Why study in Australia?
Why study in Australia?
Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and over 22,000 courses tailored for you.
When you study in Australia, you have the opportunity to pursue an outstanding education from leading institutions. Australia’s extraordinary heritage of innovation means your potential for success is boundless.
Thousands of students from all over the world study in Australia each year. Australia sets the standard for excellence in education internationally.
Australia is a safe, inclusive and supportive study environment, where you will feel welcomed and inspired.
Australians have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming, with an open and informal approach to life, while also showing respect for the rights and freedoms of others. Australia has a very high standard of living, with the quality of education, healthcare, transport, infrastructure and government services all well above international averages.
Benefits of studying in Australia
Australia is known for its diverse and welcoming people – there are so many reasons to consider studying in Australia.
“The Sydney Opera House is one of the most-photographed buildings in the world, known for its unique use of a series of gleaming white sail-shaped shells as its roof structure.”
Typical living and learning costs
Students should be aware that the costs of studying in Australia will depend on your education provider, the level of study you choose and your study location in Australia.
Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation.
Accommodation – Once you have received confirmation of where you will be studying, you should look for accommodation that suits your needs and budget. Student accommodation is usually highly sought after and requires prior planning.
We understands how crucial accommodations are in the students’ study abroad experience. As such, we offer a variety of accommodation options so that students will have the most memorable and enjoyable stays possible (host family, homestay host, executive host family, residences, hostel / hotel, studios, shared apartments,etc.).
Food – The cost of living will also depend on how well you manage food costs. The prices of some of the most elementary items are higher in big cities.
Australia is a melting pot of culture and tradition. Meaning, its cuisine draws upon Indigenous, European and Asian flavours and cooking techniques. First, Australian food has its Indigenous community and natural landscape to thank for meats like fish, emu, kangaroo and wallaby.
Transportation – The cost of public transport is dependent on where in Australia you live and the type of transport you use.
Driving regulations differ from state to state in Australia. In some states, if you hold a temporary visa, you are not required to get an Australian driver licence and or/learner permit as you are allowed to use your current overseas driver licence for the length of your stay.
Other states, however, require permanent visa holders to get an Australian driver licence six months from the date they first entered Australia.
If you want to drive, it is best to consult the traffic authority in your Australian state or territory for further information.
Health – The Australian government requires that all international students obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Insurers can provide a range of different OSHC products, so you’ll want to make sure you sign up for a plan that fits your desired coverage.
“Koalas do not live in rainforests or desert areas. They live in the tall eucalypt forests and low eucalypt woodlands of mainland eastern Australia, and on some islands off the southern and eastern coasts.”
Tuition fees – Australia is one of the most popular destinations for university study but, like the UK and the US, it is also one of the most expensive.
However, regions differ greatly and it is worth exploring all avenues before ruling out the possibility of studying Down Under.
Like many other countries, domestic students will pay far less to study in Australia than international students. The contributions demanded from domestic students are capped and subsidised by the government.
Fees in Australia are generally calculated per unit, rather than per year. Most students will be studying a combination of units from different bands and each unit will fall into a different band and costing – so all students will be paying varying amounts each year.
Money saving tips
“Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation.”
What can I expect from Australia?
From a one week general English course over the summer, English for Business, English & Sport and up to eleven months foundation/pathways courses to help you prepare for higher education, Australia has a huge range of choices to learn English and many other subjects in English too.