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Australia

Australia

Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

    Canberra
  • language

    English
  • currency

    Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • government

    Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • religion

    Top 3: Christianity, Non-Religious, Buddhism
  • weather

    Tropical and Mediterranean
  • timezone

    UTC: +8 to +10.5 / (DST) UTC: +8 to +11.5
  • internet domain

    .au

Study in Australia

The world’s sixth-largest country, Australia is famous for its wide open spaces, stretching as far as the eye can see – the Outback. But in spite of all that dry desert, the cities of Australia, which are mainly located along the coast and feature amazing beaches and sun, are some of the most cosmopolitan and progressive of the world, also being home to hip food and wine culture.

Having some of the most cosmopolitan and progressive cities as well as a diverse culture, it’s no surprise that Australia is one of the top study abroad destinations of Filipinos.

With partner schools in Canberra, Sydney, Tasmania, Brisbane, and Adelaide to name a few, Filipinos looking to  have a lot to choose in pursuing their international studies.

We have over 48 Australian schools and universities on our website that you can search and apply from!

Why study in Australia?

Australia is a great destination for Filipino international students thanks to its top-ranking universities and liveable cities. There are a handful of reasons why Filipinos should study in Australia.

  • World-class universities
  • New experiences close to home
  • Diverse cultures and education

Schools in Australia

Degrees from Australian universities and colleges are recognized by multinational companies all over the world. Australia’s impressive education system is also ranked third in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018.

Life and Culture in Australia

Like most countries abroad, living in the “Land Down Under” is vastly different from living in the Philippines. This is evident with the cost of living. The cost of living in Australia is 114.60% higher than in the Philippines. Rent in Australia is 360.20% higher than the Philippines.

Study and work opportunities in Australia for Filipinos

One of the perks of being an international student in Australia is being able to work part-time while finishing your degree! This unique opportunity can give Filipinos to immediately gain real work experience while studying abroad. Those with student visas are automatically allowed to apply for work.

Student and work visa requirements in Australia

Learn all the requirements, processing time, fees, and everything Filipinos need to know to apply for a study and work visa in Australia. Discover how you can apply for a student and work visa in the Land Down Under. 

Australian Student Visa Guide

A Quick and Easy Guide to Post-Study Work Visa in Australia

Scholarships in Australia

Scholarships from private Australian organizations, international organizations, and government scholarships are some of the important sources of funding that can help you realize your goal of studying in Australia! 

 

Partner Schools

Studying in Australia

What are the required languages for studying in the Australia?
English is the native language of Australia. Many schools in Australia will ask you to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) to measure your English language proficiency.

If you’re worried about your English language proficiency, check out our partner language centers that can help you improve your skills!
Why Filipinos should study in Australia?
Australia is a great destination for Filipino international students thanks to its top-ranking universities and livable cities. There are a handful of reasons why Filipinos should study in Australia.

World-class Universities and Schools
Companies all over the world recognize degrees that came from Australian universities and colleges. There are 7 schools in Australia that are a part of the top 100 universities in the world, namely Australia National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Queensland, Monash University, and University of Western Australia!

Australia’s impressive education system is also ranked third in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018.

Close to Home Yet Still a New Experience
Australia is only 8 hours away from the Philippines! With this, it’s easier to go back home whenever you’re feeling homesick. Also, low-cost airlines always offer seat sales to and from major cities like Melbourne and Sydney, so your family and friends can visit you whenever they want!

Diverse Cultures and Education
Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world, just behind the United States and United Kingdom. Currently, over half a million international students are in the country for a study abroad experience – allowing you to meet and make friends with people all over the world.
How do you apply for a student visa for Australia?
If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you’re going to need a student visa to attend school in Australia. The process involves:

1. Completing the online application form
2. Gathering all the requirements, which may include the following:
• Your certificate of enrolment 
• Proof of sufficient funds
• Proof of English language proficiency
• Meet health and character requirements
• Health insurance

Note that you can’t start processing your student visa until you get accepted by a school in Australia. For the full list of details, check out our ultimate guide to applying for a student visa in Australia!
 
Are there scholarships available for Filipino international students?
It can get pricey to study in Australia with all things considered. The cost of living in Australia is 103.02% higher* than in the Philippines. While rent in Australia is 333.67% higher* than the Philippines.

Budgeting ahead of time and applying for financial assistance can help ease the financial burden of studying abroad. Scholarships from private Australian organizations, international organizations, and government scholarships are some of the important sources of funding that can help you realize your goal of studying in Australia! 

Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available from different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education.

Explore our partner schools here, and inquire to get connected with your university representative.

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*Data acquired from Numbeo. Last updated in January 2019.
How do I choose a school in Australia?
Schools in Australia offer many undergraduate and graduate programs in every academic field. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you!

There are schools in the Australia that are looking for Filipino students just like you!

Living in Australia

What is the lifestyle like in Australia?
Australians typically live laid back and relaxed lifestyles. They tend to be friendly and have a good sense of humor.

Australian values include the following:
  • Respect for liberty, equal worth, dignity of the individual
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of association
  • Freedom of religion and secular government
  • Support for parliamentary democracy and the rule of law
  • Equality under the law
  • Equality of men and women
  • Equality of opportunity, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background
  • A spirit of egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect, tolerance, fair play, compassion for those in need and pursuit of the public good
Customs and Expected Behaviour:
  • Shake someone's right hand when you meet him/her for the first time
    • Applies to business practices
  • If informal or with just friends, greet each other with a kiss on the cheek
  • It’s a social custom to make eye contact when talking to others
  • Do not stare at someone for too long because it is considered rude.
  • Australians are fairly informal or casual in their daily interactions. It is common for them to call their friends and others by their first name.
  • They often use words like “please,” “thank you,” “sorry,” and “excuse me” when talking with strangers and friends. They call each other “mate.” Australians are very friendly and quite laidback.
  • Australians are known to use slang often, but not in the workplace since they have to be formal.
How much is the cost of living in Australia?
Livings expenses will vary depending on your location and lifestyle but the Australian recommends about 20,000AUD per year

Here is a range of how much you will be spending for your basic needs:

Accommodation:
On campus - 90 to 280 AUD/week
Rental - 165 to 440 AUD/week
Shared rental - 85 to 215 AUD/week
Other living expenses:
Groceries and food - 80 to 280 AUD/week
Gas and electricity - 35 to 140 AUD/week
Mobile data and Wifi - 20 to 55 AUD/week
Public transport - 15 to 55 AUD/week
Entertainment - 80 to 150 AUD/week
 
Are there Filipinos living in Australia?
Australia is the most popular study abroad destination for Filipinos. As of the latest census in 2011, there are around 175,000 Filipinos living in Australia so you won't have to worry about being alone. Chances are, you'll have a few Filipino classmates!
 

Working in Australia

What are the benefits of graduating from a school in Australia?
Graduating from a school in Australia can greatly benefit your future career! Depending on your school and their industry connections, your university could connect you to some of your dream Australian companies and maybe even internships. Schools in Australia are also generally high in quality and are recognized all over the world. You can also improve your English language skills and expand your network by meeting fellow students from all walks of life. These, among other factors, can improve your employability once you graduate!
 
Can I work while I’m studying in Australia?
Yes! One of the perks of being an international student in Australia is being able to work part-time while finishing your degree! This unique opportunity can give Filipinos to immediately gain real work experience while studying abroad. Those with student visas are automatically allowed to apply for work.

With most student visas, you will be able to work for a maximum of 40 hours every 2 weeks during the academic year. Working hours during scheduled breaks and holidays are unrestricted.