Since the re-opening of the Australian borders post pandemic the demand among students to study in Australia has increased to a large number. The quality of education, varieties of courses to choose and post study working opportunities make Australia as one of the enticing countries among Indian students. Australian universities are among the world’s topmost 100 universities in the world. Its degrees are recognized globally and faculties are among the best in the world.
The world class education, internationally recognized qualification and employment opportunities are considered to be the finest factors which stands out for the Indian students who aspire to study abroad. The campus life, academic brilliance and experienced tutors also make Australia a preferred destination for education. Adding to that Australia has 7 of the top 100 universities in the world.
Australia have more than 22000 courses across and 1100 institutions which is more than that of Germany, Netherlands and Japan. At least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide covers the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, and Physics. Moreover, Australia has produced 15 Nobel Prize honoree and more than 1 billion people rely on Australian innovations and discoveries.
Australian Universities and colleges provide wide range of study options for international students. The candidate can study at all levels of education from Vocational Education and Training (VET), English language courses to higher education (universities or private institutions)
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students. There are other regulatory and quality assurance organizations for higher education and VET institutions who are responsible for the institution’s registrations/re-registrations and accreditation / re-accreditation.
When an International student arrives to Australia on a student visa, the candidate must study in a course which is registered on the CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) The registration with CRICOS assures that the course and the study chosen by the candidate meet the high standards expected from an International student.
Major intakes: February(1st Semester) and July (2nd Semester)
Minor intake – November
The most commonly accepted English proficiency test in Australia are IELTS or PTE. The scores required vary from course of study and institution to institution.
The international students have to pay their tuition fees before the start of their study in Australia. The cost of education depends on what institution and level of study the candidate chooses. There may be additional costs to cover your course materials fees and access to institution facilities.
Please find an approximate fees range for different types of qualifications:
The majority of international students in Australia pay full fees for their studies, However, there are a number of scholarships available to assist students with the cost of their education. A scholarship may cover the full cost or a portion of your tuition fees or cover other costs such as accommodation or living expenses. The scholarships listed in the website are available to international students. Some scholarships are automatically awarded to students based on their academic results and do not require students to fill out an application. While it is a good idea to apply for scholarships, you should not rest all your hopes on receiving a scholarship, keeping in mind that most international student scholarships are based on academic merit and are very competitive.
The department of home affairs has set a financial requirement which must met by the international students to receive the student visa for Australia. The living cost for 12 months in Australia is calculated as follows:
It is very important for the International students undertaking formal studies in Australia and their dependents (for example, spouses and children under 18 years old), must obtain OSHC during their entire stay in Australia. It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines). OSHC insurers can provide a range of different OSHC products.. Clink on the link to see the list of health insurance providers at www.privatehealth.gov.au/ .
From 1 July 2023, work restrictions for student visa holders will be re-introduced and capped at the increased rate of 48 hours per fortnight. (24hrs/Weekly,Australia immigration update) during course session and unrestricted during course break, which will help them to get an international work exposure and also helps to cover their living expenses. Everyone working in Australia, including international students or those on working holiday visas, have basic rights at work. These rights protect entitlement to:
Post Study Work Stream Visa (485) This new study work stream visa(485) introduced by the Australian Government enables you to stay back and work in Australia for longer after graduation to put your knowledge to practice. The maximum duration of stay back allowed is upto 5 years and it varies depending on the course and region you choose.
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