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Australia, the great land of opportunities for international students. Apart from its abundant customary attractions Australia is also the third most popular country for overseas education.
Aspiring students can rest assured of a well-oiled support system and an unmatched academic excellence within their reach.

  • Top Rank universities: With 7 of the top 100 universities in the world, Australia boasts of high quality of education with over 40 accredited universities.
  • Diverse course options: Choose from an extensive range of courses and programs that fit your goals and interests best.
  • Quality of Living: Factoring affordability, quality of life, and employment opportunities, Australia abodes 7 of the top 75 best student cities in the world.
  • Global recognition: Owing to the impressive global reputation of the Australian education system, many international employers seek out graduates from Australian universities for future career prospects.
  • Post study work opportunities: International students are permitted to work part time for the duration of their course and can even apply for jobs in Australia after successful completion of their course and acquiring the required visa.
  • Technology centric: With Australia at the helm of advanced technology and innovation, a pivotal role is played by anchoring focus on scientific research and development.
Study in Australia
Australian Education System

The backbone of the Australian Education System is its robust regulatory structure and transparent accountability mechanisms, with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) playing an eminent role.

The AQF integrates 10 levels and forms a link between school, vocational and university education qualifications into a single national system, allowing fluid movement between levels, courses as well as institutions.

As long they satisfy the requirements, International students have the option to receive education from Australia across all levels of education such as;

Primary and Secondary School

Education in Australia is compulsory between the age of 6-16 years, which can be received through

  • Government-funded schools
  • Private schools, depending on the preference of the parents.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)

The premise of VET is to equip students with practical skills and knowledge to carry out tasks in an efficient manner

  • training them for working in their choice of industry

Offered courses often function as a gateway

  • to further higher education or
  • enter industry related work, as students can choose to skip university and apply for jobs directly.

Various government as well as private institutions provide VET and TAFE (Technical and Further Education) to students and depending on the course upon successful completion award students with

  • Certifications
  • Diploma
  • Advanced diploma
Higher education

Provided at the College/University level. The skills and knowledge bestowed at these levels

  • Allow for the abilities of the students to be harnessed to their potential
  • Preparing them to excel in their choice of industry in due course.

Based on their future aspirations’ students can enroll for

  • Bachelors’ degrees
  • Masters’ degrees and diplomas
  • Doctoral degrees

With an exceptional framework of national quality assurance system, the government diligently pursues to strengthen the processes in its education and training.

Types of Qualifications

The Australian Education System with its remarkable reputation, offers a diverse range of study options to students from overseas while ensuring the quality of education and protection to assure their safety.

Here is a brief review of the prevalent study options in Australia across different levels in Australian dollars:

Advanced Diploma
Provided by institutions offering VET to students and preparing them with the required skill sets for their aspiring field of industry. 6-18 months $4,000-$22,000
Bachelor’s Degree Undergraduate programs focusing on academic knowledge in a variety of courses across various disciples. 3-4 years $15,000-$30,000
Graduate Diploma Vocational in nature, this qualification aims to develop practical skills of students in a speedy manner. Students can apply after completing their bachelors’ degree preferable in a similar field. It can sometimes be equivalent to a masters’ qualification. 1-2 years $20,000-$30,000
Postgraduate Certificate This education credential provides students with advanced skills in a specific area of specialization and makes you eligible to practice a profession. Requires a bachelors’ degree in any field. 1-2 years $20,000-$30,000
Master’s Degree Postgraduate programs provide a broader view of the subject area and available for coursework as well as research merit. It requires relevant bachelor’s degree from a similar field. 1-2 years $20,000-$40,000
Doctoral Degree

Higher doctoral degree

PhD is a premier research award which require a masters’ degree and a pre-approved research proposal by a panel of institute academics for admission. 3-4 years $14,000-$40,000

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

Student Bursaries

Many institutions offer variety of financial assistance for international students in the form of

  • Grants– Usually issued by the government, to award students with monetary assistance to pay for their university education, on the basis of their financial need.
  • Scholarships– Financial aids designed to support student’s education based on academic or other achievements.
  • Tuition waiver– They are granted by the university and essentially reduces the amount of tuition fees that the institute usually charges.
  • Studentships– This type of funding is usually provided for a specific project, covering the cost of tuition and research material along with a stipend allowance for the student.

It is recommended to check with universities and get a clear understanding of the aids that are applicable to you. With many students applying for monetary support, international students should commence the process a year prior to the intake session.

Intake season

Customarily, Australia has two intakes for international students

  • February
  • July

Though there are some universities that also offer intakes in

  • September
  • November

Generally, there are three deadlines per intake season and International students are advised to comply by ensuring that they;

  • Begin the admission process at least 6 months prior
  • Dedicate 3 of those months to accurately fill the application forms
  • Complete any aptitude or Language tests 3 months before

Complete visa application and interviews 3 months prior

Employment Opportunities and Future Prospects in Australia:

As an international student in Australia, you will be permitted to work 20 hours per week for the duration of your stay. Weather you wish to earn some extra spending money or gain some first-hand experience in the field of your choice, this opportunity will give you exposure to the practical, real-life work environment.

Australia exhibits a high demand for university qualified students for employment after successful completion of the course, especially in fields such as;

  • Accountancy
  • Engineering
  • Professional services

In order to continue staying in Australia for further studies or work after graduation, International students will be required to apply for Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa.

Student Visa Requirements

A Student visa is a basic pre-requisite for most international students to study in their choice of country.

Ordinarily for Australia, irrespective of your academic discipline, an International student would require a Sub class 500 Student visa which will grant your

  • Stay in Australia for the duration of your course
  • Validity for up to 5 years depending on your course

As part of the application process, some basic documentation required for visa filing are:

  • A valid passport
  • 2-4 Passport-size photographs
  • Completed Sub class 500 Student Visa Form
  • Visa Application fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Written statement for Genuine Temporary Entrant
  • Confirmation of Enrolment Form
  • Acceptance Letter from University
  • Attested academic documents
  • Attested work experience documents, if applicable
  • 2 Letters of recommendation from employer, if applicable
  • Certified English Proficiency Test scores (TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Scores for GRE/ GMAT, if required
  • Proof of financial welfare
  • Relevant Overseas Health Insurance Plan

In addition, students maybe required to come for an interview at the Australian High Commission/Consulate along with supplementary documents.

Step-by-Step Guide to Application and Visa Process:

Australia follows a rigorous and stringent set of rules for its visa process but there is nothing for you to worry about, with our expert guidance and assistance Study Square will offer you the best chance of success.

All you need to do is;

  • Register on our website (provide link)
  • Schedule a meeting with our Admission counselor
  • Select a suitable course
  • Shortlist universities based on your preferences
  • With our assistance send your applications to the selected universities
  • Receive expert guidance for Visa application
  • Make payment of financial deposits
  • Secure a COE (Confirmation of Enrollment) from your choice of university
  • Avail our assistance to Apply for your visa
  • Attend our pre-departure session
  • Get ready to experience the land of Kangaroos!
Step-by-Step Guide to Application and Visa Process
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