Australia and the UK are among the most popular study abroad destinations in the world, attracting large numbers of international students to further their studies even amid the pandemic. So, what are the advantages of studying in the UK and Australia? Why so many international students choose to study abroad in these two countries?
Advantages of Studying in Australia
In contrast, the most obvious advantage of studying in Australia is that there are many ways to study in the country.
There are many ways to study in Australia. International students can study in Australian universities through preparatory courses, applying for courses based on high school grades, and undergraduate diplomas, including the famous universities in Australia, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney, which are ranked 37th and 38th respectively in the QS World University Rankings in 2022. The competition for direct admission to these two universities is fierce. Students can choose to enroll in the foundation course of the University of Melbourne at Trinity College. After successful completion of the course, they can directly enter the first-year undergraduate course of the University of Melbourne; and enroll in the one-year foundation course of Taylors College Sydney, they can connect to the University of Sydney.
Secondly, Australia offers a wealth of study options, allowing students to choose the right school according to their own circumstances. For example, students who want to study in cities with lower living expenses can choose the University of Adelaide, located in South Australia, which is also one of Australia’s top eight universities. The school has outstanding academic research achievements and has nurtured many Nobel Prize winners. There is a post-secondary college, University of Adelaide College, which provides university preparatory courses. After completion, you can directly enter the first year of a bachelor’s degree at the University of Adelaide.
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Advantages of Studying in the UK
British boarding schools have always attracted the attention of parents. In addition to their excellent academic performance, their excellent supporting facilities can also support the diversified development of students, helping them to balance their studies and expertise, and cultivate their interests. In addition, most boarding schools adopt small class teaching, which not only makes learning more efficient, but also safer during the epidemic.
British boarding schools are good at cultivating elites in different fields. For example, Rowan Atkinson, a humorous and highly educated actor of “Mr. Bean”, attended St Bees School in the northern lake district of England in his early years. Covering an area of 250 acres, the school has a beautiful environment, multiple sports facilities, including a golf course, and academic excellence, with an A*-A ratio of 100% for A-Level in 2021. Bournemouth Collegiate School, another boarding school with excellent visual arts and physical education, is located in Bournemouth, a coastal city in the south of England. The school is close to the beach. Students have many opportunities to participate in water sports such as canoeing, surfing and swimming. Its professional coach team has even conducted special training for Olympians!
In addition, British university education is famous for its excellence, coupled with the opening of the “5+1” BNO visa policy, it is more convenient for immigrants to find a job after entering a university in the UK. Even if you don’t plan to settle in the local area after graduation, there are far more options in UK universities. UK universities provide more relevant majors in some subjects, such as veterinary medicine, environmental protection, physics and occupational therapy, etc., and the teaching quality is also quite guaranteed.
In recent years, studying physical and occupational therapy in the UK has become a popular choice because the industry has very good prospects. Interested students may consider enrolling at the University of the West of England, which ranks 19th in the UK for physiotherapy disciplines. After graduation, they only need to complete a certain number of internship hours to register with the British Health and Nursing Professional Association as a British physiotherapist.