Living in OZ
Australia is a land of diversity and culture. Living in a new country can be very different and your lifestyle is likely to change. To help you adapt to Australia specifically, we have compiled resources detailing what life in Australia is like:
Map and Climate
For international students from Europe and North America, the climate in Australia may take some getting used to, as the Australian seasons are opposite to those in Europe and North America. The climate in Australia varies widely depending on the area, as Australia consists of a variety of environments: from beaches to deserts to grazing lands to coral reefs.
People and Culture
Australia is an extremely culturally diverse country. It is varied in its religion, language, history, and art. International students who study in Australia will find themselves studying in a fascinating and diverse environment.
One of the first things international students will have to determine when preparing to study in Australia is where to live. The majority of Australian students live off-campus through homestay programs, in hostels, or rental properties. However, some Australian universities provide housing options, which allows international students to socialize with local students.
Australia is an extremely large country, making transportation very important. The public transportation system is very efficient, and international students should always be able to get to where they need to go, whether by bus, train, rideshare, bike, or plane.
Tuition in Australia is generally less expensive than tuition in other countries like the United States or United Kingdom, but it is still important for international students to budget and be careful with their finances.
The Australian Government allows people who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents to study in Australia. There are several requirements that must be fulfilled. Find out which forms you need and where to obtain them.