Amazing Facts About Australia That Are Almost Hard To Believe!

Australia’s higher education system is widely known for its hands-on curriculum, internationally renowned universities and lucrative career prospects. However, the magical land of Oz harbours many less known fun facts!

1. Home to 6 of the world’s Top 100 Universities

Australian universities are consistently ranked highly in world rankings, reports, and studies due to their outstanding and meticulous quality assurance. In fact, many of Australia’s top-notch institutions launched online courses to facilitate remote and flexible learning and they successfully managed to adhere to its strict quality assurance policies in the unprecedented times of Covid-19 as well!

2. Australia’s higher education system is ranked higher than that of Japan, Germany, France and Norway

Australia’s multidisciplinary, rigorous and practical higher education system was ranked 8th in the Universitas 2019 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems. The continent offers 22,000+ courses across 1100 accredited institutions.

3. Unrivalled student satisfaction

The Australian Government and Australian Universities are committed to boosting student experience, life and satisfaction, especially for international students. As per the 2018 Department of Education International Student Survey, international students reported a 90% satisfaction score for their study, work and living experience in Australia.
Furthermore, over 80% of onshore students plan to complete their studies in Australia as they are thrilled with the quality of education they receive.

4.  7 of the world’s best student cities are in Australia

Affordable cost of living, diverse student life, vibrant rural and urban settings and promising work opportunities are a few of the many factors that enrich a student’s life while pursuing education in Australia.
According to QS Best Student Cities 2019, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra are not only home to the world’s leading universities but also are the world’s top 100 student-friendly cities.

5. Australian Government spent $300 million in scholarships for international students

The Australian Government provided over 3,000 Australia Awards scholarships to international students from over 55 countries in 2019. In fact, the government offered many financial and non-financial assistance to help students grapple with the impact of Covid-19.

6. Versatile education system

The Australian education system is mainly known for its impressive, impeccable and internationally-renowned breadth and depth. While countries such as the United States of America have a limited scope of opportunities for non-IT and non-STEM backgrounds, Australia’s universities have worthwhile and exciting job prospects for individuals with various backgrounds!

Australian universities are ranked highly in an array of fields, especially in the following study areas:

● Arts & Humanities
● Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health
● Engineering & Technology
● Life Sciences
● Physical Sciences
● Social Sciences

7. Unmatched global alumni network

More than 2.5 international students graduated from Australian Universities in the past 50 years! The majority of these graduates are driving change across the globe.

8. Home to 16 Nobel Laureates!

Spanning from the discovery of penicillin in 1945 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in 2017, Australian universities are celebrated for training and launching future leaders and change-makers.

9. Australia has the highest minimum wage!

A worker in Australia earns 17 USD for 1 hour of work while a worker in the United States of America earns 6 USD for the same 1 hour of work! An employee earns an average of 33 Lakh Rupees per year, i.e. 8 times the average CTC in India. Also, employees are paid overtime if they work for more than 35 hours a week.


The 9 amazing facts listed in this article barely scratch the surface of Australia’s excellent education system. Read Top 12 reasons why you should study in Australia to know more about Australia’s unparalleled education system.

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