Australia has the third-highest number of international students globally, behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million, with seven of the top 100 universities in the world. In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems. Furthermore, Australia has five of the 30 best cities globally for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination.
Given this impressive education pedigree, it’s not surprising there are now more than 2.5 million former international students who have gone on to make a difference after studying in Australia. Some of these students are among the world’s finest minds. In fact, Australia has produced 15 Nobel prize laureates and every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives, and the lives of others, better.
Why wouldn’t you want to study with some of the best minds in the world?