Australia is one of the prominent destinations for students to study after the USA and UK. The educational system in Australia is recognized as one of the best higher education systems. Australia is one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world. Australia provides some of the best facilities that students are looking for when choosing a destination for education or settlement. It is also considered one of the safest countries for international students. The living standard for students in Australia is high, and as a result, the cost of living is also high when compared to some European countries. There is also a vast opportunity of scholarship available for the students, which can benefit them in lowering their financial burden. International students can also avail of the opportunity of working while studying and are open to a vast opportunity for jobs after graduation in Australia.
Is Australia good for students?
Australia is one of the best-educated countries in the world and has some of the highest-ranked universities according to QS rankings. Every student wants to study in the best environment with a wide scope of learning, and Australian universities provide all of these in the best possible way. Degrees obtained from Australia are well recognized in the world. The spoken language is English which makes it easy for the students. The natives are welcoming, and embrace diversity.
Australian universities also have low tuition fees as compared to other countries. There are two most important things that every person or student wants to have while they are touring to another country, and that is our health system, and job opportunity. Australia has the best health care system, and students coming from the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Italy, or New Zealand get health care from the government expense, while other students need to have “Overseas Student Health Cover”, for health care.
Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the school and field that are right for them. The first decision international students have to make when choosing a degree program in which school caters most to their needs and interests. Students can choose between universities, vocational education, and English language training. If necessary, it is easy for students to move between one qualification level and from one institution to another.
The country also allows international students to work while studying in Australia. It helps them in minimizing their expense, and the working system for international students is also flexible which provides the best opportunity for them. Australia allows the international student to work for 20 hours per week when classes are on, during break-in study periods, they can work up to 40 hours per week. It is a great opportunity for students to earn as much as they can, and when they are not taking regular classes as they can work more to save money for other necessary expenses.
Application process and career opportunity:
The application process for Australia is simple easy but it requires students to have complete knowledge, and research on which course they want to choose, and where they want to live, because all these formalities are required for applying for Australia. English proficiency is a mandatory requirement for applying, and every international student needs to have IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE. Students must have cleared any one of these tests before applying for a visa in Australia.
Living Cost in Australia:
The living expense in Australia is high as compared to other countries like USA, and UK. According to an Australian government survey, it is estimated that students’ average cost of living in Australia is 21,041 AUD. The cost of living varies from students’ personal choices, and their agreements but the cost-of-living relays between 20,000 To 27,000 AUD. Knowing the cost of living is essential for students so that they can plan their financial budget better. The tuition fee in Australian universities is lower than in other countries. Some universities tuition fee is as follows;
|University||Starting Tuition Fee|
|Flinders University||10,350 AUD|
|IPAG Business School||13,000 AUD|
|University of Wollongong||18,800 AUD|
|University of New England||19,100 AUD|
|Victoria University||21,800 AUD|
These are the most affordable universities for students. The cost of a bachelor’s degree in Australia is 20,000 To 45,000 AUD, and the cost of a master’s degree or a Ph.D. is 22,000 To 50,000 AUD.
It is estimated that the student living in Australia needs to have at least 1,500 To 2,500 AUD monthly to bear his monthly expenses. The monthly budget also varies in different cities as Sydney has the highest minimum cost for a student that is 1,900 AUD. The average accommodation cost is;
|Homestay||460 To 1300|
|Student Hall of residence||430 To 1100|
|Rented Apartment||740 To 1800|
|Shared Apartment||360 To 850|
Other costs of living for students are:
|Activity||Cost (£) Per month|
|Mobile and internet charges||60-120|
Tips for students
If you are an international student and looking to come to Australia, the following tips will help you:
- Plan your budget: Budget planning is the first step for the students, and for that, they need to have complete knowledge and research of living costs, tuition fees, and other expenses. The average living cost in Australia is 21,041 AUD. So, students should try to avail the vast opportunity of scholarships to minimize their expenses.
- Preparing for the English Proficiency Test: All students need to sit for their English Proficiency test and score a high score for admission into the University. Tests that are accepted as IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE.
- Applying for Visa: Students applying for the study visa in Australia need to have an English proficiency test, and other work experience, or any other document required by the authorities, and they also need to have Overseas Student Health Cover. The cost of an Australian study visa is 575 AUD or $414.
- Residence: Accommodation is a necessity and students need to plan their residence with proper care and research. It should be near the university, and it is beneficial for a student to share an apartment, as it cost less than other accommodation means.
In the end, I would say that Australia is one of the best options for international students. There are many scholarships opportunities available for bachelor’s and master’s students and on top of that, it is also one of the safest countries for international students. Australian universities also regularly appear in top rankings in various articles, blogs, and global university ranking websites. Since students are allowed to work while they study it offers a chance for students either to work, earn, and be safe or to work in their chosen field to get first-hand experience. Australia provides some of the best career opportunities for students and hence it greatly attracts potential students from all over the world.