Weather aside, Australia provides international students with a world-class education in cities often cited as amongst the world’s happiest. As of 2018, there were 630,000 international students from over 140 countries enrolled at Australian higher education institutions.
Thinking of studying abroad? Here’s why Australia may be for you…
Quality Education and Impeccable Standards
As a global leader in the technological and economic fields, Australia’s educational opportunities are
not only of an incredibly high standard, but span across virtually all fields of study at all levels. With
over 1,200 institutions that boast over 22,000 courses, it’s easy to see why Australia’s education
system is consistently ranked as in the top 10!
Australian universities are very flexible regarding degree options, this allows students to spread out their study credits, and manage them around part-time work or other commitments. Most Australian universities have a range of double degree options that enable students to undertake subjects across a wide range of subject areas, taking the pressure off them in streamlining their interests so early in their academic and professional career. Graduates enjoy a broader education and enter the workplace with a range of transferrable skills and unique academic maturity that is widely sought out by employers around the world.
Higher Education in Australia is scrupulously regulated and managed by a number of quality assurance bodies. The Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) provides a high level of protection for international students (in fact, Australia offers the highest level of international student protection globally). International students contribute strongly to the Australian economy, for this reason the government prioritises protecting their rights.
Quality of life
Other than its academic excellence, Australia is consistently highly ranked in international quality of
life and happiness surveys making it easy to see why it is such a popular choice. From the outback, to
the beaches to the metropolitan cities Australia offers a student lifestyle unmatched by anywhere else
in the world.
In contrast to most other student settings, it is typical for students to live off-campus, encouraging you to take initiative in engaging with university life and to develop independence from day 1. Australian culture values travel and open-mindedness, making it an ideal place to live as a foreigner!