Australia July Intake 2024 for International Students

Australia July Intake 2024 for International Students

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Aishwarya Bhatnagar
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on May 14, 2024 16:49 IST
There are two intakes in Australia - one in February and the other one in July. The dates may vary per university and/or course in Australia which needs extra attention from international students applying for admission. This article aims to throw light on the July intake in Australia 2024 across its 37 universities. Applications for July intake in Australia usually open in the month of February and close in the last week of March. The admissions for July intake of Australia usually wrap up by the end of March so that students can fly to Australia for their respective universities and commence their education. 
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Following is a list of pointers, stating Australia's July timeline starting from when to apply for July intake in Australia and its subsequent details for international students.

Pre-Application Details for Australia Intakes July 2024

Following are some of the key pointers which must be taken care of when beginning to apply for admission to Australian universities for the July intake of 2024 as an international student: 

  • Start early and decide by November if willing to apply for Australia July intake. Shortlist 8-12 Australian universities that you will apply to for Australia intake 2024 in July. Visit university websites and note application requirements, deadlines etc. 
  • Begin by downloading admissions brochures from the university websites. Most brochures are out more than a year earlier.
  • By December, be familiar with bank loan options and scholarships to fund your studies. Check out Scholarships for studying in Australia.
  • Do some initial research on various accommodation options available in Australia along with the cost of living in Australia for those applying for the July 2024 intake.
  • Prepare for required standardized tests like GMAT and/or TOEFL, IELTS or PTE - depending on the course and university.
  • By January or two months before the test date, register for the GMAT.
  • Register for TOEFL / IELTS / PTE at least a month before the test date.
  • Take the required tests around March or AprilPlan for buffer time in case you need to retake the test.
  • Shortlist the colleges and prepare for your application. Think hard about what makes you unique as an applicant and sketch out your strengths and self-assessment.
  • Contact your professors and direct managers for the required 2-3 reference letters. At least a month before your application deadline.
  • Begin drafting your SOP and essays. Give a month’s time to structure these documents properly.
  • Apply before the deadlines approach! Check Student Guide to Australia for International Students

When to Apply for Australia July Intake in 2024?

Ideally, the July intake in Australia 2024 start date is usually around the months of November - December of 2023. The following timeline is followed while applying for Australian universities in July, especially for admitting international students:

Australia July Intake Deadline 2024 Action to be taken
August 2023 - November 2023 Shortlisting of Australian universities, courses and their minimum eligibility requirements
December 2023 - February 2024 Give IELTS / TOEFL and GRE / GMAT whatever is required for admissions
February 2024 - March 2024 Apply to the shortlisted universities in Australia for the July intake
March 2024 - April 2024  Appear for an interview (if applicable)
April 2024 - June 2024 If the student receives an offer letter, then apply for an Australian student visa, apply for financial aid (if required) and also check if eligible for a scholarship
June 2024 - July 2024 Travel to Australia, find temporary accommodation and wait for the session to begin

In case the applicants are unable to apply for Australia's July intake, they can prepare themselves to apply to Australia's February intake 2024. The application process would begin in October, hence applicants will have sufficient time to gather their resources to apply for the February intake of Australia. Or there is also an option to apply for November intake in Australia.  

After Applying to Australian Universities in July 2024

Wait for your acceptance letters from Australian universities once you apply and keep the following things in mind:

  • Don’t delay replying to college e-mails. And there will be quite a few!
  • Offer letter processing time in Australia in 2024 would usually take two to three weeks for the majority of the applications. It's only for research applications that processing time takes six to eight weeks. 
  • You will receive your acceptance letter called COE (Confirmation of Enrolment). You may receive CoE in either May or June, depending on the institute. You can apply for a student visa only after receiving CoE.
  • Depending on the deadline, notify the universities of your decision.
  • You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm your admission, so keep some funds handy.
  • Search for and begin applying for external scholarships (if applicable).
  • Apply for a student loan to study in Australia, after you get your acceptance letter.
  • Gather paperwork for your student visa. Check for Australian student visa requirements and apply accordingly.
  • Apply for a student visa in time. Keep in mind the time taken for visa processing!
  • Do keep in mind that GTE is an important aspect of the Australian student visa application, hence, the statement must be drafted without plagiarism. Check out GTE Statement Australia Sample
  • Arrange for an Overseas Student Health Cover.

