Australia is one of the top three destinations (alongside the US and UK) for international students. The country is known for its safe and friendly environment, along with an all-inclusive and multicultural society. If you are planning to relocate to Australia for further studies, here are a few things that counselors at Visa Expert 24, Australia immigration consultants in Chandigarh want you to consider:
Proficiency in English Language
This is one of the most important factors to be considered while planning studies in Australia. International students are required to take IELTS language proficiency test before enrolling in different programmes. If you are not proficient in English language, you are advised to enrol yourself in an English language school. It becomes important to carefully examine the policies of your chosen institution in terms of English language testing and teaching standard.
Cost of Education
For many international students, cost of education decides their destination for further studies. In Australia, the tuition fees vary considerably from one institute to other. It ranges from $2,000 to $28,000 per year or more. You must note the list of institutes that offer financial assistance in form of scholarships and study abroad loans, if required. Alternatively, you can fund your education through private foundations, companies, or the local government. There are some grands, teaching/research assistantships from which you can source your financial requirements.
Quality of education
The most expansive university may not be the best, neither the quality of courses by a globally recognised university is the same. There are wide range of courses and institutions in Australia. The quality of education depends on the course and institution you choose.
Housing and cost of living
It is very important to decide the kind of housing you want in Australia. There are multiple options – stay with a host family, in an apartment, hostel, student halls, hostels, residential colleges or private rental property. Remember, it is very crucial to note that your stay can impact your studies, health, education and overall well-being. Cost of living varies differently across the different states and cities of Australia.
It is mandatory for a temporary student visa applicant to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the complete duration of their study in Australia program.