Study in Australia
Australia is a highly attractive destination for international students due to its excellent education system and high standard of living. The country has a large number of institutions, offering over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, and invests 200,000,000 AUD in scholarships each year. In fact, Australia has seven universities ranked among the top 100 in the world and a total of 36 institutions on the QS top universities list. The states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland are particularly popular with international students, with each of these states offering a high number of universities and TAFE (Technical & Further Education) institutions. New South Wales has the highest number of international student enrolments, followed by Victoria and Queensland. However, Western Australia, South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory also attract a significant number of international students. Furthermore, Australia has been ranked as the second-best country in terms of education and per-capita income by the United Nations, making it a highly desirable destination for students from around the world.
What to study in Australia
Australia's education system offers a wide range of courses for international students, including Higher Education, VET, Schools, English Language Programs, and non-awarding courses.
Higher Education programs are mainstream UG and PG degree/certificate programs, while VET programs are partnership programs between government and industries offered at TAFE and private institutions, allowing students to work and learn with industry experts. English Language Programs are preparatory language programs available to students looking to begin their studies in Australia, while Foundation/Pathway Programs are pre-university courses that prepare students for university education.
Lower level study programs are offered at Australian schools. Popular streams among international students who choose to study in Australia include Business, Management, and Commerce, Information Technology, Health, Engineering, Society and Culture, and Natural and Physical Sciences.
Global Ranking institution
Australia has globally ranking institutions with 7 out of 43 universities ranked among the Top 100 universities globally as per QS world rankings, 5 of them rank within the Top 50 globally.
Australian schools and universities have accomplished important innovations and discoveries such as IV F, Wi-Fi, Penicillin, Cervical Cancer Vaccine.
Research funding spent by universities in Australia on R&D has doubled over the past 18 years.
Extensive Range of Educational Programs
Flexible course options, such as part-time and online courses are available.
Pathway Programs to degrees like ELICOS (English language Courses) and Vocational Education Training programs are offered.
VET programs allow you to learn while on a job.
Safe and Student-friendly Country
A culturally diverse country with immigrants from over 100 countries.
Australia has 6 cities ranked among the Top 50 QS Best Student Cities.
There is an extensive support system offered to international students through ESOS ACT. The act frameworks laws and practices that ensure the rights of international students are not violated.
30% of the Australian population is are born overseas reflects the overall.
Post Graduation Employment Statistics
Australian education classifies you to succeed in the global workforce. Potential employers in Australia and around the world welcome graduates from Australian education institutions.
79% of graduates have full-time employment.
6% of students enrolled for further studies.
4% of the total students are self-employed.
Funds and Scholarships
The government of Australia spends 200 million dollars annually to provide scholarships, fellowships, and grants to international students.
Among some of the popular international student's funds are Australian Awards, Destination Australia, Australian Government Research Training Program, APEC Women in Research Fellowship, and Provider Scholarships.
Application Cycle to Study in Australia
Admissions at Australian universities are semester wise. There are two semesters when application intake begins for most of the higher education institutions in Australia:
Semester 1 begins in February and ends in June.
The deadlines for international applicants is December
Semester 2 begins in July and concludes in December.
The deadlines for international students to submit the application is May
In some universities, the Trimester system is followed commencing in January, May and, September. Deadlines for the same are November, March and, June respectively.
Australian Student Visa
To study in Australia, you are required to obtain a student visa. There are various subclasses of the Australian student visa, however, Nepalese students planning to study in Australia for the first time are required to apply for an Australian Subclass 500 Student Visa.
When to apply for Australian student visa?
It usually takes anywhere around 17-32 days for processing a student visa for applicants of higher education in Australia. This is usually the minimum time that a visa process can take, however, it can go up to 3 months for your student visa to be processed. Applicants are hence, suggested to apply at least three months before their classes begin in Australia.
Where to Apply?
Create a login for ImmiAccount with the Ministry of Home Affairs Australia. You can also choose to apply via agents or third-party counselors available for helping students.
How much does Australian student visa cost?
The application fees for applying for the student visa is 620 AUD
What are the documents required for Australian Student Visa?
International applicants must submit the following documents:
- Proof of identity
- CoE, letter of acceptance and support
- Evidence of having enough money to stay- 62,222 AUD (for singles)
- Provide evidence of having genuine access to the money
- Evidence that you are exempted from paying visa application charge, if applicable
- Evidence of OSHC
- GTE documents
- Language documents- Scores of exams required to study in Australia
- Partner documents, if valid.
- Documents for dependents and children, if applicable.
Scholarships for International Students to Study in Australia
Financial assistance to study in Australia is available in the form of bursaries, scholarships, and grants offered to international students by the Australian government as well as universities. Some of the scholarships for international students in Australia are listed below:
Eligibility: Citizens from Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Award: Full tuition fee, establishment allowance, OSHC, Return air travel, etc
Application: Online Application Scholarships Information System
Australian Government Research Training Program
Eligibility: Students pursuing Masters or Research Program in Australia
Award: RTP tuition fee payment for Higher Degree Research Student, RTP Stipend to pay for living expenses, RTP Allowances to pay ancillary costs of HDR students
Application: Apply through RTP website
Endeavor PG Scholarship Awards
Eligibility: International students pursuing Masters or Ph.D. courses in Australia
Award: Tuition fee, travel allowance, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, and health insurance
Application: Apply through international education website of Australian Government
Deakin International Scholarships
Eligibility: International students enrolled in coursework programs
Award: 25% reduction in tuition
Application: Additional application through Deakin University
Melbourne Graduate Scholarship
Eligibility: Enroll for eligible masters program at University of Melbourne
Award: 25-100% tuition waiver
Application: Additional application through University of Melbourne