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  Australia Overview  
 
Australia has a seemingly limitless array of education and training opportunities. International students can choose from a vast range of courses including traditional academic areas of learning and research, as well as more practical courses with a vocational orientation.
 
GEPSI ABOUT AUSTRALIA GEPSI DEGREE ACCREDITATION
GEPSI 6 GREAT REASON TO VISIT AUSTRALIA GEPSI EDUCATIONAL DIFFERENCES
GEPSI QUICK FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA GEPSI TEACHING STYLE DIFFERENCES
GEPSI EDUCATION SYSTEM OF AUSTRALIA GEPSI ACADEMIC YEAR DIFFERENCES
GEPSI HISTORY/BACKGROUND GEPSI AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
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GEPSI GRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE/DIPLOMA GEPSI
GEPSI MASTERS DEGREE GEPSI LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
GEPSI DOCTORATE    
 
 ABOUT AUSTRALIA
 
Situated between, and isolated by, the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Australia has many animals and plants, which are unique to the planet. The surface geology is typically old and flat.
 
GEPSI  Climate
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Nearly a third of Australia is in the tropics and the rest is in the temperate zone. The highlands and tablelands of Tasmania and the south eastern corner of the mainland are the coldest areas. Summer is from December to February; autumn from March to May; winter from June to August; and spring from September to November
 
GEPSI  Multiculturalism
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The British influence originating in Australia’s colonial origins has evolved over two centuries into a dynamic multiculturalism with invaluable contributions from migrants from all parts of the world.
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Almost a quarter of today’s 18 million Australians were born in another country. There are nearly one million Asian-born Australians. About 2 per cent are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. More than 100 different ethnic groups are represented in Australia, making Australia one of the most ethnically diversified countries in the world.
 
GEPSI  Language
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Although English is the official language; a host of other languages are spoken in Australia.
 
GEPSI  Religious
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Australia is predominantly a Christian country; however, all religions are represented in the community. Devotees will find churches, mosques, temples and synagogues located in most major cities.
 
GEPSI  Culture
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Australia is rich in the arts. There are eight professional orchestras and a national opera company. Within Australia there are more than 1000 museums preserving and displaying Australia’s diverse cultural heritage.
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Australian films are winning international acclaim and many Australian film directors, actors and technicians have been acclaimed in Hollywood at the highest level.
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Australian authors have received international recognition particularly with the Booker Prize, won twice by Australians and with Patrick White winning the Nobel Prize for literature. Novelists, dramatists and poets are internationally accepted by their peers as having made a substantial contribution to world literature.
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Australians traditionally have provided strong support for theatre, from regional amateur troupes to polished professional companies.
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In music, Australia has developed a fertile environment that supports a great range of musical tastes ranging from the most avant-garde experimental to folk, from the youthful sounds of chart-busting pop to the unique music of the
 
GEPSI  Aboriginal people
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Painting in Australia has a history that can not only be traced back over forty thousand years of Aboriginal culture but also is represented in the major museums and galleries of modern and avant-garde art, worldwide.
 
GEPSI  Sports and Recreation
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Australians are very keen on sport and outdoor activities. Australia has more than 120 national sporting organizations and thousands of state, regional and club bodies. It is estimated that 6.5 million people, about a third of the population, are registered sports participants. While there are over 120 sporting organizations, Australians also take part in bushwalking, fishing, boating and water sports.
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Australia has a world wide reputation for sports and outdoor activities. This is endorsed by the Olympic Committee’s selection of Sydney to host the Olympic Games in the year 2000.
 
GEPSI  Electricity
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The electrical current in Australia is 240/250 volts AC, 50 cycles. The Australian three pin plug is extremely safe. Adaptors are usually required for most foreign appliances. A transformer may be required if you bring an appliance from overseas that operates on a different voltage.
 
GEPSI  Transport
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Australia has an extensive public transport system that includes trains, buses, tramways, ferries, two major national airlines and a number of regional airlines. Metropolitan areas are divided into zones and your ticket type and cost depends on which zone you are going to travel in and for how long. Tickets can be bought at train stations, on buses and trams and at news agencies.
 
