Quality education system with higher standards of living, Australia is an enthralling option for international students for their higher studies. Tertiary education system of Australia includes both higher education and vocational education and training. Higher education qualification provides Associate degree, Bachelor degree, Bachelor degree (honors), Graduate certificate, Graduate diploma, Masters Degree (course work), Masters degree (research), and doctoral degree. VET qualification provides 4 levels of certificates (certificate I, II, III, and IV), also Diploma courses and advanced diploma courses.
Scholarships In Australia
International students can avail scholarship in Australia to fund their studies, training and research. Major scholarships available for international students are;
- Australia Awards
- Australian Government Research Training Program
- Destination Australia
- Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship
- Provider Scholarships
Top Universities in Australia
- Australian National University
- University of Sydney
- University of Melbourne
- University of New South Wales
- Monash University
Top courses to study in Australia
- Business and Management
- Education and training
- Medicine, nursing, and allied health
- Computer Science/IT
Applying for a course in Australia
While choosing your preferred course and institution, make sure to choose an institution registered in CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students), managed by Australian Government Department of Education that allow educational institutions to offer courses to overseas students on student visa. After submitting application to institution, you will receive an offer letter. Once you submit your acceptance and pay your tuition fee to institution, you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment (ECOE), then apply for student visa.
Intakes In Australia
Australian universities and colleges generally provide two intakes; February and July and there a few Universities which have intakes in September and November.
English Language Requirements
Australian universities and colleges accept both IELTS (International English language Testing System) and PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) scores.
- For diploma programmers, IELTS overall band score of 5.5, with minimum 5.0 in all 4 bands.
- For bachelor’s degree, IELTS overall band score of 6.0.
- For graduate diploma and Masters programme, IELTS overall band score of 6.5.
Work while studying in Australia
You can work up to 40 hours every two weeks during your term period and unlimited hours during holidays.
Stay back option in Australia
One you complete a bachelor, master, or PhD programme from Australia, you will be eligible for Post Study Work Stream of Temporary Graduate Visa, and this helps you to stay in Australia after finishing your studies. Depending on qualification, you may stay between 2 and 4 years. Students who have completed bachelors and masters by course work can stay up to 2 years. Masters by research degree holders can stay up to 3 years. A doctoral degree permits you to stay up to 4 years.
You may also submit Expression of Interest through Australian Government’s Skill Select (online system of Department of Home Affairs that administers skilled and business migration program) seeking approval to stay as a professional worker in Australia.