Australia is one of the top study abroad destinations for Indian students looking for higher education abroad as it has several advantages over other countries. In the following, I have elucidated some of the top reasons why Indian students prefer Australia.
Easier Visa norms
Australia has student-friendly visa application process. In 2012, the country has revamped its visa regime and now provides a more efficient visa services. Earlier there used to have different subclasses, now they have curtailed the visa subclasses and started a simplified student visa framework (SSVF). It is a single platform where all international students can apply. The language proficiency scores required are on par with many other countries though.
Choice of Courses
Australia offers a wide range of courses. Students from a wide range of fields will be able to find a suitable course of their choice in Australia.
Australia not only offers a wide range of course but also high quality of courses. Australia is a technologically advanced and research-oriented country. So, all the courses you would be doing will be up-to-date and of high quality.
The cost of living and tuition costs are significantly lower as compared to the US and the UK. Australian living standards are amongst the highest in the world. In Australia, accommodation options are available to fit every budget, from homestay, shared housing arrangements, on-campus accommodations to specialist student housing facilities.
One more important reason why Indian students prefer to study in Australia is that its degrees are globally recognized. After completing your education in Australia, if you plan to work in a country other than Australia you would be better placed with an Australian degree.
Australia allows international students to work part-time during their studies for up to 20 hours/40 hours per fortnight a week during semesters and full-time during the university holidays. This part-time work option can bring in a decent amount of income to help them in their living and tuition expenses as the pay is hourly and quite decent.
Stay Back option
This one is really one of the top reasons for preferring Australia. After completing two-years of study students get a two-year work visa, which is a great boon for students, during this time many students cover all the tuition expenses and make some savings.
Australia is an immigration-friendly nation. It accepts immigrants from all over the world. Though the rules have become stringent in the recent past still it is among the top study abroad destination for international students who plan to upgrade their standard of living.
With all these benefits of studying in Australia, there is no reason as to why you should not choose Australia as your destination for your overseas studies.