Salamu Alayku Wr Wb Princess_Muni and Qawaariira,
Hope you're both well and looking forward to Ramadan.
I'll attempt to answer your questions as best I can.
Firstly, regardind Dentistry - The course is offered by the following Universities;
Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney and Griffith.
To be honest, I can really only answer questions about the university of Sydney, which is where I am, and you'll find anything you ever wanted to know and more at:http://www.dentistry.usyd.edu.au/student/bdent.php
You both asked specifically about fees and so I've cut and paste the paragraph explaining fees.
Fees for International Students
Students who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents, or who are not citizens of New Zealand, are considered international students, and are accepted into the University only on a full-fee basis. The University’s tuition fees are reviewed annually and may be varied during the period of study.
The fee is AU$45,108 per year for 2009 with about AU$25,000+ required for living costs. Additional to this estimate are equipment costs and Student Fees and Subscriptions and Overseas Student Health Cover.
This site below has a list of the universities offering the course and the pathways of gaining entry to these schools.http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~kesmarek/gmp/ggmp.html
And this site has a few more details regarding the medical program at Sydney.http://www.medfac.usyd.edu.au/futurestudent/applicant/internat/index.php
Again, as far as cost is concerned, here is a paragraph I've cut and pasted from the med site.Applicants who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents, or are not citizens of New Zealand, will be considered as international students, and are accepted into the University only on a full-fee basis. The fee for 2009 will be AUD$53,760 p.a. + four years' health cover around $1,406. For more information on health cover, please refer to Health insurance for international students.
You will need to allow for around AUD$18,000 p.a. to cover living costs. For more information about living costs in Sydney please check the International Student Guide.
The Universities are keen for International students as far as I can tell (from speaking to my international friends) since their $ helps pay for the resources we (the locals) use - or so they tell us
Princess_Muni - There is a tremendous shortage of nurses here, and there are alot of nurses who come here to work. Most Universities also offer Nursing. Unfortunately, I'm not quite sure about what is involved, but if you do not need the information urgently, I'll find out for you and let you know InshaAllah.
I hope some of this is of some use to you both. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask and I'll try to answer them.
Wasalamu Alykum Wr Wb and Ramadak Kariim,