With over 330,000 International Students currently studying in Australia, the education standards of Australia are second to none. Representing 54 different nationalities, International Students have made Australia the 3rd most popular destination for education in the world.
• Quality of Education - Australia is renowned for its quality of teachers, teaching methods and facilities and there is a worldwide acceptance and respect for Australian degrees and qualifications.
• The student experience in Australia is unique. Living in Australia gives students a chance to enjoy a fabulous lifestyle in one of the most livable countries in the world.
• The cost of studying and living in Australia is considerably less for international students than in the USA and the UK.
Australian graduates enjoy excellent employability, both within their home countries and in Australia. Included in the many Australian graduate success stories are the global CEOs of Ford, Coca Cola and McDonalds, the first Japanese Astronaut and the stars of Hollywood blockbuster movies.
Together with the great lifestyle enjoyed by students and the quality of education provided by Australia institutions, the benefits of studying in Australia are endless.
THE PEOPLE : * Multi-cultural society. * Free from racial discrimination * English is the common language used * Religious freedom * Immigrants from Europe and recently from Asia constitute the bulk of the population * Friendly People
POPULATION : Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It's about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 percent larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world - only two people per square kilo meter. It has population of 20 million only.
CLIMATE : With the reverse season of the northern hemisphere, Australia enjoys a largely temperate climate. Most of Australia receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, or an amazing 70 percent of the total possible hours. Grab a hat and sunscreen and enjoy the delightful climate.
CITIES / REGIONS : * Six states and two territories * Sydney is one of the most highly urbanized cities in the world * Sophisticated cities such as Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide * WA - Very upcoming Brisbane fastest growing
SCENERY * Most beautiful country in the world with amazing cultural and natural diversities * Diverse flora and fauna spread across the country * Home to the Great Barrier Reef
Living Expenses Living expenses vary from city to city, however international students in Australia should budget between A$10,000 – 16,000 a year. This cost would normally include the following:
Accomodation Food Clothing Entertainment Transport
Accommodation There are various types of accommodation available for international students, ranging from private leased apartments to on-campus accommodation.
Homestay A$110 – 270/ week Students stay with an Australian family, sharing meals and joining the family’s lifestyle. This option is popular with younger students. Costs will vary on the location of the homestay family and the number of meals provided.
Shared/Rental Accommodation A$100 – 350/week Renting a private apartment or sharing a house are popular and cheaper options for students. Some apartments and houses are furnished, and some students have to furnish themselves.
On-campus Accommodation A$100 – 250/week Most Universities offer accommodation on or near the campus. This may be a ‘student accommodation village’ or ‘Halls of residence’. On-campus accommodation is a great option for students as meals are often provided and distances are short.