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Advantages of Studying in Australia for International Students

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Studying abroad is the biggest decision in anyone's life considering the fact that you have to leave your family, home, and the ones who are close to your heart. Outside of studying there are a lot of challenges you need to face in terms of your thoughts, new people, understanding global perspectives, and several alienating aspects. But, what if I say the advantages of studying in Australia is helping students to develop interpersonal skills, problem-solving, leadership, and humanity to grow as an individual. However, the country's multicultural acceptance, welcoming nature, world-class education, and high jumping opportunities are some of the attractive factors for international students. 

Australia has some of the world's most popular universities which offer the best education and research facilities, which encourages students to think, create and innovate for the new world. Australia houses 6 universities which are among the world's top universities list, also it has 43 universities in total that offer internationally recognized degrees for students to pursue. Being in your home country may limit yourself with a limited perspective about people but the advantages of studying abroad open doors to new cultures and improve linguistic abilities to teach your life skills that are necessary for life.

Benefits of Studying in Australia

Student life in Australia is considered one of the most positive factors among international students because it has arguably the best infrastructure for research and technology studies. Other than the educational advantages of studying in Australia, there are other advantages like stepping out of your comfort area and exploring something greater than before, culinary offerings, interesting Halloween parties, public gatherings, and festivals. Australia has the world's most number of beaches - numbering 12,000 beaches across its 37,282-mile. Australia brings in good quality of life, affordable living costs, and a whole lot of adventures in the walk of your life.

In discussing the benefits of studying in Australia we have to discuss some main factors in detail to understand the depth of Australian benefits. Let's see the attractive factors of abroad education:

The Growing Popularity Of International Students

Australia attracts most of the students to its magnificent education system. Over the years the popularity of Australia has increased changing the focus from other countries and bringing limelight to the Australian universities because of the gradual depreciation of the currency value and more restrictions and regulations in Visa policies. This makes it easier for students to choose Australia - as it is a friendly country for international students.

The Australian government announced various scholarships and financial aid for students & research aspirants from other countries and has encouraged them to bring positive change to the country. Unlike the old times, people started to explore other locations like Gold coast, Perth, Adelaide, and northern territory, whereas for their education most of the parents outside of Australia prefer studying in Australia as their primary choice.

Quality of Life in Australia

Among the best global cities - Melbournes holds third place for the best standard of living and quality of life. Australia is significantly great in terms of quality education, cost of living, and best healthcare facilities adding its cities into the top 50 list of best cities like Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, and Perth.

This is decided on the basis of life quality, affordable expenses taken from the students' community worldwide. According to QS Best student cities, Melbourne has scored well on the student mix index as the world's best city. Student mix is talking about the tolerance and inclusiveness of all diverse student communities, which is there in Australian major cities accepting people from all cultures, lifestyles, and identities. Student life in Australia has considerably improved over the years and is now one of the best lifestyles to add to international student life in Australia. Below here you will find the index score for safety, health care, pollution, climate, and the overall quality of life index score provided by World Population Review.

Country 

Quality of Life Index 

Safety Index 

Healthcare Index 

Pollution Index 

Climate Index 

Denmark

192.53

73.91

80.17

21.52

81.8

Switzerland

190.92

78.42

73.1

21.89

80.05

Finland

186.4

74.47

75.96

11.79

59.21

Australia

185.03

58.33

77.81

23.22

94.2

Netherlands

184.18

72.85

78.68

26.11

87.53

Austria

181.68

75.57

78.56

21.65

78.22

Iceland

180.74

76.3

65.61

16.2

68.81

New Zealand

178.22

57.81

73.82

23.52

95.46

Germany

177.25

64.86

73.35

29.28

83.13

High-Quality Education

When it comes to high-quality education - Australia stands strong on its feet having world-class education amenities, qualified academics, the best campus life, and a wide range of employment prospects. Australian universities provide best-in-class research facilities and module training methodologies making it one of the best choices among international students. The finely made curriculum delivers learning outcomes like critical thinking, Linguistic ability, Creative thinking, Problem-solving, Analytical thinking, Ethical learning and so much more.

Year Wise Student Enrollment Progress in Australia

Sector 2018 2019 20202021
Higher Education 3,78,617 4,12,086 3,89,8143,42,656

Graph. International Student Data 2021 - Department of Education, Skills, and Employment international student enrolment data

Australian curriculum has 22,000 courses offered by 1100 educational institutions and is home to the top student cities in the world i.e. Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane. As per the Australian Qualifications framework, the education achievements of different level of graduation after you high schooling is given below here:

Australian Qualification Framework

Certification

Diploma

Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Master Degree

Doctoral Degree

Top Ranking Universities

Top ranking universities are evaluated based on various aspects like campus facilities, education performance, student life and etc., According to US News & World report - universities' ranks are based on the institutions' research facilities and their ratings by members of the community of academics, who are in and around Australia.

