AUSTRALIA

WHY STUDY IN AUSTRALIA?

Australia is the third most popular destination for international students with some of the world’s best facilities and education providers, offering students a wide range of high quality study options.

Australia is a leading global education powerhouse known for its high quality academic framework and innovative policy developments. Students are spoilt for choice with 22,000 courses to choose from across 1,100 institutions. Eight out of the 100 top universities in the world are located in Australia.

Australia is also one of the best places to live. It throbs with a pulsating energy and the friendly local populace help international students adapt comfortably to a new place and culture—to live, learn and grow.

Australia has been ranked as the fourth happiest country in the world (Prosperity Index 2012) and has five of the 30 best cities worldwide for students (Top University Rankings 2012), further enhancing its popularity as a study abroad destination. The friendliness and hospitality makes a newcomer feel at home.

Australia is a very safe country compared with almost anywhere in the world. Political unrest is limited in Australia, crime rates are low and strict gun control laws provide a safe environment.

Australia warmly embraces the wealth of cultural diversity and social sophistication that international students bring to its campuses and communities. International students are taken great care, helping them adjust to the Australian way of life.

The locals are an open, friendly lot according a warm welcome to outsiders. Many students who opt for homestays have a wonderful experience of being treated like a family member. No matter where you choose to live—a homestay, boarding school or campus accommodation—you will undoubtedly make lasting friendships and beautiful memories.

Brilliant Scope for Research:

o 3rd most popular international student destination in the world despite having a population of only 23 million

o 8 out of 100 top universities in the world are Australian

o $200,000,000 annual government investment on international scholarships

EDUCATION COST FOR STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA

Being familiar with education costs in Australia is important, if you are considering Australia as your overseas studying destination. Cost of higher education in Australia is quite affordable as compared to the cost of studying abroad in the UK or the US Let’s find out.

Tuition Fee (AUD$)

The first factor to consider among education costs in Australia is the average tuition fees. This ranges from $20,000 – $38,000.

Accommodation (AUD$)

o Hostels and Guesthouses – $80 to $135 per week

o Shared Rental – $70 to $250 per week

o On campus – $80 to $250 per week

o Home-stay – $110 to $270 per week

o Rental – $100 to $400 per week

o Boarding Schools – $10,000 to $20,000 a year

Other Living Expenses (AUD$)

o Groceries and eating out – $80 to $200 per week

o Gas and electricity – $60 to $100 per week

o Phone and Internet – $20 to $50 per week

o Public transport – $10 to $50 per week

o Car (after purchase) – $150 to $250 per week

o Entertainment – $50 to $100 per week

Minimum cost of living (AUD$)

o Average Total – AUD$19830 /-per annum

WORK WHILE YOU STUDY

Most International students who are studying in a course of more than one year duration can work part time up to 20 hours a week during course time and full time during vacation periods, provided this does not interfere with their study program.

Universities and TAFE institutions have a Careers Office, which regularly posts employment vacancies. Part-time work is not difficult to find, however, there is strong competition.

However we advise students not to depend on part-time work for their expenses. It is very important for students to concentrate on their studies before looking for work.

WORKING AFTER STUDIES IN AUSTRALIA

Australia is always in need of skilled people and Australia has been building its population through immigration from the past 200 years. Australia welcomes international students and will continue to provide an opportunity for those who have the necessary qualifications and skills to find an Australian employer willing to sponsor them for a permanent visa.

There are also several other visa categories open to international students and Australia has a very straightforward path to permanent residency under the skilled migration program. Most International students studying in Australia who hold a vocational, higher education or postgraduate student visa will still be able to apply for permanent residence if their occupation is on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and they meet other requirements.

Please Note: However students should be aware that merely by studying in Australia does not guarantee permanent residence or full time jobs. The Australian Government skilled migration program targets young people who have skills, an education and outstanding abilities that will contribute to the Australian economy. International students with Australian qualifications account for about half the people assessed under the skilled migrant program.

For up-to-date information, please visit. http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/

ADMISSION PROCESS FOR STUDY IN AUSTRALIA

To learn about the admission process in Australia and get the best quality advice about the opportunities for studying in Australia, students should register with The PATHE Study Abroad. After registration, students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The PATHE Study Abroad, work on the Australia admissions process.

Registration

You register with The PATHE study abraod and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.

Profiling

We make an assessment of academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.

Standardised Tests

Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.

Document Editing

We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.

Application Review and Submission

The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.

Interview Preparation

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.

Visa Counselling

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.

Pre-Departure Information

We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.

Contact us to know more about the the Australia admissions process.