Wednesday, 12 September 2012



Australia is a multicultured , safe and sophisticated society in which students can learn and get a unique experience. Apart from a world class education system, it also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living which is among the highest in the world.

Australian qualification and institutions are recognized globally for their high quality and excellence. Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Additionally, they are rapidly accepted for postgraduate study (in Australia) at leading international universities.

Priya Kamineni , International Regional Manager, Bond University says “Australia is a great destination for education and living, it has a highly developed education system and leading in many fields.  The people are friendly; the place is not crowded and they have skills shortages in many areas, so there is plenty of opportunity for the right candidates.”

Australian universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering areas such as accounting, architecture, business and management, communications, computers, IT, creative arts, economics , education/training, engineering, environmental studies, health services, humanities/social sciences , tourism and hospitality, law, nursing , psycology, sciences and more. Also, MBA in Australia is available for freshers. 

There are dual degree options available with MBA with masters in IT, hospitality, international business, commerce , HR and many more. So, students get 2 Awards in hand after course completion.

Students who go to Australia for full time studies can also work part time for 40 hours per fortnight while studying and 40 hours per week during their vacations. This helps the students to cover their living expenses and sometimes even save for their following semester.

Effective from 24th March 2012 Australian Government has introduced Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements for a specified list of Australian Universities and partner institutes. The student must hold a CoE (Confirmation of Enrolment) and eventually study a Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral Degree. 

Under the SVP, funds need not be held for a specific period of time or of a specific nature as long as the student is a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) ie. he intends to study at Australia, will study a Bachelors, Masters, PHD degree eventually and he can afford to study in Australia. This is a very positive step in terms of providing access to higher Education in Australia to students from all countries.

The onus of the student rests with the university. Students who do not wish to be assessed under the SVP may continue to apply for their visa under the regular system in Sub-Class 573-AL 3 ( or as the case may be ) where they have to show funds in acceptable format for a specified period of time.

In early 2013, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will clarify details whereby graduates who have spent at least two academic years studying their degree in Australia will be allowed two years Post-study work rights. Master by research graduates to receive three years of Post-study rights and PhD graduates to receive four years post-study work right.

We are also encouraging students to come for counselling and meet University representatives and get more information. Students can avail a fee waiver during the application fortnight which is between 9th April - 21st April. At this time students can also interact with Alumni from an Australian University and gain more knowledge about student life on campus. The world stands for you, you just need to move one step forward.

Ajay Sukhwani

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