Aside from being an attractive tourist destination, Australia is also a great choice for pursuing higher education. If you are thinking twice about studying in Australia, here are seven reasons that might help convince you:
Amazing university rankings
Seven Australian universities belong to the top 100 universities in the world. These are the rankings for 2018:
- The Australian National University (#20)
- The University of Melbourne (#41)
- The University of New South Wales / UNSW Sydney (#45)
- The university of Queensland (#47)
- The University of Sydney (#50)
- Monash University (#60)
- The University of Western Australia (#93)
Best Student Cities
Australia has seven out of 100 Best Student Cities in the world in 2017, six of which are the capital cities of Australia’s seven regions. The Best Student Cities are chosen based student diversity, cost-effectiveness, career offerings, ranking of the colleges in Australia and quality of life.
Melbourne ranks 3rd in Best Student Cities in the world
The cultural capital of Australia has seven of its universities featured in the QS World University Rankings in 2018, making it a great destination for international students who want options on which university to go to.
Sydney ranks 9th in Best Student Cities in the world
Sydney has a diverse student community, and has a large Chinese student community. One in four students from Sydney University are actually Chinese or of Chinese descent. The five of the financial hub’s universities belong to the QS World University Rankings in 2018.
Brisbane ranks 21st Best Student City
Students praised this city’s laid-back vibe and friendly community. All three major universities in the city have been featured in the QS World University Rankings.
Canberra comes in at 22nd
The capital of Australia houses the number one university in the country – the Australian National University (ANU). Having a safe and welcoming environment attracts students to this city. Two of its universities are part of the QS World University Rankings.
Perth is ranked at 39
Being one of the most desirable cities to live in globally, it is also an attractive city for international students. With a nice climate and just a stone’s throw away from beautiful beaches, it is of small wonder why there are more students than lifelong residents in the area. Three of Perth’s universities are mentioned in the QS World University Rankings.
Adelaide ranks 41st Best Student City
Having high quality of life mixed with a diverse student population makes it an appealing city to study in. Three of Adelaide’s universities are part of the top 600 of the QS World University Rankings.
Gold Coast is hailed as 87th of the Best Student Cities
The second city from Queensland to be part of this top list, Gold Coast has over 50 kilometers of beach coast, which is one of the reasons students absolutely adore this city. 21% of students in its universities are of foreign nationalities. Three of the universities in the Gold Coast also figure in the QS World University Rankings.
High international students population
Australia is the third most popular country for international studies. It hosts around 7% of the total population of international students around the world, following United States and United Kingdom, which ranks first and second respectively.
The Land Down Under’s education system has 1,100 institutions that offer 22,000 courses. With this many course offerings, it is highly likely that you’ll find the course that suits your interests. Whether you are looking to study agriculture, medicine, natural sciences, mathematic, physics or more, you can find the course offering that suits you in Australia.
Nobel prize achievers
As of today, fifteen of Australia’s graduates have gone on to become Nobel Peace Prize recipients.
Source of innovation
Australian universities pride itself in being innovators. Several modern-day discoveries and successes are being utilized today. From medicine to modern technology, Australia has contributed greatly. These include penicillin, ultrasound, in-vitro-fertilization, cervical cancer vaccine, WiFi, the bionic ear, and the black box used by planes.
High population of Chinese students
Currently, there are more than 166,000 Chinese students studying in Australia, accounting for 43.3% of the total international student population. Last year alone, 24.5% of student visas issued by the Department of Home Affairs were given to Chinese people, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. This means you won't have to worry about culture shock as you have a large Chinese community to help you through.
Clearly, these reasons prove that Australia is an attractive education destination for Chinese students. Read our section on Studying in Australia for more information on the steps to getting educated in the best universities in Australia.