EdNxt Study Abroad for Studies in Australia https://www.studynama.com/ednxt Your Trusted International Education Specialists Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:56:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 7 Reasons Why Studying in Perth and Western Australia Makes Sense for Indian Students https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/7-reasons-why-studying-in-perth-and-western-australia-makes-sense-for-indian-students/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/7-reasons-why-studying-in-perth-and-western-australia-makes-sense-for-indian-students/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:56:18 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1795 7 Reasons Why Studying in Perth and Western Australia Makes Sense for Indian StudentsPerth, the world’s fourth “most liveable city”, is the capital of Western Australia (abbreviated as WA). Western Australia gives an authentic Australian experience and the state covers the western third part. Famous for long sunny days, brilliant blue bleaches, it has achieved recognition globally for its low unemployment rate, roaring economy and sophisticated development in […]

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Perth, the world’s fourth “most liveable city”, is the capital of Western Australia (abbreviated as WA). Western Australia gives an authentic Australian experience and the state covers the western third part. Famous for long sunny days, brilliant blue bleaches, it has achieved recognition globally for its low unemployment rate, roaring economy and sophisticated development in various sectors including science and technology.

Like rest of the Australia, Perth harbours enrollments from 140 countries annually, attracting over 42,000 students towards its exclusive learning environment.

Listed below are 7 Reasons Why Studying in Perth and Western Australia Makes Sense for Indian Students:

World class education

The quality of of scholarly programs is much superior in Perth and Western Australia. Education system of WA’s is globally recognized as one of the finest. The array of world class universities, schools, institutions and English language colleges, based in WA are best in their class and have a unique approach towards technical and vocational segments of education, earning high recognition as one among the best and most pioneering approaches across the world.

Lifestyle

Perth is regarded as the world’s fourth “most livable city” and is famous for its friendliness. The high standards of living provided by the city come along with affordable cost of living.  A 40 per cent discount is available on all public transport for all International students and bus services are free within Perth’s city centre! The Mediterranean climate, less population and less traffic add up to make Perth a preferred city among Indian students. The low crime rate in comparison to other states of countries satisfies the security concerns of the parents.

Science and innovation

WA proffers plethora of opportunities in the field of science. The five universities of the state offer the aspiring scientist the edge career-wise. The aspirants get to take part in world class, life changing science projects including clean water production, development of new vaccines.

Multicultural state in Australia

Perth is a multicultural society, welcoming the communal and cultural diversity brought in the campuses by students from overseas. Safety and harmony in the Australian communities and cities is top-notch. Students from over 200 countries make WA one of the most socially diverse states. Many cultural groups are being formed in the state coming from different nationalities. Many places of worship and array of venues catering specific religions are also based in Perth.

Part time work

The student visa allows a student to work for 40 hours per fortnight. There are a lot of jobs available in Perth in sectors of administration, communications, hospitality, housekeeping, retail and tourism. This can help students earn some spending money.

Dynamic economy

WA creates 30% of nation’s export returns with only 10% of country’s population. Being the fastest growing economy of the country, WA encompasses sky-scraping quality and high paid jobs and continues to have the lowest unemployment rates.

Land of beauty

The state is bounded by Indian Ocean to the north and west and southern ocean to the south. Perth is very calm and also harbors pristine beaches. The state has more sunshine than any other state in Australia and the weather allows numerous outdoor activities including surfing, paddling, rowing, kayaking, snorkeling etc. The students on break can move out of Perth and enjoy the perks of fun and relief that WA has to offer.

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5 Ways Studying Engineering in Australia can Super-Charge your Career https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/5-ways-studying-engineering-in-australia-can-super-charge-your-career/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/5-ways-studying-engineering-in-australia-can-super-charge-your-career/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:25:04 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1792 5 Ways Studying Engineering in Australia can Supercharge your International CareerThe employment market for engineers is sky-scraping all round the globe. Particularly, Australia houses great many universities. With surfeit of engineering specializations and universities with strong international ties, studying engineering from Australia can offer great job prospects and better return value. The figures generated by Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET) show that between the years […]

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The employment market for engineers is sky-scraping all round the globe. Particularly, Australia houses great many universities. With surfeit of engineering specializations and universities with strong international ties, studying engineering from Australia can offer great job prospects and better return value. The figures generated by Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET) show that between the years 2002 and 2010 international student enrollments in engineering increased by 81.8 per cent. In 2010, of all engineering graduates in Australia international students accounted for 43 per cent.

