12 Reasons to Study in Australia
Australia has one of the highest regarded education systems in the world. It’s so good that it’s the 3rd most popular destination for international students!
Not only can you get a scholarship to earn a world-class qualification at one of the world’s best universities, but you’ll be able to study almost anything your heart dreams of and enjoy living the sunny Aussie lifestyle while you’re doing it!
If you’re thinking of studying abroad, here’s 12 reasons why you should join 2.5 million international alumni and choose Australia as your pathway to a bright future.
1. Earn A Cracker (Top) Qualification
7 of the world’s top 100 universities call Australia home so by choosing Australia, you’ll be able to study in some of the top academic programs in the world. Whether you’re studying science, the arts, humanities, business, health or engineering, you’ll earn a world-class qualification.
2. Follow in The Footsteps of The Best
Australia has been home to 15 Nobel Prize winners. Hence, you will have the opportunity to gain experience from some of the world’s finest minds. Wi-Fi, seatbelts, penicillin, the bionic ear, cervical cancer vaccines and the black box flight recorder are just some of the amazing inventions that have come from Australian researchers.
3. Get Globally Recognised
As well as being able to earn a top qualification, graduates from Australian schools and universities are highly sought after internationally. Your degree or qualification may be recognised around the world so there’s no need to retrain if you choose to leave Australia. You might even get job offers from around the world!
4. Choose from Heaps (Lots) of Subjects!
Australia has more than 1,000 educational providers that offer more than 22,000 different courses.
If you can dream it, you can probably study it Down Under! Not only are there almost limitless options for your study major, but you’ll be able to broaden your knowledge by taking elective courses from other programs to give yourself the extra edge over graduates from your home universities.
5. Study with Your Mates
Often described as a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities, Australia values itself as a multicultural nation.
Studying in Australia, you will not find yourself the odd one out. Australia embraces cultural diversity. 1 in 4 Australians were born overseas and in 2015, there were more than 600,000 new international students. You’ll make friends who are as eager as you to get out there and experience Australia and will understand if you get a bit homesick every now and then.
6. Australia Says G’day to International Students
Because there are so many international students at Australian universities, there are lots of programs to make settling in to your new home easier. You might be paired up with a local mentor who can show you around campus, invited to take part in fun activities or offered help with the language so that you can get out there and find some Aussie ‘mates’.
7. Get a Kick-In (Helping Hand) With an International Scholarship
The Australian government supports international students by providing more than $200 million dollars for international scholarships each year.
They’re available to students from all over the world and will make your top qualification even more affordable. Most scholarships have certain application requirements (e.g. high grades, financial need, etc.) but there’s usually something that everyone can apply for.
8. Earn Some Moolah (Money)
One of the perks of an Australian student visa is that you can earn some cash while you’re studying.
Students can work up to 40 hours a fortnight while school is in session and as much as you’d like during semester breaks! Not only will the extra money be useful to pay for all the fun things you’d like to do while you’re in Australia, you’ll also be able to gain good work experience and build some useful contacts to help you get a good job once you’re qualified.
9. Enjoy Ripper (Really Great) Weather
Does a sun and the beach come to mind when you think of Australia? It should! Because if it is good weather you are after, Australia is the place.
During summer in all of Australia’s major cities, you will be able to head to the beach with your cossie (swimming costume) and a pair of thongs (flip-flops) to get a bit of study done in the sun. Because Australia is in the southern hemisphere, you’ll also be able to send your friends back home pictures of your Aussie tan while they’re rugged up for winter.
10. Explore the Wops (Country)
Australia is a major tourist destination for a reason; there’s endless things to do! If you’ve ever wanted to see crocodiles, pat a koala, go snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, learn about the indigenous Australians, visit world-class museums and art galleries or watch a show at the Sydney Opera House, while you’re studying in Australia is the perfect time to do it! Traveling around Australia is relatively easy and there are so many places to explore during your time off.
11. Enjoy a Rad (Fun) Student Life
Australian cities have some of the highest standards of living in the world and 5 of the top 30 cities for student life are in Australia. With fresh food, clean air, good public transportation, low crime and lots of things to do, you’ll love Aussie life!
12. Make Australia Home
If you love Australia as much as we know you will, Australia’s low unemployment rates mean you’ll have a good chance of finding a job there once you’ve finished your studies.
Regardless of where you plan to look for a job, choosing Australia for your international study experience is an ‘ace’ (excellent) decision. You’ll have a great time meeting friends, traveling and experiencing life in an English-speaking country. Trust us, it’ll be the best time of your life and it’s just another bonus if you find yourself with a top-notch qualification from a world-class university!
To learn more information about studying in Australia, get in touch with the Australian Multicultural Education Centre (AMEC).
Since 2005, we’ve helped more than 25,000 overseas students from over 30 countries around the world to make their Aussie dreams a reality. Our professional team is ready to help you so talk to us today or download our 2016 AMEC Information Booklet.
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