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Australia: The Land of Koalas Is The New favorite For Students From India

Australia is much more than just kangaroos. An increasing number of Indian students are opting to study in Australia for its world-class education, post-study work opportunities and excellent quality of living.

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 (Special by Trisha Deka)

Australia: Who doesn’t want to explore the world while still studying? Today’s generation is the one who loves travel! Moreover, they are the kinds who don’t stop while travelling they want to live the life of their dreams living in a foreign land. A great opportunity came when you study abroad and at the same time explore the place.  

As the February intake for abroad studies is coming closer and closer day by reports have shown a new peak destination for Indian Students. The land of Koala, Australia is now an Indian student’s new favourite destination for studying abroad. In the past 5 years, students from India are taking more interest in Australia as a study destination more and more. International students made up 476,000 of the 1.1 million migrants who arrived in Australia last year.

Standing proud with 8 of the top 100 universities in the world, Australia is much more than just kangaroos. An increasing number of Indian students are opting to study in Australia for its world-class education, post-study work opportunities and excellent quality of living. Whatever course you choose, you’ll be assured of unbeatable academic excellence and a support system for international students. 

A note to remember: The Australian education system is distinguished by the Australian Qualifications Framework  – the national policy established in 1995 that specifies standards of qualifications from the tertiary education sector (higher education, vocational education and training) in addition to the school leaving certificate, called the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.

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Australia is a popular destination among students

Australia’s quality of education, variety of courses to choose from, and post-study work opportunities make it one of the most desirable destinations among Indian students. When one opts to study in Australia, one gets to choose from 22,000 courses available in 1,100 universities and institutions, acquire globally-recognised degrees, explore various Australian scholarship opportunities and receive education from the best instructors in the world.

 Australia is your new hub for Abroad Study

 Growing Destination

Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Many international students choose to study there because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and high quality of education.

 Global Recognition & Internationally accredited qualifications

Australian qualifications are globally recognised, and universities in Australia are renowned for their research and training methodologies. Their teaching pedagogy is valued worldwide for their academic excellence, with seven Australian universities consistently ranking in the top 100 of the QS World Ranking and Times Higher Education Rankings. This system is carefully regulated by the government to maintain the high standards of education associated with the country.

 Linguistic Variousness

Australia offers unsurpassed international exposure with the world’s highest proportion of immigrants in a developed country. You’ll find over 200 languages and dialects being spoken in Australia. Not only this, you can spot a decent crowd of Indians to interact with and celebrate local festivals with. If we go by numbers we can map down some of the hotspots of the country carries pretty good digits of foreigners including Indians. New South Wales has 95,387 people of Indian descent, Victoria has 111, 787 and Queensland houses 30,259 Indian Australians. Other nationalities you’ll come across in Australia include Italians, Greeks, Arabs, and Chinese. Languages from all these regions are widely spoken in Australia, making it one of the most diverse nations in the world.

 Cost of Living

Australia’s standard of living is amongst the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than they are in the United States and the United Kingdom. International students can work part-time while they study, allowing them to offset their living costs. There is also the possibility of scholarships, which helps to lower the cost of looking for international students.

 Diversity of Education

Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the school and fields that are right for them. Students can choose between universities, vocational education, and English language training. If necessary, it is easy for students to move between one qualification level and from one institution to another.

 Technology

One of the most appealing aspects of Australia for international students is the emphasis on scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage of the country’s impressive technology and resources.

 Work License & Other Practicalities

International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while studying in Australia. This is a great opportunity for those who want to earn money to offset living expenses during their stay, and for students who want to gain work experience in their field of interest while they study. 

 Student Visa Rules

Learn the rules governing how much you can work while studying in Australia. Generally, students can work up to 20 hours per week while school is in session, and full-time during school breaks.

Easy to work after completion of your studies

All Indian students with subclass 500 visas are allowed to work for 20 hours per week and full-time during the weekend. Moreover, you can apply for a subclass 485 temporary graduate visa on completion of your studies which will allow you to remain and study/work further in Australia. When you choose to study in Australia, you choose excellent industry experience and open work culture.

Rights for international students

You can’t beat Australia when it comes to the implementation of rights and consumer protection. It has the most rigorous consumer protection for international students. As per the Australian Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, all programs that are offered to overseas students meet stringent government regulations.

Plus point Financial assistance from the government

As an Indian student, you can remarkably reduce your tuition fee costs by applying to ample scholarships, grants and bursaries, given that the

The Australian government spends over £200,000,000 annually on international scholarships. This ensures that even students with humble backgrounds can experience a world-class education without having to worry about funds arrangements. While most scholarships cover tuition fees, students enrolling on research programs may also be able to get their living expenses covered.

A good academic score is generally the most important factor, but extracurricular activities and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

A land of noble philosophers

15 of Australia’s scientists have been awarded a Noble prize for their contribution in various fields which reinstates the quality of education and research opportunities available in Australia. The country is known for its research in IVF, cervical cancer vaccination, penicillin, ultrasound, Black Box Flight Recorders and more. Indian students who are really interested in research opportunities can expect endless support from the Australian government for their projects in terms of funding, providing the best guides, labs and facilities.

The foremost quality of life

Given the quality of life and five of its major cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide making it the most liveable place in the world! Australia attracts many students from all over the world for pursuing higher education. The overall standard of living in Australia is unparalleled with its world-class infrastructure, quality medical and healthcare facilities, a strong network of technologically advanced transportation, and reasonably affordable housing.

Easy to work after completion of your studies

All Indian students with subclass 500 visas are allowed to work for 20 hours per week and full-time during the weekend. Moreover, you can apply for a subclass 485 temporary graduate visa on completion of your studies which will allow you to remain and study/work further in Australia. When you choose to study in Australia, you choose excellent industry experience and open work culture.

Some Fun facts about Australia

47% per cent of the total population of Australia is born outside the country.

Women in Australia got the right to vote in 1902, second after New Zealand.

Over 80% of its population lives within 100 kilometres of the coast which makes it the most urbanised coastal dwelling populations

You’re more likely to spot a sheep than a person in Australia. After all, it houses three times more sheep than people.

Looking for a mailbox near you? The Great Barrier Reef has one!

Heard about Banana Benders? They are the people from Queensland.

Do you know Australia has the largest public tram system in the world?

4 out of 10 Australians are migrants.

The sports capital of the world has 70% of its total population participating at least once a week in a particular recreational activity or sport.

526,932 international students from over 90 countries