Australia is known globally as one of the world’s most diverse and welcoming countries.
Of Australia’s 24 million population, almost half (47%) of all Australians were either born overseas or have one parent born overseas, with more than 260 languages spoken in Australian homes. In addition to English, the most common are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese and Greek.
Australia is the biggest island in the world, the sixth biggest country in the world in land area, and the only nation to govern an entire continent. There are more than 500 national parks and more than 2,700 conservation areas, ranging from wildlife sanctuaries to Aboriginal reserves. There are also 20 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park, Lord Howe Island Group, Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island and the Sydney Opera House.
Many people around the world know Australia for being a beautiful country but we also enjoy world-class quality of living, with six of our cities in the top 40 cities in the world. Our education system is among the world’s best with safe, friendly communities from coast to coast.
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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? This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! 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 Universities 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. 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.