With 300,000 students coming from all over the world to Australia in 2017, it is clear that this country is one of the most popular study destinations for young people. Its attractiveness is explained by the many benefits it offers to students in search of knowledge as well as a framework conducive to personal growth and employability.
So, if you want to pursue your studies abroad, why not think of Australia?
Study in Australia: why and how to do it?
Why study in Australia?
After the BAC, students can go to Australia to pursue their academic background and obtain a BTS, a License, a Master or a Ph.D. If this country is a destination preferred by most international students, it is that it has real assets for their personal and professional success.
In terms of security, there is no risk to settle and study in Australia. Apart from your studies, you can appreciate the beauty of the cities and the charm of the landscapes. The climate is favorable throughout the year. Many activities can make you happy during your free time.
The Australian university system is distinguished by its flexibility. You will be spoiled for choice as regards the fields of study, be it at the level of universities or technical institutes.
Apprentices of all levels and from all disciplines can find a university corresponding to their profiles. 8 of Australia’s universities are world-renowned and are among the most prestigious institutions in the world. Infrastructures at the level of public and private institutions embody modernity.
The diplomas and qualifications awarded in Australia are recognized by international employers. Indeed, study programs in the country have been developed to facilitate access to employment. However, it is important to choose a program adapted to your qualities, your past career, and your goals.
Once you have completed your studies, countless opportunities will be available on-site or in other countries. Moreover, after 2 years of university studies, you can take advantage of a visa of 2 to 4 years, the “Post Study Work”.
The modalities for a good preparation
If studying in Australia is a pleasant life experience, before you leave, it is important to be well prepared.
A good level of English is required to study in Australia. Before accepting your application, the universities take you through English tests.
It is then necessary to self-evaluate one’s knowledge of that language before thinking about travel.
To help you improve your level of English, you can take classes. Then you can evaluate yourself through recognized tests like BULATS, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, etc.
Have you made the necessary arrangements for registering with a university in Australia?
You still have some formalities to complete, always in order to prepare you to study in Australia.
You must apply for a VISA. A student visa is obligatory, as an ordinary visa ensures only a 90-day stay in the country. To make your request, the most practical solution is to go through the website: www.immi.gov.au.
You must provide proof that you have been accepted to study at an Australian university. A student visa offers you the possibility to continue your studies (Bachelor, language course, master, etc.) within the institution of your choice.
However, it also allows you to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week. During the holidays, you have the right to work full time.
To apply for a student visa allowing you to study in Australia, the required administrative documents are:
- your passport,
- health insurance,
- proof of resources, that is a document proving that you have an appropriate budget to finance your tuition and your needs on-site during your stay.
- A confirmation of enrollment for Overseas Students: this is a document to ask from your host university.
A visa application is payable. The cost of the request is 550 dollars, that is to say around 400 euros and a few. To obtain a residence permit, it is necessary to wait about 8 weeks after the request. Therefore, it is advisable to be proactive in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.
In Australia, you can take advantage of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) benefits for health coverage. The organization insures you the reimbursement of your medical expenses, hospital expenses as well as the expenses related to certain medicines.
For 100% coverage of health costs, you must apply for an international SMENO health plan.