If you’re thinking about getting a foreign education yourself, then you must surely have wondered — why is Australia such a popular destination for Nepali students? Are Nepalis simply following the herd, or are there some real benefits to studying in Australia?
Well, there are a number of reasons why Australia is often preferred by Nepali students. Here are 10 reasons why Australia is the first choice for Nepali students — brought to you by Global Reach Nepal.
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1. Easy Availability Of Student Visas
Unlike some countries in the world, Australia is quite welcoming to immigrants. And when it comes to international students, Australia has a very simple and quick process to get a Student Visa. The financial requirements for getting the visa are also relatively relaxed compared to other countries such as the USA.
2. A Culturally Diverse Destination
Australia is a veritable melting pot of diverse cultures. The country offers a great sense of security for Nepali students due to its tolerance for foreign cultures. You will also get to experience the joy of living in a truly multicultural society, and participate in the different cultural facets of all these different cultures.
3. Varied Study Options
Australia has some of the best universities in the world in every field of study you can imagine. Whether you want to study in the medical field, become an engineer, or even learn a skilled trade to settle down in the country, you will find the perfect course to suit your needs and circumstances.
4. Quality Of Life
Australia is known to have the most fun-loving and relaxed lifestyle in all of the English-speaking countries. Its natives are laid back and know how to enjoy a good day in the sun.
There are a great many things to do to enjoy a day off in Australia, and Australians tend to strongly emphasize a good work-life balance. In general, Australia makes for a much happier lifestyle.
5. Internship Opportunities
Educational programs in Australia have some diverse structures if you search properly. Many Australian institutes will offer internships along with the educational degrees, which can give you a jump start into your professional career after getting the degree.
6. Readily Available Jobs — Both During And Post Study
One of the most well-known benefits of studying in Australia is the potential to earn while you’re studying. Most Nepalis studying abroad aim to pay their own way through college, and Australian labor laws — especially at the moment — are quite lenient towards those with student visas.
Once you’re done with your degree, you can quickly get a temporary graduate visa. This visa allows you to continue staying in Australia, and start a career in the sector you love.
7. The Beautiful Australian Outdoors
Nepali students applying for an abroad education can often overlook the simple beauty of the Australian outdoors. But, here’s the truth — the ease of navigating the immigration system isn’t everything when it comes to studying abroad. Once you’re there, you have to fit into the sights and sounds of the place.
Australia is better than most when it comes to the environment. There are countless beaches to relax on a day off, and you can have awe-inspiring experiences while diving at the Great Barrier Reef. You can enrich your life by experiencing all that the natural goodness of Australia has to offer.
8. Low Cost Of Living
Compared to the quality of life it offers, Australia has lower living expenses than many other countries in the western world. Combined with the healthy wages you can earn as an international student, it’s much easier to live as a student in Australia. At the same time, there are so many different choices for accommodation to further offset your costs of living — like student villages, homestays, share-houses, and more.
9. Abundant Scholarship Programs
The Australian government has a huge scholarship program for international students that spends around $200 million on scholarship programs at different institutes around the country.
There are also many different scholarship programs targeted toward different demographics and education sectors. There is a good chance that you can reduce your cost of education by finding a good scholarship for yourself.
10. Easy Communication
Most importantly, you will have a much easier time fitting into Australia because of the language. Australia has English as its first language, and Nepali students are quite familiar with it. While you might take a short while to get used to the unique Aussie slang, you’ll be using them in your own sentences soon enough!