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Study MBA in Australia: University Guide for Indian Students

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How many times did the Masterchef Australia judges’ “mate” accent sound like music to you? How many times have you been lured by the barbeque and beach lifestyle of Australia? How many times did you wish you were a part of the continent country which embraced every culture with warm hugs and held up their indigenous art with pride? Well, you have not been wrong. Australia is a chosen destination for graduate studies and you can be a part of it!

As per the data released by the Department of Education and Training, of the Australian Government, Australian university’s Business and Management fields receive a whopping 44.7% of international students, increasing annually! Indian students are taking up study in Australia with renewed fervour for its global renown and the perks of an MBA in Australia is as rich as its natural resources!

Let’s take a quick look at the facts. According to QS Worldwide Ranking, 7 of Australia’s best schools are in the Top 50 Business School in the World, and it only adds to the flavour that Australia pays the highest when it comes to MBA Grads in the whole of the Asia Pacific, and the second highest in the world! Whew! Talk of ROI! Here’s a quick list of the TOP 5 MBA schools in Aussie land:

  1. Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Indicative fee: AUD 85,470 (INR 43,30,094)
    Presence of international students: 27.1%
  2. Business School, the University of New South Wales (UNSW)
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    Indicative fee: AUD 81,600 (INR 41,34,031)
    Presence of international students: 25.1%
  3.  The University of Sydney Business School, the University of Sydney
    Location: Darlington NSW, Australia
    Indicative fee: AUD 60,000 (INR 30,39,729)
    Presence of international students: 22.6%
  4. College of Business and Economics, the Australian National University
    Location: Canberra, Australia
    Indicative fee: AUD 40,992.00 (INR 20,76,743)
    Presence of international students: 26.6%
  5. Monash Business School, Monash University
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Indicative fee: AUD 65,400 (INR 33,13,304)
    Presence of international students: 34.3%


If this has inspired you to join the best, let’s take you through the road-map to reach your dream MBA School:

  1. Shortlist universities of your choice by visiting university websites and noting down application requirements and deadlines.
  2. Survey the accommodation options.
  3. You should prepare for eligibility tests like IELTS, TOEFL or GMAT and plan a buffer time should you need to retake it.
  4. This will be your make or break moment – your SOP and essays. Do NOT write them in haste. Read and research what the university wants in an ideal student and frame your answers likewise. The process should take more than two months, for a standout essay. Sometimes the first draft is way different than the final edit. Read, write, edit.
  5.  Be in touch with your professors and employers and ensure that they submit a favourable Letter of Recommendation. Remember, this too takes time.
  6.  Do not celebrate the Confirmation of Enrolment in a manner where to forget to reply to the concerned college.
  7.  NOW apply for a Student Visa, because it takes a considerable amount of time to materialise.
  8. While you are at it, also apply for scholarships and loans. And student medical cover.
  9. You will need an international card, either debit or credit.
  10.  Ensure you have taken a set of photocopies of your original documents along with them.
  11.  Pack judiciously.
  12.  Fly safe!

If you thought we would end this article without informing you about what are the key benefits of an MBA in Australia, you are as mistaken as anyone who thinks the capital of Australia is Sydney! The capital is actually Canberra, nestled between Sydney and Melbourne, much like a Lil’ Joey in a Mama Kangaroo. Alongside your international exposure, with your student visa, you can work part-time and earn anywhere between $30/hour, depending on your blue collar job. A study in Australia also allows you to work full time and take care of your living expenses.

Are you now used to the sunny Christmas? Here’s when you can apply for a PR. The government provides post-study work visas for international students, and after completing your degree, your full-time experience of 18 months allows you to apply for permanent residency. With the obvious Asian community, you will certainly not miss tasting familiar food or speaking your native language.

Apply Now!

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