Study In Australia: Guide to International Students, Admissions, Eligibility, Cost of Living & Jobs

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Australia has one of the best education systems in the world. According to the University Ranking of Quacquarelli Symonds, the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland, and the University of Sydney are among the 50 best universities of the world. Australian universities are always excited to welcome international students into their communities. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students to live in based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employment opportunities. Students have a wide range of options for study in Australia when they choose a college or university at the higher education level. Melbourne offer one of the best universities in the world, according to the Student City Ranking of QS – Melbourne also among the 5 best student cities worldwide in 2017.

Reason to study in Australia:

# Excellent education system

# Easy accessibility to a student visa

# Breath-taking landscape

# Discover a new culture and its people

# Easy access to part-time jobs alongside your studies

# Better chances on the job market after your graduation

# Affordability

# Job opportunities

# Diversity in culture and society

# Land of beauty

Top Universities in Australia:

# University of Newcastle

# University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

# University of Adelaide

# University of Western Australia (UWA)

# Monash University

# University of Queensland (UQ)

# University of New South Wales (UNSW)

# University of Sydney

# University of Melbourne

# Australian National University (ANU)

Cost of Studying in Australia:  

Cost of studying in Australia has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. Refer to the step by step Student Visa Subclass 500 application and Document Checklist Tool for details on how to provide the evidence required to cover the costs of your stay, including your travel, study and living expenses.

As of October 2019 the 12-month living costs are;

For students or guardians - AUD$21,041

For partners coming with you - AUD$7,362

For a child coming with you - AUD$3,152

The Home Affairs website covers in more detail how to work out how much money you might need to cover the costs of your stay in Australia as international student.  

The Insider Guides 'Cost of Living Calculator' is also a useful, practical tool to help estimate your cost of living in Australia

If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to your institution’s international student support and student accommodation services staff for assistance.

Education System in Australia:

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.

As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students. You can search for courses and institutions here on the Study in Australia website.

Along with the ESOS Act and National Code, there are also regulatory and quality assurance organisations for higher education and VET institutions. These government organisations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses. These organisations are:

Higher education - Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

VET - Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

So no matter the type of course you want to study, how long you want to study for or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality and rewarding study experience.

Scholarships for Australia:

# Australia Awards Scholarships

# International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

# University of Sydney International Research Scholarships

# Macquarie University International Scholarships

# Flinders International Postgraduate Scholarships

# Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

Top Course in Australia:

# Accountancy

# Actuarial Science

# Agricultural Sciences

# Architecture

# Biomedical Engineering

# Core Engineering

# Earth Sciences and Related Fields

# Computer Science & Information Technology (IT)

Visa Requirements in Australia:

# Proof of enrolment (your electronic confirmation of enrolment)

# A valid passport

# Your visa application fee

# Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement

# Academic and work experience documents

# Evidence of your English proficiency skills (book your place in the IELTS test)

# Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)

# Details of your health insurance policy (Overseas Student Health Cover )

# Statement of purpose

# Passport sized photographs

Exams Required for Australia:

# International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

# Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

# Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

# Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)

# Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

# Scholastic Assessment Test.

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