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Australia, is a sovereign nation officially known as Australia’s Commonwealth. It is Oceania’s largest country, and the sixth largest country by total area in the world. Its territory spans from Australia’s mainland, Tasmania’s island, and several smaller islands. Its 26 million population is highly urbanized and largely concentrated on the eastern seaboard.
The capital of Australia is Canberra, with Sydney as its largest city. Other metropolitan areas in the country are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide.
Australia is a highly industrialized nation, with 14th largest economy in the world. This has a high income economy, with the world’s tenth-highest per capita income. Australia national minimum wage is $19.49 an hour, or $740.80 per week (12 July 2019). It is a global force and has the world’s 13th highest military expenditure. Australia also has the world’s eighth-largest refugee population, with immigrants accounting for 29 percent of the population.
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Benefits of Studying in Australia
Australia has world iconic touristic places such as Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge. Australia is also a land of exploration and spectacular beauty. Explore vibrant multicultural cities, vast sand islands, ancient rainforests, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world – the Great Barrier Reef. With interconnected transportation system, take your day off visiting touristic places during the holidays.
- Short Term Course Abroad
- Study Abroad
- Study Tour
Live the Australian way of life
- Australia is a highly multicultural country that is rich in cultural diversity but this is something that most people have in common that is note worthy for tourists/international students looking to gain the best cultural immersion experience
- Easy going laid-back attitude
- “no worries, mate” is a common phrase used between friendly exchanges. It’s about putting away tension to enjoy the positive things in life.
- Outdoor activities
- Australia has some of the most spectacular natural ecosystems in the world, ranging from Uluru red sands to crystal blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the flora and fauna rainforests. This love for nature is rooted in Australia’s history and has been fundamental to Aboriginal culture for over 50 thousand years. If you are up to a taxing yet exciting adventure, seasonal wildlife allows you to swim with whale sharks and manta rays. Explore a range of activities from sunrise ocean swimming in Australia Coastlines, biking around the lake on weekends in Canberra, hiking outside the cities beneath the clear night skies of stunning regional Australian communities and outback, or go for a picnic in the local’s favourite such as the Perth’s King Park.
- Wining-Dining Culture
- Going out and meeting with family, relatives, and friends over breakfast, lunches or dinner in whether through pan-Asian cuisine down a Melbourne laneway or indulging in a Greek share plate on one of the country’s many, many beaches represents the true Aussie style.
- Exciting calendar of events and festivals
- The Australian Open Tennis and Hobart Yacht Race is the world-renowned sporting events while The West Australia Gourmet Escape is a highlight of cuisine celebrations, there are also others art/music festivals and even diversity celebrations bringing together people from around the world.
Best Activities You can Experience in Australia
- Foodie Road Trip
- Visit Tasmania which is famously known for its reputation for its fine cuisine, in particular quality cheeses, wines and chocolate. Tassie also has breweries from some of the most known modern Australian beer brands, including Cascade and Boags.
- There is varieties of local produce to sample, with rarely more than an hour’s drive between gourmet towns and stores. Start your breakfast at the Farm Gate Market in Hobart with fresh doughnuts and bagels, then stay for a few days in Tasmania. Eat apples at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, the ciderhouse in the Huon Valley ; taste the Tassie oysters at Port Arthur ; the Belgian chocolate at the Anvers House ; and the Wicked Cheese Triple Cream Brie or Chili Camembert in historic Richmond.
- Melbourne Lane Way
- In the colorful laneways to downtown Melbourne, there are hundreds of charming small bars that offer a great way to enjoy local food, drinks and people. Best way to explore town and make friends with local people.
- Sydney’s Harbour New Years Eve Festival
- As one of the first locations in the world to welcome the New Year, Sydney Harbour fireworks starts at 9 pm and 12 noon on the New Year’s Eve. Celebrate New Year with fireworks and light show from the barges at the harbor from Sydney Harbor Bridge to the Opera House.
