Why study in Australia?
Australia provides a unique kind of education and a learning style that encourages you to be innovative, creative and think independently. Australia attracts the third largest number of international students in the English-speaking world after the USA and Canada. In some countries Australia is the students' first choice study destination.
Australia offers an education experience that makes a real difference. Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Additionally, they are readily accepted for postgraduate study at leading international universities.
Australia is a dynamic, vibrant country and its people are energetic, friendly and confident. Multicultural Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in an English speaking country.
Australia also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living which is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in Australia are considerably less expensive than the UK and USA.
There are very less universities in Australia offering Bachelor degrees, Master's degrees, Doctorate, Postgraduate certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas that are recognized throughout the world. Universities are established under legislation and set their own academic requirements within strict legislative guidelines.
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Australia and India share similar education systems – 12 yrs of schooling, under graduate degrees in arts and science are normally 3 years, engineering and architecture degrees require 4 years of study. Students from India, hence not required to take up any special entrance exams.
For post grad degrees and diplomas it is based on the marks obtained in your under graduate degree. Scores of GRE, GMAT is needed by some business schools. All students who aim to pursue their further education in Australia must demonstrate their English proficiency by obtaining scores in the IELTS test. This is also a mandatory requirement for obtaining a student visa. Enrolling in to bachelor or masters degree student must obtain at least an IELTS score of 6.5
Cost of Education
The average tuition fee for different programs can be: (AU $ per annum)
|Diploma||-||7,000 - 11,000|
|Bachelors Degree||-||9,000 - 15,000|
|Masters degree||-||12,000 - 26,000|
Value for money
Australia enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world but its living costs and student fees have a competitive edge over other countries.
It also offers excellent value for money, with living expenses and tuition costs in Australia considerably less expensive than the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA), and a standard of living that is amongst the highest in the world.
Australian qualifications are recognised by employers and leading educational institutions in many countries around the world.
An Australian Government organisation called the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) assists Australian institutions to recognise qualifications from overseas. NOOSR also works to promote the recognition of Australian qualifications internationally.
Most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia on a student visa are covered by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF is a national system of learning pathways which is endorsed by the Australian Government and recognised throughout Australia and by other countries. On completion of an AQF qualification international students can progress to the next AQF level anywhere in Australia as long as they satisfy student visa requirements. The AQF simplifies international comparison and recognition. You will be assured of a valued and widely recognised qualification.
As part of its commitment to the high quality of Australia's higher education, the Australian Government has established the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA). This agency is tasked with ensuring high quality of teaching and learning, research and management standards in Australian universities through a panel of expert senior academics and administrators Higher education research. There is a strong culture and tradition of leading research in Australian universities that has been internationally recognized
Work while study
As a student you are legally permitted to work 20 hours a week during semester and full time during vacation. It can be on-campus or off-campus. After enrolling at the institution in Australia you will have to apply for a work permit to DIMIA with a letter from your institute as proof of enrolment. Casual work may not be relevant to your course but will sharpen your soft skills. Working is a great experience but don't rely on it for additional income. It's also very important to balance work and study.