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Higher Education in Australia

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, highly developed with a huge economy which makes it one of the wealthiest. It also has a high literacy rate and is ranked among the top countries in terms of education and quality of living. By pursuing your higher studies in the country you allow yourself the opportunity to work in this country where high paying job prospects are high, and high quality of living at affordable rates are the norm.

Why Australia?

Around 120,000 students(per year) are granted a study visa. While you are studying, you are eligible to work 20 hours per week when school is in session and forty hours per week during vacations.

Admission Tests

To get admission in a course falling under 'higher education' category a student is required to have a score of six or more on IELTS (Some Universities or departments can ask for better score). For Vocational Studies and Training courses as well as for secondary school courses an overall score between 5-6 is required. TOEFL is widely accepted now. A score of ~90 (iBT) and above in TOEFL is also accepted. Some Universities also accept Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Grades A or B). Most postgraduate applications (MS/MSc) may take 6 weeks to process.

How to get visa after acceptance?
Getting student visa for Australia is much easier as compared to USA and Canada. If you are granted admission from University/College you will receive an admission letter from the University. You then submit evidence for 'Confirmation of Enrollment' (you will receive this document when you get admission and pay required fees to Australian University) to the nominated diplomatic mission when you apply for a student visa.

Cost and Fees
Tuition fees vary from AUD 6000 to AUD 8000 for a six-month graduate certificate course to over AUD 30000/yr for a medical degree. Most full time degree and post graduate degree cost between AUD 15000 to 40000 per year. In vocational education and training, tuition and fees vary from AUD 3000 to 5000 for a 20-week certificate course to over AUD 18000-$40000/yr for laboratory or computer intensive (like Engineering) advanced courses. Bachelor's degree might cost from $15000-$35000.
Note: Above fees is for International Students.


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