A country built by migrants and ready to welcome you with open arms, Australia is one of the most popular, unique, and multicultural study abroad destinations, making it easy for international students to fit in.
The people of Australia are known for being friendly and welcoming, allowing you to feel the typical laid-back atmosphere from anywhere in the country.
Adding to Australia’s charm is the unique and diverse natural environment, providing you red deserts on one side and rainforests on the other.
Australia is home to several top-ranked universities which are hosted in some of the best student cities worldwide. If all this sounds tempting enough to you, get ready to embark on a lifechanging study abroad experience in Australia!
After the U.K. and the U.S., Australia is the 3rd most popular study destination in in the world for international students. Australia has several top-ranked universities; and since their higher education is based on the British model, you can rest assured that you’ll receive world-class training in your chosen study field. Additionally, universities feature some of the most cutting-edge student facilities and all of them collaborate with well-known research centres around the country and around the world.
In Australia, you can find a highly cosmopolitan environment in universities and throughout all major cities. You may be more intrigued to find that, since everything is international in Australia, there is also a global influence in the cuisine and restaurants.
No matter what you decide to study, you will surely find your ideal degree in an Australian university. In Australia, you can specialise in subject areas from Natural Sciences and Engineering, to Social and Medical Sciences.
Here are some of the most popular study options in Australia
Australia has around 30 student cities and they all provide students incredible leisure time. Australia is the perfect spot for outdoor activities - surfing, snorkelling, hiking, or biking. If you’re interested in discovering Australia’s heritage and culture, you have plenty of museums and art centres you can visit.
Check out some of these cities and learn more about what it is like to study there:
Australia is home to over 41 universities, most of which are public institutions. Many Australian branches of Many Australian universities also have satellite campuses located overseas. In Australia, you can pursue the following types of degrees:
Examples of top universities in Australia
You have two methods for applying to a university in Australia:
1.You can apply online, directly for the university study programme, by downloading the application form and submitting all required documents.
If your application is successful, you will receive a ‘Letter of Offer’. To confirm your application, you must reply to this letter by signing and sending an acceptance of the offer.
2. You can also apply on a special website dedicated to higher education studies in Australia. Each programme has an application section where you can find all the requirements for applying.
Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programme. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice.
Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Australia, you will sometimes need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
There are over 60,000 English-taught programmes in Australia.
Universities in Australia will want to see proof that you have good English-language skills, so that you can easily succeed in their courses. All Australian universities accept these official English exams:
Australian universities have a long history of welcoming international students and helping them adjust to a new university system. Universities help students arrange accommodation, organise special student orientation weeks, and provide several other student services throughout the year.
University education in Australia is mostly focused using problem-based learning, helping you become an independent learner.
Successful completing a course usually depends on whether you pass a mid or final exam. University classes are usually flexible and you can mostly choose how much effort to put in and how to approach learning.
Tuition fees charged by Australian universities are some of the highest in the world. The average tuition fee for one year is 27,000 AUD.
For a Bachelor’s degree, tuition fees range between 15,000 and 33,000 AUD/year, while for a Master’s and Ph.D., fees are between 14,000 and 37,000 AUD/year.
On-campus accommodation is the cheapest housing option for students, charging around 750 AUD /month.
If you’d like to rent an apartment, a one-bedroom apartment will cost anywhere from 1,000 AUD (outside the city centre) to 1750 AUD (in the city centre).
As an international student in Australia, you will have to arrange health insurance before your departure. Apply for the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which provides medical and hospital insurance in Australia.
Sometimes, your chosen university can arrange for your OSHC coverage on your behalf.
Supermarkets in Australia don’t have expensive prices; your monthly groceries can typically be around 200 – 250 AUD/month.
If you want to dine out, you should expect around 16-20 AUD for a meal at a casual restaurant.
Australia (officially, the Commonwealth of Australia) is a country that is composed of the continent as well as many of the islands that surround the country (Tasmania, etc). Australia is also the only continent that is governed as a single country, sometimes informally referred to as an 'island' continent, surrounded by oceans.
Due to its location in the southern hemisphere, the seasons in Australia are opposite to what you may be used to; the summer season starts in December, while the winter season starts in June. However, you can enjoy nice weather all year round, with hot summers and mild winters where only rainfalls occur.
Australia has a high quality of life and it is also the world’s 13th largest economy. The most thriving economic sectors are: agriculture, finance, tourism, education, services, and construction.
The unique Australian island continent is an amazing place just waiting for you to explore, from coastlines, islands, stunning beaches, to incredible buildings with a modern architecture.
Here are some of Australia’s top landmarks:
The name Australia is derived from the Latin words Terra Australis, which means "southern land"
Australia is still a constitutional monarchy, ruled by the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II.
In Australia, you can hear over 260 languages; apart from English, the most common spoken languages are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, and Greek.
After New Zealand, Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote.
The reason why Australia has kangaroos and emus on its coat of arms is because they cannot walk backward.
Australia has more sheep (150 million) than people.