Doctoral Degree (typically 3 years study) in Australia

Australia is a very popular country in which to commence studies. Around 50% of all international students from over 80 different countries are studying at Australian universities. Master and PhD Students and their dependants can apply for permission to work after their course commences, and are allowed to work full-time whilst the course is running.

During semester breaks, international students are allowed to work full-time. If you are completing a Masters degree or a Doctorate, family members have unrestricted work rights too. To keep a student visa the student must maintain 80% attendance and fulfill all course requirements.

The terms ‘University’ and ‘Degree’ are protected in Australia so that only institutions, which meet Australia’s rigorous quality assurance processes, are allowed to use these titles. Under the Australian Qualifications Framework, all universities that are registered have approximately 4000 formal agreements with universities around the world. Some Australian universities concentrate on traditional areas of learning, whilst others are more vocational. All combine tuition with research. Qualifications listed on this page are available at Australian universities and at approved higher education providers. Tuition fees vary between AU$9,000 and AU$18,500 per year. Unfortunately, student loans are not available for international students.

We provide multiple programs free of charge for international students, should they appoint us as their agent. Simply submit your application to us. Students receive free of charge information on Australian education institutions. Either select your courses and study locations or ask for more information. Based on this, students will receive a list of institutes that are best suited for them within a short period of time.

Research excellence

Students at Australian universities are taught by academics recognized internationally for quality research. Australian universities are leading producers of new and critical ideas, and are major participants in international research projects and initiatives. Australia has produced six Nobel Prize Laureates in the natural and medical sciences and one for literature. And it remains at the forefront of such challenging fields as biotechnology, solar power, drug design and astrophysics, as well as those enterprises only now beginning to emerge, such as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.

The Australian Government invested $5.7 billion in universities and other major research organisations in 2000. Through the Backing Australia’s Ability initiative, $2.9 billion will be invested over the next five years to fund research that will stimulate economic and scientific innovation. Over $140 million will be spent over the next five years to establish Federation Fellowships. The fellowships aim to recruit world-class researchers to Australia, with up to five of the fellowships each year awarded to high-profile non-Australian researchers from overseas.

More than 25 per cent of international students in Australian universities are enrolled at the postgraduate level. There are 35 special Research Centres and Key Centres of Teaching and Research based at Australian universities undertaking high-level research and providing a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate and specialised professional education courses in a variety of fields. Another 63 Cooperative Research Centres which foster joint research between universities and private industry.

Other research organisations supported by the Australian Government include: CSIRO, the national scientific research agency

Australian Research Council which administered $210 million in grants for over 1300 research projects in 2000

National Health and Medical Research Centre

The Department of Industry, Science and Resources website can give you further information on excellence in areas such as science and technology.

The Doctor of Philosophy is offered in all disciplines including: Humanities; Social sciences; Education; Law; Music; Commerce; Economics; Business; Architecture; Design; Science; Community nutrition; Therapies; Pharmacy; Engineering; Agriculture; Medicine; Dentistry; Veterinary science. Please note that different disciplines in the PhD have different CRICOS codes:

  • 008587C – Agriculture, Non Social Science & Social Science, Animal Production, Food Science & Technology, Natural & Rural Systems Management, Plant Production
  • 002952B – Arts, Social Science, Education Music
  • 034021C – Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 011169F – Commerce, Economics, Business, Law Management
  • 034019G – Dentistry
  • 011526A – Engineering, Architecture, Design, Computer Science, Physics
  • 002077G – Medicine Clinical
  • 008590G – Therapies, Pharmacy, Speech Pathology, Health Sciences, Nutrition and Tropical Health
  • 001719G – Veterinary Science – Lab
  • 034023A – Veterinary Science – Clinical

PhD Admission Requirements:

  • Visit the website of the university
  • Search for your relevant discipline(subject)
  • Check university’s priority list for Research Areas
  • Email to university research faculty with following documents:
    • Prepare your Proposal Research according to university PhD priority list
    • Two Reference Referee Reports (Educational Institute or from job place)
    • Fresh resume/ CV
  • If your synopsis ‘shall be’ approved by faculty then ‘Supervisor’ will send you “Proposal
  • Research Approval Email”
  • With approval email copy , visit your nearest AusPak office to proceed your application in
  • university
  • Mostly PhD level programs IELTS requirement is 7.0 band overall with no sub-band less than 6.5
  • but if university give ‘ IELTS waving letter’ then High Commission can proceed case without IELTS
  • Auspak will forward your PhD application with your Educational documents, Reference Letters,
  • CV , IELTS & Proposal Research Approval (from University ) to concerned University
  • Universities take time to process applications about 8-16 weeks (approximately)
  • - Your Last Education -
  • Matricultaion
  • O-Levels
  • As-Level
  • A-Levels
  • IB
  • Intermediate
  • DAE/Diploma
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • - Country of Interest -
  • Australia
  • USA
  • Canada
  • UK
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Dubai
  • IELTS Score (*if taken already)
  • 4.0
  • 4.5
  • 5.0
  • 5.5
  • 6.0
  • 6.5
  • 7.0
  • 7.5
  • 8.0
  • 8.5
  • 9.0
  • Not Taken Yet
  • Any Work Experience?
  • 1 to 2 Years
  • 3 to 5 Years
  • 5 Years and Above
  • None
  • Any Previous Visa Refusal?
  • Yes
  • No