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Australia is third most popular country for overseas education. Australia has six states and major territories. The reasons you should choose studying in Australia is world class education system, cultural diversity, Immigration friendly rules and opportunity to gain experience. Australia is ranked as 4th happiest country in the world and twelfth largest economy. It also boasts high class infrastructure facilities in all major cities. It has consistently maintained its education standards. For international students a CRICOS registered institute assures that institute and course meets the high standard level. There are diverse selection options for students Private institutes, Colleges, TAFE and Universities.

Why Study in Australia?


 

  • Australia’s education system encourages innovation and research. 8 out of 100 top universities in the world belong to Australia. It is the third most popular destination for international students.
  •  It has wide variety of options to choose from schools, VET – Vocational Education Training, TAFE- Technical and Further Education, Colleges and Universities. Student can choose institutes as per the requirements. Universities are more inclined towards research based studies while VET and TAFE are known for technical education.
  •  Australian education is globally recognized. The government invests huge amounts in research and development, and here education plays very important role. It has G8 Universities contributing towards innovation, technology and knowledge at international level.
  •  The country has a cosmopolitan environment; nearly half of the population is from overseas making it a mix pot of cultures.
  •  Australia also offers combined degree leading to two Bachelors or Masters Degree.
  •  Australia has 40 Universities, 2 International Universities and one private specialty University.
  •  The living cost in Australia is comparatively lower than in UK or USA and the credentials from Australia are recognized all over the world due to high level of excellence.
  •  Australian universities are ranked 9th in ranking system. It has the highest number of noble prize laureates.
  •  Students get opportunity to work after completion of their studies; there are also pathways to temporary residence and permanent residence.
  •  On completion of Bachelors, Masters or PhD full time programs, students are entitled to Temporary Graduate Visa sub class 485 and further if eligible, they can also apply for Permanent Residence under various subclasses.
  •  Australia in general and in each state has a list of occupations which are in demand. Having a degree and work experience in these occupations, leads to better post study prospects.
 
  • List Of Colleges & Universities In Australia


     

    •  Australian National University
    •  Edith Cowan University
    •  University of Canberra
    •  Curtin University
    •  Central Queensland University
    •  Charles Sturt University
    •  Macquarie University
    •  TAFE Queensland Brisbane
    •  University of Western Sydney
    •  Holmesglen Institute
    •  University of South Australia
    •  The University of Sydney
    •  The University of Queensland
    •  Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC)
    •  Latrobe University
    •  Australian Catholic University (ACU)
    •  Southern Cross University
    •  Charles Darwin University
    •  Deakin University
    •  Federation University of Australia

     

Admission Process for Australia


 

Australia is third most popular country for overseas education. Australia has six states and major territories. The reasons you should choose studying in Australia is world class education system, cultural diversity, Immigration friendly rules and opportunity to gain experience. Australia is ranked as 4th happiest country in the world and twelfth largest economy. It also boasts high class infrastructure facilities in all major cities. It has consistently maintained its education standards. For international students a CRICOS registered institute assures that institute and course meets the high standard level. There are diverse selection options for students Private institutes, Colleges, TAFE and Universities.

Under Graduate Programs : 

Admission Requirement in Undergraduate Programs like Associate Degree and Bachelors Degree:

  •  Students need to have good academic records.
  •  Higher Secondary mark sheet with above 50%. In some universities percentage cut off can be higher.
  •  IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL 80 iBT.
  •  Work Experience letter ( if applicable)
  •  Some Universities require GRE /GMAT.
  •  Recommendation letters and Covering letter for application (SOP).
  •  Admission in VET and TAFE is possible with IELTS 5.5 bands.
  •  Univeristy /College /VET/TAFE may conduct interview prior to confirmation of admission.

Post Graduate Programs:

Admission Requirement in Graduate Programs like Masters Course and Doctorate:

  •  Students need to have good academic records.
  •  Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% score.
  •  IELTS overall score of 6.5 or TOEFL 100 iBT.
  •  Work Experience letter as per requirement of course. (If applicable).
  •  In some cases work experience is mandatory like in MBA.
  •  For admission in creative or professional field portfolio or detailed subject research is required.
  •  For Doctorate programs research proposal, good academic background and high score in IELTS/TOEFL and GRE/GMAT is mandatory.
  •  Univeristy /College /VET/TAFE may conduct interview prior to confirmation of admission.

Students can work part time during studies i.e. 20 hours per week and full time during breaks.

Intakes:

February and July are main intakes, some Universities /Institutes also offer October intake. It is advisable to apply at least 5-6 months prior to intake.

Document Checklist : 

  • Academic document – Secondary and Higher Secondary, Bachelors and Masters and any other certificates. (As per the individual case).
  •  IELTS score sheet or TOEFL score sheet/ English proficiency test result.
  •  Letter of recommendations.
  •  Work experience letter (if applicable).
  •  Passport bio data pages.
  •  Covering letter or SOP for application.
  •  Application fees (if applicable).
  •  Some Universities may ask to demonstrate financial capability of the student and sponsor.