Tourist students may drive in Australia on a valid overseas driver’s license but if the document is not in the English language the visitor must carry a translation with the permit. An international driving license is not sufficient by itself.
 
Metered taxicabs operate in all major cities and towns. You will find taxi ranks at transport terminals, main hotels or shopping centers or you can hail taxis in the street. A light and sign on the roof indicates if a cab is vacant. There is a minimum charge on hiring and then a charge per kilometer traveled. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped.
 
 6 GREAT REASONS TO VISIT AUSTRALIA
 
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Australia is a big place full of opportunities for adventure. The diversity of activities in Australia is matched only by the diversity of its natural wonders and sophisticated cities.
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Australia is closer than you think. Did you know that flying from Los Angeles to Sydney takes exactly the same amount of time as flying from Los Angeles to Rome?
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Australia is an affordable destination with a great exchange rate for North Americans. The cost for hotels, meals, and sightseeing all compare favorably with destinations in Europe and Asia.
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No matter what the time of year, somewhere in Australia the weather is warm and wonderful. The seasons are reversed so when it’s winter in North America, it is summer in Australia. Even the "cooler" months are considered the best time to see the deserts and tropical north.
GEPSI Everyone speaks English, so you will feel right at home.
 
 QUICK FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA
 
GEPSI Capital: Canberra
GEPSI States and Territories:
GEPSI New South Wales (NSW)
GEPSI Queensland (QLD)
GEPSI Victoria (VIC)
GEPSI South Australia (SA)
GEPSI Western Australia (WA)
GEPSI Tasmania (TAS)
GEPSI Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
GEPSI Northern Territory (NT)
GEPSI National Anthem: ‘Advance Australia Fair’
GEPSI Currency: Australian Dollar
GEPSI Largest City: Sydney (approx. 4 million)
 
 EDUCATION SYSTEM OF AUSTRALIA AND NEWZEALAND
 
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History/Background

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Bachelor's Degree description

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Graduate/Postgraduate Diploma description

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Masters Degree description

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Doctorate Description

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Degree Accreditation

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Educational Differences (Law, Medicine)

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Teaching Style Differences

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Academic Year Differences

 
 HISTORY/BACKGROUND
 
Australian and New Zealand universities are highly competitive and internationally recognized. University education in both countries follows a similar tradition to the British education system than to the American system. There is, for example, no educational institution equivalent to the American "Liberal Arts" College. The first Australian university was established in 1850; the first university in New Zealand in 1870. Today there are 39 universities in Australia (two are private) and 8 universities in New Zealand.
 
Australia and New Zealand stand by strict, academic standards in their higher degree programs and elect to admit the most qualified and interested individuals. Universities in Australia and New Zealand are accredited by their respective governments and created only through an official act of Parliament. The U.S. and Canadian governments recognizes all these universities as outstanding institutions for a full degree program. There are no true levels of "good" vs. "bad" institutions. Unlike the U.S., with 3300 plus institutions of higher learning, the Australian and New Zealand governments closely monitor their universities to ensure that they maintain high standards of education.
 
The Bachelor's degree, typically three years in most disciplines, is followed by the Graduate/Postgraduate Diploma, Master's and Ph.D./Professional Doctorate degrees.
 
 BACHELORS DEGREE
 
This is generally a three-year program, although in certain specialized disciplines and double-degree areas a degree can take from four to six years. In one university, you can even earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as two years. Australian undergraduate degree programs forego the electives that typically make up a fourth year in North American universities.
 
Students who excel academically may be invited into an Honour’s Year, which makes up the fourth year of study in Australian bachelor’s degrees. This is a graduate-level year of study with an intensive research component. In some universities, superior academic performance in an honour’s year can lead directly into a Ph.D. program.
 
GRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE/DIPLOMA
 
This is a one-year intensive coursework program open to those who possess a bachelor’s degree. Although there is no U.S. equivalent, the Diploma can serve a bridge between a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, and in some cases is the first year or first half of a master’s program. A Diploma can lead to certification in some fields. For example, people who are interested in teaching careers typically enroll in and complete the Graduate Diploma to gain their teaching qualification.
 
MASTERS DEGREE
 
A master’s degree can be completed in one year in many disciplines in Australia, although 1.5 to two years is not uncommon. In Australia, two types of master’s degrees are available: the master’s by coursework, and the master’s by research. In New Zealand, master’s degrees are typically two years, with the first year being coursework and the second year involving a major research project or thesis. For students with a significant research background, it is possible to complete a master’s in one year by thesis.
 
Master’s by Coursework: This is by far the most popular and applied-to type of master’s degree, and involves a program of classes in your major and typically a smaller research project in the second half of the degree.
 
Master’s by Research: For those whose goal is either a Ph.D. or want to conduct intensive research, then this option may be for you. Most research master’s degree do not involve a coursework component; rather, they are made up of intensive, self-directed research leading to production of a thesis or major research project. The standard requirements for entry are submission of a research proposal IN ADVANCE of being accepted—which means you must have a well-thought out research plan—and the university having a faculty member available to supervise you. GEPSI Consultancy can assist you in the development of your research proposal, and in finding universities with research interests matching yours.
 
DOCTORATE
 
Professional Doctorate: You can earn a professional doctorate, which is typical for fields such as psychology, education and law. These are typically two to three year coursework intensive programs, with a research component. A master’s degree in the same or a closely related discipline is usually required.
 
Ph.D.: The Ph.D. you earn in Australia or New Zealand is similar to that at most any North American university. Typically you spend three to five years of self-directed research leading up to a major dissertation. The same application policies apply as for a Master’s Degree by Research. A master’s degree in the same or a closely related field is typically required for entry into a Ph.D. program.
 
DEGREE ACCREDITATION
 
If you are interested in earning a degree in which you need a license to practice in the U.S. or Canada, such as law, medicine, psychology, education, nursing, etc., GEPSI Consultancy highly recommends that you contact either the accrediting body in your field or trade organization for your chosen field. The degree you earn absolutely will be recognized, but you need to be sure you have enough components such as practicum hours, professional practice, coursework, etc. to be sure that when you return to North America that you will prepared to sit for your licensing examination.
 
EDUCATIONAL DIFFERENCES SOME EXCEPTIONS IN LAWS
 
While Commonwealth countries and the U.S. share the same foundation in common law and democracy, the study of law is one of the main educational differences between United States and Australia and New Zealand. Before commencing a Law degree, interested students are urged to research the local qualifications to practice law and find out if the credits or degree granted in Australia or New Zealand will be applicable upon return. However, with increased globalization, an degree from Australia or New Zealand in law will prove to be a competitive advantage with first hand knowledge of Pacific Rim law.
 
Undergraduate Law Degree: Unlike in the U.S., Australian and New Zealand students can obtain their undergraduate degree in Law, called a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). The LLB usually takes a minimum of three years for those holding a prior university degree that is recognized by the law school, or four years for those without a previous degree. An international student who has completed a significant amount of pre-law course work may have a chance of completing an LLB in less than three years. Most Australian and New Zealand schools have a set curriculum system, which requires a certain number of subjects aimed to introduce each student to the legal process. The majority of undergraduate law students in Australia and New Zealand do a five-year program to gain two degrees. Some examples of combined degrees include: arts/law, commerce/law, engineering/law or business/law.
 
