There’s nothing like Australia!
Australia is an Oceanian country comprising of the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
For students, Australia promotes innovation, creativity and independent thinking throughout its universities and studies. International students who study and live there soon find that the studies can be challenging, fun and most importantly rewarding. As an international student, you can expect to live, grow and learn in a young and friendly country full of opportunities. For those international students who successfully complete their degree, they will soon find that they are very credible in today’s competitive international job market.
A recent HSBC report announced that the costs of studying in Australia are higher than in any other country. However, Australia also boasts the world’s highest concentration of international students; around 20% of the country’s higher education enrolments come from abroad compared to the global average of around 7%. The average cost per year to study in Australia for international students is AU$42,093 (~US$32,950). This breaks down to AU$24,081 (US$18,850) for fees and AU$18,012 (US$14,100) for living costs.
One of the benefits of being an international student in Australia is that you have the permission to work part-time while completing your degree. Unlike other countries, those with a student visa are automatically granted the permission to work. International students must find a job on their own, but once hired, they will gain hands-on experience in a number of fields including retail, administration, and hospitality. Not only is this a unique opportunity for students to gain real life work experience in Australia, but it also helps students cover their living and study costs, as well as improves their practical English fluency.
When studying in Australia, you can also learn how to surf, go wine tasting, explore different zoos, learn about aboriginal culture and participate in so many different after school activities! Choosing to study here provides you with one of the most exotic and unique facilities in the world to fill your free time. Fancy hugging a koala? Want to sip some seriously fruity and pleasant wines? Tough enough to play some Aussie football? Go for it in “the Lucky Country”!
Australian universities recommended by Study Advisory:
Curtin University has campuses in Singapore and Malaysia in addition to the Australian Perth-based main campus. Curtin hosts an interdisciplinary institute concerned with development in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, the Australia Asia-Pacific Institute (AAPI). Here is the link to the university’s own website.
The University of Canberra has been very positively rated by students and alumni, who valued the small size of the university and the sense of community they got. The University of Canberra has risen to the 81-90 band of recent universities (under 50 years old) in the 2016-17 QS young university rankings, compared with the 91-100 band in 2015.
Many Australian universities have been ranked highly in the Emerging Trendence list of Global Employability 2016: Australian National University (22nd), University of Melbourne (47th), University of Sydney (49th), Monash University (57th) and University of New South Wales (64th).
Top 3 reasons to study in Australia:
- High quality education.
- Unique free-time possibilities.
- Laid-back and friendly atmosphere.
Did you know this about Australia?
- It boasts the world’s highest concentration of international students.
- It is the 6th largest country in the world, occupying an entire continent with some 7.6 million square kilometers.
- There are more kangaroos than people there.