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Fast Facts

International Students

799371

GDP

$1.3 Trillion

Dialing Code

+61

Currency

AUD $

Universities

43

Temperature

20 to 35 °C

Campus Life

Australia has fascinated students for several reasons, however, the top is the lifestyle it promises. With colleges/ universities ranking amongst the simplest 100 of the world, the universities of Australia have seen a definitive increase in their international student numbers in recent years. What adds to the wonderful education system is, in contrast to the other country, will actually promise, although the cost of living and studying is comparatively lesser than other countries. Adding to the expense, the standard of living, the different amusement choices, and higher student income utilizing relaxed international student’s work permits have added to Australia’s popularity as a Study Abroad destination.

Australians are considered to be friendly and helpful, with a good sense of humour. Australia is taken into account as one of the most competitive nations on Earth. This covers all areas of life, whereas English is Australia’s national language, there are few words and expressions that have come back to be considered unambiguously Australian through common usage. 

On-campus

Universities have on-campus residence halls for students. They provide an accessible and reliable environment in which one can live, study, and interact.

 

 

Off-campus

Some students prefer off-campus residence for more independence.

Universities have nearby apartment buildings, many of which provide transportation facilities to and from campus throughout every day.

Extracurricular activities

Australians are passionate about their sport, both participating in it and enjoying it. The foremost preferred sports for Australians are soccer, rugby, and cricket. Moderate climate has resulted in a country where people spend a good amount of time outdoors or on beaches.

Along with sport, colleges provide extracurricular activities that offer students a large variety of experiences. Music, drama, science and literary societies in schools provide opportunities for outside education with leisure activities. Visits to theatres, concerts, and places relevant to the courses of study like art galleries and museums, non-secular centres or historical sites, scientific firms and projects for all parts of life.

Weather Facts​

Australia is located in the southern hemisphere and it is very diverse in geography and climate. This implies Australia’s summer starts in December and winter begins in July and nearly a third of Australia is within the tropics where the average temperatures are in the mid 20 degrees Celsius. The southern area is in a very Temperate Zone.

Australian Capital Territory – This region covers Canberra. It has hot, dry summers, and cold winters with occasional fog and frequent frosts. The average temperature in summers would be around 30°C to 15°C; in winters it would be around 11°C to 0°C.

 

New South Wales – This region covers Sydney and its weather is very relaxing all around the year. The average temperature in summers would be around 22°C to 40°C; in winters it would be around 17°C to 8°C.

 

Northern Territory – This region has a tropical climate, and has 2 distinct seasons, the ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’. The Wet season spans from November to April and is characterized by increased humidity followed by monsoonal rains and storms. This region covers Darwin. The average temperature in the wet season would be around 33°C to 25°C; in the dry season it’d be around 35°C to 21°C.

 

Queensland – Warm summers and mild winters are what you can expect here. This region covers state capital and the typical temperature in summers would be around 20°C to 30°C; in winters it’d be around 20°C to 10°C.

 

South Australia – This region experiences mild weather with sunshine all year round and covers Adelaide. The average temperature in summers would be around 17°C to 30°C; in winters it’d be around 15°C to 6°C.

 

Tasmania – Snow falls in the mountains in winter. However, most of the people in Tasmania live in cities closer to the coast. The ocean moderates the temperatures there. It covers cities like Hobart and Devonport.the typical temperature in summers would be around 25°C to 10°C; in winters it’d be around 11°C to 4°C.

 

Victoria – This region covers Melbourne. It enjoys heat summers, pleasant springs, mild autumns, and crisp winters. the typical temperature in summers would be around 26°C to 15°C; in winters it’d be around 13°C to 6°C.

 

Western Australia – This region covers Perth and is known for its long days of sunshine, spotless blue skies, and brilliant beaches. the typical temperature in summers would be around 31°C to 18°C; in winters it’d be around 17°C to 7°C.

Stay Visa

Conditions

If you wish to attend a university or college in Australia you’ll need a student visa. Following documents are needed for the application purpose –

  • Valid Passport – Your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months beyond your period of stay in Australia.
  • Non-immigrant Visa Application.
  • Application fee payment receipt, as you need to pay before your interview.
  • Confirmation of Enrolment Form (COE) – To obtain a visa to study in Australia you need to be enrolled in an Australian institution and receive a “Confirmation of Enrollment (COE)”. These forms are issued by the Institute you’ll be attending The forms are issued once tuition fees have been received.
  • An acceptance letter from your host university will include the projected study plan.
  • Letter from your current establishment confirming status as a Study Abroad Student.
  • Overseas health insurance receipt.
  • 2 or four passport-sized pictures.
  • Note: Additional documents could also be requested by the interviewer. These could also be documents to prove proof of educational or financial status.
  • Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from colleges you attended.
  • Scores from tests that your college required, like the TOEFL, SAT, GRE, or GMAT.
  • Your intention to leave Australia after completing your studies.
  • How you’ll pay for educational, living and travel prices.

Process

Depending on the individual’s history, the average time taken by the Australian High Commission for the visa process is anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks, so students need to apply for their visas at least three months before beginning their course. 

