When most people think of Australia, they think about green pastures, kangaroos, koalas, clean air and water. However, Australia has so much more to offer like its friendly, laid-back nature, excellent education system and high standard of living making it hot spot for international students. Australia is a country of opportunities for career, new culture and adventure. There are many reasons why international students choose to study in Australia:

Growing Destination: Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Many international students choose to study there because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and high quality of education.
Multicultural Society: Australia is a safe, multicultural, friendly and harmonious society. Australians value the wealth of cultural diversity and social sophistication that international students bring to the campuses and communities. Australia has a low crime rate and strict gun control laws providing a safe environment. The multicultural nature of Australian society means international students are readily accepted by other students, and teachers are experienced in teaching classes to students from many countries.
Globally Recognized Degree: Employers and universities all over the world recognize Australian degree and other certificates. Graduates from Australia are successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. This system is carefully regulated by the Australian government in order to maintain the high standards of education associated with the country.
Better Education System: Australia produces better results in all categories and subjects for students in schools. It is because of the higher standard of teacher training and subject material. Sydney is said to have one of the best passing percentage and results around the globe. Australia is fast becoming a preferred destination in terms of education among Indian students. Currently, this “land of kangaroos” attracts the third largest number of international students in the English-speaking world after the US and the UK. In some countries, Australia is the first choice of study destination.
Excellence in Training: The Australian approach to vocational and technical education is now recognized as among the best and most innovative in the world. It enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education and training. Australian universities are widely recognized for excellence in many disciplines. Institutions deliver practical and career-orientated training so graduates can be confident they have the skills demanded by employers. It has played an important role in Australia’s economic performance, by greatly increasing the skill of workers and contributing to improved productivity.
Innovation in Technology: Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries and enters the new millennium with one of the highest rates of internet access in the world. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology.
Opportunities to Work after Graduation: Once you have spent your time and money in acquiring education in any country, it seems only justified for you to wish to work in that environment for some time before heading back to your country or going elsewhere to chase your dreams. The recent changes in government policy make it easier for international students to work in Australia once they complete their education and hence they can add value to their resumes not only through international education but also through international work experience.
Possibility Scholarships: Australia being comparatively new in terms of attracting foreign students offers more scholarship opportunities compared to the United States or the UK. It, however, needs to be kept in mind that Australia is a less populated yet vast country which can fit in employment opportunities at a rate faster than any other part of the world.

Documents are required for Students

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Photographs (4 recent passport size)
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. National ID Photocopy
  5. Australian student visa application form 157A
  6. Offer Letter/ COE

Academic Documents are required for Students

  1. All Educational Certificates, Transcripts, Testimonials
  2. IELTS/ TOEFEL/ Other Score (if required)
  3. Any other academic certificates (Special)
  4. Reference letter
  5. Police clearance certificate
  6. Job experience letter/ Employment certificate
  7. Curriculum Vitae
  8. Equivalent certificate
  9. Statement of purpose
  10. Financial certificate/ Bank balance certificate

Sponsor/ Guarantor (required documents)

  1. Business Documents: Trade license and Memorandum of Articles
  2. NID of guarantor
  3. Tax Identification Number
  4. All personal bank statements
  5. All the business bank statements with solvency certificates
  6. Fixed Deposit (FDR statement & certificate)
  7. Proof of the relation with Guarantor/ Sponsor
  8. Business Audit Report
  9. Job Letter
  10. Salary statements of Guarantor

Intake Procedure

Australia generally has two intakes which are February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intakes in September and November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 6-7 months prior to the intake. University generally takes around 5-6 weeks to process the applications.

English Language Requirements

English Language requirements vary between institutions. Usually for undergraduate courses IELTS score 6.0 and for postgraduate courses IELTS score 6.5 is required.

The first step is to apply for the course you want. There are two ways to apply:

1. Direct to the education provider

To apply direct, download the application form from the education provider’s website. If you are applying for courses at more than one institution, you will need to submit a separate application to each institution.

2. Through an Australian education agent
Most institutions partner with a number of agents. Details on the agents an institution works with can be found on their website or by contacting them directly. You will need to prepare supporting documentation to send with your application. The documents vary depending on the course, provider and qualification you’re studying for. The most important documents include:

  • Certificates that verify your previous study, including qualifications you already have.
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency.
  • Certificates or documents which verify previous study or work experience if you are seeking course credits. These must be translated into English.

Universities We Represent

  • Central Queensland University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • University of Tasmania
  • Federation University Australia
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Adelaide
  • The University of Newcastle
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  • University of South Australia
  • James Cook University (JCU)
  • La Trobe University
  • Deakin University
  • University of Canberra
  • Victoria University
  • University of the Sunshine Coast, etc.

Accommodation System

In Australia, a student gets value for money in terms of cost of living. Living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than they are in US and UK. However, the living standard in Australia is quite high as compared to competitive nations. There are ranges of scholarships available which can help to lower the cost of studying in Australia.

 

Accommodation

Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week

Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week

On campus – $90 to $280 per week

Home stay – $235 to $325 per week

Rental – $165 to $440 per week

Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Other Living Expenses

Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week

Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week

Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week

Public transport – $15 to $55 per week

Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week

Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week