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As of 2009, the Australia higher education system has 41 universities. Out of those 41 universities, 37 of the universities are public, 2 are private, and 2 of them are Australian branches of universities that have their main campuses overseas. There are also 3 self-accrediting higher education institutions that you can consider.
Australia offers a lot of money to international students – upwards of $500 million AUD per year. Austrade maintains a website entitled Study in Australia, which provides information for international students studying and living in Australia.
The Australian approach to vocational and technical education is now recognised as among the best & most innovative in the world.Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology.
Australian qualifications are recognised by employers and leading educational institutions in many countries.The multicultural nature of Australian society means international students are readily accepted by other students, and teachers are experienced in teaching classes to students from many countries.
In Australia, a student gets value for money in terms of cost of living. The conversion factor is cheaper compared to the UK or US.
One of the most important things to consider when studying in Australia is how much money that you need to have in order to be comfortable. Applicants relying on a bank loan may need to show that these funds have been deposited into a bank account to which they have unrestricted access, and that they have the financial capacity to service the loan both before they depart for Australia and once they arrive.
The nature of Australian society means international students are readily accepted by other students, and teachers are also experienced.
Not only will you be able to take courses related to your major, you can also broaden your spectrum of learning and free to choose by your own.
Students are allowed to work up to 40 hours every two weeks in jobs that require only basic skills, such as in the food and beverage service etc.
The biggest hurdle for an international student in Australia is the Australian slang. But with time, one can eventually get very used to it.