About Australia

 

Australia is considered as the smallest continent (also known as Oceania) and 6th largest country in the world in terms of land area. It lies in the Southern Hemisphere between the Indian ocean and the Pacific Ocean. With a population of just 2.5 crores, its highly urbanized with over 80% of its population living in the cities, mostly in eastern states. Here are some interesting things about Australia:

  • Australia is world’s largest island and has over 10,000 beaches
  • Some of its wildlife like Kangaroos, Koalas, Platypus, wombats, quokkas, etc. are not found anywhere else.
  • Australian state of Tasmania has world’s cleanest air and water
  • Over 7 million international tourists visit Australia every year
  • Over 70% of Australians plays at-least one sport regularly
  • 27% of Australians are migrants
  • Australia and New Zealand have free border agreement for permit-free movement of their citizens

Why Study In Australia

 
Australia is among Top 3 most popular destinations for international students with over 6,00,000 enrolled each year. Its popularity is because of its great climate, vibrant cities, advanced academic institutions and a high standard of living.

Below are the few reasons to study in Australia:
Academic Institutions
With 43 universities, Australia provides study options leading to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees. 8 of its universities are among world’s Top 100. These institutions offer a range of courses in Science, Management, IT, Commerce, Finance, Technology, Law, Health Sciences, Engineering and Humanities.
Global Recognition
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) ensures that the qualification is accredited and recognized. The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) protects student’s rights and well-being. Thus, qualifications from Australian institutions are globally recognized and is highly valued by employers.
Living Costs
Australian cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide are among world’s most livable cities. It offers highest standards of living through world class Hi-Tech transportation, excellent health, highly advanced academic and housing facilities. Australia also offers grants, bursaries and scholarships to qualifying students which reduces tuition fee and other costs.
Courses & Programs
Australia offers hundreds of courses and programs across undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral research levels. These are delivered through Universities, Colleges, Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) centers. There are excellent cutting-edge technologies, scientific research facilities, resources and innovations for futuristic learning.
Work Opportunities
International students are allowed to work 20 hours per week during their study sessions and full-time during vacations and semester breaks. This comes handy to cover part of living costs and to gain first hand professional work experience in Australia. There is also possibility of post-study work option for 2/3/4 years depending upon type and duration length of program and location.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

General

Over 15,000 courses are available for international students. The popular study areas are in Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Applied Sciences, Healthcare, Design, Hospitality, Business Management and Information Technology & Computer Sciences. It is important to choose a program by researching on its relevance to your current studies, emerging technologies as well as future professional prospects.
The common entry requirements are: Previous academic qualification, English language proficiency and Relevant work experience. Some specialized technical programs may need students to clear Entrance Tests like GMAT, GRE, SAT, etc. The requirements may differ from country to country and from course to course. Shree Hari Consultants provides guidance in choosing the best program as per student’s profile and interest.
International students from non-English speaking countries needs to demonstrate English language proficiency. Some countries and academic institutions may allow relaxations based on certain criteria like English subject scores in Higher Secondary exam and/or Medium of Instruction (MOI) in undergraduate studies. However, it is highly recommended to have a valid English language proficiency score. Some of the accepted tests are; IELTS, IELTS-UKVI, TOEFL, PTE and Duolingo. Please check with our counsellors for applicability as per your case.
Scholarships are a great way to bring down the tuition fee costs but it is highly competitive. Many overseas institutions provide upfront scholarships to meritorious students. However, certain prestigious scholarships may require international students to fulfil the eligibility criteria like previous academic scores, entrance tests, interviews, extracurricular activities and study program & level. Some major scholarship types are: University/College Scholarship, Government-funded scholarship, Fee waivers, Private-funded scholarships/grants, Merit Scholarships, etc. Qualifying students may also fund their studies by availing bursaries, fellowships and research & teaching assistantships.

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