AUSTRALIA has five of the 30 best cities in the world for the students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life and employer activity-all the important elements for international students when choosing the best study destination. Australian international sector is very well regulated by the government due to strong contribution it makes to the Australian economy. And, the presence of many universities of Australia in the top 100 of the world rankings speaks highly of the government’s efforts to attract students to study in Australia. Furthermore, international students can avail a lot of scholarship opportunities offered by the government and universities in Australia.
Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students to study abroad. Over 1,2 million students from more than 180 countries study in Australia. There are 5 out of the top 100 universities in the world, 5 out of the 30 “best student cities” and the “most livable cities” in the world in Australia. Universities are increasing the number of international student enrolments every year. In the National Strategy for International Education 2025 released by the Australian Government, it recognises the importance of engaging through innovative transnational or cross-border education. The Australian Government provides $200 million each year for international scholarships.