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.
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.
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.
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.
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