Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbor countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Australia is home of five of the best thirty students cities in the world.
Australia is one of the well developed nations in the world. Australia is developed from all circumstances such as education, science and technology, culture, etcetera. The people in Australia are welcoming, friendly in nature, acceptable to all cultures from around the world.There is no language problem in Australia. Over 260 languages are spoken in Australia and English is always a second language. This country ranks among the safest countries in the world.The climatic conditions of Australia are similar to Nepal. So, it is easy to adjust with temperature over there.
Living expenses in Australia
Average Tuition fees:-
School: AU$7,800 to AU$30,000
English Language: AU$300 per week depending on course length
Vocational Education and Training: AU$4000 to AU$22000
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree: AU$15000 to AU$33,000
Post Graduate Master Degree: AU$20000 to AU$37000
Doctoral Degree: AU$14000 to AU$37000
A student needs AU$ 20,290 per year for living costs alone according to country’s student visa requirements.
Hostels and guesthouse: $90 to $150 per week
Shared Rental: $85 to $215 per week
On campus: $90 to $280
Homestay: $235 to $325 per week
Rental: $165 to $440 per week
Boarding Schools: $11000 to $22,000 per year
Other living expenses:-
Groceries and eating out: $80 to $280 per week
Gas, electricity: $35 to $140 per week
Phone and internet: $20 to $55 per week
Car (after purchase): $150 to $260 per week
Entertainment: $80 to $150 per week
Minimum cost of living:-
Education system in Australia
Talking about education, Australia provides options of 22,000 courses and 1,200 institutions respectively. Australia provides wide range of course and universities options for international students. You can study from primary and secondary level to Vocational Education Training (VET) to PHD. Higher education institutions are registered under Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and universities under Universities Australia. VET institutions are registered under Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
Australia ranks 10th in the Universities 2018 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems. 7 of top 100 universities in the world lies in Australia.Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) are laws to promote quality education and protection to international students during their stay in Australia.
Being an international student, you must study in the institutions which are registered under Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). This guarantees that the study meet the high standards as international students’ expectation. This registration system is managed by Australian Government Department of Education. These laws and acts protect international students assuring about their study and experience.
Applying for a student visa in Australia
You need to meet English language proficiency through IELTS exam and required minimum academic qualification to apply for study in Australia. You can only apply for study in Australia after your 10+2 or overseas equivalent to this academic level to bachelor’s degree. And you need to complete 4 years bachelor’s degree in Nepal to apply for master degree. If you have completed 3 years bachelor’s plan, still you have chance to be enrolled in master degree.
Required documents to apply for student visa in Australia
Bank loan approved by A-level bank
Bank balance certificate with supporting source
Income documents verified by VDC/ Municipal office
Income from Bus/ Vehicle
Land and House Rent
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Income
Property Valuation made by Engineering Firm/ VDC Municipal Office
Land and House Property Documents
Tax clearance documents from VDC/ Municipal Office
Relationship documents between Applicant and Sponsors issued by VDC
Citizenship of all Sponsors stated in relationship documents