Universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering areas such as Accounting, Agriculture, Architecture, Business and Management, Communications, Computing / IT, Creative Arts, Economics, Education / Training, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Services, Humanities / Social Science, Law, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology, Sciences. Vocational education and training offer courses which are generally more practical and career oriented towards areas such as business, computing, marketing, tourism and hospitality. MBA in Australia is available for freshers also at a low cost in comparison to other countries.
Shrikant Deshmukh Director India, James Cook University Brisbane says Australia makes a great choice for students planning on an overseas study destination as it offers them globally recognized degrees, has a lower cost of living and provides ample part time work opportunities while studying.
Apart from study options through a myriad of courses across all faculties ,part-time work options , multi-cultural exposure, promising future prospects are some of the attractions of studying DOWN UNDER. A sound academic record, orderly documentation and a positive attitude is all it takes to be there. This is the right time to begin application procedure to the Universities with many of them offering 2-3 intakes for every academic year for courses in Business & management, Information Technology & Accounting.
The newly introduced Post Study Work visa promises to allow students to remain in Australia for 2 years after completion of their studies and would also be then, open for a residency.This would enable students to gain valuable work experience in Australia and also aid them in recovering the money invested for their studies. Students who complete a course of Study in Australia may also apply for Australian Permanent Residency under the Skilled Migration Program.
The qualification is recognized by international employers and leading education institutions around the world. All Australian qualifications are included under one national system- Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). If the degree/ diploma is AQF qualified, you can be sure that your institution is Government - authorized and nationally accredited, and that your Degree or other AQF qualification will be genuine.
Australia has multiple intakes available apart from the regular Feb & July.Also, Indian 12+3 education is acceptable for masters degree.Living expenses in Australia are about AUS$18000 p.a & the tuition fees are approximately AUS$18000 - AUS$20000. The Australian universities offer many scholarships and bursaries to students in the form of tuition fees and living expense re-embursements. Such scholarships are offered on the basis of academic excellence and other extra community and curricular activities.
The Australian High Commission (AHC) has brought in favorable changes in the Australian student visas. Students have to show funds for 1.5 years or course duration whichever is less. Any family member, relative & friends can sponsor the student thus reducing the entire burden being on the family. The required duration for financial saving and fund history has also been reduced from 6 months to 3 months only. AHC now accepts TOFEL & PTE apart from IELTS as English proficiency examinations.
Pooja Chhabra from Edith Cowan Univerity pursued Masters in Finance & Banking says, "I have got the most out of my study programme in Australia with great academic diversity, sensational support services by the university and plenty of life. Australians are very generous and supportive , just the best to have around.”
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