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Choosing a university to pursue my master's degree proved out to be a lot more of a daunting task than I had imagined. If they had the power, my brain cells would have overtaken and killed me for putting too much pressure on them.

I sent emails to my seniors, phoned the people I could, personally met those who were available, and always had something exciting to change my opinion. I would go to bed making up my mind to study in the US, then dream of Big Ben and wake up deciding the UK was my destination. After all, quality of education is not the only factor that entices international students.

Nevertheless, after much ado I ended up choosing to study in Australia. The decision in no way reduces my respect for educational excellence countries like the US and UK have attained, but Australia is quite alluring, and not just for its sandy beaches and exotic wilderness. (More on the attractions here.)

I should mention that I am a graduate and have some professional experience to garnish my résumé, so my case might be a little different from those who have just completed their graduation and are now looking to pursue a master’s degree, though I would sincerely advise them to go out in the field and experience the practical implementation of what they have been studying before directly jumping onto any master’s program.

Here are some of the reasons I chose to study in Australia:

1. Diversity and multiculturalism

As vibrant as it is, Australia offers a fresh and different perspective in the education sector mainly because its dynamics are diverse. More so than Europe and North America, it has attracted a large number of Asian students that might give the world new leaders. Australia’s multiculturalism is for people like me a social paradise. Nothing can be better than finding people bringing different cultural, political and religious perspectives to the table.

2. High quality universities in Australia & student support

Since international students contribute strongly to the economy of Australia, the government takes special interest in regulating the education sector, and the presence of many universities in Australia in the top 100 of the world rankings speaks highly of the government’s efforts to get student to study in Australia. That is more than enough for me to select Australia as a destination for study because even if a particular university is not ranked among the world’s best, there is a guarantee that it would strive to do so and never compromise on the quality of education. Furthermore, you can avail yourself of a lot of scholarship opportunities offered by the government and universities in Australia.

3. Opportunities to work after graduation

That being said, there is much more that prompted me to choose study in Australia, even though the cost of education is relatively high. Once you have spent your time and money in acquiring education in any country, it seems only justified for you to wish to work in that environment for some time before heading back to your country or going elsewhere to chase your dreams. The recent changes in government policy make it easier for international students to work in Australia once they complete their education (conditions apply) and hence they can add value to their résumés not only through international education but also through international work experience.

4. Space to be innovative

Moreover, universities in Australia, just like any other university in the developed world, tend to promote practical learning. Students seemingly have a lot more personal space to improvise and can carry out their own projects that might turn out to be something very big. (Remember how Facebook was started?)

Having gathered all this information and made my choice, I am still currently miles away from Australia! Keep reading my posts here to find out what happens when I arrive in Melbourne to start my course at Monash University...

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Written by Zain Nabi
Hailing from Pakistan, Zain finished a Masters of Journalism and International Relations at Monash University in Australia. He is working as a journalist and media trainer in Melbourne along with secretly harboring an ambition to become a filmmaker.

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Great for this wonderful tips mate.Its easy to study in Australia when you have the right score in IELTS.You can also apply for this visa and just need to show the funds as block money.

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Thanks for the info it is so informative and helpful.

Australia has been stepping up efforts to attract international students, including Indians, and retaining global talent among leading study destinations such as the US, UK and Canada. Research data by overseas education experts suggests that Australia has gone through various phases of growth and innovation to remain competitive in attracting international students.

Pros of Studying in Australia

Immigration

Job Certainty

Competition :I think that competition in terms of jobs in not as fierce in countries like Canada and Australia as compared to US because US is a free economy so people from all the background, ethnicity and countries comes here and work here

Economy :Economies of Canada and especially Australia at this point of time is doing better than US.

Skill Gap :US is technology hub where you have so many jobs, educational institutes etc so it is a great idea to do a homework on the what is skill gap of profession you wish to pursue education. Some skills are in High demand in US where others are not.

Global Opportunities :Well one of the distinguishing fact of getting educated in place like Australia or Canada is you can be eligible for more jobs globally.

which country is better the USA or Australia for Masters in mechanical stream( mechatronics or automation).
Please reply

Hi Jasbir, looking at the rankings by subject for mechanical engineering, you can see that the US has more institutions ranked among the world's best for this subject - however, Australia still does very well! :)