Top 10 reasons to study in Australia
- Globally ranked institutions
The Australian Education system is world class with international standards for excellence in education. The Australian education sector comprises world-leading education institutions, premium training facilities, and outstanding lecturers and student support services. The QS and Times Higher Education World University rankings consistently rank Australian Universities amongst the best in the world. Australian universities also receive excellent ratings for teaching quality, research and graduate employment.
- Great Lifestyle and Multicultural Society
You can experience exciting city life in Australia’s big cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It’s a fantastic contemporary lifestyle, from Cafes, music festivals, shopping, modern art museums and beautiful city parks. Australia’s other major cities Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Darwin also have great calendar of activities throughout the year. Enjoy multicultural food festivals such as Perth's Margaret River Gourmet Escape and Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival. Experience Adelaide’s Fringe Festival and WomeAdelaide International music Festival. Australia has world class wine, you can visit any one of the 60 diverse wine regions across the country. Or you can visit the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland or Ulurru in the Northern Territory (formerly known as Ayres Rock) and also experience Indigenous culture across Australia.
Australia is a friendly and welcoming country that values individual freedom, and the rights of citizens and visitors are protected under a transparent legal system.
Australians live in a multicultural society that ensures respect for others no matter who they are or where they come from. Almost 30% of Australians are born overseas which has made Australia rich with nationalities, culture and food from all over the world.
When you study in Australia, you will join more than half a million international students from 192 countries who have been welcomed into Australian life.
- High standard of Living and Reasonable Study Costs
Australian cities are consistently ranked in the most liveable cities in the world. The quality of education, healthcare, transport, infrastructure and government services are rated well above other developed countries.
Australia is also a technologically advanced country with a strong, globally competitive economy. You will enjoy all the benefits of high-quality services, transportation and infrastructure in Australian cities.
Study costs in Australia are reasonably priced compared with other major destinations like the United States and United Kingdom. School fees for primary and secondary schools in Australia start from $A10,000 per year. Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses start at around $A6,000 per year. An undergraduate Bachelor degree program starts at $A15,000 per year and Postgraduate Masters fees start at $A20,000 per year. If you need to study English language before your academic program these courses start from $A300 per week depending on the course length.
- Work Part time while you Study
You can gain valuable skills and experience in Australian organisations if you choose to study in Australia. Australian institutions provide an education designed to help you succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification will make you very attractive to potential employers in Australia, at home and around the world.
Many Australian courses include work experience placements and internships for students to gain industry experience and professional knowledge. After you complete your degree, you can apply to stay on and work in Australia under the Graduate work visa.
While studying, you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and full-time during the semester break.
- Be well Supported
Australian institutions offer a wide range of student support services to help students settle into Australian life. Support services include Accommodation assistance, Study skills help, Career services, Job seeking skills, Counselling services and advice on Academic Learning.
In many cities, there are dedicated international student support centres, each offering practical advice and support on issues like job skills and opportunities, legal rights and activities to meet and socialise with other local and international students.
You’ll be well looked after in Australia.
- Live and Study in Safety
Australian cities have some of the lowest crime rates in the world, and streets and public spaces are open and safe. You still need to be aware of your own safety and not take unnecessary risks though.
There are many options for accommodation; you can live in purpose-built student residences, homestay with an Australian family, private rental apartments and units, share-houses or boarding school accommodation.
- Expand your thinking with new ideas
Australian universities, colleges and schools are committed to equipping you with practical skills and knowledge to help you succeed in your chosen profession. There is great demand for entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers and Australian education providers have designed courses to inspire thought-leading creativity among students across the disciplines offered in Australia. Students are exposed to an open society to expand their thinking and be equipped to succeed in a global society.
- Enhanced Employment Opportunities
Courses from Australian educational institutions prepare students to be work-ready with required industry skills, they understand what it takes for students to succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification is internationally recognised and will make you a very attractive potential employee to employers in Australia, at home and around the world.
Australian education providers regularly offer scholarships to qualifying international students, generally based on academic merit. Some Universities offer 25% Tuition fee Scholarships for part or the full duration of the degree program. Other institutions will reward students for their academic success during the program with a 10% tuition fee discount on the remainder of their studies. If you’re a good student and focused on academic success you may be eligible for a scholarship to help reduce your fees.
- Australia’s Beautiful Outdoors
With a unique mix of thriving cities and regional centres, vast open spaces and spectacular landscapes, Australia has unique and quite varied beauty for students to experience. From beautiful white sandy beaches to lush green tropical rain forests to the red centre in the middle of Australia, there’s so much to explore.
Students studying in Australia enjoy the fresh air and blue skies that result in clean and sustainable cities and regional centres with plenty of green spaces and relatively low air pollution.
Australia’s diverse natural environment offers a range of experiences – you can relax on golden beaches, travel the beautiful coastlines, venture into national parks to see unique plants and wildlife and explore the untamed outback and Aboriginal culture. Pat a kangaroo, cuddle a koala in the wildlife reserves or snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Make the most of your time and experience the sunny weather and laid-back attitude for which Australia is well known.
Australia is a fantastic place to study, with friendly people, a great lifestyle, world class institutions and good work opportunities. You’ll greatly benefit from gaining an Australian qualification.
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