When most people think of Australia, they see wide open spaces of outback bush, kangaroos, koalas and clean air and water.
Students come to Australia for many reasons including:
- the excellent education system
- the range of courses from school to postgraduate degrees
- the many types of specialist institutions
- the worldwide acceptance of Australian qualifications
- the innovative teaching and learning
- the quality of scientific research
- the support for international students
- the safe environment
- the multicultural society
However, Australia has so much more to offer than just these stereotypical images. What has Australia to offer to an international student?
Growing Destination: Australia is rapidly growing as one of the most popular destinations for international student to attend. Currently Australia has the third largest international student enrollment behind the USA and the UK.
Global Recognition: Degrees obtained from Australian universities are recognized all over the world, and there is the added boost that the Australian higher education system is federally regulated. Which means the Australian government regulates all universities in the country each year to make sure they are maintaining their high education standards.
Diversity: Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of course and degrees, making it easy to find a fit that is right for you!
Technology: Not many people know this, but Australia is in the top 10 spenders in the world for research and development and 2% of all scientific papers in the world come from Australia, putting Australia at the forefront of new technology and innovations. From only a meager population of 19 million, there have been 7 Nobel Prize winners.
Work: The Australian Immigration system allows students visiting the country on a student visa the chance to work up to 20 hours per week during term time, and during vacations students can work full time. This opportunity makes it much more affordable for students who can attend school and still fund their education with some work.