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A growing number of students from across the globe are choosing to study in Australia. The country is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations for overseas education and is being highly recommended by many abroad education consultants. Following are some of the benefits that students can enjoy while they pursue higher education in the country
Benefits of studying in Australia for students
Academic excellence is part of the package
Australia has some of the highest number of universities that are ranked among the top 100 in the world. Australian universities have earned a worldwide reputation for their expert faculty, academic rigor of the subjects as well as research facilities. Some of the best research in the world emanates from universities in the country. A major advantage enjoyed by students who pursue their degree studies in the country is the employability. A degree earned from Australia is respected all over the world and paves the way for an illustrious career.
All courses are taught in English
One advantage for students, who go to study abroad education in Australia from India, is that the courses are taught in English and the language of communication in and around the campus will be English. Unlike countries like France and Germany where students are expected to know a second language at a basic level at the very least, students who study in Australia only need to know English which most Indian students are already comfortable with.
A great destination for beach lover’s
Australia boasts of the longest coastline in the world. Students most often spend their leisure time in the country at the beach. Not surprising as Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is said that all work and no play is good for no one including students. Heading to a beach in Australia is the perfect way to unwind after a hard day’s work.
Students can bring their spouse/dependents along while studying in Australian Universities.
One of the major pulls of studying in Australia is that it has the unique benefit of allowing spouses to accompany students while they pursue a course in the country. In certain cases even parents can accompany the student in the role of guardians.
WORK WHILE STUDY
International students who are studying in a course of more than one year duration can work part time up to 40 hours per fortnight during course time and full time during vacation, provided this does not interfere with their study program. Almost all Universities and TAFE institutions have a Careers Office, which regularly posts employment vacancies. Spouse of a student in Australia can also work full time if the student is enrolled for a 2 year Master program and part time ( 40 hours per fortnight) in other cases.
Australia provides a work permit for a period of 2 years to students who have taken up an education program of 2 year or more on completion of the educational program. With this work permit the student can work full time for a period of 2 years after completion of the course. International students who have graduated in Australia would also gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category and are eligible for applying for PR.
KNOW YOUR VISA
Visa process normally takes around 3 to 8 weeks. It is compulsory to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your study. The visa officer usually relies on the university or institution’s assessment of your candidature but they may also carry out independent assessment. A student has to submit all documentation to visa authorities. Just like the university student will need to prove to the visa authorities of financial preparedness to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for the course. Students will be required to show AU$18,000 towards living expenses per annum along with the balance fee for the remaining year as finances for visa purposes. (For a detailed list please contact any of our offices). The visa officer may also conduct a telephonic interview wherever necessary.
From selecting suitable courses, to knowing about, and gathering official documents required for a successful visa approval, the process is tedious and overwhelming. Ray7 is here to make these complex mazes simpler for you.
In addition to the whole process being confusing, there are things like accommodation, travel plans, other facilities that you one needs to think about, while relocating to a new place. Here is where Ray7 steps in and assists you.
Study abroad requires Financial planing.Improper fund management leads you to distress, it need not be as expensive as you think it is. There are umpteen possibilities that pave the path to your favourite study destination with out financial hassles.
Average student living costs in Australia for an International students living in Australia need between 1,400 and 2,500 AUD/month to cover all their living expenses, including accommodation, food, and social activities.
Participate in community life. While many scholarships for international students are based on academic merit or financial need, remember that some scholarships are awarded for community participation. Ask for help, RAY SEVEN team happy to assist you here.
Admission is a 2 stage process. A Student needs to submit application form, and past academic documents along with Passport. For a detailed list of documents please contact our offices. Admission offer letter in Australia takes anywhere between 3 days to a month depending on the course and institution. It is desirable to apply 3-4 months before the start of the program.
Once student gets an offer letter the student has to fulfill conditions (if any) specified in the offer letter and submit documentation to satisfy the university or institute of sufficiency of funds. There may also be a telephonic interview at any stage of the admission process. The first term fee is also payable at this stage. On receiving confirmation of payment of fee and satisfactory documentation the student gets an electronic confirmation of enrollment (ECOE) based on which the student can file for a student visa.
For most management courses, International students are required to take GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Most Australian Universities do not require the GRE for admission to post graduate courses. However it is advisable to enclose a copy of your score sheet if you have done well in the test.
There are five English language tests accepted for student visa applications in Australia:
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE are few of the tests are acceptable by the Australian universities. One of the Tests is a mandatory requirement in most of the institutions.
Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few universities offering multiple intakes in September & November. You should start your admission process around six months before the application deadline.
Q). What are the eligibility requirements or minimum qualifications to study in Australia?
A). For most graduate courses a minimum of high school level certification is required from an Australian school or its equivalent if student is from a foreign country. There will also be a minimum cut off for the student’s GPA, depending on the course and university that he is aiming for. It is best that you reach out to one of our Australia education consultants for a free initial consultation to address this and other queries
Q). What is the cost of studying in Australia?
A). The cost of tuition in Australia typically ranges from 15,000 AUD to 35,000 AUD depending on the university and subject at an undergraduate or graduate level. The cost can also vary based on other factors such as student accommodation, insurance costs and others. Contact our Australia education consultants for a more customized understanding of costs of education in Australia
Q). Do I need to give IELTS to study in Australia?
A). Yes most universities in Australia do expect you to furnish the results of IELTS, TOEFL or other equivalent examinations to prove your efficiency in communicating in English. Some private universities may however waive this requirement at their discretion.
Q). What is OSHC?
A). OSHC or overseas student health cover is a mandatory insurance requirement for obtaining your student visa. The insurance cover is required for the entire duration of your stay in the country and must be paid upfront in full as partial payments are not allowed
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