Australia Intakes

Australian universities attract international students for their world-class academics and reputation. Different data shows an increase in international student enrollment in Australia. If you are someone dreaming of studying in Australia, read on, and get ready to embark on your journey with the support of Nomad Credit.

Different intakes in Australia

Prepare your application in accordance with Australian intake deadlines. There are three intakes for Australian universities: 

Intake Duration
February Intake
February - June
July Intake
July - November
November Intake
October - January

Which is your top intake?

February intake (also known as Primary intake) is the best of all three intakes to study in Australia. All programs are available for admission, and you have more openings for scholarships and financial aid.


The February intake is followed by the July intake, which is known as the Secondary intake in Australia. The November intake usually has a limited number of course openings.

February Intake

  • Also known as Primary/ Semester 1 intake

  • Popular intake for Australian admissions

  • All courses are available for admission

  • More scholarships and other financial aid are available 

  • Students get directly enrolled on the first semester 

  • Being the popular intake, more students apply in the February intake. You have more chances of cultural exposure in the February session compared to the other two. 

July Intake

  • Known as Secondary/ Semester 2 intake

  • The next major intake after the February intake

  • Many courses are open, though not all courses

  • You have scholarships and other financial aid options available in this session

November Intake

  • Semester 3 intake

  • Less popular intake due to a limited number of course openings and financial aid

  • Only a few students apply for this intake

Australia intakes deadline

The deadlines vary depending on your course and university. However, a general outline of deadlines for Australia intakes is given below: 


  • February intake: October – November of the previous year

  • July intake: April – May

  • November intake: September

Australian university deadlines

Know that your deadlines are decided by the university. It may vary for different courses, and you must visit your university website for accurate deadlines. The table below gives a general picture of deadlines at top universities in Australia.

University February Intake Deadline July Intake Deadline
The University of Melbourne
30 November 2023
31 May 2024
The University of Sydney
15 January 2024
25 June 2024
Australian National University (ANU)
15 December 2023
15 May 2024
Monash University
15 December 2023
31 May 2024
The University of Queensland
31 October 2023
31 March 2024
The University of Western Australia
25 February 2024
30 June 2024
The University of Adelaide
1 December 2023
1 May 2024
University of Technology Sydney
31 July 2023
15 January 2024

Popular Australian universities for intakes

Apart from those mentioned above, popular universities in Australia include the following and more: 

  • The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)
  • Curtin University
  • Bond University
  • Deak University
  • Monash University
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Southern Cross University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • RMIT University
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Wollongong
  • Bond University
  • Southern Cross Universit
  • University of New England


Australia intakes: Application procedure

Be ready with your documents

Keep the documents handy before you start the application process for Australia. Make a checklist of academic and financial documents in advance with the help of our study abroad counselor. 


Start the application process

Visit the website of your preferred universities and start the application process. Since you have documents ready with you, the application process will be smooth. Don’t forget to connect with our study-abroad experts and submit a great SOP explaining your study goals, motivation, and reasons why you selected the course and Australia.  


Receive your offer letter

The university will send you an offer letter if your application is successful. Receive it and revert on time to proceed further. You can wait for 2 – 3 weeks to get an offer letter. 


Get confirmation of enrollment from your university

The university confirms you are a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) to Australia. For that, you need to show 6 months-old bank balance that covers your tuition fee, health insurance, and living costs in Australia for a year.


Apply for the student visa

Once you complete the admission process, start with your Australian student visa application. Follow the guidelines and submit the visa application fee timely. 

How to start your preparation? 

No dispute education in Australia is worth the effort. But what’s ahead is a cumbersome process involving lots of unfamiliar terms and actions. No surprise if you feel overwhelmed. 


But should you give up the journey? No. Here’s the easy deal for a smooth study abroad journey – get in touch with Nomad’s counselor. Get your guidance from scratch at one hand away at no cost. 

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Frequently Asked Questions Section

Frequently Asked Questions

How many intakes does Australia have for international students?

Australia has 3 intakes for domestic and international students. However, the first 2 intakes are more relevant than the third one.

Is July intake preferable for Australia?

Yes, it is. After the February intake, the July intake has more course and scholarship openings for international students.

How much time is required to apply for the Australia intakes?

Around 6 months to 1 year is required to complete your application for Australia intakes. It depends on the time you start with the application, upcoming intakes, course availability, and other factors.

When should I arrange funds to apply for Australia intake?

You must arrange funds at least 6 months before you apply for admission in Australia.

How to get my deadlines for Australia intake 2024?

For 2024, many universities have published their intake deadlines, and many have yet to do so. Once you find your potential universities, visit the university website for an accurate deadline.
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