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Australia, the land of Kangaroos, has attracted the third largest number of the international students to come and study in Australia. Every year, around 400, 000 overseas students get educated from Australian universities, colleges and institutes. There could be hundred of reasons behind these unbeatable figures. Where the spectacular nature view, peaceful climate and beautiful infrastructure are the undeniable reasons behind the popularity of this most preferable study destination. Therefore, before you get Australia student visa, you might be excited to learn more about the country’s lifestyle and climate. So, lets go further. Australia is an incredible, beautiful country with endless opportunities. It is a natural wonderland of sublime glamour, incredible ancient rock formations, breathtaking beaches, crystal blue waters and pristine rainforests. Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world and has the lowest population density per square kilometer. The majority of Australia’s atypical flora and fauna can be found nowhere else in the world and the lifestyle is surely one-of-its-kinds. The Capital of Australia is Canberra which is another beautiful state of the country.
When it comes to accommodation in Australia, there are following four options to choose from:
This is a helpful option when you first arrive to study in Australia and need time to settle there. You can look for hostels or hotels offering discounted price. Alternatively, you can go for temporary housing offered through your institution while you get settled after getting study visa for Australia.
Secondly, you can rent or lease an apartment of property that you can share with your friends. Sharing with friends make it a cost-effective and luxurious option for accommodation. You will need to talk to real estate agent and get a bond signed that held to repair any damage to the property while renting. Partial or full amount may be refunded to you once your tenancy agreement has terminated.
Most of the universities, colleges and institutes offer fully-furnished and on campus apartments to the students including meals and cleaning. This is the best option to minimize travelling time and cost. For this, you have to contact institute’s staff directly.
This is another best option for younger students who want to enjoy full house amenities. Here, students have to stay with an Australian families offering home stay accommodation. A whole screening is conducted to check whether or not the house environment is perfect for students.
Australia offers a fantastic and diverse range of food for the students who want to study in Australia. A variety of fruits and vegetables are available in Australian produce markets. As a result, students face no difficulty in finding the foods they used to fancy at home as the market caters to a varied population.
Australia uses a dollars and cents system of decimal currency, with 100 cents making a dollar. The bank notes in use are A$5, A$10, A$20, A$50 and A$100. The Coins used are the silver-colored 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent and the gold-colored A$1 and A$2 coins.
Students who want to study in Australia may benefits by less expensive and easy transport system. Australia has a comprehensive public transport system which comprises of trains, buses, tramways, ferries, two major national airlines and a large number of regional airlines. To go with it, and there is an extensive network of metered taxicabs running round-the-clock in major cities and towns. All transport terminals, main hotels and shopping malls have taxi stands; or else, you can hail one in the streets.
Everyone should know all these information before applying for a study visa for Australia
Educational institutions in Australia hold an excellent and well-deserved reputation for excellence in all fields of education and training, and the degrees provided by them are recognized and respected world over. Also we have so many reasons in the below provided content, these reasons will help you to find out the answer that why Study in Australia. So read it out very carefully.
1. The Australian Government plays a proactive role in ensuring that international students coming to Australia for their studies get the deserved legal protection. The Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act) is highly active in ensuring that students get the quality course for which they have paid, besides offering a variety of other assurances to overseas students and their families.
2. Australia provides infinite opportunities and a wide range of courses to choose from. Students can choose from thousands of courses with an integrated flexibility of selecting pathways which can ful fill their long-term career goals.
3. Institutions are mainly focused on providing practical and career-oriented training that equips students with skills demanded by the employers.
4. Technology-based learning is the foremost priority in Australia and the universities have garnered a special reputation for their innovative and research-oriented culture.
5. Academic staff at Australian education institutions are recruited from around the world and are mostly leading industry experts in their respective fields. Most of them have tons of experience in teaching international students. The variety of teaching and learning methods followed by educational institutions in Australia are unique and diverse and offer something to almost every student, regardless of their cultural background and career objectives.
6. Australian universities lay emphasis on internationalization of higher education and research, and participate actively in a variety of international education and research projects and initiatives. Each year, a number of student and staff exchange programmes are forged from Australias international links with reputed educational institutions all over the USA, UK, Canada, Europe and Asia.
7. Almost all Australian institutions are equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, exceptional libraries and overwhelming modern technology to offer world-class facilities for teaching, training and research. This is a most important reason for the students who asks why study in Australia.
8. Australia holds elitism for offering the highest standards of living in the world. Living costs and student fees are very affordable and Australia is comparatively less expensive than the UK or USA.
9. By consistently offering the highest quality education to international students from over 200 countries, Australia has earned the reputation of being one of the most multicultural, safe, friendly and racially tolerant country in the world.
Australia consists of 41 government-recognized Universities and Number of Government recognized Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Institutions and Colleges. All Australian Universities are established or recognized by Legislation enacted by Australias state or the Federal Government. Australia has a single comprehensive system of twelve qualifications known as the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This distinguishes Australia from many other Countries with unconnected qualifications. The AQF is supported by the Australian Government and it is accredited throughout Australia and other countries.
