Australian universities are one of the favorite destinations for Indian students. 1 out of 9 Indians looking to go abroad for higher studies choose Australia.
Typically, Australian Masters programs are modeled on UK degree format, however, Australian universities offer unique academic opportunities that simply aren't really available in other higher education systems. Usually, a Master’s degree from Australia takes between 1 to 2 years. In this article, we shall briefly outline all you need to apply for MS in Australia.
Most of the Australian universities accept 3-year undergraduate degrees for admissions to postgraduate programs. Indian bachelor degrees like B.A., B.Com. or B.Sc. (ordinary) are equivalent to an Australian Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree. However, some universities do require a minimum of 16 years of formal education.
You’ll be required to submit official transcripts or records of your previous academic qualifications to apply.
For international students, most Australian universities an English Proficiency test: IELTS or TOEFL.
The minimum test scores required vary as per the university and course, but typically range from IELTS 6 to IELTS 7.5 and TOEFL 85-95
For students who do not meet the minimum English requirements, there are certain English language courses offered by various universities.
Letter from Institution: IELTS/TOEFL might be waived by some universities if you can get a letter from the institution you last studied in, mentioning that your medium of education was English.
International English Language Testing System is usually a paper-based exam. The test comprises of two sessions of reading, listening, writing and speaking (which is done separately).
Unlike IELTS, the Test Of English as a Foreign Language is both computer based and paper based. TOEFL is divided into sections of reading, writing, speaking and listening. This article explains in brief about TOEFL.
GRE assesses the general academic abilities of the graduates. Most Australian universities do not mandate a GRE score, however, it is advisable to have a GRE score in your bag to have an edge during the admission process. A handsome GRE score might help you in getting a scholarship as well.
LOR- Letter Of Recommendation:
Letters of recommendation letters have a crucial role to play in your admission. These letters should briefly explain who you have worked with and should evaluate your skills and accomplishments. This blog we wrote explains more about LOR.
SOP- Statement Of Purpose:
In the process of evaluating your application, SOP is undoubtedly one of the most impactful things. SOP describes your aim for getting enrolled in a particular course. This article briefly describes SOP and further explains how to write a good SOP.
We hope this article helps you to take a step further in realizing your Australian dream! All the best!
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