When people think of Australia, they envision wide open spaces of outback bush, kangaroos, koalas, and clean air and water. But, Australia has even more to offer than beautiful landscapes and exotic animals.
Reason 1 A Destination That Has It All!
Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Countless international students are choosing to study in Australia because of its high standard of living, excellent education system, growing job market, multicultural diversity and friendly, laid-back nature.
Reason 2 High Quality Education System
Australia has one of the best education systems in the world. Ranked among the 50 best universities in the world are: the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland (Ref: Quacquarelli Symonds University Ranking).
Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees allowing international students to easily decide on the right field and school for them. First, students choose a degree or program of interest and then choose a school that best caters to their needs and goals. Students can select to attend a university, vocational education institution, English language training school or high school. If necessary, it is easy for students to move between qualification levels and between institutions.
Reason 3 Easy Access to an Australian Student Visa
In comparison to other countries, it is still quite easy to get a Student Visa in Australia. Foreign students arriving in Australia can take part in the “Overseas Student Program” as long as they meet the program requirements. There are four main steps to successfully attaining a Student Visa and we can help you with all of them!
To apply for an Australian student visa: – First, show a Confirmation of Enrolment in a study course at an Australian University. – Second, prove that you have the required financial resources for study fees, living costs and departure. – Third, show a certificate to prove the necessary English skills. – Finally, take care of all insurance requirements, such as health insurance and liability insurance. We take care of all the paperwork and bureaucracy so that you can achieve your desired goals quickly and effortlessly.
Reason 4 Highly Desirable Graduates
Graduates from Australian universities are highly sought after in the global job market due to the impressive international reputation of the Australian education system. This system is carefully regulated by the Australian government to uphold its high standards and quality education.
Importantly, after completion of studies, Australia has a relatively easy pathway for staying in the country for an additional 2 years on a Temporary Graduate Visa. In comparison, staying in the USA or UK after graduation from school has become exceedingly difficult. Our clients tell us that young professionals who decide to go back to their home country after graduation are highly attractive candidates in the overseas job market and regularly land top-tier positions. Employers are impressed by their excellent English and prominent communication skills as well as their distinct global perspective and understanding of multiple markets.
Reason 5 High Standard of Living at a Reasonable Cost
With universal healthcare, excellent education and state of the art infrastructure, Australia’s standard of living is consistently ranked amongst the highest in the world. Moreover, for the past decade, Melbourne and Sydney have topped the list of the world’s most liveable cities. And yet, remarkably, living expenses and tuition costs are still considerably lower in Australia than those in the United States and United Kingdom.
International students can work part time while they study, allowing them to offset their living costs. With an Australian Student Visa, students can work up to 20 hours per week during the semester. During semester breaks they are even able to work full time. Many students can find part-time jobs that are connected and relevant to their industry therefore gaining important work experience during their studies. Some Australian universities offer internships and work opportunities to their students. Finally, international students can also apply to various grants and scholarships to help to lower the cost of studying.
Reason 6 Technology
Australia is a resource-rich country that is at the forefront of technology and innovation. For international students, one of the most appealing aspects of Australia is the emphasis on scientific and technological research.
Students who study in Australia can take advantage of the country’s impressive technology, cutting edge communication networks and its high-growth fin- and hi-tech sectors.
Reason 7 Best of Both Worlds: Vibrant City Life and The Great Outdoors
Australian universities are located in both rural and urban settings. Wherever you choose to study you will be able to travel easily to neighbouring cities and tourist destinations. Each Australian city offers a multitude of unique experiences, from Sydney’s spectacular beaches and outdoor cafes to Melbourne’s bustling art and culture scene.
Australia is famous for its diverse terrain – the choices are endless! Bushwalking or kayaking are often achievable with a single day trip. The Outback is legendary for its broad plains and unusual animals. If you’re a beach lover, you are spoiled for choice with thousands of kilometres of pristine coast to choose from. During your holidays, you can dive or snorkel in the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef.