University, technical-vocational higher education, excellent education system and quality of life
Australia is the third largest study destination, after the United Kingdom and the United States, chosen by young people from all over the world for the excellent education system offered.
According to the QS Ranking, five Australian universities are among the 50 best in the world and are also among the first for the professional integration of graduates.
The Australian government considers the internationalization of the student population to be a real cultural advantage and annually invests 200 million dollars in scholarships, a large part of which are dedicated to those coming from different origin.
Australian university cities allow you to benefit from an excellent quality of life and not only on campuses: 6 of the top 50 best student cities are Australian.
If you intend to undertake a course of study in this country, you can begin to explore the government website Study in Australia, in particular the Why study in Australia section which contains the main attractions of the Australian education system.
Higher education in Australia includes Undergraduate Education and Technical-Vocational Higher Education.
University qualifications are comparable to those in India with one particularity: in Australia it is quite common to enroll in a double or combined degree course, a popular path in the humanities, law, business and science. The degree course includes in-depth study in two main topics (two addresses) instead of one.
Australia’s 43 universities, 40 of which are publicly funded, offer study and research programs across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines.
The Courses are Divided into two Levels:
Undergraduate university programs: generally lasting 3/5 years, they award the Bachelor degree. With an extra year you get the Honor Degree
Postgraduate specialization programs: Masters and PhDs, have a duration ranging from one semester to three years of post-graduate studies, issue different qualifications: graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master, doctoral degree.
Of particular interest are the Summer and Winter Schools.
These are intensive courses, present in the educational offer of universities, which give the opportunity to deepen a topic of specific interest (history, biology, art) that will be future object of study, facilitating entry to a faculty that requires high requirements of admission, while improving the language level for the test.
They last a few weeks and can also be attended just to learn English at a high level by combining tourism with a few weeks of study.
The full list of universities in Australia is available on the Study in Australia government website.
Here are some websites of the main Australian universities on which to view the training offers:
University of Adelaide
University of Melbourne
University of Canberra.
Higher Vocational Education
Called VET – Vocational Education and Training, it is taught by state institutions and private colleges and offers postgraduate and post graduate training.
The study areas are numerous: design, applied science, business, health science, engineering, information technology, maritime science, tourism science, agricultural science, accounting, business management, information technology, marketing, technology, film, television and radio, English language.
Some of these courses allow admission to specific university courses. for education consultation you can contact here.
The study paths, designed to train professionals with high specific skills, are the result of a partnership between Government and Industry.
Teachers come from – or are linked to – the world of work and many courses supplement the hours of study in the classroom with an apprenticeship in the company.
To find out about the training offer, visit the TAFE NSW – Technical and Further Education website.
First you need to contact the chosen school, fill in the enrollment application and, once acceptance is received, proceed with the visa application.
The institution must be recognized by the CRICOS – Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Student – of the Australian Department of Education.
Government visa application fees are in no case refundable.
The university academic year begins in February / March, ends in November and is divided into two semesters, from February to June and from July to November:
However, each state establishes its own academic calendar.
The registration process can take several months. It is therefore necessary to contact the institution where you intend to go to study at least one year before the expected transfer period.
The recognition of qualifications and the evaluation of studies conducted abroad is established by the individual institutes at the time of the enrollment request.
Australian universities require a high level of preparation that can be documented with a good diploma grade.
It is also necessary to present a letter of motivation from which one can infer the commitment and willingness to obtain good results in the study.
Knowledge of the English language must be good or excellent, depending on the Institute or the subject of study.
Both IELTS and TOEFL are usually Accepted:
Find out about the level of knowledge of the language required by the institution you intend to attend and, if necessary, follow a course before leaving.
Alternatively, you can attend the English for Academic Purposes, specific English courses for admission to universities, at language schools linked to universities and colleges.
To study in Australia it is necessary to have an entry visa, whatever the type of study you intend to undertake.
In the portal of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, on the Explore visa options page, a table allows you to choose the most suitable visa for the duration of your stay and calculate the cost.
A subclass 500 visa is required for an entire study course of two or more years.
The visa is also valid for shorter periods of study such as for example to attend English language courses, Summer Schools and Winter Schools.
With a student visa it is possible to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours a week, with the exception of the school holiday or break between one semester and another, periods in which full-time work is allowed.
Costs and Scholarships:
The terms for enrollment at the University depend on the individual institution, generally the deadline is set two months before the start of the semester.
- Foreign students are required to pay full tuition fees.
- The cost varies depending on the course and university, on average for a university course you have to consider an expense that starts from 25,000 Australian dollars
- The amount increases for masters and PhDs.
- Australian universities make grants and scholarships available.
- In addition, the Australian government has established the ELP – Endeavor Leadership program, a project that guarantees education, training and research opportunities for foreign students.
Eligibility to apply depends on the type of Scholarship:
There are no general rules: together with good results in studies, for some a certain result is required in the TOEFL certification, for others it is from certain countries, still others ask for a high GPA – the average of marks in the last year of study .
It is necessary to apply with patience and determination in the search for grants, the possibilities are numerous.