STUDY IN AUSTRALIA
Five Quick Points
• Australia has strong educational infrastructure and quality life, both of which are relatively affordable.
• Three and a half times the size of India
• Australia has the bluest skies, the freshest air, the cleanest water and a wide range of exotic fruits and vegetables
• People in Australia are extremely friendly and largely outdoor oriented, involving themselves in a variety of sports.
• Studying in Australia promotes innovative, creative and independent thinking.
Why Study in Australia
Australia has strong educational infrastructure and quality life, both of which are relatively affordable. Earn while you learn: Australia are one of the few countries where overseas students are permitted to work up to 20 hours each week during the academic year and full-time during vacations. Three and a half times the size of India, Australia has just crossed the 20 million population mark. Australia has the bluest skies, the freshest air, the cleanest water and a wide range of exotic fruits and vegetables such as kiwis, mangoes, avocados and so on, available throughout the year. Most ‘Ozzie’s', as they are called, live around the wide coastal area, with the biggest city being Sydney, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, etc.
Location and Geography
The geography of Australia encompasses a wide variety of biogeographic regions being the world's smallest continent but the sixth-largest country in the world. The population of Australia is concentrated along the eastern and southeastern coasts. The geography of the country is extremely diverse, ranging from the snow-capped mountains of the Australian Alps and Tasmania to large deserts, tropical and temperate forests. Neighboring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the French dependency of New Caledonia to the east, and New Zealand to the southeast. Australia is a country, and a continent. It is located in Oceania between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. It is the sixth largest country in the world with a total area of 7,686,850 square kilometers (2,967,910 sq. mi) (including Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island), making it slightly smaller than the 48 states of the contiguous United States and 31.5 times larger than the United Kingdom.
Living Conditions & Cost of Living
Cost of living can vary depending on where a student lives in Australia, so prospective students should be prepared in case his or her living costs ranges between - $200 to- $250/week
Education System
After 12th a student can go for 4 years of Bachelor degree or 2 years of Associate degree. After completion of Bachelor’s Degree student pursues Master degree, which is normally of two years duration. After completion of Master degree one can pursue PhD, which may take around 3 to 5 years to complete.
More Information
www.australia.gov.au
http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/passports-and-travel/tourism
dfat.gov.au
http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au
www.directory.gov.au