- May 18, 2016
- Posted by: Mega Immigration
Study in Australia
More and more Indian students are choosing Australia as their study abroad destination. The country is often regarded as the “Land of Kangaroos” and currently the third country with largest international student population. If you are also planning to study in Australia from India then you are at right place. We Mega Immigration & Study Visa Consultants are here to help you step by step for Australian student visa processing. We are providing brief information on application procedure to study in Australia, details of requirements to study in Australia and cost of studying in Australia for Indian students.
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About Australia and Australian Education System
Australia is a dynamic and vibrant country with multicultural environment. The degrees obtained from Australian colleges and universities are recognized all around the world. The Australian higher education system is world class with all its universities providing comprehensive international programs. Also the Australian education system is ranked 14th in the world by OECD.
The higher education in Australia is comprised of different levels of study i.e. undergraduate level, post graduate level and doctoral level. An undergraduate degree in Australia usually takes almost three years to complete while some professional degrees takes around four years to complete. A graduate degree in Australia takes three to five years to complete while a doctoral degree is of two to three years in duration.
Requirements to Study in Australia
The basic documents required to study in Australia includes your passport, your recent photographs, academic certificates from high school to last qualification, proof of English language proficiency. Besides these basic requirements to study in Australia, you will also need to provide a detailed SOP, LORs, a well-written resume and proof of your medical examination if required.
In addition to these documents required to study in Australia for International students, you are required to provide the proof of your financial stability. You need to prove that you have enough funds for travelling, 12 months of living and education for yourself. Living Expense in Australia for International Student is $19,800. You can prove this by providing documents like proof of loan certificates from financial institution, government loan, scholarship or sponsorship from parents and close family members etc.
If you want to apply for Australian student visa from India you will be required to provide the proof of English language proficiency. Almost every Australian university accepts IELTS/TOEFL. The minimum IELTS requirement to study in Australia for an undergraduate degree is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 in each module. For Australian graduate degree, you will be required to provide a minimum score of 6.5 bands with no less than 6.0 bands in each module.
Courses and Intakes in Australia for International Students
Being the fast emerging study abroad destination, Australia is a home to around 1,100 institutions where you will get the opportunity to specialize in various great fields. Australia provides a recognized degree in diverse set of fields like tourism, MBA, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Sports Management, Accounting and Finance etc.
Most of the Australian universities have major intake in the month of February and early March every year while some courses in the specialized programs have intakes during July and August. There are some courses for which you can apply in the month of October and November.
Colleges and Universities in Australia for International students
In Australia there are around 40 public universities, 2 private universities and around 1,100 institutions spreading across the country which are providing degrees in various specialized fields for international students. Around 33 Australian universities are featured in the 2015/16 edition of the QS World University Rankings, seven of which rank among the global top 100 making the country an amazing destination to pursue higher education.
Work Opportunity in Australia for International students
On Australian student visa international students can work up to 20 hours a week during university semester and full-time hours during vacations. If you have commenced your masters by research or doctoral degree in Australia then there is no limit on the number of hour’s internationals students may work in Australia.
Also the family members accompanying the international student in Australia under their student visa have the same working rights as the students. For international students who have obtained a graduate degree, their family members can work unlimited hours in Australia.
Cost of studying in Australia for International Students
The cost of studying in Australia for international students depends on the type of institution and the level of study you choose. The tuition cost of studying in Australian public university is different from that of Australian private university. The tuition cost of doing an undergraduate degree in Australia is between $15,000 and $35,000 depending upon the type of chosen program while doing a postgraduate master’s degree in Australia will cost you around $20,000 to $40,000.
For an international student, the cost of living in Australia is around $19,800 yearly which includes your accommodation cost in Australia, clothing, eating’s as well as other daily expenses in Australia.
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