Education in Australia

Why study in Australia

With a motto of Live, Learn, Grow Australia has opened its arms to the worldwide student community. A heaven of sorts, students not only gain knowledge from daily classroom teaching but also gather a world of experience from the museums, cultural festivals and innumerable sporting events. Home to world-class universities, Australia proffers courses in disciplines ranging from management studies, medicine, finance, literature, visual arts, astronomy, which is a fraction of an almost exhaustive list of subjects.

How much will it cost to study in Australia?

On an average an internationalstudent may spend about AUD 360 per week accommodation, food, clothing,entertainment, transport and telephone. Do keep in mind that this figuredepends on your style of living; location and also what course are you studying. However you have to show that you have enough financials to cover your living cost, pay tuitions and your travel.

Are Scholarships available for international students?

Yes. There are various scholarships available for international students. Though majority of these scholarships are available at Post Graduate level by Universities but some institutes also offer scholarships.

Is 15 years of prior education acceptable in Australia?

Yes it is acceptable.

Is IELTS mandatory to study in Australia?

Yes. IELTS is the only test accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for visa purposes.

What type of accommodation is available for the students?

Students have a number of options available that can be on-campus or off-campus such as hostels, rented housing, home stay etc.

Can I work in Australia?

Yes. International Students on a Student visa in Australia can work 20 hours in a week during course time and full time in vacations. However, you cannot start work until you have commenced your course in Australia.

Can I extend my visa onshore ?

Yes you can do so however in some cases a student is granted a 'No further Stay' clause on their visas. In that case one has to come back and re-apply for a fresh student visa application from the home country.

Can my spouse or child accompany me in Australia while I am studying?

Yes they can apply for student dependant visa and meet the criteria to be granted a dependant visa.

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