Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million. This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world!
Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, Australia is making it easier for students to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to future career opportunities.
Do you have a specific study area of interest? There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, and Physics.
The qualification and degrees gained from Australia is recognized as among the best and most innovative in the world.
Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology.
Australian qualifications are recognized by employers and leading educational institutions in many countries.
The multicultural nature of Australian society means international students are readily accepted by other students, and teachers are experienced in teaching classes to students from many countries.
In Australia, a student gets value for money in terms of cost of living. The conversion factor is cheaper compared to the UK or US.
Top Universities in Australia
- Australian National University (ANU)
- University of Melbourne
- University of New South Wales (UNSW)
- University of Queensland (UQ)
- University of Sydney
- Monash University
- University of Western Australia (UWA)
- University of Adelaide
- Macquaire University
- University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
Admission and Visa Process for Australia
To study in Australia you’ll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government.
There are a number of steps you must go through including:
- Deciding on your preferred course and institution.
- Submitting your application to the institution.
- Receiving and accepting a Letter of Offer.
- Receiving your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
- Applying for your student visa.
There is a range of entry requirements that you will need to meet both for you institution application and your visa application. This can include:
- Academic requirements.
- English language requirements.
- Evidence of funds to support your study.
- Overseas student health cover.