A nation of courage, compassion and resilience – Australia! To sum up, the lovely country serves a diverse variety of cultures and societies. A continent preferred by Indian students for its diverse culture, compassionate environment, high standard of living and unique approach towards learning. According to the Australian Department of Home Affairs, over 37,000 Indian students were extended student visas to study in Australia in 2018-19, a 32 percent increase over the previous year.
The following are five advantages of studying in Australia:
International recognition and high-quality education: Australia is highly renowned for its sectoral education and qualifications as per the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). Education in Australia is a dynamic and expanding market that offers a wide range of courses. Australia is the world’s third largest provider of international education, and it takes the top slot for being a student-friendly country. The country is home to several world-class colleges that offer a variety of high-quality popular courses.
Ease of Immigration: The Australian government offers overseas students post-study work permits and an opportunity to apply for permanent residence. Students here can gain practical work experience after completing a university degree by working full time for 18 months to four years. Meanwhile, permanent residency can be applied by showcasing interest to the department of immigration and Border Protection’s Skill select migration program.
Part time employment: You can work part-time with your student visa and earn between $25 and $30 an hour (about INR 1200 to 1500), depending on the type of job. You can even work full-time on your vacations to supplement your income. Earn enough money and exposure to afford your living expenses and costs on your own as feasible.
Reasonable fees: Indian students can expect to pay between INR 22 and 30 lakhs for their education in Australia. In comparison to the majority of the top countries, Australia offers a high-quality education along with a low-cost education. Government-funded scholarships such as Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) for bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees are available to act easily on your pockets. International students can also apply for university-specific scholarships and bursaries for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Employment opportunity: After successful completion of your course work/ research program, international students can apply for a two-year post-study work permit in Australia. International students who graduate from Australian universities have a very high employment rate. The credentials are recognised all around the world, and many programmes include professional accreditation and work-integrated learning, making graduates more employable by the time they complete their studies.