WHY STUDY IN AUSTRALIA?
Australia is a popular destination for international students. With a strong economy, work benefits for many new graduates, relaxed culture and high-quality education system, it is easy to see why.
The Australian economy remains one of the most buoyant in the developed world, with low unemployment and inflation.
FOUR OF THE WORLD’S TOP 10 MOST LIVEABLE CITIES ARE IN AUSTRALIA
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 Global Livability Ranking, 3 of the top 10 most livable cities in the world are in Australia – in fact Melbourne is number one! The other two Australian cities are Adelaide and Perth.
This is based on a range of factors including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Australia is home to some of the world’s leading universities. 24 Australian universities were ranked among the top 400 universities in the 2017/2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Australian universities offer a high level of support to international students, including foundation years and pathways, academic support, English language support and consumer protection.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE WITH POST-STUDY WORK ARRANGEMENTS
Many international students now have the opportunity to spend more time in Australia following the completion of their studies.
The Australian Government made changes to the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) to introduce new work arrangements for certain graduates of an Australian bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. The new work arrangements for graduates, combined with Australia’s strong economy and low unemployment rates, make Australia an attractive destination for students.
Australia has a national regulatory and quality agency for higher education – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). It was established by the Australian Government to monitor quality, and regulate university and non-university higher education providers against a set of standards developed by the independent Higher Education Standards Panel.
In addition, the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) law protects:
- The wellbeing of all international students.
- The quality of students’ education experience.
- The provision of up-to-date and accurate information.
TOP 10 REASONS TO SELECT AUSTRALIA
- World-class education
Australia is recognized as a great place to live – but did you know Australia also offers a world class education? The Australian education system has produced scientists, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, artists and humanitarians who have changed the world, winning awards from Oscars to Nobel prizes.
For a very sparsely populated country with a relatively small number of universities, housing 8 out of the top 100 universities in the world is quite a feat. Australian universities regularly feature in global rankings like QS world university rankings, times higher education rankings, and the shanghai jiao tong academic ranking of world universities. With such strong credentials, today, Australia is the 3rd most popular study destination for international students in the world behind only the us and the uk.
- Great diversity in course options
With over 22,000 high-quality courses and programmes on offer in as much as 1,100 institutions, study in Australia is a great choice for you—whether you want to be taught by the best or undertake your own research.
- Universally recognized degrees
By studying in Australia, you will receive a qualification that’s recognised and sought after around the world. For over 20 years Australia has led the world in putting in place systems and processes to ensure that international students receive the high quality education they expect.
Degrees from Australian universities are recognized by universities and employers all over the world. It is not surprising to know that there are now over 2.5 million international students all over the world who have studied in Australia. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. Did you know that Australia has produced 15 Nobel laureates?
- Post-study work rights in Australia
Australia grants post-study work visa to international students after they have completed their master’s, bachelors or doctoral degrees. Successful applicants are granted a visa for the duration of 2 years to 4 years, depending on the highest educational qualification they have obtained. The subject area or the field of study has no effect on the eligibility.
- Part time work right
You can work part time while studying, which would help you offset some of your living costs. International students are allowed to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during semesters and full-time during the university holidays. Australia’s minimum wage is au$ 18 per hour. While studying in Australia many international students find work in sectors such as hospitality and retail. These jobs often have flexible working hours to avoid a clash with classes.
- Numerous scholarships opportunities:
You can apply for scholarships in Australia based on courses and universities.
- A safe, multicultural environment
Australia is considered as one of the safest countries in the world with multicultural, friendly and pleasant society. Did you know that 5 out of 30 best student cities in the world are in Australia? Melbourne has been named as the world’s most livable city and Sydney has been voted as the friendliest city in the world. This ranking is based on various parameters such as the mix of students based on nationalities, cultures, races and religion; affordability; quality of life, and employability.
- Great place to visit along with your education in Australia
There are over 500 national parks in Australia to explore and 19 Unesco world heritage sites to tick off your list if you do set out on such an endeavor. You can go scuba-diving in the Great Barrier Reef or snorkel alongside gigantic whale sharks in Ningaloo reef. There are countless other things to see and experience.
- Easier visa norms:
An Australian study visa is relatively easier to get than visas for the us and the uk. on 1st July 2016, the Australian government has abridged the visa subclasses and introduced a simplified student visa framework (ssvf) to provide more efficient visa services to applicants. As per the new ssvf, all the study visas came under a single platform or a class (subclass 500).
- Relatively lower cost of education
We are not saying that studying in Australia is very cheap. But, a simple analysis and the comparison of quality against the cost for all countries that are leading education powerhouses will easily reveal that Australia is relatively one of the cheapest countries. The cost of living and tuition costs are significantly lower as compared to the us and the UK and the living standard is amongst the highest in the world.