why study in australia
Get to know the country:
As the largest country in Oceania and the 6th largest country by area, Australia is one of the most beautiful and highly urbanised countries of the world. Canberra is the capital city, with other metropolitans such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide and so on.
The country has ravishing waterlines of the Indian and Pacific Oceans stretching alongside and is crowned by the monolith Mount Augustus. At a short distance off the north-east coast lies the world’s largest reef- the Great Barrier Reef. Diverse habitats ranging from Alpine heaths to Tropical rainforests allow this country to be home to a large variety of flora and fauna.
Australia flaunts its cultural divergence and top-notch lifestyle luxuries that all the residents, temporary or permanent, are bound to enjoy. Welcoming all the cultures across the globe with open arms, being friendly and helpful, and thriving together on all fronts is what makes Australia your perfect study destination.
With over 812,000 overseas students enrolled in the country’s universities and vocational institutions in 2019, Australia was rated as the country with the highest ratio of international students per head of population in the world. These students constituted approximately 26.7% of student bodies of Australia. Hence, International education delegates one of the country’s largest exports and has a notable impact on the demographics, with a striking proportion of foreign scholars settling in Australia after graduation on various skill and employment visas.
Benefits of Studying in Australia
- World-class academic recognition: Australia provides high-quality theory as well as a practical learning experience that is acknowledged by the best education bodies and companies across the globe.
- Best Colleges: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 list has 8 among top 100 universities from Australia Multicultural: Students all around the world flock in for studying in this education hub, thus making it a home to aspirants from diverse cultures and traditional backgrounds
- Up to date courses that meet the industry requirements: The colleges and universities constantly survey the market to ensure the provided curriculum, latest infrastructure and the learned faculties prepare the students to be the best candidates in the real world that meet all the requirements the employers demand
- Australian Qualification Framework: The 39 Australian universities are government-funded and are closely monitored to render the best learning experience
- Cost-effective: Staying in Australia while pursuing higher education is extremely pocket-friendly with ample courses to choose from at a rate comparatively lesser than other countries
- Wide range of courses: Australia has a long-standing history of housing some of the best research institutes in the fields of chemistry, geology, biology, mathematics and engineering found in around 40 universities along with around 750 different programs that suit the needs of all
- Scholarship options: Annually AUD$200 million are allotted by the Australian government for handing out scholarships to worthy international candidates
- Work while studying: Australian student visa holders are eligible for working up to 40 hours in two weeks with hourly wages of a maximum $17
- Great weather: Unlike other countries, Australian weather remains moderately warm to hot, saving you from extreme colds and killer snowstorms
- Easy access to leisure activities and adventures: From the crown jewel, the Sydney Opera House to scuba diving the world’s largest coral reef- the Great Barrier Reef to bungee jumping and surfing the waves of Pacific and Indian oceans, Australia has got the wanderer in you covered for the adventures of your life
To Study in Australia as a student, one will need to meet certain genuine temporary entrant criteria for student visa application to Australia as determined by the Department of Home Affairs, Australia (DHA). You need to confirm on the country assessment level you belong to and make the online visa application under the required subclass. But prior to lodging your visa application, it is necessary to complete your university acceptance procedure, clear your medicals and receive CoE to lodge the online visa application.
GROUP OF 8
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
INNOVATIVE RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY NETWORK
CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY
CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
LE CORDON BLUE – HOTEL MGNT SCHOOL
KAPLAN BUSINESS SCHOOL
TAFE SOUTH AUSTRALIA
SAIBT WITH UNISA
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY
NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY
EDUCATION & TRAINING INTERNATIONAL
PIBT WITH ECU
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA COLLEGE
Planning your finances is important to get your budget on track. Besides your tuition fees, you need to set aside a budget for all the general expenses whilst your stay in Australia.
The living expenses in Australia can differ based on your lifestyle, mode of accommodation and personal requirements. The Australian Government estimates general living expenses to be $20,000 per year for international students. A survey of our International Students revealed most spent between $15,000 – $24,000 per year (depending on living arrangements,personal choices and lifestyle).
