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How To Choose The Best Course To Study In Australia?
21 December 2022
Written by Y Suites

Although Australia is one of the world’s best study destinations with its wide range of courses at various levels, determining which one to enrol in depends heavily on your goals of studying abroad. While many students have a rough idea of the field or specialty they want to further study further, it can still be hard difficult to choose the right course, especially with so many available choices.

But fret not if you’re finding it hard to make your choice, as we’ll be providing tips on choosing the best course to study in Australia:

1. Define Your Goals:

Choosing a course to study and a career to specialise in is a process. The first step is to choose a broader field you are interested in. From there, you can start thinking about the different career prospects and progression within the field and the right course to get you there. For example, if you are interested in the hospitality industry and want to become a hotelier soon, you would need a Bachelor’s in Hotel Management, Business Administration – basically one that’s relevant to the industry!

To help you begin the process, consider your strengths, interests, and ambitions. Alternatively, you can also reach out to career advisors or international student offices of the Australian university of your choice for personalised advice.

2. Do Thorough Research

Now that you know what you want to achieve, it’s time to dive in and do your research. In addition to surfing the web for more information, you can also reach out to your friends, family, and peers. Some aspects you can look into include:

The course content

Ensure the course that you are interested in covers the topics that would apply to your goals or future career. For instance, if you want to study hotel management, check if the course you’re looking at offers modules in business management, marketing, or international business.

The course structure

In addition to theoretical learning, you also need to ensure that the course offers practical learning – so you can apply everything you learned in the classroom to the real world.

The university’s ranking and reputation

A university’s reputation and ranking can speak volumes about the quality of its education. For instance, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney are well-known for their high-quality education. The professors within these universities also have a wealth of industry experience to help you excel.

The university’s facilities

Course structure and university ranking aside, the school’s facilities are just as important. Does the university use the latest equipment and technology? Are the study halls and labs well-equipped?

3. Consider Your Budget

Studying in Australia can be expensive. As such, you must consider your budget before making any decisions. When taking stock of your finances, you need to ensure that you have money for:

  • Tuition fees – The average tuition fee for an undergraduate course in Australia is between AUD15,000 to AUD33,000 annually.
  • Living expenses including food, accommodation, transport, and other utilities.
  • Visa costs – As of December 2022, prospective international students will need to pay a visa application fee of AUD560.

But don’t let these costs deter you from achieving your dreams. You can always do weekly budgeting and find effective ways to save money during your stay in Australia. International students studying in Australia can also take up part-time work while studying to help ease the costs of living.

Choose An Affordable Accommodation To Live In 

After deciding on a course of study, it’s time to look at the student accommodations options available. While some universities in Australia offer student housing, you can also choose to live in affordable student apartments within the city. Many of them tend to offer special discounts or deals for students. For instance, Y Suites is currently running an exclusive promotion for its Sydney student apartmentsY Suites On Gibbons.

Aside from prices that are easy on the wallet, Y Suites’ range of student apartments also comes with amenities such as gyms, cinema rooms, barbeque pits, multi-purpose rooms, as well as study and meeting rooms. Plus, we understand that adjusting to a new lifestyle in a foreign country and making friends can sometimes be challenging. As such, when you choose Y Suites as your student accommodation, you’ll enjoy access to a wide array of exclusive activities hosted right in our communal spaces!

Be sure to find out how you can become a part of our growing Y Suites family if you’ve decided on your studying in a university in Melbourne, Adelaide, and or Sydney.

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