Australia Vs Canada

Australia Both Canada
Popular Courses
  • Accounting, Health Care, Information Technology, Engineering, Sciences, Education, Hotel Management
  • Management
  • Media, Engineering, Nursing, Computer Science, Hospitality
  • For admission into postgraduate courses:

– Most programs: 3 year undergraduate degree

– Engineering: 4 year undergraduate degree

  • 12 years of school for undergraduate admission
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if not required by university, score will still be required to apply for student visa)
  • Postgraduate vocational courses have relaxed admission criteria
  • GRE required for engineering courses
  • GMAT required for application into postgraduate management courses
Degree length
  • Standard undergraduate degree is 3 years long
  • Standard undergraduate is 4 years long
  • Diplomas are 2-3 years long
Cost of Living
(per year)
  • Undergraduate course: AUD 15,000-AUD 33,000 over 3 years
  • Postgraduate course: AUD 20,000- AUD 37,000 over 1-2 years
  • Living expenses: AUD 19,000- AUD 20,000
  • Undergraduate course: CAD 10,000-CAD 30,000 over 4 years
  • Postgraduate course: CAD 15,000- CAD 35,000 over 1-2 years
  • Living expenses: CAD 10,000- CAD 12,000
Visa Process
  • AUD 535 to apply for visa
  • Spouses can be granted dependents visa if student is studying Masters or PhD
  • Students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight during semester
  • Volunteering hours are not included in this limit
  • Spouse can work full time
  • CAD 150 to apply for visa
  • Indian applicants must complete a medical test
  • Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during semester and up to 40 hours per week over university holidays
Post study work permit
  • After Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, students may be eligible to apply for:

– 2 year post study work permit for courses of minimum 2 year duration.

  • Must apply for post-graduation work permit within 90 days of completing course
  • Maximum permit length of 3 years
  • Students can work in any field or industry
Employment opportunities
  • Skilled workers needed in the following sectors: hospitality, computer systems, accounting, engineering, health care
  • Skilled workers needed in the following sectors: education, medical services
  • Students are expected to independently seek out jobs and internships
  • Skilled workers needed in the following sectors: programming, finance, construction
Permanent residency opportunities
  • Long process to obtain permanent residency (PR)
  • Background checks conducted
  • Need skilled employees
  • Fairly easy to obtain permanent residency
  • May apply during Post Graduation Work permit period
  • Examples:

– University of Queensland Postgraduate coursework scholarships

– Australian Leadership Awards (ALA)

  • Find details through university Financial Aid Department
  • Scholarships based on merit and financial need
  • Universities, government and organizations offer scholarships
  • Examples:

– Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

– Suavé Scholars Program

Geography & Climate
  • Southern Hemisphere (opposite seasons)
  • Southern areas of the country experience temperate weather with hot summers
  • Spans from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean
  • Covers 5 time zones
  • Cold and snowy winters
  • Pleasantly cool summers