With a motto of Live, Learn, Grow Australia has opened its arms to the worldwide student community. A heaven of sorts, students not only gain knowledge from daily classroom teaching but also gather a world of experience from the museums, cultural festivals and innumerable sporting events. Home to world-class universities, Australia proffers courses in disciplines ranging from management studies, medicine, finance, literature, visual arts, astronomy, which is a fraction of an almost exhaustive list of subjects.
How much will it cost to study in Australia?
Being an international student who wishes to study overseas in Australia, you must pay your tuition fees for the program. Usually fee is taken before you arrive in Australia. All Universities follow the process of per term (6’ months) Fees deposit. Also students are expected to pay for their Fees each term.
Foundation Studies: A$9,000 to 11,000$ per year
Vocational Courses: these are diploma and certificate level courses.
Costs: 8000$ – 12,000$ per year
Bachelor Degree A$ 14,000 to 35,000 a year (courses in Business, arts, designs tend to be around 14,000$ and courses in science, Engineering, IT tend to be 18000$ or higher)
Postgraduate & Master’s Degree Courses : 15,000$ – 28,000$ per year. (Business, arts, designs programs tend to be around 15,000$ – 20,000$ and courses in science, Engineering, IT tend to be higher)
Are Scholarships available for international students?
Is 15 years of prior education acceptable in Australia?
Yes it is acceptable.
Are IELTS and PTE mandatory to study in Australia?
What type of accommodation is available for the students?
Can I work in Australia?
Can I extend my visa onshore?
Yes you can do so however in some cases a student is granted a ‘No further Stay’ clause on their visas. In that case one has to come back and re-apply for a fresh student visa application from the home country.
Can my spouse or child accompany me in Australia while I am studying?
Yes they can apply for student dependent visa and meet the criteria to be granted a dependent visa.
Known to the Romans as the Unknown Land of the South, Australia is the worlds smallest continent with a total land area of 7.61 million sq km. Located in the Southern Hemisphere, between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean, Australia ironically indeed is also the largest island on Earth and is made up of many smaller islands like Lord Howe, Macquarie, Fraser, Kangaroo amongst others. A land of sun-baked beaches and dense tropical rain forests, Australians biggest appeal lies in its fascinating natural beauty.
Given the vast expanse of this land, climatic differences seem no more a revelation. The northern regions of the country experience tropical climate and as one move southward, it change to being arid and temperate. Year round temperatures across the continent with regional and seasonal variations fluctuate between 38C and 1C. A look at the economy shows that Australia is no less than any other developed country and at a GDP per capita of $36,300 is raring to grow leaps and bounds even today. A negligible BPL population with a mere 4% unemployment rate and an inflation of 2.3%, the Unknown Land of the Roman times has certainly become much known and acknowledged for its enviable economic advancement.
Divided into 3 time zones (Standard): Eastern Standard Time- 10 hours ahead of UTC/GMT; Central Standard Time- 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC/GMT; Western Standard Time- 8 hours ahead of UTC/GMT (Daylight Saving Time on Standard Time from the 1st Sunday of April until the 1st Sunday in October for those states that adopt the same).
Education System in Australia:
With a motto of “Live. Learn. Grow”, Australia has opened its arms to the worldwide student community. A haven of sorts, students not only gain knowledge from daily classroom teaching but also gather a world of experience from the museums, cultural festivals and innumerable sporting events. Home to world-class universities, Australia proffers courses in disciplines ranging from management studies, medicine, finance, literature, visual arts, astronomy, which is a fraction of an almost exhaustive list of subjects. The distinguished universities include names like the Australian National University, Charles Sturt University, Deakin University, RMIT, LaTrobe, UTS, UWA, James Cook University, and many others.
Engineering, computers, business administration, para-medical, science, arts, humanities, social sciences.
Benefits of studying here:
- Multicultural society.
- High standard of living.
- Internationally recognized qualifications.
- Recognition of previous studies.
- Strong student support services.
- Ample of part time job Opportunity
Approximate living expenses:
Average AUD 250 per week (including sharing accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, telephone)
International students receive permission to work along with their visa. You are allowed to work 20 hours a week during term and work unlimited hours during term Christmas breaks. But you cannot begin work until your course has started. If any dependents come with you they are also allowed to work 20 hours a week once your course commences. In case you are pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree your dependents may work unlimited hours.