Listed below are 5 Ways Studying Engineering in Australia can Super-Charge your Career:

WIDE RANGE OF ENGINEERING COURSES

Some institutes in Australia offer as many as 25 specifications including civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics, telecommunications, chemical, computer, mechatronic, materials, agricultural, marine, mining, petroleum, geological, industrial, aerospace, environmental or biomedical, of undergraduate engineering degrees. The wide range gives you an opportunity to pursue field of your interest. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses available in the universities qualify an applicant for engineering associate or engineering technologist positions and can unlock your way into university. For those who have completed there bachelor’s degree, institutes in Australia offer a range of postgraduate courses.

EXCELLENT EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS

States such as Western Australia and Queensland, experiencing highest growth in mining and resources, face an acute shortage of engineers. This opens up ways for engineers and students willing to pursue engineering in Australia, offering them better job prospects. International students pursuing engineering are vital to meet the widespread shortage of engineers experienced by Australia. According to the figures proposed by ANET, more than half of the newly qualified engineers employed in Australia are skilled migrants. Handsome salaries as high as INR 30,35,250 (one of the highest salaries of any field) can be expected.

OPPORTUNITIES TO MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA

Engineering is a field that is experiencing rapid growth in Australia. With skilled migrants making more than half of the newly qualified engineers employed in Australia, international engineers are prioritized for permanent residency visas.

Applicants may take up any of the following migration opportunities:

  • A candidate can stay in Australia after graduation to gain Australian work experience through a post-study work visa or a Skilled — Graduate (Temporary) Visa
  • Achieve sponsorships with their employer through the Employer Nomination Scheme or Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
  • Apply for permanent residency through Australia’s SkillSelect skilled migration program.

WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Practical approaches towards the learnt skills are integral part of engineering in Australia. It is necessary that students learn the skills and have experience of the qualities required by the employers in the workforce. There are two ways that students can gain necessary work experience. These are:

  • Co-op course in which the candidate is placed at an Australian company
  • Through internships which may be compulsory or voluntary.
  • Through Engineers Australia Professional Year Program, a 12-month work experience program for international students. This program allows the candidates to gain valuable experience in an Australian engineering company.

The last way also increases the chances of the candidate of gain permanent residency through SkillSelect.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

A professional association named Engineers Australia ensures accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs. This ensures the maintenance of high standards of Australian engineering scores. The candidates produced are skilled and fulfil the demands of the employers. The accreditation also certifies your degree and makes sure that the candidate is recognized by leading countries like USA, the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

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5-Myths of Indian Students Related to International Studies in Australia https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/5-myths-of-indian-students-related-to-international-studies-in-australia/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/5-myths-of-indian-students-related-to-international-studies-in-australia/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:57:27 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1789 5-Myths of Indian Students Related to International Studies in AustraliaDecision to study overseas is very difficult to make. With all the hustle going on there is an array of thoughts going on in your head about all the adaptations you have to make. Worrying is normal in such situations since living in a new country can seem to be a daunting task. Listed below […]

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Decision to study overseas is very difficult to make. With all the hustle going on there is an array of thoughts going on in your head about all the adaptations you have to make. Worrying is normal in such situations since living in a new country can seem to be a daunting task.

Listed below are 5-Myths of Indian students related to International studies in Australia:

STUDYING OVERSEAS IS A LONELY EXPERIENCE

It’s a common myth that it will be difficult to make friends in the new country and studying overseas will be a lonely experience. Contrary to what is commonly believed, universities try every possible way to make international students comfortable. O-weeks or orientation weeks are planned by universities in Australia, these week help students get habituated with the university. Numerous activities are organized to get students accustomed to the university campus and also with their peers.  Buddy programs are also organized to initiate interaction between local and international students. All universities have many students’ organization, clubs and societies. While some of them are courses, languages or sports based, others are just a bunch of people sharing common interests. International students are often offered additional services along with health care and counselling. The university support system is another advantage of studying in an international Australian university.

