The country has lately emerged as a wonderful destination for higher international studies. Australia’s approach towards education is – beyond doubts – one of the most innovative around the globe. The universities educate their students in such a way that their graduates have all the required skills which an employer looks for. Australia, is comparatively new in terms of attracting foreign students. Still, it is a very nice feat that the country is among the highest scholarship-givers.
Qualification and reputation
Australian qualifications earn you a very good reputation. All the major international institutions very well realize the significance of an Australia-acquired degree. The courses and trainings which are undertaken by the students are under the supervision of AQF. Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) is a curriculum system which is authorized by the government of Australia. Thus, one might rest assured of the quality of the education that the country has to offer
International students generally look forward to take up some part time work while they stay abroad. Well, the immigration system of Australia has got their backs. The Australian Immigration System allows students to work upto 20 hours a week during term time. This permission extends to ‘full time’ during vacations. This opportunity makes it much more affordable for students. They can attain valuable international education in Australia and yet fund it by their own.
The living expenses are another thing which we look up to when we decide to study abroad. Seemingly, Australia has less expensive living expenses and accommodations while still maintaining a very fine standard of living. The costs generally vary over the areas. But the students receive maximum possible support from the universities. They are allowed to take up part time jobs. Also, they can always avail scholarships on the basis of their academic excellence.
Society and culture
Australia has a very safe environment. It offers a very decent society which is full of harmonies. The Australians are very supportive. They’ve got a good spirit for sharing their culture with the students from around the world. They take a great privilege in helping the international students to adjust to the new niche. Australia is a peaceful place to study. It has a low crime rate and strict gun control laws providing a safe environment
How to apply?
Carefully research courses, institutions and their locations. Consider the area of specialization offered through different courses. Once you have chosen your course, you should immediately apply through website of the respective university or college. You can order a free prospectus for a better insight.
You have to submit your application to the institution and then wait for a Letter of Offer.
Timelines and deadlines
Each Australian University has different deadlines comma so it will come down to you and and your research capacity to find out the exact dates you should apply on. The most important periods are late October – mid November for first semester and mid April – mid May for second semester.
- Educational resume/ Curriculum vitae
- Passport photostat (first and last pages)
- Work experience letter (if applicable)
- Any other qualification certificate (attested by the graduation college if applicable)
NOTE: Two sets of documents are required per university – one for admission and one for scholarships. All the documents should be submitted in separate envelopes.
University selection criteria
- Courses offered
- Admission requirements
- Fees and accommodation
- Rate of acceptance
- Possibility of assistantship
- Application form
- Application fees
- Departmental forms
- Supplemental forms
- Mailing documents
- Application material
- Follow up of application status
- IELTS : Overall 6.5 bands (not less than 6 in any module) for Master’s program (Overall 6 bands for Undergraduate program)
- TOEFL : 80+ IBT
- GRE/ GMAT/ SAT : Depends upon university
- 10th marksheet
- 12th marksheet (Attested by the principal, in a sealed envelope)
- Degree individual marksheet
- Provisional and candidate certificate (Attested by the registrar of the university, in a sealed envelope)
- Course completion certificate (If the student is in final year)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Three recommendation letters from HODs/ lecturers of the graduation college
- Bank statement for Rs. Fifteen Eighteen lakh on bank, letterhead (attested by the branch manager)
- Affidavit of support from the sponsor
- TOEFL/IELTS, SAT, GRE & GMAT scores report photo copy. Scores should be officially sent to the university through ETS.