Higher Education in Australia

If you are set on finding the most suited career opportunities to fit your career path, Australia is your No. 1 destination as the country is home to some of the best universities around the globe which paves the path for quality education. It is an affordable option for studying abroad while hosting some of the most prominent and relaxed cities of the world, such as Melbourne and Sydney.

There are many study options to choose from, especially for aspiring international students, where you can explore over more than 22,000 courses in over 1200 colleges in Australia. These institutions offer professional qualifications along with courses of a diversified range of subject areas such as technology, sciences, business, etc. Australia will be your destination for all your higher educational needs, whether it is an undergraduate degree with a dual specialization, or a double Master’s degree.

Many of the Sri Lankan students choose to study in Australia for the exceptional quality in education which their respective universities offer, and for other perks of living in Australia such as premium living conditions and various opportunities they could experience in their chosen career fields. Some of the best fields in which Australia offer courses for students are: engineering, information technology, health and medicine, arts and design, and business studies.

Scholarship programs in Australia

Getting a scholarship will be your best solution if you are worried about the required funding for studying in Australia. The country’s authoritative bodies have offered more than 3000 Australia Awards scholarships and short-term courses in 2019 for internationals students ranging from more than 55 countries.

Some of the standard scholarships offered for international students studying in Australia are as follows:

  • Australian Government Research and Training program (AGRTP)
    The AGRTP scholarship is an Australian Government funded program where it covers health insurance and tuition fee of students up until 3 years.
  • Australia Awards
    This scholarship program is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), and the Department of Education in Australia.
  • Destination Australia
    This program strives to aid international students to study in the regional parts of Australia, to develop providers in tertiary education on a regional basis, and to let students gain a unique learning experience.

The cost required for studying in Australia

It is best to estimate how much your expenses will need to be allocated for food, accommodation, travel and health in addition to your tuition fee before you leave Sri Lanka to go study in Australia. Below is an estimate of the cost of each study program available for you:

S.no Study Program/Degree Average Fees in $AUD*
1. School $7,800 to $30,000 per year
2. English language studies  $300/week (varies according to course length)
3. Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) $4000 – $22,000 per year
4. Undergraduate Bachelor Degree $15,000 – $33,000 per year
5. Postgraduate Master’s Degree $20,000 – $37,000 per year
6. Doctoral Degree $14,000 – $37,000 per year

How to apply for higher studies in Australia

If you wish to apply from Sri Lanka for your higher studies in Australia it is beneficial for you to know that Australian universities and colleges have two major intakes. In certain Australian universities an intake can also be known as a semester. The two intakes are:

  • Semester 1
    Commencing in late February or early March up until May or early June
  • Semester 2
    Commencing in late July or early August until November

Picking the best universities in Australia

Being home to over 22,000 courses spanning across more than 1,200 institutes around the country, you might find it difficult to choose the ideal university for you to study in Australia. You can pick your choice from our vast database where you can find all the information of your university of interest.

Visa specifications for studying in Australia

Applying for student visa on your own can be a strenuous task, for which we could offer assistance by guiding you through the up to date visa information and with the application process. We also offer to prepare you for your visa interview. A few of the standard documents you will require to produce would be:

  • Financial certifications
  • English proficiency certifications
  • Health and character certifications
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) documentations

Why should you study in Australia?

As per the QS Best Student Cities ranking of 2019, seven of prominent Australian cities namely Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and Adelaide are ranked in the top 100 academic cities of the world.

Due to the high quality of education in Australia, it will be a wise decision for you to choose this country to pursue your higher studies as it is renowned for its worldwide accredited qualifications, diversity in languages, internship and scholarship opportunities and job opportunities after studies.

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