Graduate Law Degree: Many Australian and New Zealand universities offer Graduate Diploma’s and Master’s degrees. The Graduate Diploma, generally a one-year program, is targeted at supplementing the student’s knowledge of law in a specific subdivision such as alternative dispute resolution, natural resources law and family law. The majority of Australian/New Zealand universities also offer Master’s degrees in Law (LLM). The LLM consists of one to two years of full-time study, encompassing coursework, a thesis or a combination thereof. To undertake the LLM, students normally possess an LLB with Honors. Students who have completed pre-law studies are welcome to apply for the LLM, however, the acceptance to the graduate program will depend on the student’s academic performance and accomplishments, the law program at the home university, and the Australian/New Zealand university. Other graduate degrees include the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Laws (LLD), and the Doctor of Legal Science (SJD). Doctorate degrees generally require a minimum of three years full-time research, culminating in a thesis.
 
Juris Doctor: This is an attractive option for Americans and Canadians who want to practice law, but who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline other than law. A J.D. program is available at least two universities in Australia, and the qualification will allow you to return to North America to practice law.
 
GEPSI  Medicine
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Australians and New Zealanders enter medical school directly from high school for a duration of 5-6 years, and tend to specialize immediately. The degree you would earn is called a MBBS—Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. If you have an existing bachelor’s degree, you can apply for graduate entry whereby you would spend only four years if you were accepted. If you are a practicing physician or have a medical degree already, you can apply for master’s or doctoral programs in specialized areas of medicine. There is not a separate pre-med program as most North Americans know it.
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Please be aware that the competition for medical school is extreme, and no matter what your background or how well you have done academically, your chances of getting accepted are not great. Most universities with medical school programs accept only 4-15 international students per year and they get hundreds of applications for those available slots. It’s best to have a second choice program of study in mind if you decide to apply for medicine.
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Please be aware that the competition for medical school is extreme, and no matter what your background or how well you have done academically, your chances of getting accepted are not great. Most universities with medical school programs accept only 4-15 international students per year and they get hundreds of applications for those available slots. It’s best to have a second choice program of study in mind if you decide to apply for medicine.
GEPSI Be sure to check with your country’s medical board (e.g. AMA) prior to applying to see what their process is for assessing foreign-earned medical qualifications.
 
TEACHING STYLE DIFFERENCES
 
In Australia and New Zealand an undergraduate student’s academic schedule consists of lectures, tutorials (small group sessions), laboratory work, seminars, and library study. For your class grade, you may be expected to concentrate your academic efforts in library research and writing and it is not uncommon to have a large percentage of your grade based upon only one or two exams. The tutorials may require you to prepare material, present a paper, read articles or participate in-group discussion.
 
ACADEMIC YEAR DIFFERENCES
 
Since Australia and New Zealand are located in the Southern Hemisphere, the academic year differs from the North American academic year. For universities on a semester system, first semester starts in mid-February and ends in late June; second semester starts in mid-July and ends in late November. Some universities are on a trimester system, with terms beginning in January, May and September. Some programs may have different semester starts, particularly MBA programs which often have additional and different intakes during the year.
 
GEPSI  Standard semesters:
GEPSI 1st Semester/Term: Begins February
GEPSI 2nd Semester/Term: Begins July
GEPSI Some universities also have terms beginning in May and November.
 
GEPSI  Seasons:
GEPSI Summer: December to February
GEPSI Autumn: March to May
GEPSI Winter: June to August
GEPSI Spring: September to November
 
GEPSI  Click by Territory
GEPSI New South Wales
GEPSI Northern Territory
GEPSI Queensland
GEPSI South Australia
GEPSI Tasmania
GEPSI Victoria
GEPSI Western Australia
 
Australian Capital Territory
 
GEPSI  Links to Tourism Sites
GEPSI GREAT STUDENT TRAVEL DEALS IN AUSTRALIA - with TRAVEL CREW (GEPSI Consultancy's
GEPSI Recommended Australian Based Travel Agent)
GEPSI Lonely Planet (Australia)
GEPSI Tourism Australia
GEPSI US Department of State (for travel warnings and public safety announcements)
GEPSI World Time Information
GEPSI Australian Customs Service
GEPSI Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
GEPSI Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA)
GEPSI City Search Australia (A great site to find city specific information)
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Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper

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Boomerang Magazine -for International Students

GEPSI Qantas Web site -look at the Red E-deals for cheap flight
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
GEPSI  Degree:
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Most Australian universities accept the Indian graduation system of three years for entry into the MBA program. For most Universities, a good first degree from a leading university in India or its equivalent is essential.
 
