Studying in Australia
Graphics and Words by Caitlin Chuah
The Great Barrier Reef, kangaroos, sparkling beaches…these are just a few things Australia is known for. However, there is one more thing about Australia that has excelled during the last few years…its education! Here’s why this country has become one of the TOP 5 study destinations worldwide1.
Excellent Education System
With some of the world’s leading educational institutions, Australia is a great study destination to look into for anyone in search of a high standard of teaching. Its education system is internationally recognized and acclaimed, providing world-class education and academic excellence. You can find a vast range of courses at its universities, which deliver graduates who move on to successful careers.
Take note that there are 8 leading universities in Australia which form the Group of 8, they are: the University of Adelaide, the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, Monash University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia. Many international students apply to these universities to receive their top-notch educations.
High Standard of Living
With the 4th best standard of living in the world2, Australia is one of THE perfect places for students to live in. The country also houses 5 of the world’s 30 best cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane) for students3. In fact, students love it so much, that the number of international students studying in Australia has increased by a whopping 58% since 20154. With excellent job prospects, a strong economy and world-class financial services, it’s no wonder why many decide to continue living there after completing their studies.
From architectural wonders, such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, to sparkling beaches that blanket the coasts of the continent, Australia is a place of never-ending discoveries and excitement. Enjoy your weekends cooling off in the sea, or quench your thirst for adventure at the national parks. Moreover, most of Australia’s exotic plants and animals cannot be found elsewhere on our planet. For all you Instagram buffs, take note that a cool selfie with cuddly koalas, kangaroos, quokkas and wombats are only possible in Australia.
Vibrant City Life
The vibrant cities of Australia ensure that students never run out of things to see or do. Whether it is a relaxing coastal city like Newcastle, or an upbeat bustling city like Sydney, students feel at ease and excited about their home away from home. Additionally, the natives are extremely friendly, providing a warm welcome and solid support system to international students. In fact, some cities have specific international student support centres which help in solving any issues or concerns that one might have. Knowing that there is always someone there to help pacifies any anxiety that students might have about studying overseas.
Studying abroad can be daunting, but the reward in terms of education and experience surpasses any apprehension one might possess. With Australia, you can’t go wrong, for it has everything you will need during this next chapter of your life. If you have any questions regarding studying in Australia, or simply need someone to guide you through the application process, feel free to contact us. We will be delighted to help you!
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