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Australia, aka Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth largest country in the world, in terms of total area. With the world's 12th largest economy, it is also one of the wealthiest countries offering a good quality of life.
The Land Down Under
From architectural wonders such as the Australian icon and artistic monument - Sydney Opera House, to one of the world's seven natural wonders- the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef stretching to more than 1,600 miles, Australia has everything one could ever dream of.
As A Student Destination
Australia is a world-leading student destination and international students numbers are expected to increase after the Australian Government's recent lowering of visa assessment levels for 38 countries worldwide, inclusive of India. 9.2% of Australia's student population is seen to be coming from India. The new rules of the streamlined visa process require students to show less documentation and less of financial support much to the advantage of the students.
The Top Five
Here's a look at top five Australian universities as per QS World University rankings 2013:
Australian universities offer international students a range of learning options- associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, and PhD degrees. Of the total international student population, almost 40% is seen to be enrolled for higher education programs and nearly 18% for English language programs.
Academic programs are offered across the country in the areas of business, humanities, engineering, tourism, medicine, and many more.
Education in Australia, contrary to popular belief is very much affordable. In general, a bachelor's degree could cost as less as AUD 10,000, vocational programs could cost around AUD 5,000 and PhD degrees nearly AUD 18,000.To add to this, numerous scholarship opportunities are available for students from the Australian Government and private schools.
Be it interest in nature, technology, art, culture, adventure, food, wine or world-class academia, Australia definitely has something for everyone and is a country of endless opportunities. Some more of Australia's popular tourist attractions that you could choose to explore include the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fraser Island, Gold Coast, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Ocean Road, Kakadu National Park, the vast outback, ancient forests, unique wildlife and pristine marine environments. These are just a few facts and stats that touch on the appeal of Australia as a country. Have a look at some of our course listings and decide for yourself if Australia is the right destination for your higher education.
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