Tuition Fees : 

Course Level Tuition Fees In AUD $ (Average)
ELICOS – English Language Course Subclass 570 $ 300 per week
VET Diploma, Advance Diploma Subclass 572 $ 8,000 to $ 15,000
Undergradute bachelors programs Subclass 573 $ 18,000 to $ 30,000
Post Graduate Masters programs Subclass 573 $ 20,000 to $ 28000
Masters by research and Doctorate Subclass 574 $ 15,000 to $ 35000

 

Student Visa Process For Australia


 Australia Visa Streams

There are two streams for visa application to Australia :

  • General student visa application under assessment level 3
  • SVP – Streamlined visa processing under assessment level 1

To apply for SVP visa the program must be higher diploma leading to bachelors, bachelor’s degree program or masters program by coursework. The SVP program is designed for international students applying in participating universities and higher education provider. GTE is another guiding factor for getting through SVP visa, GTE i.e. Genuine Temporary Entrant. You need to fulfill some requirements to apply as GTE for SVP which comes under assessment level 1. Your application should show genuine reasons for applying for a particular course, its future value, your circumstances in home country and in Australia, financial background and immigration history.

SVP gives students freedom to apply with lesser requirements making it easy, convenient and quick for students. While in general stream under assessment level 3, more number of documents with greater precision is required. The process time for SVP is quicker compared to general application under assessment level 3.

The difference between Assessment level 1 and 3 is related to factors considering the genuineness and security of the application. Assessment level 1 assumes student to be of low risk while Assessment level 3 assumes student to be of high risk and so to demonstrate compliance to genuine intend much more documentation is required. Even the funds part for both differ, in terms of amount and duration i.e. time period for which funds are kept on hold.

Document checklist for Australian Student Visa


 

  •  Confirmation of Enrollment letter from university/institute. (Available after payment of tuition fees).
  •  Receipt of tuition fees.
  •  All academic documents including transcripts, mark sheets and Degree certificate (as per individual case).
  •  Letter of Recommendation.
  •  Letter of recommendations.
  •  IELTS /TOEFL score sheet.
  •  Evidence of finance – Bank statements, Fixed deposits, Education loan etc.
  •  Medical and Police Clearance Certificate.
  •  Health Insurance (OHSC).
  •  Evidence of regular income and proof for the same for applicant or sponsor as per the case.
  •  All pages of Passport.
  •  Work experience letter (If applicable).
  •  Photographs 45 x 35 mm white background.
  •  Visa fees AUD $ 535.

Living cost in Australia


 

For Student – AUD $ 18,610 p.a.

For Dependent – AUD $ 6,515 p.a.

For First Child – AUD $ 3,720 p.a.

Next Onwards – AUD $ 2,790 p.a.

Air fare and OHSC needed.

Processing Time for Australia Student Visa


 

Application processed under SVP takes much less time as compared to regular application. For streamlined visa processing it takes 20 to 25 days and for assessment level 3 (general visa) usually 6-8 weeks of time period is required on an average.

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Why to apply through Sunway Overseas Admission Consultant for Australia student visa?

Sunway Overseas Admission Consultant has a vast experience of applying in both the categories, i.e. streamlined visa processing and regular processing. We will provide you one step solution including guidance for arrangement of finance as per the requirements, completing the OHSC requirements for the medical test and other modalities including ticketing and post study orientation.


 

What is the difference between SVP and regular application processing?

Streamlined visa processing requires lesser documents and processing is quick while in regular application assessment level 3 document requirements are stringent and processing time is much more.


Can dependent accompany student in Australia?

In case of programs at masters level or above, student dependent can accompany them or can join them later. They are permitted to work full time in Australia.


 

What are the possibilities for getting permanent residency?

On completion of studies students can apply for Post study Work stream visa , students after this or if eligible can apply for General Permanent resident visa, State sponsorship visa, Provisional regional visa there are many options. Australia also has SOL – skill occupation list. You may be eligible for the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa. This may enable you to stay in Australia following your studies to gain practical experience working in your field.


 

Is extension of student visa possible?

Yes students can extend their visa for higher education programs from within Australia and can later on apply for Skilled Graduate Visa.


 

What is OSHC and how to pay for it?

OSHC is Overseas Student Health Cover. It is a medical and health insurance which is mandatory.


 

Is IELTS /TOEFL mandatory?

Yes English proficiency is mandatory and if required universities or colleges might interview students, in case if student is found to be suboptimal, then they are given ELICOS program to improve the competency before beginning the full time regular program.


 

Are there any interviews conducted by high the commission?

Mostly there is no interview but high commission can request one any time.