STUDY IN AUSTRALIA
One of the top 3 destinations for international students, Australia has seen a surge of education opportunities. It has a diverse culture and friendly locals in addition to a wide array of career opportunities. In the southern hemisphere, Australia has varied types of weather conditions. It is famous for the tourist destinations of the Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef and is also the animal of Kangaroo seen only in Australia. In spite of being the 6th largest country by landmass, it is more sparsely populated than the other 5 predecessors. It has the great outback which is the area that is not conducive to population and civilization. However, Australia has been seen to be one of the faster-growing countries for education exploration.
Salient Features to Study Australia
Highly Quality Education
Of the total top 100 universities in the world, Australia is home to 30 of them. It has high technological advancement giving a practical approach to their students making them ready for the career right from the classrooms.
GREAT RANGE OF COURSES
The universities provide excellent range of education right from art to business and management as well as engineering and life sciences with varied specializations. It also is high in research as the government supplied funds for the various domains of research. At least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide have courses across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy and Physics.
STRONG ALUMNI RECORDS
The country has been home to the best of the minds and will provide a good exposure for the entire gamut of courses. Of over 2.5 million former international students have eventually have been the crowd from where Australia has produced about 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders to make their lives, and the lives of others, better.
AVAILABILITY OF SCHOLARSHIPS
The country provides ample options for the students to pursue their education without worrying about finances. Grants and bursaries are offered by the Australian Government, as well as universities and a number of other public and private organizations in India and abroad. Students can look for Australia Awards and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
TOP STUDENT FRIENDLY CITIES
Australia is the fourth happiest country in the world (Prosperity Index 2012) and they have five of the 30 best cities in the world for students. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth have been the top cities housing universities of high caliber making them most attractive to the students.
Education Scenario to Study in Australia
In total, Australia has 43 universities with 40 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private specialty university. Along with these universities, various other institutions offer higher education courses and are regulated under a national regulatory and quality agency for higher education the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). It helps to monitor quality, and regulate university and non-university higher education providers against a set of standards developed by the independent Higher Education Standards Panel.
The education system is as follows:
Bachelor's Degree (Hons)
Undergraduate: Rs. 60-70 Lakhs
PG Diploma: Rs. 35-40 Lakhs
Requirements to Study in Australia
Undergraduate - Bachelors
A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling.
Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites
A 6.0 band overall in IELTS with no less than 5.5 bands in each
Postgraduate - Masters
A good academic record in Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university is necessary Some universities may even accept students at 55% and above in the 1st degree. For MBA, very few schools will ask for GMAT scores ranging from 600 to 700 but not mandatory.
Any work experience in the field will be helpful For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelor's Degree
A 6.5 overall band in IELTS with no less than 6.0 in each