Australia Student Visa Sub Class according to new SSVF rules
The Department of Immigration Australia has overhauled Streamlined Visa Program (SVP) by Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF). The change came into effect from 1st July, 2016 onwards.
Now, under the new rules of SSVF, students from all over the world will be able to apply for the Australia student visa through the Australia Visa subclass, which is sub-class 500 (student). And, their parents can apply to take care of their under 18 children, under the sub- class 590. Now, all the seven previous evaluation level frameworks (Subclass 570 to Subclass 576) are merged into only two subclasses which are 500 and 590.
From now onwards, it is the education provider and country of citizenship that will be used as risk factors to determine the level of English language proficiency and financial capacity that the student needs to provide with their visa application.
Here are two types of Australia visa that you can apply for, being a student or under 18 student’s guardian.
Australia Student Visa – Subclass 500
This visa is for those students who wish to pursue their degree or diploma from a registered education institute in Australia. This visa allows you to:
If you want to provide care to an international student who is going to study in Australia and is below 18 years of age, apply for this visa.
According to SSVF – Simplified Student Visa Framework, all education providers and countries are divided into three categories: Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3, as per their last 12 months record. And, India comes under the AL-2 Category. According to the category chart, Students, from India, can apply in all three categories. Documents checklist will be as per the category of the Education provider. Education provider’s category can be checked through Document checklist tool.
One, Two or Three
One or Two
Two or Three
This document checklist tool provides a list of evidences you will need to submit with your application. Department can ask the student for additional evidences. If you choose package courses, student has to select the education provider offering the final course. If student has not selected education provider, he or she can leave the field blank or select ‘My provider is not listed’.
Evidentiary requirements indicated by the tool show the documents you need to provide with your student visa application. In addition to these, your education provider might have their own enrolment requirements.
Check the list of colleges and universities in which most of the students are applying.
In order to get their Student visa granted, the international students have need to prove that they have genuine access to sufficient funds. Applicants have required to demonstrate the sufficient funds to cover these expenses during their studies in Australia for one or two years.
This will help ensure that students can pay the amount for most of their studies and can get a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia. Funds should be sufficient to contribute to the cost of travel, tuition, school costs of any dependents, and living costs.
At the previous time India was in AL level 3. But now, according the new assessment level country list; released on 30 Sep 2017, India is listed under the AL 2 Countries so now it is not necessary for Indian students to show funds to embassy when they are applying for the level 1 or level 2 colleges and universities, only your colleges/universities will check it. (But the embassy might ask it).
According to DIBP it is important to lodge the Student Visa Application before 6 weeks from the course commencement date.
|Expenses||Per Person||Amount required in AUD|
|Return air fare to Australia
One return air fare to Australia per person
School-age children aged 5-18
AUD8000 per year
|AUD20 290 per year
AUD7100 per year
AUD3040 per year
For Applicant – $ 560
For Spouse – $ 420
For Child – $ 140
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Identify your academic needs and career goals. Accordingly, start researching on web about the best colleges/universities offering the best courses of your interest for Australia student visa. Also consider location, tuition fee and course duration while researching. Once you are finalized with education provider, apply online for admission in same. Along with application form, you will be asked to submit evidence of your academic documents and English Proficiency. Some courses will ask you to appear for interviews with college persons. Offer letter will take a few working days for processing.
One offer letter is received; you need to show your financial ability in form of evidence of sufficient funds to cover tuition, travel and living costs. The Assessment Level (course subclass) of the student determines the amount of funds required, provider of funds and how long the funds must be held. If you have dependents (such as a spouse and children), you need to show evidence of being able to cover living costs for them.
Note: Sometime you need to submit evidence of financial support at the time of applying for offer letter. Requirements vary from college to college.
Once college approves your funds, you need to pay your 6 months tuition fees (as mentioned in your offer letter), ELICOS (if applicable) and cost of OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover). After the acceptance of your offer letter and the successful payment of your mentioned funds, you will receive confirmation of the Enrollment (COE) through email. It confirms that an international student is eligible to enroll on a course and start with process of Australia student visa. This will outline your course start date, total course fees and total duration of course.
Afterwards, you will need to undergo a medical examination by one of the doctors approved by the Immigration Australia. A list of doctors approved by the panel can be found here: link Select doctor according to your convenience.
Please note that for Australia student visa, the visa application is lodged online by creating immi account on immigration website. Firstly, you must complete a visa application form online. The documents required to upload as per the document tool checklist according to the Education provider include: Statement of Purpose (SOP), Copy of passport, IELTS score card, COE(s), all academic documents, work experience (If any), photograph, Sponsors Id proofs, their occupation proofs and financial documents. All these documents must be appropriately arranged. After uploading all the required documents, pay for your visa application charges through credit card and submit the Visa Application.
Your student visa will last for the duration of your studies, including holiday periods.
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