A continent with its own tectonic plate, a country with a population density others can only dream of, and a massive island with a 30,000 km long beach.
Australia is situated entirely in the southern hemisphere, between the Indian and the Pacific ocean, south of Maritime Southeast Asia and north of the Antarctic.
With an area of 7,617,930 km², Australia is almost (95%) as large as the continental USA (excluding Alaska;). The sixth-largest country in the world has a population of just 25.4 million inhabitants (2019).
Australia shares maritime borders with East Timor, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the islands of New Caledonia (a special collectivity of France).
The country's capital city is Canberra; other major cities are Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane (1.6 million) Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne (3.5 million), and Perth, the largest city is Sydney (4.2 million). The official language is English.
Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world.
We might be a small country of 24.5 million people but we’re world leaders in education. Australia is soon expected to take over the UK as the world’s second most popular study destination, just behind the US, according to the University College of London’s Centre for Global Higher Education.
An emphasis on student experience and graduate outcomes.
International students report almost 90% satisfaction scores for their living and study experience in Australia according to the 2018 Department of Education International Student Survey.
Seven of the best student cities in the world are in Australia.
We already knew our cities were great places to live and study but now it’s official! According to QS Best Student Cities 2019, almost all of our major cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast – are in the world’s top 100 student cities
The Australian Government has invested
Australia offered over 3,000 Australia Awards scholarships and short courses to students from over 55 countries in 2019. You could be eligible for one in 2020.