GEPSI  Work Experience:
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Most Australian universities require a minimum of two to three years of work experience. This is essential.
 
GEPSI  GMAT:
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GMAT is accepted by most universities. However, it is not a requirement for admission in most universities.
 
GEPSI  TOEFL/IELTS:
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You need to take either the TOEFL or IELTS for admission to an MBA program in Australia. This is required for almost all universities. IELTS is compulsory for students applying from India as this is a visa requirement.
 
FAQ's ABOUT AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION
 
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Will you get me financial aid or scholarship?

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What are the living expenses in Australia?

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Can I work part-time while studying?

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Can I work in Australia after completing my education?

GEPSI Is it easy to get jobs in Australia after finishing my education?
GEPSI For how many years, will my student visa be valid?
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Can my husband/wife/spouse work while I study?

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How much can I earn by doing part-time work?

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I have taken TOEFL. Is IELTS compulsory?

GEPSI What programs can I apply for?
GEPSI Why should I apply through GEPSI Consultancy?
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How many universities will you apply to?

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Can I choose universities which are of interest to me?

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Why does GEPSI Consultancy take the visa draft of Rs. 9300?

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What is assured admission?

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Will applying through GEPSI Consultancy improve my chances of getting an admission in a particular institute?

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What are the other expenses I will incur?

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What happens if you are unable to offer me an admission?

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Is GMAT or GRE compulsory for admission?

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How long will it take for my admission letter after I submit the documents?

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I have a 3 years Bachelors degree. Can I get an admission?

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I have a low IELTS score. Can you get me an admission?

GEPSI I am doing my Bachelors degree. Can I get a transfer to a institute in Australia?
 
Q.1 Will you get me financial aid or scholarship?
 
A. There is very limited financial aid for international students in Australia. There are very few scholarships offered by some universities/government but they are very competitive. We do not have a standard list of available scholarships. You will have to research the individual university websites for this information.
 
Q.2 What are the living expenses in Australia?
 
A. This will depend on the city where you study. To give you an idea, your living expenses would range from A$ 8,500 to A$ 12,000 per year
Costs may vary depending on the lifestyle.
 
Q.3 Can I work part-time while studying?
 
A. International students can work for up to 20 hours per week in part-time or casual employment, and full-time during the given vacation periods. You need to apply to the department of Immigration for permission to work in Australia. You can apply for a work permit after you have arrived in Australia and started your course.
Please note that part-time jobs are not easy to find in Australia.
 
Q.4 Can I work in Australia after completing my education?
 
A. Yes, you can work in Australia if you get a full-time job with a company. It is not easy to get jobs though. If you do not get a job, you have to return back.
It is possible to apply for immigration as well. However, we do not provide information about the same. We are an education website and we can help you in the university application process once you have decided.
 
Q.5 Is it easy to get jobs in Australia after finishing my education?
 
A. Getting a job is not easy. It is possible if you perform well in your program and in your job interviews. Going by the past statistics, some Indian students have managed to find jobs and have stayed back after completion of their education. However, there is no guarantee. You have to take a chance and perform well. We cannot predict your chances.
 
Q.6 For how many years, will my student visa be valid?
 
A. You will get a visa for the duration of the program. There is usually no extra time granted. On completion of the program, you are expected to leave the country within 28 days. If you wish to stay longer you must seek approval from the Department of Immigration, Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs.
 
Q.7 Can my husband/wife/spouse work while I study?
 
A. Dependents of postgraduate - Master and Doctorate Students, who hold Visa Subclass 574, can work full-time after the student has commenced his or her course in Australia.
 
Q.8 How much can I earn by doing part-time work?
 
