Australia is a highly developed country, with the world 14th-largest economy. It has world’s tenth-highest per capital income. Australia has the world’s eighth largest immigrant population, and ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights.
With over 554,179 students studying and representing 192 different nationalities, Australia has become the 3rdmost popular destination for education in the world. Like many other developed countries, Australia is experiencing a demographic shift towards older population, with more retirees and fewer people of working age, which opens doors for more employment opportunities in Australia for students.
Australia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with a population density of 3.3 persons per square kilometer of total land area. Australia has no official language, but English is widely spoken throughout the continent. Australia is culturally diverse; it is influenced by American and Asian countries. Multicultural immigration has transformed the Australian cuisine as well, and is well known for its wine and coffee culture. The most popular sport in Australia is football, other than that, sports like, rugby, cricket, surfing, horse racing, basketball and motor racing are played.
Australia is beautiful, you’ll find some of the most unique landscapes in the world here, hidden inside the dense wilderness and wide-open frontiers lie these natural phenomena formed over millions of years just waiting to be discovered by you! Just to name a few, these are the most popular destinations:
The bungle bungles
The fairy pools
The Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s education system is divided in 3 parts:Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
School education consists of the primary and secondary education
Primary school runs for 8 years starting at Kindergarten to 7th Year/Grade/Standard
Secondary schools run for 3 years starting at 8th Grade to 10th Grade
Senior Secondary School runs for two years, Grades 11th and 12th (often called as Junior College, HSC or +2 in India)
Tertiary education includes higher education in universities or vocational education (VET), graduation/ post-graduation starts post completion of 12 years of primary and secondary education. Bachelor programs runs for 3 or 4 years and Master programs for 2 years.
English is the main language of instruction in Australian education system, many schools also offer bilingual programs or programs in other languages. Australia is the leading global provider of education to international students.
Australia has 37 government funded universities and two private universities.
Admissions are offered to international students without any bias, interestingly early admissions are also granted to some students who haven’t yet completed their graduation. In addition to an excellent academic background from grade 10th to 12th grade, international applicants are expected to have good performance scores in IELTS or TOEFL or PTE for admission into well-known Australian universities. Other Universities may also require SAT Subject Test before granting admission.
Search for colleges and courses
Contact schools/colleges and visit websites for information
Narrow down your list of schools/colleges
Entrance Exams like SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS
Write Statement of Purpose(SOP)/ Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
Fill forms online and submit your applications, most colleges might require you to pay an application free, check with individual colleges about their application fee
Wait until the school/college responds, if selected, apply for a student visa
Griffith College, Brisbane
RMIT University, Melbourne
University of Melbourne
Macquarie University, Sydney
University of South Australia, Adelaide
Swinburne University, Melbourne
University of Technology, Ultimo
University of Tasmania, Hobart
University of Newcastle, Callaghan
Curtin University, Perth
University of Canberra