Why study English in Australia?
Given the fact that Australia is the world’s third most popular destination for international students – trailing on the United States and United Kingdom – it is safe to say that the secret is out about studying in Australia. Still, what makes a country of only 23 million so attractive to so many? Well, first there is the outback itself. From the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Sandy Desert – and a whole host of climates in between – Australia offers something for everyone. Not that pristine beaches and scenic National Parks are its only draw. Though cities like Sydney and Melbourne are compelling, world-class destinations in their own right, their relatively small sizes make them easy places to feel comfortable. As a result they make ideal places to explore both Australian culture and the English language.
Where can I study?
Plus, its colleges and universities are as attractive as the cities that house them, In fact, according to the The World University Rankings, Australia is home to five of the 100 best universities in the world. Not that these five are outliers: strong government support has provided Australia with the eighth best system of higher education in the world. Moreover, unlike some of the other big names – such as Germany and Japan – that it beat out, a wide variety of scholarship opportunities makes it more affordable than ever to study in Australia.
What are the Australian student visa regulations like?
Best of all, getting a visa to study English in Australia is easier than you may think. While international students interested in pursuing other higher education goals once they complete their English-language coursework, ESL students do need a formal student visa. Students can enroll in courses of up to three months in duration with nothing more than a visitor visa. For more information about this process our overview on the subject.