Studying Psychology in Australia

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Psychology is a branch of science that explores the human mind and behaviour and ensures that learning is applied to better humanity. The scope of psychology cannot be restricted to one sphere. In Australia, many top-rated universities provide opportunities for Bangladeshi students to pursue psychology courses at various levels. So, if you are a passionate and talented Bangladeshi looking forward to making a career in psychology, consider Australia as your main option. 

Why Study Psychology in Australia?

  • The quality of the Australian educational system, both at Bachelor's and Master's levels, is excellent. Universities in Australia are known to produce employable individuals and offer high-quality research facilities.
  • Psychologists are among the most demanded professionals in Australia. So, studying psychology here makes it easy for students to acquire PR.
  • Australian universities are known to have strong student communities. Therefore, students will feel at ease while studying there.
  • Job security for psychology students in Australia is high. The unemployment rate in the psychology field is among the lowest compared to other fields.

List the Psychology courses in Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science – Psychology
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Applied Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Top Universities to Study Psychology in Australia

S. No

University Name

QS World Rankings



The Australian National University




The University of Melbourne




The University of Sydney




The University of New South Wales




The University of Queensland




Monash University




The University of Western Australia




The University of Adelaide




University of Technology Sydney




University of Wollongong



Cost of Studying Psychology in Australia

The cost of studying psychology in Australia for Bangladeshi students depends on many factors, like the university you wish to attend, the type of degree you pursue, etc. However, the cost should generally range between AUD 20,000 and AUD 30,000 per year. English language studies will cost between AUD 472 and AUD 607 weekly, an undergraduate Bachelor's degree will cost between AUD 20,238 and AUD 47,223 annually, and a postgraduate Master's degree will cost between AUD 26,984 and AUD 56,668 annually. The overall cost of studying in Australia will vastly come down if scholarships are availed.

Tuition Fees

S. No

University Name



Annual Tuition Fees (BDT)


Monash University

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

4 Years (full-time)



University of Technology Sydney

Master of Clinical Psychology

2 Years (full-time)



Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

4 Years (full-time)



The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Psychology

3 Years (full-time)



The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

4 Years (full-time)


Cost of Living in Australia

Many Bangladeshi students are willing to move to Australia to study psychology. Therefore, they need to know the cost of living there to prepare themselves financially and enjoy the experience of staying in a foreign country and learn from the same. The average cost of living in Australia for Bangladeshi students depends on many factors, like location chosen, facilities taken, etc. On average, the cost of living for a Bangladeshi student is expected to be between 35,000 AUD and 40,000 AUD per year.

Kind of Expenses

Amount (AUD)

Private Rental

2,559 per month


41 per day

Public Transport

30-60 per week


56 per month

Eligibility Criteria to Study Psychology in Australia

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or an overseas equivalent
  • An IELTS average score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL -IBT score – A minimum score of 85
  • Pearsons Test of English – A minimum overall score of 61 with no less than 54 in each band

Exams Required to Study Psychology in Australia

Most Australian universities require international students to take admission exams to demonstrate thinking and critical thinking capabilities. Furthermore, many universities need international students to pass English proficiency tests, like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc., to demonstrate their minimum ability to take up courses work in English.

Exam Name

Minimum Band Requirement

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Average IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each of the bands

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

A TOEFL PBT score of at least 550 or a TOEFL iBT score of at least 79

PTE Australia (Pearson Test of English)

The average recognized PTE score is 58-65 with no band having a score less than 50

Scholarships to Study Psychology in Australia

Name of the Scholarship



Amount (AUD)

Monash International Leadership Scholarship

Students from all countries, including Bangladesh can apply for this scholarship

Received a full Monash course offer, intending to enrol full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate course

100% course fees paid

La Trobe International Scholarship

This scholarship rewards high achieving international students seeking admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the university

Be an international student, be a full fee-paying student

Up to 25% reduction in course fees

Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achiever Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to international students who have a record of academic excellence

Student must meet the academic and English language requirements set by the university; the student must be an international student paying international student fees

25-50% reduction in course fees per year

Postgraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship

To attract high performing students from international locations to enrol in a postgraduate course at UTS in Sydney

Must be an international student, must be commencing studies at UTS full-time and on campus, and must meet all admission criteria set by the university

25% or 35% of UTS tuition fees

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

Students are required to provide a statement in support of their application indicating how the scholarship aids in their studies, and future career

Be an international student, have received an offer of admission to Western Sydney University

50% of tuition fees per session for the duration of the course

How to Study Psychology in Australia?

