Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million? This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universities 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, we’re making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.
Visa RequirementsBelow is the list of the student visas currently available. For more detail on each visa, visit this website
- Independent ELICOS (Subclass 570).
- Schools (Subclass 571).
- Vocational Education and Training (Subclass 572).
- Higher Education (Subclass 573).
- Postgraduate Research (Subclass 574).
- Non-award (Subclass 575).
- Foreign Affairs or Defence (Subclass 576).
Cost of living
- Hostels and Guesthouses – $80 to $135 per week
- Shared Rental – $70 to $250 per week
- On campus – $80 to $250 per week
- Homestay – $110 to $270 per week
- Rental – $100 to $400 per week
- Boarding schools – $10,000 to $20,000 a year
Other living expenses:
- Groceries and eating out – $80 to $200 per week
- Gas, electricity – $60 to $100 per week
- Phone and Internet – $20 to $50 per week
- Public transport – $10 to $50 per week
- Car (after purchase) – $150 to $250 per week
- Entertainment – $50 to $100 per week
Minimum cost of living:
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa. Below is a guide on the requirements you must meet to study in Australia:
- You – $18,610
- Your partner – $6,515
- Your first child – $3,720
- Every other child – $2,790
All costs are per year in Australian dollars.
Average budget in Mauritian rupees : Rs 1,000,000 – Rs 1,400,000
Your Australian qualification will make you an attractive employee, not just to employers at home, but those in Australia and around the world as well.
If you are considering staying in Australia and working after your current visa expires, you’ll need to get a new visa that lets you do this. There are a number of options, so work out what best fits your situation.
If you completed a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree, you may be eligible for the Post-Study Work stream of of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.
Alternatively, a new employer may be able to sponsor you for a new visa– talk to their Human Resources or Recruitment staff.
If you want to stay in Australia independently of employer sponsorship for a longer term or professional career, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) here.
You can find out more about your visa options here.
Wherever your post-graduation path leads, think about joining an alumni group from your institution. It will help you stay in touch with your classmates, and can provide you with great benefits and opportunities.
****These information were obtained on the official governmental website.****
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Canberra ACT 2600
Please visit the website below for any information about sutdying in Australia.