Frequently Asked Questions about Study in Australia

A new country move is challenging. Everything in Pakistan will be different, including the way of living, the learning environment, and the mode of transportation. We’ve also addressed some of the frequently asked questions by students just like you regarding studying and living in Australia because we know you have a lot of questions.

Do Australian institutions accept the 10+2+3 education system of Pakistan?

Australian universities recognise the 10+2+3 method for master’s programmes.

What and where to study in Australia after completing school?

39 universities exist in Australia, 37 of them public and two private. Your hobbies, academic background, and financial situation are your only considerations when selecting a programme and a school. You can start by making a list of your interests and skills and spending some time meditating on it before deciding where to study and what to pursue. Investigate whether interests or skill sets have a wide professional application. Reduce your options accordingly and look for programmes and organisations that are pertinent. While not all universities or colleges offer programmes in all three intakes, you’ll also need to take the intakes of your selected courses into mind.

Also, you can schedule a free counselling appointment with one of our knowledgeable counsellors, who can offer guidance on course selection, application submission, and visa requirements.

What and where to study in Australia after graduation?

One of your finest life choices may be to get a master’s degree in Australia, which will not only improve your technical knowledge but also offer your resume a competitive edge. If you’re a Pakistani student with an undergraduate degree, your ideal school should place an emphasis on practical knowledge, real-world experience, and preparing you for the workforce. The research-based learning approach offered by Australian institutions requires you to put all the theories and concepts you learn in the classroom into practise.

Go over the subjects you studied in undergrad and make a list of the ones that interest you first. Choose your preferred field of study and do a programme and university search. You’d also need to pass a language and/or aptitude test if you wanted to apply to Australian universities and institutions. Hence, when choosing what and where to study, take your academic standing into account. See the intake available for the courses you want to take and get ready.

Our knowledgeable counsellors can assist you in choosing and enrolling in the college or university where you will succeed. For free guidance on how to advance your post-graduate career in Australia, contact the FES office that is closest to you.

Which English language tests are accepted by Australian institutions?

The most popular English language competence test accepted by practically all Australian institutions is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Globally, however, Australian educational institutions are willing to accept alternative language competence exams like the TOEFL paper-based test, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE), Cambridge English: Advanced, and the Occupational English Test (OET) (do check the official website of your preferred institution for the same).

Can students work during studies in Australia?

Throughout the academic year, all students with subclass 500 visas are allowed to work 40 hours every two weeks, and full-time during breaks. Doctoral students are allowed to work full-time for the entire year.

Are Australian qualifications recognised worldwide?

Absolutely, degrees from Australian colleges are acknowledged internationally and known for their quality of education.

What are the accommodation options available in Australia?

In a nutshell, you may say that Pakistan is an accomodation for you and your students. Most institutions in Australia offer on-campus residential facilities to international students, however you need to apply for it separately, and well ahead of time to guarantee a space for yourself.

You can also choose to live off-campus in a flat with other Pakistani students or with an Australian family in the area. Often, rent is paid twice weekly or four weeks in advance. A bond in the amount of four to six weeks’ worth of rent will also be required of you.

Due to the fact that they typically have a list of possibilities available, your university may also be able to assist you with off-campus housing. Most of the time, student bulletin boards at your school will contain listings for local lodging.

Do not forget that rental prices vary from city to city. Do not expect the homestay hosts to do everything for you and be sure to abide by the house rules, if any. Homestay hosts do not make a lot of money from the money you pay; rather, it is primarily about their love for hosting foreign tourists.

You must explore for short-term housing choices in Australia if you arrive before the start of your study. While settling in a new nation, you can try staying at backpacker hostels, discounted/budget hotels, or your institution may provide you with temporary housing.

You can locate a property that fits your needs in terms of price and lifestyle with the help of FES and its top-notch housing service suppliers. You can get assistance with this from your FES counsellor.

Under 18 students to study in Australia?

During the duration of their stay in Australia until the age of 18, all students under the age of 18 must have welfare arrangements in place.

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