In this episode, Ms. Kunjal Sakhrani talks about destination Australia. The Opera House. Kangaroos. Koala bears. The Great Barrier Reef. The Blue Mountains. These are some of the things that you think of when you talk about Australia. But, Australia has so much more to offer, especially in terms of higher education.
In terms of popularity, Australia is right behind the USA and UK. It is a leader in education, with some of the world’s best institutions, facilities, and faculties. Universities emphasize on providing students with an active learning environment. Therefore, training systems and research infrastructure are top class. Standards of education are high and Australian qualifications are recognized and accepted worldwide.
Australian institutions teach a wide variety of subjects ranging from Engineering to Natural Sciences, Business Studies to Medicine and Mathematics to Agricultural Sciences. An Australian undergraduate degree takes 3 years to complete and a Masters degree can be completed between 1.5 and 2 years.
Application process and fees – Generally there are no entrance tests that you need for applying to undergraduate programs. However, students who are keen on pursuing a Masters or MBA program may be asked to submit GRE or GMAT scores. Scores for an English proficiency test like IELTS or TOEFL will be needed for pursuing studies at any level. Supplementary documents may include academic transcripts, Statement of Purpose and reference letters.
Remember that the applications should be submitted to the universities before the deadline date. Undergraduate studies will approximately range between AUD 25,000 and 30,000 per year and postgraduate fees will be roughly around AUD 30,000 and 40,000 annually. Living costs will be approximately AUD 18,000 per academic year. There are many scholarships and grants that you can apply for and which will help you financially with your studies. Check the universities that you are applying to for eligibility and deadlines.
Australia offers a superior education system where innovation, imagination and independent thinking are encouraged. Studying and living here will be a challenging, stimulating and worthwhile experience.