Sinceit spans across three oceans and covers around 12 million square kilometers, this ocean territory is the third largest in the world. Being a country with more than 80 percent of residents living within 100 kilometers of the coastline, it is also known as one of the most urbanized and coast-dwelling populations in the world. Currently, the population of Australia is almost 23 million people.
Australia is divided into six states and two territories. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is the head of state as Australia is a constitutional monarchy. This is the reason why Australia's national flag comprises the Union Jack (along with the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross).
Housing 6 of the top 100 universities in the world, Australia is ranked as 3rd most desired study abroad destination right after US and UK. There are many reasons to study overseas in Australia.
The Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. To improve their own education systems, many other countries turn to Australia for advice. The country offers a wide range of academic options for International students seeking admission in Australia with or without IELTS. With over 1,100 institutes and 22,000 courses for undergraduate ad postgraduate studies, it is a destination every International student wishes to apply at.
Regardless of the course or duration of your study, Australian law promotes quality education and protection for international students. The flexible laws regarding Post Study Work Visa in Australia are an added benefit.
Australia being a vibrant, young and friendly country is one of the best places to live. It’s an ideal destination for the ones seeking quality education and a good lifestyle. With seven cities ranked among the top 75 in the QS Best Student Cities 2016, Australia stands out as one of the most attractive places to study abroad.
Being an international student who wishes to study overseas in Australia, you must pay your tuition fees for the program. Usually fee is taken before you arrive in Australia. All Universities follow the process of per term (6’ months) Fees deposit. Also students are expected to pay for their Fees each term.
Foundation Studies: A$9,000 to 11,000$ per year
Vocational Courses: these are diploma and certificate level courses. Costs: 8000$ - 12,000$ per year
Bachelor Degree A$ 14,000 to 35,000 a year (courses in Business, arts, designs tend to be around 14,000$ and courses in science, Engineering, IT tend to be 18000$ or higher)
Postgraduate & Master’s Degree Courses : 15,000$ - 28,000$ per year. (Business, arts, designs programs tend to be around 15,000$ - 20,000$ and courses in science, Engineering, IT tend to be higher)
You can find more information on other expenses on students finance
As per institute guidelines students need to submit their academic and work experience documents. The institute issues an Offer Letter to the student only after the student meets all the guidelines. All institutes have different time frame for application process. However, the average process time is 1-4 weeks. In the case of Research applications, the process time is longer. Academic do not need to be sent to Institutes in original attested copies are widely accepted by all Institutes.
Visa - For most of the “complete applications” the process time for foreign study visa application outcome is 4-8 weeks or earlier. The Local Visa office at Australian High Commission can interview the student for further clarifications on visa file / documents submitted. Students are also expected to follow the prescribed checklist for submitting documents for visa for assessment.
International student housing
These housings are located on campus or nearby, with single or twin rooms. Bed linen and cleaning are provided. Students eat their meal in a communal dining hall. Student can also get accommodations providing special dietary needs at around 200$ - 300$ per week.
Homestay or private board
The student rents a room in a suburban house, usually with a garden and lawns. Adjustment of life in Australia can be done by the help of your host family. Depending on the room size and the facilities provided by the family the typical cost can be from 150$ - 300$.
House or Apartment ON RENT
Private apartments or house can be taken on rent by the students on an individual or shared basis. They range from a two-bedroom apartment to a large house on its own land. Apart from an oven, curtains and carpet, most rental properties are unfinished. You need to pay for electricity, gas, phone and water, including connection fees. A bond of up to 4 weeks is usually held by Tenancy Services and refunded when you move out, provided the flat is still in a good condition. Costs of complete apartment/ house can vary between 350$ to 1000$ per week. Price also depends on the location of the property shared by 2-3 students which lower the total cost.
Temporary Accommodation/ Hotels: Initially you can choose to stay at Local hotel or Motel close to the campus for temporary period, costs of such hotel single occupancy vary from 50$-150$ per night. For more information, connect with one of our study in Australia consultants in Delhi branch.
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