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Australia Overview

Australia is considered as a global leader in education and known as the 3rd most popular international student destination in the world, only behind the UK and the US.  Its rich culture and history are founded on its Aboriginal heritage and current blend of vibrant cultures, which is one of the many reasons why students from around the world choose to pursue their studies there.

Why Study In Australia 

            "Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education"

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.Here are some key reasons why you should choose Australia as your study destination 

Global Recognition 
Qualification received are recognized and sought after around the world. The Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) allows students to easily move through the education system here nd provides an easy way for countries around the world to recognize your qualification, and issue the comparable qualifications for local use.

Quality Assurance 
For over 20 years Australia has led the world in putting in place systems and processes to ensure that international students receive the high quality education they expect. These measures include:

International scholarships

Aside from these, the country and its government also make investments into international education. For example, there is more than $200,000,000 invested by the government annually for international scholarships.


Work
Students visiting the country are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while they are studying in Australia. This is a great opportunity for students who want to earn money to help with living expenses during their stay, and for students who want to gain work experience in their field of interest while they study.

Living in Australia 
Australia is recognized as a great place to live, as is considered to be the fourth happiest country in the world.A survey in 2012 even revealed that 88% of international student respondents are satisfied or very satisfied with living in Australia.  It is a land of diversity and culture. Living in a different country can be very different and your lifestyle will undoubtedly change. To help you adapt to Australia, we have compiled this resource detailing what life in Australia is like:

Climate and weather 
The climate in Australia varies widely depending on the area, as Australia consists of a variety of environments: from beaches to deserts to grazing lands to coral reefs. For international students from Europe and North America, the climate in Australia may  take some time getting used to, as the Australian seasons are opposite to those in Europe and North America.
People and culture 
Australia is an extremely culturally diverse country. It is varied in its religion, language, history, and art. International students who study in Australia will find themselves studying in a fascinating and diverse environment. 

Accomodation 
One of the first things international students will have to determine when preparing to study in Australia is where to live. The majority of Australian students live off-campus, through homestay programs, hostels, or rental properties. However, some Australian universities provide their students with housing options, which allow international students to socialize with Australian students during their studies. 

Cost of living
The cost of living in Australia is actually excellent, especially when compared to their counterparts in the United Kingdom and Britain. Some of the areas where some of the most popular universities are located have relatively low costs of living. 

Australia is an extremely large country, making transportation very important. The public transportation system is very efficient, and international students should always be able to get to where they need to go, whether by bus, train, bike, or plane.

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