Did you know that Australia has one on the largest international student populations in the world? Did you know that six Australian cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) rank in the Top 35 Student Cities in the World? Did you know that Australia has produced 16 Nobel laureates – more per capita than any other country in the world? Every day over 1 billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make their lives better.
Did you know that more than 70 per cent of graduates from Australian universities find jobs within four months of graduating? Did you know that more than 10,000 Bruneians have attended Australian institutions to date and Australia continues to be one of the preferred education destinations for many Bruneian students?
With top class universities, unrivalled destinations and a fantastic international student community you’d have to be crazy not to think about studying in Australia. And now Bruneian students have an exciting opportunity to meet with Australian Universities. On 10 February, nine top ranking Australian universities will be visiting Brunei to meet with students and discuss options for study in Australia.
Students from all over the world come to Australia for its world-class higher education, progressive vocational education and training (VET), excellent schools and its international English courses. Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from. Thinking of a specific study area of interest? There is every chance Australia has you covered, with at least one Australian university in the top 50 worldwide across the study areas of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Life & Agricultural Sciences, Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy, and Physics.
There are 43 universities in Australia and many other institutions that offer higher education courses. All institutions and courses have to be registered by the Australian Government, which takes a strong interest in maintaining the quality of education for Australians and international students alike. Australia has a national regulatory and quality agency for higher education – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). It was established by the Australian Government to monitor quality, and regulate university and non-university higher education providers against a set of standards developed by the independent Higher Education Standards Panel.
Looking to get some support for your studies? The Study in Australia website (www.studyinaustralia.gov.au) has lots of information about scholarships that are available for international students. In particular, the Endeavour Awards is an initiative of the Australian Government to promote sustainable development and excellence in education in the Asia-Pacific region. The range of awards available will provide educational, research and professional development opportunities to support growth in the region and to build enduring links at the individual, institutional and country levels. Bruneians are eligible to apply for the Endeavour Awards, which focuses on strengthening education linkages, skills and knowledge throughout the region and showcases Australia’s excellence in education, science and training. For more information please visit https://internationaleducation.gov.au/endeavour.