If you are looking to further your education, undertake a world class degree or fast track your career, Australia offers a range of opportunities. Whether you choose to undertake an MBA, engineering degree, humanities or an English language course, Australia is difficult to beat in terms of standard of living, academic excellence, and support for international students.
It is the third most popular destination for international students with Australian universities providing a host of courses to pick from. You can choose from 22,000 courses available in 1,100 schools and universities. Students graduating from Australian Universities are sought after by employers all over the world due to its globally recognised degrees and the quality of education.
Quality of life
The quality of life in Australia ranks at number four in the world. With sophisticated infrastructure, world-leading healthcare services, a dynamic range of public transport, numerous student services, and a comparatively affordable cost of living, Australia is a haven for those looking to study internationally.
The country boasts five of the world’s 30 best cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane) for students in terms of quality of life, employment opportunities, cost of living, and student community.
The Australian Government also offers many incentives for those looking to study overseas in its country, including some $200 million worth of scholarships, job visas in multiple fields, numerous research opportunities, and the possibility of gaining permanent residency status after you graduate.
Australia is home to some of the world’s leading universities. Australia has a national regulatory and quality agency for higher education called – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). It was established by the Australian Government to monitor quality, and regulate university and non-university higher education providers against a set of standards developed by the independent Higher Education Standards Panel.
In addition, the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) law protects:
- the wellbeing of all international students.
- the quality of students’ education experience.
- the provision of up-to-date and accurate information.
Post-study work opportunities
Many international students have the opportunity to spend more time in Australia following the completion of their studies. While studying, you can work up to 20 hours a week to meet your daily expenses and gain some work experience.
The temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) allows you to remain in Australia to live, study or work after you have finished your studies. The visa has two streams: Graduate Work stream and Post-Study Work stream. The length of your stay will depend on which stream you apply for.