A. This will depend on the kind of job that you get. Most part-time jobs are minimum wage jobs like shop assistant, helper at fast-food joints, bars and department store, cleaner, waiter/waitress and clerical jobs.

Rates of pay for casual work for students range from A$ 6 to A$ 10 per hour.

Please note that the income you earn from part-time jobs may not be sufficient for your living expenses.
 
Q.9 I have taken TOEFL. Is IELTS compulsory?
 
A. YES. Irrespective of the medium of instruction in your previous school, you have to take IELTS. Even if you have already taken TOEFL, you have to take IELTS. This is compulsory requirement for the student visa for applicants from India.
 
Q.10 What programs can I apply for?
 
A. You can apply for any program, including diploma and bachelor degree programs at the undergraduate level and postgraduate diploma and masters level programs.
 
Q.11 Why should I apply through GEPSI Consultancy?
 
A. Applying through GEPSI Consultancy makes the admission process simple, efficient and cost-effective. Not only is the service FREE, you also save your invaluable time. You save the courier charges for sending applications to each university. We also check your documents before sending them to the university and follow-up with the universities on the status of your application. And, you can be assured of a confirmed admission letter at the end of the process. We also help you with your visa including documentation and interview preparation. In short, we will help you in the entire application process.
 
Q.12 How many universities will you apply to?
 
A. We will apply to two to three universities only. After all, you will be joining just one university. Once you enroll, we study your profile and suggest you a list of universities where you can get admission. Then we list the universities in order of your preference. We would try to get you an admission in your first choice university.
 
Q.13 Can I choose universities which are of interest to me?
 
A. Of course, you can. We will be guiding you in the selection process but the final choice is yours. Our goal is to secure you admission in the best university based on your background.
 
Q.14 Why does GEPSI Consultancy take the visa draft of Rs. 9300?
 
A. GEPSI Consultancy does not charge any processing fee. We just take a demand draft for the visa application fee. This is a draft of Rs. 9300 in favour of "Australian High Commission" payable at the city where you will apply for the visa. This is the usual visa application charges which you have to pay to the Australian government for the student visa process.
 
We take this in advance just to ensure that the student is serious about Australian education. As the service is FREE, there is a chance of misuse. Taking the draft in advance ensures that the student is serious and keen about studying in Australia.
 
Q.15 What is assured admission? Can anyone guarantee an admission?
 
A. Technically, only the university can assure you of an admission after going through your credentials. Most universities have their own admission criteria’s. However, if you meet certain minimum requirements like an IELTS score and a valid education background, we can assure you that you will get an admission in a particular university. This is because of our experience with these universities.
 
Q.16 Will applying through GEPSI Consultancy improve my chances of getting an admission in a particular institute?
 
A. Based on your academic credentials and test scores, we will provide you a list of institutes where you have a high probability of getting admission. Out of those selected institutes, we will endeavor to secure you an admission in your top choice, and guarantee an admission in one of the selected institutes. There is no special consideration given by the institutes for students who apply through GEPSI Consultancy.
 
Q.17 What are the other expenses I will incur?
 
A. You will not incur any other expenses until you receive your confirmed admission letter. However, some universities require an application fee. You will have to pay the application fee, in case, you decide to apply to these universities.
 
You will also, have to pay the university fees, accommodation expenses and any other expenses after getting your admission. You incur no additional expenses if you apply through GEPSI Consultancy. In fact, you save courier charges.
 
Q.18 What happens if you are unable to offer me an admission?
 
A. We guarantee an admission in one of the universities selected by us. However, if we are unable to get you an admission we will return the visa application draft to you.
 
Q.19 Is GMAT or GRE compulsory for admission?
 
A. GRE is NOT required for admission to Australian universities.
However, IELTS is compulsory for student visa.
GMAT is required by some universities for the MBA program.
 
Q.20 How long will it take for my admission letter after I submit the documents?
 
A. You will get your admission letter within 12 weeks after you submit all the documents. Please do not worry about the process after you have submitted the documents. It is then our job to ensure that you secure an admission.
 
