Australia, officially called the Commonwealth of Australia is a country in the mainland of the continent of Australia. Countries bordering Australia are Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Zealand. The consistent high quality education in Australia makes it the destination for students looking forward to having a world class education.
Behind the United Kingdom and the United States, Australia has the highest number of international students, making it a preferred location for students who seeks to have a wonderful experience while studying. International students must study a course with an institution that is registered on the commonwealth register of institutions and courses for overseas students (CRICOS).
This is to ensure that your course of study and institution meets the standards for international students. Universities in Australia fall within 8 regions (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia).This article will be giving information about the cost of studying in Australia, Cost of Living, Admission requirements, Language requirements and more.
COST OF STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA
Cost of studying in Australian universities varies depending on the level of studies and the institution involved. Tuition is between$7800 to $30,000 for undergraduate studies, English language studies is around $300 per week, Vocational Education & Training is between $4,000 to $22,000, Postgraduate Master’s degree is around $20,000 to $37,000 and Doctoral Degree is between $14,000 to $37,000. All cost is in Australian Dollars. Tuition is payable before studies begin.
Scholarships are available up to$200,000,000 for the international students by the Australian government. Schools, Public and private organizations also offer scholarships, information is usually provided by the scholarship provider.
COST OF LING IN AUSTRALIA
Your location in Australia determines how high or low your cost of living will be. Sidney for example is one of Australia’s biggest cities and may be considered a more expensive city to live in. A yearly budget of about $19,800 can carter for feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books etc.Knowledge of the average living costs in Australia is an important part of you preparing financially and planning ahead. Below are some of the costs associated with studying and living in Australia for your reference.
- For hostels and Guesthouses, price is about $90 to $150 per week
- For Share Rental,price is about $85 to $215 per week
- For on campus rent,price is about $90 to $280 per week
- For Home stay,price is about $235 to $325 per week
- For Rental, price is about $165 to $440 per week
- For Boarding schools,price about $11,000 to $22,000 a year
- For Groceries and eating out, charges ranges from about $80 to $280 per week
- For Gas, electricity,bill is about $35 to $140 per week
- For Phone and Internet,bill is about $20 to $55 per week
- Public transport about $15 to $55 per week
- Car (after purchase) about $150 to $260 per week
- Entertainment about $80 to $150 per week
From July 2016 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection requested some financial requirements one must meet to receive a student visa for Australian Education. The 12 month living cost is about $19,830 for you and about $6,940 for your spouse and that of your Child will be about $2,970.
For undergraduate studies, entry is based on the institution and the territory. A good secondary school certificate is considered. A master’s program requires a completion of at least a degree at undergraduate level. Some schools may consider a research and working experience. A doctoral degree program requires a completion of at least a master’s program.
A proof of English language proficiency test is needed in some cases. This varies, depending on the institution. Also, note the fact that the English language level and skill required for your student visa might be different from that required by an institution. Therefore, it is necessary to always check the institutions English language requirement and that of immigration and border protection.
There is a wide range of English courses to suit your study needs (General English, English for Academic purposes, English for specific Purposes, Examination preparation, English for teaching and Study tours).
The following are the requirements for entry: Academic requirement, English language requirement, evidence of funds to support your study and an overseas student health cover.
HOW TO APPLY
The following steps will guide in applying successfully
- Make a choice of course of study and institution
- Check the entry requirement for course of study and visa
- Apply for your preferred course
- An offer letter will be sent if you are successful
- A confirmation of enrolment
- Apply for student visa.
Student visa depends on the following;
- Preferred course of study
- Electronic confirmation of Enrollment (ECOE) Certificate.
- Genuine temporary entrant requirement
- Sufficient funds for airfares, course fees and living cost
- English language proficiency
- Health and character requirement
- Overseas student health cover.
Student Visa allows you to work for 40 hours every two weeks during school sessions and unrestricted during off seasons.
LIST OF AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES
Below is a comprehensive list of all 43 Australian universities.
- Australian National University
- University of Canberra
- University of New England
- Charles Sturt University
- Southern Cross University
- University of Newcastle
- Australian Catholic University
- Macquarie University
- University of New South Wales
- University of Sydney
- University of Technology, Sydney
- University of Western Sydney
- University of Wollongong
- Charles Darwin University
- Griffith University
- Queensland University of Technology
- University of Queensland
- Bond University
- University of the Sunshine Coast
- CQ University
- University of Southern Queensland
- James Cook University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Flinders University
- University of Adelaide
- University College London
- University of South Australia
- Torrens University Australia
- University of Tasmania
- Federation University of Australia
- Deakin University
- La Trobe University
- RMIT University
- Monash University
- Swinburne University of Technology
- University of Divinity
- University of Melbourne
- Victoria University
- University of Notre Dame Australia
- Curtin University
- Edith Cowan University
- Murdoch University
- University of Western Australia
Studying in Australia is generally divided into two semesters. Applications for first Semester of studies starts from Mid-November with a late December deadline. While applications for second Semester begins in April with a May deadline.