Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million. This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universities 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, and Physics.
Given this impressive education pedigree, it’s not surprising there are now more than 2.5 million former international students who have gone on to make a difference after studying in Australia. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. In fact, Australia has produced 15 Nobel Prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations
By studying in Australia, you will receive a qualification that’s recognized and sought after around the world.
For over 20 years Australia has led the world in putting in place systems and processes to ensure that international students receive the high quality education they expect.
International students rate Australia highly
In 2012, the Australian Government, in collaboration with peak education bodies and state/territory government education departments, conducted a survey of current international students to obtain information about their living and learning experience in Australia. The key findings of the survey included:
- 87% of international student respondents are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their overall experience in Australia.
- 86% of international student respondents are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their study experience in Australia.
- 88% of international student respondents are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with living in Australia.
Your learning environment
By choosing to study in Australia, you will join hundreds of thousands of students from Australian and all over the world who are discovering new friends and opportunities in this beautiful country. You will work closely with classmates, researchers, instructors, and other faculty. And in many cases you can gain practical and hands-on training in the industry in which you are studying. This combination of teamwork, shared learning, and industry focus will provide you with a leading edge for your further studies and career.