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO EXCEL IN STUDIES IF YOU ARE NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER

Many students believe that excelling in academics is difficult if you don’t speak the native language. While you can face some difficulty in understanding the lectures and tutorials, it is not impossible to cope up. Professors and teachers understand that many students come from non-English speaking countries and are always willing to help. Hence, don’t hesitate to ask questions or request your professors for help.

STUDYING ABROAD IS EXPENSIVE

While studying abroad comes along with financial challenges, there is number of courses available suiting everyone’s budgets. In addition to this, numerous scholarships are available for students that ease up the burden. Universities both in Australia and your native country provide these scholarships. Many private organisations, such as industry associations or large companies; and government departments provide numerous scholarship schemes. One can also go of study abroad and student exchange programs wherein you are obliged to pay to your institution in home country and study in Australia for one or two semesters.

YOU CAN’T WORK WHILE YOU STUDYING

Many students believe that you are not allowed to work while you study. Contrary to this, the Australian student visa permits a student to work part time for 40 hours per fortnight apart from the work associated with the course. These work limits do not apply if you are perusing master degrees by research or doctorate degrees.

ONLY SOME COURSES ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENTS

There is a common myth that some courses accept international student enrollments while others do not. From accountancy to veterinary sciences, students can apply for any course in Australia (there are a few exceptions to the rule). Eligibility criteria for each course and institution are different.

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6-Point Checklist for Indian Students to Prepare for your Studies in Australia https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/6-point-checklist-for-indian-students-to-prepare-for-your-studies-in-australia/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/6-point-checklist-for-indian-students-to-prepare-for-your-studies-in-australia/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:28:43 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1784 6-Point Checklist for Indian Students to Prepare for Studies in AustraliaStudying in Australia is an important decision and requires vigilant preparation and execution. Getting admission in your desired course in Australian university, successfully applying for Australian student visa and getting your flights booked are primary steps but the list does not end here. Listed below is a 6-point checklist for Indian students to prepare for […]

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Studying in Australia is an important decision and requires vigilant preparation and execution. Getting admission in your desired course in Australian university, successfully applying for Australian student visa and getting your flights booked are primary steps but the list does not end here.

Listed below is a 6-point checklist for Indian students to prepare for your studies in Australia:

RESEARCH YOUR CHOSEN CITY AND LOCAL AREA

It is utterly important to research your city, its highlights and all information about the local area around your campus. This includes researching about facilities near your home or campus, such as banks, shopping centres and hospitals; public transport options (including ticketing systems and the location of pick-up and drop-off stops and stations); living costs; and the local climate. Reading about Australia, the city you are moving to, its lifestyle, culture, slangs etc. will help you immensely and will make your settlement a little easier.

ORGANIZE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Accommodations are available in different types depending on your needs and budget. The different type of accommodation include home stay, university accommodation (in the form of residential colleges, halls of residence and apartments), hostels and guesthouses, private rented accommodation, which is the costliest.

TAKE NOTES OF KEY DATES FOR ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES

O-weeks or orientation weeks are planned by universities in Australia, these week help students get habituated with the university. Numerous activities are organized to get students accustomed to the university campus and also with their peers.  Buddy programs are also organized to initiate interaction between local and international students. These weeks are important for you to get acquainted with your classmates and clear out any doubts related to administrative matters. Look out your university’s calendar and arrive in time.

HAVE ALL YOUR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS READY

You need some documents in hand for your stay; these documents include your passport, airline tickets, your student visa, your offer letter and Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE), up-to-date academic transcripts, medical records and personal references. Make sure your passport’s expiry date is of at least six months after you finish your studies. Check university’s document checklist and make sure you have them all. Also, have some money already exchanged so that you do not face problems in covering initial expenses.

MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND AUSTRALIAN QUARANTINE LAWS

A fine can be imposed on you if you do not abide by the list of quarantine laws that Australia has. A strict set of rules are declared to protect the agricultural industry and environment. Food, plant material and animal products are prohibited and also bringing cash more than INR 5, 00,000 has to be declared.

LET YOUR INSTITUTION KNOW WHEN YOU ARE ARRIVING

It’s a good idea to inform your institution about your arrival.  Some institutions offer the facility of free airport pick-up; hence it is advisable to inform your university. Your university may advise you to complete other tasks before coming to Australia or after arrival. Also, make sure you confirm your accommodation arrangements.

