Study Abroad In Australia - Why Study In Australia
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If you wish to study abroad but with a feel of being on a vacation then Australia is surely an unbeatable choice! With an enormous coastline, numerous beaches and the renowned "Outback," you will feel as if you are on holiday, all the while getting an education in Australia. The country offers some of the best and varied study options. It has over 40 Australian universities, which are periodically evaluated by the government to maintain standards. This is the reason why Australia is the third most popular international destination for education and is home to seven of the top 100 universities in the world. (Also read: Top Universities in the World 2016-2017)
Australia is the only country (along with Canada) that features two of its cities (Melbourne and Sydney) in the ‘Top 10 Best Student Cities’ in the world according to the QS World rankings as of last year. Top 10 Cities in the World to be a Student
Capital City: Canberra
National Language: English
Major Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Largest City: Sydney
Currency: A$ or AUD (Australian Dollar)
Time Zone: Australia (Melbourne & Sydney) is 4.5 hours ahead of Indian Standard Time (IST)
Study in Australia
Higher education in Australia offers over a thousand institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. The education system in this nation is divided into two parts: Undergraduate and Postgraduate. It takes three years to complete a undergraduate course while it can take a year or two for finishing a PG course. There is also an option of studying for an honors degree, which requires another year after finishing the undergraduate course.
If you wish to study in Australia for more than three months, you have to apply for a student visa. You need to apply for the visa three months before the date you wish to fly and fulfill all the Australia visa requirements. You will also need to provide proof of English proficiency by giving the TOEFL. You can prepare for the TOEFL here.
Australia offers to be not just safe but also an affordable study abroad destination for Indian students. Cost of living in Australia varies with location and lifestyle, but is still much lower than in US or UK. A student can work for only 40 hours per fortnight.
The Australian government invests over three million dollars every year for international scholarships and is very inviting and comforting for its international students. Australia even offers a Hindi version of its study portal, 'Study Melbourne' to reach a maximum number of students in India. It is the first website in the world from of a foreign government offering content in Hindi. So, just pack your bags and get ready to embark on your journey towards educational success!
Need more reasons? Read: Why Study in Australia: 8 Reasons
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Top 10 universities of Australia
- Australian National University (ANU)
- University of Melbourne
- University of Sydney
- University of New South Wales (UNSW)
- University of Queensland (UQ)
- Monash University
- University of Western Australia (UWA)
- University of Adelaide
- University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
- Macquarie University
Tuition Fees and Cost of Living in Australia
The tuition fees to study in Australia are around AU$ 24,081 (INR 12,38,352) depending on the type of course selected and any additional courses combined.
Cost of living in Australia is around AU$ 18,012 (INR 9,26,257) and depending on the city and the lifestyle of the student it can vary.
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Also read: Advantages of taking the TOEFL test