Study in Australia
Australia’s capital is Canberra and its area is 7,692,024 sq kms. English is its official language.
Official currency is Australian Dollar.GDP per Capita is a$65,305.
There are 1,100 Universities and institutes in Australia offering over 22,000 courses. Education wise it is above Japan, the Netherlands, and Germany.
Australia homes to five best cities for student friendly out of thirty in the world. These are based on criteria like quality of life, affordability, student mix, and strong academic credentials. In fact, they consider all the important elements while choosing the destinations.
At least one Australian University tops the world in every study area whether it is Physics, Pharmacy & Medicine, Life & Agricultural Sciences, or Mathematics & Natural Sciences.
It is said to be a 2.5 million international students, who have studied in Australia and make a difference.
With this pedigree, now more than 2.5 million international students including world’s finest minds are ready to study in Australia to bring the change in their lives.
Coming to the facts and figures, so far Australia has produced 15 Nobel Prize laureates.
Australia has world’s famous discoveries and innovations including cervical cancer vaccine, the Bionic Ear, Wi-Fi, Ultrasound, IVF, and penicillin that had made their lives and others lives better.
Today Australia is as stable as any other nation in the world. There are 500 national parks and 2700 conservative areas in Australia. More than any other country, it has seventeen UNESCO world heritage sites.
Why Study in Australia ?
Australia is a global education powerhouse with fantastic long-term opportunities. The infrastructure, facilities, teaching and networking experience in Australia is second to none. This is why studying in Australia has become popular. Moreover, the Australian government has been heavily involved in building a ‘truly internationalised’ education system that is driven by research to address the challenges of the future. Almost $200,000,000 per annum is invested by the Australian government purely on international scholarships. Additionally, the diverse range of courses offered by Australian Universities has resulted in Australia being the 3rd most popular destination for international students. Moreover, 7 of the Top 100 Universities in the World are in Australia as are 5 out of the 30 best student cities in the World. Due to all these reasons, students want to study in Australia to further their dreams.
Universities & Colleges in Australia
The Group of 8 is a group of top Australian Universities that are unparalleled in research and delivering comprehensive education. However, given the diversity of courses to choose from, there are a range of other institutions too that may be appealing and suitable for your profile and interests. This has become evident over recent years through the discoveries and innovations that have emerged out of Australia including Wi-Fi, Ultrasound Technologies and Bionic Ear.
A good Australian university has a comparative advantage in the following areas of study: Arts and Humanities, Clinical and Digital Health Services, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.
Group of Eight (Ranked 17-113 in the world)
- Australian National University
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Queensland
- The University of New South Wales
- Monash University
- The University of Western Australia
- The University of Adelaide
Other Universities in Australia
Charles Sturt University
Southern Cross University
University Of New England
University Of Newcastle
University of Western Sydney
Swinburne University of Technology
Australia Education Costs
The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose. The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications.
- School – AUD 7,800 TO AUD 30,000 per year
- English Language studies – Around AUD 300 per week depending on course length
- Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – AUD 14,000 TO AUD 22,000
- Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – AUD 15,000 to AUD 33,000 per year
- Postgraduate Master Degree - AUD 20,000 to AUD 37,000 per year
The Government of Australia states that a student can comfortable make his living in approx. 18,610 AUD per year. Also, in order to obtain a Student Visa you must meet this financial requirement.
In Australia, scholarships are awarded to International Students on Merit. Other criteria are on basis of good performances in Academics and extracurricular awards and achievements.
Students you have completed their graduation/bachelors education in Australia are eligible to put forward an application for a two year post-study work visa (PSWP).
Similarly you are eligible for 3 year post-study work visa after you have completed your Master’s by research and 4 years post study work permit years after completing PhD course in Australia.
- Educational Documents (Matric & Onwards)
- Experience if any
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- 6 Pictures (Blue/White Background)
- Reference Letters from Teachers/Professors of last College/University attended
- Bank Statement equivalent to One Year Tuition Fee plus One Year Living Expenses, 40,000 to 60,000 AUD approx, in any bank for 3 to 6 months is required.
- Can I work Part Time while studying?
Yes, you can work up to 20 hours per week during studies and 40 hours per week during your semester break or university vacations.
- What are the general entry requirements for Universities?
You are required to score in English Language Test i.e. IELTS, A school/College completion certificate would be must. Admission requirements to study in Australian universities may vary from institute to institute according to the student profile. Contact Student Counselor at O-TEC for complete assistance.
3. Whenshould I start the application process?
It is advisable to start an application process minimum of 6 months in advance, so that you are ahead of your schedule.
4. What are the possibilities of getting a scholarship? How do I apply for them?
There are various factors on which a university decides to who the scholarships should be granted. Your academic performance, your involvement in co-curricular activities, sports, etc. Contact O-TEC Worldwide Education Specialists for more information about your eligibility.
5. What are the intakes in Australia?
There are two intakes for Admissions in Australian Institution – February & July, with some universities offering intake in November as well. A university takes 4-6 weeks generally to process an application so you should ideally apply 6-7 months prior to the intake so that you have ample amount of time for post admissions process.
- My education has been in English. Do I still need to sit for IELTS ?
Yes. IELTS is a mandatory admission as well as visa requirement.
- Are credits transfer possible ?
A student can transfer his/her credit hours to Australian Universities. However for this the student is required to submit his/her course syllabus to the university and it can take minimum of 6 months for credits to be granted.
- What are the visa possibilities for my spouse/dependent ?
Spouse/dependent of a student visa holder in Australia gets a dependent visa for the same duration as the primary applicant. This is applicable for Master’s degree applicants.