10 things to consider before making the decision
Toda Australia (Grupo MYC)
More than 18 years experience and more than 3000 students
Registered education agents in Australia
1- Why is Australia the best option?
Over the last three decades Australia has developed into one of the world’s leading international study destinations with highly regarded schools, vocational education and training and higher education institutions.
International students educated in Australia demonstrate similar employment outcomes to their Australian counterparts. 73 percent of higher education graduates who remained living in Australia were employed, and 81 percent who had left Australia were employed, most in an area related to their field of study.
Australia’s population is 24 million people and is an English speaking country with a high quality of education and lifestyle. Australia is safe and multicultural and the climate is very pleasant. The qualifications obtained in Australia are highly regarded all around the world.
Students can work with a student visa; minimum salaries are high and the unemployment rate is low. Students can take their partners and children under the age of 18 to Australia with them.
2- What I can study in Australia?
We can help you to choose the best possible option tailor made to your needs. We will consider your budget, the time you want to be in Australia, your background and interest and finally your future plan and the outcome you are expecting.
You can choose from a wide range of english programs with very flexible start dates and reasonable prices and more than 300 technical courses with durations from 3 months up to 2 years.
You will have a comprehensive selection of university degrees from Bachelor degree all the way to PhD. Let our experienced team members be your personal guide in this journey.
3- Cost of Studies
The cost of studies is different based on city, course and institute. Below is an estimated guideline:
English from 100 to 200 Euros per Week
Technical from 5000 to 20, 000 AUD per year (3000 to 12000 Euros)
University from 18,000 to 35,000 AUD per year (11000 to 22000 Euros)
4- Annual living costs
Below are living costs per year estimated by the Australian government :
|Student||20,290 AUD per year ~ 12,500 Euro|
|Partner||7,100 AUD per year ~ 4,400 Euro|
|Children (under 18 years old)||3,040 AUD per year ~ 1880 Euro|
However please note that this is only an estimation and you are able to live on a lower budget if you share accommodation and be careful with your expenditure.
5- How much do I need to pay before I go to Australia? How much is the initial payment?
- Visa fees
|Student||575.00 AUD ~ 355 Euro|
|Partner||430.00 AUD ~ 266 Euro|
|Children under 18 years old||140.00 AUD ~ 87 Euro|
- Medical insurance (OSHC)
You need to pay for Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of your visa:
|Student||$500 AUD (~ 300 Euros)|
|Student plus partner||2700 AUD (~ 1600 Euros)|
|Family cover||4000 AUD (~ 270 Euros)|
If you are enrolled in only one course you need to pay only for the first six months of your studies but if you are enrolled in more than one course for example English + technical course then you need to pay for the first course (up to 6 months) and the same for the second (payment maximum of 6 months)
E.g. If you are studying six months of English you will pay the visa fee + tuition fees for 6 months + Health Insurance for the duration of the visa. The minimum will start from 5000 AUD ~3100 Euros
E.g. If you are studying 12 months of English you will pay the visa fee + initial payment of tuition fees for 6 months + Health Insurance for the duration of the visa. The minimum will start from 5500 AUD ~3400 Euros.
E.g. If you are studying six months of English plus a one year technical course you will pay the visa fee + payment of tuition fees for 6 months + upto 6 months of tuition fee towards technical degree + Health Insurance for the duration of the visa. The minimum will start from 8500 AUD ~5300 Euros
6- Right to work
Student right to work
You are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session, and unlimited hours when your course is out of session.
If you have started your research masters or doctoral degree in Australia, there is no limit on the number of hours you may work.
Family of the student (spouse) right to work
Your spouse / partner can work up to 40 hours per fortnight at all times unless the primary visa holder has started a course towards a masters or doctoral degree and holds a student visa (subclass 500). In this case there is no limit on the number of hours a family member might work.
What is a fortnight?
A fortnight is a period of 14 days commencing on any Monday and ending on the second following Sunday.
How much is the minimum salary in Australia ?
Fair work Australia has set the national minimum wage currently at $18.93 per hour or $719.20 per 38 hour week (before tax).
7- How long is the duration of my visa?
The duration of the visa depends on the duration of course so:
If the duration of your course is 10 months or longer and finishing at the end of the Australian academic year (November–December), your visa will usually be granted until March 15 of the following year.
If the duration of your course is 10 months or longer (finishing January–October, your visa will usually be granted for two months longer than the duration of your course.
If the duration of your course is less than 10 months, your visa will usually be granted for one month longer than the duration of your course.
Postgraduate research students are granted an additional six months past the maximum period as per the table above. This is to allow for interactive thesis marking.
For example, a postgraduate research student undertaking a course of more than 10 months duration finishing in November–December will be granted a visa that ends on 15 September (an additional 6 months from 15 March) of the year following course completion.
8- How long is the visa processing time?
Visa processing time depends on different variables: your nationality, the course you are applying for and the immigration work load.
For example student visas for our students from Chile, Malaysia and Spain are processed faster compared to the Middle East.
9- Who can come to Australia with me?
If the student is under the age of 18 either one of the parents or an approved legal guardian can join the student in Australia under a guardian visa.
Married students above the age of 18 can include their spouse and children under the age of 18.
10- How do I start?