Study in Australia

While overseas study is expensive, Australia is more affordable than most other destinations and offers a high standard of quality education, excellent living condition and a tolerant multicultural society. Australia's Higher Education Institutions rank among the world's best and the quality of education they offer is correspondingly high.

Higher education in Australia provides value for money by offering shorter and more intensive courses, they quickly incorporate latest innovations in science & technology, modern trends in marketing & management in their diploma/degree programs, hence Australian education is more practical and responsive to the needs of Trade & Industry.

INTAKES

Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intakes in September & November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 7-8 months prior to the intake. University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

English Language Requirements
Entry requirements vary between institutions, and according to the level of English language course you want to study. A general requirement is listed below:


Undergraduate – Bachelors

Postgraduate – Masters

Documents
Documents needed for making an application are:

COST OF STUDYING / LIVING

Studying

 According to Study in Australia, the official government site for international students, typical annual tuition fees for international students are:

The average cost per year of study in Australia for international students is AU$42,093. This breaks down to AU$24,081. However, tuition fees at Australian universities will vary considerably depending on where and what you study, and the level you will be studying at.


Tuition fees at Australian universities are generally calculated per unit, not per year. Each unit falls into a fee band, and as most students will be studying a combination of units from different bands, fees will be different for everybody.


The yearly cost of an international undergraduate degree ranges from AU$28,608 (US$22,350) for many Bachelor of Arts programs, up to AU$33,168 (US$25,900) for Bachelor of Science or Medical Science programs.


For graduate degree programs, annual fees start from AU$28,608 (INR: 1475865.99) for a few master’s programs and reach up to AU$36,528 (INR: 1883999.25). However, the majority of master’s programs are priced somewhere in the middle at around AU$33,200 (INR: 1715313).


PhD programs are priced similarly, with the majority at the higher end of the scale at AU$36,528 (INR: 1885854.76).

Another cost to consider is the Student Services and Amenities fee, which is a charge for services and amenities of a non-academic nature, up to a maximum of AU$286 (INR Rs.14759.67) in 2015. Not all universities in Australia charge this, but make sure you know what to expect.

LIVING

Australia is a friendly and affordable country which enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world.


As a general guide, the average international student in Australia spends about AU $1,550 per month (approximately AU $390 per week) on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, international and domestic travel, telephone, and incidental costs (AU $18,610 per year).

FINANCING STUDIES/ SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Government-funded Australian scholarships for international students (access the link for further information)


University-specific Australian scholarships for international students (access the link for further information)

Other Australian scholarships for international students (access the link for further information)

Apply VISA

You need to apply for a student VISA. To be granted a student VISA you must complete a VISA application form, lodge it with the evidence required, pay the application charge and satisfy the student VISA requirements. You can be granted a student VISA only if you intend to study a registered course on a full-time basis and meet with a number of VISA conditions after you have entered Australia.

To be granted a student VISA you must satisfy the VISA requirements and meet with a number of VISA conditions for attendance and academic performance which come into effect after your entry in Australia.

Your Student (Temporary) VISA will list the conditions that apply specifically to you. It is important to meet with your VISA conditions to avoid VISA cancellation. Student VISA information on this website is an outline only and subject to change. The Student (Temporary) VISA has separate sub-classes for each education sector. You should apply under the VISA sub-class for your principal course of study.

Common student VISA requirements


Common VISA conditions

FAQ

1. I m  intermediate  student    and  want  to  know  fees  structure funding  and  scholarships  I  have  60  percent.

Annual fees at Australia can range between $ 18,000 - $ 28,000. A scholarship depends upon your previous academic result – that is your Year 12 marks and also after entering the university, depending on your academic performance in the 1st term you will get the fee waiver or scholarship from the 2nd term onwards. The University admission team will have their own eligibility criteria and the student has to fulfill it, then you shall be eligible for the same. We need to initiate your admission process to know if you stand a chance for a partial scholarship.

2. How much will an Australian education cost?

Australia approximately living cost – AU$15,000 – $20,000 per year
Undergraduate programs costs - AU$15,000 to AU$33,000 per year.
Graduate programs costs – AU$20,000 to AU$37,000 per year.

3. What is the process of applying for Australian University?

There are a number of steps you must go through including:

There is a range of entry requirements that you will need to meet both for you institution application and your VISA application. This can include:

4. Are Credit transfers possible?

As the Australian Government recognizes Indian Universities, credit transfers are possible. However for this the students are required to submit their course syllabus to the institution and it can take minimum of 6 months for credits to be granted.

5. Are Australian Degrees recognized worldwide?

Australian universities deliver international standard university level education which is accepted throughout the world. They hire internationally (like the universities in other countries) and so have International standard and experienced lecturers.

6. Why are GMAT and GRE not asked for by all Australian Universities?
The reason why Australian Universities do not insist upon students going for a GMAT or GRE etc. is because these exams are for American Universities so students have to give these tests to be judged by American Standards. Australia and India recognize each other's degrees, however it may be asked by some Universities to assess the overall ability of the student.

7.How long does VISA application procedure require?

The average time taken by the Australian High Commission for the VISA procedure is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks depending on the individuals background, so the students need to apply for their VISAs at least 3 months prior to their course commencement.

8.How do you know which University is the best in Australia?

One cannot rate universities in Australia as there are numerous universities and all are regulated under the Vice Chancellors Committee, which follow the code of ethics. Students generally follow the market trends like MBAs or BBA, MIT etc., but it would be unfair to judge universities as one can only compare the course structure and faculty.

9.Can I find a Job placement after my course completion?

With effect from 1st September, 2007 all students who have completed 2 years of study in Australia can get a Skilled Graduate VISA, whereby they can work for up to 18 months.

10.How do I know if I am eligible for the Permanent Residency (PR)?

Currently a student needs to cover up to 120 points to become eligible for the PR, The points can be obtained by a combination of the following course, age, English language proficiency, duration of the study in Australia, studying in a regional area, working part time. For further details and to test your points, visit the following website: www.immi.gov.au

11.What salary can I expect when I start working in Australia?

The average starting salary that you can earn is between a$ 2500 to a$ 4000 per month

12. My education has been in English. Do I still need to sit for IELTS?

 IELTS is a mandatory VISA requirement

13.What are the VISA possibilities for my spouse/ dependent?

Spouse dependent of a Student - VISA holder in Australia gets a Dependent VISA and a valid work permit for the same duration as the primary applicant. This is applicable for Master's degree application.