Why study in Australia
Australia has for many years welcomed international students. Many leaders of business, government, the military & even nobility from many countries, especially in the Asian region, have studied & obtained qualifications in Australian universities. Australia is today a world leader in the provision of education services to international students.
In 2018, the top 5 factors for students to study in Australia were as follows :
- Quality of teaching
- Reputation of the qualification
- Personal security & safety
- Reputation of Australia’s Education System
- Reputation of the Education Provider
Did you know that –
- Australia is the 3rd most popular international student destination in the world, after USA & UK ; and that it is soon expected to overtake the UK as the world’s second most popular study destination.
- Australia is currently home to over 876,000 international students.
- Australia has 5 of the best student cities in the world (Source : Top Universities Rankings 2019) – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide. Melbourne is ranked 3rd best in the world & Sydney 9th.
- Australia has 6 of the world’s top 100 universities – Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, University of Sydney & Monash University (Source : Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).
- Australia has the 8th best higher education system in the world (Source : Universitas 2019).
- According to a 2018 OECD Report, Australian graduates have better literacy skills than those who study in the US or the UK.
- Australian universities are ranked in the world’s top 50 in the following fields (Source : Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking 2020) :
⇒ Arts & Humanities
⇒ Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
⇒ Engineering & Technology
⇒ Life Sciences
⇒ Physical Sciences
⇒ Social Sciences
- Australian universities have produced 15 Nobel laureates
Apart from the above very notable advantages that Australia, as a study destination presents, the following also make Australia attractive to international students :
- International students in Australia enjoy a very high level of service & financial protection. Quality is assured in a number of ways.
- Australian qualifications are internationally recognized.
- Australia has some of the lowest crime rates & strict gun control laws that provide a safe environment.
- Australia is the only country in the world with mandatory national standards & a comprehensive, industry-led quality support framework.
- Australians are open, relaxed & friendly people, so students usually find a warm welcome in Australia.
- Australian teachers are recruited from around the world & often are leading experts in their field.
- Facilities for teaching, training & research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories & classrooms, outstanding libraries & modern technology.
- Australia is an international leader in safeguards & support services for international students.
- A variety of high standard student accommodation is available to suit different budgets & needs.
- Being an English speaking country, it is easier for most students to adapt.
- Post-study work rights are available to eligible graduates.