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Why Study in Australian Universities

October 2014

While overseas study is expensive, Australia is more affordable than most other destinations and offers a high standard of quality education, excellent living condition and a tolerant multicultural society. Australia's Higher Education Institutions rank among the world's best and the quality of education they offer is correspondingly high.

Higher education in Australia provides value for money by offering shorter and more intensive courses, they quickly incorporate latest innovations in science & technology, modern trends in marketing & management in their diploma/degree programs, hence Australian education is more practical and responsive to the needs of Trade & Industry.

In Australia every course offered in an university has CRICOS Code which is given by Australian Government reflecting that the education system is fully controlled by the Government in Australia. There is no formal ranking of universities in Australia. Thus students from all around the world have long made Australia their education destination.

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Quick Facts about Studying in Australia

There are many reasons to apply for a higher education course in an Australian University.

Fact 1:

Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million?

Fact 2:

This isn't surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world!

Fact 3:

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

Fact 4:

Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity - all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination.

Fact 5:

And with more than A$200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, Australia is making it easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.

Fact 6:

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.

Fact 7:

By studying in Australia, you will receive a qualification that's recognised and sought after around the world. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) allows students to easily move through the education system here and provides an easy way for countries around the world to recognise your qualification, and issue the comparable qualifications for local use.

What Edwise Student says about Studying in Australia:

"It's been a smooth ride since I stepped into Edwise for career advice. The staff is very friendly and always there to help out. Big Thanks to my counselor. EDWISE-Truly a "GEM" says Nethaji Thangaraj from Curtin University, Australia.

Australian Universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering areas such as Accounting, Agriculture, Architecture, Business and Management, Communications, Computing / IT, Creative Arts, Economics, Education / Training, Environmental Studies, Health Services, Humanities / Social Science, Law, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology, Sciences and Engineering in Australia. Vocational education and training offer courses which are generally more practical and career oriented towards areas such as business, computing, marketing, tourism and hospitality.

Top 5 Australian universities:

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne (informally UniMelb, Melbourne University or simply Melbourne) is an Australian public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. Melbourne was named Australia's best university by Times Higher Education, Academic Ranking of World Universities and National Taiwan University Rankings.

Times Higher Education ranks Melbourne as 34th in the world, while the QS World University Rankings places Melbourne 31st in the world. According to QS World University Subject Rankings 2014, the University of Melbourne is ranked 2nd in the world for Education, 8th in Accounting & Finance, and Law, 10th in Psychology, 12th in Medicine, and 15th in Computer Science & IT.

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney (commonly referred to as Sydney University, Sydney Uni, USyd, or Sydney) is an Australian public university in Sydney. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the world's 27th most reputable university. In 2013, it was ranked 37th and in the top 0.3% in the QS World University Rankings.

Seven Nobel or Crafoord laureates have been affiliated with the university as graduates and faculty.

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public university located in the state of Queensland, Australia. Founded in 1909, it is the oldest and largest university in Queensland and the fifth oldest in Australia. The main campus is located in the suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane City Central Business District, with other major campuses in Gatton and Herston with a number of other satellite facilities.

The University of Queensland is a member of the Australia's Group of Eight, and the international research-intensive universities network Universitas.

UQ is colloquially known as a "sandstone university" which is well regarded in Australia and highly ranked among top universities in four key international rankings - the QS World University Rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Macquarie University

Macquarie University is an Australian public teaching and research university in Macquarie Park, New South Wales. Macquarie is ranked in the 201st-300th bracket and 8th-9th in Australia in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. The university comprises five faculties, and is the fourth largest University in Sydney. At present, the university offers 87 undergraduate courses and 124 different postgraduate courses to students.

The university is governed by a 17-member Council. Macquarie University also has the largest student exchange programme in Australia. The university is also ranked among the national top five recipients of relative research income.

The university currently comprises 33 departments within five faculties. Four faculties were formed at the start of 2009 from the consolidation of ten academic divisions, to enable a more organized and centralized approach to teaching and research:

Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Human Sciences
A fifth faculty, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was established as part of the new Academic Health Sciences Centre on 7 July 2014.

University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established by an act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911, and began teaching students for the first time in 1913. It is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia and is colloquially known as a "sandstone university". It is also the only university in the state to be a member of the Group of Eight.

UWA is highly ranked internationally in various publications: the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings placed UWA at 84th internationally, and in August 2014 the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University placed the university at 88th in the world.

To date, UWA has produced 99 Rhodes Scholars, 1 Nobel Prize laureate and 1 Australian Prime Minister graduated from UWA.

The University's degree structure has changed recently to further separate the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees available. The university offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Design (BDes) and Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Study in Australia offers research opportunities to eligible professionals willing to enhance their career. The biggest advantage is Australia offers country-based research that is spread all over the continent. Selection for these highly regarded research opportunities are based on merit and is highly competitive, and a proven track record of academic excellence is a pre-requisite.

There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia Universities. They are offered by the Australian Government, education institutions and a number of other public and private organizations. The number of Indian students applying for visas for higher studies in Australia has shot up exponentially.

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of their destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host university delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost.

We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 525 universities in 14 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

If you too wish to Study in Australian Universities. contact us on 1-800-200-3678 / 08600911333.

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