When you've decided that a particular postgraduate course is for you the first thing you need to do is find out which countries offer the best training in the world for your chosen field and how the institutions in those countries perform.
As well as being home to many great universities, if the non-study aspects like a warm climate and friendly culture are also important for you, then Australia might be the right choice for your postgraduate studies.
So, just how many PG students attend university in Australia? Let’s take a look.
Postgraduate Students at the Top 10 Universities in Australia
Sources: 1 & the institutions' own websites.
Here are some of main reasons why you might want to study your PG program in Australia:
There are a number of excellent universities based in Australia. The Group of Eight universities are all well regarded for their research and teaching standards around the world, and the top 20 universities in Australia in the QS World Rankings are all in the top 400 universities worldwide.
Australia is a major draw for students all over the world and particularly students from China and countries in the Pacific Region. Due to the historic links between the UK and Australia, there are also always British students travelling to Australia to study. Students from New Zealand and some other countries in the Pacific Region have a student visa program that enables students from these nations to be treated like domestic students in Australia.
Experience Another Culture
The lifelong learning that comes from fully immersing yourself into another culture is invaluable. You'll find that you can analyse your own culture more easily when looking at it from afar along with understanding how other people think and feel. Learning to get on with other people who are from a different background or have different values to you is a vital skill for any career. It will all look pretty impressive on your postgraduate CV.
Welcoming Diverse Country
Australia is a welcoming place and you'll quickly find new friends in the international students and the domestic Australian students that you meet. It is a surprisingly diverse nation with people from all over the world, especially the UK and Europe and Asia, spread all over the country.
English Language Education
Australia offers students from all over the world a chance at a fantastic postgraduate level education in English. This is attractive to a wide range of international students who either already speak English as their native tongue and wish to study in the language, or by those students wishing to improve their English language skills. All students wishing to study postgraduate courses in Australia have to attain a certain level of proficiency in English to gain acceptance onto the course and to obtain a student visa.
Warm Outdoors Lifestyle
People in Australia are able to lead healthy outdoors lifestyles as the year-round warm climate allows for plenty of barbecues and exercising outside. All of the cities have areas like parks and beaches dedicated to outside exercising like jogging in the park or surfing at the beach.