International student Population in Australia
Australia is currently the third most popular higher education destination for international students in the English-speaking world behind the United States and the UK. In recent years, the Australian Government took approximately 225 thousand migrants around the world. Most immigrants are from India at 17%, followed by China at 13% then the UK 8% and Philippines 5%. In Australia, Chinese are 30% of the international student population, followed by 13% Indians. Top 5 countries (China, India, Nepal, Malaysia and Brazil) account for more than 50 per cent of the international student population.
Many overseas students choose to study in Australian education sector because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, high quality of education and training and the opportunity to work while you are studying. But one fact about studying in Australian universities is that the tuition fees are not for the poor. Tuition fees are not as low and affordable as the ones in European universities.
International students in Australia, who are on a student visa (called Subclass 500) can work for 40 hours per fortnight while pursuing their degrees. Average income is 20 - 30 dollars per hour. As one gets sufficient points one can apply for PR directly. One can stay in Australia for between 18 months and four years after graduating, depending on what kind of qualification you have.
If you are an international student, you will be liable to pay a full tuition fee for your course. For an undergraduate bachelor degree, this can be between A$15,000 and A$33,000. For a master’s degree, this can be between A$20,000 and A$37,000. For a doctoral degree, this can be between A$14,000 and A$37,000.
International students injected $31.9 billion into Australia's economy last financial year, directly boosting student enrollments and thus jobs and wages – including in regional Australia. The average income of an individual in Australia is about 15 - 19 dollars per hour. Some of the renowned Australian universities include University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Queensland University