Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world’s 12th-largest economy. With the second-highest human development index globally, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. It is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.
Over 600,000 international students from more than 140 countries choose to study in Australia each year. Between the internationally recognised qualifications, safe environment and vibrant cities, Australia has become one of the best study destinations for prospective international students. If you want to study abroad in Australia, you need accurate and easy-to-use information to make the right decision. Here are six things you need to know when making your choice.
Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level. The University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest university, having been founded in 1850, followed by the University of Melbourne three years later.
Why study in Australia?
Australia is a dynamic, vibrant country with energetic, friendly people. Multicultural Australia is English-speaking and a safe and friendly society in which students can learn and travel freely. Australia also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living that is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in Australia are considerably less expensive than the UK and USA.
Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world
Australia is currently home to nearly 700,000 international students
Australia have six of the world’s top 100 universities
Australia have one of the best higher education systems in the world
An emphasis on student experience and graduate outcomes.
Seven of the best student cities in the world are in Australia
The Australian Government has invested over A$300 million in scholarships for international students
High Employability After Studies
Friendly Skilled Migration Program
Earn While Studying
The Australian education system is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).The AQF has 10 levels and links school, vocational and university education qualifications into one national system. This allows you to move easily from one level of study to the next, and from one institution to another, as long as you satisfy student visa requirements. It allows for choice and flexibility in career planning. All qualifications in the AQF help prepare you for both further study and your working life.
Universities and courses
Australia is home to 43 universities with at least one university main campus based in each state or territory. Most universities have more than one campus and are located across multiple states and territories, providing you with a choice of where in Australia you would like to study. Some of the well known universities of Australia are:
Australian National University (ANU)
University of Sydney
University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
University of Queensland (UQ)
University of Western Australia (UWA)
University of Adelaide
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
University of Wollongong
Fields of studies
Business, Management and commerce
Education & training
Medicine, nursing and health
Information Technology (IT)
Agriculture and Environment Science
There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education providers, and a number of other public and private organizations.
Applying to Australian institutions is easy, although it will take some time and careful planning. Remember that you can ask for help and advice from the institution you are applying to, your local Australian visa office and education agents in your home country.
For information on education Australia please call local meridian office or visit in person only with an appointment.
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