“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
― Wendell Berry
Australia offers a diverse range of courses for students studying in Australia. High living-standards and the excellent education in Australia have made it a hot-spot for international students.
Why Study in AUSTRALIA ?
Australian universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. You will learn from teachers who are experts in their industries and who can provide you with a great understanding of your field of choice.
International students can find the right school and field for them with ease, fields that offer globally recognized programs through which graduates from the Australian education can easily find and hold prominent positions all over the world.
While overseas study is expensive, Australia is more affordable than most other destinations and offers a high standard of quality education, excellent living condition and a tolerant multicultural society. Australia has eight of the top 100 universities in the world!
Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources.
International students in Australia can work up to 40 hours per fortnight, allowing them to earn money, gain useful work experience in a foreign country and meet a variety of new people. Besides that scholarship opportunities are available for international students.
Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel. People from almost every aspect of world reside here; students can be a part of multicultural environment and cultural activities.
INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED QUALIFICATION
Employers and universities all over the world recognize Australian degree and other certificates. Graduates from Australia are successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) are accredited by the Australian Government, so an AGF qualification is recognized all around the world.
RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED
The Australian Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 means all courses offered to international students meet stringent government requirements.
Australian Education system helps students move easily from one level of study to the next. Australian Government oversee quality standards through the Australian Qualifications Framework (AGF) is a national standards system, which lets you design your study program.
ACADEMIC YEAR IN AUSTRALIA
Australian universities follow two semester system. First from February to June and second from July to November. While many follow and few vary, courses starts in either February or July.
Some university has tri-semester which may start in November while few specialized programs can offered in multiple intakes.
Short vacation break during July & August and Longer vacation break from December to February.
COURSES AND INSTITUTIONS:
We give accurate and up-to-date information about Australian institutions and universities to the student and help them interpret that information. Our experienced staff streamline the application process for students.
Australian universities intake students in two seasons.
Most of the universities intake students during February and July. Few on November and some specialized courses offers multiple intake.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
IELTS score of 6.0 or above for Undergraduate degrees and 6.5 or above for postgraduate degrees is required. TOEFL is also accepted.
BASIC DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
COST OF STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA
When comparing with USA & UK, Australia offers value for your money, with living expenses (such as private rent) and tuition costs. You can earn by working part-time up to 40 hours every two weeks while you study.
To receive a student visa, you will have to prove that you have enough money to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for the entire duration of your course. Visa conditions prohibit you from paying all your expenses from part-time jobs.
Insurance and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is mandate for all students while your student visa is valid. You will also be responsible for your own accident and property insurance.
We always recommend to get travel insurance before leaving India to cover lost baggage, cancellation of plane tickets and repatriation.
Tuition Fee (AUD $)
Average tuition fees in Australia ranges from approx. $25,000 – $40,000
Accommodation and other living costs (AUD $)
Minimum cost of average living expense approx. $18,000 /-per annum
Student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks during semester and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break, but before you undertake any paid work you need to make sure your visa allows you to work.
AFTER STUDY WORK
After degree, you may be eligible for the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa. This may enable you to stay in Australia following your studies to gain practical experience working in your field.
Virtual Edu consultants will guide you in applying for visa which is often seen as complicated.
There are several types of student visas for Australia; the one you need depends on the type of study you are planning to undertake. You are required to lodge your application for a visa at least 12 weeks before the orientation date at your institution.
Documents for visa application:
All application will be allocated a unique Transaction Reference Number (TRN) by the Australian Government. Status of application is available online.
Australia is comparatively safe and has a low crime rate. In most places, streets are clean, open and well-lit at night. The incidence of robbery and assault in Australia is relatively low, and Australia has strict anti-gun and anti-drug laws. As in any country, you must exercise caution and larger cities have some dangerous areas.
Virtual Edu officially represents below universities in AUSTRALIA.
Education pattern in Australia is similar to India like 12 years of school education and 3 years of study to earn bachelor’s degree. According to NOOSR assessment guidelines for institutions in India, students are not required to take an entrance test for entry to any Australian Institutions.
Some University might ask for GMAT for their management program.
IELTS is mandate for students and required primarily for Student Visa Application.
Most of the student visa are allocated with work rights. You can work uptown 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session. To start working in Australia, your course need to be commenced.
If your family accompany you then they can also work for 40 hours per fortnight. However, dependents of students who are studying Masters or Doctorate level are entitled to work unlimited hours and they can commence with your course in Australia.
You can get work in retail, hospitality and administration and expect to earn A$ 6 to 15 an hour and you can earn more if you work on weekend or public holidays.
Taking tuition for younger students in your field is a good way to earn upto A$40 per hour.
However, it is advisable to budget for sufficient money to look after your tuition fee and living cost. Make your part-time work for the experience and treat the money as additional pocket money.
NOTE: If you or your dependent work in excess of these restrictions your visas may be subject to cancellation.
There are various scholarship programs available throughout the year. Scholarships offered differ depending on the university.
Australian Universities provide wide range of scholarships to International meritorious students which help them to fund their studies. Scholarships are totally on the basis of the student’s academics. Scholarships for coursework program mostly covers part of the tuition fees however, research programs provides funding up to 100% for tuition fee and good amount of money to cover living expenses.
Apart from the university and college scholarships, Government scholarships are also available for international student. The criteria of the Government scholarship is quite competitive as compare to the university scholarships. As the numbers of applications received are very high, it is advisable to apply quite in advance to get timely response. The eligibility to apply for any scholarship may vary in terms of various factors like age, gender, institution, courses, location and academic excellence.
As the Australian Government recognizes Indian Universities, credit transfers are possible. However for this the students are required to submit their course syllabus to the institution and it can take minimum of 6 months for credits to be granted.
Australia offers a high standard of living at affordable costs. Melbourne and Sydney are in the top five best student cities in the world based on educational institutions, population size, quality of living affordability and student mix.
Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth are in top ten most livable cities in the world with low crime rates and high level of social cohesion.
Australian society is one of the most multi-cultural societies in the world.
International students constitute nearly 20% of the student enrollment in Australia on a student visa.
Australian universities provide advice on employment opportunities through their career officers who are able to offer access to company literature, newspaper and professional listings. Seminars are conducted to advice how to find jobs, write out resume and prepare for interview.
Large corporates run their graduate recruitment service and value Australian qualification. There are many recruitment agency that offer career counseling and link with prospective employers at a service fee,
* Video Courtesy: Study in Australia – Australian Government’s official YouTube channel for international students.
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