Here is the breakdown of living costs in Australia
On Campus Accommodation (Inclusive of utilities)
600-900 per month
Off Campus Accommodation
300-600 per month
Utilities* (Only when not included with the rent)
150-200 per month
100-150 per month
Internet and Phone
80-100 per month
120-160 per month
100-200 per month
**The above figures are just an approximate. The numbers can vary depending on the lifestyle and the individual’s personal requirements.
(a) Engineers Australia; or
nursing clinical director
welfare centre manager
(a) CPAA; or
(b) CAANZ; or
(a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
(a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
(a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
production or plant engineer
mining engineer (excluding petroleum)
engineering professionals (nec)
life scientists (nec)
medical laboratory scientist
early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher
secondary school teacher
special needs teacher
teacher of the hearing impaired
teacher of the sight impaired
special education teachers (nec)
medical diagnostic radiographer
medical radiation therapist
nuclear medicine technologist
orthotist or prosthetist
specialist physician (general medicine)
intensive care specialist
renal medicine specialist
specialist physicians (nec)
plastic and reconstructive surgeon
emergency medicine specialist
obstetrician and gynaecologist
diagnostic and interventional radiologist
medical practitioners (nec)
registered nurse (aged care)
registered nurse (child and family health)
registered nurse (community health)
registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
registered nurse (developmental disability)
registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)
registered nurse (medical)
registered nurse (medical practice)
registered nurse (mental health)
registered nurse (perioperative)
registered nurse (surgical)
registered nurse (paediatrics)
registered nurses (nec)
ICT business analyst
software and applications programmers (nec)
ICT security specialist
computer network and systems engineer
telecommunications network engineer
civil engineering draftsperson
(a) Engineers Australia; or
electrical engineering draftsperson
telecommunications field engineer
telecommunications network planner
telecommunications technical officer or technologist
Australia is one of the most sought after study destinations for International students. The continuous demand for the skilled workforce in the country has given a boost to the education sector; which continues to attract and sustain thousands of International students every year.
A post-study work visa in Australia allows International students to stay in the country for upto 4 years and work in their chosen profession after completing their studies.
A Post study work visa generally allows you to stay in the country between 2-4 years depending on the length of your course. In recent years, Australian government has committed to support the regional areas. Thus, in November 2019, the government announced changes to their immigration programs to strengthen and boost the economy in regional areas. Those studying at regional Universities will be eligible to access an additional year on a post-study work visa. Go through the table below to understand which all cities will give 2 years, 3 years and 4 years of PSW.
Major Cities’ of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
do not receive any regional incentives. Coursework degree students will get 2 years of PSW, Masters by research will get 3 years of PSW and PhD Students will get 4 years of PSW visa.
Category – 2
Cities and Major Regional Centres’ of Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Wollongong/Illawarra, Geelong and Hobart
Coursework degree students would get 2+1=3 years of PSW; Masters by Research students will get 4 years PSW and PhD students will get 5 years of PSW visa.
Category – 3
Regional Centres and Other Regional Areas
Lismore and Coffs Harbour
Ballarat,Berwick & Gippsland
Port Macquarie, Orange , Waga-Waga, Bathhust and other campuses of CSU Main Uni,
Coursework degree students would get 2+2=4 years of PSW; Masters by Research students will get 5 years PSW and PhD students will get 6 years PSW visa.
Can i work part time while studying? How much do I get paid ?
Yes, you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight when the semester is ongoing and full time during your university vacations. The minimum hourly rate of pay in Australia is 19.84 AUD which varies depending upon the industry and the type of work you embark for.
Is there a Post study work option or possibility of applying for PR?
Students who have completed their graduation/bachelors education in Australia are eligible to put forward an application for a two year post-study work visa only after completing minimum study duration of 2 years. Similarly you are eligible for a 3 year post-study work visa after you have completed your Master’s by research and 4 years post study work permit years after completing PhD course in Australia.
