Studying in Australia for International Students


Why Australia is One of the Best Countries To Study Abroad

Australia is a modern country with a beautiful landscape, vibrant culture and welcoming people. For international students, it offers a great academic experience and lifestyle – here are a few of the reasons why Australia could be the perfect study destination for you.

A Popular Student Destination

Australia has become the third most popular international student destination in the world, thanks to its top-class universities and unbeatable lifestyle, with thousands of international students each year choosing to start their new adventure there.

Scholarship Options

The Australian government invests $200 million in international student scholarships each year, so it’s worth checking out the government’s website for the full array of choices available to you.

Low Cost of Living

Compared with countries like the UK or US, Australia’s cheaper conversion factor means your money goes much further – so you’ll be able to enjoy more of the Aussie lifestyle.

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Some of the World’s Best Cities to Study Abroad

From the café culture of Melbourne to the grandeur of sprawling Sydney, four Australian cities rank in the top 30 best student cities worldwide according to QS, making it the perfect place to balance an amazing academic life and live your student experience to the fullest. 

Safe and Multicultural

Australia is ranked as one of the safest countries in the world, with a low crime rate and strict gun laws. The country has a harmonious and friendly multicultural community that will help make you feel at home throughout your stay.

Excellence and Research

Australian universities are strongly research-led, excel in a wide range of disciplines and offer top-quality research experiences based on merit.

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Innovative Facilities for Teaching and Research

The facilities at Australian universities are amongst the world’s best. There are plenty of laboratories, modern technologies available and libraries where you can spend your time and make the most of your study program.

Globally-recognised Qualifications 

Australian qualifications are recognized and respected around the world. An Australian degree can boost your chances of employability, as employers look for students with not only high-value academic backgrounds but the proven drive of studying abroad.

A Strong Economy and Job Opportunities

Australia is one of the strongest economies in the world, ranking among the top 20 richest economies in terms of GDP. Working part-time while you study is allowed, and during break periods you can work full-time – there are plenty of internship and volunteering opportunities available too.


Applying for Full-time Study 

Australia is a great study destination that offers a fantastic academic and student lifestyle experience for international students, and NCUK can help you make it happen. We have connections with many of the country’s top universities, and our Student Visa Application Guide can help you through the application process

To discover more about universities in Australia, take a look at our guide, while you’ll find out more about the courses available here. Our Australia City Guides will give you more details on making this the destination for higher education.