Australia despite having a population of 23 million has the third highest number of international students behind the United States of America and the United Kingdom. A lot of international students are studying in Australia because of its top quality education and high standard.
For example, the country has seven of the best universities in the world which has seen it attract several international students who enrol for various courses and programs. Another example is the latest Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, which saw Australia ranked as the eight best in the world ahead of other countries like Germany, Netherlands and Japan.
This article will take a look at education in Australia with focus on tuition fees, entry requirements, cost of living as well as a list of top universities in the country.
How much you pay as tuition fees in Australia depends on the institution you have chosen to enrolfor studies and the level of the course or program you have chosen to study. Below is a brief idea of tuition fees available
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $15,000 to $33,000 per annum
Postgraduate Masters Degree – $20,000 to $37,000 per annum
Doctoral Degree – $14,000 to $37,000 per annum
English language studies – This is about $300 per week depending on the length of the course
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma as well as Advanced Diploma) this cost about $4,000 to $22,000. It is important to point out that these figures and amounts are all in Australian dollars.
LIVING COSTS IN AUSTRALIA
The cost of living in Australia is much higher when compared to other countries around the world. An individual could spend about $1000-$1500 per month which covers the cost of feeding, rent, books, travel, recreation and more. It should be noted that this amount is estimated and could be higher or lower depending on how a student spends.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY
You should have an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12), or its equivalent from abroad. Also some undergraduate courses may also require specific pre-requisite subjects.
You should at the minimum have completed a degree at undergraduate level. Some institutions may require you having relevant work experience or research ability.
Below is a list of top universities in Australia
The University of Western Australia
The University of Queensland
The Australian National University
The University of New South Wales
The University of Melbourne
University of Sydney