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    About Australia

  1. 76,17,930 square kilometers
  2. Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans.
  3. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the "Bush Capital."
  4. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback (interior desert wilderness) and unique animal species including kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
  5. One of the most urbanized country.

    Climate

  1. Hot summer.
  2. Last summer 41 to 42 degree temperature.
  3. Heat waves increase the temperature – one of the most dangerous natural hazard (around 200 people per year died due to heat waves).
  4. A wide variety of landscapes, with tropical rainforests in the ranges in the south-east, south-west and east, and dry desert in the centre.
  5. The climate of Australia is significantly influenced by ocean currents, including the Indian Ocean Dipole and the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, which is correlated with periodic drought, and the seasonal tropical low-pressure system that produces cyclones in northern Australia. These factors cause rainfall to vary markedly from year to year. Much of the northern part of the country has a tropical, predominantly summer-rainfall (monsoon) climate. The south-west corner of the country has a Mediterranean climate. Much of the south-east (including Tasmania) is temperate.

    Distance

  1. Cochin Kerala to Australia Distance – 8849Km 193 Mtrs
  2. Flight time : 14 Hrs

    Why Austalia?

  1. Mode of education is English
  2. Globally recognized quality education
  3. Cost of education is much less as compared to USA.
  4. Easier to get a student visa and permanent residency after education.
  5. Australia is one of the best places to live.
  6. Many Universities have international tie-ups and exchange programs which will allow the students to get a worldly exposure.
  7. Australia is a safe and friendly country, a home away from home for the students who want the best education and the simple visa procedures make it all the more appealing.

Around 120,000 students(per year) are granted a study visa. While you are studying, you are eligible to work 20 hours per week when school is in session and forty hours per week during vacations.

    Documents needed

  1. The application form: Fill in the application form carefully and properly; use a computer if you need to type in the information. This makes it so much easier for the admissions officer to read.
  2. Certificates: If you’ve just completed your high school, you will need your senior secondary certificates (SSC) and higher secondary certificates (HSC) and their mark sheets.If you have already finished your bachelors’ degree or postgraduate degree, you will have to produce your degree certificate and the mark sheets.
  3. Competitive exam scores: This is one important document if English is not your first language. Usually for arts courses you will require either TOEFL or IELTS scores for your admission. Many universities require GMAT, GRE, and ELSAT and so on for other courses. This test certificate is extremely important and has a validity date. So make sure the certificate is valid while submitting it to the university.
  4. Statement of purpose: I can confidently tell you that my SOP bagged me my place at university. This written document will signify who you are, what made you choose your career path, why you opted for that particular university, what are you planning to do after the course, interests and other personal details. A well- written, well-shaped SOP will be the key to your way into the university. So take a good amount of time before you submit the SOP.
  5. Resume: Right after you finish your high school, it is a good idea to prepare a powerful resume. I know it’s slightly unrealistic to have a powerful resume just after high school, but give it a try! It is wise to get help while preparing your resume; stick to two pages at the most, if possible.
  6. Letters of recommendation: People always want to know what others think of you. Find the right opportunity to ask for a recommendation letter from someone who you know for sure will nail it for you. A sad recommendation letter will push you down the ladder.
  7. Passport size photographs: Always double check the dimensions of the passport size photo, be it admissions or visas.
  8. Experience Documents: If you are applying for grad school, make sure you have relevant experience documents. You might not have experience certificates if you’ve just finished high school. So skip this step.
  9. Additional documents: Many a times the smallest award that you have received will push your application a little harder. Produce proof of achievements and other certificates that will explain your talents and extracurricular activities you’ve undertaken. If you’ve always been a book worm, never mind.
  10. Re-check: Once you have all the right documents, re-check it as many times as you want. This will take you one step closer to your dream university. Have attested copies of all the documents in a folder and arrange it according to the check list. This will help you organize your application better. It might seem like you have all the documents necessary, but never be too confident. Plan ahead of time and prepare all the documents a couple of months before the application process starts. This will ease your blood pressure and that of your parents!

