Study in Australia
Australia, the 6th largest country, is itself a continent and is located in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth. Its name comes from its location, meaning “south” in Greek. Consisting of mainland Australia, Tasmania and many small islands, this sovereign state is home to 25 million people and is highly urbanized and concentrated mainly on the east coast. The capital of Australia is Canberra and the largest city is Sydney. Other major cities in the country with developed educational centers include Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The country has been home to indigenous Australians for about 65,000 years and was called New Holland before the arrival of Dutch explorers in the early 17th century. In 1770, the British claimed 4,444 residents in the eastern half of Australia, and on January 26, 1788, they first settled by precision transport as a colony in New South Wales. This date is also a national holiday in Australia. Australia has the 14th largest economy in the world. It has a high-income economy and ranks 10th in terms of per capita income. It is the world’s 13th largest military spending regional power. It is the eighth largest number of immigrants in the world, and immigrants make up 29% of the total population. The rise in the proportion of Australian migrants shows that Australia has become an attractive destination for people from all over the world, whether for education or settlement. As such, Australia is a target destination for many potential job seekers around the world. Nepal is no exception.
Universities make up the majority of the higher education sector (both government and private). There are 39 universities in Australia, two of which are private. The following are the primary functions of Australian universities:
- Storing knowledge.
- The act of passing on information to others.
- Creating new information.
Post-secondary education is also available through TAFE (Technical and Further Education) Institutes, specialty institutes, and other private colleges. While most of their courses are at the Diploma level, some go all the way up to a Bachelor’s degree.
Ability to work
For work on a Diploma, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree programme, a student visa holder is subject to work condition 8105, which allows them to work 40 hours per fortnight while their course is in session and unlimited hours when it is not.
Once their degree begins, postgraduate research students are free to work as many hours as they choose.
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.
As a student, you must comply with the following visa conditions:
- Attendance in class is satisfactory (normally at least 80 percent )
- Student’s Visa subclass and evaluation level are based on satisfactory academic achievement.
- Academic and age restrictions apply.
- Language requirements in English
- monetary requirements
For an Australian Higher Education provider, there is an entry criterion (University, TAFE or Private college) 6.0 IELTS is required for direct admittance to a bachelor’s degree (University Degree) 5.5 (TAFE+ University) for a package course consisting of a diploma and a bachelor’s degree. ELICOS + Diploma + Bachelor’s Degree (20 weeks in English) ELICOS + Diploma + Bachelor’s Degree = ELICOS + Bachelor’s Degree
Students must have a sufficient degree of English language competence as well as the appropriate academic qualifications before being admitted to an Australian institution. An Australian Senior School Certificate of Education (Year 12) or the international equivalent is required for undergraduate degrees. Certain topics and grades may be required for some degrees. The completion of a Bachelor’s degree at a good level is required for admission to postgraduate programmes. Students may also be required to demonstrate research skills or relevant professional experience. The expense of university education in Australia is comparable to that of universities in other English-speaking nations (USA, UK). Some degrees in Australia’s education system are slightly shorter than in other nations. Some Bachelor’s degrees, for example, take three years in Australia but four years in the United States.
Applying for student Visa
Students are supposed to adopt following procedure for visa application process:
- Fulfillment of all the required conditions for visa, pay tuition fees and student health cover(OSHC) as stated on the offer letter and receiving the electronic confirmation of enrolment(eCoE) is necessary.
- Australian High Commission/Embassy or Institute Overseas representative or agent should be contacted.
- Submission of application.
Preparation for leaving home country:
- Decide what should be carried along.
- Plan expenses and finances and its source.
- Know the health checks needed to be taken for entering Australia.
Information of your institute & surrounding:
- Take notes of orientation and enrolment dates.
- Remember the important academic dates.
- Get well informed of the Institute Policies and Procedures.
- Find out what are available nearby campus area.
Booking ticket: An airline ticket should be booked soon after receiving the approval from the proposed institute. Seats may be in heavy demand before the starting of Semester/trimester. Make sure that you reach your institute in time to attend orientation. Students must show their presence in the orientation program for the full duration.
Visa maintaining conditions
- Maintain your status as full time student.
- Exhibit satisfactory academic progress.
- Possess valid enrolment status at institute or University and should notify the institute in case visa status is changed.
- Provide immediate information to the institute in case Australian address is changed.
- Possess enough money to cover tuition fees and living expenses.
- Allowed to work for not more than 40 hours per fortnight during study trimester but allowed to work for unlimited hours during study break.
- Maintain valid overseas student health cover.
- 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 should not be taken.
Documents that are required to be carried by the students to the institute/university at the time of arrival for orientation and enrollment are:
- Passport- Check the expiry date as renewing passport may take some time in Australia.
- Letter of Offer- 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.
Workflow and Documents Checklist for Australia
- Application Workflow:
1)Conditions can change based on Usually, there are two types: academic and financial.
2)Depending on the university or college, an offer letter may take up to two weeks to arrive. On occasion, it might arrive in 48 hours.
