Celebrated as one of the world’s sunniest countries and fastest-moving economies, Australia has developed into a popular destination for international students. Its educational institutions have an impressive reputation, especially when you consider that six Australian universities are among the top 100 in the 2019-2020 World University Rankings, making them competitive amongst both Australian and foreign universities. If you want to Study in Australia, there are a few important items to bear in mind – from making sure you have the right visa to striking a good balance between your studies and your social life.
Internships, placements at work, field work, industry training and related opportunities- These are now an integral part of the university degree programme in Australia. A recent study in Australia has found that in 2017, nearly half a million students took part in industry-led ventures, realistic simulations and job placements. Where previous trends focused more on internships, students in Australia, today, have a broader range of work integrated learning (WIL) choices to choose from. This exercise of new learning enables students to spend time in a workplace to learn more about building networks and new skills.
You should start planning your visa application once you’ve been admitted to a university and enrol for a course of your choice. Fortunately, the Australian Government has streamlined this practice to a great degree for all foreign students. As of 1st of July 2016, all student visas come under the same category, (Subclass 500), regardless of the academic interest and location.
Sometimes, Australian education for migrant students comes at a high price. Not to mention other expenses such as accommodation, food and healthcare, all of which can be remarkably high due to the very high standards of living in the country.