As an international student, within the minimum course time specified on your CoE, you must complete your course. After completion of your studies, you must leave Australia. If you want to stay for your graduation ceremony in Australia, you may need to apply for a visitor class visa.

Work permit

Student visa holders are allowed to work up to 40 hours per fortnight while studying in Australia. Masters and Ph.D. students’ spouses can work unlimited hours. If you are doing voluntary, unpaid work, it is not included in the cap of 40 hours per fortnight. 

Master’s degree graduates who have completed a Bachelor’s degree may be able to apply for a post-study work visa for two years. Graduates who have completed a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. may be able to apply for a three-year or four-year post-study job visa. Other graduates may be qualified via the graduate workstream to apply for an 18-month subclass 485 Visa.

 

Cities with an extra year of PSWR from November 2019 are:

  • Adelaide
  • Perth
  • Gold Coast
  • Wollongong/ Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/ Lake Macquarie

Popular Fields of Study

Why Study in the Australia?

When we think of Australia, we think of kangaroos, koalas, wide-open landscapes with outback vegetation, clean air, and clean water. But Australia has a lot more to come than just those things. In reality, one of the best places to live in is this young, diverse and friendly country. Students can live, learn and develop here. If you want a decent education and a nice lifestyle, Australia is the destination.

Australia is renowned for the quality of living that it provides. It has a population of about 12.5 million and is an English-speaking country. People live there from over 190 countries. People from various backgrounds live in Australia, which makes it very interesting for students who want to study there. This is very appealing to those who see Australia as an educational destination enabled by high-quality education.

In Australia, the cost of pursuing education and living is 40 to 60 percent lower than in the USA/ UK, which varies with the preferred location. Given the numbers, quality and living conditions, it is the next "hot" destination after the USA. Every year, over thousand Indian students and students from around the world go to Australia to study.

In Australia, universities offer a wide range of courses to meet the needs of each and every student. Although the faculty is up-to-date and results-oriented, the curriculum and infrastructure are new.

Australian universities are world leaders in terms of technology and scientific techniques, and are committed to providing the same resources to students. The goal is to keep students up to date on the newest developments in science, engineering, and allied subjects. As a result, graduates will be job-ready and equipped with the most up-to-date technologies.

 

 In Australia, at the graduate level students gain valuable experience in research and teaching through the many programs available. These programs also help students finance their higher education in the US. The practical experience gained will be immensely beneficial in future teaching and research employment.

The Australian higher education system provides a wide range of course options within a degree, as well as the option to switch majors or pursue numerous specialisations. When a student is in the advanced stages of an undergraduate program, he or she can adapt it to match specific professional goals, such as integrating modern jazz music with engineering! You can create your own schedule at the graduate level.

The similarity between the Indian and Australian education systems is one of the unique benefits for Indian students. They are also broadly based on the framework of British education. It is also easier for students to get admitted to any level without the hassle of credential review, university qualification evaluation, etc.

Earning Opportunities as Students

When it comes to working while studying, Australian immigration laws are relatively simple. A slight request would also make you eligible to work as an international student in Australia. Although the rules may vary, students are normally allowed to work for up to 40 weeks a year in general.

 

The other factor is the availability of work and there is also no shortage of the same. Students are also employed by corporations, local businesses, and retail stores (both domestic and international). You are covered as a foreign student by the same labour laws as the domestic student population, which often means minimum wages. You should expect about $17 per hour as a student.

The kinds of occupations are varied as well. Both on-campus employment and local jobs are open, and universities also have an office that can help you find the right one for you. The categories of students working in the industry range from retail to hospitality to administrative/ teaching work. It is important to note that Australia offers international students excellent opportunities for post-study work.

Learn about the rules related to working in Australia while studying and the kind of jobs open to foreign students. Australia is a common place for Indian students to study abroad, and also for foreign students from all over the world. Although one of the many attractions is an internationally acclaimed quality education system.

Also, while education can be cheaper compared to the US (top option for students planning to study abroad), Australia’s living expenses are relatively high. As a result, students studying in Australia can make a substantial amount of pocket money to support their living expenses while also enjoying their time in the country. And more than just permission to work while studying in Australia, the nation provides more. Students should also review the costs before choosing to go to higher education.

Work Permissions on Student Visa 

On July 1, 2016, Student Visas for Australia were modified with effect. Subclasses 571 to 576 of the previous subclasses have now been classified under subclass 500. Under the new rules, under Visa Subclass 500, students going to Australia are entitled to work up to 40 hours in a fortnight when the course is in session and for unlimited hours while the course is not in session (during breaks). The only clause is that the student is unable to begin working before the course starts.

In addition, a fortnight refers to a 14-day duration beginning on a Monday and ending on the following week’s Sunday. The hours can be divided according to the convenience of the student. A student can, for example, work 10 hours in week 1 and 30 hours in week 2 or 15 and 25 hours, respectively. Students must, however, remember that in the above case, if the student works for 30 hours in week 2, then in the following week he/ she can only work for 10 hours, or else the condition of 40 hours in a fortnight will be broken, which can result in the revocation of visas in turn. Ideally, a student pursuing continuing part-time employment could restrict their work to approximately 20 hours a week.

