Surge in Europeans studying in Australia
Rising number of students from Europe choosing to study in Australia
More than 50,000 students from all over Europe chose to study in Australia in 2014 across all four education sectors: higher education, vocational education (VET), English language and secondary school. This figure represents an increase of 12 per cent on the previous year.
Australia is the third most popular English-speaking destination globally, with almost 600,000 international enrolments annually.
Students choose Australia for many reasons, including:
– World class universities: Australia has eight of the top 100 universities in the world and 14 institutions in the top 100 under 50 years old
– Flexible work rights: Student visa holders can work for up to 40 hours per fortnight (2 weeks).
– Excellence across all fields: Australian universities feature in the top 50 ranked universities in the world in Engineering & Technology, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.
– Best student cities: Australia has six of the best student cities in the world based on affordability, student mix, quality of life, employer activity and quality of institutions. Melbourne ranked number 2 globally, with Sydney in fourth place, followed by Canberra (21), Brisbane (23), Adelaide (29), Perth (38).
– Enviable lifestyle: Of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, four are Australian.
– Recognised quality education: Australia’s higher education structure is one of the 10 best in the world.
– Diversity: More 22,000 courses on offer in 1100 Australian institutions.
– Vibrancy: Australia is a young, dynamic nation.