Step 1: At AECC Bangladesh, we assist you in shaping the professional path that suits you the best. Right from selecting the right Psychology course to selecting the right Australian university, we are there assisting you all the way through. AECC Bangladesh provides students with the perfect advice in Australian education. It strives to make your professional profile look attractive to employers.

After getting with the AECC Bangladesh, a personal advisor will be assigned to you. With his/her profound knowledge and experience in the Australian education system, the advisor will guide you in selecting the right Psychology course at a suitable Australian university. In the meantime, we spend time with you to understand your objectives, budget, and preferences. These details will help us in providing efficient services to you.

Step 2: Once we have a fair idea of your educational requirements and budget, we can help shortlist the perfect Psychology course at an Australian university. Our educational consultants have in-depth knowledge of the eligibility criteria of various Australian colleges. They can make you familiar with all of them. Furthermore, we assist you at all stages involved in the admission procedure so that you can save a lot of time and money.

Step 3: Bangladeshi students need to appear for English proficiency tests during admission. AECC Bangladesh has experienced tutors for IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, ACT, GRE SAT, and GMAT. Depending on the test your chosen university recommends, we help you prepare for the same. Our experts ensure you have the right scores to aid in the admission procedure. Also, we help you prepare an effective Letter of Recommendation and Statement of Purpose. These are important documents, and any mistake you make in them will jeopardise your chances of making it to the university.

Step 4: Our experts pay a lot of attention to your application and ensure there is no mistake. We ensure all the necessary documents are in place and are processed as per the rules set by the university. Students are kept in the loop all through the application process. As each university has its own application process, students need to follow only those steps that apply to their university. Our experts cover the most important aspects of the application, including tone, grammar, the Statement of Objective, letters of recommendation, content structure, etc.

Step 5: Whether the application process is online or paper-based, we give enough attention to details to ensure the university promptly processes them. It is important that the applications are error-free and presented professionally. Depending on certain circumstances, we can also provide customised recommendations/confidential appraisals to institutions to highlight your appropriateness and strengths.

Step 6: Our specialists are aware of questions that may be asked to students at the time of the interview. So, we help you attempt those questions in a hassle-free way. That's not all; we regularly conduct mock interviews so that you are comfortable and confident at the time of the interview. University officials visit our offices regularly to speak to our students. They need to evaluate students and determine what they are looking for with Australian universities. Universities generally give bright students with attractive profiles spot offers. At AECC Bangladesh, we help improve students' profiles and academic opportunities. Many Bangladeshi students have earned scholarships through us.

Step 7: AECC Bangladesh provides free Visa directions to Bangladeshi students wishing to study in Australia. Our success rate in securing a visa for Bangladeshi students is more than 99%. We regularly conduct 'mock visa interviews' to help students orient themselves to the interview scenario in a better way. Our experts are at your service throughout the visa procedure, like managing visa paperwork, preparing financial statements, training for interviews, completing applications, etc.

Step 8: If Bangladeshi students need any help regarding accommodation, travel, etc., our team can assist with that too. We help students connect with appropriate people to make their stay happy and comfortable in Australia. As a lot of our students are already studying at various universities across Australia, we can include you in the existing network to get the best study experience out of Australia.

At AECC Bangladesh, we strive to make it easy and simple to study psychology in Australia. Whatever your requirements and budget, our team is there to help you with all things. We aim to assist Bangladeshi students in realising their goals and carve an excellent career in psychology for themselves.

AECC is one of the world's leading educational consultancies with versatile expert professionals ready to help you with any queries you may have. Contact us so we can be of assistance to you in your journey to achieving your dream.

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