Study in Australia for higher education
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Study in Australia
Australia is a continent and the sixth largest country in the world. It has diverse landscapes which include rainforests, deserts and mountain ranges. It is one of the most popular destinations among Indian students. The reasons for the popularity are:
Low Tuition fee: The average tuition fee in Australia is less compared to UK and USA.
Great Climate: Australia has diverse climate depending on the region. So the student can choose the university depending on climatic conditions.
Growing Economy: Australia is the 14th largest economy in the world. So the students have a lot of opportunities for career growth. During studies the students are allowed to work for 20 hrs.
Accredited Universities: Australia is home to a number of universities. Their degrees are recognised all over the world. There are a number of universities in the independent rankings.
Extensive Student Support: Australia has a good student support services. They support and mentor students on various issues.
Safe environment: Australia has lowest crime rate in the world.
Diversity of education: Australian education system offers diverse subjects. They have short term diploma, bachelor’s degree, master degrees, business degrees as well as research based degrees. They offer variety of programs like sports management, pilot training etc.
Scholarships: There are many public and private scholarships available for studies in Australia. These scholarships are fully or partially funded.
Overseas Students Act 2000: The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) sets out the legal framework governing delivery of education to international students in Australia on a student visa. So the quality of education is high
Top Programs for undergrad students in Australia:
· Business Management
The top universities in Australia are:
· RMIT University
· Monash University
· Curtin University of technology
· University of New South Wales
· University of Sydney
· University of Queensland
· Australian national University
· University of Melborne
· Queensland University of Technology
· Deakin University
· University of Wollongong
The documentation required for applying for Bachelors Degree:
· Academic transcripts
· Standardized Exams
· Statement of Purpose
· Letter of Recommendation
· Subject Tests if necessary
· Scholarship Essay if necessary
Australia has two major intakes – February and July. The application deadlines are October-November for February intake and April-May for July Intake. The deadlines and intakes depend on universities.
The fees depend on individual universities. The average fee can range from 180000 lakhs – 600000 lakhs depending on course and university. The living cost depends on the life style of the student.
Visa Process: Once the student receives offer letter the student has to apply for visa. The documents required have to be checked on the embassy website. The general documents are:
· Valid Passport
· GTE Statement
· Offer Letter
· Financial Documents
· Academic Documents
· Overseas Health Cover
· Standardized Exam Score
It takes 4-6 weeks for visa to be processed so it important to apply early.
Scholarship Options: Australia offers a number of scholarships by the government and universities. Some of the scholarships are:
John Allwright Scholarship
Vice Chancellor Scholarship
Griffith Remarkable Scholarship
Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship