When it comes to finding the best place to study abroad, Australia is often at the top of the list. There are many reasons for this – from the world-class universities and educational institutions, to the incredible natural beauty and diverse culture. If you’re on the fence about studying in Australia, the following information might sway your decision!

5 Reasons

to study in Australia

1. Top universities

Australian universities are ranked among the best in the world. In 2020, five Australian institutions made it into the Top 50 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which puts them on par with countries like UK or US – but what makes them so great? There’s no one answer! From high research standards to excellent teaching practices and diverse communities of students, Australian universities offer a world-class education that will set you up for success in your future career.

2. Student VISAS are easy to obtain

Australia really makes it easy when it comes to studying abroad. To apply for an Australian student visa (Subclass 500) you will need to have been accepted into an eligible course at an Australian university or other educational institution. You will also need to prove that you have enough money to support yourself during your studies and that you have adequate health insurance. Once you have all of the required documents, the application process is quick and easy.

3. Natural beauty

Australia is home to some of the most incredible natural scenery in the world. From the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest coral reef system – to the eerie and beautiful Uluru, there is so much to explore. And let’s not forget about the beaches! Australia has over 12,000 beaches, so you’re sure to find one that suits your taste.

4. High quality of life

Australia is a great place to live, with friendly people and fantastic weather. The country has a strong economy, low levels of crime and high levels of job and political stability. This creates a safe and comfortable living environment that is perfect for students.

5. Wide range of majors

No matter what you want to study, Australia has a university that offers the perfect program for you. Australian universities offer a wide range of majors (fields of study in which you specialise). In fact, according to, there are over 22.000 courses to choose from at Australian universities, so you’re sure to find something that interests you.

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FUN FACTS about Australia

Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.

The greatest barrier reef is the largest ecosystem in the world.

80% of all animals are unique to Australia.

Kangaroos only exist in Australia.

An Australian election TV debate was rescheduled to avoid conflicting with the season finale of Masterchef.

Things you should know before studying in Australia

1. The weather is extreme

In Australia, the seasons are reversed. That’s right – in the Australian winter, it’s actually summer in Europe! Also, beware that the seasons can be extreme. In the Australian summer, temperatures can reach 40°C (104°F) or higher, and in winter it can be cool enough for snow in some parts of the country. So make sure you pack your sunscreen and your warm clothes!

2. The grading system is different

Most Australian Universities use the HD grading system, which goes from 0-100. Here’s a quick guide to what each grade means:

– 70-100: HD (High Distinction)
– 60-69: D (Distinction)
– 50-59: C (Credit)
– 40-49: P (Pass)
– 0-39: N

So don’t panic if you get a “D”. It’s actually pretty good!

3. Sydney and Melbourne are expensive

Australia’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, are also its most expensive. If you’re studying in either of these cities, be prepared to budget carefully. Rent and food can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to save money (like cooking at home or getting a part-time job).

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