Higher Education in Australia
Higher Education in Australia : Australia is known as the leading destination for individuals who wish to pursue their higher studies from a foreign university. Its multifaceted culture and the number of universities, with their top notch facilities, allure students to choose Australia as the country of choice to complete their education.
The popularity that Australia has gained through its list of prestigious universities(1100 in number) and their curriculum (22000 courses) has made it the 3rd most famous destination in the world to get a graduate degree. It has 7 of the most esteemed universities in the world, which are in the top 100.Thus getting a degree from these universities would have a great advantage while preparing one’s curriculum – Vita.
Most of the cities in Australia are known for its tourist attractions and the people are considered to be friendly as well. The standard of living is quite competitive as compared to other countries. Australia is known to have 7 of the most student friendly cities .Thus students who are concerned for their safety need not worry at all. Australia is now ranked 8th with respect to its University system.
Students pursuing their higher studies in Australia are given internship opportunities as well and the government even helps individuals in getting scholarship (worth $200,000,000). Hence, getting educated in a country like Australia, gives students opportunities that they might not get in any other country.
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA
Pre – schooling in Australia starts from the age of 3 to 5 years, though it is not mandatory. Juveniles attend primary schools from kinder garden till they reach their 6th grade, which is duration of 8 years. Once the students complete their elementary education, they move on to the next level i.e. secondary education, which starts from 7th grade till 10th grade.11th and 12th grade are considered to be high school years and lasts for 2 years, after which they have a system of Tertiary education that segregates into higher education (including universities) and vocational education and training (VET) and offers training courses from certificate level through to advanced diploma. Vocational education is based on occupation or employment.
HOW TO APPLY TO AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES FOR MS?
Candidates who wish to apply for Australian universities are advised to do so off-line. The essential documents required to be sent along with the application are:Resume,SOP(Statement of Purpose),Letter of Recommendations, Transcripts/CMM/Degree certificate,12th Certificate,10th certificate,IELTS/TOEFL score card, Bank statement, Affidavit of Support,1 passport size Photograph, Passport 1st & last page Xerox, Experience letter (If applicable).
STUDENT LIFE IN AUSTRALIA
As already mentioned, Australia is the most happening place to be in for a student with a sound environment and good living condition. The cost of living in Australia is around AUD 14000 to 18000.
Finding a part time job would never e a problem here and students can work part time for an estimated 20 hours per week.
AUSTRALIAN STUDENT VISAS
For students looking out for visas in the Higher Education category, the government of Australia had now issued temporary visa (Subclass 573) – Assessment Level 1
Subclass 573 visas are given to those international students who are applying for the subjects mentioned below:
Bachelor degree, Associate degree, Graduate certificate, Graduate diploma, Masters by coursework, Higher Education diploma, Higher Education advanced diploma.
AUSTRALIAN STUDENT VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE
An individual should have complete 12th or equivalent qualification (based on the requirement of the course applied for) and it is a pre-requisite to provide authentic documents for the same as well. A student has to be enrolled in a higher education course and needs to report his or her scores in the language assessment test that they have taken. There are certain financial requirements that the individual needs to support during his or her stay in Australia. The student must have health insurance while staying in Australia. For example Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provides health insurance which provides medical and hospital insurance.
AUSTRALIAN STUDENT VISA OFFICES IN INDIA
Chennai. Mumbai, New Delhi.