Australia is the third most popular destination for international students to complete their studies. Not only that Australia promotes quality education and protection to international students, the country also offers rich and soulful indigenous history, as well as, beautiful landscape that will take your breath away.
Let’s dive into these 5 ultimate reasons that will make you want to study in Australia.
1. Study in an Institution That is Internationally Recognized
Why settle for less when you can achieve so much greater!?
Australia education institutions are internationally recognized with Australian universities ranked in the internationally renowned top 100 universities. According to Times Higher Education and QS Top Universities, 6 Australian universities are rank among the top 100 universities in the world.
The Australian educational system is carefully regulated by the Australian government, ensuring the highest standard of education for all students. All Australian education institutions offer a range of diverse study options that you can choose from. Australia offers 22,000 courses and 1,100 institutions to choose from. Whether you want to study, Hospitality, Engineering, Accounting or Finance, Business or any other field of study, Australia has something to offer for everyone.
When we say Australian institutions are internationally recognized, we definitely mean it! Australian universities have 8,515 formal agreements (an increase from 4,474 in 2003) with their global counterparts, enabling crucial research collaborations and exchange of students and staff, according to Keep It Clever. Also, according to Study In Australia, 2,500,000 international alumni are making a difference around the world and over 1,000,000,000 people are relying on Australian discoveries and innovations every day from all over the world.
It is no surprise why Australia has become one of the top destinations to study for international students.
2. Meet People from All Over the World and Get Cultured!
According to the Department of Education and Training, there were 565,975 international students in Australia in June 2018, which was 11% more than in June 2017.
International students in Australia represent over 180 nationalities, which means you have a chance to learn about over 180 different cultures and languages! Below graph shows the top 10 nationalities in Australia who holds a Student visa. The data was released by the Department in February 2018.
Source: Department of Home Affairs
Now, let’s talk about food! With 1 in 4 Australians born overseas and over 180 nationalities on the Student visa alone, Australia offers you wonderful and mouth-watering diverse culinary. All major cities in Australia are culturally diverse so you can be sure to experience the enrich diverse culinary offerings. Check out the top 10 food trends for 2018 on tyro!
Also, while you’re enjoying the delicious Pad Thai, Chinese dim sim or Mediterranean cuisine, don’t forget to try these 40 local dishes.
3. Travel Around Stress-Free
Live stress-free from driving and getting stuck in traffic. Australia offers convenient public transportation in all major cities (WITH AIRCONDITIONING)!
Australia’s major towns all have reliable public bus networks, and there are suburban train lines in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.
In addition to bus networks and trains, Melbourne and Adelaide also offer trams, Sydney also offers ferries and light-rail line and Brisbane also offers ferries for your convenience!
4. Enjoy and Embrace Your Quality of Life
According to The Global Liveability Index 2018, out of 140 cities around the world, Melbourne is rank 2nd and Adelaide is rank 10th most liveable cities in the world! Read more about Melbourne, Adelaide and all other major cities on our WHY AUSTRALIA page!
From mountain tops to white sand and blue sky, embrace your quality of life because Australia has it all! Being the 6th largest country in the world and is 7.7 million square kilometers in size, no matter where you go in Australia there are endless attractions to see! Australia has 500 national parks in diverse landscape ranging from forests and marine areas to deserts and alpine regions. It also has 8,222 islands and 10,685 beaches (counted by the Coastal Studies Unit at the University of Sydney) for you to enjoy and soak up the sun!
Check out these 13 incredible Australian Natural Attractions!
Speaking of beautiful nature and amazing wildlife, Australia is the only country where you can see Kangaroos running around in national parks’ wilderness, roads and sometimes even in your backyard! There are so many that you don’t even need to go to the zoo to see them.
5. Have the Ability to Work and Study at the Same time!
Want to study and also have the right to work at the same time? Australia is your answer!
Unlike many other countries, being on a student visa in Australia allows you to work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during semester breaks or when your course is out of session!
You can also do volunteer work for a non-profit organization in addition to the 40 hours per fortnight. But remember – you must not receive any remuneration in cash or kind in return for the activity. If you receive remuneration in return, the hours that you had volunteered will be counted towards the 40 hours per fortnight. Volunteer works are great avenues for you to help others and the community, get hands-on experience and meet great people along the way!
That’s not it. Once you complete your studies you may also be eligible to apply for the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa that will allow you to work full time and/or study at the same time. This is definitely a bonus as it gives you the ultimate opportunity to gain work experience in the corporate world and give you a taste of what it feels like to be an adult!
Now, what are you waiting for? Apply to study in Australia today!