Can I apply for a scholarship in Australia?
Yes, there are many scholarships available for international students in Australia that provide financial assistance with:
2.Accommodation and living expenses
3.Both tuition and living costs.
Interestingly, some scholarships are awarded to students for community participation. This includes community service, sporting teams, participation in community groups, clubs, etc.
Can I work part-time while studying in Australia?
Yes, you can work part-time in Australia during your study. Here are the benefits:
You can work up to 40 hours every two weeks while studying, and unlimited hours during academic breaks.
You will earn at least a minimum rate of pay per hour irrespective of your job
You have the same protections at work as others working in Australia
How can I work in Australia after graduation?
To work after your graduation, you must obtain a working visa before your student visa expires. As an international student, you may have the following possibilities of working in Australia:
1. The Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate Visa, on completing a Bachelor, Masters, or Doctoral degree.
2. You can submit an Expression of Interest through the Australian Government’s SkillSelect and seek approval to stay as a professional worker.
3. You can be nominated by the State and territory government for skilled and business migration.
What can I do with a student visa?
After getting a student visa, you can enjoy the following benefits:
1.You can pursue an eligible course (up to 5 years of duration) of study in Australia
2.Travel in and out of Australia
3.Work up to 40 hours every 2 weeks and full time in academic breaks
4.Bring family members during the study
How can I bring my family member to Australia?
You must include family members when you apply for the student visa. Your family member must be:
1.Your partner (or)
2.Your or your partner’s a dependent child who is unmarried and has not turned 18 years of age.
A student visa is not approved for your child if they have turned 18 years at the time of your visa application. They must apply for their own visa.
Hence, you must declare your family members in your student visa application even if they are not planning to travel with you to Australia. Failing which, your family members will not be eligible for a student visa to join you in Australia.
What is DASP or ‘Super’ in Australia?
‘Super’ as it is generally called is the Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP). You are likely to have funds in a super fund if you worked while studying or after graduation in Australia. To get the funds while you leave the country, you must fulfill the following requirements:
1.You were 18 years old or above
2.You were paid AUD450 or more (before tax) in a month
You can avail your superannuation after you leave Australia if you:
1.Have departed Australia
2.Are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia
3.Entered the country on a temporary visa
4.No longer have any active Australian visas, this includes all tourist visas
Which language proficiency tests are mandatory for pursuing higher studies in Australia?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is preferable by almost all institutions in Australia. However, Australian institutions are open to accepting other proficiency tests such as:
1.Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
2.Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
3.Occupational English Test (OET)
4.Pearson Test of English (PTE)
What are the accommodation options available in Australia?
International students can apply for the on-campus residence facilities which are offered by many Australian universities.
Otherwise, you can choose off-campus accommodation where you can share residences or apartments with other international students. In fact, many universities can help you with off-campus accommodations by providing you with details of accommodation available.
How can I apply for studying in Australia?
The application process may vary between the institutions, and it is advisable to visit the institution’s website and contact them to know the application requirements.
You can also talk to our overseas education consultants and take a ‘free profile evaluation’ to get assistance with choosing the course, college, and moving to Australia for studies.
Is it easy to get PR after studying in Australia?
There is no certain answer on obtaining permanent residency in Australia after studies. However, the most effective path for international students is to obtain a post-graduate work visa after studying. After which, you will be qualified for General Skilled Migration to obtain a Permanent Residency (PR).