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Study in Australia: Timeline for July 2024 Intake FAQs

Q. Which universities in Australia accept applications for July intake?

A. All major universities in Australia open and accept admission applications for July intake. Some of the popular Australian universities accepting applications for July intake are as follows:

Q. Is there a difference between Australia's July intake and February intake?

A. Australian universities accept admission applications twice a year, one in July and the other in February. The February intake of Australia is known as the primary intake, whereas the July intake is known as the secondary intake. Students would be able to find almost all possible courses for admission in February, however, in July they may or may not find a few courses for admission at Australian universities. 

Q. Do admission requirements vary in July intake of Australia from Feb intake?

A. No, the entry requirements and minimum eligibility criteria fulfillment are necessary for both intakes of Australia. Its only the course options which vary with each intake, and in some cases a university or two may not be offering admissions in a particular intake. Thus, admission requirements do not vary for July intake of Australia. In some cases the universities may also admit students during Feb intake and not for July intake and vice versa. This needs to be checked by the applicant before he/she applies for admission. 

Q. What are the admission deadlines for Australia's July intake?

A. Usually, July intake of Australia begins in February and ends around April of that year. Once the applicant gets his/her admission confirmation, they have to begin applying for their student visas and complete the formalities per se. Hence, students should be able to apply early to the university of choice and not wait for the last minute. The admission deadlines for Australia's July intake begins around November end or in December while the admission decisions come in around March end more or else. 

Q. Can students defer July intake admission to February intake of Australia?

A. Yes, deferring an admission offer from to Feb intake from July intake in Australia is possible. This is possible only if:

  • Students give a valid reason for deferring admission.
  • The course of admission is offered in the next intake.
  • Not apply and accept admission offers in any other university if deferring the admission from July to Feb intake.
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Would a 6 month bank statement be sufficient for applying to the July 2023 intake in an Australian Institution?

Reply to Sunita Shrestha


Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Sunita! If the bank statement shows the required amount to be shown for GTE and Visa, then yes, you can apply for July 2023 intake at an Australian institution.

I'm apply in 11 feb 2022 and My offer letter come from JCU Brisbane . I have a 6 band score within two modules but overall is 6 and Also i have completed my senior secondry education in non medical stream with 78 percent . How much visa chances i have ? Which intake I get my visa ?

Reply to Taniyakaur98 Taniya


Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Taniya! If you have your offer letter you just have to crack the interview process. You will get a visa for the intake you have applied for, unless you have official permission to defer the admission.

Hello, Is there any courses starting from july 2022 for MS in CSE in AUstralia/Europe?

Reply to alok nath pandey


Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Alok! MS in CSE is offered across a lot of Australian universities for July intake hence you can narrow down your choices. For applying to Europe, you will have to choose the country you wish to study in only then we can help you make a choice. If want admission-related info, you can sign up



Abhilash Gupta

2 years ago

hey there, can you guys please tell me the deadline for application in LLB in Australian universities

Reply to Abhilash Gupta

Deadlines differ as per university. There is no specific deadline for a course across universities.


Aathi Oli

2 years ago

Hi I’m applying maters in July 2022 intake to a Australian university, currently I’m in my final year of my B.Tech and my course results will be published only on June end of 2022 , can I apply for visa with CoE, transcripts till 7 th Sem and a bonafide from my university?

Reply to Aathi Oli

Yes, you can apply with the transcripts that you have currently. After you receive the complete transcripts and degree, you need to send them to the university during the enrollment process. The universities have specific guidelines around these, so do go through them thoroughly.