Education in Australia

The USA has the world’s largest international student population, with nearly 600,000 students choosing to broaden their education and life experience in the United States. Nearly 4% of all students enrolled in higher-level education are international students, and the numbers are growing. From the mid-1950’s, when international student enrollment was only just reaching 35,000, international education in the USA has come a long way.
 
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For those of you who have already made the choice to study in the United States, you are now faced with the task of matching your goals and needs with the right program. Answers to your research questions can be found here, from the information we’ve collected from educators to real-life stories from other non-U.S. students like you.
 
Many schools and programs offer international students great opportunities for learning and enrichment in the United States, and we know that choosing one can be an extensive and exhausting process. Find out what program is right for you and make the right choice.

Under Graduate Programs

These institutions provide viable alternatives well worth consideration. With its unique approach of curriculum structure and focus, these programs contribute excellent education and utmost options for students that prefer such flexibility. Typically it takes 4 years to complete bachelors’ degree from the countries like, USA. But in Australia many of the same programs takes only 3 years to complete. Australian bachelors programs are highly specialized and it doesn’t require pursuing unrelated elective programs to their discipline. Rather these programs entail students to focus completely on core field of study Australian universities put the students in order for real world application of their studies more beneficially.

However, certain specialized and professional courses like engineering degree could be of 4 years program. There would an additional academic year for few program such as Bachelor of Honors, which is a research focused one year program applied as an extension to their 3 years program. It is offered typically for the students performing well in their studies

Post Graduate Programs

Higher education offered in the Universities and Colleges in Australia are internationally reputed for excellence. In the Australian education system, the Master's programs are offered in all possible areas of study. Australian universities constantly make endeavors to introduce many innovative courses also, especially at the postgraduate level. Academicians from Australian higher institutions and universities are recruited internationally. Master's programs in Australian Universities are offered to students in the forms of attending lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as conducting independent research in libraries or laboratories. Students in postgraduate study level are encouraged to collect and analyze data by themselves or in groups, to discuss questions and related topics in a logical form and to participate debate with other students and lecturers.

The duration of the postgraduate programs in most of the Australian Universities is 1 to 2 years. The evaluation system at the postgraduate study level in Australian Universities and Colleges has its own methods. Students may be assessed through examination, dissertation, essay and reports, oral presentations, class participation, practical work and tests. Postgraduate degrees in Australia mostly involve research work, which is judged by thesis.

Quality Education

Australia provides international students with the most rigorous consumer protection in the world. Period. In 2000, Australia introduced the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. ESOS ensures that, in order to enroll international students, institutions must first meet requirements for registration. All institutions which meet registration requirements are listed on the publicly available Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

If an institution doesn’t meet stringent standards for marketing activities, education delivery, facilities and student support services, it isn’t registered. That means it can’t enroll international students.

However, it’s important to note that if you come to Australia on a non-student visa, you won’t have this assurance.

General information

Visit these Websites to find detailed information on What they cover and to decide which provides is right for you

  • Australian Health Management www.ahm.com.au
  • BUPA Australia www.overseasstudenthealth.com
  • Medibank Private www.medibank.com.au
  • OSHC Worldcare www.oshcworldcare.com.au
  • General treatment cover with any Australian private health insurer. You can find a list of these providers and search for the one that suits you best at www.privatehealth.gov.au or www.iselect.com.au.
  • http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/ - skilled migration program ( jobs after course has ended.)