Australia; officially called the commonwealth of Australia is a country as well as a continent, surrounded by the pacific oceans and Indian.
It is not news at all that the cost of schooling in the U.S and Australia are mouthwatering. Not only for non-citizens but also for their citizen.
Speaking of facts, an average college in Australia costs $15,000 – $20,000 for her undergraduate studies. And more interesting is, this wasn’t the cost initially.
Several years ago, the tuition fee ranged from $25,000 – $37,000 until lately when the fee got cut by 30% so as to keep a handful of people in college.
No disputation about the quality of education here in Australia – It’ll be foolish to strike a comparison between Australian universities & African Universities that are remotely cheaper. And, forget it! This ain’t about segregation – It is just saying the truth. Education in Australia is way ahead that in Africa.
However, the cost of this education has caused more harm than good. Statistica.com shows that nearly half of both U.S & Australian citizens opt to settle for working in the stead of going to a college just because of the fees.
Now, we can applaud the quality of the education, the standard of sterilization of the equipment used, the conduciveness of the studying atmosphere and all. But a little chill pill can help us in seeing how we lose brainiacs yearly.
Education is not comparatively the least some people can afford. With the standard of living in Australia, it’d have been just perfect to have some scholarship under our belts to at the least suffice for the scary educational bills.
But the actual reality is not near this. It’s actually hell to experience while talking about the application for scholarships and all. We won’t but thank Commonwealth scholarship, frankly. However, this and many more scholarship is offered to only few of the yearly applications universities in Australia here receive from all over the world.
On a final note, it is worthy of note that these scholarships most times are not even 100%. This is what I mean: Most of these scholarships turn out to be 60-70%. Clearly, this is some great help but the little part required to be paid is still some scary digits.