Why Study In Australia?
Australia is one of the top study abroad destinations for international students and there are many reasons for this. It has some of the world’s best-ranked universities. According to the QS World University Ranking report for 2020, the country has eight of the country’s 300 top-ranking universities in the world. Apart from this, the country offers a wide range of courses in a variety of subjects. The tuition fees here are affordable compared to the UK and the US.
Students in Australian universities are eligible for a post-study work permit valid for up to four years. This can act as a pathway to permanent residency in Australia.
Australian universities are known for their high standards and quality of instruction. Their degrees are recognized all over the world.
Another advantage of studying in Australia is the low cost of living compared to other countries. Students can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) when they are studying which will help them meet part of the tuition fees. They also have access to scholarships which can lower their costs of doing a course.
Many students opt to study in Australia because its growing economy promises good job opportunities once students complete their course.
Compared to other countries, it is easier to get a student visa for Australia. Students wanting to study in Australia must meet certain requirements to qualify for a visa. Once you are enrolled in a full-time study course you can apply for a visa under Subclass 500.
Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate– This is to confirm your enrolment in an Australian University.
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement-This is a proof of your intention to come to Australia only to study and not to settle down here.
Financial Requirements – To get your student visa you must prove that you have the funds to cover your course fees, travel and living costs.
English Proficiency test results– You must provide results of tests in the English language like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE. The required score in these tests depends on the course you have opted for.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) – Approved by the Australian government, this health insurance provides basic medical and hospital cover. You can purchase this insurance through your university.
Character Requirement- You must submit a certificate to prove you have no criminal record.
Proof of visa fees payment- Proof that you have paid the required visa fees.
If there any other additional requirements, the university you have been selected for will let you know about them.
Post-study work options
Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa grants post-study work rights to international students who have completed a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctoral degree in Australia. They can work in the country for two to four years to gain international work experience.
Students can also work under the Graduate Work Stream. They are eligible for this stream if they have graduated with the skills and occupation that is related to an occupation which features in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This visa is valid for 18 months.
Cost of studying in Australia
Usually, courses in Arts, Education, and Humanities are cheaper while subjects like Engineering and Medicine are expensive. Studies at the Post Graduate level have higher tuition fees typically and costs are diverse based on the program.
|Study Program||Average Tuition Fees in AUD$|
|Undergraduate Bachelor Degree||$15,000 – $35,000 yearly|
|Postgraduate Master’s Degree||$20,000 – $40,000 yearly|
|Doctoral Degree||$14,000 – $37,000 yearly|
Upcoming intakes in Australia
Universities in Australia have diverse deadlines for application. However, the two general timelines are broadly applicable:
Intake 1: Semester 1 – It commences in February and is the major intake
Intake 2: Semester 2 – It commences in July intake is also available
Top Universities in Australia
|QS World |
|University Name||QS World |
|24||The Australian National University||218||University of Wollongong|
|39||The University of Melbourne||244||Queensland University of Technology (QUT)|
|42||The University of Sydney||250||Curtin University|
|45||The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)||250||Macquarie University|
|48||The University of Queensland||250||RMIT University|
|59||Monash University||264||University of South Australia|
|91||The University of Western Australia||287||University of Tasmania|
|114||The University of Adelaide||309||Deakin University|
|160||University of Technology Sydney||329||Griffith University|
|214||The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)||369||James Cook University|
How will Y-Axis help you?
We at Y-Axis will help you not only in the visa application process, our services package includes counseling, course selection, documentation, coaching & student visa application.
What is the processing time for the Australia study visa?
The processing time for the visa is usually four weeks. You can apply for the visa 124 days before the start of your course and you can travel to the country 90 days before the commencement of your course.
What are the application steps for the Subclass 500 visa?
Step 1: Before you even submit your application, you must first gather the required documents.
Step 2: The documents you must submit are proof of your identity, character and other documents which prove that you have fulfilled the visa conditions.
Step 3: Apply for the visa online.
Step 4: You will be notified by the authorities that they have received your visa application.
Step 5: You will be notified on the outcome of your visa application.
What are you allowed to do with a Subclass 500 visa?
With the Student visa (Subclass 500) visa, the visa holder can:
· Enroll in a course participate in an eligible course of study
· Bring family members to Australia
· Apply for the visa online in or outside Australia
· Travel to and from the country
· Work for up to 40 hours for every two weeks once your course starts
The duration of the via is for five years, you can apply for an extension.
Can one bring dependents on a student visa?
If you are coming to Australia to study, you are eligible to bring your family members with you. You can either include them on your original student visa application or you can apply for their visas once you have started your course in Australia. Spouses, partners and unmarried children under the age of 18 are eligible for dependent visas.
If you are including your dependent family members in your original student visa application, then you must include their details on your original Form 157A. The main student visa holder must have a minimum of 12 months validity on the visa and necessary funds and insurance to cover all expenses for this period.
What are the financial requirements to get a student visa?
To get your student visa you must prove that you have the funds to cover your course fees, travel and living costs. Based on rules that came into effect from February 2018, you must prove that you have funds as indicated by the government to cover your living costs. This does not include your tuition and travel costs.
If you have dependents, you should prove that you have the funds to cover their living costs including school fees for your children. The other option is to provide evidence that your spouse or parents can support your study and stay in Australia and that they earn at least AU$60,000 per annum.
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