The number of outbound students from Bangladesh is increasing continuously. A UNESCO report of 2017 showed that about 60000 students from Bangladesh are studying at different destinations across the globe. And Australia is one of the top destinations for prospective Bangladeshi students who want to study abroad. In this article, we are going to discuss the scholarship prospects in Australia for Bangladeshi students.
The State of Living and Cost of Education in Australia
Before getting into the details of scholarships, let's look at the living expenses and study expenses in Australia. The average living cost per year in Australia ranges from 18,000 AUD (1107663.85 BDT) to 23,000 AUD (1415348.25 BDT). This is for the students living a moderate life.
The average cost of studies per year for undergraduates is 15,000 AUD (923053.21 BDT). For master’s, the amount ranges from 20,000 AUD (1230737.61 BDT) to 37,000 AUD (2276864.58 BDT). For PhD, the amount ranges from 14,000 AUD (861516.33 BDT) to 37,000 AUD (2276864.58 BDT).
As it may be clear, the sum is pretty significant considering the prospect of an average Bangladeshi student. As a result, scholarships can be a great option to finance the studies as well as living costs in Australia. Some scholarships offer full-ride, which means that the travel costs along with the living and study costs are covered by those scholarships.
What are the Scholarship Requirements in Australia?
Every scholarship is different from the other. Consequently, the scholarship requirement also varies significantly. There is a scholarship that provides sole emphasis on educational qualifications and academic excellence. There are other scholarships that focus on the ECA of the student as well as other non-academic achievements. But to generalize the requirements, the basics would be:
- English Language Certification
- O and A level equivalent certificate for Undergraduate
- 16 years of the education completion certificate for masters
- Thesis and other relevant paper publication along with academic excellence for PhD
- Extra-curricular Activities
- Statement of Purpose or other relevant essays
- Academic reference