The choice of destination to study abroad is not always easy. That’s why the editors have put together 10 top reasons to study in Australia here. Australia is one of the most popular destinations and offers students around the world very high quality of education at affordable and competitive prices. Studying in Australia gives students an unparalleled experience, international recognition and the chance to experience a beautiful country as well as a unique culture and lifestyle.
- Reputation of Australian universities
Out of 43 Australian universities, 8 are in the Global top 200 Universities. Nationally, the Group of 8 is made up of Australia’s 8 most prestigious universities. The oldest and largest universities in the country tend to invest the most in research and innovation. Go to CatEight.com, you can find all the Australian Universities in one click and view the details of each one.
- Quality and diversity of Australian programs
Of course, the courses clearly reflect the quality of the universities! Thus, many accreditations have been awarded to different faculties, programs and schools. Among these accreditations you will find the AACSB, Equis, AMBA for business schools, and business programs. In fact, several universities, such as Monash University, have the coveted triple accreditation!
When it comes to fields of study, Australia offers a wide variety of programs at all levels. Whether you are interested in business, engineering, science or the arts, Australia will please you! The courses following the Anglo-Saxon model, you will have a few hours of lessons and more personal or group work than in France. In addition, Australia is very practical. Thus, your theoretical courses are very often illustrated by practical cases, outings, etc. in order to prepare you for the professional world or for the pursuit of your studies.
- Recognition of Australian diplomas
Since 2009, French diplomas have been recognized in Australia and vice versa. This allows students with a French diploma to be able to continue their studies in Australia without falling behind. In recent years, Australian establishments have also recognized certain BTS and DUTs. This means that it is possible to obtain your license in Australia in just one year after your bac + 2!
- Flexibility of the Australian education system
One of the great advantages of Australia’s academic system is its flexibility. Concretely, this means that even if you have started your studies in a particular sector, you will always have the possibility of changing fields without wasting time. If, for example, you did a bachelor’s degree in business, you can do a master’s degree in design or land use planning if you wish.
- Australian campuses
Australian university campuses are generally very large and have all kinds of services. The campus is a real city in itself, everything is done for the comfort of the student during his school days. You will find all kinds of facilities there, restaurants, bars, banks, doctors, gyms, swimming pools… In addition, Australian students are very active when it comes to activities outside of class. You will have the possibility to register in many clubs, and to participate in events of all kinds.
- Learn English in Australia
This is one of the main reasons international students decide to study in Australia. Your studies in the land of kangaroos will allow you to improve your English, which is a significant point for your CV today!
Since Australia is one of the favorite destinations for international students, you will have the opportunity to interact with people of all nationalities. This will further enrich your experience abroad, and force you to practice your English in non-academic situations.
- Culture and biodiversity in Australia
Another reason why students decide to go to Australia is, of course, to discover a new culture and to be able to visit this country, which is 14 times the size of France. With breathtaking landscapes, very dynamic and modern cities, and one of the richest biodiversity in the world, many adventures and trips await you!
- Possibility of working in Australia
One of the big advantages of Australia is being able to work while studying. In fact, the Student Visa Australia allows you to work 40 hours over a period of two weeks (ie 20 hours maximum per week) and full-time during school holidays. This will save you around €14 per hour, and can therefore cover the majority of your living costs on site. It is also a good way to practice your English in a professional environment.
- Post study work visa in Australia
After two years of higher education in Australia, you will be able to apply for the Post Study Work Visa which allows you to work for up to four years in the territory. A great prospect if you want to stay after graduation!
- Study in Australia: a real plus for your CV
Studying in Australia shows recruiters your ability to adapt to international environments, your openness and your ability to deal with a new culture. In addition, the teaching in Australia is known to be of very good quality, and you will come back with a top level English level. One thing is therefore certain, your experience in Australia will be a real asset in the eyes of employers!
There you have it, now you just have to choose the city and the Australian university that suits your project!