Whether you want to study at primary, secondary or tertiary level, Australia has a myriad of opportunities for you. Join the many thousands of international students going abroad and completing a degree at one Australia’s world-class educational providers.
Australia is an incredibly appealing country for overseas students to study in for a wide range of reasons. Australia has a relatively small population of only 23 million people, yet – incredibly – we have the third highest total of international students of any country in the world, with only the UK and USA topping us. This highlights the importance we place in providing a quality education for all, regardless of race.
Due to our inclusive nature and proud multicultural attitude, 47% of our population (or at least one parent) were born outside of Australia. We are as much the melting-pot community as we ever have been. Welcoming people from all cultures and all nations, we go a step further by encouraging international students to cross the globe and study right here, by offering an attractive alternative to studying in their home country.
We have seven of the world’s top 100 universities, more than 22,000 courses across 1,100 registered institutions to choose from, as well as ample opportunities to work here after the completion of studies or even apply for further education. Students from around the world can even apply for one of the many scholarships on offer, with the Australian government committing $200 million in international scholarships each year.
Over 2.5 million international students have studied in Australia, with an incredible amount of professional success enjoyed by those graduates. We have had 15 students go on to win Nobel Prizes, with many developments used throughout the world today, such as:
- black box (compulsory on every commercial airplane)
All originating from students who have studied here in Australia. Given the quality of our education institutions and the opportunity for students to take part in high quality research and development projects, any student choosing to educate themselves here, could be part of the next great global discovery!
Australia offers an unrivalled standard of living, with Melbourne recently voted the world’s most liveable city, with Adelaide, Sydney and Perth all inside the top 10. According to Top University Rankings (2012), we have five of the best 30 cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life and employee activity. To top it all off, Australia was recently voted the world’s fourth happiest country in the world too! Why wouldn’t you want to live here?
International students are protected every step of the way. As an international student, you will have access to:
- services to ensure your legal rights are met
- a world class education program delivered
- globally recognised qualifications
- an appealing entry for your resume
- the opportunity of a lifetime
Our institutions continue to meet and surpass training and education benchmarks and if you wish to work in Australia part-time while you study, you will be protected there as well. You will have the same rights as Australian residents and citizens, giving you peace of mind during your stay in our country.
Choosing to study in Australia as an international student will provide more than just a world-class education and opportunities to take part in industry leading research and development projects. You will also have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, including those from your own country, where you can make new friends, foster professional relationships for the future, and live in a beautiful, tolerant country where over 260 languages are spoken!
Australia looks forward to seeing more international students here in the future and ensuring quality education, at the highest levels, is available to everyone.