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Study in Australia

Application Procedure

Presented here are some of the requirements and process of applying to Australian universities for Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Master's & Doctoral Degree) courses. For detailed information just drop by at any of our offices.

Application Forms

Start early for applying to Australian universities. The universities start the admission process one year before the commencement of the course and so it is always better to get the admission (conditional or un-conditional) as early as possible.

Send enquiries at least 12 months before the proposed date of admission. There are several ways to get application forms.

  • Requesting Application Forms via email: You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.
  • Requesting Application Forms via Air Mail: The other way is to send a request by airmail for application material. The request should contain a brief description of your educational background, academic objectives, source of financial support, English proficiency and standardized test scores.
  • Downloading from the University Website: Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.
  • Requesting Applications from Mentor: You can get application forms for all the universities from the Mentor Consultancy offices in your area. You can either visit us personally or email us.

Eligibility

Most Australian universities accept the Indian graduation system of three years for entry into most postgraduate courses. An Indian bachelor degree like B.A., B.Com. or B.Sc. (ordinary) is equivalent to a Australian Bachelor (ordinary) Degree.

However, some courses and universities may require a qualification equivalent to Australian Bachelor (Honours) Degree, which requires either an Indian honours graduation degree like B.A. (H), B.Com. (H) etc. or 16 years of formal education, which would mean another year after graduation or a four year degree course like B.E., B.Tech and other such courses.

For most Universities, a good first degree from a leading university in India or its equivalent is essential.

For more details on a particular course or university, please give us a call or drop into our office or send us an email.

Academic Records

Full details of your education including your course subjects and grades are required to apply. Transcripts or official records of your previous academic qualifications are crucial for your application (consolidated marksheets are not accepted):

  • Standard X Mark Sheet
  • Standard XII Mark Sheet
  • Individual Degree Mark Sheets
  • Bachelor Degree / Provisional Certificate
  • English Proficiency Certificate (IELTS or TOEFL)

Students applying for admission are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc.

If the originals are not in English, copies and a good English translation must be enclosed.

English Proficiency

For most courses and universities, international students are required to take IELTS which is regularly administered by the British Council. Some universities may accept TOEFL as an alternative.

Mentor offers professional IELTS training if you have not appeared for the exam or your earlier score was not sufficient.

Work History

A number of professional and vocational courses require relevant work experience. For instance, many MBAs or Master's courses in Information Studies require at least a couple of years' work experience. Most Australian universities are quite strict about this (though some universities do offer admission into MBA without work experience).

A detailed résumé is an important part of your application. It should include all information of professional work experience along with the details like positions held, achievements and range of work.

Statement of Purpose

The personal essays, and/or statement of purpose, also play a very important role in the process of evaluating your application for both admission as well as financial aid because it gives the faculty assessing your application their most significant impression of you as an individual.

A personal statement should include reasons for choosing this particular course, your area of interest, the suitability of your education and experiential background for this course and your personal and present future goals.

Find out more about Australian visa regulations for international students.

Websites of Interest

www.australia.com
The official site of the Australian Tourist Commission 2004. Very informative and well designed.
www.immi.gov.au
Australian government immigration web portal. Complete details regarding visiting, studying, working or migrating to Australia.
www.ausgovindia.com
The Australian high commission, New Delhi.
www.abc.net.au
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) web site.