Australia is a natural wonderland of beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters, amazing ancient rock formations and pristine rainforests. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has the lowest population density per square kilometer. The Australian landscape is highly distinctive, ranging from vast stony and sandy deserts and tablelands in the west, to sweeping plateaus and plains flanking narrow coastal slopes to the east. The coastal areas feature broad sandy beaches and lush vegetation backed by a great variety of landforms. Within 200 years of European settlement, Australia has developed into one of the most highly urbanized countries in the world. Sophisticated cities accommodate world class shopping, restaurants, art galleries, museums and cultural festivals.
The universities place emphasis on active learning and employability. Consequently infrastructure for teaching, training and research are world class in terms of both faculty and facilities. Australian courses are recognized internationally. Education standards are high and the academic environment is stimulating. Australia provides a multi cultural environment. An Australian degree takes three years, which is one year shorter than a US four-year degree and also, it costs comparatively less than a UK or US degree. That is why, the number of Indian students opting for courses in Australian universities is witnessing a considerable rise ever since. There are many public and private universities in Australia offering various courses. The most popular courses of study for international students have been in the field of Business Administration, Economics, followed by Science, then Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. University studies can lead to following awards – Undergraduate – Bachelor Degrees, Bachelor Degrees (with Honors), Undergraduate Diplomas, Associate Diplomas; Postgraduate – Doctoral Degrees, Masters Degrees, Graduate Diplomas, Graduate Certificates.
Admission Requirements and Entrance tests
- Undergraduate Programs (BS, BE, BA etc)
Most colleges all over the Australia require a minimum of 12 years of formal education. In the Indian context, it implies qualifying in class 12th examination or junior college, as applicable or even diploma holders.
- Graduate Programs (MS, MA, MBA etc)
Almost all Australian universities require a bachelors program for admission in any post graduate program. For certain courses the bachelor’s degree must be from the similar field as well.
Student needs to show his/her proficiency in English by taking the IELTS exam. Good universities require the score of 7 to 8 band. The other documents need to be submitted as per the requirements of the respective university.
Australians are very friendly and helpful people, with a great sense of humor. Australians tend to follow each other a bit, like sheep on a hill. This happens because of the stability of Australian institutions and the strong economy. This covers all areas of life including the work place. Australians don’t grow roots in the place they were born, especially younger people starting careers. They sell the place and buy another one wherever the job is. The fashion in Australia is pretty casual. Australians are very informal when it comes to clothes, despite the fact that some work places require a good standard of dressing. Australians vary in their style of clothing, some love colorful clothes and some of them love very different dressing. Melbourne is the top fashion place in Australia.