Australia is one of the largest countries consisting of more than 370 ethnic groups. Australian education is one of the globally recognised and is affordable . They offer a wide variety of scholarships and a range of courses and subjects for you to choose from.
In this blog we are going to discuss how to apply for a student visa in Australia. This is a bit of a tedious topic , but we will try to make it as simple as possible for you.
Before knowing the “how” part ,let’s discuss why. Why should you choose Australia for your studies and not India?
But if you are focused on the ‘how’ part you can skip .
So before diving into this topic , let’s ask, what are the benefits of studying in Australia for International students.
Australia offers a wide variety of courses and subjects for their students. The main highlight of this feature is a large number of combinations of courses , so that you could not only choose the course related to your major but also you can study new subjects that are out of your box.
Thinking about this feature, many of our local educational institutions in India do not offer these options. Thus limiting the student to a particular course or subject.
Australia is in third place for its number of International students . More than 200,000 international students attend Australian Universities in recent years. With increasing study abroad programs and opportunities , an increasing amount of international students are picking Australia for their overseas education. This makes it accessible for international students and gets the most out of their educational experience.
The Australian degrees are recognized world wide, due to the impressive educational system the country offers. Every Australian University has to meet certain requirements according to the ESOS Act, which is elaborated as the Educational Services of the Overseas Students Act . Universities or colleges which complete these requirements will only be registered. Thus, this would ensure the quality and inturn will be beneficial for us , since the potential employer of our’s would know that we got some World standard education, since we are the international students from Australia.
The expense of studying abroad is a deal breaker for students who want to pursue their education overseas. In this concern, the Australian government has set aside $200 million dollars for the scholarships just for international students . These scholarships are based on merit,financial need etc.
Students can do part time work for 20 hours per week even if they only have a student visa. These jobs only require basic skills like food and beverage services and jobs in petrol pumps etc. Each and every job has its value there , unlike in India. With a minimum wage of 17 dollars they could catch up with their rent, food and other expenses and even a bit of tuition.
Since you got a basic idea about why to choose Australia to study and not India, now let’s dive into our main topic, ‘How to study in Australia’ and more specifically ‘how to apply for a student visa in Australia’.
According to the Australian Government , these are the precise steps to follow to study in Australia .
There are a wide variety of study areas that you could take up in Australian universities. Some of them are : Agriculture and agritech, Architecture ,construction and planning, Business management and entrepreneurship etc.
The courses in each of these study areas are innumerable and they also provide combinations of these courses so that you could learn outside of your domain.
Plan your Budget ahead , especially when you are an international student , so that you can decide the university, course and study area according to your financial ability.
The next step and the biggest of them all is the student visa. This will be discussed in depth as we move on. Some of the major steps are Letter of Offer,Confirmation of enrollment , proof of English proficiency and so on.
Planning our travels , accomodation and part time jobs are the last steps to your study in Australia goals.
Since we have discussed the major steps briefly , let’s get a good understanding about how to apply for a student visa in Australia.
Once you send an application for your desired course in your chosen university, you will receive an offer letter shortly. There are some things you should do after you get the offer letter .
The first thing is that you should read your offer letter carefully, before accepting it. This piece of information contains the course details , terms and conditions for the enrollment and the fees you have to pay if you accept the offer letter.
Clarify the doubts and understand your refunding rights. Also you have to keep a copy of the offer letter with you.
CoE is the important document sent to you by your education provider that verifies your enrollment in a specific course. After you have accepted your offer letter and paid your deposit , you will receive this document.
Since thestralian university is using the medium of English, you must need a certificate of english proficiency from an approved english test. There are certain tests that are only accepted by the Australian government , but don’t worry , these tests are available all across the world.
For an online student visa application , you have to write a statement in English and attach supporting documents that show you meet the genuine temporary entrant or GTE.
When you are applying for a student visa , you have to prove that you have sufficient funds to support yourself throughout your stay.
For an international student in Australia,you must have OSHC or Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the stay as a student in Australia.
To ensure you are in good health before entering into Australia,you have to undergo a health examination to meet the student visa health requirements.
You need a character assessment while you apply for an Australian student visa. For this, you only have to answer some basic questions regarding your character and past conduct.
Stay up to date with the latest travel requirements.
Some of the most popular courses to study in Australia are :
The cost of study in Australia for international students varies for different universities.
For undergraduate bachelor degrees, it ranges from AU$20,000 to $45,000.
For a postgraduate masters degree , it ranges from AU$22,000 to $50,000.
And for a doctoral degree , it ranges from AU$20,000 to $42,000.
Since you have gone through all the major facts about studying in Australia, you must be thinking how to accomplish this list of requirements. Don’t worry , we have the right solution for you. Better World Study is hosting a Free Counselling session for students aspiring for studying abroad. In this session you could clarify all your doubts . We will be with you from start to end in your study abroad journey in Australia.
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