Australia is undoubtedly among the most looked-for study destinations around the world with an outstanding education system and high standard of living. After the UK & USA, Australia has the third highest number of foreign students in the world and why shouldn’t it be as Australia has eight of the top 100 universities in the world! These are the reasons why Australia is so popular amongst the international students.
The fascinating things about being in Australia is that you can relax on a beach on weekends or enjoy the weekends in some nightclubs or pubs, which are quite adequately existing there or explore Adelaide, the wine capital of Australia or feel some of the creepy-crawlies, by visiting a zoo or sanctuary as Australia is home for a number of uncommon and several species of reptiles, birds and other animals. Whether your interest lies in nature, adventure, food, wine or you are a party animal, Australia definitely has something for you.
Education System in the AUSTRALIA
For International students Australia has a wide range of study options, there are more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses students can choose from. The education system in Australia includes both public and private universities. All the institutions in Australia are either self-accrediting or non self-accrediting or universities. And the syllabus of each university is designed by the university themselves, and not by any government body.
The duration of all the Undergraduate degrees is from 3 to 4 years (depending on the kind of degree, General or Professional). Postgraduate programmes are of two types, one postgraduate by research, duration is for 1–2 years (full-time study) and the other is postgraduate extended programme that lasts for 3–4 years (full-time study).
Work Opportunities in the AUSTRALIA
Like many other countries, Australia too provides the opportunity to study and work together while you are there on a Student Visa. International students are allowed to work 40 hours full time and 20 hours part time during the semester and unhindered hours during any listed course break but before you jump on to any job we suggest you need to make sure your studies are not hampered.
After you complete your studies
As International students after having completed any qualification like a bachelor, a master or a PhD degree, you may be qualified for the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa. This may allow you to stay in Australia succeeding your studies and expand your practical experience by working in your relevant field.
Cost of study in the AUSTRALIA
The cost of an undergraduate degree can be anything between AUD 10,000 to 30,000 and the cost of a postgraduate and PhD degrees could be anything between AUD 20,000 to 40,000. The average living cost in Australia has been estimated to be AUD 18,000 for a year.
One thing that students likes the most about Australia is that Australia spends around approx. $200,000,000 per year in financial aids, scholarships and grants for students.