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Why study in Australia?

Benefits to studying Down Under

Deciding to study in Australia secures you a globally-recognised education, access to world-class facilities, and memorable student experiences.

Moving across the world to study is a big decision – how do you choose where to go? Here are just five reasons why studying in Australia is a prime choice for many international students.

1. Best student life

Apart from the sunshine, food culture and relaxed lifestyle that everybody enjoys, Sydney has been rated as one of the top student cities in the world.

Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. By studying in Australia, you have an exciting chance to enjoy creative freedom and a very high quality of life.

Our campuses have welcoming social scenes, with clubs, societies, entertainment venues and sporting facilities all ready to indulge your hobbies and interests. We also offer many orientation events to help you settle in and make new friends. 

Whatever you choose, our extensive student support services will be there to support you every step of the way.

2. High quality education, research and technology

Research output and industry partnerships are very important for universities in Australia, ensuring they remain leaders in innovative fields. When you study in Australia, you will benefit from these connections throughout your degree.

From leading in life sciences to winning literary prizes, we encourage our researchers and educators to aim high. Pushing the boundaries of research has also resulted in Sydney being ranked #1 in Australia for Asia’s most innovative universities.

3. Globally recognised institutions

When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables.

The University of Sydney has been recognised in the 2018 Best Global Universities Ranking: with its 34th position in the world and 2nd spot in Australia, renowned for its world-class facilities and researchers, passionate teachers and exciting campus life. A degree from Sydney will be valuable anywhere you go.

4. Range of diverse study options

Australian degrees are founded on giving you a breadth of knowledge and catering to a diversity of interests. There are many things to think about when choosing a university course apart from admission scores and job-specific skills.

The courses at Sydney allow you to both study skills for your degree, and complement them with more general skills related to your personal interests. You’ll be encouraged to travel overseas on student exchange and study abroad, study a language, and take practical units for work experience.

5. Student and graduate employability

Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. The University of Sydney is the top university of Australia for graduate employability and 5th worldwide, with graduating students quickly securing full-time work.

Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation.

International Student Guide 2018

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