STUDY IN AUSTRALIA
STUDY IN AUSTRALIA
Australia is a global education powerhouse with fantastic long-term opportunities. The infrastructure, facilities, teaching and networking experience in Australia is second to none. This is why studying in Australia has become popular. Moreover, the Australian government has been heavily involved in building a ‘truly international’ education system that is driven by research to address the challenges of the future. Almost $200,000,000 per annul is invested by the Australian government purely on international scholarships. Additionally, the diverse range of courses offered by Australian Universities has resulted in Australia being the most popular destination for international students. Moreover, 7 of the Top 100 Universities in the World are in Australia as are 5 out of the 30 best student cities in the World. Due to all these reasons, students want to study in Australia to further their dreams
- world wide recognized qualifications
- A place with full of Opportunity
- Research focused & technology driven education
- Attractive scholarships and bursaries
- Top universities and colleges
- One of the highest standards of living in the world
- Affordable education compared to UK, USA
- Good Weather suitable for south Asian students
- Post Qualification work & settlement options
- Chances of PR
- Married students can take their spouses with full-time work rights
When you go to Australia, one will experience a different culture and life style from what you are used to. If you don’t get good information and awareness about the country, you may undergo a “culture shock” or the “blues of new place”. It is important to observe the habits, reactions and customs of people. Learn as much as you can, get info-rich but never ever change your traditional values and your real self.
Do not let the previous paragraph intimidate you or put you off. Just because a country like Australia is different does not make it necessarily worse. On the contrary, Australia is one of the most multi-cultural societies in the world. Over 20% of Australian citizens were born overseas and they are drawn from over 200 different nations making Australia a real ‘melting pot’ nation. Around 20% of Australians speak a language other than English in their home. Although it is predominantly a Christian society, all forms of religion are represented in Australia and they are freely practiced and protected by law. Australians are friendly, direct and informal in their dealings with each other as they believe in equality and a ‘fair go’ society. People who work in low skilled or ‘blue collar’ jobs such as cleaners, bus drivers etc. receive the same respect as those who work in professional jobs. It is also highly illegal to discriminate against others on grounds of race, gender, religion or sexuality. Punctuality is important, if you are running late, you should always inform whom you are meeting as act of courtesy. People in Australia form queues to buy food, wait for a particular service, to board public transport etc and it is impolite to push ahead of someone already queuing. People often use the first name, even with respected elders as long as they know them or have been formally introduced.
There is a lot more you will learn about Australian people but be positive, be flexible and try to adapt. Listen, observe and ask whenever you are in doubt.
The method of study in Australia may be very different to what you have experienced so far. It is important to give yourself a head start by keeping up to date with Australian news and current affairs and become familiar with Australia’s education system and learning culture. When you arrive, practice listening to the Australian accent – it is different but you will soon understand the local terms and way of speaking.
In Australia just like most other countries, students are expected to conduct independent research, collect and analyse data by themselves or in-groups, to raise questions and to participate in discussions and debates with other students and teachers. Students spend a great deal of time in libraries and laboratories conducting their own research. To be a successful student you will need to adapt to these new methods of learning and assessment. Students are assessed continuously through essays, presentations, tests, assignments etc. One thing that may surprise you is the amount of access that you will be able to obtain with your tutors and lecturers. If you are having an academic problem, discuss it with them – don’t let it develop from a minor issue into a major problem for you.
- Academic documents till date
- IELTS/TOEFL Score
- Work Experience (If any)
- University/College Application form
- Skype/phone interview may be conducted by university for offer letter (Offer letter processing time 1 to 6 week)
- All academic documents (Transcript, Provisional, Character)
- 2 recent passport-size color photos with white background.
- IELTS/TOEFL Score
- Financial documents @ Educational Loan from Nabil or SBI bank limited of Nepal to cover 1 year fee & 1 year living cost (18610 AUD) with 2000 Traveling cost for Streamlined Students. or @ Minimum 3 months old bank balance certificate & statement with evidence of income
- Income sources with supporting documents
- Valuation of Property with supporting documents
- Tax Clearance Certificate
- CA Report
- Relationship certificate with sponsors and family members
- Birth Certificate
- Police Report
- Citizenship Certificate (translated in English)
- Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) from University/College
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
(If you are applying with a spouse, evidence of the ‘genuine and continuing’ nature of your relationship with your spouse. For example;
- Marriage certificate
- Evidence of cohabitation
- Evidence of joint financial assets or liabilities (if applicable) such as joint ownership of property or joint bank accounts – Evidence of the social nature of the relationship such as photos together in various places, statements from friends/family members, loan to cover dependent’s living, traveling cost which is AUD 6515 per year with 2000 AUD Traveling cost.)
- 157A Visa Application form
- Visa Application charge (Demand Draft)
College and University
Australia has a proven reputation as an educational provider, it provides high quality education for all student especially international ones. There is growing awareness of the quality and variety of Australian courses and qualifications especially in countries such as Nepal, India China etc.
After you have carefully scrutinized Australia’s educational opportunities, decided on your preferred study destination in Australia and successfully obtained a student visa for Australia, for many of you, your visit to Australia will mark your first visit to the land downunder. A variety of experiences await you and it’s quite natural to face them with a blend of both excitement and anxiety about the unknown. The challenge is to take full advantage of the opportunities presented to you. The benefits of being part of a multicultural student population and society in Australia will give you the chance to develop your knowledge and understanding of new cultures. Your time in Australia will be both challenging and rewarding.
For any student the process of successfully adapting to the rigors of a new study system in a different culture can be little difficult and can take some time. While academic success will be your main focus, you should make the most of the other opportunities that will present themselves to you for your greater personal growth and success.
Before you are ready to depart for Australia, make yourself comfortable by planning your initial days in Australia. Institutions in Australia help international students make this important transition by giving them an airport pickup, arranging for temporary accommodation and by giving them an orientation session. But before you leave, get to know Australia through the eyes of a student by seeking answers to the queries and situations you might face. Given below is a general checklist of items you should make yourself aware of.