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4 Ways to Enhance your Australian Studies Experience as an Indian Student https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/4-ways-to-enhance-your-australian-studies-experience-as-an-indian-student/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/4-ways-to-enhance-your-australian-studies-experience-as-an-indian-student/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:57:53 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1779 4 Ways to Enhance your Australian Studies Experience as an Indian StudentStudying overseas not only ensures high quality education, better job prospects and high standard of living but also enhanced personality and overall development. It’s not just about writing assignments and attending classes but also getting out of your comfort zone making new friends and experiencing what you have never before. There are surfeit of ways […]

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Studying overseas not only ensures high quality education, better job prospects and high standard of living but also enhanced personality and overall development. It’s not just about writing assignments and attending classes but also getting out of your comfort zone making new friends and experiencing what you have never before. There are surfeit of ways you can enhance your Australian studies experience.

Listed below are 4 ways to enhance your Australian studies experience as an Indian student:

JOIN STUDENTS’ ORGANIZATION 

There are many clubs, students’ organization and societies which give an amazing opportunity to interact with people coming from different backgrounds and interests and make friends. These clubs and societies are known to have an affirmative impact on a student’s life. These clubs can enhance your extra curricular skills and give you an enriching experience. You can even cater your own club.

JOIN PART TIME JOB TO GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE

Australian student visa allows a student to work for 40 hours per fortnight apart from work registered as the part of course. Being employed in these part time jobs provide a stirring experience and can help inculcate valuable soft skills. Some key benefits of the Australian work experience for the Indian students are:

  • Extra spending money
  • English language improvement
  • Improved resume
  • Industry networking
  • Social opportunities

TRAVEL TO DISTINCT PLACES IN AUSTRALIA

Australia has colossal sceneries and a vast number of attractions. In free time, or holidays, one can always go to short road trips, holidays interstate, visits to local attractions etc. These attractions are spread across varied degrees of budgets and interests. From spending some time in a new city or to exploring country’s authentic landscapes and natural wonders, Australia has a lot to offer.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteering is always a gratifying experience. If you have some time to spare, you can always volunteer in areas you are zealous about. Volunteering on campus or in organisations, including charities, festivals and events, and community groups, can be beneficial for you and enhance your experience in Australia. You can also work for industries you have been dreaming to work in after education and apply your skills to practice.

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10 Tips to Manage Student Budget when you go to study in Australia https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/10-tips-to-manage-student-budget-when-you-go-to-study-in-australia/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/10-tips-to-manage-student-budget-when-you-go-to-study-in-australia/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 00:11:03 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1774 0 Tips to Manage Student Budget when you go to study in AustraliaAdjusting in a new country with a student budget can be a tricky thing to do. Apart from the major expenditure of tuition fees and accommodation there are many other expenses like organising sightseeing trips and travelling home for the summer break. Managing the budget is important while you are studying. Listed below are 10 […]

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Adjusting in a new country with a student budget can be a tricky thing to do. Apart from the major expenditure of tuition fees and accommodation there are many other expenses like organising sightseeing trips and travelling home for the summer break. Managing the budget is important while you are studying.

Listed below are 10 tips to manage student budget when you go to study in Australia:

PLAN IT OUT

It is important to plan out your expenses and keep a track of all your daily spending. Map out your budget according to your expenses and income. The budget can be mapped out by listing the already known expenses such as rent, utilities, public transport and groceries. Divide your expenses into two sections viz. Essential and non-essential.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SALES IN SUPERMARKET

Look for supermarket sales that come up and stock up on your monthly utilities. This can help you save significantly. Try to include supermarket specials in your meal. One thing to take into consideration is, don’t come home buying things you didn’t need. You can do this by making rough estimation of how many items you need will cost and take on just around that much amount to the supermarkets.

THINK OF IDEAS TO EARN SOME EXTRA MONEY

Australian student visa allows students to work for 40 hours per fortnight and hence you can earn extra spending money. If your current income is not sufficient to fulfill your needs you can always take an extra step and earn more money. For example- babysitting on weekends or freelancing etc. you can think of other ideas suiting your time and will to earn some money.

MAKE USE YOUR STUDENT CARD

There are numerous discounts available for students. For example- on public transport. Use the allowances wherever available.

