Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Australian dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Ores and metals; wool, food and live animals; fuels, transport machinery and equipment
GDP per capita (Average income of a country's citizens):$52,191 (Wikipedia, 2018) Ranked 17th in the World
Internet domain: .au
International dialing code: +61
Why Study in Australia?
Australia has one of the highest standards of living in the world. It is an English-speaking country with a population of about 25 million. It is home to people from over 190 countries, and at least one in five Australians was born overseas. Cultural diversity is part of its national identity and is one of Australia’s greatest strengths.
The major reason why students choose to study in Australian universities is for its high quality of lifestyle and education. The Australian lifestyle will be hassle-free and more relaxed. This helps students to enhance their studies without any tension. Another reason for choosing Australia is for its cost efficiency. The education and living expenditure in Australia will be comparatively 40 to 60 percent less than that of USA/UK, varying with the location. Among various study courses, Indian students prefer technology and management programs and accountancy in addition to the management subjects.
Australia is the next 'hot' destination after the USA, in terms of numbers, quality and living conditions. Every year, several thousand students from India (63,604 in 2007) and throughout the world go to Australia, for world-class education, which is recognized globally and that has top-class and highly ranked universities. Australian universities and training institutions offer a wide range of courses to met most aspirations and requirements. The curriculum and infrastructure are the latest while the faculty is up-to-date and progressive in outlook and result-oriented.
The excellence in Education, the multicultural background of students, value for money, English speaking country and on top of that, Governmental and institution support for international students are some other aspects that has made Australia a very attractive destination for students from all over the world.
One excellent advantage for Indian students is the similarity between Indian and Australian education systems, which are broadly patterned on the British education system. Therefore, it is easier for admission into any level without the hassle of credential evaluation, university review of qualifications etc. Also, because of flexibility in their education system, students who have completed two years of Bachelors/Diploma could enroll directly into the 2ndor 3rdyear of Bachelor's program in Australian institutions. Australian degrees are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities for purposes of government employment and further education in an Indian university.
Universities in Australia
There are a total of 39 universities in Australia, including 37 Public and 2 private universities. The following two are Private universities;
Bond University, WaggaWagga
University of Notre Dame
Note: Cranfield University (UK) and Carnegie Mellon University (USA) have started a Business Development office and a college respectively and hence did not come in the total list of Australian universities.