If you have dreamed of studying in Australia then you are getting closer towards choosing a truly fruitful academic experience.
Australia is a fully developed, growing economy with a safe, tolerant and multicultural society. Students will find studying in Australia a relaxed, welcoming and engaging environment that is unique in the native English speaking world.
Australia has a reputation for innovative and research-intensive culture by adopting new technologies rapidly than most countries because from this Australia has one of the highest rates of Internet access in the world and has produced fifteen (15) Nobel prize-winning.
The majority of these prizes (eight) have been awarded in the field of Physiology or Medicine, and include the youngest ever laureate.
Facilities for teaching, training, and research are high-quality in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. Institutions deliver practical and career-orientated training so graduates can be confident that they have the skills expected by employers.
Academic staff is recruited from around the world and often are leading experts in their field. Australian teachers are experienced in supervising both domestic and international students from a variety of different countries.
International students in Australia (including their parents) enjoy a very high level of service and financial protection.
Quality is assured by ESOS 2000 and national code to ensure fair practice standards are met. Australia is an international leader in safeguards and support services for international students with specialist student services being well resourced and quality assured.
Diversity and autonomy are central features of Australian universities. Each institution has the freedom to specify its own mission, purpose, modes of teaching, research, the makeup of its student body, and the range of content of its educational programs.
These various activities are reflected in university goals and objectives, staff profiles and the importance placed on particular courses at different universities.
TAFE Institutes, specialized institutes and other private colleges also provide post-school qualifications. While they mostly offer courses to a diploma level, other courses are offered through to bachelor degree level. Entry Points, Entry Requirements and Costs
Students need to meet both a sufficient level of English language proficiency and the minimum academic requirements before they can be admitted to an Australian university.
Undergraduate degrees require an Australian Senior School Certificate of Education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent of this. Some degrees may also have certain pre-requisite subjects and grades.
Entry to postgraduate courses requires completion to a satisfactory standard of a bachelor’s degree. Prospective students may also need to demonstrate research ability or relevant work experience.
University course cost in Australia is comparable to those in other English speaking countries such as the UK and the USA. In the Australian education system, some degrees are slightly shorter than in other countries. For example, some Bachelor degrees take three years in Australia but four years in the USA.
Reasons for Studying
Australia has a proven its reputation as an educational provider, it provides high-quality education for all student especially international ones.
There is a growing awareness of the quality and variety of Australian courses and qualifications especially in countries such as Nepal, India China, etc.
Many students are attracted by the flexibility offered by the Australian Educational System, which sets out 12 levels of qualifications across three educational sectors – school, university, and vocational education and training.
Qualifications are awarded only after the achievement of competency standards. Once achieved, students can progress through different levels of qualifications, regardless of the sector, thus providing many different pathways between different levels.
Australia is a safe and welcoming destination, proud of its own enormous cultural diversity. The interests of international students in Australia are protected by Australian government legislation – the Education Services for Overseas Students Act.
Only institutions that are registered by the Australian Government can recruit students from overseas.
The costs of studying in Australia compare favorably with traditional destinations such as the USA and Britain.