Australia has strong educational infrastructure and quality life, both of which are relatively affordable.
Earn while you learn: Australia is one of the few countries where overseas students are permitted to work up to 20 hours each week during the academic year and full-time during vacations.
Australia has just crossed the 20 million -population marks. Australia has the bluest skies, the freshest air, the cleanest water and a wide range of exotic fruits and vegetables such as kiwis, mangoes, avocados and so on, available throughout the year. Most ‘Ozzie’s’, as they are called, live around the wide coastal area, with the biggest city being Sydney, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, etc.
People in Australia are extremely friendly and largely outdoor oriented, involving themselves in a variety of sports. Dignity of Labour is an integral part of the Australian culture, with minimum wages being one of the highest world-wide. People from all strata’s of society, be it a street-sweeper or the MD of a big company, take great pride in what they do.
Of the 39 Universities in Australia, 37 are government funded. The educational system is essentially non – elitist, with the quality of infrastructure, teaching faculty, course curriculum, and extra-curricular facilities at a uniformly high standard across all educational bodies.
The key perceptional differences between universities are built around their age and level of research. The older universities tend to be more inclined towards research, and eight such universities, called the “Group of Eight” (University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Australian National University, University of Western Australia, Monash University, University of Queens land, University of Adelaide, and University of New South Wales) have established themselves as some of the best in the country.
Today, Australia is a truly multi -cultural nation, with people from all over the world including Pakistan, China, the UK, the USA and so on, collectively forming a part of the Australian community. All leading MNCs have a base here, making it ideal for professionals. Above all, Australia is a safe place, without racial discrimination, with an educational system based on world-class research that is still ideal in terms of value for money.
Australia offer some scholarships and bursaries for certain faculties for students with strong academics. They are available to commencing international students, and / or continuing international students.
For more details log on to www.studyinaustralia.gov.au. The international Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) scheme is funded by the commonwealth Government .Some Universities who offer scholarships are Dakin, Griffith, Bond, Swinburne etc.
Thus with so many avenues for funding one must allow sufficient time to reap the best out of the opportunities.
Australia Admission Checklist
GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) Requirements
The genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement is an integrity measure to ensure that the student visa programme is used as intended and not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia. The GTE requirement applies to all student visa applicants.
FINANCIAL & ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS for AUSTRALIA
Visa Fees (For up-to date information check relevant embassy visa section)
|Visa Subclass||Base Application Charge||Non- internet Application Charge||Additional Applicant Charge
18 and over
|Additional Applicant Charge under 18|
Travel, tuition and living expenses
You must declare on your application that you have enough money to pay for travel, tuition and living expenses for yourself, your partner and your dependent children for the duration of your stay in Australia. You must also have enough money to support your partner and dependent children, even if they do not travel with you to Australia.
The table below outlines the amounts in Australian dollars (AUD) that you need access to. These amounts are the minimum required for this visa. They do not necessarily represent the cost of living in Australia.
|Expenses||Per Person||Amount required in AUD|
|Travel||Yourself||Return air fare to Australia|
|Family members||One return air fare to Australia per person|
|Living||Yourself||AUD 20290 per year|
|Partner||AUD 7100 per year|
|First child||AUD 3040 per year|
|Each other child||AUD 3040 per year|
Note:- (A simple formula is Living Expenses + Balance Tuition Fee + 2000 AUD). Bank statements would be three to six months old. But if it is on the name of student and a valid proof of available of transfer of funds then one month old would work.
The department must be satisfied that an applicant, once in Australia, will have the sufficient funds they claim to possess to cover the travel, tuition and living costs for themselves and their family members.
Acceptable sources of income
The money to support you and your family members may come from any legal source.
Fully Funded Students
If you are a fully funded student, you must show evidence that the sponsoring agency, government or organisation will cover the cost of:
Note: If family members later decide to join you in Australia, you must show evidence of extra funds from an acceptable source to cover their travel, tuition and living expenses in Australia.
Evidence of income:
When considering whether the funds will be genuinely available, take into account additional information and supporting evidence you provide, such as:
|Languages||English & Native Language|
|Official Currency||Australian Dollar (AUD)|
|Climate||Generally Arid to Semi Arid; temperate in South & East; tropical in North|