What is the benefit of studying in a regional area in Australia?
Studying in regional areas can be an added advantage for international students.Students studying in regional Australia have extended post-study work rights for upto 1 year,totalling upto 3 years after completion of their degree.
Furthermore, studying in regional areas can also act as a pathway for permanent residency. There are chances of getting additional points towards your permanent residency for staying and studying in regional areas.
What are the general entry requirements for Universities?
You are required to score in English Language Test i.e. IELTS or PTE, A school/College completion certificate would be a must. Admission requirements to study in Australian universities may vary from institute to institute according to the student profile. Contact our expert at Trans Globe for complete assistance and assessment.
When should I start the application process?
It is advisable to start an application process minimum of 6 months in advance, so that you are ahead of your schedule.
What are the possibilities of getting a scholarship? How do I apply for them?
There are various factors on which a university decides to whom the scholarships should be granted. Your academic performance, your involvement in co-curricular activities, sports, etc. Contact Trans Globe Counselor for more information about your eligibility.
What are the intakes in Australia?
There are two main intakes for Admissions in Australian Institution – February & July, with some universities offering multiple intakes in May, September & November. A university takes 5-10 working days generally to process an application.HOwever, we recommend students should ideally apply 7-8 months prior to the intake so that you have ample amount of time to arrange finances and for all the post admissions processes to Study in Australia.
Prospective students considering Australia as their study destination must apply for a student visa. Applying to Australian institutions can get a bit tricky and will take some time and careful planning. Below is a basic process that students should follow. Please note, this can however differ from case to case.
Life as an International student in Australia can be exciting and nerve-wrecking with endless opportunities. Few of reasons as why Australia is one of the top study destinations for international students is because of its impeccable university rankings, laid back lifestyle amidst the great Australian Beaches and of course the permission to work while studying.
As an International student you are allowed to work 40 hours during a fortnight while the school is in session, however, you are allowed to work full time during recognized school vacations. There are an array of industries offering part time employment to foreign students, such as retails, hospitality and tourism, sales, marketing and customer service roles. Starting with a part time employment is a great way to supplement your finances but bear in mind, though, that you’re first and foremost on a study abroad program.
Once you have graduated, it is critical to check your employment rights. Employment rights may vary on the basis of your visa. Applying for an internship program is a smart move to get exposure to any professional environment and gaining industry related experience. Below are the few tips that can help you land a good job once you have graduated:
- Formatting and writing a professional resume
- Have your educational documents
- Search for opportunities on various job boards such as Seek, Indeed, ApplyDirect.
- Reach out to various employment agencies.
- Various big companies have graduate programs every year. Keep an eye on their application dates.
- Networking is definitely the best and an efficient way to seek to work.
One of the key suggestions before you start working, is to carefully read the employment contracts you sign and familiarize yourself with the pay and conditions for your field of work. The national minimum wage is currently $19.84 per hour. If you are unsure on whether you are getting paid right, you can always find more information on the Fair Work Ombudsman Website.
Always prepare yourself for the possibility that some aspects may not live up to the expectations that were grand. You can always reach out our Trans Globe Melbourne office during your stay in Australia.
“It was an absolute pleasure to apply through Trans Globe. It is because of their guidance and support, I was able to get admission into University of Adelaide (G8 Australian University).The counsellors are very supportive and experienced. They kept us updated through each and every step and explained every single procedure.”
“My experience with Trans Globe was exceptional. In Spite of earlier visa rejection for USA, the team at Trans Globe handled the situation swiftly and the next steps to be taken were suggested with great enthusiasm and professionalism. They guided me throughout the whole process from university selection to obtaining a visa. Will definitely recommend it to my friends who are planning to study abroad”
“It was a pleasure and a great experience having applied to universities through Trans Globe. The counsellors were very patient and helpful through the whole process. Whether it was documentation, university and course selection or visa procedures, everything was handled with ease and completed on time. A special thanks to all the counsellors who helped me in achieving my dream.”