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What You Should Know Before You Opt To Study in Australia

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Every year, thousands of students from across India, choose to study in Australia. If you are one of them, then you should definitely be aware of the culture and academic standards of the country as well as their university. Students who step into Australia unaware can face some difficulty in their academic as well as day to day life. We have put together a list of items that you should update yourself with, before you commence to study in Australia

Points To Be Considered Before Study in Australia

1. You Will Need To Apply For a Visa

If you want to study in Australia for a course that lasts more than three months, then you will need to apply for a visa. The process for application can be fairly easy. However some of the details can get confusing and here a good overseas education consultant can help you out.

2. You May Have To Obtain Health Insurance

You may be required to take out health insurance before traveling to Australia to complete your higher studies. This rule can change from time to time, therefore its important to check before you apply. You will need to research various companies that provide health insurance for international students, and apply with one that suits your needs

3. You Will Need To Open a Bank Account

If you are going to be spending a semester or more in Australia, then you may find that its worth your while to open a bank account in Australia. The account can come in handy for expenses that you may incur while you study in Australia. You can avoid the high fees that you will be charged with if withdrawing from an account in India.

[Read More: Australia Study Guide for Students]

4. Learn About the Rules Of The Road

When you go to Australia to complete your higher studies, you could be renting a car. Its therefore, most likely that you would be driving by yourself. In such a scenario its imperative that you know all about the rules of driving on the road. Apart from the official rules, its always good to be aware of the unofficial rules or challenges of the road. Not many students are aware, but sometimes you could find that a Kangaroo is in your path. Its best to navigate around it or your will be stuck for a very long time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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