Choosing the Right Course for International Students in Australia
With 1000s of interesting fields of study offered by quality universities and institutions in Australia, how do you select the most suitable course for you? Before you get overwhelmed, we’ll provide you with general tips and suggestions to ease your burden and eventually pick the best field of study for you.
Do your research
There are many ways to get information about a course or university that you are interested in without leaving the comforts of your room or while you are waiting for the next bus. University websites offer tons of information about different fields of study in details such as course description, costs, outcome, further education pathways, subjects and electives, scholarships and many more. You can also download the university’s prospectus that provides summary of course details offered ranging from Diploma to Post Graduate studies.
You should grab the chance to attend to open days or education expos. Joining these events gives you the opportunity to know more about the university first hand and broadens your options by meeting representatives from other universities. Ask them about the course and you’ll be surprised how helpful and eager they are. Don’t forget to check for available scholarships.
An important part of your research should be focused on the requirements needed to be successful as an international student applicant. For example, university applications may require prerequisite of your preferred ourse; Genuine Temporary Entrants requirement, an integrity measure for student applicants; meeting the English Proficiency level.
Pursue with passion
Reflect on what you are passionate about. In such way, you are able to endure your education journey with motivation. No matter how difficult the subject will be or getting swamped with too many assignments, you will only match it with hard work and perseverance. Your goals are set in pursuing your courses as you have the passion to continue.
Entire education experience
While the cost of the course may disappoint you, we suggest focusing in the larger picture of your upcoming education journey. Check the reviews and ratings of the university, the course layout, available scholarships, extra-curricular activities and events. All these contributes into a complete learning experience aside from your course.
Speak to an education consultant
You should consider speaking to a professional education consultant too as they have the expertise and experience in guiding international students in their study preparation including choosing the best suitable course. AECC Global, one of the leading education consultancy firms in Australia (Sydney & Melbourne), provides comprehensive hassle end to end service, from university and visa application to visa outcome release. We also offer insights to your career and PR prospects.