** Submitting GTE documentation: If the GTE is successful, the student may submit payment.
Confirmation of Enrollment (COE)
B. Application Checklist:
B. Checklist for Applications:
1. SLC academic documents Every Certificate
Documents: All Certificates o +2
o If applying for a master’s degree, all certificates from your bachelor’s degree
2. A current passport
3. Letter of Work Experience: In the event of a Gap
4. IELTS and PTE English Language Exams
5. A CV or resume
6. Signed application form
Important Application Notes
a. The Conditional Offer letter is delivered in two to three weeks.
b. Married cases only apply to Masters students.
c. If you are married and applying for a master’s degree, a copy of your marriage registration certificate
d. At least a year has passed since the marriage registration was made. Some universities, however, may verify the marriage date rather than the registration date.
e. All academic certificates refer to transcripts, character certificates, migration certificates, and graduation certificates.
f. Application materials must be scanned in accordance with the format below:
Academics in One Single PDF File*1
Separate PDF Files
1)Academics in One PDF File: All academics must be saved in one PDF file, with the most current academics at the top.
2)Bachelor’s Files If submitting a Master’s g.
g. PDF files should be saved using the next format:
Academics: Academics-University Name-Student’s Name.pdf
Student’s Name, Passport, and University Name.pdf
C. GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) Checklist:
Academic certificates: SLC/SEE, +2, and a Bachelor’s degree (if applying for a Master’s degree).
2. Certificates from IELTS/PTE
3. Offer acceptance is included in the email that includes the offer letter.
4. Completely colored copy of a valid passport
5. The SOP (Statement of Purpose): Templates are available in Annex I.
6. Work experience letter, if appropriate, with bank salary statement or six-month paystubs.
7. Marriage License
8. Information about the spouse: a colored copy of the whole valid passport; all academic credentials; a letter describing work experience; and six-month pay stubs or a bank salary statement.
9. Annual Income supported by bank statements and/or six-month pay stubs as necessary
10. Relationship Certificates for each member who is making a financial contribution.
11. Individual Citizenship Certificate of all members contributing to funding: Nepali and
12. Ward Office can provide tax clearance.
13. Statement of Financial Sponsorship
14. Loan sanction letter for educational loans, if appropriate
15. If you need a loan, you can get a property valuation from the bank or the C.A.
16. If a student has their own savings, they should have been untouched for six months and be able to provide proof of their financial support.
17. The following documents are needed if the source of the cash is the sale of land or a house:
Land Ownership: Nepali and English Translated
Land Sale Deed: Nepali and English Translated
Citizenship of Buyer: Nepali and English Translated
Colored copy of cheque
Bank Statement and Balance Certificate
Important GTE Reminders:
a. Notarization of all Documents
b. Financial Declaration forms, such as the GTE Assessment Form or Simplified Student Visa Framework Form, may also be needed. The form that students must fill out and sign varies from university to university.
c. If the applicant is married, proof of yearly income and relationships from both the applicant’s family and the applicant’s in-laws are required.
D. COE Checklist:
1. Swift Receipt: University payment received
2. Coverage (OSHC)
3. Accepting an Offer Without Conditions
Other Vital Information
a. The website can be accessed for any information.
Application will only be handled after receiving the required documentation.
c. The duration is subject to fluctuate based on the university or college and the timely submission of the required paperwork to be considered for an In-Take.
Top colleges in Australia
1) Australian National University
One of the most well-known and admired universities in the world is the Australian National University. The university, one of Australia’s top research institutions, is situated in Canberra, the nation’s capital. Numerous courses are offered across disciplines, and the university is particularly well-known for its engineering and management programs. Popular courses are: Engineering and Computer Science, Law and Legal Studies, Health and Medical Studies, Sociology, Anthropology.
2) University of Melbourne
One of the most well-known universities in the nation, it is also Australia’s second-oldest university. Additionally, nine Nobel laureates have ties to the university, which enjoys stellar academic and scientific reputation around the world. With a rich 160-year history, the institution is favored by foreign students hoping to continue their education in the nation. Popular courses are: Veterinary Science, Mining Engineering, Performing Arts, Dentistry, Finance and Accounting.
3) University of Sydney
Australia’s first university, a public research institution, is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world and was founded in 1850. This university offers a widely respected curriculum made up of outstanding course designs that integrate academic and practical learning. The institution is proud of its work in a number of arts, humanities, and sciences departments. Top courses are: Architecture, Computer Science, Global Studies, Law, Business Administration, Management Studies.
4) University of Queensland
One of Australia’s top schools and universities, the University of Queensland, is situated in Brisbane. UQ is renowned throughout the world for its mining and sports sciences programs. With three campuses, the university is home to many international students pursuing higher education and hoping to build a future in Australia. The University of Queensland is renowned for having a comprehensive curriculum for each of its courses, including the following: Business Administration, Veterinary Science, Bioengineering, LifeSciences.
5) University of New South Wales
This university currently has partnerships with 200 universities across the globe and draws the most international students to Australia. The university’s progressive curriculum serves as a model for other Australian colleges creating and defining course structures and curricula. The University of New South Wales offers the following courses: Architecture and Design, Business Administration, Economics, International Studies, Actuarial Studies, Aeronautical Engineering, Biotechnology, Criminology, Data Science.
Other Major Australian Colleges
Here is a list of other renowned colleges in Australia:
- The University of Adelaide
- Monash University
- La Trobe University
- Curtin University
- Macquarie University
- Victoria University
- RMIT University
- University of Wollongong
- Griffith College
- Charles Darwin University
- University of Tasmania
- University of Newcastle
- Bond University
- James Cook University
- University of Canberra
- South Australian University