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Why study in Australia?

Studying in Australia offers a lot of opportunities. There are over 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions across the country. This makes it highly likely that your preferred course will be available to study in Australia.

As well as having the quantity and variety, Australia leads in quality of education. Seven out of the top 100 unis in the world are in Australia. Their education system ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. The Australian education system is recognized as world-class.

Quality of education is important, but so is student life. Australia is home to six of the forty best student cities in the world. A 2012 survey revealed that 88% of student respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with living in Australia. This is no surprise, as Australia is the tenth happiest country in the world.

Aside from these, Australia and its government invest in international education. For example, there is over $200,000,000 invested by the government every year for international scholarships. This makes studying in Australia more accessible for international students.

 It is no wonder that Australia is the 3rd most popular student destination in the world!

Study in Australia

The country famous for kangaroos, surfing and koalas, but there is more to Australia. Australia covers an area of 7.69 million square kilometers. This makes it the 6th largest country in the world and home to over 23 million people. Its rich culture and history are founded on its Aboriginal heritage and blend of vibrant cultures. Australia is a global leader in education. This makes it a popular study destination for international students.

More about Australia

Australia is one of the most welcoming and diverse countries. Almost half of the population were either born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas. There are over 260 languages being spoken in homes across Australia!

Aside from its diversity, the country boasts of its economy. It has seen steady growth, even throughout the 2008 global financial crisis. The country, for the year 2014, had a GDP of more than $1.4 trillion.

Due to its large size, the country has diverse environments. It has over 500 national parks and over 2,700 conservation areas. These range from wildlife sanctuaries to Aboriginal reserves. On top of this, 17 of the UNESCO World Heritage sites are in Australia. Examples of these are the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House.

Study and Work in Australia

Working whilst you study in Australia is a great way to cover your living and tuition expenses. It is important that you check with the appropriate government office first. Different visas (discussed below) have different stipulations on this. It should be possible to work part time whilst you study.

Study Expenses

*Australia uses the Australian Dollar or AUD as its currency.

As a popular study destination, scholarships are competitive. If you are self financing you should be aware of the costs of studying and living in Australia.

As with most other countries, the cost of education in Australia is dependent on several things. This includes the type and duration of your studies, among other things.

 For example, English Language Courses are available at $300/week. Vocational training or education on the other hand will cost you $4,000 to $22,000. Vocational training awards Certificate Levels (from I to IV), Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Costs will be higher for the latter.

Bachelor Degrees will have you spending $10,000 to $33,000 a year. Expect higher costs if pursuing your degree at a private institution. Studies taken in a public institution will generally cost less.

Studying a Master’s Degree will cost from $20,000 to $37,000 per year. Doctoral Degrees on average range from $14,000 to $37,000. As mentioned private education will result in higher costs.

Living Expenses

There is a minimum cost of living for student visas. This is decided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and it is $18,610. Your living expenses in Australia will depend on which region you plan to live in. For example, urbanized areas will have higher living costs. There are several different choices for living arrangements. Hostels and guesthouses range from $90 to $150 a week. Shared rentals and on-campus living will cost $85 to $280. More expensive options are homestay ($235 to $325 per week) and rental ($165 to $440 per week).

Aside from accommodation, your weekly expenses will most likely include:

  • Groceries or eating out ($80 to $280).
  • Gas and electricity ($35 to $140).
  • Phone and internet ($20 to $55).
  • Public transport ($15 to $55).
  • Lifestyle ($80 to $150).

You should factor in health insurance costs and overseas student health cover.

 

 

 

Our Services

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Visa Guidance.

We help you in entire visa process like, filling up of applications, preparing statements, and also guidance and training for mock.

Student consultancy.

We offer professional advice and guidance to students wishing to study overseas, at any level. We help you find the most suitable courses and educational institution for your requirements and subject choice, provide you with extensive research, information and options available. During your studies we are always available for any continuing help you may require

Scholarship Consultancy

We offer a full scholarship advice to our students and simplify the process. DTS is dedicated to guide talented students looking for scholarships to aid in paying for the ever-increasing cost of foreign education.

Institute selection.

We synthesise the information gathered during the initial strategic consultation and provide you with a comprehensive, detailed overview of the institute(s) we identify as most fitting..

Supplementary materials

Our consultants work with students to create specific Letter of Recommendation (LOR) plans for each of individual recommenders. We also advise and support you through the preparation of additional documents and materials.

Strategic consultation

Our experts conduct initial comprehensive brainstorming sessions which involve a pre-career testing and personality analysis, an academic, extracurricular and leadership evaluation, an extensive discussion of a student’s strengths and weaknesses, and a determination going forth of the student’s strategic edge.