Destination of Choice:
Australia seems to be a choice of many students due to the following:
Indian 12+3 is acceptable for a master's degree.
Duration for the master's courses vary between 1, 1.5 to 2 yrs.
Australian education is recognized world wide
High Standard of education in international terms, good research facilities available with state of the art equipment.
Visa process is straightforward and fair.
Currently over 50,000 Indian Students in Australia.
Australian universities are members of an International Academic community and academic staff are frequently recruited on an international basis.
There are 41 universities ranging in size from around 3,000 students to 50,000 students - 39 of these are government run. Australian universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in traditional and modern subject areas such as innovative courses in IT, electronic business and science. Australian academics have won prestigious awards, including several Nobel Prizes, and are involved in ground-breaking research
Intakes: Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intakes in September & November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 7-8 months prior to the intake. A University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications.
A good academic record in Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university is necessary
Some universities may even accept student at 55% and above in the 1st degree GMAT scores ranging between 600-700 by many Universities for Management Programs if required.
Any work experience in the field will be helpful For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree
Are Australian Degrees recognized worldwide? Why is GMAT and GRE not asked for by all Australian Universities?
Australian Universities are recognized worldwide. The reason why Australian Universities do not insist upon students going for a GMAT or GRE etc. is because these exams are for American Universities so students have to give these tests to be judged by American Standards. Australia and India recognize each other's degrees, however it may be asked by some Universities to assess the overall ability of the student.
How long does Visa application procedure require?
The average time taken by the Australian High Commission for the visa procedure is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks depending on the individuals background, so the students need to apply for their visas atleast 3 months prior to their course commencement.
How do you know which University is the best in Australia?
One cannot rate universities in Australia as there are numerous universities and all are regulated under the Vice Chancellors Committee, which follow the code of ethics. Students generally follow the market trends like MBAs or BBA, MIT etc., but it would be unfair to judge universities as one can only compare the course structure and faculty.
Can I find a Job placement after my course completion?
With effect from 1st September, 2007 all students who have completed 2 years of study in Australia can get a Skilled Graduate Visa, whereby they can work for upto 18 months.
How do I know if I am eligible for the Permanent Residency (PR)?
Currently a student needs to cover up to 120 points to become eligible for the PR, The points can be obtained by a combination of the following course, age, English language proficiency, duration of the study in Australia, studying in a regional area, working part time. For further details and to test your points, visit the following website: www.immi.gov.au
What salary can I expect when I start working in Australia?
The average starting salary that you can earn is between a$ 2500 to a$ 4000 per month.
My education has been in English. Do I still need to sit for IELTS?
IELTS is a mandatory visa requirement.
What are the visa possibilities for my spouse/ dependent?
Spouse / dependent of a Student - Visa holder in Australia gets a Dependent Visa and a valid work permit for the same duration as the primary applicant. This is applicable for Master's degree applications.