When you’re looking into studying abroad, one of the first things on your mind is likely to be the country. Making the decision to study abroad is a major one. You will be troubled by thoughts of what and where you will study, in addition to leaving your friends and family behind.
Although studying abroad can be intimidating, the benefits in terms of schooling and personal growth can be enormous. This multicultural country offers a wide range of opportunities for international students
Many overseas students chose Australia to study for a variety of reasons, including top universities, incredible weather, multicultural cities, and multiple oceans. However, there are many reasons why we believe Australia is one of the best places to do so.
Australia is the world’s third most popular destination for international students
Australia may be a small nation with a population of 24.5 million people, but we lead the world in education. According to the University College London’s Centre for Global Higher Education, Australia is on track to overtake the United Kingdom as the world’s second most successful research destination, behind only the United States.
Australia is a multicultural country
With a wide population of foreign students, Australia is one of the world’s most culturally diverse countries. This ensures you’ll be studying with students from all over the world and will have access to many of the conveniences of home, such as restaurants and grocers, as well as film festivals and food fairs. According to the QS Best Student Cities list, Australia has some of the best student cities in the world. Melbourne came in second place, ahead of cities like London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore. Sydney was ranked fourth, with Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth following closely behind.
Nearly 700,000 international students presently reside in Australia
In comparison to 2017, the number of foreign students has increased by 11%. Australia is a desirable research destination because of its high-quality curriculum, convenient access to student support facilities, multicultural community, and great lifestyle.
We have six of the top 100 universities in the country
Our educational institutions can be young in comparison to universities such as Oxford in the United Kingdom or Harvard in the United States, but they are among the finest. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, the University of Melbourne, Australian National University, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and Monash University were all ranked in the top 100 universities.
Over A$300 million has been invested by the Australian government in overseas student scholarships
In 2019, Australia awarded over 3,000 scholarships and short courses to students from over 55 countries through the Australia Awards program. In 2021, you may be considered for one.
Australia has a lot of job opportunities
In Australia, international students can work up to 40 hours a fortnight, This is a good opportunity for those who want to make money to help pay for their living costs while studying, as well as students who want to obtain job experience in their area of interest while studying. Students may also apply for a post-study work visa, which allows them to remain in Australia after graduation and work. There are also programs like the Professional Year Program (PYP), which helps graduates with degrees in accounting, information technology, and engineering to obtain exposure and mentoring in an Australian workplace. Taking a PYP will help you obtain permanent residency.
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