Also known as the Land down under, Australia today is the 3rd country in rank for attracting huge amounts of international students. With its high-quality education system, ease of access regarding student support services and multicultural society, Australia now hosts around 700,000 international students. Ranked 8th in the Universities 2019 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, higher than France, Germany, Norway and Japan Australia provides 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions best suited for the competitive job market. Over 2.5 million international alumni serving the globe and 15 Nobel laureates the Australian government prioritizing in education has invested around 300 million AUD for scholarship programs. Having seven of the best student cities located in Australia, the country boasts 90% satisfaction from international student survey regarding living and study experience.
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 main three degrees Australia provides are, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral. Obtaining double or combined bachelor degree is common in the country. The quality of education is maintained by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) while the protection of international students is done under the law by Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS). The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework protects the rights of international students studying in Australia. This includes:
The standards in education regarding every course accredited to international students are also strictly maintained by the CRICOS. Also, in rare cases, if the universities are unable to fully deliver the courses the Australian government has setup Tuition Protection Service (TPS) to help the international students in need.
As part-time courses are not available for International students. Here are a few of the top generic courses and fields which are popular among most international students:
February & July being the major intakes, though some institutions are also having September /November intakes.
We work closely with the following institutions in Australia:
|Australian Catholic University||Navitas Group||Study Group|
|Central Queensland University||Charles Sturt University Study Centre||Curtin University|
|Edith Cowan University||Federation University||James Cook University Brisbane|
|Griffith University||James Cook University||La Trobe University|
|Monash University||Murdoch University||Australian College of Applied Psychology|
|Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School||International College of Management Sydney||Southern Cross University|
|Swinburne University||Torrens University||TAFE NSW|
|Chisholm TAFE||TAFE SA||TAS TAFE|
|Canberra Institute of Technology||University of Canberra||University of Newcastle|
|University of Wollongong||University of Southern Queensland||University of Sunshine Coast|
|University of South Australia||University of Tasmania||University of Adelaide|
|SAE Institute||Maclaey College||Australian Institute of Technology|
|Victoria University Sydney||Education Centre of Australia||Up Education|
|Australian technical and Management College||International Institute of Business and Information Technology||Canterbury Institute of Management|
|RGIT International College||Acknowledge Education||Excelsia College|
Scholarships are offered by the Australian Government, education providers, and a number of other public and private organizations.
All applications and enquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider.
The major scholarships programs available for international students are:
The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Application for this scholarship are open between 1st February and 30th April each year. The scholarship includes full tuition fees including living and travel expenses.
The Destination Australia Program (DAP) is the Australian Government’s new mobility program for domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships will be available each year to support both domestic and international students studying at regional campus locations in qualifications from a Certification IV level and above. Australian tertiary institutions will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per student, per year.
From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program.
The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions.
Australian education providers regularly offer scholarships up to 100% to qualifying international students, based on academic merit.
When it comes to moving around the country or its cities people favor Public transport as in most of the cities it is very good and several of the capital cities provide fully-developed train and tram services. Several cities are also investing to upgrade their public transport systems. Apart from the pubs and bars, soccer clubs and bowling joints clubs are also social and entertainment options for people of all ages due to the cheap drinks and meals offered.
As of October 2019, the 12 months living costs are:
Ideal work for students
Flexible hours and large number of opportunities in these industries make them ideal for students:
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.
Here are a few things to remember:
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.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study.
All student visa falls under the 500 subclasses. The student visa you need depends on your course. Here are some typical requirements:
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 Nepalese 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.
Fund to be shown for visa application:
To meet the financial criteria set by the Department of Home Affairs(DHA) student must show sufficient fund that covers one year of tuition fees along with living expenses, Health insurance, and travel cost.
Students under 18
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.
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.
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.
Step 4 - 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 (COE). 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 5 - Apply for the visa
To lodge your visa application, you will need to provide the documents outlined in the checklist provided in Step 3. We will lodge your visa application online and notify you of the progress.
Step 6 - 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, there will be a positive response and you can start planning for your travel and accommodation!
Step 7 - 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!