Higher Study in Australia

1. Introduction

Australia is one of the fast-emerging study destinations in the world with approximately 1,100 institutions and 43 universities. A great number of fields and specializations make the country a sought-after education destination for international students. According to some of the major world rankings, 7 out of 100 top universities in the world are in Australia. Known for offering world-class education to its students, the Australian education system is ranked 14th in the world by OECD.

Although study options and coursework are important factors, there are many other aspects that students try to figure out before they decide to study one of the top courses in Australia. In the present global setup, students do not go abroad just to explore educational opportunities but also to gain some work experience outside their home country. Hence, the top courses in a particular country depend upon the current situation and the unique specialty of the country in which they excel. Australia, on its part, has made its name in a diverse set of fields ranging from sports management to tourism and hospitality.

2. Education System

Universities in Australia are widely known for their excellence. Students who study in Australia can be assured of quality teaching and research. Scientists and researchers, associated with various universities in Australia have contributed to major technological advances and have won many prestigious awards including eight Nobel Prizes.

3. Top Universities in Australia

  • 1. Monash University
  • 2. Australian National University
  • 3. Macquarie University
  • 4. University of Western Sydney
  • 5. University of Adelaide
  • 6. University of Melbourne
  • 7. Charles Sturt University
  • 8. University of the Sunshine Coast
  • 9. James Cook University
  • 10. La Trobe University

**There are more than 40 universities with incredible infrastructure in Australia. So you have a chance to get admission to any university according to your subjects, marks, and which course you want to study.

4. Top Courses

  • 1. Business and Management
  • 2. Medicine
  • 3. Accounting and Finance :- Accountant, Financial Manager, Financial Adviser, Auditor, Financial Planner, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Assurance and Compliance Manager, Budget Manager, Tax Agent, Investment Analyst
  • 4. Dentistry
  • 5. Law
  • 6. Education
  • 7. Environmental Science
  • 8. Engineering :- Chemical engineers, Civil engineers, Aerospace and Aviation engineers, Electrical engineers, Electronics engineers, Environmental engineers, Mechanical engineers, Mining engineers
  • 9. Sports management :- Facilities, Sporting goods, Professional sports teams, leagues, National and state sporting organizations, Government departments (ASC, SRV, LGAs), Sport management and marketing companies, Major event corporations, Institutes of sport
  • 10. Hospitality and Tourism Management :- Hotel management, Event management, Tourism management, Tourism marketing, Strategic planning and management, Event design, Conference coordination, Attraction and initiative development, Eco-tourism, Human resource management and marketing, Hospitality finance, Luxury hospitality.

**These are the top 10 courses for international students but you can take admission for any course.

5. Basic Criteria to Apply

  • 1. Passport
  • 2. Passport-size photographs
  • 3. Unconditional letter of acceptance
  • 4. Fees receipt ( Recommended )
  • 5. Scholarship letter ( If applicable )
  • 6. Any relevant correspondence with the institution
  • 7. Financial documents
  • 8. Academic documents
  • 9. English language proficiency test scores (minimum 65% or above )
  • 10. Work experience certificates ( If applicable )
  • 11. Medical report ( If already undertaken )
  • 12. High qualification Marksheets ( Transcript if required )

6. Intakes for Admission Purposes

  • 1. February - March
  • 2. July - August
  • 3. November ( Few institutions with limited courses )

7. Expenses

  • 1. Living Costs
  • a. 20,000 AU$- 25,000 AU$ per annum ( As per DIAC )
  • 2. Tuition Fees
  • a. 15,000 AU$- 25,000 AU$ per annum ( Undergraduate students )
  • b. 20,000 AU$ - 30,000 AU$ per annum ( Universities )
  • 3. Total Expenses
  • a. 35,000 AU$ - 55,000 AU$ per annum

8. Process

  • 1. Choose one university which can fulfill your all criteria ( Preferable course, marks, and fees )
  • 2. Write IELTS / PTE examination
  • 3. Write entrance examination ( If required )
  • 4. Submit application
  • 5. After completing the selection process apply for a student VISA.

9. VISA Processing

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 an 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.

10. Work Option

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. The spouse of a student in Australia can also work full-time if the student is enrolled in a 2 year Master's program and part-time ( 40 hours per fortnight) in other cases.

11. Conclusion

Education in Australia is considered to be one of the best in the world. Students come from all over the world to study in Australia. Originally a colony of the British, Australia currently stands as one of the world’s frontrunners in terms of quality of life, education, healthcare, and economy. Even though it seems isolated from the rest of the globe. Australia has thrived in times of economic boom and has been unaffected by the global recession. Individuals who come to study in Australia can take advantage of government-aided health care and fantastic infrastructure, Australia is truly a country that cares for its citizens. The Land of Plenty is a hot tourist spot owing to its many beaches, wildlife attractions, and the Great Barrier Reef. Couple all of this with a booming economy and it is easy to see how Australia attracts some of the top talents from all over the world.