There are several factors that make Australia a very good choice as a country to acquire education in the undergraduate and post-graduate levels: a high educational standard, adequate care for foreign students, diverse and rich cultures, and great scenery. But perhaps more compelling than these is that Australia is currently ranked the third most sought-after country for foreign students to study in.
This article provides you with the reasons why Australia is a great place to study.
High Academic Standards
Australia has one of the best academic structures in the world, and it is no surprise that seven of the top hundred (100) universities in the world are Australian. Over 40 universities and more tertiary institutions in Australia have courses spanning 29 study areas, including accounting, business, and management, engineering and languages.
A common hindrance to financial stability for international students in many foreign countries is the inability to work while studying. In Australia, however, this is completely eliminated as foreign students have the option of choosing to work as much as forty (40) hours every two weeks during an academic session, and as much as possible when schools are not in session. The government also offers international students post-study work visas, which allows them to continue residing in Australia and work after graduating from school if they choose to do so.
Efficient Travel System
Students often have to choose between affordable housing and proximity to campus when studying abroad. In Australia, you don’t have to worry about that much, as the country has a very efficient transport and travel system, which allows you to travel without stress across major cities and towns.
As said earlier, Australia is a popular destination for international students, and tourists likewise. Hence, the country enjoys a diverse culture and offers a rich blend of backgrounds to foreign students. According to the latest statistics, the country has residents from over 180 nationalities worldwide.
High Quality of Life
No doubt, a high quality of life enhances the learning process. Australia is reputable for its high quality of life, not only for students but for all residents. Melbourne, a major city in Australia, was recently ranked 2nd on the list of most liveable cities in the world, while Adelaide, another Australian city, places tenth on the same list.
What’s more? There are numerous scholarships offered by academic institutions to foreign students looking to further their education. Hence, even with or without scholarships, Australia should be high on your list of study destinations to consider as an international student.