GET ACTIVE

Cut out your vices and try to save few dollars everyday. For example- walk to the supermarket instead of using your vehicle. The money you would have spent on petrol would be saved.

THINK OF SOME ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS

If you find yourself spending more cash, you can try to find alternatives. For example- instead of going to the restaurant you can cook your meal at home.

GO OUT AT STUDENTS NIGHT OR WEEKLY SPECIALS

Since the student’s schedule is not packed on weekdays, consider going out to catch up with your friends on weekdays. Cheap food and drinks are often available at restaurants and bars at weekdays or specials.

MAKE LUNCH FOR YOURSELF

You can cut down your daily expense just by making yourself lunch in the morning instead of buying it at the restaurant. It may seem like a small saving but it all adds up!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SECOND HAND OPTIONS

By opting second hand items you can save a great deal. From textbooks, clothes and electronics to cars and furniture everything is available at cheap rates. You can also try buying stuff from online forums or websites like eBay and Gumtree.

BE REALISTIC AND WILLING TO MAKE SACRIFICES

The spending money while studying is going to be limited and hence you need to list out your avoidable and unavoidable costs and start spending on things that are absolutely necessary. Spend only on what is affordable. For example: when comes to accommodation, sacrifices can be made.

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5 Key Benefits of the Australian Work Experience for the Indian Students https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/5-key-benefits-of-the-australian-work-experience-for-the-indian-students/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/5-key-benefits-of-the-australian-work-experience-for-the-indian-students/#respond Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:41:59 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1771 5 Key Benefits of the Part-time Australian Work ExperienceApart from the work registered as the part of course, a student is allowed to work for 40 hours in a fortnight (14 days- starting on Monday and ending at next Sunday).A student is permitted to work more that 40 hours per fortnight only during the tenure of holidays registered by the university/institution/education provider.  These […]

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Apart from the work registered as the part of course, a student is allowed to work for 40 hours in a fortnight (14 days- starting on Monday and ending at next Sunday).A student is permitted to work more that 40 hours per fortnight only during the tenure of holidays registered by the university/institution/education provider.  These work limits do not apply, if the student is pursuing Masters by Research or Doctorate Course in Australia. These jobs not only provide students with extra spending money but also come with many advantages.

Listed below are 5 key benefits of the Australian work experience for the Indian students:

EXTRA SPENDING MONEY

With the decision to study abroad come financial challenges. The total cost of living is to estimated to be INR 10,00,000 per year. Paid work offers additional money that can be used to cover social catch-ups or to travel around Australia. Some common jobs for Indian students in Australia include:

  • University or school tutor
  • On campus jobs e.g. university library assistant, university pool lifeguard
  • Retail sales assistant
  • Waiter or bartender
  • Call centre staff
  • Internships

IMPROVEMENT IN ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Working in Australia can help a student from non-English speaking country to improve general conversational and English language skills. Using English language out of the academic perspective can help a student greatly.

IMPROVISING RESUME

General work place things like handling cash, chatting with customers, working with a team can optimistically help a student improve his/her soft skills. These skills are utterly beneficial and can help improve your career. The valuable work place experience and improved personality are important to potential employers as it portrays that the person is efficient and capable.

INCREASING INDUSTRY NETWORKING

Part time jobs help you create a network of your own contacts. If the student is employed in the sector relevant to the course, he/she will be able to put the learnt skills into practice and create a priceless network.

MANY SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Be it any part time job through freelance writing for communications, babysitting or childcare centre work for teaching, or market research for business, it offers relevant experience. Socializing away from campus can serve as a great way to improvise your overall personality and make a new circle of friends. Relevant contacts can help you at any point of life ahead.

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5 Key Challenges Indian Students Face while Studying in Australia, and Ways to Overcome Them https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/5-key-challenges-indian-students-face-while-studying-in-australia-and-ways-to-overcome-them/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/5-key-challenges-indian-students-face-while-studying-in-australia-and-ways-to-overcome-them/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:10:31 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1768 5 Key Challenges Indian Students Face while Studying in AustraliaAustralia is one of the most chosen countries for education purposes amid Indian students. The country harbors third largest population of international students in English-speaking world behind UK and USA. Though a great number of international students migrate to Australia every year, yet the migrants are outnumbered by three to one and face certain difficulties. […]

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Australia is one of the most chosen countries for education purposes amid Indian students. The country harbors third largest population of international students in English-speaking world behind UK and USA. Though a great number of international students migrate to Australia every year, yet the migrants are outnumbered by three to one and face certain difficulties.

