Study in Australia
There are many factors which contribute toward this – an education system which reflects quality, excellence and innovation, education institutions which impart the most modern skills cost effectively through innovative teaching, a high level of technological advancement, some of the best infrastructure and facilities and a welcoming multicultural societies enjoying a quality life-style in a safe environment.
The combination of world-class qualifications, access to the latest technology and expert research welcomes you for many opportunities. International students gain skills in Australia that help them to launch their careers and set them apart in the thoughts of employers.
Australian Education Institutions offers an exciting range of courses at the diploma, undergraduate and post graduate level. All courses offered to International students have a CRICOS number as a signifier of Australian and Quality control. In addition to all professional degrees like Engineering, Information Technology, and Accounting are also accredited by the respective professional bodies like Engineers Australia, Australian computer society and CPA Australia.
Australian Universities are the most internationalized in the world. They have working agreements for students staff exchange, research collaboration, joint programs with some of the finest institutions in the world like OXFORD, CAMBRIDGE, UCLA, HARVARD, LSE, NUS, IIT, IISC , IIM.
Work While Study:
As a student you are legally permitted to work 20 hours a week during semester and full time during vacation. It can be on-campus or off-campus. After enrolling at the institution in Australia you will have to apply for a work permit to DIMIA with a letter from your institute as proof of enrollment. Casual work may not be relevant to your course but will sharpen your soft skills. Working is a great experience but don’t rely on it for additional income. It’s also very important to balance work and study.
At the undergraduate level, few universities offer bursaries in the form of fee waivers (25.50%) of tuition fee to students with academic background. There are limited full fee scholar ships awarded based on Std XII marks in 4 major subjects ( eligibility – above 90% ) and IELTS score (above 7.0 ). There are some government funded scholarships like the IPRS (International Post graduate Research Scholarship) to attract high quality researchers.
IRPS covers tuition fees and the annual overseas health cover (OSHC) for the entire period of study. However, it must be noted ‘getting aid’ is very competitive as it is based on academic requirement and no country specific quotas are applicable.
Supporting Your Education Financially:
Many banks now sanction loans up to Rs.20 lakhs to students who intends pursuing their higher education abroad. Since the rate of interest is reasonably low with repayment normally commencing one year after completion of the programme. Most of them find it more convenient option. Please check with your bank for detailed eligibility criteria including collateral security, parent’s income, and guarantor. Personal loans for education purpose can be taken as to up to an existing educational loan. Loans from two individual banks are acceptable as long as both have each others sanction details.
Placements after Completion of Course:
Every university has a career and employment office to assist you find jobs anywhere in the world. For more information on employment opportunities and career services offered by universities PLEASE VISIT www.gcca.com.au (Graduate careers council of Australia (GCCA).
The Australian immigration system now offers clear pathways for those students who choose to change their visa status to work / live in Australia, after graduation.
Visit www.immi.gov.au for more info.
Successful Australian Graduates:
Australia produces graduates with the right combination of the knowledge, skills, attributes and attitude which makes them employable anywhere in the world.
In India the Australian Alumni Association (www.australianassociation.org) assists returning graduates with finding employment upon their return to India provides a fantastic networking opportunity besides engaging in community related activities. Graduate success stories include CEO’s of Ford, coca-cola and Mc Donald’s the first Japanese astronaut, the stars of Hollywood block buster movies and India’s richest woman Ms.Kiran Mzumdhar Shaw!