- Adventure in Gold Coast theme parks
- Gold Coast theme parks offer a wide range of exciting rides, water slides and wildlife. You could bundle Dreamworld with WhiteWater World or buy a Sea World, Warner Bros Movie World and Wet’n’Wild mix ride. The top 5 favourite fun parks are situated between Spit and Coomera, north of Surfers Paradise, and are near to many of the beaches on the Gold Coast.
- Intimate dining under the stars experience in Uluru
- With a rule of no more than 20 guests at any one time, Tali Wiru operates four times a week from April to mid-October, with hotel transfers from Ayers Rock Resort. In Tali Wiru (“beautiful dune” in the local Anangu language), you’ll dine with the settings of distant domes of Kata Tjuta and sun set to the sound of didgeridoo. You’ll also get the chance to watch the stars and listen to Dreamtime stories by the campfire.
- Gourmet by the beach
- Western Australia’s annual gourmet escape (held every November) is one of the largest Australian food and wine festivals, celebrating Western Australia’s delights with delicious cuisine and wine, pop-up activities, cooking classes and renowned chefs. The Margaret River region is the perfect place to enjoy the festivities. You’re going to find wineries, restaurants and beautiful beaches to explore. You can reach Margaret River from Perth with a three hours, or from Busselton, a town 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Margaret River.
- Watch turtle hatch in Queensland
- Mon Repos Conservation Park near Bundaberg in Queensland is one of the most popular places in Australia for seeing marine turtles. Nightly guided tours on the beach are arranged by rangers between November and March. The islands of Lady Elliot, Heron and Lady Musgrave are also hotspots where turtle nesting or hatching is to be found. From January, you watch hatchlings scurry and return back to the ocean. Complete your bucketlist experience by enjoying this unique sight.
- Go for a hot air balloon
- Canberra has been recognized among international balloonist as one of the best places to fly with its greenery and views of Lake Burley Griffin mixed by the most fascinating structures, monumente and sculptures, as well as many starting and landing areas.
- Water rafting
- In the wild west coast of Tasmania, the Franklin River 93 miles from Hobart is pure nature. World expeditions and Franklin River rafting provides rafting trips and camping between eight and eleven days along the 125 kilometers of Gordon River Franklin.
- Opt for a luxury train trip
- Try to ride a luxury train trip across the continent.The “Ghan” amazing train path takes you across 2979 kilometers of tropics, the Flinders Ranges Mountains, the scorched desert, Katherine Gorge, the Red Centre. It is named after the Afghan camel driver who used to travel around Australia Center. It will take the Ghan three days, from Darwin to Adelaide, or vice-versa, to cross over the continent, you can choose to join interesting tours in Katherine and Alice Springs along the journey.
- Journey to the world of pinnacle
- The Pinnacles Desert, where centuries-old limestone pillars look like extraterrestrial tombs, can be found on the turquoise coast of west Australia, 250 kilometers north of Perth. The park is surrounded by white secluded beaches, trees, rare fauna and fishing site. Stay in the nearby fishing village of Cervantes or travel to the Indian Ocean to explore all the colorful scenery and amazing wildlife.
PLACES TO VISIT
- Great Barrier Reef
Great Ocean Road
The Australian Alps
Transportation in Australia
Most affordable options for students is to ride a bike or walk as a way to commute. However, if students live further from the campus / city center, students can use the public transportation such as tramp and bus. In some city center areas such as Melbourne, city centre tramps and buses fare are free. In some areas, online taxi is also an alternative.
Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
Shared Rental – $95 to $215 per week
On campus – $110 to $280 per week
Homestay – $235 to $325 per week
Rental – $185 to $440 per week
Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year
Other living expenses
Groceries and eating out – $140 to $280 per week
Gas, electricity – $10 to $20 per week
Phone and Internet – $15 to $30 per week
Public transport – $30 to $60 per week
Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week
Typically, students opt for a shared apartment for accommodation and spend at least $225-335 / week for other expenses. Although living cost in Australia can be quite expensive, Australia is considered one of the world’s high income country. Students are also legally allowed to work for 40 hours / 2 weeks. Students can earn at least $19.49 an hour (Australia national minimum wage) to pay for their living expenses.
