Study in Australia
A country built by migrants and ready to welcome you with open arms, Australia is one of the most popular, unique, and multicultural study abroad destinations, making it easy for international students to fit in.
The people of Australia are known for being friendly and welcoming, allowing you to feel the typical laid-back atmosphere from anywhere in the country.
Adding to Australia’s charm is the unique and diverse natural environment, providing you red deserts on one side and rainforests on the other.
Australia is home to several top-ranked universities which are hosted in some of the best student cities worldwide. If all this sounds tempting enough to you, get ready to embark on a life-changing study abroad experience in Australia!
Why Study in Australia?
After the U.K. and the U.S., Australia is the 3rd most popular study destination in the world for international students. Australia has several top-ranked universities; and since their higher education is based on the British model, you can rest assured that you’ll receive world-class training in your chosen study field. Additionally, universities feature some of the most cutting-edge student facilities and all of them collaborate with well-known research centres around the country and around the world.
In Australia, you can find a highly cosmopolitan environment in universities and throughout all major cities. You may be more intrigued to find that, since everything is international in Australia, there is also a global influence on the cuisine and restaurants.
What to study in Australia
No matter what you decide to study, you will surely find your ideal degree in an Australian university. In Australia, you can specialise in subject areas from Natural Sciences and Engineering, to Social and Medical Sciences.
Here are some of the most popular study options in Australia
Major cities in Australia
Australia has around 30 student cities and they all provide students incredible leisure time. Australia is the perfect spot for outdoor activities - surfing, snorkelling, hiking, or biking. If you’re interested in discovering Australia’s heritage and culture, you have plenty of museums and art centres you can visit.
Check out some of these cities and learn more about what it is like to study there:
Which universities to attend in Australia
Australia is home to over 41 universities, most of which are public institutions. Many Australian branches of Many Australian universities also have satellite campuses located overseas. In Australia, you can pursue the following types of degrees:
- Undergraduate (Bachelor’s degrees)
- Research Master’s – requires a final thesis that consists of at least 2/3 research; entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) or Master’s preliminary year, a research-based graduate diploma or equivalent research experience.
- Professional Master’s – entry requirement is based on a relevant qualification and professional experience, or extensive relevant professional experience.
- TAFE certificates (vocational training and education) – set up for students who plan to prepare for highly skilled jobs in business, or as an alternative pathway into university degree studies.
Examples of top universities in AustraliaCharles Sturt University Study Centres;The University of Western Australia.
How to apply to universities in Australia
You have two methods for applying to a university in Australia:
1.You can apply online, directly for the university study programme, by downloading the application form and submitting all required documents.
If your application is successful, you will receive a ‘Letter of Offer’. To confirm your application, you must reply to this letter by signing and sending an acceptance of the offer.
2. You can also apply on a special website dedicated to higher education studies in Australia. Each programme has an application section where you can find all the requirements for applying.
Make sure you qualify for an Australian university
Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programme. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice.
Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Australia, you will sometimes need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
There are over 60,000 English-taught programmes in Australia.
Universities in Australia will want to see proof that you have good English-language skills, so that you can easily succeed in their courses. All Australian universities accept these official English exams:
What is it like to study in Australia
Australian universities have a long history of welcoming international students and helping them adjust to a new university system. Universities help students arrange accommodation, organise special student orientation weeks, and provide several other student services throughout the year.
University education in Australia is mostly focused using problem-based learning, helping you become an independent learner.
Successful completing a course usually depends on whether you pass a mid or final exam. University classes are usually flexible and you can mostly choose how much effort to put in and how to approach learning.