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 internationalised’ education system that is driven by research to address the challenges of the future. Almost $200,000,000 per annum 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 3rd 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.
Top Universities in Australia
The Group of 8 is a group of top Australian Universities that are unparalleled in research and delivering comprehensive education. However, given the diversity of courses to choose from, there are a range of other institutions too that may be appealing and suitable for your profile and interests. This has become evident over recent years through the discoveries and innovations that have emerged out of Australia including Wi-Fi, Ultrasound Technologies and Bionic Ear.
A good Australian university has a comparative advantage in the following areas of study: Arts and Humanities, Clinical and Digital Health Services, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.
List of Universities/Institutions in the Australia
- Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
- Central Queensland University
- Griffith University
- Navitas Australia(Queensland Institute of Business and Technology (QIBT))
- RMIT University
- The Australian National University (ANU)
- University of Canberra
- University of Queensland
- University of Tasmania
- University of Wollongong
Emerging Sectors in Australia
Mining, Energy and Utilities, Healthcare, Banking and Finance, as well as the Industrial and Materials Industries continue to drive growth and investment globally into the Australian economy as prominent sectors by market capitalisation. Australia is also substantiating healthy prospects for growth in a range of other emerging sectors.
Organic Farming, Investment Banking and Securities, Biotechnology, Power Generation and Online Information Services are only some of the super-growth sectors that have been predicted to experience employment growth and have an extensive impact on the economy of Australia and the world over the next 5 years (IBIS Report).
Deloitte’s research indicates healthy prospects for a variety of sectors in the Australian economy over the next 20 years that are expected to add $400 Billion over that period.
The report concludes that Agribusiness, Gas, Tourism, International Education and Wealth Management will have the greatest impact over this period on employment and the GDP as these sectors offer both high growth rates and Australia’s competitive advantage.
One of the fundamental issues facing the developed world is their skill shortage as a result of regional mismatch, cyclical shifts, inadequate training levels and labour market restructuring. Australia has a range of professions that fall under the Occupation Skill Shortages category as companies fail to find suitable candidates from within the local talent pool to perform certain jobs. This opens up a wide array of opportunities for the international student and labour market. Some sectors facing skill shortages include Construction, Engineering (Structural, Electrical, Mechanical Transport, Chemical and Civil), Health Care, Accounting and Finance (Management, Taxation and Auditing), Mining (Excluding Petroleum) as well as Agriculture.
Education costs in Australia
Being familiar with education costs in Australia is important, if you are considering Australia as your overseas studying destination. Cost of higher education in Australia is quite affordable as compared to the cost of studying abroad in the UK or the US Let’s find out.
Tuition Fee (AUD $)
The first factor to consider among education costs in Australia is the average tuition fees. This ranges from $25,000 – $38,000.
Accommodation (AUD $)
- Hostels and Guesthouses – $80 to $135 per week
- Shared Rental – $70 to $250 per week
- On campus – $80 to $250 per week
- Home-stay – $110 to $270 per week
- Rental – $100 to $400 per week
- Boarding Schools – $10,000 to $20,000 a year
Other Living Expenses (AUD$)
- Groceries and eating out – $80 to $200 per week
- Gas and electricity – $60 to $100 per week
- Phone and Internet – $20 to $50 per week
- Public transport – $10 to $50 per week
- Car (after purchase) – $150 to $250 per week
- Entertainment – $50 to $100 per week
Minimum cost of living:
- Average Total – AUD$18,610 /-per annum
Scholarships to Study in Australia
- Major Intakes: February & July
- Minor Intakes: September & November
Students considering Australia scholarships are recommended to begin the application procedure 8-12 months prior to the intake. Scholarship deadlines vary amongst institutions. In order to capitalise on the available scholarships, we advise you to walk into ‘The Chopras’ Global Education Offices as early as possible
Admission Process for Study in Australia
To learn about the admission process in Australia and get the best quality advice about the opportunities for studying in Australia, students should register with The Chopras. After registration, students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The Chopras, work on the Australia admissions process.
You register with Afghan Hope and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.
We make an assessment of your academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.
- Standardised Tests
We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.
- University & Course Selection
Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.
- Document Editing
We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.
- Application Review and Submission
The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.
- Interview Preparation
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.
- Visa Counselling
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.
- Pre-Departure Information
We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.
Student Visa Requirements for Australia
Here is a list of documents required for Australia:
- Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
- Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
- Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
- Two academic references
- Two references from employers (where applicable)
- Passport sized photographs
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Draft for application fees, if applicable
- Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture Courses)
- Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
Exams for Studying in Australia
Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardised graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS.
The Chopras offers high quality Test Prep programmes throughout India. Through its high-tech, state of the art teaching centres strategically located throughout the country it offers students preparatory training on the full range of admissions tests that universities need. Contact Afghan Hope today for detailed information relating to the tests that may be needed for admission in Australia.