Why do international students choose to study in Australia?
Small but mighty
Despite its large land size, Australia has a small population of less than 25 million people – but this doesn’t mean that the country and its population aren’t achieving great things. Australia has produced 15 Nobel Prize laureates and is responsible for innovations that more than one billion people are reliant on each day. Seven of its institutions are recognised by QS as being in the top 100 Best Universities worldwide.
Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world. According to the Australian Government, more than 2.5 million international alumni are now working around the world and more than 600,000 international students are currently completing their qualifications.
According to QS, six of the 50 best student cities in the world are Australian cities, including Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Australia’s cities are also consistently recognised as having some of the best living conditions in the world.
Australia has a large land mass and, for this reason, a varied climate and landscape. Beautiful beaches line its coast, and deserts and forests fill its interior. With great weather year round, students are able to take advantage of this, along with the many cultural and sporting events and festivals on offer across the country.
Meet the locals
Australians are known for being incredibly welcoming and friendly – and this isn’t just the people! Australia is also home to some of the world’s most unique flora and fauna.