7 Reasons to Study in Australia
There are a lot of things to consider when you decide to study abroad. There are so many universities and beautiful countries and cultures to discover. Here are some reasons that we believe make Australia the best place to study.
1. Level of Education
Australia has one of the best education systems in the world. According to Quacquarelli Symonds’ ranking of universities, The Australian National University, University of Melbourne, UNSW Sydney, The University of Queensland and The University of Sydney are among the top 50 in the world. These top universities in Australia attract a lot of international students all around the world every year.
Did you know that in 2017 more than 80 000 students went to study in Australia?
If you are wondering which city to choose, know that Melbourne, which was voted the 5th best student city in the world in 2017.
2. Easy to Obtain Student Visa
Compared to other countries, it¡¯s easier to apply for student visa Australia. Of course you must meet certain requirements. You will not escape all this administrative paperwork!
Get your student visa in a few steps:
- Provide Confirmation of enrollment which the educational institution you have applied for sent to you
- Prove that you have enough money to pay for your education, your plane ticket and others.
- Have a certificate of English, like IELTS.
- Provide your passport, ID card and physical check-up result, and your family info
- Buy Overseas Student Health Cover
Once you have collected all these papers, the process of obtaining a visa is done quite quickly in Australia.
3. Beautiful and Charming Scenery
One of the reasons to study in Australia is of course all the incredible landscapes that this wonderful country has! The territory has 5 different climates. Some places like the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef are part of UNESCO World Heritage. During your stay in Australia, you will certainly have time to travel. You can go skiing in the mountains in the Southeast, go on an adventure in the jungle, explore the white beaches and try surfing on the East Coast!
The East Coast stretches for more than 36,000 kilometers and has more than 11,000 beaches. You can¡¯t even visit the entire Australian territory during your stay but do not panic, you will certainly return from your adventure! We advise you to make a list of things you want to do and places to visit to not miss anything.
4. A Good Way to improve English
Going to study in Australia is a great way to improve your English skills. You’ll hear English anytime and anywhere, no matter whether you¡¯re at a supermarket, in a cafe, in a university, on a street or anywhere else.
Therefore, living and studying in Australia is really the best way to learn English because you will be constantly speaking English in your daily life. After 2 or 3 years in Australia, you will be bilingual and will be able to understand the Australian slang, the idiomatic expressions as well as Australian accent. One interesting thing is that locals tend to shorten the pronunciation of words. No other English-speaking country uses so many abbreviations! Your ear will be trained and you will be able to understand any English accent.
5. Discover New Culture
You can say to yourself, “I can meet people anywhere, no need to cross the earth for that! But we promise you, you will not regret having met Australians and shared their culture.
Do not be surprised if people talk to you informally from your first meeting. It’s a totally normal way of speaking in Australia. Your boss or even your doctor will call you by your name. If people do not know your name, they will call you “mate”! Australians are known to be very friendly and warm people. They are generally open-minded and relaxed so it’s very easy to approach them. Almost 30% of the country’s population is foreigners, which greatly influences its culture. You will meet a lot of Europeans from, for example, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and even Croatia. But there is also a large Asian community in Australia. Indeed many Chinese, Filipino and Indian have also immigrated to this continent.
In addition, by studying in Australia you will have the opportunity to discover the indigenous community and their culture and way of life.
Want to eat something typical in Australian? Why not try crocodile or kangaroo during your stay? Yes. This kind of meat is really sold in supermarkets! According to some nutritionists, these meats contain less fat and are healthier than the meats usually consumed.
6. Take Part-time Jobs While Studying
If you want to work during your studies, Australia is right place to study. Thanks to the student visa, you have the right to work up to 20 hours per week. During the school holidays you will even have the opportunity to work full time.
It is very easy to find a part-time job. You can find a part-time job in the same field as your study. If your goal is to make you pocket money by doing a job that does not require special skills, you can apply for a waiter, a promoter or any other jobs .
7.Find Job after Graduation
After graduation, you will most certainly have a better chance of finding a job. If you decide to go back to your homeland, your Australian diploma will be very well seen on your resume. Your future employer will believe that you are able to study and live in an international environment and that you have a good level of English skills which is a great advantage. The skills you will have gained from your stay in Australia will be a real asset in the job market.
If you want to stay in this country after finish your study, you will be able to apply for a “Temporary Graduate Visa”. It will give you the opportunity to get a job related to your courses in Australia for 12 months. Know that in other countries like United States, it is very difficult to get a work permit after graduation.