Why study in Australia?
They say Australia is the land of plenty and it’s hard to argue with this.
Studying and living in Australia is an experience like no other. Think beautiful beaches, sunshine for days, vibrant, bustling metropolitan cities, great shopping and cafe culture, stunning natural landmarks, lots of cute wildlife, and a high-quality education system recognised around the world.
Home to three of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, it’s easy to see why so many international students flock to Australia each year to study.
In 2016, more than 440,000 international students were studying and living in Australia.
Australia boasts more than 1,000 universities, training colleges, English language institutes and schools, offering international students some 25,000 courses! There’s a course to suit everyone and the quality of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector is recognised around the world.
Australia also benefits from a strong economy and low unemployment, which means there are lots of great job opportunities available for students wanting to live and work here.
Fun facts about Australia
- Did you know there’s a bright pink lake in Western Australia? Better yet, you can swim in it!
- There are more than 10,000 beaches in Australia.
- Australia is the sixth biggest country in the world in terms of land area.
- Australians use a lot of slang - “no worries” means “not a problem/it’s fine”, “arvo” means “afternoon” and “G’day” is “Hello”.
- Australia is a vibrant, multicultural society. English is the national language, but there are over 300 languages spoken here, including Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese and Greek and over 100 Indigenous languages.
- Aboriginal people in Australia are the custodians of one of the oldest continuous living cultures in the world. Archaeological evidence suggests that Australia has been continuously inhabited for more than 60,000 years. And, one in ten Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people speak an Australian Indigenous language at home.
- Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef, often listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.
- Australia is the world’s third most popular destination for international students.
- We love ‘big landmarks’ – there are close to 150 “big things” in Australia, such as the: Big Banana, Big Ram, Big Prawn and the Big Platypus.
- Australia was recently ranked as one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world. You can’t argue with that!
- Australia has some unique wildlife not found anywhere else in the world, including Kangaroos, Koalas, Platypus and Echidnas.