As we all know Australia is a proud education destination and a home to world-class institutions, campuses and academics. A multicultural and diverse study environment attracts students from all over the world. Australia is also one of the best and safe place to live. It is a very safe country compared with almost anywhere in the world. Political unrest is limited in Australia, crime rates are low and strict gun control laws provide a safe environment.
Australian education offers a diverse range of studies for international students, with more than over 22,000 courses and 1,100 institutions to choose from. Australia now has around 630,000 international students from over 140 countries around the world. Students are enrolled in a wide range of disciplines at every level of education from Certificate level III to PhD, including short-term English language courses.
Australian universities are known for their excellence in teaching and research. They offer over 10,000 courses, including professional degrees, double degrees and postgraduate programs As an international student in a study visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered with the CRICOS. CRICOS registration guarantees that the course & the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students. So no matter what course you want to study for, how long or where, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality & rewarding study experience.
With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.
The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.
The quality of education is important, but another significant aspect of choosing a location or university is student life. Australia, in fact, houses six of the forty best student cities in the world. A survey in 2012 even revealed that 88% of international student respondents are satisfied or very satisfied with living in Australia. This is not surprising, as Australia is considered to be the fourth happiest country in the world.
These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, we’re making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.
With these positive features of studying in Australia, it is no wonder that it is the 3rd most popular international student destination in the world, only behind the UK and the US.
Why wouldn’t you want to study with some of the best minds in the world?
Jobs usually in Australia are dependent on your permanent residency status(PR).If you manage to get PR, it is really easy for you to get job in Australia and getting PR in these countries are not as difficult as getting Green Card in US.
Once you get a permanent residency, you have full right to live in Australia .So let us consider an example that you lose your job at certain stage in your life, still you can stay in the country to look for other job and in the meantime survive on the basis of your savings or part time job somewhere. However, in US most of the jobs are based on H1B visa which is granted by an organization’s consent so if you lose the job, you may have to leave the country or keep looking for other company to provide you H1B visa which is a very tough situation.
I think that competition in terms of jobs in not as fierce in countries like Australia as compared to US because US is a free economy so people from all the background, ethnicity and countries comes here and work here and I have seen so many people getting job in US on the basis of their experience through service based companies like Infosys, Wipro etc. and they never felt the need to invest so much of money on higher studies (such people increase competition for people who gained higher education and got jobs). However, Australia have straight rules that unless you don’t have a PR or Citizenship 90% of companies don’t hire you at all.
Economies of Australia at this point of time is doing better than US. Economy has a great role in you landing up high paying jobs and doing better in life further.
US is technology hub where you have so many jobs, educational institutes etc. so it is a great idea to do a homework on the what is skill gap of profession you wish to pursue education. Some skills are in High demand in US where others are not. We don’t know how it works in US but in Australia it pretty much stated in MODL list on the immigration website. Please check that before deciding to go for a course in a university.
Well one of the distinguishing fact of getting educated in place like Australia is you can be eligible for more jobs globally. Like my chances for getting job in India, US and Australia are more if we do a degree from Australia then from US, The reasoning is simple, you can get job in US on the basis of degree in Australia or in India but getting job in Australia on the basis of even talent and degree from US is not that great because these countries have straight rule of having PR or citizenship condition on getting jobs.
The Group of 8 is a group of top Australian Universities that are unparalleled in research and delivering comprehensive education. However, given the diversity of courses to choose from, there are a range of other institutions too that may be appealing and suitable for your profile and interests. This has become evident over recent years through the discoveries and innovations that have emerged out of Australia including Wi-Fi, Ultrasound Technologies and Bionic Ear.
A good Australian university has a comparative advantage in the following areas of study: Arts and Humanities, Clinical and Digital Health Services, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.