Why is Australia a highly desired destination for Nepali Students?
Education in Australia promotes innovation, creativity, and independent thinking while supporting its students in achieving so. As a Nepali student in Australia, expect growth and learning in a young, friendly country full of opportunities.
One of the benefits of studying in Australia as a Nepali (or international) student is the ability to work part-time while completing your degree. Australia gives those with a student visa automatic permission to work. AAEC Global helps you complete the entire application and visa process with its professional mentorship.
What makes Australia an ideal study destination?
Statistics show that Australia is the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world at present, behind the USA and the UK. Many students from Nepal and other countries choose Australia for high quality of education.
Thanks to the impressive international reputation of the Australian education system, graduates from Australian universities and colleges are given higher preferences globally. Australian government has regulated various systems in order to maintain the high standards of education associated with the country.
Australia allows international students to work up to 20 hours per week alongside their studies. This opportunity is ideal for Nepali students who want to earn money to offset living expenses during their stay, and for those who want to gain work experience in their field of interest while they study.
Cost of Living
Living expenses and study costs are comparatively lower in Australia than in other countries such as the United States and UK. Apart from work opportunities for international students, there also are possibilities of scholarships to help lower the cost of studying. This is why so many Nepali students see Australia as a land of opportunities.
Diversity of Education
Australian universities offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so students can easily find the program of their interest. Students can choose between universities, vocational education, and English language training. It is also possible for students to switch between qualification levels and from one institution to another.
Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. By choosing to study in Australia, you can take advantage of the country’s impressive technology and resources. High level of technology for quality education.
Popular Choice among Nepali Students. But why?
A massive number of Nepali students each year opt for Australia to study abroad for its world-class education, post-study work opportunities and excellent quality of living. Whichever course you choose to undertake, you’ll be assured of unbeatable academic excellence and support system for international students.
Rights for international students
Australia is very consistent when it comes to implementation of rights and consumer protection. It has the most rigorous consumer protection for international students. As per the Australian Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, all programs that are offered to overseas students meet stringent government regulations.
Financial assistance from the government
As a Nepali student, there’s massive support you receive to get your tuition fee costs reduced. This is simply by applying to ample scholarships, grants and bursaries, given that the Australian government spends over £200,000,000 annually on international scholarships. Even with a financial background not so strong, students are able to experience world-class education without having to worry about funds arrangement. While most scholarships cover tuition fees, students enrolling for research programs may also be able to get their living expenses covered.
A good academic score is all it takes to become eligible for scholarships, but extracurricular activities and volunteering can be used as plus points as well.
Interesting facts about Australia
- 47% per cent of the total population of Australia is born outside the country.
- Do you know Australia has the largest public tram system in the world?
- 4 out of 10 Australians are migrants.
- Australia has 526,932 international students from over 90 countries.
- Australia is the world’s 13th largest economy and has the world’s fifth-highest per capita income.
- Over 260+ languages are spoken in Australia.
- Five of the top 40 cities with the best urban infrastructure are in Australia.
- Australia is ranked ninth in the world in the university system ranking.
- Melbourne has been ranked the world’s most livable city for the past three years.
- 8 out of 100 top universities in the world are Australian Universities.
- The sports capital of the world has 70% of its total population participating at least once a week in a particular recreational activity or sport.
- 5 out of the 30 best student cities in the world are in Australia.
- The Human Development Index of the UN Human Development Report 2015 ranked Australia second in the world.
- The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2016 World’s Most Livable Cities Survey ranked Melbourne No. 1 in the World’s most livable city.
- You’re more likely to spot a sheep than a person in Australia. After all, it houses three times more sheep than people.
(source: IDP & The Next)
Australia provides world-leading education in many study areas. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 rated our institutions highly in the following fields:
- Arts & Humanities
- Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health
- Engineering & Technology
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Social Sciences
At AAEC Global, we tell students that by choosing to study in Australia, you are taking one step closer towards choosing a truly fruitful academic experience. Australia is a fully developed, growing economy with a safe, tolerant and multicultural society. Students will find studying in Australia a relaxed, welcoming and engaging environment that is unique in the native English speaking world.
Learn the Process for Student Visa Application with us
- IELTS Test
- Offer letter from applied university
- Financial Arrangements
- Electronic Confirmation of Enrollment
- Visa Documentation and Lodgment
- Visa Application Result
Out of all the steps involved, Visa Documentation and Lodgment proves to be tricky and involves a lot of attention. While professional guidance always helps, make sure there are experts involved to guide you through all the arrangements. AAEC Global is known to have helped students go through these processes with proper guidance.
Documents required for Visa Lodgment for Nepali students
- Visa application form
- Photocopy of passport
- Identification card copies
- Four filled self-adhesive name and address labels
- Passport sized photo (not older than six months)
- Formal educational documents (photocopy)
- IELTS certificate
- Criminal record check results
- Proof of funds from a suitable source
- Proof of cash deposits
- Medical reports and x-ray examinations
- Proof that the student has an Overseas Student Health Cover for the total duration of the visa.
Go through minimum requirements for Nepali students to study in Australia
- Graduated +2
- Only 4 years’ bachelor’s degree is accepted
- Satisfactory first division grades along with good English skills
- Good IELTS band score:
- 6.0 for Bachelors
- 6.5 for Master’s
Cost of Studying and Living in Australia
The currency used in Australia is the Australian Dollar (A$) or AUD.
If you are an international student, you will be liable to pay a full tuition fee for your course. For an undergraduate bachelor degree, this can be between A$15,000 and A$33,000. For a master’s degree, this can be between A$20,000 and A$37,000. For a doctoral degree, this can be between A$14,000 and A$37,000. These tuition estimates do not account for higher value courses, such as veterinary science or medicine.
You might also be interested in an international scholarship, which could help to fund your studies and living costs. These might be offered by Australian universities, or by an independent funding body.
If you wish to study an English language programme, you can expect to pay around A$300 per week, depending on the length of your course. If you are applying for a vocational course, for example Certificates I to IV, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you should expect to pay between A$4,000 and A$22,000 depending on the level at which you will be studying.
Another cost that international students need to be aware of is health insurance. You will need to have adequate health insurance cover for the duration of your studies in order to obtain a student visa. The specific type of cover needed for Australia is called Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC). You can see a comparison of different policies and their prices here: https://oshcaustralia.com.au/en
You may also choose to purchase a private health insurance policy to cover the things that the OHSC does not. This is not mandatory, but it is worth considering in order to make your time in Australia enjoyable.
In order to fund your studies, you are able to work part-time. If you are studying for an undergraduate degree, you are able to work up to 40 hours per fortnight during term-time. If you are studying for a masters or doctorate degree, you are allowed to work unlimited hours, as long as you are meeting your coursework requirements. If you have to take part in a mandatory work placement for your degree, this does not count towards your 40 hours per fortnight.
(Source: Study Link)
|Climate||Sub-Tropical and Temperate Climates Respectively For The North and South Island|
|Time Difference||Australia is 4 Hours and 15 Minutes Ahead of Nepal|
Life in Australia after graduation
You might decide to keep on studying, or find a job in Australia or overseas. Whatever you decide, Australia cares about the future of their students and supports students to make the right decision. You can also stay in contact with your friends and peers through alumni networks – useful for ongoing support and employment opportunities.
Australia is the most popular study destination for Nepali Students. AAEC Global encourages students to know all the whys and how’s before reaching a decision.