Area: 2,967,900 square Miles
Climate: generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north
Languages: English 79.1%, Chinese 2.1%, Italian 1.9%, other 11.1%, unspecified 5.8% (2001 Census)
Religions: Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 12.7%, none 15.3% (2001 Census)
Ethnic Groups: Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%
Life Expectancy: 80.39 years
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Industries: mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel
Courses being offered in for Australia: The institutions in Australia are TAFE, Private Providers & Universities. Australian institutions offer programs ranging from Year 11 & 12, diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, Graduate & postgraduate diplomas, Masters (By coursework & Research), Doctorate.
Visa requirements (Financial) While applying for Australian student visa; funds have to be shown to the embassy which cover a student (and dependents if the student is married) for tuition fees, living and travel. Funds are calculated as mentioned below:
|Expenses||Per Person||Amount Required in AUD|
|Tuition||Applicant||Course Fees as per the university|
|Children aged 5-18 years||AUD 8000 per year|
|Living||Applicant||AUD 18,000 per year|
|Partner||AUD 6,300 per year|
|First Child||AUD 3,600 per year|
|Each other child||AUD 2,700 per year|
|Family members||AUD 2000|
Accommodation options for international students: There are different accommodation options that can be taken by a student. Majority of students prefer living with friends in shared accommodation where they are able to share costs on rent, power, food etc. The other options available are:
Home stay: AUD 150- AUD300 per week
Shared Accommodation: AUD 100 – AUD 300 per week
Campus Accommodation: AUD 150 – AUD 400 per week
Cost of Australian Education: Diploma Programs : AUD 6,000 – AUD 15,000 per year Bachelor’s Degrees: AUD 12,000 –AUD 25,000 per year Master’s Degrees : AUD 14,000 – AUD 28,000 per year
Living expenses in Australia: The normal cost of living is as mentioned below according to different cities which includes accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport & other costs. It is important to note that an individual’s cost may vary as per their location, course & lifestyle:
Sydney: AUD 1000 - 2000 Per Month Perth: AUD 800 - 1400 Per Month Melbourne: AUD 1000 – 1500 Per Month Adelaide: AUD 700 – 1000 Per Month Brisbane: AUD 800 – 1400 Per Month
Why study in Australia:
Growing Destination Australia is rapidly growing as one of the most popular destinations for international students to attend. Currently Australia has the third largest international student enrollment behind the USA and the UK.
Global Recognition Degrees obtained from Australian universities are recognized all over the world, and there is the added boost that the Australian higher education system is federally regulated. Which means the Australian government regulates all universities in the country each year to make sure they are maintaining their high education standards.
Cost of Living The cost of living and tuition costs in Australia are much lower that compared to the USA or the UK. These lower costs make it more affordable for students to attend a school in Australia and still have a high standard of living.
Diversity Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of course and degrees, making it easy to find a fit that is right for you!
Technology Not many people know this, but Australia is in the top 10 spenders in the world for research and development and 2% of all scientific papers in the world come from Australia, putting Australia at the forefront of new technology and innovations. From only a meager population of 19 million, there have been 7 Nobel Prize winners.
Work The Australian Immigration system allows students visiting the country on a student visa the chance to work up to 20 hours per week during term time, and during vacations students can work full time. This opportunity makes it much more affordable for students who can attend school and still fund their education with some work.
International Students are protected by ESOS Act.
Australia has much to offer an international student!
Here are some useful details, which will be very useful for your stay in Australia.
Australian High Commission, New Delhi. www.ausgovindia.com
Department of Immigration & Citizenship Australia. www.immi.gov.au
Australian Visa Application Center in India. www.vfs-au-in.com
Study in Australia –The official Australian Government site. www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/Sia/Splash2.aspx
Area: 3,855,081 sq miles
Government: Constitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and a federation
Languages: English (official) 59.3%, French (official) 23.2%, other 17.5%
Religions: Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (including United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16% (2001 census) Ethnic Groups: British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%
Life Expectancy: 80.22 years
Climate: Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Industries: Transportation equipment, chemicals, processed and unprocessed minerals, food products, wood and paper products, fish products, petroleum and natural gas.
Courses being offered in Canada : The institutions in Canada are Public Funded Colleges, Private Providers & Universities. Canadian institutions offer programs in diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Bachelor degrees, Graduate & postgraduate diplomas, Masters (By coursework & Research), Doctorate.
Visa requirements (Financial) While applying for Canada student visa; funds have to be shown to the embassy which covers the tuition fees, living and travel. Funds are calculated as mentioned below: What are the housing options available?
Canada puts forward three types of housing options for the international students: Homestay Dormitory Private Accommodations
The Home stay helps the students to live with Canadian families and learn their culture. The dormitory provides reasonable accommodation for the students within the campus. Students who prefer to find their own accommodation can get their private accommodations with the help of newspapers or Real estate agents.
How much does Canada education cost? Education cost in Canada is affordable. It varies according to the province. The fee structure is Approximately 10000-13000 for the Diploma and 10000-14000 for Bachelors and approximately 11000-15000 for the Masters course.
What are the living expenses in Canada? Cost of living in Canada is very low compared to other countries like USA, UK or Europe. However the expense varies according to each province. The rural areas are very cheap whereas the major cities like Toronto and Vancouver can be little expensive.
Can I work while I am studying? Canada provides work permit to students which allow them to work off campus after 6 months of commencement of their studies. The work permit, however, restricts the working hours to 20 hours a week during academic sessions. During extended vacations no restrictions are given.
Are Scholarships available? Canada provides a lot of merit based and institution based scholarship programs. Students who excel in their studies are awarded with these scholarships irrespective of their physical or financial conditions. Other criteria for the selection of students are based on their participation in extracurricular activities and outstanding athletic abilities. Academic scholarships, Athletic scholarships and scholarships for overseas or foreign students are the different types of scholarships offered in Canada.
Why study in Canada: Qualifications valued around the world - Canadian credentials will open doors for your future and benefit your career. Affordable education - Cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower in Canada than in other countries.
Multicultural society - Canadians are known for being friendly, open and tolerant and Canada welcomes students from more than 200 ethnic origins.
Healthy and safe communities - You’ll enjoy all of the freedoms which protect Canadians; respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.
World-class language education - Teaching French and English as first and second languages is an integral part of Canada’s education.
Exciting campus lifestyle - From wired libraries and Olympic-quality sports facilities, to public concert halls and art galleries, Canada’s post-secondary campuses offer you enormous possibilities to combine learning and leisure. Plus, there are many opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and gain valuable experience with student-run radio, newspapers, and businesses.
Innovative and abundant research opportunities - Research is one of the key components of a Canadian education at the post-secondary level. You’re almost certain to have the opportunity to become part of this vibrant aspect of education. Government and industry support research in many fields, such as telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, computer technology and environmental science—research that is tied to advancing and applying knowledge.
Land of possibilities - Canada will give you your chance. You will study and live in an environment that stimulates your creativity and intellect. Your life will be simplified so you can concentrate your efforts on your studies and the discovery of other cultures. Everything is done so that you can reach your full potential.
Possibility of immigration - Some international students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada.
VFS Canada http://www.vfs-canada.co.in/
Citizenship and Immigration Canada http://www.cic.gc.ca/
Course Search http://www.studyincanada.com/english/index.asp