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Study Abroad in Australia

Study Abroad in Australia

Australia is one of the most sought-after countries as far as higher learning education is concerned. It has a stable economy, a population of around 23 million, not to mention the greatest coral reef in the world (which is a popular tourist attraction site). It also has plenty of sunshine, offering a fantastic climate for studying. There are also guides to show you how to study abroad in Australia (UniCurve) as well as travel tips (Uni Reviews).

Benefits of Studying in Australia

Some of the major benefits of studying abroad in Australia include the following.

Student Population

There is a good population of students studying in Australia. It lies third after United States and United Kingdom in terms of total international students. For the past several years, more than 200,000 foreign students have attended Australian universities across different regions. Study abroad programs work towards helping foreign students to settle and form friendships, a vital element that has up scaled Australia as one of the leading countries offering study abroad programs.

Academic Recognition

Australia has a rich history of offering best studying programs in greatest research institutions in science-related programs such as mathematics, botany and zoology, chemistry, geology and engineering. These programs can be found in various universities across the country.

Study Anything

There are hundreds of opportunities to study different subjects in more than 40 universities in Australia, including online study (see article). The leading university, Australian National University offers over 750 course combinations. Top cities to study abroad in Australia include:

  • Sydney
  • Gold Coast
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Australian Universities

Let’s highlight some of the leading universities in Australia which offer study abroad programs. See for more details.

Bond University, Queensland

Bond University is located on Australia’s Gold Coast, an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It offers an easy access to some of the finest beaches and the Great Barrier Reef. This university was established in 1987 as a private institution. It was then accredited into a university through Australian Vice-Chancellor Committee.

It is one of few unis in Australia with trimesters in an academic year, enabling faster learning. It facilitates high technology lecture halls, world-class library, and excellent health science facilities. Some of the programs offered in this university include:

  • Accounting
  • Digital business
  • Actuarial science
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Hotel and tourism management

University of Newcastle

The university is located on a beautiful stretch of Australia’s coastline in Newcastle, new Sydney. It combines the advantages of a city living with a country setting. Newcastle boasts of wonderful beaches, casual lifestyle and low cost of living.

University of Newcastle was established in the year 1965 and has two campuses, the main campus located in Newcastle and a Central Coast campus at Ourimbah. More than 3,500 foreign students study different courses under different faculties. The university has a well-stocked library, modern lecture theatres, clubs and shops to match students’ needs. Faculties in the university are:

  • Business and Law
  • Arts and Education
  • Information Technology and Science
  • Engineering
  • Health

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology is a university offering quality educational experience. It has 3 campuses located in the Melbourne eastern suburbs of Hawthorn, Lilydale and Prahran. It provides fully furnished apartments to its students. Its academic year consists of 2 semesters known as fall and spring. Fall begins from late July to late November whereas spring begins from mid-February to mid-June.

Swinburne is based in Melbourne, a city recognized as the country’s knowledge capital. Melbourne has a good reputation of producing Computing, Engineering and Science graduates. This state is also recognized internationally for its quality university and research institutions.

Some of the subject areas offered at Swinburne University of Technology include:

  • Business
  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • Technology

University of Sydney

Sydney Uni is an Australian public research university. It is the country’s first university (established in 1850) and regarded as one Australia’s leading universities. It also internationally ranked as one of the best universities in the world, particularly commanding Medicine, Law, Arts and Business fields. It has state-of-the-art library, the largest academic library in southern hemisphere with a total of around 5.3 million books, both e-books and physical books.

According to 2016 World University ranking, University of Sydney is ranked 9th in Education, 11th in Law, 17th in Medicine and 18th in Finance and Accounting. The following are the university’s faculties:

  • Arts and social sciences
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Architecture, Planning and Design
  • Dentistry
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine

The university also offers internship placements for its students, making it easier for international students to get placements during their stay in the institution. It also has a rich campus culture, with more than 200 student societies and clubs.

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