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What study in Australia looks like amid COVID-19

Australia is an affordable study destination, which provides quality education, tolerant society and impeccable living conditions. The higher education system in Australia is top-notch and ranks amongst the world's best. Education in Australia is economical by providing compact and intensive courses, which includes in itself developments in science and technology. Therefore, attaining a degree from Australia is not only practical but also receptive to the changing environment. Presently over 60000 Indian students are studying in Australia. There are 41 universities which have over 3000-5000 students, 39 of the institutions are run by the government.

Recognised by the Australian Government the Australia Qualification Framework (AQF) is an integrated nationwide system of qualifications. In this, the student can transfer from one level of study to the other, whilst receiving credit for previous study.

Australia is a popular study destination that has through the years, attracted a magnanimous number of international students. Several statistics show that Australia is safer when compared to other countries from the impact of COVID-19. This can be further attributed to the fact that the number of cases reported in Australia are heading towards a downward spiral. The Australian government has brought in the necessary measures required to curtail the impact of COVID-19 and the same has been aimed at international students as well.


Partnership between the government and universities

Universities in Australia, along with the government has announced hardships funds worth at least one hundred and ten million dollars for everyone, in order to mitigate the COVID-19 risk. Apart from this, fee reliefs, loans and food banks are also provided to the people.

Support offered by universities

Universities are offering online programs that students can attend from their homes in Australia. Students are encouraged to begin going through the course and all forms of technical aid in terms of laptop, internet adaptors are provided to students, so that they can attend their lectures smoothly. Additional services, such as interaction with faculty, panels, discussions, assignments are also allocated to the students, so that they can complete their courses without facing any road blocks. Interactive scholarships are also offered to the students by certain universities.


Universities that have the facility of an on-campus accommodation, have also provided financial assistance to the students. Some universities in Australia have taken the decision to waive off accommodation fees for up to 4-8 weeks.

Students looking to study in Australia this year

The best solution is to wait and watch, and see how things pan out. It would be detrimental to stop making applications. By continuing to make applications, you ensure yourself to be hassle free once the situation is under control. You won't be in a rush in the end, and will be well prepared compared to your counterparts. You ensure yourself the possibility of receiving your offer letter on time. By doing so, you are saving yourself from risks at the eleventh hour and even after you make an application, you can decide whether you want to study in Australia for the current intake. It is important to remember that this is all subject to the norms and regulations brought in for international students by the Australian government.

Students who have received a confirmation

Those students who have received their ECOE after the payment of the stipulated fees, are recommended to wait and watch to see how the situation pans out. The High Commission of Australia is expected to provide an update regarding the situation. It would be wise to rein in the horses and not defer applications for the time being. Be patient to see how things pan out, there is definitely going to be light at the end of this tunnel. Thus, its best to initiate an action after the High Commission's decision.

Online Classes

Certain universities in Australia are expected to start their courses online, so that students can attend classes from their homes. It could be the case that the students may not receive the university intake of their choice. But once the situation is settled, you can continue your education in Australia. The major advantage you receive from doing so is that you will save on a certain proportion of the living costs.

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