Reasons to study in Australia

  • Student diversity: People from different parts of the world flock to Australia for their higher education. The diversified cultures and modern lifestyles help students make the most of their educational experience.

  • Global academic recognition: Australia is a small country, however, it’s considered as the home of many reputed research institutes. There are a lot of universities in Australia which offer science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business and other courses. Furthermore, the degrees and certificates offered by these universities are recognized all over the world.

  • Choice of subjects and scholarships: Over 40 universities, spread across the different parts of the country offer varied courses. It’s not very difficult for a student to find and pursue a particular course of his choice. Moreover, education in Australia is not very expensive as well. Nevertheless, it depends on the course and university reputation as well. In most of the cases the course fee in various countries are the deal breaker for the students but it’s not the same in Australia.

  • Work and study: Considering the fact that students going abroad to study have to spend a hefty amount of money, it’s not a bad idea to work while studying. Isn’t it? Australian Government allows student to work for 40 hours in two weeks and these jobs demand not more than basic skills. Hence, skill should not be a problem in terms of earning money while studying.

  • Language is not a barrier: Many times international students landing in a different country find it difficult to connect with the local people, thanks to the language barrier. This is not the case in Australia. People of Australia are very comfortable talking in English.

  • Fabulous location: For a lot of people Australia is one of the countries which is in the list of travelling destinations. So it could be a wonderful opportunity for those students to visit various sought after places around and enjoy the lifestyle of this magnificent country.

Scholarships in Australia for international students

Government scholarships:

  1. Australia awards scholarships: Department of foreign affairs and trade offers these scholarships to the indo-pacific students. Benefits of these scholarships generally include full tuition fees, establishment allowance, return air travel, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), contribution to living expenses (CLE) etc.

  2. Endeavour postgraduate awards: This scholarship includes full financial support to the international students who pursue postgraduate courses in any field.

  3. International postgraduate research scholarships: It enables international students to undertake post graduate research program and to gain experience with the reputed Australian researchers.

Cost of studying in Australia for international students

Of course the cost of living in Australia varies from city to city but the international students get various options based on their lifestyles there in Australia.

Besides the course fee, following are the expenses according to the –

Rent $140
Groceries and eating out                   $130
Power and gas                                     $25
Phone and internet                             $15
Public transport                                   $40
Entertainment $40
Total for 52 weeks $20,280

If you are going to Australia with your spouse and/or child, following are their expenses

Partner or spouse - $7,150

Child - $3,000.

Requirements to study in Australia for international students

Like any other country, Australia also has some entry requirements for the international students

  • English language: It may so happen that a student needs to furnish an English language test certificate. The marks requirement for the same may vary from institute to institute. The student needs to check it very carefully both in department of home affairs website and in the university website.

  • Academic requirements: Academic requirements will vary based on the level of education. Besides the evidence of English language skills, eligibility criteria would be different for each of the university.

However, let us help you with some general guidelines –

  1. English language proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, GRE or GMAT marks requirement.

  2. Schools: Besides academic performances, different state and territory schools have different academic requirements.

  3. Work experience and vocational training: Most of the courses don’t require a work experience certificate but in some specific courses students may need to show an experience certificate or vocational training certificate.

  4. Undergrad course eligibility: To pursue an undergrad course in Australia, students need to have Australian Secondary Education Certificate (Class 12) or overseas equivalent.

  5. Postgrad course eligibility: Besides the last pursued degree certificate, institutes in Australia may check the research ability of the student or may ask for the previous work experience certificates.

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