Listed below are 5 key challenges Indian students face while studying in Australia, and ways to overcome them:

DIFFERENT LANGUAGE 

Australia is an English speaking nation. Coming from a non-English speaking country, Indian students can face a lot of problems. Day-to-day activities like interacting, buying groceries etc. can seem to be very tough for the students.

How to overcome-

There are numerous language support programs available in the universities. Students can make full use of that. Also, interaction with local people can also help improve their conversational skills.

MAKING NEW FRIENDS IN THE COUNTRY

Coming from different country can be all the more daunting, since not only the university but the city and its people are new to you too. Hence, getting nervous is perfectly normal.

How to overcome-

Initiating a conversation with the person sitting next to you can be a great way to make friends and feel less uncomfortable. Joining student organizations or clubs can be beneficial too.

ADAPTING NEW CULTURAL NORMS

Coming from different cultural background can make your initial days in the country tough and there are great adjustments to be made on your part. Slang in Australia are different than usual like “ta” (thank you) and “lingo” (language or terminology). These can puzzle the newcomers.

How to overcome-

Researching on internet can give you a rough idea about the social norms. Also, you can try to talk to locals.

HOMESICKNESS

Whether moving to a different city in your own country or in a different country, homesickness is very natural. There can be a lot of adjustments that you’ll need to make when you move out of your comfort zone.

How to overcome-

Embracing the culture can become easy if you join different student groups. There are many country specific groups in the universities.

COPING UP

Trying to cope up with all the social aspects can have a great impact over your academics. Falling grades triggers depression among many students.

How to overcome-

Take extra tutoring classes outside the university or join study groups. If nothing seems to work talk to your lecturer on how to proceed.

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Study Mode Options in Australia for Indian Students https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/study-mode-options-in-australia-for-indian-students/ https://www.studynama.com/ednxt/study-mode-options-in-australia-for-indian-students/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:26:53 +0000 https://www.studynama.com/?p=1765 Study Mode Options in Australia for Indian StudentsThe first choice to be made while considering Australian study option is what will be the mode of study! Many options are available like moving to Australia, taking a short-term study abroad or a student exchange programs, or exploring distance education. Listed below are study mode options in Australia for Indian students: ON-CAMPUS STUDY IN […]

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The first choice to be made while considering Australian study option is what will be the mode of study! Many options are available like moving to Australia, taking a short-term study abroad or a student exchange programs, or exploring distance education.

Listed below are study mode options in Australia for Indian students:

ON-CAMPUS STUDY IN AUSTRALIA

Studying on-campus offers a great many advantages. Having full access to experienced teachers along with exposure to other activities including sports, public clubs and groups, students support services etc. are some of them. Studying is Australia gives you an opportunity to explore the cultural diversity in Australia and travel across the continent at cheap rates. Also, there are many deals available for students. Some universities have student exchange programs which help you to get transferred between campuses and explore the parts of Australia.

The Australian universities are spread all across the nation with many universities having multiple campuses. Thus, students don’t find it tough to locate a campus that suits all the needs of the students. Many universities in Australia have dual-sector status; these universities provide both Vocational Education and Training (VET) and higher education options.

Australian lifestyle is very famous and the high living standards are an additional benefit of studying on-campus. The Australian education system and its approach is recognized worldwide.

STUDY ABROAD AND STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

This program provides students with benefits of on-campus study and also doesn’t keep them away from their family and friends for a long period of time.

In the study abroad and student exchange programs a student  comes to Australia for a short period of time and completes one or two semesters and then return back to the native country. In this program the students needs to continue paying to the university in the home country. The fees are to be paid to Australian institution if the student accepts a study abroad place.

ONLINE AND DISTANCE EDUCATION

If a student is unable to move to Australia, online or distance education is a perfect opportunity. Many universities, TAFE institutes and private colleges provide online education. Apart from the courses that require face-to-face instruction, online and distance education is available for all the courses in Australia.

