Study in Australia
Australia has been one of the top study abroad destinations for Indian students emphasizing scientific research, innovation, high-quality education, and a vast diversity in courses. It has the third-highest number of foreign students in the world just after the UK and the US. During their stay in Australia, the students could work twenty hours a week to iron out the living expenses and gain professional work experience. International students armed with a degree of repute are held in high esteem and are much sought-after in the job market due to the credibility of the universities, state-of-the-art technology, and modern know-how. Globally known to be one of the most highly urbanised countries Australia is also the third most popular study destination in the world.
Top Reasons to Study in Australia
Quality Assurance in Education
Eight of the Australian universities are placed in the top 100 in the latest QS World University Rankings. Under Australian Law, universities must be accredited by regulators to ensure students’ rights are protected. For example, all higher education providers in Australia must complete a stringent accreditation process to ensure they deliver the highest standard of teaching and learning.
Australian Qualifications Framework
Through AQF the Australian government complements national regulatory and quality assurance arrangements for education and training and enables the alignment of the AQF with international qualifications frameworks. It was introduced in 1995 to support the national system of qualifications in Australia comprising of higher education, vocational education, and schools. The framework enables the Australian government to accommodate the diversity of purposes of Australian education and training now and into the future.
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Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
QILT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills, and Employment. QILT is a suite of government-endorsed surveys for higher education, which cover the student life cycle from commencement to employment. Current and former domestic and international students participate in the survey. This data is consistently used by the government to make quality improvements in higher education and it also provides students reliable data to compare the performance of higher education institutes.
As per the latest QS World University Rankings seven Australian universities feature in the top 100 ranked universities in the world. They also rank high for the specific study area of interest, with at least three Australian universities in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technologies, Natural Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine and Social Sciences and Management.
Internationally Accredited Qualifications
Australian qualifications are recognized by employers and leading educational institutions globally. The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 requires institutions in Australia that offer courses to international students to meet nationally consistent standards in education quality, facilities, and services. The Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Act 2011 introduced a more thorough system for education providers to protect the rights of international students.
Research and Development Opportunities
Australia has significant collaboration between universities, governments, and industries. Over decades of research, Australian research teams – many working with international researchers – have developed Wi-Fi, penicillin, the cochlear implant, the black box flight recorder, and the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine, among many others. Health, Medical, Agricultural, Environmental, and Social Sciences research is resulting in more effective government policies and efficient services for these areas of studies.
The Education System in Australia
Australian education comprises of vocational colleges and universities, with over 22,000 courses on offer for international students. Australia attracts almost 300,000 international students. As per recent research, some of the most popular Australian cities amongst international students include (basis cost of living, livability and university choice) Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and, Brisbane. Needless to say, Australia is comparatively affordable, and the scholarships provided to international students make it easier for them to fund their living and tuition costs.
Intakes & Deadlines
Australian universities have two major intakes annually in February and July.
February Intake is the popular one, where most of the universities offer admission to their courses. July intake will have a smaller number of universities offering a limited number of courses. There are other intakes like September and November, with even fewer courses. Vocational Courses have intakes in January, May, and July, depending upon the program.
Australian universities charge tuition fees based on the number of units taken by the students. The annual fee for a course is the cost of 2 semesters of full-time study (8 units). While a full year is normally 2 semesters, students can do 3 semesters by studying during the Australian summer (Dec-Feb).
- Undergraduate programs range AUD$20,000 to $45,000 per year
- Postgraduate degree range from AUD$22,000 to $50,000 per year
- Doctoral degree range from AUD$18,000 to $42,000 per year
- MBA program fees range from an average AUD$ 50,000 to more than $120,000 in total
Student Work Rights
A student visa allows one to work up to 40 hours a fortnight while classes are in full swing, during breaks there are no restrictions on the number of work hours. The minimum wage in Australia is AUD $17.70 per hour.
Post-Study Work Rights and Immigration in Australia
Students who graduate with an Australian Bachelors’s, Masters or Doctoral degree and meet the other eligibility criteria will have access to the Post-Study Work Visa. The duration of the post-study work visa will depend on the degree attained:
Bachelor and Master by Coursework graduates will be eligible to apply for a two-year post-study work visa
Master by Research graduates will be eligible to apply for a three-year post-study work visa
Ph.D. graduates will be eligible to apply for a four-year post-study work visa
Manya Education holds an exceptional track record of guiding more than 2 Lakh students since its inception in 2002. It is the largest partner of The Princeton Review (TPR) globally. Manya offers end-to-end guidance and study abroad solutions for the students planning study abroad.
With 44 centres across the country, Manya Education focuses on foreign university admissions and test preparation helping students achieve their study abroad dream. Manya guides its students through their entire journey covering:
- Short-listing of Universities
- Test preparation
- Building a competitive application strategy
- Interview preparation
- Visa services
Admission and Counselling Process
At Manya Education, we understand the importance of right counselling & guidance when it comes to higher education abroad. Students and parents have multiple concerns related to studying abroad pertaining to course requirements, application processes, career advice, visa policies, financial aid, and other adjustment challenges when staying abroad.
Our expert education counsellors have years of experience in higher studies abroad. They ensure appropriate support is given to all students by guiding them through every step of the application process. Counsellors with in-depth screening and discussions help students identify their exact needs and follow them up by finding the best match for them.
Our team will engage in conducting a comprehensive profiling exercise with you which will help you analyse your overall profile and current status with respect to your future study goals.
At this stage, our team will:
- Assess your academic & professional background
- Provide you profile enhancement tips based on your preferred course of study
- Based on your current profile, help you understand the suitability of various program options
Based on a check of your academic performance, test scores, credentials, and work experience our team will compare your profile with other applicants. Based on the results the team will shortlist best-fit universities and suggest courses & majors. The final university shortlist list will be classified into:
- DREAM – Universities you have less than or equal to 50% chances of receiving an admit
- REACH – Universities where you have 50-80% chances of receiving an admit
- SAFE – Universities where you have more than 80% chances of getting an admit
The journey of studying abroad is an exciting one in many ways. One has to be prepared for any changes and learn new ways of life. Before you embark on your journey abroad after obtaining the student visa, it is essential for you to have an insight on how to comfortably adapt and adjust life in a foreign nation.
At Manya Education, pre-departure orientation sessions are conducted by our well-traveled academic team where you will receive first-hand’s-Arrival’ and ‘On-Arrival’ information. The sessions share inputs and advice on important aspects of foreign culture, education systems, currency, and insurance to name a few. These sessions ensure you make a smooth transition into a new culture and lifestyle.