Australia in one of the world’s most popular destinations for education, with more than 200,000 international students enrolled in Australian institutions across various education sectors. In Australia, you have the freedom to choose a path that suits your particular goals. There are thousands of courses on offer.

There are universities in all major Australian cities and throughout regional areas of the country ranging in size from around 3,000 students to 50,000 students.

The Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. Many other countries, eager to improve their own education systems, turn to Australia for advice.


Studying in Australia promotes innovative, creative and independent thinking. You’ll learn to work as part of a team, to communicate effectively with others and to develop the practical skills and intellectual abilities you need for global success.

Students come to Australia for many reasons including:

  • the excellent education system
  • the range of courses from school to postgraduate degrees
  • the many types of specialist institutions
  • the worldwide acceptance of Australian qualifications
  • the innovative teaching and learning
  • the quality of scientific research
  • the support for international students
  • the safe environment
  • the multicultural society
  • the great work opportunities

“ It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience through which a student can develop independence, maturity, an understanding of other cultures, and the ability to see issues from different perspectives “

Quality Education Guaranteed

Australian education has a unique quality assurance system that is upheld by the Australian Government. The quality of education for international students is also protected by Australian law.

The Australian Qualifications Framework ensures consistency in qualifications from different institutions across Australia.

International students are guaranteed high standards of education and care through Australian law in the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act. It governs the quality and delivery of education to foreign students and protects students from fraudulent education providers.


International students in Australian can work part-time (20 hours) during semester and full-time in holiday periods. Most universities have employment offices which can assist with finding a job. Some courses include paid placements as part of their learning.

The working rights given to international students in Australia are a great opportunity for students to support themselves financially through their stay in Australia.


An Australian qualification will develop you personally and professionally. It is your passport to a well-paid career and a secure future.

International students with Australian qualifications enjoy a high degree of success finding employment around the globe due to their internationally recognised studies.

Successful graduates from Australian institutions are working globally at the highest levels in government and business.

Some international students apply to live and work in Australia after their studies. Australia has a skilled migration program for young people with the relevant skills.

Australian degrees and qualifications are accepted and respected worldwide. Many graduates from Australia go on to achieve great things – whether it’s as the CEO of Ford worldwide, Coca Cola USA, McDonalds globally or as India’s richest woman or even as the first Japanese astronaut.


You’ll find graduates from Australian institutions in high-level positions around the world. Here are just a few.

James David Wolfensohn was President of the World Bank from 1995 to 2005. He studied arts and law at the University of Sydney. He is now the chairman of the International Advisory Board of Citigroup.

Douglas Daft was the former CEO of Coca-Cola worldwide and is now a corporate director of Wal-Mart. He has a degree in mathematics from the University of New England and a graduate degree in administration from the University of NSW.

David Mackay is President and CEO of Kelloggs, the world’s largest cereal and convenience food company. He studied business at Charles Sturt University.

Kiran Majumdar-Shaw founded Biocon India, an early biotechnology company, which was publicly listed on the stock market in April 2004. This made her India’s richest woman in 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Ballarat.

Jacques Nasser is the ex-CEO of the Ford Motor Company and now a non-executive director of BHP Billiton. He has a degree in business studies from RMIT University.

Mike Quigley is the former President of Alcatel America and CEO of Alcatel USA. He studied physics, mathematics and electrical engineering at the University of New South Wales.

Dr Gullapalli Rao completed his PhD at the University of NSW. He has succeeded in delivering high quality, low-cost, sustainable eye-care to an Indian population in great need. He is also President and CEO of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.