AUSTRALIA  VISA AND OTHER BENEFITS FOR INDIAN STUDENTS

Australia is among the most popular destinations for international students in the world. For migrants and international students, living in Australia has several advantages and benefits. 

It has some of the top study programmes in the world, as well as some of the world’s best research facilities and top universities. With 43 world-class universities, an education in Australia is a good investment.  Furthermore, Australia is home to a diverse range of languages, religions, nature, cuisines, and most important a lot of opportunities.

 

Things to consider before studying in Australia

  1. English requirements
  2. Visa requirement
  3. Accommodation and Living expenses
  4. Work
  5. Healthcare 
  6. Permanent Residency 

 

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

Since Australia is an English-speaking country, students from non-English-speaking countries must provide a proof of English language proficiency.

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE are popular English language competence examinations accepted by Australian universities.

 

VISA REQUIREMENT

In order to study in Australia, international students must apply for the Australian Student Visa Subclass 500.

Benefits of visa:

  • allows them to enroll in an approved course of study
  • work for an unlimited amount of time
  • can bring family members to Australia
  • also permits students to live up to five years in Australia (for which he/she has to make a one-time payment of AU$630)

After graduation, you can also apply for a Graduate Temporary (Subclass 485) visa if you desire to work in Australia after graduation.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES

In Australia, a lot of accommodation is available for international student but there are many things that are needed to be kept in mind like location (on or off-campus), cost, city, local facilities, etc. The cost of living differs from one city to another there options like sharing which can be less expensive for international students (there are many housing websites that students can choose from). 

Living Expenses in Australia can be expensive and difficult for students. Students in Australia are expected to spend around AU$2,000 per month on living expenses. And projected cost of living in Australia for international students is around A$22,000 per year.

 

WORK

International students while studying in Australia, are permitted to work for 20 per week under Australian Student Visa Subclass 500. It is a wonderful method for kids to gain essential real-world experience while still earning money.  It also helps in the creation of an outstanding resume which will help them in future job.

 

HEALTHCARE

International students in Australia have access to a unique health-care system. Students must obtain Overseas Student Health Coverage (OSHC) in order to study in Australia. OSHC is a type of insurance that covers you for the duration of your course or stay in Australia.

Benefits of Overseas Student Health Coverage (OSHC) 

  • medicines
  • visits to the doctor 
  • treatments, and may more.

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCY

The three most prevalent ways for Indian citizen to get permanent residency are:

  • work-stream permanent visa
  • business or investor-stream permanent visa
  • family-stream permanent visa

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