Study in United States
USA at a glance
From LA to Vegas, New York to Seattle, the US is packed with diverse landscapes, cultures, climates and thriving cities.
The world’s fourth-largest country by area and third largest by
population, it’s a world leader across the fields of business, technology and scientific development. its immense global influence also extends into the cultural domain, thanks to the continued strength of exports such as the Hollywood film industry, along with swathes of successful international retailers and brands.
The US also has an unbeatable number of internationally recognized universities, with more than 150 US universities featured in the QS World University Rankings®. So it’s not hard to see why it remains the world’s most popular international study destination, hosting hundreds of thousands of international students each year.
Higher education in Australia
Across Australia’s universities you’ll find every subject you could expect. In total Australia is home to 43 universities, of which the majority are public and just two private. Most Australian universities are self-accrediting institutions running under legislation set either by the state or territory.
Three levels of degree are offered: bachelor’s (three to five years), master’s (one or two years) and doctorate (three to four years). In general Australian universities have great facilities and there are always lots of activities going on, with plenty of social nights and clubs to get involved with.
There are also over 1,100 accredited vocational and technical higher education institutions in Australia. These offer technical and further education (TAFE) and vocational education and training (VET). Here you can study short courses, certificates I through IV, diplomas, and advanced diplomas in industry training designed to prepare you for a specific job.
Although Australia is an expensive place to study, the good news is that the Australian government is active in supporting international students, and gives out approximately AU$200 million each year in scholarships, grants and other financial aid
Admission requirements & applications
Each higher education institution is unique in the programs offered, entry requirements, cost and culture. There is no federal or state-level application system for international students applying to universities in Australia, so you will need to apply directly to the university, usually online and often for a fee. Australian universities certainly aren’t cheap, with average tuition fees for international students averaging around AU$29,235 (~US$22,230) at undergraduate level. This will vary from university to university and subject to subject – a humanities student will pay substantially less than someone studying medicine. If cost is going to be an issue, then make sure you do some research.
In addition to submitting your academic record to date, you may also need to submit proof of proficiency in English language, as well as completing any set tests or interviews.