Why Study in Australia?

Australia, "the Great Southern Land” has long attracted newcomers to its shores, curious about its famously laidback culture, amazing scenery, beaches and unique wildlife.


Educational Excellence

Australia's first university, the University of Sydney, was founded under the Latin motto "Sidere mens eadem mutato" - the literal translation is "the same mind under different stars", meaning that even though the university is in the southern hemisphere, it continues the academic traditions of the northern hemisphere. There are 12 Australian Universities in the Top 250 QS World University Rankings and 15 institutions rated as 5* or 5*+.

Australian institutions have now developed academic traditions of their own. Studying in Australia, you can expect the best of European traditions, with a distinctly new-world flavour that values self-determination, experimentation and a questioning spirit.



Australia is a nation of immigrants, and that means that any communities have learned to live alongside each other harmoniously, and the whole society has benefited from the blend of customs and traditions.

It means that people can come to Australia from anywhere in the world and find their culture's cuisine, music, language, festivals and places of worship represented and celebrated.

Fast Facts

  • Population: 23 million (2013)
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUS$)
  • Capital city: Canberra
  • Australia is the only continent without an active volcano
  • Australia has the world's largest cattle station: At 24,000 km2, Anna Creek Station is the size of Israel.

Hear what international students studying in Australia think of their universities, courses and their study abroad experiences in Australia on www.whystudyhere.com/australia.