Over the years the number of students going to study from India to Australia has increased in geometric proportion. Australia has the third highest number of foreign students in the world behind UK & US. Last year only 20 thousands offshore student visas were issued from India.
Australia has a modern, highly educated culture with a thirst for knowledge and research. Australia has contributed to science and research through fascinating discoveries, high quality educational opportunities, and international collaboration. Due to proximity of the country to India and one of the fastest developing regions, students from India find it very convenient to choose Australia for pursuing their higher education.
Australia offers plethora of opportunities to students. There are 1,100 institutes and 22,000 courses both at graduation, under graduation, MBA, PhD level. Students can chose between universities, colleges, vocational education and training for any of the courses depending upon the choice of their subjects.
What are the factors that pull the student to these Australian Universities?
A. Australian Qualifications are recognized internationally all over the world. Australian qualifications are part of a national quality frame work –the Australian Qualification Framework. (AQF) Since AQF qualifications are accredited by the Australian Government, so an AQF qualification is recognized all around Australia and other countries.
B. Australia offers a high standard of living at an affordable cost. Sydney is one of the top five best student cities in the world according to the QS best student cities ranking of the word. Australian cities are also amongst the safest cities in the world with. The society in Australia is a multi-cultural society and one out of the four Australian born overseas. International Students constitutes 20% of the students’ enrolment in Australia on student visa. There are number of students associations from different parts of the globe and students can easily get help from these associations in case of any need they required.
C. Since English is the main language of the country students find it very convenient to work in Australia. English is crucial for the future career of the students, be it is in communication, science, media, computing and medicine. Living in Australia exposes one every day to the opportunities of Increasing one’s English language skills.
D. International Students who graduate from Australian Universities have greater opportunity to work in Australia. Students from abroad who complete their graduation course or master degree or have studied in Australia for two years will be able to remain in Australia for two years after the completion of their courses. Those who complete their research work and Ph.D. work get the opportunity to work for three and four years respectively. “Institutes in Australia offer a diverse range of study options with around 39 universities, 8 of which feature in the world’s top 100 universities.
With over 1,100 institutes and over 22,000 courses, be it graduation or post-graduation, MBA or master’s, engineering or a PhD, in Australia students can choose between universities, colleges, premier institutes, vocational education, and English language training, for any of the wide range of courses, depending on what is the right fit for them,” said Raja Sood, Director Marketing and Australian Client Relation IDP Education India Private Limited. Besides with a number of scholarship and part-time job options available for international students, Australia offers the best living experience. Students from different universities have their unique stories to share with. “My experience of studying in Australia have been great. I am completing my Master of communication at RMIT University Melbourne. The seminar are interesting and the lectures come from specific industries. This help in gaining a work perspective along with theoretical knowledge,” said Tasnim Khozem Patel a student from RMIT University.
While Radhika Pinot from Deakin University has different experience to share with. “It takes courage and optimism to move to another country and to study and work in a culture radically different from one’s own. In the first 6 months in Australia I learnt a lot in terms of networking and getting to know people. The study methods give one chance to think outside the box and increase one’s rationality and skill,” she said. firstname.lastname@example.org