Why do International Students Go Queensland?
According to the student’s international data, around 123,000 international students studied in Queensland in the 2017-2018 academic year. This figure represents 15.5 % of total international student population enrolled and considered to third most favourite destination after New South Wales and Victoria. The total intake of foreign students grew by 11.6% in comparison to previous year. Hence, lELTS find out why it is becoming one of the most attractive study destinations for foreign students in Australia. Firstly, in Queensland, educational and training is the second biggest service after tourism, the academic institution is known for its excellence, and the region provides very safe and healthy lifestyle along with the affordable living cost as compared to other states make it one of the best the lists. As far as the academic excellence is concerned, it has got eight recognized and world class universities offering programs in wide range of discipline including medicine, technology, Engineering, arts, sciences, and hospitality. After that, it has the list of tier two institutions and 100 registered private training organization and training centres that suits to interests of international students. Additionally, the state offers diploma, vocational training program for the students who aim to obtain jobs through certificate courses. Hence, the perfect combination of top tiers, and regional affordable institution have been the influential in attracting the students.
Beyond the academic choices, living in Queensland is dream come true as it is one of the favourite destinations for world travellers. This state has a lot to offer for the people who travel, stay and live here. Talking about the attraction, it has scenic beaches, reefs, rainforests, and place for adventurists. This state is the perfect blend for the nature lovers with its beaches, mountains, waterbodies and tropical rainforests and the weather is enjoyable throughout the year. There are number of areas regionally divided as seven regions including
• Mackay and Whitsunday
• Mount Isa and North West (includes Townsville)
• Brisbane and South East Queensland
• South West and Darling Downs
• Wide Bay Burnett
• Central West (includes Gladstone and Rockhampton)
The most popular region among all for international students is the Brisbane and South West Queensland as is concentrated by all the educational institution, industries and businesses. The Main cities are Brisbane and Queensland, and has everything to offer including the travel experiences, countryside and cosmopolitan experiences. All the regions provide students with the sense of community, belonging and cultural inclusivity. Especially, the capital city of Queensland, Brisbane is ranked as the one of the top twenty best student’s city in the world. With the three highly accredited universities, this city alone accommodates 100,00 thousand students. Both main cities offer good cosmopolitan experiences with the unbeatable nightlife’s club’s and closely integrated with the nature. The service industry in Queensland is so strong and it helps students to find a part time job to sustain during their studies. International students could find reasonable and affordable accommodation. In Australia, the two cities in Queensland are ranked as the top five affordable cities in Australia. Its capital city Brisbane is fourth affordable city and rental prices approximately 40% lower than Sydney. Also, Queensland government provides 50% concession for the student using public transports. Along with the government support, there are networks of hub that support international students to achieve their socials and personal goals. Queensland is one of greatest multicultural city and the with government initiative to support international students through supportive policies, schemes, and networks, this state offers a vibrant environment to overseas students and it will continue to attract the students from all over the world.