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Higher Studies in Australia

This is an article about career options in Australia regarding higher studies


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Janhavi Joshi

3 years ago | 4 min read

Done with your graduation? Worried about what next? This time might be considered as the peak of your career, for new beginning are about to happen. This is the time when your hardwork will pay you off either professionally, economically, or for your higher studies, depending on what you choose. And if you are the one to look out in Australia, then this article is definitely for you. Let's have a look at how you can gain help out of it:-

Australian Universities are widely spread around the world, and attract foreign students in many academic disciplines. The place is an especially popular choice in many disciplines, including the study of natural sciences such as Biology, Zoology, Chemistry, as well as Mathematics, Engineering, the Social Sciences and medical fields.
"Group of Eight" is particularly famous around the globe, which is equivalent to the US Ivy league or UK Rusell group. It comprises the Australian National University (ANU), University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, University of New South Wales, Monash University, University of Western Australia, University of Adelaide. All these hold a strong position in the QS World University Rankings, 2019.

If a student wants to stay in Australia after completion of graduation, he or she will have to get a work visa. If one is 50 years of age, and have studied a CRICOS registered courses in Australia for atleast 2 years, and can pick an occupation on Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), you can apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), under the graduate work stream. This allows the students to stay there for another 18 months after the issue date.

Those who are seeking admission in Australian universities for post-graduation study, there is the opportunity to choose between either a research led course or a teaching-intensive course. The duration of these programs may last between six months to four years depending upon the course chosen.

Benefits of pursuing Post Graduation in Australia
Australia offers an education experience that makes a real difference in the lives of students.

Universities majorly focus on enhancing the personality and leadership skills of the students. Both theoretical and practical knowledge are imparted in students to make them pro in their area of study. Students are made to do an internship in local companies so that they are able to gain an in-depth industry experience. Being a multicultural country, students are able to gain a better insight of different working environments of different countries from their fellow students. Students also get an opportunity to permanently work for many multinational companies in Australia after graduating from university.

How to select a University?
Plethora of universities in Australia offer post-graduation degrees in a variety of fields. But which university to choose for your masters is a difficult task to do. Here are some point to help you select a university
Gain insights – the best thing to do is study the prospectus or website of the university and look if it is matching your criteria of study and needs:-
Scholarships – though there are very few universities in Australia that offer scholarships, but if you are seeking one, do a thorough study whether your university offers one or not before applying
Courses – make sure the university you choose to apply in offers the kind of course that you want to pursue in your post-graduation
Compare fee – different universities have different fee structure. Compare them and see which one matches your budget criteria
Location – location plays a vital role in selecting a university. Thoroughly analyze the location and its connectivity with the rest of the country and world
Requirements for admission in Australia
Different universities in Australia have different requirements for admission. But here are some of the general requirements ask by the universities
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent certificate or diploma from a reputed university
proficiency in English:-
A good GMAT/IELTS/TOEFL score (as desired by the university for admission in the course)

ABOUT MELBOURNE- THE STUDENT HUB OF AUSTRALIA
Melbourne is considered as the student hub in Australia. Currently, it is home to more than 200,000 international students from over 170 countries, and is considered as the most liveable cities in the world. The city has an outstanding reputation for its quality of education, and it focusses the most on international students. It also provides endless opportunities to volunteer or gain internships, and has a huge number of events being held every year. Apart from this, Melbourne offers a friendly, safe and welcoming place to live and study. Supported by Study Melbourne, a Victorian Government initiative, the study centre offers free information, support and helpful services for international students. It helps the students to explore their new environment, gain work experience, become a leader or to make new friends. Study Centre is located in the heart of Melbourne.

STUDYING IN REGIONAL VICTORIA
Attending a regional university gives the students a chance to study, work and immerse themselves in the local community, while creating networks and opportunities for the employment. Federation University Australia(Fed Uni) has capital city campuses in Berwick (Melbourne, Victoria) and Brisbane (Queensland). Apart from this, there are regional campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, and the Wimmera providing international students with unique experiences to live and work outside metropolitan cities. It is more comfortable to live in the regional area due to lower accomodation cost as compared to that in a major city. Ballarat, which is 110km north-west of melbourne- just an hour away by train offers an affordable and relaxed regional city lifestyle.
The Gippsland campus is FedUni's second largest campus, and is located in the town of Churchill in Victoria's south-east, approximately 160km east of Melbourne city centre.
Here in FedUni, the students enjoy all the fantastic facilities and opportunities of a world class Australian university in a welcoming learning community that is inclusive, supporting and diverse.

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