India Today - - SMART EDUCATION / DESTINATIO­NS - —Harshita Das

There are seven Aus­tralian in­sti­tu­tions among the top 100 in the world. Peter Cole­man, trade com­mis­sioner, Aus­tralian Trade and In­vest­ment Com­mis­sion, says, “In­dia is the sec­ond largest source of over­seas stu­dents in Aus­tralia.” At the end of June 2019, there were 92,691 In­dian stu­dents in the coun­try. Over 50,000 In­dian stu­dents are en­rolled in Mas­ter’s pro­grammes, with 1,330 in PhDs.

Mul­ti­ple Op­tions

There are more than 1,100 in­sti­tutes and 22,000 cour­ses to choose from. Aus­tralia is a sig­nif­i­cant des­ti­na­tion for sub­jects like ro­bot­ics, me­dia and en­ter­tain­ment, ar­chae­ol­ogy, sports sci­ences and vet­eri­nary sci­ence, among oth­ers.

Fi­nan­cial Aid

There are sev­eral schol­ar­ships, grants, and bur­saries for in­ter­na­tional stu­dents. These in­clude Aus­tralia Awards, the Des­ti­na­tion Aus­tralia Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Re­search Train­ing Pro­gram and the Aus­tralia APEC Women in Re­search Fel­low­ship.

Work Rights

Most stu­dent visas al­low stu­dents to work for up to 40 hours ev­ery two weeks—but be­fore stu­dents take up jobs, they should en­sure their visa al­lows it.

FULL HOUSE Out-of-the class­room dis­cus­sions

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