Study Abroad - Australia
Australia is a young, vibrant and friendly country in which students can live, learn and grow. So if you want a quality education and a good lifestyle, Australia's the place to be. Australia is an amazing place for students to study and is one of the top desired places to study aboard. The Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. Many other countries, eager to improve their own education systems, turn to Australia for advice.
Various unfortunate incidents that took place in the past resulted in a steady decline in the number of foreign students enrolling for study programs in Australia. We are all aware of the fact that the media exaggerated most of the events, and now the situation is under control. According to the new rules, less evidence is required to obtain a student visa for Australia. Various documents like the English language tests, evidence of funds and evidence of academic qualifications has been relaxed largely. For all the student visa applications lodged on or after April 1 2011, need to illustrate funds for only two years of their studies instead of the currently required three years. Moreover, such funds are required to be only three-months old against the six-month old requirements as it is currently in place. The new law that comes into effect in April 2011 will allows the sponsorship of students by any individual against the current legal requirement, which limits the sponsorship to applicant's spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents and uncle or aunt meeting a certain criterion. "Prospective students and their families, agents and education providers should be aware that these changes will lower the minimum evidentiary requirements needed for the grant of a student visa for the selected countries and education sectors," a department of immigration Australia spokesperson said in a statement. Australian government has now raised the status of India to lesser-risk country for higher education sector. We understand that these measures are to increase the social, economic and political relations between the two countries, which perhaps undermined recently. New opportunities both in the academic and professional arena await overseas students in Australia. So, this is the time to experience Australian education.
While most international students in Australia are full-fee paying students, another option is to apply for a scholarship. The Australian Government, education institutions and a number of other organizations, offers scholarships. They cover various educational sectors, including vocational education and training, student exchanges, undergraduate and postgraduate study and research. Australian Government scholarships are not available for international students undertaking English language training specifically in Australia. However, there are several English language training scholarships offered by Australian institutions. Australian universities offer a range of scholarships to international students, but mostly to undertake doctoral and master's degrees by research. Ask the university you plan on attending for more information about Australian scholarships that may be suitable for you.
Australia has comprehensive quality assurance mechanisms embedded in its education system at the government and institutional level as well as through professional peak bodies. The ESOS legislation provides consumer protection. This means law protects your fees and student will receive the tuition, for which student has paid, All institutions which meet registration requirements are listed on the publicly available Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
In Australia, IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test and is the main test for students seeking to enroll to study in Australia. Some Australian institutions also accept TOEFL. Before you take an English language test you should check that it is accepted by your chosen education provider. We can also help you in IELTS and PTE (Pearson Test on English) courses, as proficiency in English language is a must for admissions in Australian universities.
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Australia has a rich history and culture with a delightful blend of Western, Eastern and Aboriginal influences. Each of these significant influences comes together to deliver a celebrated diversity and distinctive way of life unmatched elsewhere in the world. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy. It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s.
Australians are among the most urbanized people in the world. For example, just over 60% of them live in the capital cities and about 20% live in Sydney. In addition, around 80% of the inhabitants of each state and territory live within 100 km of their capital cities.
Australia's abundant and diverse natural resources attract high levels of foreign investment and include extensive reserves of coal, iron ore, copper, gold, natural gas, uranium, and renewable energy sources.
Although English is the official language in Australia, there are more than 200 languages spoken in Australian households. Australia is predominantly a Christian country; however, all religions are represented in Australian society. Australians respect the freedom of people to practice their choice of religion. Churches, mosques, temples and synagogues are located in most major cities.
Australia has a relatively warm climate. Summers tend to be hotter and more humid in the north and winters are usually colder in the south.
Cost Of Study & Living
The total cost of study in Australia varies with the different kind of programs ranging from Certificate Programs, Diploma, and Undergraduate to Post Graduate Programs. The total duration for these programs varies from 1 to 3 years respectively according to the program and program provider. The tuition fees for these programs varies from 13000AUD to 52000AUD and above per year, which is the equivalent of Rs.715000 to Rs.2860000 and above per year. On an average the cost of study will be (approx)
I year program - Tuition Fee will be 13000AUD to 52000AUD or Rs.715000 to Rs.2860000
II year program - Tuition Fee will be 26000AUD to 104000AUD or Rs.1430000 to Rs.5720000
III year program - Tuition Fee will be 39000AUD to 156000AUD or Rs.2145000 to Rs.8580000
Total Living Expense:
The total living expense for an International student in Australia will be approximately around 18000AUD per year which includes rent, food, transportation, personal expenses and other miscellaneous expenses. This figure is subject to change depending upon the lifestyle of the student, location and the type of accommodation He / She chooses which may vary from the College or University accommodation to renting a flat on one's own.
The above conversion has been done @ 1AUD = Rs.55 (approx) as on 01-07-2011 Subject to change
The details given above are limited. To know more about the cost of studies and living expense in other countries, please contact our Overseas Program Advisors.
REPUTED AND LEADING UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES IN AUSTRALIA
Cambridge College of International Australia and Dubai
Charles Darwin University
Gold coast Institute of TAFE
ICOM training Australia
Imperial College Australia
LLOYDS International College
North Sydney English College
University of TASMANIA
William's business College
Australian National University
University of Melbourne
University of Queensland
University of NSW
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia
Queensland University of Technology
Melbourne College of Divinity
University of Technology Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Newcastle
University of Wollongong
TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute
The Sydney Business and Travel Academy
Metro College Of Technology Pty Ltd
Paramount College of Natural Medicine
Australian College of Early Childhood Education
Nature Care College
Australian School of Business Administration Technology & Research
Brisbane North Institute of Tafe
Canberra institute of Technology
Gordon institute of TAFE
Holmesglen International TAFE
Wide bay Institute Of TAFE