Australia is not only a beautiful country in the southern hemisphere which attracts thousands of tourists but also a popular study destination for students all around the world, especially from China, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Brazil, Vietnam, South Korean and Thailand.
Why Study in Australia?
Australia is a nice country with a liveable environment. But it’s not just the sun, the beaches and the kangaroos that make this country interesting for studying there.
Indeed, the country’s education system is one of the best in the world. Its quality of teaching is recognized unanimously and will offer you professional courses. Study in Australia is also a good way to improve your English. You will be immersed in Australian culture with students, bars, cafes, sports … Here, everything is more relaxed and everyone takes time.
Student Visa Australia is not difficult to get to study in Australia. It takes between 7 days and 3 weeks to get an answer to your visa application. Just prepare your files by attaching all the requested papers. This visa will also allow you to work outside of your class hours. Up to 40 hours per fortnight or full time during school holidays.
Finally, Australia is a very trendy destination in recent years. You will meet many young people of your age with different nationalities. They are often in the same situation as you: come to discover the country and learn English or improve it. During school holidays, you can take the opportunity to travel and discover this beautiful country, what to take full eyes.
Tuition of Universities in Australia
Admittedly, the Australian university system is expensive unlike ours in France. You have to count a minimum of AUD 25,000 to AUD 45,000 a year (knowing that prices can increase every year by up to 10%).
The only financial aid offered in Australia is the “scholarships”. These are scholarships that are mainly awarded on academic merit. There are sometimes geographical exchanges automatically offered to certain nationalities. The goal is to diversify the university student population, but these are very rare.
Group of Eight
The Group of Eight consists of eight famous universities in Australia. They are:
- The University of Western Australia
- Monash university
- Australian National University
- The University of Adelaide
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of New South Wales
- The University of Queensland
- The University of Sydney
These universities above welcome more than 100,000 foreign students from 200 different countries.
Australian University Entrance Requirements
It should be noted that in terms of eligibility conditions for foreign students, there will always be two of them: the academic one (thus obtaining the bac for an integration in bachelor, or a license for a master), and that of English where it is necessary to present an official English test such as IELTS Academic, TOEFL, CAE, PTE.
For each program, a certain average is expected for previous studies and for the English test. And for some more selective branches of study such as law, medicine, teaching etc …, other entry requirements will be needed such as a motivational interview, additional tests, etc … Finally, it is important to note that some programs (non-international law, medicine, teaching, architecture, etc.) are only applicable in Australia, sometimes also in New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries.
These studies lead to trades governed by trades that are specific to the legislation of each country. Recognition of studies is, therefore, a compulsory step when the student returns to his country of origin. Additionally, it is advisable to contact an educational agency before or during your stay in Australia to speak and prepare your study project further.