In today’s world, every student desires of studying abroad so as to explore new opportunities while studying as well as after completing the education. Whenever you think about studying internationally, the major destinations that cross your mind include Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and the US.
Planning to study in Australia or Canada. Here is what you need to know.
Eligibility criteria: Study in Australia and Canada, you should have completed at least 12 years of schooling education and also have to appear for SAT exam. For PG courses you appear for GMAT for management courses and GRE for engineering courses. You will also need to appear for TOEFL or IELTS irrespective of the courses. This is for visa purposes, in case the visa interviewer is not satisfied with spoken English. The duration of the UG course in Australia is 3 years and PG courses are two years, however, the duration for both UG and PG courses in Canada is two years.
Health and Education: Adaptation towards the climate of the country is the most difficult part of moving to a new place. Canada has cold and harsh climate however it is easier for Indians to adjust in Australia due to its subtle climate. In Canada, Indian immigrants have crossed over one million marks while Australia has 668,800 Indian citizens. As far as education quality is concerned, in comparison, Canada has less number of top-ranked universities than Australia. However, Thompson River University is a good option available. To study in Australia. The University of Wollongong is one of the most popular and secure options.
Fee structure: Annual fee structure varies in Australia from $15, 000 to $35,000 for bachelor’s degree and $20,000 to $35,000 for master’s degree. Annual cost for PhD ranges from $14,000-$37,000. To study in Canada, the annual fee ranges from $14,000-$35,000.
Study visa: There is an additional advantage of a study visa which includes work permit for the student. Australia provides a work permit for 20 hours per week while studying and two years after the study. Canada also provides a work permit of 20 hours per week while studying but it grants a work permit of three years after the study visa of two years. For attracting more students, a recent example can be quoted where Cabinet ministers of Canada came for a tour to India that will create 5800 jobs.
Jobs: Job opportunities are higher for nursing, pharmacy, financial courses are more prevalent in Canada whereas Australia provides greater opportunities for healthcare, hospitality, computer systems and accounting.
Residency: Getting a permanent residency in Canada is easier than Australia since the country has a shortage of skilled employees. PR options are available in Australia for certain courses only.