Top 10 benefits of studying in Australia
Australia attracts thousands of international students each year. The University of Melbourne alone has 30,000 students from other parts of the world!
But why do students choose to study in Australia? Let’s have a look:
1. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world
The 2023 QS World University Rankings includes 38 Australian universities. Of those 38 universities, seven is in the top 100.
That’s incredible considering there are just over 1,400 universities in the QS World University Rankings!
Australia’s top 10 universities are:
- Australian National University (30)
- University of Melbourne (33)
- University of Sydney (41)
- University of New South Wales (45)
- University of Queensland (50)
- Monash University (57)
- University of Western Australia (90)
- University of Adelaide (109)
- University of Technology Sydney (137)
- University of Wollongong (185)
2. World-class education
Australian universities offer programs and courses that are recognised globally. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is largely to thank for this.
The AQF allows students to easily move through the education system in Australia and provide an easy way for other countries to recognise qualifications and to issue the comparable qualifications.
It should also be mentioned that Australian universities offer modern facilities, advanced curriculums, and specialist funds for research and development.
3. You can study just about anything
The more than 40 universities across Australia offer hundreds of courses and degrees to choose from. You’ll be able to find a qualification in almost every discipline and field of study.
4. You’re protected by TEQSA and the ESOS Act
Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, or TEQSA, acts as a national regulatory and quality agency for higher education. The Agency monitor quality and regulate university and non-university higher education providers against a set of standards developed by the independent Higher Education Standards Panel.
In addition, the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act) sets nationally consistent standards for the delivery of courses to overseas students.
According to Australia’s Department of Education and Training, the Act ‘protects and enhances Australia’s reputation for quality education, provides tuition protection and supports the integrity of the student visa program’.
5. Many scholarships for international students
If you think studying in Australia is not within reach , you’ll be glad to hear that international students have many scholarships, grants, and bursaries available to them. These are offered by the Australian government, education institutions, and a number of public and private organisations.
Three of the major scholarships in Australia are:
- Australia Awards
- Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
- Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship
6. Superb research opportunities
Australia invests heavily in research and has produced outstanding research in various fields.
Well-known discoveries that have come out of Australia include penicillin, WiFi, the ultrasound machine and the flight data recorder or ‘black box’. W
As a student in Australia, you’ll be able to take advantage of the impressive technology and research resources that made these inventions possible.
7. High quality of life
Australia consistently scores well in surveys and studies that measure quality of life.
- Australia outperforms the OECD averages in the OECD’s Better Life Index.
- In 2021, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane were among the world’s top 10 most liveable cities in the The Global Liveability Report.
- Australia is in 5th place on Numbeo’s 2022 Quality of Life Index, placing above Iceland, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, and Norway.
- Australia comes in at 5th place on the US News Quality of Life Ranking.
8. You can work while you study
Australia allows student visa holders to work while they’re studying.
Usually, this means working a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight. However, the Department of Home Affairs made a temporary concession in 2022 that allows students to work unlimited hours in any sector.
Please also keep in mind that you may only work once your course has commenced and only while your course is in session.
9. The opportunity to work in Australia after your studies
The Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) offers international students who’ve studied in Australia for at least two years the opportunity to apply for temporary permission to work in Australia.
The Subclass 485 visa has two streams under which you can apply, and depending on which stream you qualify for your visa will be valid for either 18 months or up to four years.
10. Natural beauty and perfect weather
Any list of the benefits of studying in Australia won’t be complete without mentioning the country’s many natural wonders and sunny days.
You can visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Kakadu National Park, the Tasmanian Wilderness and Fraser Island.
The sunny weather allows for many days spent outside, being active. Of course winter does happen, but it’s not nearly as severe as in other parts of the world.
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