Why Study in Australia
When you study in Australia, you have the opportunity to pursue an outstanding education from leading institutions. Australia’s extraordinary heritage of innovation means your potential for success is boundless.
Our universities encourage international students to think big. Every year, students from around the world graduate from our institutions with high-quality qualifications in almost every field. Australian graduates are sought after by employers worldwide and they often go on to achieve great success.
Our universities have produced leading scientists, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, artists and humanitarians who have made a profound impact on the world. While Australia has a relatively small number of university students, our graduates have been world-leaders in ground-breaking research and development.
Did you know Wi-Fi, penicillin, the black box flight recorder, the Earth Hour initiative and the Cochlear implant, among many other innovations, were all invented by graduates from Australian universities?
You really can achieve great things with an Australian education. That’s because we’re a leading provider of high quality education for international students and our institutions are consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. International students enjoy an unrivalled range of study options in Australia, with more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from, across every discipline and at every level.
Globally recognised qualifications
Your degree from an Australian education provider can take you anywhere in the world.
With 43 universities across Australia, there will be a course that can help you achieve your goals.
Studying here will boost your career prospects because graduates from Australia are desirable employees in any workplace. In most fields, an Australian qualification is recognised by employers throughout the world.
Australian courses are constantly updated with input from industry leaders to ensure your skills and knowledge are current, strengthening your ability to compete for jobs.
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) allows students to easily move through the education system. It also provides an easy way for countries to recognise your qualification and issue a comparable qualification for local use.
Uncompromising quality assurance
You can study with peace of mind, thanks to Australia’s well-developed system of regulation, and quality controls designed to protect you.
Australia sets the standard for excellence in education internationally. Our education sector is based on a network of world-leading education providers, premium facilities, outstanding lecturers and student support services. There is a robust system of quality control and government accreditation to ensure you receive a premium university experience. This system was specifically designed for international students and refined over many years.
Under Australian law, universities must be accredited by regulators to ensure your rights are protected. For example, all higher education providers in Australia must complete a demanding accreditation process to ensure they deliver the highest standard of teaching and learning. Providers also undergo regular formal quality assurance audits.
A great place to live and study
Australia is a safe, inclusive and supportive study environment, where you will feel welcomed and inspired.
Australians have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming, with an open and informal approach to life, while also showing respect for the rights and freedoms of others. Australia has a very high standard of living, with the quality of education, healthcare, transport, infrastructure and government services all well above international averages.
Australia has a reputation as a safe place to live, with the streets and public spaces of Australian cities offering security and freedom not always found in other parts of the world. In fact, Australian cities have some of the lowest crime rates in the world. Whether you’re in a city, town or regional area, your Australian experience will be hugely rewarding.
When you study here, you will join hundreds of thousands of students from Australia and around the world - including many from your home country - who are discovering new friends and exciting opportunities.
We believe collaboration is key to our students’ success. You will work closely with classmates, researchers, instructors and other faculties. In many cases, you can gain hands-on industry experience through placements and internships. This combination of teamwork, shared learning, and industry focus will strengthen your career and postgraduate study prospects.
A government survey found around 87% of international students were satisfied or very satisfied with their study experience and life in Australia.
World-changing research and development
Discover opportunities to become an innovator in your field, and connect with international researchers.
From the discovery of penicillin in 1945, to observations which led to the discovery of the accelerating universe in 2011, Australia has a long history of world-class research and development.
Research and development by Australian institutions have led to innovations that have benefited millions worldwide. Global partnerships are inspiring a new wave of international collaboration and practical and applied research.
University spending on research and development has doubled in the past 18 years. Australian students are more mobile, connected and collaborative than ever before. You can connect with your peers around the world through researcher exchange programs promoted by education providers.
The Australian Government also funds programs which promote global connections between Australian students, researchers and their international peers.