COST OF LIVING AND STUDYING
Anglia Ruskin University
Eligibility & Requirements
The top universities require 75-85 % in 12th Std for undergraduate students. Any GOOD university requires – 65 to 70 %. Masters require – 60-65 % in relevant degrees.
IELTS is a compulsory exam required by all the students planning to go for Australian studies. Minimum scores required – 6.0/9 for UG and 6.5 / 9 PG students.
Admission and Application Procedure
For admissions, the applicant needs to demonstrate sufficient academic preparation for the proposed course and required English proficiency. Also Universities do check the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement, which is an integrity measure to ensure that the student visa programme is used as intended and not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia.
Student visa are granted by the Australian DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection )DIBP will grant you a student visa if your course is registered or is a part of registered course on a full time basis. Once the offer is made the student accepts the offer by paying the first semester Tuition fees after which he /she gets the COE (confirmation of enrolment issued by the institution). One of the primary aspect of the Australian student visa is that each students need to establish GTE factor (Genuine Temporary Entrant).
Along with the COE, Education Documents and correct financial Documents the student will be applying for his educational visa. The Financial documents will defer according to the institution, fees, living cost, source of funds etc. Once all the relevant documents are ready Visa is filed through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
You may be required to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process. Your health examination reports are forwarded to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the department) for assessment to determine if you meet the health requirement. The department uses an on-line system known as eHealth to process your health examination results. You can expect your visas within 4 to 5 working weeks after the visa is lodged.
Your Work Opportunities
International students in Australia with student visa have for permission to work. Students are permitted to work 40 hours per fortnight during semesters and full-time during vacation periods. In some cases family members can apply for permission to work. It is not difficult to find part time jobs in Australia to supplement your living expenses. Your student visa normally entitles work rights as per your visa conditions and you can start working in Australia after you arrive in Australia and have begun studying.
Australia is one among the few countries, which promote skilled migrant programs targeting young people having skills, education and abilities that will contribute to the Australian economy. International students with Australian qualifications account for about half the people assessed under the skilled migrant programs. There is a dearth of skilled manpower in Australia mainly in the fields like Engineering, Information Technology, Nursing and Accounting. Applicants must pass a points test and satisfy some basic requirements in order to get permanent residency (PR) in Australia. These include a maximum age limit of 45 years, English language proficiency, post-secondary school qualifications or work experience relevant to your occupation. Additional points are awarded to applicants with Australian qualifications.
Please refer to http://www.border.gov.au/ for more information about Immigration to Australia.
Apart from few tuition fee bursaries, scholarships provided by Australian Universities to international students are very few except for PhD programs. However scholarships are offered by the Australian government, students’ home-country governments, Australian education institutions and private organizations. The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) are combined under one umbrella of Australian Scholarships and offer a number of scholarships for students. They manage a range of scholarships to promote sustainable development and excellence in Education.
The organizations that offer scholarships for students have different criteria. All scholarships vary in their eligibility requirements, based on your English test score, country, or GPA. Students applying for a scholarship should ensure they meet the selection criteria of specific scholarships. Students must understand fully the terms and conditions of the Scholarship.