Australia is a peaceful and friendly country to study abroad in. It has currently has a reputation for welcoming international students from more than 250 countries for several undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
When you visit Australia, you’ll be surprised at the level of friendliness and hospitality of Australians once you step into their country. Simply put, Australia is home away from home! Political, economic and social unrest are minimal in Australia, strict gun control laws provide a safe environment to study in.
Australians love the huge cultural and social diversity international students bring to their campuses and communities; so they go out of their way to ensure a safe academic environment for their students and make them enjoy life the Australian way.
Cost of living
International students are allowed to work and study to support their degree programs however, candidates are expected to show sufficient proof of financial ability to finance their living cost while living in Australia. This ensures students don’t overwork themselves to augment their expenses. Since July 2012, the basic rate of living costs under the Migration regulations has increased. Under these regulations prospective student visa applicants and their family members must have access to the following funds to meet the living costs requirements:
- A$18,610 a year for the main student;
- A$6,515 a year for the student’s partner;
- A$3,720 a year for the student’s first child; and
- A$2,790 a year for every other child and where required.
Students must be genuinely sure they’ll have access to these funds once they arrive in Australia. The figures above aren’t concrete amounts of what’ll you spend, but only indicative of the cost of living. Based on your living standards, you should expect to spend more or less while studying.
BUDGET! BUDGET!! BUDGET!!!
Once you travel to Australia, it is super important that you sit down and take stock of what you’ll need and how you intend to allocate your resources. Doing this will help you prevent wasting funds when the semester kicks in. Keeping a budget helps you know where your money is going and when to stop spending.
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) scheme enables eligible international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers. The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs for scholarship holders, and health cover costs for their dependents.
To gain further insights on how to apply you will be required to contact your chosen University directly.
The Australian Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbors through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs.
The Australian Awards are comprised of two streams: an achievement stream that targets the best and brightest students, researchers and professionals to come to Australia and for Australians to do the same offshore; and a development stream that builds capacity in developing countries.
|Foundation Studies||A$9,000 to 14,000 a year|
|such as university entrance, preparatory and bridging courses|
|Bachelor Degree||A$14,000 to 35,000 a year|
|such as courses in arts, business, economics and law|
|Laboratory-based Bachelor Degree||A$14,000 to 35,000 a year|
|such as science and engineering courses|
|A$15,000 to 36,000 a yea|