Australia draws the third largest number of international students in the world after the USA and the UK, has turned out to be the top most abroad study destination.
The foremost reason for the highest attraction is the lucrative global job opportunity that Australian higher education throws up to its graduates. As they choose to go for further study obvioulsy there are entitled to get effortless admission into leading international universities.
In addition to this, Australia, a multicultural English speaking country of friendly and pleasant people and it offers living expenses and tuition costs less than the UK and the USA in spite of providing a comparable standard of living.
International students are charged up-front tuition fees which are consistently less expensive than in the UK or the USA. The average costs provided below should only be used as a guide:
- • Undergraduate AUD 18,000 – AUD 25,000 per annum
- • Postgraduate AUD 20,000 – AUD 25,500 per annum
Admission for undergraduate degrees requires an Australian Senior School Certificate of Education (A-Level or Plus 2 or PCL completion from Nepal) or three passes at GCE A Levels in appropriate subjects. Some courses may also have certain mandatory major subjects at Plus 2 or PCL or GCE levels.
Admission for Postgraduate degrees requires Bachelor level pass. First division or distinction get relatively easier entry to postgraduate classes. Priority is given to the applicants with demonstrated research ability or relevant work experience. Evidence of English language proficiency must be produced when applying for a student visa. Depending on a proposed study sector, candidates will need to have a minimum score of 6.5 in the IELTS English test or equivalent.
Part Time Work
International students studying in Australia on a student visa can work up to 20 hours a week on a casual basis during course time and full-time (up to 40 hours 2 week) during vacation periods.
Australian universities which boast of a team of academicians and experts from all around the world, offer limitless opportunities in the field of higher education to international students who can choose from a vast range of courses including traditional academic areas of learning and research along with more practical courses with a vocational orientation.
Each of Australia’s universities has its own strengths and areas of specialization, offering a wide range of choice and access to the latest technology and research in the chosen field. Postgraduate students learn skills in research and specialized areas that put them at the forefront of the development and application of new technologies.
Student and staff exchange programs with institutions in the USA, UK, Canada, Europe and Asia also lend an international edge to Australian university education.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country’s other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.