Sometimes, you just have to let someone else decide your future. Well, we are talking about how your university can make major changes in your life. So we are here to guide you to choose a university in Australia.
Geographically, Australia is among the largest country, a continent in itself. The country has 5 of the 30 best cities in the world. In the last decade, the country has grown like never before. It has been flooded with immigrants from all over the world. And as the population increases, education, health, industry, and all other sectors have grown rapidly.
This means you have tons of choices to choose from. That is why we have come up with a guide for every international student to choose a university in Australia.
Know your city first:
Where are you planning to live in Australia? Make the plan first and then choose a university accordingly. There is a total of 21 institutions in New South Wales and Queensland. A further 6 are based in Adelaide on the Southern Coast, 8 in Melbourne, and 1 in between Adelaide and Melbourne. Perth and Fremantle have 5 universities while Darwin has just 1. The 43rd university is on the island of Tasmania.
Where do you fit?
Students have different University options at the higher education level. You need to choose one as per your GPA (grade point average). But the most important thing to consider is the majors offered, the number of students enrolled, and the campus culture. Pick the one where you FIT the most.
Explore Australia’s top universities:
Do you know the list of Best University in Australia?
Go through the list first:
- University of Melbourne
- Australian National University
- University of Sydney
- University of New South Wales
- University of Queensland
- Monash University
- University of Western Australia
- University of Adelaide
- Charles Sturt Univerity
- University of Technology, Sydney
- University of Newcastle
You will have the choice to enroll in the first semester i.e. March-June or the second semester i.e. July-October.
For the March-June enroll, your application should reach the university by December. The deadline to begin the second semester in May. But then, it would be better not to wait for that late in either case. Not just the online application form, you also need to provide them the results of an English language like the International English Language Test System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). You should directly send the test results to the institution
To an undergraduate degree, look for the tuition fees between A$15,000 to A$33,000 per year. If that’s not affordable, look for funding opportunities from the universities or Australian government scholarships to help you to meet the costs.
In particular, Australia scholarships are available for students from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The closing dates for applications are usually in April.
In all cases, you need to apply for a student visa for the duration of your studies, except for the research-driven postgraduate study.
You can apply for the Visa once you are accepted by a specific university in Australia. You will need an offer letter/ enrolment letter, paper forms, you and a demonstration that you have funding for your stay and a health examination.
The application cost about Aus. $550. The visa allows your stay for 1 or 2 months in Australia even after your degree ends. During your study period, you can leave or re-enter Australia multiple times.
Just follow the procedure. And if you got confused somewhere, let us know in the comment below.