WHY STUDY INTERNATIONALLY IN AUSTRALIA or NEW ZEALAND?
If you’re wondering whether Australia or New Zealand is the right place to study for you, we outline some of the main reasons why the international student population in both these countries has grown rapidly in recent years.
Broad range of study and research opportunities
There are hundreds of Universities, Institutes and Colleges located in vibrant cities across Australia and New Zealand. This distribution gives students the chance to pursue a wide range of opportunities in study, work, recreation and culture.
The proximity of these Universities and Institutes to Australia and New Zealand’s diverse natural environment offers students the chance to research anything from endangered marine mammals to earthquake engineering.
Although all the universities offer core degrees in the arts, business and science, each also has its own distinctive profile.
A high quality learning experience
The Australian and New Zealand university system is research-based, as it is historically based on the British higher education model. This means there are a number of similarities between the systems, such as the names of qualifications, teaching methods, and the look and feel of the university campuses.
All academic staff are expected to be active researchers as well as teachers. This insistence on research-informed teaching ensures a high quality learning experience.
These systems certify that university education in Australia and New Zealand is of a consistently excellent standard.
A degree recognised and valued by Employers Worldwide
Students applying for jobs globally with a degree from either Australia or New Zealand are highly sought after by UK employers. Employers are seeking out graduates with a global perspective and completing your degree overseas is a great way of achieving this.
Moderate entry requirements
Unlike the situation in the UK and many other countries, Australia and New Zealand does not have massive competition to enter the first year of a university degree. This is because the governments have invested heavily in university education over the years.
As a result it has more capacity than it has students. Good students with moderate grades can gain entry to most Bachelor degree programmes without any problems. Therefore, entry requirements are moderate compared with most of the top universities in the world.
A welcoming destination
International students are welcomed by the Australia and New Zealand society, both for the cultural diversity they bring and their contribution to the economy.
They are gladly received into the community and student social networks so international students soon feel more than welcome.
Campuses are highly international, with students from all corners of the globe studying and socialising together.
Students come from Europe, South East Asia, the UK, North Asia, Japan, South America, India, and Australia, amongst many others.
Comparatively low cost of living, abundant fresh food at reasonable prices and a wide variety of student accommodation options.
Transport is also moderately priced, affording easy access to rivers, mountains, lakes, forests and beaches and the recreational opportunities they provide.
Both Australia and New Zealand are renowned for their natural beauty and the adventure activities.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU GET TO YOUR STUDY DESTINATION
To study in Australia you’ll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government.
There are a number of steps you must go for Enrolment at a University or Institute in Australia or New Zealand. We can assist you with providing guidance on:
- Academic requirements.
- English language requirements.
- Evidence of funds required to support your study.
- Overseas student health cover options.
- Advice on choosing the best course and institution.
- Submitting your application to the institution.
- Obtaining a Letter of Offer.
- Obtaining your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) – for Australia.
- Applying for your student visa.
- Assistance with Airport pickup on arrival
- Assistance with Accommodation Arrangements
- Assistance with Job Placement
- Ongoing assistance with any further Visa Renewal applications
- Assistance with Permanent Residence Assessment and Application on completion of your Study or Work experience.