Documents Required to Apply for Masters in Australia

Documents Required to Apply for Masters in Australia

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Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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Updated on Mar 2, 2020 15:34 IST

Australia, has over the years become a top study abroad destination for the Indian diaspora. Candidates looking for state of the art academic facilities, and world-class amenities and student-friendly environment choose Australia for the lifestyle the country provides to its international and domestic students.

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Candidates looking for admission to MS Colleges in Australia would be required to submit a number of documents for the successful process of their application form to be considered for admission. Let us take a closure look at the documents that are required to be submitted by Indian students wanting to study MS in Australia. READ: Australian Student Visa.

List of Documents Required for admission to Masters in Australia

Here is a detailed list of documents you will require to apply for Masters in Australia

Academic Transcripts

Applicants looking to pursue their MS in Australia would be required to provide their Secondary and higher secondary report or certificate along with the Academic Transcripts (mark sheets or report cards) of the final exams. Candidates are ideally required to convert the marks obtained in accordance with Australia's grading system. Colleges would also require applicants to appear for an English language proficiency exam such as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE, depending on college requirements. Candidates applying for MS would also be required to apply for their GRE exam. Candidates would be required to send scorecards for the exams he has appeared to the university. Candidates are required to refer to the particular university website to see the eligibility requirements for the course.

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Student CV

Candidates who are applying for MS courses or a degree in higher education like doctoral programs may be required to provide work experience certificates or letters, mentioning the complete work details: key responsibilities and positions held. A detailed CV is also mandatory to be submitted along with your application form.

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Students who are looking to take admission to MS courses in Australia would also be required to submit a statement of purpose or personal essay mentioning career goals, interests, extracurricular activities, and why the student has chosen the particular stream and how he/she will manage financially during the stay in Australia needs to be provided. This is an important piece of document and must be taken care of to avoid any errors in the same.


MS Australia applicants would also be required to submit Letter of recommendation (two recommended) from the person who has taught the student or knows him/her professionally, highlighting the strengths weaknesses of the student and why he/she would excel in the chosen field, also needs to be provided.

Proof of funds

Candidates looking to take admission top MS colleges in Australia would also be required to submit proof of funds. It is important that the authorities understand the source of funds and you should be able to prove that you will be able to live and study in Australia without getting into financially constraining situations during your entire tenure of stay. Hence, candidates must be able to submit their detailed proof of funds.

The list of documents mentioned are compulsory but not limited to the ones above. The final decision of the documents required for international students for admission to MS courses in Australia would depend on the college/university you’re looking to take admission to. However, candidates are requested to apply well before the application deadline to avoid any untoward situation. Moreover, the documents should be following international standards and all care should be taken to provide authentic and accurate documents for the successful processing of your application. READ: Shiksha Counseling Service

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