Are you eager to build a demanding career and an enriching study experience? Studying abroad indeed intensifies the personality of a student, but the study environment shapes opportunities for a student. Australia is a country with immense beauty, a multicultural environment, and an encouraging atmosphere that is perfect for the nourishment of students. Australia, being the smallest continent and the 6th largest country in terms of area, has some of the most exemplary universities in the world. In fact, in the year 2020, around 882,482 enrolments were made for Australian study visas, of which half of them were for higher education programs. Well, this demonstrates one thing, which is the popularity of the Australian continent among Indian students planning out their higher education.
Language and culture are
Australia is a very cool place to live and study. People here are very easy-going and relaxed, and they all have keen interests in different forms of art, food, and culture. Even respect is not earned by the wealth of education here. It is only earned by the behaviour and character a person resembles. Australian food culture is a varied mixture of British, European, and Asian cuisines. The national language of Australia is Australian English, which has its own distinctive grammar rules and pronunciation. It is spoken by 73% of the Australian population, and the next most spoken language is Mandarin, by 3% of the population.
According to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which is the regulatory body in Australia for the administration of higher education, according to this framework, there are 10 levels in Australian education. Among the 10 levels, the first 7 levels are for bachelor's education, i.e., if you have completed the first 7 levels, then your bachelor's education is completed. Level 8 is in between bachelor studies and master studies, while levels 9 and 10 are solely for master education.
The grading system followed by Australian educational institutions is as follows:
- A+ (High Distinction): 83-100 or 7
- 73–82.99 or 6–6.99 for Distinction (A)
- (B) credit: 63-72.99 or 5-5.99
- 50-62.99 or 4--4.99 for a pass (C).
- Fail rate (F): 0–49.99 or 0–3.99
The Top Universities in Australia:
Australia has a group of eight flagship and highly-renowned universities, which are commonly referred to as the "Go8".
- The Australian National University
- The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
- The University of Adelaide
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of Western Australia
- Monash University
- The University of Queensland
Tuition fees and living costs.
Tuition fees at Australian universities are not as high as those at American institutes, but they are not too low either. The following are the indicative costs for different levels of education in Australia for international students:
- Bachelor's degree: 20,000–45,000 AUD per year
- Master's/Doctoral studies: 22,000–50,000 AUD per year
The most popular scholarships for international students in Australian educational institutes are:
- The Australian Awards Scholarship
- The Destination Australia Program Scholarship
- The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP)
- The Australian APEC Women in Research Fellowship
- University of Sydney International Scholarships
- Macquarie University International Scholarships
- Adelaide Global Excellence Scholarships for International Students.
Moreover, the average living cost in Australian city for international students is between 1,400 and 2,500 AUD/month.