Australia is one of the favoured study destinations for higher education for international students from all over the world. It is stated that between 2002 and 2022, more than 3 millions international students studied in Australia.
Some of the top reasons to study in Australia are:
Diversity of Study Options
There are 43 universities in Australia and numerous other educational institutes, offering more than 22,000 courses, at different levels (diploma, advance diploma, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, double masters, PhD) in different disciplines of engineering and technology, management, leadership, environment, arts and finance.
Policy protection and support
International students are protected and supported through various legislative and regulatory instruments such as the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and National Code of Practice. The quality assurance of Australian Education system is regulated by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) ensures nationally consistent across all states.
Global Recognition of Qualifications
Almost all the courses offered by the universities and educational institutes in Australia have global recognition, which places graduates at global mobility. In January 2023, Australia announced that it has joined the Global Convention, the first worldwide treaty in higher education.
Work while study
The international student visa condition allows international students on student visa (subclass 500) to work up to 48 hours a fortnight. This is a wonderful way for students to gain work experience while studying. However, it is required that students and dependents need adequate funds to support themselves during their stay in Australia.
Proximity to Bhutan
For Bhutaneses, Australia can be reached within 24 hours and there are multiple routes via Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.