Australia is one of the best destinations for international students according to stats from the last 5 years. Currently the third most attractive country for international students just behind the US, and Canada.
Every year, more than 5 million students come to developed countries for studies and in 2018 alone, Australia welcomed more than 800,000 international students in their Universities and Colleges.
In addition, the country has the best acceptance rate, and currently has the highest number of students in the world per head of population.
The probably some things you didn’t know about studying in Australia, one of the biggest countries in the world.
Things You Did Not Know About Studying In Australia.
- Australia Is the worlds’ driest country, and because it is located in the Eastern-most part of the earth it has a different time-zone compared to other countries.
- Australia has the best acceptance rate and it is currently the best destination for international students.
- Australia requires you to have a student visa to be eligible to study here just like other developed countries in the world. So, if you are going to stay in Australia for more than 3 months you need a visa. To qualify for a visa, you must meet the requirements such as; Language Proficiency requirements, A Medical test, Financial requirement, and Letter of acceptance and so on.
- The tuition fee in Australia is very expensive, but then it will be worth your while because schools in Australia are among the best in the world, and their certificates are recognized worldwide. Tuition for a Bachelor’s degree in Australia will cost you at least $23,000 AUS, a Master’s degree will cost you at least $15,000 AUS, and a Doctorate degree will cost you at least $11,000.
- You can take up jobs while you study in Australia because Australia has a work-study option for international students which means you can up to $720 AUS per month or $19 – $20 AUS per hour which is the minimum wage in Australia.
- Many of the Universities in Australia are located in the Eastern part of the country comprising of Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and many others located in Queens Land and South Wales.
- Australia has some of the best wildlife in the world.
- There are available scholarships for international students in Australia, partial and fully-funded scholarships included. International students who are eligible can apply for any of these scholarships:
The scholarships are:
- Australia Award
- University of Sydney International research scholarship.
- Macquarie University International Scholarship
- Adelaide International scholarship.
So there you have it, these are some of the points you should have in mind when you decide to study in Australia. Also, you should apply early enough for admission. Although Australia has two sections that international students can start their studies (March-June and July-September), it is often preferred if you apply in December.