Australia is a popular destination for international students not just for being one of the sunniest countries in the world but also for its great universities that allow students to pursue any degree and major. The educational institutions also have a great reputation more so when you consider 6 of the 43 universities here made it to the list of top 100 of 2018 World University Rankings. However, if you plan on studying here, there are a number of things you need to know.
Simplified paperwork procedures
The best thing about studying in Australia is that the Australian government has simplified the procedure of applying for a visa. All student visas as from 2016 are in the same category; Student Visa (subclass 500). Regardless of the field of interest, you will apply for the same visa. The university you wish to attend can also help you apply for the visa.
It is not cheap to study in Australia. The good thing, however, is that there are so many financing support options you can take advantage of. Qualifying for any financial aid will help bring your costs down tremendously. All you have to do is apply for an international scholarship or financial aid or loan that is specific for overseas students. You should remember that your financial ability will be needed when applying for a student visa.
It might take time for you to adapt to the new student culture in Australia. Your previous education might have been broader or narrower. You will need to adjust to several things in theoretical and practical classes. Australia has a unique culture of exchanging study guides and study notes to help the new students adjust. This can be done online for free.
Australia is a multicultural country. People of all interests and backgrounds will be here. The lush green parks, museums, restaurants, and many other things make the country an exciting place to explore. Don’t be afraid of asking for help. There are so many people who are eager to help.
Other things you can expect to see in Australia are the upside-down seasons, well-developed public transport options, letters to grade your work, and the ability to work using your student visa. The more you learn about Australia the easier it will be for you to fit in.