Here is the list of the best universities in Australia with the best global research reputation, regional research reputation, more number of publications, books published, conferences being made, Normalized citation impact, Internal collaboration, and more important elements are considered.

List of Universities in Australia for International Students

University Name

State

Global Score

University of Sydney

Sydney

79

University of Queensland Australia

Brisbane

76.9

Monash University

Clayton

75

University of New South Wales

Kensington

74.9

Australian National University

Canberra

73.9

University of Adelaide

Adelaide

72.8

University of Western Australia

Crawley

71.9

University of Technology Sydney

Ultimo

65.3

Curtin University

Bentley

64.2

Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane

62.6

University of Wollongong

Wollongong

61.8

Griffith University

Nathan

61.7

Macquarie University

North Ryde

61.7

Deakin University

Burwood

60.6

University of Newcastle

Callaghan

60

Western Sydney University

Penrith

59.2

RMIT University

Melbourne

58.8

James Cook University

Townsville City

58.5

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn

57.9

University of Tasmania

Hobart

57.4

University of South Australia

Adelaide

54.9

La Trobe University

Melbourne

54.8

Flinders University

Bedford Park

52.9

Victoria University

Footscray

49

Post-Study Work Opportunities

Australia has created more initiatives that create more job opportunities for international students as well. The Australian government grants 2+ years of post-study work permits for international students after completing their studies. The visa has three different forms for students with different educational backgrounds and importance and the following are explained below:

1. Temporary Graduate Visa - Post-study Workstream

This visa is sanctioned for students who recently graduated from an Australian university and will be required to apply within 6 months of their course completion. Students may get a visa allocation for 2 to 4 years of period to stay back in Australia depending upon their qualification.

2. Temporary Graduate Visa - Graduate Workstream

This visa is granted for students who have recently graduated with technical skills, and job-oriented skills till the project completion time. The duration could be of more than 18 months and students can apply for this visa within the 6 months from the period of course completion.

3. Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa

This category is for students who are having engineering graduation from a selected institution within 2 years. They will get a grant of 1.5+ years or more depending upon the requirement.

VISA TYPE

Details

Duration

Age Requirement

Dependents

Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) - Post-study workstream

Bachelors, masters, doctorate or above having the minimum duration of 2 years of academic duration but not lesser than 16 months.

2 to 4 years

Less than 50 years

Allowed

Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) - Graduate workstream

Skills/qualifications required as per the skilled occupation list

Up to 18 months

Less than 50 years

Allowed

Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (subclass 476)

Engineering qualification - Bachelors or masters from a specified institution/university within 2 years.

Up to 18 months

Allowed

Temporary graduate visas also change according to the purpose of stay and skills levels.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Australian government, Non-profit organizations, and more educational institutions support international students with multiple scholarship schemes, financial aid, and bursaries. Students' tuition fees will be considerably less when they are availing themselves of a scholarship. Just check the different kinds of scholarships available in Australia:

S.No

Scholarships

Details

1

Australia Awards

This is offered by the Department of Foreign affairs (DFAT) to promote education link, Student knowledge, and enduring ties between Australia and their neighbors.

2

Destination Australia

1000 scholarships are being offered each year to support both Australian and international students studying in regional campuses for the certification level IV and above. Funding is up to $15,000 per student/year.

3

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)

This scholarship is offered for the international research students to support scholars and researchers that enhances the country's growth by the department of Education.

4

Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

This Scholarship scheme is to support women in STEM fields who want to achieve in research and technologies. This scholarship applies to both domestic and international students which are offered by APEC economies.

5

Provider Scholarships

This is like the traditional scholarship methods where you can apply for this scheme if you are eligible with higher academic merit scores.

In order to be eligible for the same, you need to have the set of standards and metrics expectations met.

Easy Access to Student Visas

Australia demands a student visa for international students to study in Australian universities. This visa is provided by the Department of Home affairs for anyone outside of Australian land. In order to apply, you must qualify for the following aspects regardless of your country of origin.

The Requirements Checklist is as follows:

  • English Proficiency requirements - Like Language test (LSRW)
  • Proof of Funds & Financial Requirements
  • Genuine Temporary entrant (GTE)
  • Health certification

Ensure to have the respective documents ready then you can fill up for an Australian visa, pay the application fee and attend a one on one interview.

Want to experience a smooth Visa process? AECC Global has an expert team of International education counselors who can navigate you through your entire journey of study abroad process.

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