    Common student visa requirements

  1. You are of good character
  2. You are of sound health
  3. You have acceptable health insurance through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for yourself and members of your family unit accompanying you to Australia
  4. You have no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia, or have made arrangements acceptable to the Minister to repay such a debt
  5. If assessed at level 1 or 2, or you are in Australia under any assessment level, an electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCoE) certificate is required before you lodge your application and a copy is to be furnished with your application
  6. If you are outside Australia and assessed at level 3 you will need an ‘offer of a place in a course’ letter from your Australian education provider at the time you lodge your application.
  7. An electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCoE) certificate issued by your education provider before you lodge your application if you are requested by the Australian embassy to do so. Gee Bee can help you with this.


    Student visa sub-classes

  • Subclass 570
  • Independent ELICOS Sector
  • For international students undertaking ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) as a stand-alone course, and not as a prerequisite to commencing another course (for example, a degree course)

  • Subclass 571
  • Schools
  • International students applying to study in Australia and whose main course of study is:

     a primary school course
     a secondary school course, including junior and senior secondary or
     an approved secondary school exchange program

  • Subclass 572
  • Vocational education and training (VET) sector
  • Covers Certificate I, II, III and IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma

  • Subclass 573
  • Higher education sector
  • Covers a Bachelor degree, Graduate certificate, and Graduate diploma

  • Subclass 574
  • Masters and Ph.D. sector
  • Covers a Masters degree by coursework or by research, and a Ph.D.degree

  • Subclass 575
  • Non-award foundation studies/other sector
  • Covers foundation, bridging or other courses that do not lead to the award of a degree, diploma or other formal award

  • Subclass 576
  • AusAID or Defence sponsored sector
  • Covers full-time study undertaken by AusAID or Defence-sponsored students for the whole or part of an education or training course offered by an Australian education provider



Rank University/College Tuition fees
1 Massachusetts Inst of Technology $42,000
2 Stanford University $45,500
3 University of California-Berkeley $12,000 (*in), 27,000 (*out)
4 California Institute of Technology $39,000
5 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $17,000 (*in), $30,000 (*out)
6 Georgia Institute of Technology $11,000 (*in), $27,000 (*out)
7 University of Michigan $23,000 (*in), $43,000 (*out)
8 Cornell University $31,000
9 Carnegie Mellon University $40,000
10 University of Texas at Austin $10,000 (*in), $18,000 (*out)
11 Purdue University $11,000 (*in), $30,000 (*out)
12 University of California- San Diego $12,000 (*in), $27,000 (*out)
13 University of California- Los Angeles $13,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
14 Texas A&M University $12,000 (*in), $24,000 (*out)
15 Princeton University $40,000
16 University of Wisconsin-Madison $13,000 (*in), $26,000 (*out)
17 University of Maryland College Park $12,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
18 Harvard University $39,000
19 Pennsylvania State University $20,000 (*in), $33,000 (*out)
20 University of California-Santa Barbara $13,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
21 University of Southern California $30,000
22 University of Minnesota $16,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
23 Northwestern University $45,000)
24 Johns Hopkins University $46,000
25 Virginia Polytech Inst & State University $11,000 (*in), $23,000 (*out)
26 Ohio State University $13,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
27 University of Virginia $14,000 (*in), $24,000 (*out)
28 Columbia University (FU) $49,000
29 University of Pennsylvania $29,000
30 Duke University $44,000
31 Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst $45,000
32 North Carolina State University $8,000 (*in), $20,000 (*out)
33 Rice University $38,000
34 University of Washington $15,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
35 University of Florida $14,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
36 University of California-Davis $16,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
37 Washington University -St. Louis $43,000 (*in)
38 Yale University $37,000 (*in)
39 Michigan State University(*out) $10,000 (*in), $20,000
40 Iowa State University $10,000 (*in), $22,000 (*out)
41 University of California-Irvine $14,000 (*in), $29,000 (*out)
42 University of Arizona $11,000 (*in), $26,000 (*out)
43 University of Colorado-Boulder $14,000 (*in), $29,000 (*out)
44 University of Massachusetts at Amherst $9,000 (*in), $18,000 (*out)
45 Rutgers University-New Brunswick $16,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
46 University of Notre Dame $43,000
47 Lehigh University $19,000
48 University of Rochester $21,000
49 Case Western Reserve University $38,000 (*in)
50 Brown University $37,000
51 Vanderbilt University $27,000
52 University of Iowa $9,000 (*in), $25,000(*out)
53 Northeastern University $20,000
54 Arizona State University $11,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
55 University of Delaware $29,000
56 University of Utah $7,000 (*in), $17,000 (*out)
57 Drexel University $29,000
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