational/ Training or Certificate Degree programs In Australia

Vocational training courses play a crucial role in the Australian education system and have significant importance for individuals, industries, and the economy like

  • Vocational training courses focus on providing practical, job-specific skills and knowledge that are directly applicable in the workplace.

  • Offer clear pathways to employment, many courses include practical work placements or internships opportunities

  • They provide opportunities for people at various stages of their careers to upskill, reskill, or change career paths

Levels of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses In Australia

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in Australia are structured into different levels from 1-6, each representing a specific depth of knowledge and skill development. Levels are as follows

Levels of Diploma


Career Outcome 

Certificate I

4-6 months 

Competent operator 

Certificate II

1 year 

Advanced operator 

Certificate III

1 year 

Qualified technician 

Certificate IV 

12- 18 months 



18- 24 months 

Para- professional 

Advanced Diploma 

24-36 months 

Junior manager 

How You Can Select Level

It is not compulsory to start training course from level I, it always depends on your current qualification.

Fields for which training courses are offered

VET courses are offered in the following six categories

  • Health department
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Design and media
  • Hospitality
  • Trades and Sports

Requirements For VET Courses

Students who want to start VET courses in Australia must have followings

  • Valid passport
  • Previous degree certificate (10, 11, 12)
  • IELTS with minimum 5.5 bands scores

Undergraduate Degree Programs Offered In Australian Universities

Australian universities offer a wide range of undergraduate degree programs across various fields of study. Here are some common undergraduate degree programs offered in Australian universities:

Degree Program 



Associate Degree

If you are currently employed and lack the time to finish a full bachelor's degree, the Associate Degree is a short-cycle degree program that can aid in professional growth. It may serve as a stepping stone to a bachelor's degree or serve as training for an advanced diploma in specialized industry.

2 years 

Bachelor Degree 

A bachelor's degree is the prerequisite for most fields. It will provide you with the organized body of information, guiding concepts, and problem-solving strategies you'll need to work in the field.

3-5 years 

Bachelor Degree (Honours)

Universities allow students to continue for an extra year for honours degree 

4 years 

Pathways To Undergraduate Programs

There are several routes you may take to go to your desired course if you don't fulfil the admission requirements in Australia.

  • Foundation studies to get admission in undergraduate program

    • These programs are designed to prepare students, particularly international students or those who may not meet the direct entry requirements, for undergraduate studies at a higher education institution.

    • The hallmark of Foundation Studies is that, if you get the required marks, a university will permit your admission in an undergraduate program in Australian university.

Post -graduate (Master’s) Degree Programs


Degree Program 



Graduate Certificate 

A graduate certificate is a postgraduate qualification offered by Australian universities. It is designed to provide specialized knowledge and skills in an area already studied by student in bachelors.

6 months 

Graduate Diploma

Apply a body of knowledge for professional skilled work.

One year 

Master’s degree (Course Work) 

With a traditional course work, it enhances the expertise in specific field. Master’s degree takes 1 year after bachelor honors degree and 2 years after bachelor’s degree. 

1-2 years 

Master’s degree (Research work)

Along with course study, research work enhance the expertise in your chosen field.

2 years 

Doctoral Degree 

Components of doctoral degree program in Australia are as follows

  • Course work

  • Review of literature, experiments

  • Research work 

  • Thesis (relation with a course work and its practical)

3-4 years 


Academic Years In Australian Universities

Academic year in Australian universities depend upon the study program and institute choose by the student. Here is a general guide of Australian universities intakes for different degree/ study levels 

Study Level 

Length of Program 


Vocational/ Training 

1-4 years 



3-4 years 

March and May


1-2 years 

March & May 

Doctoral/ PhD 

3 years 

Starting dates are negotiated with supervisor 



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