Australia is a career destination to many international students providing great opportunities with a technologically sound education system and amazing culture. There are ample of opportunities and the education system also allows you to take up multiple courses, vocational courses (if you want expertise in certain field of work) and the list goes on. But choosing to study is a tiresome process and sometimes you tend to miss some details. Here is a five step guide on how to go about doing a course in Australia.
Choosing your course
There are a few things that you need to see here. First of all find out what interests you and try to choose something closer to it. At the same time you also need to see what is the importance of that stream in market place and what can you make out of it. Here don’t just think about Australian employers but prepare yourself for a bigger picture. This way you will be getting a good skill set.
Picking a university
There are ample of number of government run and privately managed universities in Australia to choose from. But here is the catch, choose a university that has good facilities for your course and has a good reputation as well. According to World University Ranking by Times Higher Education, some of the best universities in Australia are University of Melbourne, Australian National University, University of Sydney, and University of Queensland.
Check if you are eligible
All the universities have some eligibility criteria or the other. This includes your academic score, score in exams like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE. Some of the universities also take GMAT. You need to have good scores in these exams to get a university of your choice. Aditionally you should be proficient in English.
Applying to a University
Upon being eligible to do a course, you must start with all the formalities well ahead of time. Visa processing alone takes about 6 to 12 weeks for approval. So if you are planning to study in Australia start with all the preparations about 12 months before. You can apply for a student visa upon selection from the university. You will receive a Letter of Offer and an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE). After receiving this you can apply for student visa. Make sure to note all the required conditions by government.
Research about Australia
Since you’re going for a long term stay purpose being education, you should know about the place, its cultures and way of life. There are several websites you can look up that has these information.
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This website gives information about scholarships and other educational needs – studyinaustralia.gov.au
Department of Immigration and Border Protection (www.immi.gov.au).
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