TOP 5 most affordable cities in Australia for students
Australia is one of the world’s favorite study abroad destinations. Here are options for students who are looking for a more affordable study abroad options
1. Gold Coast
Gold Coast is an excellent choice if you are looking for a great place study and enjoy stunning beaches and a diverse nightlife. The town is well-known for the quality of education. What’s even better! There are numerous restaurants, cafes, bars and natural sights in the city. If you’re looking for affordable education check out Southern Cross University or Griffith University
Due to its beautiful beaches and its vibrant town centre, it is known as the country’s most livable small town. It’s proximity to Sydney (80 km) offers an affordable option for students to live in. What’s better, students who are willing to go the distance can also visit Sydney during their day off or for a short holiday! University of Wollongong is a top rated university widely known for its academic program, research reputation and high graduate employment rates. Most students walk, cycle, or commute by using the free bus service that operates between the university and city centre.
Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city and the capital of Tasmania. While it has a different charm from cities like Gold Coast or Brisbane, its striking natural beauty and slower pace make it a perfect place to block out distractions and for study. It is also considered one of the most affordable city for university students to live in. University of Tasmania is consistently ranked among Australia’s top ten universities with a significant number of foreign students, with more than one in five international students.
Its spacious architecture, clean and green environment and attractions alongside the beach, make it an excellent place to stay and study. Adelaide is considered the home of Australia’s food and wine. Adelaide hosts a range of options for students to study. Student may choose to study in the top 1% of universities worldwide, University of Adelaide or the University of South Australia and Flinders University. There are also options for VET courses which offers a cheaper tuition fees such as QTHC in Adelaide. Its integrated bus, train and tram network allows students to commute around the city easily.
Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and the capital city of Queensland. It’s one of Australia’s most affordable cities, which makes it a good choice for students, as compared to Sydney and Melbourne. It is also renowned for its friendly subtropical climate and its entertainment options. There are 3 main universities : the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland, and Griffith University. Although cycling is popular and there are plenty of bike trails which make it easy for students to commute, the inner city center has an integrated public transportation network.
Australia is the best country to study for a widely recognized quality education with part-time work and job placements opportunities that is rare for international students
- Australian National University (ANU)
- Australian Catholic University
Carnegie Mellon University Australia
Central Queensland University
Charles Darwin University
Charles Sturt University
Deakin University (Deakin)
Edith Cowan University
Federation University Australia
James Cook University
Murdoch Institute of Technology, Murdoch Language Centre, The University of Adelaide College
La Trobe University
Maple Leaf School – University of South Australia
Monash University English Language Centre; Monash College
Queensland University of Technology
RMIT University (RMIT)
Southern Cross University
Swinburne University of Technology
The University of Adelaide (Adelaide)
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
The University of Newcastle (UoN)
The University of Notre Dame Australia
The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ)
The University of Sydney
The University of Western Australia
Torrens University Australia Limited
University College London
University of Canberra
University of Divinity
University of New England
University of South Australia (UniSA)
Best university for high achievers to study (QS World Rank 2020)
- Australian National University (ANU)
- University of Melbourne
- University of Sydney
- University of New South Wales
- University of Queensland
- Monash University
- University of Western Australia
- University of Adelaide
- University of Technology Sydney
- University of Newcastle
Best College with Affordable Tuition Fee (VET Courses)
- TAFE Courses
- ECA College
Most affordable study abroad options if you are looking to study in Australia is by applying to Certificate IV / Diploma Programs (Vocational Education & Training Courses). In addition, VET Courses are best for practical and more hands-on learning experience as it usually involves work placements semester and more often provide a more flexible schedule with day / evening class study options and 2-3 days/week time table. There are options to continue your study and pathways to university bachelor degree after graduation.
TOP 5 Best University with affordable tuition fees located in metropolitan areas
- Victoria University (Melbourne)
- Australian Catholic University (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra)
Western Sydney University (Sydney)
Flinders University (Adelaide)
University of Canberra (Canberra)
TOP 5 Best University with affordable tuition fees located in REGIONAL area
- Southern Cross University (Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour and Lismore)
- University of the Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast)
University of Southern Queensland (Toowoomba)
Charles Darwin University (Darwin)
University of New England (Armidale)