Study Abroad

Australia

About Australia

Capital city : Canberra
Area : 7,692,024 sq. km
Country code : +61
Language : English
Money : Australian Dollar AU$ 1 = NRs. 90.417
Population : 22.68 million (2012)
Famous for : Kangaroo, Opera House, Cricket

Why study in Australia?

Australia is a leading global education powerhouse with some of the world’s best facilities and educators, providing local and international students with a range of quality study options. Currently, this “land of kangaroos” attracts the third largest number of international students in the English-speaking world after the US and the UK. Australia is a dynamic, vibrant country with energetic, friendly people. Multicultural Australia is English-speaking, safe and friendly society in which students can learn and travel freely. This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

1. EDUCATION SYSTEM
Australian qualifications are recognized by employers and leading educational institutions in many countries around the world. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorized by the Australian government. Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students.

2.TUITION FEE
University courses cost in Australia are comparable or slightly higher to those in other English speaking countries like United States, United Kingdom & New Zealand. An average tuition fee per semester will be AUS $ 9000 to AUS $ 16,000. Partial scholarship is possible for student with excellent GPA

3. ADMISSION & APPLICATION
Admission requirement & English Language requirement may varies from university to university. However, basic requirements for admission are as below:

Offer letter (5 working days to 1 month)
• Academic documents till date
• Statement of purpose
• IELTS/TOEFL Score
• Work Experience (If available)
• Marriage Certificate for married student
• Skype/phone interview may be conducted by university for offer letter

GTE Assessment (5 working days)
• Income documents
• Bank balance/Bank loan
• Property documents
• Tax Clearance
• Relationship Certificate
• Revised SOP
• Financial matrix
• Signed offer acceptance

eCOE approval (1-2 working day)
• Signed offer letter
• Telegraphic transfer receipt of fee
• Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

4. STUDENT LIFE
Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. While the UK closes doors for doctors and the US focuses more on IT professionals, international students have started to hit upon Australia which offers more job facilities in multiple disciplines. Be it in agriculture or aeronautics, accounts or actuaries, Australia offer work permits to international students like none other. The opportunity of work, international students are allowed to work up to 40hrs per fortnight. Australia has the highest per hour wages in the world. After completing the course, students have the opportunity to stay back and apply for Permanent Residency.

5. USEFUL LINKS

http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

http://www.cricos.deewr.gov.au

http://www.ieaa.org.au

https://www.border.gov.au