Studying and living in Australia is becoming more and more accessible. Despite a population of only 23 million, Australia has the third highest number of foreign students in the world after the UK and the US.
Equipped with globally regarded facilities and educators, the land “down under" is considered to be one of the leading education powerhouses in the world.
So why are more and more international students choosing Australia as their first choice of study abroad destination?
Degrees and certificates obtained from Australian institutions and universities are recognised in nearly all parts of the world. The Australian government conducts a yearly evaluation to ensure that all universities in the country are maintaining their high standards. In turn, graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs after university.
Also due to Australia's stable economy and high employment rates, international students who wish to work in the country can also find work to support their studies.
Reasonable cost of living
Although Australia has the one of the highest standards of living in the world, living expenses and tuition rates are surprisingly reasonable compared with other similar countries. Many universities also offer scholarships to deserving students to help them lower the costs of their studies.
Diversity of education
Australian institutions offer a wide variety of courses and degrees to help international students find the right fit for their needs and interests. In fact, there are over 22,000 courses offered by almost 1,100 institutions across Australia. Students can choose between universities, colleges, vocational education and English language education.
Don’t just take our word for it!
Australia’s cities have been independently recognised as some of the best places in the world to study. A recent international league table ranking revealed that three Australian cities placed in the world's top twenty best student cities, with Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane ranking 2nd, 17th and 18th respectively. Other well-placed cities were Adelaide (26th), Perth (35th) and Gold Coast (69th).
Specific Australian institutions ranked in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, with the best Australian performer being Australian National University, taking 25th spot.
The institutions were judged on their proportion of foreign staff, foreign students and research papers published with at least one co-author from another country.
Following ANU was Curtin University in 26th place, the University of Western Australia in 31st place, the University of Technology Sydney in 46th place and Macquarie University in 49th.
The University of South Australia ranked 57th, while Adelaide University and University of Tasmania rounded out the Australian entries at 79th and 118th respectively.
To find out more about studying in Australia and which university is right for you, you can speak with one of our student services offices.