Why Study in Australia

There are many reasons to choose Australia a destination for studies, it has been observed that there was an inflow of 299,540 number of students in year 2014-15 followed by 799,371 international students enrolled into education system in 2017

Standing proud with top 8 of the 100 universities in the world, Australia has an unbeatable academic excellence and support system for international students. There is an increasing number of students opting for Australia to study abroad for its world-class education, post-study work opportunities and excellent quality of living.

It is popular destination among students enabling ample choices of courses and post-study work opportunities

It has more than 22,000 courses available in 1,100 universities with various scholarships and the best instructors in the world.

Australian qualifications are recognised globally and the pedagogy is valued worldwide for their academic excellence, thus ranking among the top 100 of the QS World Ranking.

Australia has rigorous consumer protection when it comes to international students. As per the Australian Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, all programs that are offered meet the stringent government regulations.

Australian government offers over £200,000,000 annually for international scholarships. This ensures the students with humble backgrounds to experience a world-class education hassle free.

The universities has a good academic score and generally the most important factor the extracurricular activities and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

Due to multi-cultural diversity you can find ethnicities like Italians, Greeks, Arabs, and Chinese with 200 dialects being spoken in the country

Taking into consideration the quality of life, five of its major cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide has the most liveable places in the world. Thus Australia attracts many students from all over the world for pursuing the higher education.

The overall standard of living in Australia is unparalleled with the eminent quality medical and healthcare facilities world-class infrastructure, strong network of transportation and advanced technology with reasonably affordable housing.

Working visa - All students with subclass 500 visa are permitted to work for 20 hours per week and full-time during the weekend. Moreover, you are eligible to apply for a subclass 485 temporary graduate visa that will allow you to remain and study/work further in Australia.

Health insurance

International students must have adequate arrangements in Australia for health insurance. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is required for the duration of your student visa in Australia. The average rate of OSHC starts from AUD900 which varies depending on the course duration.

Cosmos assists you in all ways for student visas, our trained education counsellors’ guide in choosing the right education provider and course best suited for your future career. Cosmos is there always to support you for entire process of application and knowing the rules best suited foe migration. We also provide detailed information on the course best suited for you after completing 2 years full time studies in Australia.

You need to comply with the visa conditions which usually comes into effect after entering Australia. Compliance with your visa conditions and policies is important in order to avoid visa cancellation.

For being eligible for a student visa category, you need to fulfil the following conditions:

  • Maintain your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)/ insurance if in Australia for yourself and family members who are accompanying you;
  • Remain with the same education provider you enrolled prior for the first 6 months of your course or, if in case course is less than 6 months, then applicable for the duration of your course;
  • If you are alone student applicant under 18 years of age then you need to acquire the written approval of your education provider before you change your address, support and welfare arrangements in Australia
  • If you wish to change your education provider then it is mandatory that you must inform your current education provider within 7 days of issue of an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE);
  • If you applying for a Defence student visa and are sponsored by AusAID you will be subject to certain rules and exclusions;
  • Leaving Australia before your visa expires, or to apply for another eligible visa;

Assessment Levels- Student Visas

Determination of assessment level of each applicant is determined by a combination of assessment of the country of residence and the visa subclass opted.

Following this mechanism, each applicant is thus assigned an assessment level on a scale of 1 to 3 where assessment level 1 is the lowest assessment rank and assessment level 3 being the highest.

The higher the assessment level, the more proofs you need to provide for demonstrating your financial capacity and understanding of the English language.

If you are having an assessment level of 2 or 3, then make your first student visa application while you are outside Australia. If in case you are applying from outside Australia and your visa application is assessed at an assessment level 3 or 4, you must provide:

Offer of a place in a course’ letter from the Australian education provider while submitting your application Certificate of Electronic confirmation of enrolment issued by the education provider after you submit your application.

Requirements

  • A valid passport
  • Submit a student visa (Subclass 500) application;
  • Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
  • Academic and work experience details
  • Proof of enrolment (your electronic confirmation of enrolment)
  • Evidence of your English proficiency skills (book your place in the IELTS test)
  • Details of your health insurance policy (Overseas Student Health Cover )
  • Proof of funds which will cover the studies, living and travelling expenses
  • Your visa application fee
  • Air fare going and returning
  • Statement of purpose
  • Spouses & Dependants Members of a student’s immediate family (spouse, unmarried dependent children under 18 years of age) may accompany them to study in Australia on a ‘Dependents’ Visa.

Financial requirement for foreign students

In 2019, the evidence of fund needs must show living cost as follows:

  • Student or Guardian: $21,041 (up from $20,290)
  • Accompanying Partner or Spouse: $7,362 (up from $7,100)
  • Per Child: $3,152 (up from $3,040)
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