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Top Universities in Brisbane

Brisbane is a popular destination for international students in Australia due to its diverse culture of welcoming students from various countries. The city offers world-class education and a student-friendly ambience with diverse social and cultural opportunities like events, workshops, student fairs and other activities

Brisbane boasts several of the country’s top universities, including Queensland University of Technology, Russo Business School, James Cook University - Brisbane, The University of Queensland . These prestigious universities are widely recognized, highly-ranked and offer a wide range of programs for international students.

The academic programs focus on research, rigorous coursework, and great faculty mentorship. Tuition costs range from roughly 15,000-33,000 AUD per year for undergraduate programs and 14,000-37,000 AUD per year for postgraduate programs.

Universities in Brisbane offer scholarships for students to manage their tuition and living expenses. These scholarships offer various opportunities making it easier for international students to study in this beautiful city. International students in Brisbane can work part-time for 20 hrs/week hours a week. The part time jobs help students to meet their living cost and other expenses.

Before students can apply to study in universities in Brisbane, they must meet the eligibility criterias with specific admission requirements. Brisbane universities require proof of English-language proficiency test scores such as IELTS or TOEFL and standardised test scores like SAT, GMAT, GRE or others as per the program requirements.

To enrol into the best Brisbane universities, students need to submit supporting documents like letters of recommendation, work experience letters, statements of purpose, school or college score transcripts, valid passports and visas. Let’s look at some of the top scholarships available for international students to study in Brisbane:

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Amount

Awarded

Cox Architecture Scholarship

3.83L

Varies

Architecture, Design and Planning Dean's International Merit Scholarship

7.67L

Varies

A G Whitlam International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

12.22L

Varies

Masters International Excellence Scholarships 6000

5.85L

80

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#11 in Webomatrics - National

Fees: 31,100 AUD to 39,300 AUD

Established: 1989

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Russo Business School

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Australia | Brisbane

#21 in Webomatrics - National

Fees: Varies

Established: 2014

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The University of Queensland

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Australia | Brisbane

#47 in QS Rankings

Fees: 8,477 AUD-31,920 AUD

Established: 1909

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Holmes Institute

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Australia | Brisbane

#80 in Webomatrics - National

Fees: $20600 AUD

Established: 1963

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#251 in Times Higher Education

Fees: $25,800-$29,480 USD approx

Established: 1961

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Australian Catholic University

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Australia | Brisbane

#479 in US News

Fees: Varies

Established: 1991

#601 in Times Higher Education

Fees: AUD 28,800 Approx

Established: 1870

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#10 in Webomatrics - National

Fees: Varies

Established: N/A

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Amber Aviation Academy

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Australia | Victoria

#38 in Webomatrics - National

Fees: Varies

Established: N/A

#58 in QS Rankings

Fees: $48,816-$57,600

Established: 1900

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Kaplan Business School

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Australia | Adelaide

#77 in Webomatrics - National

Fees: 30,000 AUD to 45,000 AUD

Established: 2008

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The University of Adelaide

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Australia | Adelaide

#106 in QS Rankings

Fees: 45,000 AUD to 50,000 AUD

Established: 1874

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Eynesbury College

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Australia | Adelaide

#183 in Webomatrics - National

Fees: $32700 AUD Approx

Established: 1989

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Flinders University

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Australia | Adelaide

#251 in Times Higher Education

Fees: $19,830 to $25,850 AUD approx

Established: 1966

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University of South Australia

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Australia | Adelaide

#274 in QS Rankings

Fees: AUD 25.6 K - 40.3 K

Established: 1991

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Torrens University

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Australia | Adelaide

#468 in US News

Fees: $7,800 to $50,000

Established: 2012

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IIBIT Adelaide

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Australia | Adelaide

#17455 in Webomatrics - World

Fees: 74100

Established: 1999

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Frequently asked questions

Can students work during studies in Brisbane?

Yes, international students are allowed to work part-time. Those with student visas are allowed to work 20 hrs/week hours per week when school is in session. Most countries allow international students to work full-time during holidays, vacations and semester breaks with some restrictions in hours per week.

What are some of the top universities in Brisbane?

Some of the top universities in Brisbane are Queensland University of Technology, Russo Business School, James Cook University - Brisbane, The University of Queensland

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