The Australian academic year begins in early February for school students and late February/early March for vocational and university students. There is often an orientation week for new students in mid to late February. Schools generally have three or four semesters.
Australia is one of the best destinations for student for students who are looking to pursue education abroad. Australia has highest number of universities that are ranked among the top 100 in the world. Australian universities have earned a worldwide reputation for their expert faculty, academic rigor of the subjects as well as research facilities. Some of the best research in the world emanates from universities in the country. A major advantage enjoyed by students who pursue their degree studies in the country is the employment.
Why Study In Australia ?
Australia has the third largest number of international students studying there. For many students from all over the world, Australia is their first choice of English-speaking study destination. This is because Australian qualifications are world recognized and often lead to good job positions.
- Globally recognized qualifications
- A renowned destination for students from India
- Research focused & technology driven education
- Use of advanced technologies in university courses
- A great place to study and work
- Attractive scholarship schemes
- Amazing Climate & Outdoor Lifestyle
- One of the highest standards of living in the world
- Affordable education compared to UK, USA
- Extremely friendly & co-operative people
- Ample opportunities to work while studying
- Post Qualification work & settlement options
- Opportunities to explore job & PR prospects
- Options for married students to take their spouses with full-time work rights
The cost of studying in Australia depends on various factors such as the course domain, university ranking, and city of education. The average tuition fee for different programs can be,
- Diploma : AU$ 7,000 – 11,000
- Bachelors Degree : AU$ 9,000 – 15,000
- Masters Degree :AU$10,000 – 22,000
Students can work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week after they start their studies and full time during vacations. However they are required to obtain a work permit by paying AUD 60 payable in Australia itself on course commencement, in favour of DIMA to obtain their work permits. The limitations on work must be strictly observed; students found working more may face deportation.
Depending on their level of education, students may also be eligible to work for up to 4 years after they’ve completed their university course.
- Students who have completed a regular Bachelor/Master degree can work for 2 years after their course.
- Students who have completed their Masters by course work can work for 2 years after their study, that can be extended for another 2 years.
- Students who have completed their Masters by research can work for 3 years post study.
- Students who have completed their Doctorate get to work for 4 years after their course is done.