What makes Australia a popular study abroad destination for Asian students the UK and USA?
Australia is one of the most popular study destinations among Asian students as research shows that Asians still prefer Australia for their study overseas as compared to other world giants like the USA and UK. Moreover, Australia is the third largest study destination for international students as it offers 22,000 courses at 1,100 institutions including six universities, which are currently ranked among the top 100 in the world.
Apart from educational excellence, there are number of other factors, which contribute in this country’s popularity among international students mainly Asian students.
- An Affordable Country
One of the major reasons behind Australia’s popularity is the affordable fees and cheaper living costs, which are quite lower as compared with other Western countries like the UK and USA, and that too is without having to compromise with the quality of education and living standards.
Australia has a world-wide reputation for adopting new technologies more quickly as compared to most of the other countries. This country enters the new millennium with one of the highest rates of internet access globally. Australia offers world-class facilities for teaching, training and research as its institutions are well equipped with high-tech laboratories and classrooms, exceptional libraries and modern technology.
- Quality of Life
Australia offers a best quality life experience for many international students, in terms of both affordable world class education and higher living standards.
Moreover, Melbourne is the only city in the world to get 'most liveable city' tital consecutively for six years in The Economist's Annual Global Liveability survey.
Furthermore, many get attracted towards Australia for its numerous serene beaches, rejuvenating fresh air sunshine and tropical rainforests surrounded by deep blue seas.
- Earning potential
One of the other aspects, which attract Asians Students towards Australia, is the aspect of earning as students here can work up to 40 hours per fortnight. Moreover, the minimum hourly wage rate in Australia is quite higher than many countries particularly the UK and USA.
- Career opportunities
Australia offers various post-study work visa and successive permanent settlement options as per its world famous and much-admired point system which are beyond compare to UK and USA.
For example, students can qualify for post study work arrangements, which range from 18 months to up to four years depending on the completion of studies with no need to leave Australia.
- Multicultural and friendly society
The Australia society is quite safe, harmonious multicultural and friendly. The Australian people greatly value the social sophistication and the cultural diversity that overseas students bring to its campuses and communities.
Moreover, international students get a great care in looking after and receive a great help in adjusting in the Australian way of life.
- A number of scholarships
Australia attracts many overseas students as it offers numerous scholarship opportunities, which are quite higher as compared to the United States or the UK.
- Visas for international students
In recent times, many positive effects in terms of student visa have been observed. These include a reduction in visa processing time, an increase in the post-study visa duration and a reduction in immigration language requirements. These all also boost international student arrivals in Australia.
- Safe country
As per Worldatlas’s top 25 countries list, Australia is regarded as one of the safest countries in the world. A very low crime rate and strict gun control laws, provide a very safe environment to its residents.