The most popular courses in Australia are:
Commencement of the session:
In Australia, the university year usually comprises two semesters, that start in late February or early March and ends in early December. Certain courses also have trimester session system that begins in January, May and September.
Apply for visa after receiving a confirmation or enrolment for direct entry to a course from the University and about six to eight weeks before course begins. An applicant needs to show proof of sufficient money to pay for tuition, travel and living expenses. A Statement of Purpose (SOP) is mandatory with visa application.
There are institution specific scholarships, which can be found on their individual websites. Certain organizations like Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) also offer financial support.
While some institutions do provide hostel facilities, usually a student is expected to pay for their accommodation.
Part- time jobs:
Students can work up to 20 hours a week during the academic year on and off campus and full-time during vacations.
After completion of the program, graduates are allowed to take up permanent jobs in Australia. For details on student visa and immigration, the candidate needs to approach the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
How to apply:The candidate has to send their application along with additional documents such as:
The candidate needs to apply six to eight months before the selected course starts. It takes almost six weeks for processing the applications.
Tests to be taken:
Applicants need not take any entrance examination. However, some institutions may require IELTS score. For certain management programs such as MBA, some institutions might ask for the GMAT score and for work experience too.
(Last Updated on : 21-05-2009)
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