Q.21 I have a 3 years Bachelors degree. Can I get an admission?
 
A. Yes, you can get an admission. Almost all universities accept the three-year Indian bachelor degree.
 
Q.22 I have a low IELTS score. Can you get me an admission?
 
A. Yes, you can get an admission in some programs. However, we will have to study your profile for this.
 
Q.23 I am doing my Bachelors degree. Can I get a transfer to an institute in Australia?
 
A. Yes, you can get a transfer. You can transfer into the second or third year of college depending on your transfer of credits. You should have completed at least one year and preferably two years of education in your home country.
 
FEES & LIVING COST:
EXPENSES AND TUITION FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
GEPSI  Education in Australia has financial benefits:
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Undergraduate degrees are generally three years in Australia as compared to four years in U.S. and other countries. There are many One-year Masters’ degrees including MBA. Thus you can save on living costs and tuition fees.
 
Expenses ( In US $ )
GEPSI  Undergraduate degrees

Courses

Median Total Tuition Fees for entire course

Total Living Costs for entire course
(3 years)

Average Total Costs per course

Science

27,054

31,574

58,628

Business

19,325

31,574

50,899

Arts

19,325

31,574

50,899

 
GEPSI  Masters degrees

Courses

Median Annual Tuition Fees

Annual Living Costs

Average Annual Total Costs

Science

9,115

10,525

19,640

Business

7,440

10,525

17,965

Arts

7,086

10,525

17,911

 
GEPSI  PHD

Courses

Median Total Tuition Fees for entire course

Total Living Costs for entire course
(3 years)

Average Total Costs per course

Science

28,988

31,574

60,562

Business

24,156

31,574

55,730

Arts

23,190

31,574

54,764

 
GEPSI  MBA
Length of MBA program varies considerably between institutions, depending on the mode of study, but ranges from approximately nine to 15 months full time. The fees in the table below are shown as the cost of the full MBA program rather than an annual fee.

Median Total Package Tuition Fees

Average Annual Living Costs

Average Total Costs
(taking duration as 1 year)

14,945

10,525

25,470

 
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Fees given are averages
GEPSI All costs are given in U.S. Dollars
GEPSI Living costs include accommodation, Energy bills, food etc.
Costs are according to 1999 session
 
 LIST OF UNIVERSITIES
 
Adelaide University View Website
Australian Catholic University

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Australian Defence Force Academy

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Australian National University

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Bond University

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Central Queensland University

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Charles Sturt University

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Australian National University

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Curtin University of Technology

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Deakin University

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Southern Cross University

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University of Tasmania

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University of Technology Sydney

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University of Western Australia

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University of Western Sydney

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University of Wollongong

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Victoria University

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Australian Catholic University

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 LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
 
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Australia and New Zealand offer the opportunity to be in two very distinct and unique environments and societies.
Australia is about the size of the United States, but there are as many people on the East Coast of Australia as in the state of Texas. Consequently, distances between cities and towns are often greater. There are reliable air, road and rail networks between the major cities and towns and city transport services are readily available. Over 40% of the Australian continent is in the tropics, which are sunny and hot year-round and regular snowfalls and below zero temperatures are found only in only Tasmania and in the mountains of New South Wales and southeast Victoria.
 
New Zealand offers a sample of every possible landscape within a relatively small country, from vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. Comparable in size and/or shape to Great Britain, Colorado and Japan, New Zealand has a population of only 3.8 million - making it one of the world's least crowded countries. It is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers. The climate is temperate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers.
 
 
Student Services
All campus services and facilities normally available to local students will be available to you. Services of the university include academic assistance, personal counseling, health-related aid, religious services, international student advising, legal aid, and student government. As a full-time student at the campus, you will be a member of the Student Association that normally coordinates social, academic, sporting and cultural events for its members. Involvement in various activities may help you to meet and interact with other local students. You may find that most sporting activities are found in the local community and participation is on a casual basis.
 