A few things to remember:

  • Until the session starts, students can’t function. For example, say your course starts in January 2021 and by December 2020 you enter Australia, then you can not take up employment until your session begins.
  • If casework is a regular part of the course curriculum for which you are registered, this limit does not apply. In the case of compulsory internships for integrated courses, this typically applies.
  • When the dissertation work or doctoral thesis starts, students who come under the Post Graduate Research Field can also work for unlimited hours. Also, if the student has enrolled in any preliminary courses, the student is entitled to work according to the above-mentioned 40 hours per fortnight rule.
  • Undergraduate Stream, students completing the Australian study requirement can apply for a Post Study Work Permit. Students enrolled in ELICOS can not apply for Australia’s Post Study Work Permit.

 

Note – If students applying in the Postgraduate Research Sector are taking a preliminary course, during the tenure of the course in which they are enrolled, they are only able to work for 40 hours per fortnight. The student has permission to work for unlimited hours only when the Research Course starts. Remember, to work part-time, you will need to apply for a tax file number and get it. You can submit a TFN online from their official website as an international student with a foreign passport.

 

What laws apply to international students working in Australia while studying? 

When it comes to working while studying, the Australian government gives all students the same opportunity. As such you have the right to

  • A minimum wage as stipulated under the Fair Work Act 2009
  • Challenge of unfair dismissal from the job
  • Breaks and rest periods
  • A healthy and safe work environment

 

Types of Part-Time Work Options Available

If you are a professional who is getting further education from Australia, you can apply for and get a job suitable to your qualification. In addition, in the following fields, students usually get part-time jobs.

  • Retail sales jobs in supermarkets, departmental stores
  • In restaurants, cafes, and bars
  • In hotels and motels (both in the kitchens and administration and housekeeping)
  • Farming and related activities
  • Sales and telemarketing
  • Administration or Clerical roles in different companies
  • As a Tutor – both personal as well as in institutions

To conclude, Australia provides foreign students with excellent part-time working opportunities. While it would not be necessary to substitute the tuition fees, a modest living style will typically be helped. Also, several options are available. Therefore, if you intend to study in Australia, be certain that there is more to it than just quality education.

Scholarship Opportunities

On the basis of merit and need, fee waivers are granted to foreign students. Qualified for scholarship awards and financial support will be applicants with influential academics,  results in standardised tests and extracurricular achievements. To profit from these opportunities, it is important to ensure that all the relevant documents are submitted by specific deadlines. In addition to this, it is also necessary to show the application since one is measured by the projects.

The documents normally required for an application for a scholarship are as follows, although the criteria can differ:

  • Academic records and photocopies 
  • A recent CV
  • A letter of intent, which acts as a cover page
  • Certificate of Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores)
  • Letters of Reference

For foreign students, Australia offers excellent attractions. While Australian universities continue to rise in the world rankings, Australia’s many merits as a favoured destination, particularly for Indian students, are multiplied by excellent living standards and a high volume of international students. The other thing that adds credit to Australian Higher Education is the vast number of scholarships available to foreign students, including at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, while still searching for the benefit of financial options. These scholarships are mostly divided into two broad categories, one offered by the Government of Australia and the other offered by universities. The Australian Government provides a number of scholarships to foreign students in its programme to encourage developmental education. The concept is to provide outstanding students with equal opportunities who may not have the requisite means. Here’s a list of some of the scholarships for Indian students intending to study in Australia.

Scholarships awarded by the Australian Government

Australian Award Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • For emerging leaders with outstanding talent. 
  • You must be 18 years of age and want to contribute to the growth of your home country. 
  • Prefer diversity (women, minority groups, individuals belonging to rural/economically weaker segments of society, etc.)

Courses Covered: UG, PG, PhD as well as Vocational & Training courses provided by participating universities/TAFE organisations

Expenses Covered: Full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC),  etc.

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award –

Eligibility:

  • When the curriculum begins, you must be 18 years of age. 
  • The course begins not earlier than 1 January and not later than 30 November of the year in which you apply for the scholarship. 
  • There must have been no grants from the Australian Government in recent years

Courses Covered: Postgraduate – course/ degree-based and PhD programmes

Expenses Covered: Full tuition fee, a travel allowance of $AUD 3,000, establishment allowance of $AUD 4,000, a monthly stipend of $AUD 3,000 up to 2 years for PG / up to 4 years for PhD courses on prorate basis along with health and travel insurance.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) –

Eligibility:

  • As a foreign student, you should qualify   
  • Fulfill requirements for student visas 
  • To be enrolled in a qualifying research programme for this grant 
  • No Australian Government grant must have been obtained in the 2 years previous to the beginning of the course

Courses Covered: Research-Based PG/ Doctoral programs

Expenses Covered: Full Tuition Fees and Health Cover Costs (for the applicant as well as the dependent)

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