Opting to study abroad? Australia could be one that beckons you with world-class infrastructure, facilities, teaching and networking experiences where the higher education system in Australia is second to none.
So, Why Study in Australia not in India?
Australia is the ideal study destinations for so many reasons. Firstly, a total of 37 Australian universities made it to top 800 QS World University Rankings® 2019. And for which, to keep the high standard of education in check, every university in Australia is supervised, in other words, federally regulated!
Secondly, studying in Australia gives you a chance to be a part of its strong research and development (R&D) capabilities. It has multiple special Research Centres and Key Centres of Teaching and Research for high-level research, and an additional Cooperative Research Centres for joint research between universities and private industry.
Thirdly, the post-study-work opportunities in Australia is fantastic as graduate students are eligible for up to 4 years of work visa post course completion. Students are also eligible for a part-time job for up to 40 hours weekly during their studies.
Study cost in Australia for Indian Students
For study in Australia cost for Indian students, usually, it is the chosen institution and the level of study that determines the cost of the study in Australia. Also, the tuition fee is usually calculated based on units and the actual fees may differ for each student as per the combination of units.
As for cost of living in Australia, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has set minimum financial requirements for 12 months that must be met in order to receive a student visa for Australia. i.e. Student Applicant- AU$19,830; Partner or spouse- AU$6,940; Child- AU$2,970.
The accommodation cost may range from AU$80 – AU$440 depending on the type of accommodation chosen.
Australian admission process
To apply in institutions in Australia, you can either apply through a Registered Education Agent or apply to the university directly. There are certain supporting documents required to submit during the application however the documents may vary depending on the chosen course and level of study:
- Passing certificates of the previous qualification(s)
- Test scores of standardised test(s)
- Certificates or documents of work experience if applicable
- Statement of Purpose
- Letter of reference
As the entry requirements differ from one level to the other and one institute to another, students are advised to maintain an average score of 60%. However, to qualify into top Australian universities like Go8, an academic score of over 80% is required.
Australia Entrance Exam
It is mandatory for non-native English speakers to produce the test scores of any English language tests to show his/her proficiency in the English language. The required minimum test scores will differ from one institute to another Accepted English Language Tests are:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) [accepted from limited countries]
- Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
- Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
There are certain aptitude tests required by business schools in Australia, i.e. to take Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). However, there are top business schools in Australia where this requirement is not mandatory.