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An abroad study has ever been a factor of fascination, excitement and delight for the students of present generation. This has become an early age dream of most of the students in present day scenario. An abroad study is being set as the aim of many students. This aim garnered by students from the early age will meet the conclusive result in case proper planning and preparation is done on time. So with the motive of assisting the prospective students in achieving their objectives, we have stepped forward establishing a friend-like-assisting institution with the name Mates.

Mates is an institution established to provide consultation service to the students intending to seek academic opportunities in the global world.

With the globalization, the entire world is literally shrinking which has made the people explore the places, other than the birth place, in search of facilities and opportunities. And education has been that factor for which the people have started exploring the other parts of the world. Many of the searches have been accomplished after getting the option of Australia, the country which is gaining popularity for the world class academics.

Australia, the 6th largest country which is a continent in itself lies in the southern hemisphere of the globe. Australia name is derived after its location which in Greek language means ‘southern’. It is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. The population of Australia is 25 million which is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. The capital city of Australia is Canberra, and the largest city is Sydney. Other major metropolitan areas of the country are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The country was inhabited by the Indigenous Australians for about 65,000 years prior to the arrival of Dutch explorers in the early 17th century, who named it New Holland. In 1770, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain and was initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which is Australia's national day as well. Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 14th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. It is a regional power, and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. It has the world's eighth-largest immigrant population, with immigrants accounting for 29% of the population.

The fact of the increased percentage of immigrants in Australia reveals that the country has become the place of attraction for the people throughout the world, be it for education or settlement. So Australia is the targeted destination for many of the prospect seeking people of the world, Nepal not being an exception.

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University Education in Australia

The higher education sector consists mainly of universities (both government and private). There are 39 Australian universities, of which 2 are private (Bond and Notre Dame).

Primary roles of Australian Universities:

  • Storing knowledge.
  • Transferring knowledge to others.
  • Creating knowledge.

In addition to this, Australian Universities provide consultancy services to business and industry, and are a source of advice for Government and the community, in general on a large number of issues and topics. They are closely involved with their local and wider communities.

TAFE (Technical and Further Education) Institutes, specialized institutes and other private colleges also provide post-school qualifications. While they mostly offer courses to a Diploma level, some courses are offered through to Bachelor degree level.

Entry Points, Entry Requirements and Costs

Students need to meet both a sufficient level of English language proficiency and the minimum academic requirements before they can be admitted to an Australian university.

Undergraduate degrees require an Australian Senior School Certificate of Education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent of this. Some degrees may also have certain pre-requisite subjects and grades.

Entry to postgraduate courses requires completion to a satisfactory standard of a Bachelor degree. Prospective students may also need to demonstrate research ability or relevant work experience.

University courses cost in Australia is comparable to those in other English speaking countries (USA, UK). In the Australian education system, some degrees are slightly shorter than in other countries. For example, some Bachelor degrees take three years in Australia but four years in the USA.

Some of the measures that operate to safeguard and improve quality of Australia’s Universities include:

  • The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) took over from AUQA in 2011
  • Universities Australia (Universities Australia)

For Diploma, Bachelor or Master degree course work

A student visa holder is subject to work condition 8105 which permits the student to work 40 hours per fortnight while their course is in session and unlimited hours while their course is not in session.

Postgraduate Research students can work unlimited hours once their course commences.

Dependent

Dependent of student visa holders are permitted to work in Australia for 40 hours per fortnight once the student has commenced their course but if the student’s course of study is a course for the award of a masters (course work or research) or doctorate degree registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses of Overseas students, a dependent may work unlimited hours.

Compliance of Visa Condition as a student

  • Satisfactory class attendance (normally at least 80%)
  • Satisfactory Academic performance

Basis for student’s Visa subclass and assessment level

  • Academic and age requirements
  • English language requirements
  • Financial requirements

Entry requirement for Australian Higher Education provider (University, TAFE or Private college)

  • Direct entry to Bachelor degree: 6.0 IELTS (University Degree)
  • Package course i.e. Diploma + Bachelor degree: 5.5 (TAFE+ University)
  • ELICOS + Diploma + Bachelor Degree (English: 20 weeks ELICOS +Diploma +Bachelor Degree

  • Has third highest number of international students in the world behind UK and USA.
  • Has the population of only 24 million.
  • Has seven of the top 100 universities in the world.
  • Ranks 10th in the Universitas 2018 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
  • Has five of the 30best cities in the world based on student mix, affordability, quality of life and employer activity.
  • Government provides A$200 million in international scholarships.
  • Has more than 2.5 million former international students working after studying in Australia.
  • Has produced 15 novel prize laureates.
  • Over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations like penicillin, Ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, Cervical Cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders.
  • Study area includes Science and Mathematics, Life and Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy & Physics.
  • Has already received 8 Novel prizes, 5 in Medicine and 1 each in Physics, Chemistry and Literature.

Applying for student Visa

Students are supposed to adopt following procedure for visa application process:

  • Make sure you fulfill all the required conditions for visa, pay tuition fees and student health cover(OSHC) as stated on the offere letter and receive the electronic confirmation of enrolment(eCoE).
  • Should contact the nearest Australian High Commission/Embassy or Institute Overseas representative or agent.
  • Submit an application.

Preparation for leaving home country

  • You need to decide what you should carry with you.
  • You need to plan your expenses and finances and source.
  • You need to know the health checks you need to take for entering Australia.

Information of your institute & surrounding

  • You need to take notes of orientation and enrolment dates.
  • You need to remember important academic dates.
  • You need to get well acquainted with Institute Policies and Procedures.
  • You need to find out the availabilities near to your campus.

Booking Ticket

You need to book an airline ticket as soon as you receive the approval from the proposed institute as seats would be in heavy demand prior to the start of Semester/trimester. Make sure that you reach your institute in time to attend orientation as students must be present for the full duration of the orientation program.

  • You should maintain your status as full time student.
  • You should be exhibiting satisfactory academic progress.
  • You should possess valid enrolment status at institute or University and should notify the institute in case visa status is changed.
  • You should provide immediate information to the institute in case Australian address is changed.
  • You should possess enough money to cover tuition fees and living expenses.
  • You are not allowed to work more than 40 hours per fortnight during study trimester but are allowed to work for unlimited hours during study break.
  • You should maintain valid overseas student health cover.
  • You should not transfer between registered education-providers within the first six months of the starting date of the principal course without a release letter from the original education provider.

Following documents are required to be carried by the students to the institute/university at the time of your arrival for orientation and enrollment.

  • Passport- Need to check the expiry date as renewing passport may take some time in Australia.
  • Letter of Offer- It is very important to carry Letter of Offer as it should be presented at the time of enrolment.
  • Original or certified copies of academic qualification.
  • Driving License(if possessed)
  • Medical history or prescriptions required for ongoing medication.