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Frequently Asked Questions about studying in Australia

August 2020

When compared to other study destinations, education in Australia is much economical in nature. With a higher education system that is ranked as one of the best in the world, Australia not only offers quality education, but also ensures to provide students with formidable living conditions in a multicultural society. The shorter as well intensive courses help curb a major proportion of the cost. Not just this, but the fact that universities are prompt to incorporate the contemporary happenings in their curriculum, makes an Australian degree highly revered across the globe.

As a prospective student looking to study in Australia, here are a few answers to questions you probably had in mind.

Which is the best university in Australia?

Major universities in Australia are regulated under the Vice Chancellors Committee, which follows a code of ethics. This is why it becomes extremely difficult to rate universities. When looking to decide which university to consider, you can compare the faculty and course structure. A large proportion of international students are drawn towards studying courses such as MBA, BBA, MIT in Australia.

What are the benefits of studying in Australia?

A safe country with a stable democracy and pleasant climate, it also offers economical costs for tuition and living expenditure. The ESOS Act protects the interests of international students and quality of education imparted through the institutions is assured through the CRICOS Code. The Streamlined Visa Process is straightforward and fair, which makes it easier for students to study in Australia.

Do I still need to appear for an English proficiency test, even if I've attained my education in English?

It is a visa requirement for students to showcase adequate English proficiency skills and thus, it is required of them to appear for the IELTS. However, TOEFL/PTE are also accepted.

How long does the visa application process for an Australian student visa take?

The Australian High Commission on an average takes 4-12 weeks to process the visa. However, this is dependent on the applicant's background. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you should make your application for the visa 3 months prior to the commencement of the program.

What are the popular courses in Australia?

Australian universities offer a range of courses to their students. Few of the most popular one's included Agriculture, Administration & Law, Education, Engineering, Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Humanities, Mathematics & Computing, Science, Visual & Performing Arts, Communications, Information Technology, Social Studies and many more.

What intakes do Australian universities offer?

There are two main intake periods offered which are February and July.

When should I start making my application?

Since your university application will take 4-6 weeks to process, you should commence your procedure 7-8 months before the intake.

Is Credit Transfer possible in Australia?

The Australian government recognizes education imparted by Indian universities, which means credit transfers are possible. Students will be required to submit their course syllabus to the university, who takes a minimum of 6 months to transfer those credits.

What are my work opportunities after the completion of my program?

Bachelor and Masters by coursework graduates who have spent at least two academic years are eligible to attain two years of Post Study Work Right. Furthermore, Masters by research graduates receive three years of Post Study Work Rights. Lastly, Doctorate graduates receive four years of Post Study Work Rights

What are my work entitlements as a student in Australia?

In Australia, students are eligible to work around 40 hours every fortnight during their course term and unlimited hours during vacation time. Students have to remember to keep their degree in focus while working as that is one of the rules that universities insist on. The only restriction is that students cannot start working until their course begins. Students also require to have a Tax File Number (TFN) to work in Australia.

How much can I earn working as a student?

Students can earn around $18 to $22 an hour during employment.

How can I migrate to Australia after my study?

Upon completion of 2 years of study in Australia, students are given a 24 months visa, during which they can work full time or develop their skills to attain points for the General Skilled Migrant Policy of PR. Students can apply for various visa categories within eighteen months or apply for an employer-sponsored visa.

As an Australian education consultant, Edwise is an accredited member of AAERI since its inception. This enables us to help you accomplish your aspiration to study in Australia.


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