Each year, over 600000 international students from more than 140 countries choose to study in Australia. Australian has become one of the best study destinations to prospective students for its internationally recognized qualification, safe environment, and vibrant cities. With 8 out of 120 World's Top Universities and 5 out of 30 Best Student Cities in the World, Australia is home to over 1100 institutions offering a wide range of programs.
As per the recent QS world university ranking 2020, 35 Australian universities are among the world’s best-ranked universities. The country spends up to 250 million dollars per year in financial aids, scholarships, and grants for international students to study in Australia. Known globally as one of the world’s most diverse and welcoming countries, with migrants from about 200 countries, Australian society is a mixture of cultures that blend into a tolerant and relaxed lifestyle. Australia has consistently ranked in the world’s top 10 most livable countries.
The Australian education system is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF was established in 1995 and is a national policy that covers qualifications from the tertiary education sector (higher education and vocational education and training) in addition to the school-leaving certificate; the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. The AQF has 10 levels and links school, vocational, and university education qualifications into one national system. This allows you to move easily from one level of study to the next, and from one institution to another, as long as you satisfy student visa requirements. It allows for choice and flexibility in career planning. If you are studying an AQF qualification, you can be sure that your institution is Government-authorized and nationally accredited, and that your degree or other AQF qualification will be genuine.
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework protects the rights of international students studying in Australia. This includes:
Work rights during the study period in Australia
While on a student visa in Australia, you can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and unlimited hours during vacation periods. International students studying a master’s degree by research or Ph.D. degrees can work unlimited hours.
Work rights for your spouse in Australia
The spouse of an international student can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight throughout the year. If the student is studying at a Master's or Ph.D. level, a spouse can work full-time once the student starts their main course of study.
Post-study work rights in Australia
You can apply for a post-study work permit between 2-5 years after you have finished your minimum of 2 years of studies. The length of your stay in Australia will depend on the level of your Australian study qualification. If you have chosen to study at the regional cities such as Gold Coast, Canberra, Wollongong, Adelaide, Perth then you will get additional a year of post-study work right and if you have chosen to study at Regional area such as Darwin, Cairns, Toowoomba, Coffs Harbor, etc. then you will get additional 2 years of post-study work permit.
For the latest information about post-study work rights in Australia, visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/post
|1) Australian Capital Territory|
|Australian Nation University|
|University of Canberra|
|2) New South Wales|
|University of New South Wales|
|University of Sydney|
|Australian Catholic University|
|University of Technology Sydney|
|University of Wollongong|
|University of Newcastle|
|Western Sydney University|
|Southern Cross University|
|Charles Strut University|
|University of New England|
|La Trobe University|
|University of Melbourne|
|University of Queensland|
|Queensland University of Technology|
|James Cook University|
|University of Southern Queensland|
|University of Sunshine Coast|
|Central Queensland University|
|5) South Australia|
|University of South Australia|
|University of Adelaide|
|Carnegie Mellon University|
|6) Western Australia|
|University of Western Australia|
|Edith Cowan University|
|University of Notre Dame Australia|
|University of Tasmania|
|8) Northern Territory|
|Charles Darwin University|
Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intakes in September & November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 3-4 months before the intake. Universities generally take around 3-4 weeks to process the applications.
Step 1: Contact us:Contact us or come into our office to discover your options regarding your study destination, course availability, and recommended institutions.
Step 2 - Gather documents
Once you have decided what, and where you want to study, we will help you complete the application process and we will keep in contact with the institution(s) on your behalf, and we will send you notifications as your application progress.
Documents needed for making an application to study in Australia for Indian students are:
Step 3- Prepare your documents
After submitting your application to your preferred institution, you get a conditional or unconditional letter of offer. If you have received a conditional letter of offer then you must meet all conditional before making payment. If you have received an unconditional letter of offer, then you can process the payment.
Our expert counselor will provide you a financial checklist and guide you in detail to meet the Genuine Student and Genuine Temporary Entrant criteria of the Australian Education provider.
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement for student visas To become eligible for the admission you must be the genuine student and must meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant criteria. Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) is an integrity measure to ensure the student visa program is used as intended, not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia. Our expert counselor helps you to find the best suitable option for your career program based on your academic and work experience.
Step 4: Undertake medical
Students need to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process. The health assessment process can take several weeks to complete. To help avoid delays, you can choose to undertake your health examination before lodging your visa application. Our career adviser assists you to confirm your appointment with the appointed panel doctor in Nepal.
A list of the approved panel doctors can be found at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us/offices-and-locations/list
Step 5 - Payment
To accept your offer from an education provider, you must pay the tuition fee. Most Australian institutions require you to pay the first-semester fee only. You can choose to pay this fee through either Telegraphic Transfer (TT) or Direct Debit (DD).
Once the institution has received and processed your tuition fee payment, they will issue you with an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECE). Once we have received this, we will notify you that it is now time to come back into your closest branch with your required documents and start the visa application process.
Step 6 - Apply for the visa
To lodge your visa application, you will need to provide the documents outlined in the checklist we provided you in step 3. We will lodge your visa application online and notify you of the progress.
Step 7 - Visa outcome
We will notify you as soon as we know the outcome of your visa application so you can come in and collect your grant letter. In most cases, this will be a positive response and it means you can also start planning your travel and accommodation!
Step 8 - Travel Services
Aus Studies Consultants can help organize your travel arrangements so you can begin your new student life. Air ticketing, insurance, and foreign exchange can all be arranged through us to make studying overseas easier!
Australian institutions are offering a wide range of scholarships for international students based on their academic, English proficiency, and work experience. We have included brief information about scholarship on https://ausstudies.com/scholarship-program
Australia Award scholarship
Australia Awards are prestigious international Scholarships and Short Courses funded by the Australian Government. Australia Awards equip recipients with the skills, knowledge, and networks to drive change and contribute to the economic and social development of their own countries and regions. All recipients of Australia Awards become part of the Australia Global Alumni network, connecting them to Australia and each other – building an engaged and influential global network of leaders and advocates, and establishing a network of ambassadors for Australia and its first-class education system. Australia Awards promote growth and stability in our region and strengthen links between people and organizations to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation. For more information: https://australiaawardssouthwestasia.org
Destination Australian Scholarship
Destination Australia scholarship program will support both Australian and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships of $15,000 will be offered per year to support the study and living expenses associated with studying a Certificate IV to Doctorate level qualification at a regional campus of an eligible tertiary education provider. For more information: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/scholarships/pages/scholarships-landing.aspx
Usually, International students studying in Australia on a student visa will require a guardian if they are under 18 years of age. These arrangements need to be in place before an application for a student visa can be lodged. This visa allows the guardian to stay in Australia for the same duration as the student, or until the student turns 18. Besides, the student can also apply for the homestay arrangement with the approved partner of the chosen education providers. For more information:https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/welfare-arrangements-students-under-18
Bringing your dependents to Australia
The spouse and children of a student can accompany them to Australia if the student's course duration is 12 months or longer. This can be applied for at the same time as the student applies for their visa, or it can be applied for later to join the student in Australia after they have commenced their course.
Students must declare all family members in their application, even if they do not plan to travel with them. If they do not declare all family members, they will not be eligible to apply for a dependent visa once the student has arrived in Australia.
Why choose Aus Studies for your application to Australia?