 
Accommodations
On-campus Residential Colleges are a good place to meet local students and learn about campus life, while an apartment or home-stay may allow a more independent view of the Australian or New Zealand way of life. As a full degree student, you have the options of living on or off campus. A brief description of each follows:
 
 
On-Campus Accommodation
Most universities have on-campus residential accommodation (called Colleges), which offers students a single room with bed, closet, and desk, and shared bathroom facilities. Students enjoy either full or partial meal plans or shared kitchen facilities. Space can be limited and refundable room deposits are typically collected prior to your arrival. Most first year students live on campus, although it is not required. Some university colleges are fashioned after the British System of tertiary education and require social participation, hall duties and meetings with the college Principal throughout the semester. You may sign up for catered meal plans or for self-catering facilities where you will shop for your own groceries and prepare your meals in a shared kitchen. Residence halls are typically non- smoking and all will offer access to television, phones, some Internet connection, student lounges and the campus services.
 
 
Off-Campus Accommodation
If you wish to live off-campus, you can become a part of the local community by leasing an apartment near the city or university. You should consider expenses for gas, electricity, phone and/or TV rental as well as other costs associated with apartment living. Each university community will offer different apartment options from a standard condominium style apartment to a shared house.
 
 
Home-stays
Home-stays are a suitable way to meet the local culture and can be extremely rewarding for the student who can appreciate the benefits and responsibilities of living in someone’s home. While only a few students choose this option each year, those that do stay with a family find their experience to be in-depth and culturally rich. Home stays are arranged on a person-to-person basis, often before your arrival, with a family, couple, or shared home situation. Unless requested, students from the same country are not generally placed in the same location. Deposits may be required upon arrival.
 
 
Employment
Overseas employment opportunities are dependent on the type of degree you are undertaking. In Australia, international student, are permitted to work part-time, for up to 20 hours per week during the semester and full-time during semester breaks. In New Zealand, international students are permitted to work 15 per week part-time during the semester and full-time during semester breaks. You will be able to apply for a work permit after registration at the university. However, we strongly recommend that you do not base your expenses on obtaining employment while in Australia or New Zealand, as it may not be available. Do understand that the work you are able to find will most likely be menial in nature, meaning waiting tables, retail clerks, hotel work, farm work, etc., and will only provide pocket change and should not be counted on to pay educational expenses.
 
 
Insurance
All international students attending a university in Australia or New Zealand must have health insurance. Insurance is provided through the university, and you will have to pay for it beforehand in order to fulfill the student visa process.
 
The Australian government regulations require that all overseas students, who are directly enrolled at an Australian university, purchase health insurance known as the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Medibank Private in Australia maintains the coverage. The plan helps you pay for doctor services in regular treatment or emergencies. We also recommend purchasing emergency evacuation coverage through Medibank Private to compliment the OSHC coverage in Australia. Payment for OSHC will be required prior to departure with your first tuition payment.
 
International students in New Zealand pay a compulsory travel and medical insurance fee provided by Uni-Care. You will need to complete the application and pay for this insurance before leaving for New Zealand. This will entitle you to use the on-campus health facilities at your university or other general practitioners.
 
We highly recommend that you consult with your own insurance company regarding your overseas experience. You may wish to investigate additional insurance for your baggage or unforeseen trip cancellation.
 
 
Immigration And Student Visa
All travelers to Australia or New Zealand must have a VALID PASSPORT and VALID VISA inserted into their passport before entering Australia or New Zealand. To be allowed to enter as a student, you must be issued a student visa. GEPSI Consultancy will provide you with a checklist for your visa application, which will take you through step-by-step instructions. Student visa applications require a supplemental medical and radiological exam.
 
Family and friends who wish to visit you while you are studying in Australia or New Zealand will most likely have to apply for a tourist visa. As a general rule, most international students studying in Australia or New Zealand cannot easily obtain a permanent resident visa or a work visa without first obtaining an offer for full-time employment or meeting other immigration regulations.
 
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