ABC Online reports that new research from the Grattan Institute shows young people in Australia from African and Arabic migrant families are more likely to go to university than their non-migrant peers.
Australia has 37 universities ranked among the world’s best, according to the latest global rankings.
Australia is huge. It is home to some of the best international student cities in the world with each offering a different experience of Australia.
Australia is overtaking the UK as the world’s second biggest destination for international students, says research from University College London.
Researchers at UCL’s Centre for Global Higher Education say the UK is being pushed into third place behind the United States and Australia.
Australia has been rapidly expanding its international student numbers.
Australia has been marketing itself as an English-speaking country with high-performing universities, with an attractive climate and a welcoming culture for overseas students.
This year’s Best Student Cities rankings put Melbourne and Sydney in the top 10 – although London was the highest ranked of all.
Survey finds that international students are prioritising reputation, personal safety, research quality and variety of courses available over having the opportunity to work whilst studying abroad
More international students than ever are remaining in Australia for up to four years on graduate work visas following their studies.
- The number of international graduates staying in Australia to work has exploded in the past year
- Majority of visas include full working rights
In March 50,000 international graduates were in Australia on the 485 visa — an increase of more than 16,000 in just 12 months.
Labor’s immigration spokesman, Shayne Neumann, said international students are an important contributor to the economy
Last year 350,000 international students were enrolled in universities — an increase of 100,000 in the preceding three years.
The lag between a student’s enrolment and graduation, and the grant of subclass 485 visas, means the number of international graduates working in Australia is set to rise even further in coming years.
International students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during semester under their visa, but no time or occupation restrictions apply to the “post-study” graduate visa stream.
This provides a visa of two years following study — or up to four years for some higher qualifications — to those who complete degrees of at least two years.
The visa may assist some towards a pathway to permanent residency