There are various options of course delivery, these are:

  • Completely online study
  • Getting study material delivered at home
  • Combining studies at home with occasional visits to partner institutions
  • Face-to-face online sessions with teaching staff of the university

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The cultural and sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne, is the second largest city of Australia. The four million people residing in the city are legitimate lovers of both arts and sports. The city is also well known for its night life and finest dining. Melbourne is one of the most livable cities in the world from economist’s point of views. The weather changes in Melbourne are expectant and the city is also known for having “four weathers in a day”. Melbourne too like Canberra has low unemployment rates and hosts many industries including that of aviation, education, information and communication, building and construction, nursing and healthcare and finance. There are excellent career advancements in the city.

Listed below is Indian student’s guide to cost of living, lifestyle, weather, culture & part time jobs in Melbourne:

COST OF LIVING IN MELBOURNE FOR INDIAN STUDENTS

With the decision to study abroad come financial challenges. It is important to estimate the living cost before shifting to a foreign city. The task is always not an easy thing to do. Fortunately, Australian government proposes an average estimation of living cost for international students. The figures may vary from person to person; however, they still serve as a rough estimation for cost of living.

  • Accommodation (house and apartment rentals) — INR 8,250 to 22,000 per week
  • Groceries and eating out — INR 4,000 to INR 14,000 per week
  • Public transport — INR 750 to INR 2,750 per week
  • Phone and internet — INR 750 to INR 2,750 per week
  • Entertainment — INR 4,000 to INR 7,500 per week

The total cost is to estimated to be INR 10,00,000 per year.

PART TIME JOBS AS A STUDENT IN MELBOURNE

Apart from the work registered as the part of course, a student is allowed to work for 40 hours in a fortnight (14 days- starting on Monday and ending at next Sunday).A student is permitted to work more than 40 hours per fortnight only during the tenure of holidays registered by the university/institution/education provider.  These work limits do not apply, if the student is pursuing Masters by Research or Doctorate Course in Australia.

Some common jobs for Indian students in Australia include:

  • University or school tutor
  • On campus jobs e.g. university library assistant, university pool lifeguard
  • Retail sales assistant
  • Waiter or bartender
  • Call center staff
  • Internships

UNIVERSITY LIFE IN MELBOURNE

UNIVERSITIES IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne stages 8 universities that are placed in QS World University Rankings for 2018. Some of the universities in Melbourne are:

  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Divinity
  • University of Melbourne
  • Victoria University

UNIVERSITY GROUPS AND SUPPORT

Universities in Melbourne do not just provide students with bookish knowledge but also plethora of opportunities that have life changing impact on student’s personality.

  • O-weeks or orientation weeks are planned by universities in Australia, these weeks help students get habituated with the university. Numerous activities are organized to get students accustomed to the university campus and also with their peers.
  • All universities have many students organization, clubs and societies. While some of them are courses, languages or sports based, others are just a bunch of people sharing common interests.
  • International students are often offered additional services along with health care and counselling. The university support system is another advantage of studying in an international Australian university.

MELBOURNE LIFESTYLE

TRANSPORT

  • Trams are the highlights of Melbourne but train and bus services are also available in the city. The Public Transport Victoria network is well linked to the universities.
  • A person needs to possess his own Myki, a single travel card that works on trams, train and buses, to use public transport. Another attractive feature is that all international students are entitled to an iUSEpass which permits students to obtain Myki at a discounted price. Annual Myki costs INR 79,950, however international students can obtain it with an iUSEpass at a discounted rate of INR 39,975 only.
  • Within city center trams are free and a 24/7 service of public transport is provided even on weekends.

SAFETY AND SECURITY IN MELBOURNE

  • Economist says, Melbourne is the fifth safest country of the world as per records of 2017. It has low crime rates and political stability.
  • Melbourne also has Protective Services Officers, employed to patrol public areas as a part of great public transport safety initiative.

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

The weather of Melbourne is fairly unpredictable. The city faces some days of four distinct seasons. The winters of Melbourne are frosty; average temperature to be estimated as 10 degree Celsius. Average temperature of January is accounted to be 21 degree Celsius.

CULTURE

Australia has a multicultural society and Melbourne’s culture revolves around music and art. Live music can be found in any part of the city and art is not just confined in the walls of museums but some of the wonders are found on the streets.

Melbourne has a lot to offer and holds in something for everyone. The warm culture of the city becomes homely to international students.

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