Study in Australia– Know all about studying in Australia
Australia is a major study abroad destination which offers a wide range of courses to international students. The country has more than 12,000 higher educational institutions with 22,000 courses that vary from vocational training courses, English Language Training to university courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Q: What are the top universities in Australia?
A: According to the World University Rankings conducted by international agencies such as the Times Higher Education, Academic Ranking for World Universities and QS World University Ranking 2014, the top Australian universities are:
QS World Rank
The University of Melbourne
The Australian National University
The University of Queensland
The University of Western Australia
The University of New South Wales
University of Sydney
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Q: How to get admission in an Australian university?
A: There are various steps involved in obtaining admission in an Australian university.
Enquiry and application: The first step is to choose the course and start the application. The candidates must start the process at least 10-12 months before the commencement of the course. The application for undergraduate courses requires a high school leaving certificate and graduate courses require a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
Application processing: Once the candidate submits the completed application form along with the supporting documents, the admissions committee reviews it and checks the English language skills (if the candidate doesn’t belong to an English speaking country).
Admission acceptance: Once the university is satisfied with the application of the candidate, it sends an offer letter, which the student has to duly sign and submit back to the university. It is followed by the creation of a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE); scheduled compulsory health insurance (OSHC) and forwarding pre-departure and orientation information.
Apply for visa: Once all these processes are over, the candidate can apply for visa. Click here to know more about applying for Australian student visa.
Q: What are the qualification exams?
A: Most of the Australian universities admit international students after considering the IELTS score. There are a few institutes and universities that accept TOEFL scores as well. GRE is not compulsory for admission to any of the Australian universities. However, if the candidate has got a good score in GRE, he/she may submit the score as it may be an added advantage while the admission committee considers the application. For the admission to the management courses, GMAT is compulsory.
Q: What are the popular courses in Australia?
A: According to a study conducted by Open Universities Australia, the top 10 trending courses in the country in 2014 for the undergraduate study are:
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Accounting
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)
The top graduate courses for international students who wish to study in Australia are:
Master of Business (Management/Commerce/Banking and Finance/Human Resources Management)
Master of IT/Computer Science
Master of Engineering
Master of Law
Master of Science
Master of Pharmacy/Clinical Pharmacy
Q: What is the duration of various courses in Australia?
A: The undergraduate courses in Australian universities are for three years. The duration of the postgraduate courses is one year and the Master’s degree by research is two year if full-time. If the candidate takes Master’s degree by research part-time, it will take four years to complete the course with the final research paper. The PhD courses take four years to complete if it is full time and a maximum of eight years if it is part time.
Q: How to get Australian student visa?
A: The student visa for Australia can be applied online. In order to start the application process, the candidate must create an ImmiAccount. Fill up the application form that is available online. The candidate must provide as much information as possible in the application form. Incomplete applications will take more time for processing. For the completion of the application form, the candidate must attach the supporting documents. The documents for each subclass are different.
The application checklist:
Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from an education provider stating that it has granted the student a place in the institution for a course of study.
A copy of the valid passport
Four recent passport size photographs
IELTS score card
Evidence of relationship with parents
Evidence of liquid funds
Documents of dependants (if any)
Student affidavit, if the student is sponsoring himself for his studies in Australia
Copies of work experience certificates (notarized)
Evidence that there is sufficient financial backing to complete the course of study
Visa application fee
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Q: What is the study cost in Australia?
A: The official government site for international students, Study Australia, says that the tuition fee for an undergraduate course for international student in Australia varies from AU$15,000 to AU$33,000 (US$30,810) per year. The postgraduate study cost for one year for international students is from AU$20,000 to $37,000 and PhD is from AU$14,000 to $37,000.
Q: What are the work during study opportunities?
A: The students of subclass 570-576 (student visa) have work permit issued along with their visa. However, the candidates with student visa are not allowed to work for more than 40 hours. The student should not start working before the commencement of the course in Australia.
Q: How is the campus life in Australia?
A: The student life is very much colourful in Australia with a lot of activities happening apart from academics. There are various societies and clubs in every college and university- be it small or big. The students get ample opportunities to take part in various activities of their interests and mingle with the student community from different parts of the world.
Q: How to get work after study visa in Australia?
A: The Australian government in March 2013 replaced Skilled Graduate visa with Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa to introduce new post-study work arrangements. The Temporary Graduate visa has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Work stream.
Graduate Work stream: This stream helps international graduates with qualification that is related to an occupation in the Skills Occupation List (SOL) to get an extended visa for 18 months after graduation.
Post-Study Work stream: This stream allows international students with an Australian graduate or higher education degree (irrespective of the field of study) to apply for a visa up to four years depending on their qualification.
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I am listing down few Colleges, you can check it out:
Melbourne Business School Melbourne
UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney
UQ Business School, University of Queensland Brisbane
Macquarie Graduate School of Management Sydney
Australian National University (ANU) Canberra
Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong Sydney
ASGM, University of New South Wales
Monash Business School Melbourne
RMIT University Melbourne