The Australian cities are a perfect combination of affordability, quality life and student environment making them one of the best places to come and learn from. The country is home to seven of the best universities in the world and receives a large number applications from Indian students every year.
Students who apply to Australian universities for higher education programs get to select courses from a wide range of academic programs which have been designed in accordance with the Australian Quality Training Framework which has been set up the government to strengthen the entire process of education.
The University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, the University of Western Sydney, the University of New South Wales and Monash University are few of the most preferred universities by international students. The eastern coast of Australia is a base to a number of other renowned institutions. Most of the country’s top universities are in the major cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane.
Indians represent the second largest immigrant group living in Australia after the Chinese. More than 12,000 are students studying in some of the best universities of the country. Popular courses opted for by Indian students include Hotel Management, Information Technology, Health Care programs, Accounting and MBA.
The requirements from a student’s side vary according to the courses and the universities. Before applying for admission, students have to undertake general tests such as the IELTS, GMAT, GRE, SAT or TOEFL. Along with these test, students also have to meet the minimum percentage criteria which shall be stated by the university. All documents submitted should be attested. A Statement of Purpose (SOP), the student’s resume or portfolio, a letter of recommendation, an essay and a proof of funds is required to be submitted during the admission process.
Australian universities could prove to be the ideal choice for opting for higher education. There are many options available after the course has been completed. One can start to gain experience in the related field through campus placements or internships. Students who have completed their bachelor or masters program can also apply for a two year work visa.