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Australian Universities Application Deadlines 2024

Australian Universities Application Deadlines 2024

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Check out the application deadline for universities in Australia for 2024. Also, know about admission intake in Australia 2024 to plan your study abroad journey well.

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Rohit Gidwani
Updated on:  17 Feb 2024  | Reviewed By: 
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Indian students prefer Australia as their top study-abroad destination due to its excellent academics, job opportunities, cultural openness, and tropical climate. From 2002 to 2023, 89,766 Indian students chose Australia, with courses like Business, IT, Engineering, Science, and Hospitality being popular choices. As India-Australia ties strengthen, more students are expected to enrich Australian universities. Applying to Australian universities can be overwhelming, with multiple deadlines throughout the year. Missing deadlines means losing a year and facing tough competition. This blog provides essential information on application deadlines and admission intakes for Australian universities, ensuring confident and timely applications.
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Admission intakes in Australia

In Australia three intakes are there a year, namely February or winter intake, July or summer intake, and November or fall intake. These intakes are not equally relevant for all applicants as all courses are not available each time. 

Of the three February and July sessions are more important as the November intake has fewer courses for students. 

Let’s see in detail how application deadlines in each intake are relevant for international applicants.

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July intake deadlines for Australian universities

July intake in Australia is the second admission season for Australian universities in which a bunch of prominent universities participate. For students from India, this intake is helpful as their education gets completed by March and can apply for this intake to save a year. The table below shows the July intake application deadlines for popular Australian universities:


 

University Application Deadline 2024

Australian National University

30th June 2024

Edith Cowan University

Yet to announce

Monash University

15th June 2024

University of Canberra

30 April 2024

University of Melbourne

31st May 2024

University of New Castle

2nd July 2024

University of New England

31st May 2024

University of New South Wales

Yet to announce

University of Queensland

31st May 2024

University of Sydney

25th June 2024

University of Technology, Sydney

30th April 2024


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November intake deadlines for Australian universities

November intake is the third and least popular among the admission intakes in Australia when only a few universities have an opening for admissions. If your course is available for this intake, your chances for acceptance are higher as the competition will be less. 

The table below shows some prominent Australian universities having November intake:

University  Application Deadline 2024

Australian National University

15th August 2024

Monash University

30th September 2024

University of Technology Sydney

30th August 2024

Did you know? SATAC (South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre) and TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre) are alternate options to apply instead of directly applying to Australian universities. SATAC processes and evaluates your application for entry to tertiary courses in South Australia and the Northern Territory, whereas TISC processes undergraduate applications in Western Australian universities.

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February intake deadlines for Australian universities 

Winter admissions in Australia is the first season of admissions in the year and is quite popular as all major universities will be participating in the admission cycle. Applications for the February intake typically start in August of the last year and end in January. 

See the table for prominent Australian universities with application deadlines for the Semester 1 intake: 

University Application Deadline 2024

Australian National University

31st January 2025

Monash University

Rolling deadline

University of Canberra

31st October 2024

University of Melbourne

31st October 2024

University of New Castle

Yet to be announced

University of New England

30th November 2024

University of New South Wales 

Yet to announce

University of Queensland

30th November 2024 

University of Sydney

15th January 2024

University of Technology, Sydney

30th November 2024

University of Western Australia

Varies with courses

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How to apply for universities in Australia?

It is easy to plan your application to Australian universities once you know the deadlines. Plan it systematically with a proper timeline, and it will help you with a better application. Here are some steps to follow when you want to make a successful application to an Australian university: 

  1. list items Select your desired course and university: Selecting your course and university is the first important step in studying in Australia. While selecting a course and university job prospects and your interest in study must be the top criteria.
  2. list items Mark the deadlines relevant to your application: Once you have clarity regarding the university and course refer to the university website and note down the deadlines relevant to you. Frequently visit the university website for updates.
  3. list items Take your entrance test (IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc.): To study in Australia you need to clear the entrance test relevant to your course. You can attend the test as early as 2 years before your course starts. 
  4. list items Get your documents handy before applying: Proper application documents are mandatory to apply for Australia. Recently the Australian government has issued a ban on applications from some Indian states citing an increased number of visa bans and attrition issues. 
  5. list items Start your application: Start your application once you are ready with all the documents. You can apply by visiting the university website when the portal opens. 

Plans alone won’t help unless you execute them. You can study in an Australian university only if you have clarity regarding your course and preferred universities so that you can apply on time to those preferences. If you lack enough information regarding your application to Australia, consider taking our help by booking a 30-minute consultation call and talking to our study abroad expert who will guide you in the process.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the recent MBA application deadlines for top Australian universities?

MBA is one of the top preferred courses in Australia by international students. The following table shows the top universities to study MBA in Australia with the application deadline for the upcoming intake in 2024: 

University Recent application deadline

Melbourne Business School - The University of Melbourne

19th May 2024

Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) - The University of New South Wales

01st March 2024 

Monash Business School - Monash University

31st March 2024

Macquarie Business School - Macquarie University

29th May 2024 

UQ Business School - The University of Queensland

30th April 2024 

What if I miss the application deadline for my preferred Australian university?

If you miss an application deadline, your application will be ineligible for the current intake. However, some Australian universities allow you to apply again for the next intake or will automatically take the application for the next session. Check your preferred university and see if you may need to apply again or not. 

How much time do Australian universities take to send offer letters?

Once they receive an application the offer letter is sent within four to six weeks. The time to send an offer letter depends on various factors like the program and institution, time of the year, and volume of applications. If you didn’t get an offer letter within the period it is better to contact the concerned university and enquire about the delay. 

Which intake should be preferred to study in Australia with a scholarship?

The intake apt for scholarship options depends on the specific scholarship program you apply for. Generally, the February and July intakes (semester 1 & 2 intakes) have more scholarship options compared to the November intake. 

Some scholarship programs may only be available for one specific intake, while others may be available for both intakes. You must carefully review the eligibility criteria and application deadlines for each scholarship program to determine which intake is best suited for your situation. Generally, the February and July intakes (semester 1 & 2 intakes) have more scholarship options compared to the November intake. 

Can I apply for multiple programs and universities in Australia at the same time? 

Yes, you can. But you will be paying a separate application fee for each program. Check the application deadlines and procedures relevant to each university when you apply to multiple universities.

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