Exciting cities, miles of sandy beaches, unique nature and wildlife and a wonderful climate. Australia is a fantastic country, both in terms of education and adventures! Australian universities maintain a very high academic standard with a strong international focus. Study at a university in Australia!
Australians are known for their hospitality, something you as an international student will benefit from. A better climate than in the one in Australia is difficult to find and the lifestyle is influenced by outdoor activities. Australians loves sports and water sports are particularly popular. Afterward a day on the beach the Aussies gather for a "barbie" or barbeque in the garden. The nature is just as varied as the population and there are more than 500 national parks and 22.000 miles of stunning coastal scenery.
Studying at Australian universities has become very popular, mostly because of the wide course offerings and international standard of the universities. Given Australia's location the universities have a particularly broad offer within international studies, politics and economy and theres is a high proportion of international students. All Australian universities that accept international students are quality assured by the Australian authorities.
21.4 million (2008)
Canberra (345,000 inhabitants)
English (approximately 80% of population). Other languages are Chinese (2.1%), Italian (1.9%) and Greek (1.4%). Different aboriginal languages are the mother tongue of approx. 0.02% of the population.
Australian dollar (AUD)
+8 to +10.5 of CET (+9 to +11.5 in summer)
The population of Australia is multicultural with a predominantly European origin (92%), Asian origin (7%), Aboriginal and other (1%). The five largest groups among the population is British, New Zealanders, Italians, Vietnamese and Chinese. The country's indigenous the aborigines accounts for approx. 2.2% of the total population.
Australia has no state religion. But in 2001 68% of Australians classified themselves as Christians of whom 27% were Catholics and 21% Anglicans.
Australia is a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democratic form of governance, and the British Queen Elizabeth II is the queen of Australia (and thus head of state).
Australia's seasons are the opposite of ours thus summer begins in December and winter begins in June. There are large differences in the weather across the country - New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland have hot summers and mild winters. In Tasmania and Victoria the winter can be chilly. In the middle of the country is it warm all the year around, and up north in the tropics they have dry season from May to September and rainy season from December to March.