With the growing trends of pursuing education abroad…
that ensures subject-specific knowledge and specific technologies, Australia stands among the top 5 countries that international students wish to pursue their academic career. Talking of life and opportunities in Australia, international students can benefit the best of both worlds from the Australian education system for international students, as one can experience both, quality of life and education.

Australia offers Higher Education (HE) & Vocational Education and Training (VET)
to students from various other countries. There are myriad courses for English courses, educational pathways and foundation courses that can lead to access courses for higher education in Australia itself and other countries. For the same, there are norms by the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) that ensure the quality of education for higher education and vocational education and training from all the universities and educational institutes in Australia for the international students.

There are ways one can opt to study in Australia:
• International students can choose any Australian University for their tertiary education post 10+2 or equivalent qualification for bachelor’s degrees; masters, any doctoral studies, combination courses for a foundation course followed by a degree or any English Language Courses.
• Secondly, one can opt for student exchange programs from the home country itself, which enable students to attend a semester or a term in a specific Australian University.
• Lastly, one can also enrol of an Australian taught course through online learning platforms that helps to lower the education cost and study while residing in the home country itself.

Australia welcomes international students:
The universities in Australia have always attracted students around the globe. To name a few cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast; these have been high point of attractions to study in Australia for international students.

Application to student visa in Australia:
Students willing to study in Australia can approach universities or specific institute or even apply through overseas education consultants for an easy process. For the same, the academic certificates, English language proficiency certificate, proof of funds for tuition fees and living expenses need to be submitted. There can be other documents pertaining to individual study application which need to be taken into consideration.

Considering the importance of your health in Australia:
Before application of the student visa, each student should have a health insurance that covers any medical emergency, hospital, doctor visits and prescriptions. This insurance would cover your stay in while in Australia only. The Overseas Health Cover (OHC) has its partners to cater with multiple relevant and affordable options as per the student’s needs.

Earn while you learn in Australia:
• During your educational stay in Australia, your student visa lets you work along side your studies to enhance your work skills, experience Australian culture and make some money to support your other expenses. One can work for 20 hours per week and full-time during study breaks at the institution.
• The students can also apply for internships through the college or university as well as search options individually if applicable. This can benefit the students to utilize their knowledge learnt, learning practical skills and methods, understanding Australian work norms as well as develop their own professional and social network.
• Post completion of education for at least 2 years in Australia, the student can apply for work visa to gain experience relevant to his education for 18 months. Unlike other countries that allow students to work post education directly, Australia understands the student would return to his home country after his course. This work visa is categorized as 485 Skilled Graduate Temporary Visa.

Counting your expenses to realize your dream in Australia:
The cost of education for higher education abroad may vary from the course you select and the university, as university fees vary at par if compared to one another, specifically in Australia. On a general note, the average fees per year range from $22,000 to $32,000 for any tertiary level of course. The living expenses vary depending on your stay, rural, city or a developed area as it may be affordable or highly expensive too. On an average, it may range to $20,000 for the student annually and may add up if the student has dependants along. While providing the proof of funds, one needs to ensure to include tuition fees, living expenses as well as other expenses listed by the university or expenses to support one’s study for projects and so on.

Scholarships are a boon for international students:
Depending on the course you choose and your eligibility criterion of academic merits, one can avail scholarships for international students in Australia. There are many scholarships dedicated to students taking bachelors, masters and doctoral studies. One can also receive funding for the research-based masters while focusing on delivering something extraordinary to society.

Australia is a proven land of opportunities for many international students who could create an impression on the Australian global platform. You too can soon be one of them!

Author's Bio: 

I am an Education Consultant and has been writing on career and education tips from many years. I hold expertise in study abroad counseling and Coaching classes and currently works as a counselor for Krishna Consultants.