If you are like many students today, you are just now beginning to actively explore international opportunities that are available to you to continue your education. Australia is a destination that is growing increasingly popular due to its relatively low tuition and other related expenses, and the availability of world renowned educational institutions.
Eligibility for admission to study agriculture and related subjects in Australia
There are a number of admission requirements to be aware of as you prepare to study agriculture and related subjects in Australia. To begin, please note that each institution will have slightly varying requirements, but the general guidelines for international students coming to Australia largely remain the same.
You will want to ensure that you have graduated high school from an accredited and regionally accepted high school program, and you need to meet the minimum age requirement. Students coming from Malaysia also need to pass one of the following: GCE Advanced Level Examination, Matrikulasi, STPM Examination, or possess a Unified Entrance Certificate.
Finally, an acceptable score on one of four internationally recognized English exams are required. The score that must be attained differs slightly by university, so you will want to make sure you know what is expected of you. Choose to take either the IELTS (a score of 6.0 in each band is optimal) or TOEFL (with a minimum overall score of 565), as those are the two that are most recognized. You may also opt to take the Pearson Test of English, or the Advanced Cambridge English Examination if the university you are interested requires it.
Cost of studying agriculture and related subjects in Australia
Naturally, you will also want to prepare for the expense necessary to study agriculture and related subjects in Australia. A typical undergraduate program will require four years of full time study. The average cost in Australia for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture is running $9,500 AUD per year. This will vary slightly depending on the university that you select. Beyond that, you will need to factor in housing, books, additional course fees, travel expenses, and miscellaneous items that you will need to be successful. Embrace the journey and begin your preparation now.