September 1, 2004, there were 192,460 international students enrolled in Australian universities; reports also reveal that the number of commencing full-degree students from India grew by 51.9%. There are many reasons why international students choose to study in Australia :
Australia is the home of some of the world’s top research facilities and academic institutions.
Imagine learning in supportive academic environments where professors are approachable and classrooms reflect the cultural diversity of land.
Imagine entering the workforce with qualifications that are recognized and respected the world over.
This is what it means to study in Australia!
Start your Education in Australia with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad in Australia, from study permits and temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program and what student life in Australia is really all about!
English language proficiency is now a requirement when applying for a student visa. The IELTS is the only test accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs for student visa purposes. Some visa Assessment Levels accept the IELTS entry levels required by the education institution. Australian education institutions can only accept students with an appropriate level of English proficiency. Institutions set their own English language requirements and may have different IELTS entry levels for the proposed level of course than those required for a student visa. If you obtain a score marginally less than what is required for the Australian student visa, you may opt to take an ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) in Australia along with the mainstream course.
Undergraduate courses require an Australian Senior School Certificate of Education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent of Australian high school matriculation, such as three passes at GCE A Levels in appropriate subjects. Some courses may also have certain pre-requisite subjects.
Entry to postgraduate courses requires satisfactory completion of a first degree at undergraduate level. Demonstrated research ability or relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration.
Usually there are no other entrance exams to VET institutions. However, some courses may have certain pre-requisite subjects or demonstrated work experience.
For most management courses, International students are required to take GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Most Australian Universities do not require the GRE for admission to post graduate courses. However it is advisable to enclose a copy of your score sheet if you have done well in the test.
A number of professional and vocational courses require relevant work experience. For instance, many MBAs or master’s courses in information studies require at least a couple of years’ work experience