Australia is one of the best destinations for students looking to pursue an education abroad. Not only does it boast of 8 universities in the top 100 universities in the world, but it also offers an amazing learning environment.
Why Study in Australia?
International students have a wide variety of choices when it comes to studying in Australia. Its quality of education, a variety of courses to choose from, and post-study work opportunities make it one of the most desirable destinations among Bangladeshi and Indian students. Australian universities are strong in research, excelling in areas such as arts and humanities, education, and sciences.
- Globally accredited qualifications
- Rights for overseas students
- Linguistic diversity
- Monetary aid from the Government
- Steadily growing economy offering good job prospects
- A degree that is valued across the world
- Amazing Climate & Outdoor Lifestyle
Australian universities are known for their high standards and quality of instruction. Their degrees are recognized all over the world. Students can work part-time (up to 40 hours forth nightly) when they are studying which will help them meet part of the tuition fees. They also have access to scholarships which can lower their costs of doing a course. Many students opt to study in Australia because its growing economy promises good job opportunities once students complete their course.
Australia has some of the world’s best-ranked universities. According to the QS World University Ranking report for 2020, the country has eight of the country’s 300 top-ranking universities in the world.
The country offers a wide range of courses in a variety of subjects. The tuition fees here are affordable compared to the US. Students in Australian universities are eligible for a post-study work permit valid for up to four years. This can act as a pathway to permanent residency in Australia.
Cost of Studying in Australia
Usually, courses in Arts, Education, and Humanities are cheaper while subjects like Engineering and Medicine are expensive. Studies at the Post Graduate level have higher tuition fees typically and costs are diverse based on the program.
|Study Program||Average Tuition Fees in AUD$|
|Undergraduate Bachelor Degree||$15,000 – $35,000 yearly|
|Postgraduate Master’s Degree||$20,000 – $40,000 yearly|
|Doctoral Degree||$14,000 – $37,000 yearly|
|University Name||QS World|
|24||Australian National University||218||University of Wollongong|
|39||University of Melbourne||244||Queensland University of Technology (QUT)|
|42||University of Sydney||250||Curtin University|
|45||University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)||250||Macquarie University|
|48||University of Queensland||250||RMIT University|
|59||Monash University||264||University of South Australia|
|91||University of Western Australia||287||University of Tasmania|
|114||University of Adelaide||309||Deakin University|
|160||University of Technology Sydney||329||Griffith University|
|214||University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)||369||James Cook University|
Australia Student Visa Requirements
The student visa for Australia falls under Subclass 500.
One can be eligible for a student visa only if he/she wish to pursue a registered course or part of it on a full-time basis.
The maximum validity of the visa is five years.
A registered course is an education or training course offered by a university/ institute registered with the Australian government.
The course you wish to pursue must be registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
- Issued an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate – this is to confirm your enrolment in an Australian University.
- Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement – this is proof of your intention to come to Australia only to study and not to settle down here.
- Four recent passport-sized photographs
- Certified or notarized copies transcript/document of academic results
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) – approved by the Australian government, this health insurance provides basic medical and hospital cover. You can purchase this insurance through your university.
- Results of tests in the English language like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE if you are a non-native English speaker
- Evidence of monetary means for covering all expenses during the period of study
- If applicable, proof of civil status
- Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application
- Financial Requirements – to get your student visa you must prove that you have the funds to cover your course fees, travel, and living costs.
- Character Requirement – you must submit a certificate to prove you have no criminal record.
- Proof of visa fees payment – proof that you have paid the required visa fees.
Post-Study work Options
Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa grants post-study work rights to international students who have completed a Bachelor’s, Masters, or Doctoral degree in Australia. They can work in the country for two to four years to gain international work experience.
Students can also work under the Graduate Work Stream. They are eligible for this stream if they have graduated with the skills and occupation that is related to an occupation which features in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This visa is valid for 18 months.
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