Studying Abroad in Australia
International students are attracted to Australia due to its excellent education system, scenic nature, and modern and multicultural cities. There are over 500,000 international students studying in Australia, with around 50% of them enrolled in higher education
Most programs and courses are instructed in English. New South Wales and Victoria are the most popular destinations for international students. Most students study abroad for one semester. Students also have the option to obtain an undergraduate and graduate degree. An undergraduate degree takes 3 years to obtain. Tuition for Australian universities are typically lower than that of the United States. The Australian government also provides Australia Development Scholarships (ADS) for international students.
Here is a list of the top universities in Australia:
- University of Sydney
- University of New South Wales
- University of Melbourne
- Monash University
Useful link: Study in Australia
This is a government-run site catering to international students interested in studying in Australia. It provides information on Australian education, how to apply, living in Australia, and even what to do once you graduate. In their expansive “Australian Education” section, they provide a variety of resources including schools, information on the Australian education system, English courses, advice if you are bringing your children, internships, costs, and scholarships.
Studying Abroad in New Zealand
New Zealand is renowned for its beautiful and breathtaking scenery. Its environment and excellent education system makes it a popular location for international students. Many universities in New Zealand are globally ranked and recognized and over 60,000 students study abroad in New Zealand each year, with around 75% of these students from Asia.
In New Zealand, there are 8 universities and they all have exchange student programs. Courses are instructed in English and English classes are also offered. To be accepted into graduate school, students must obtain a minimum of 90-100 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or a 6.5 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System). New Zealand’s education and degree programs is based off of the British education system.
Here is a list of the top universities in New Zealand:
- University of Auckland
- University of Otago
- Victoria University of Wellington
- University of Canterbury
- Massey University
- Auckland University of Technology
Useful link: New Zealand Education
New Zealand Education has detailed, in-depth information about New Zealand’s educational offerings. It has a section for finding scholarships, finding schools by course listings, and information about the education system itself. It also provides information for other things a student would need to know, such as daily life in New Zealand and where to travel. It also has a parent guide.