Australia Ranked Third Most Popular Country For International Students

Australia is now the third most destination for international students looking to study abroad. Research from Savills ‘Australian Student Accommodation Market Report’ has shown that the number of international students applying for student visas grew by 11% from 2015 and 2016. The USA and UK remain in first and second place respectively.
The top five nationalities of students looking to study in Australia are China, India, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
It’s no surprise that Australia is becoming increasingly popular for international students. The country has stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, brilliant weather and of course, great study opportunities.

Studying in Australia

Australia has many universities to choose from with a wide range of courses. In fact, there are 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from.The top three universities in Australia (as ranked by QS World University Rankings®) are:

  1. Australian National University
  2. University of Melbourne
  3. The University of New South Wales

Australia has a wide range of cities to choose from each offering their own unique representation of Australia. The most popular student cities in Australia are:

  1. Sydney
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane
  4. Perth
  5. Adelaide

The above are all major Australian cities with large student populations.
For international students looking to remain in Australia once they have graduated it can be tough. Australia has a pretty strict immigration policy but there are certain courses that can increase your chance of extending your stay in Australia or even gaining permanent residency. Here are some of the best courses to take if you want to remain in Australia once you’ve graduated:

  • Engineering
  • Health (Nursing/Medicine/Dentistry)
  • Computing/IT
  • Business
  • Accountancy

It’s worth checking when applying as these courses change as the demand for jobs changes.

Applying to Study in Australia

To study in Australia as an international student you need to obtain a visa as part of your application. To get a visa there are certain requirements that you need to meet. These include:

  • Acceptance onto a course
  • Proof of financial stability
  • English language proficiency
  • Clean criminal record
  • Adequate health insurance

If you’re an international student looking for help applying to study in Australia, we can help you. Here at IEC Abroad we have helped placed thousands of international students in universities that are perfect for them and we have partners in Australia to help find students the right course for them. Contact us today to learn more about studying in Australia.