With globalization ramping up, the boundaries that kept us confined to a single place is slowly being eroded. We learn the ways and means of people from other countries, we rock the clothing and fashion of those from other side of the planet, and we cook and/or eat cuisines totally alien in our land.
It goes the same with education. Completing your study on your homeland is cost-efficient, but hugely missing the academic opportunities being offered by other nations. With over 22,000 courses offered by 1,100 institutions, Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world. The number of these students are expected to rise by 30% more in the next seven years. Take advantage of these revolution by bringing your schooling here.
So why study in Australia? We rounded up the reasons for you.
The excellence in education maintained by schools and universities in the country are commendable. Since a significant part of the economy’s driving factor is coming from students, the government is taking extraordinary effort in overseeing the education sector.
The country’s universities are among the best and most innovative in the world. Of the world’s top universities, seven hailed from here, speaking highly of the country’s position in the global scale as far as education is concerned. This top of the notch schooling also hugely contributed to Australia’s thriving economy by producing skilled and knowledgeable professionals. Some of them responsible to the game-changing innovations that the entire world relies to right now (check them here and here).
The Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) is a national system designed and administered by the Australian Government's Department of Industry to regulate and determine the standards for educational qualifications in Australia. The framework is formulated around ten levels of descriptive criteria, with formal qualifications adjusted to the appropriate levels.
The AQF insures consistency of qualification titles across the country represent the same high standards of education.
Australia is home to the best research facilities in the world, including state of the laboratories and expansive libraries. It also one of the fastest to adopt new technologies and innovation in the field of academics and research.
And it doesn’t end there after you graduate. The country provides research opportunities to eligible professionals who intend to advance their careers by gaining more knowledge in their chosen field. There are restrictions, though. As this opportunity if offered only to people with highly competitive and excellent track record.
Perhaps the most beaming quality of the country. Australia is home to a secure, multicultural, amiable, and harmonious society. Over the years, it has attracted students from different parts of the world like Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United States. As a country build by migration, it still continues to accept people; regardless of race, religion, or political view; to contribute to its ever-growing and diverse society.
As a student, you will always fit it. You will be surrounded by other foreigners like you who will treat you as family.
Australia’s economy is driven by various sector, especially by the service, mining, telecommunications, agriculture, banking, and manufacturing industries. This translates to a huge variety of employment opportunities to would-be gradates. Not to mention, it’s one of the largest mixed economies in the world, and is still thriving.
It currently a member of the APEC, G20, OECD and WTO. And is under free trade agreement with ASEAN, Canada, Chile, China, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. This ensure that the economy running efficiently and in constant need of workers and professionals to supply its ever-growing workforce.
The fast-paced lifestyle in United Kingdom and Japan might be frenetic, energy-charged, and exciting, but as a student, this would result to a lot of stress, loss of focus, and absence of structure in your life. Australia, on the other hand is known for its relaxed lifestyle.
A laid back (but necessarily lazy) lifestyle is conducive to learning since you can save all your energy to concentrate on your studies. Not to mention, a relaxed life lets you have a more flexible schedule, freedom to choose your extra-curricular activities, and focus more on your earning opportunities and/or employment to further support your studies.