Australia is an increasingly popular study destination with international students from across the globe. For many students, Australia may represent a better study destination than other popular alternatives like the UK and the US. Read on to find out why…
Apart from being a great place to get a first-rate education, Australia is also a fantastic place to live. It provides a welcoming and multicultural society with a population that originates from around 200 countries. Australian people have a reputation for being amongst the friendliest in the world, and Australian cities are safe and clean, with low crime rates.
The lifestyle and quality of living in Australia is among the best in the world. Several of Australia’s capital cities regularly rank among the world’s ‘most liveable’ cities. In 2014, the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Survey found that four Australian cities ranked in the world's top ten most liveable cities. Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth ranked first, fifth, seventh and ninth respectively, a feat not achieved by any US or UK city.
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.
Australia's strong economy and low unemployment rates mean international students who wish to work have no problems finding a job. Read Working in Australia for more information.