Australia


Australia has an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education and training.

Australian universities and institutes are widely recognized for excellence in many disciplines all around the world. Institutions deliver practical and career-orientated training so graduates can be confident they have the skills demanded by employers.

The Australian approach to vocational and technical education is now recognized as among the best and most innovative in the world. It has played an important role in Australia's economic performance, by greatly increasing the skill of workers and contributing to improved productivity.
Australia boasts a fantastic temperate climate. It is a land of bright sunshine, surf beaches, tropical rivers, rainforests, mountain ranges, red deserts and rich green coastal plains. The flora and fauna are interesting and unique, with kangaroos, koalas and wombats included in the array of wildlife.

The population of Australia is almost nineteen million. Most Australians enjoy an excellent standard of living, good educational opportunities and a relaxed lifestyle made possible by the outstanding natural and economic features of the country.
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Costs involved

Tuition fees and living costs in Australia vary depending on the course and the institution. We have outlined an average cost estimate for you to use as a guide.

  • The average international student in Australia spends about $320 per week on housing, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, international and domestic travel, and telephone and incidental costs. This is a realistic guide, but remembers that individual circumstances will vary by location, course and lifestyle.

  • International students studying in Australia are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the student visa in Australia. Students in Australia are also responsible for their own accident and property insurance. It is a good idea to take out travel insurance before leaving your country to cover lost baggage, cancellation of plane tickets and repatriation.

  • International students can work while studying in Australia but the money you earn should not be used as your only source of income. To be granted a student visa in Australia you need to have adequate means of financial support.

Tuition Fees

International students are charged up-front tuition fees. Institutions sometimes make an additional charge to cover other costs associated with being a student eg. library and laboratory costs and sports facility costs. Some courses make specific charges for excursions, books, stationery and other essential material. These costs will vary depending on the course or institution therefore average costs are provided below and should only be used as a guide.

Foundation Studies $A9000-$A14,000 a year approx.
Undergraduate
Bachelors Degree
Undergraduate
Bachelors Degree
$A10,000- $A16,500 a year approx.
Postgraduate
Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters, Doctoral Degree
$A9,000- $A18,000 a year approx.

 

Exams

You will probably be required to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for getting an admission to an Australian university. The school may also have additional tests for graduate students who are prospective teaching assistants. These tests are accepted in Australia:
• IELTS
• GMAT

Visas

For getting into Australia, you need to have a valid passport and a student visa. Since it can take several months to obtain a passport and get a visa sorted, we suggest you to start the process as soon as you can.

To be granted a student visa you must complete a visa application form, 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.

Accomodation

Most universities and colleges can provide accommodation on or near to their campus. University apartments, residential colleges and halls of residence are generally available. Here is a list of most common options:

Boarding schools
Many private schools offer boarding options. Students are fully catered for whilst they board with their meals, cleaning and laundry being part of the services offered. Boarding house residents also have access to the school facilities to assist with study and social activities.

Home stay
In Home stay facilities, the student lives with an Australian family in their house. Generally meals are included. It can be an easy entry to Australia for young students and is a popular option for those attending high school or ELICOS courses.

University Accommodation
Universities usually have different options for accommodation like University Halls of Residence, apartments or hostels. University halls of residence offer a lesser range of services. University Apartments can be rented and provide the security of university based and run accommodation with the increased autonomy of share living. Apartments are generally popular with students in the later years of their degrees. Due to the popularity of these choices it is important to apply early.

Shared or Rented Accommodation Share accommodation is advertised on student notice boards, in housing offices and in the 'Share accommodation' section of newspapers. Advertisements will appear for one or more people to share a house or a flat where a lease has already been taken out.

Rental agreements require payment of rent in advance and a security bond to be paid at the start. Your housing office will be able to assist with finding rental accommodation and your rights as a tenant.

For more information on housing options and arrangements, contact one of our counselors today.

Working in Australia

A visa with permission to work enables you to work up to 20 hours a week on a casual basis during course time and full-time during vacation periods. The income you get from working in Australia should only supplement your income and not be used as your only source of income. Before you come to Australia, you must show that you have enough money to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for the duration of your study. Most students take part-time or casual jobs during their studies. 


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