Australia

About Australia

The island country and continent of Australia is surrounded by the Pacific and Indian oceans. While it is the sixth largest nation in the world by area, most of the population is concentrated in coastal cities and the Eastern states, while the vast central desert and semi-arid land known as The Outback remains largely uninhabited. Australia’s geographic isolation has enabled extensive biodiversity and the evolution of several unique species, including the kangaroo, platypus, koala, emu, and kookaburra. Just off the northeast coast the Great Barrier Reef stretches for over 2,000 kilometers. Australia’s economy is equally diverse and includes banking, manufacturing, and telecommunications, as well as mining exports such as iron ore and gold, and agricultural products such as wheat, wool and wine. In 2018, the education sector became Australia’s third-largest export sector and is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years.

Tuition fees

The cost of tuition in Australia varies depending on the institution and academic program chosen. Students in Australia pay tuition to attend degree programs and many Australian students subsidize their education with scholarships, grants and other types of financial assistance based on need or merit. Some of these financial options may be open to international students and it is best to contact each university directly to find out about tuition costs and funding options.

Study in Australia

There are many reasons to live and study in Australia. It is highly ranked in many measures of human development, including health, economic freedom, education, protection of civil liberties and quality of life. It boasts the third highest number of international students in the world, which may be due to its highly ranked universities and programs, the availability of jobs and scholarships, and a reasonable cost of living. Students looking for a unique educational experience should consider studying in this unique country.

News and Articles

Read about important educational news, career information, and student experiences.

December 18, 2018

With Australia facing a shortfall of employees with critical IT skills, technology consulting leader Infosys has announced plans to create 1...

December 6, 2018

The Australian government has asked Robert French, a former chief justice of the high court, to review the state of freedom of speech on its...

November 20, 2018

Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, recently pledged an extra A$135 million for regional universities, study hubs, and scholarships ...

September 7, 2018

Australia's international student population has exploded in the past few years. One university can't handle any more international student ...