Study in Australia
Every year thousands of Poles, Czechs and Lithuanians enrol to study in Australia.
Why study in Australia?
There are several reasons:
High quality of education
This is shown by the large number of foreigners who study in Australia - for example, last year over 250 000 of them enroled to study in Australia.
International students are usually allowed to work
They have to apply for the right to work once they arrive in Australia. Assuming this work permit is granted:
They are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during semester time. They can work for an unlimited time during the vacations between semesters.
They can apply for a work permit as soon as they arrive in Australia. They don\'t have to wait several months to do this, as is the case with some Western countries.
They are allowed to work in whatever job they like. In certain other western countries there are restrictions - for example they can only work at the college where they are studying.
The unemployment rate is only about 6% in Australia and there are labour shortages in many fields - for example in the tourism and hospitality industry.
By studying in Australia, foreign students gain a better understanding of the whole Asia-Pacific area.
They can travel easily to other capitals in Australia and Asia and they also get to know other students studying in Australia.
Foreign students who study in Australia often have improved job prospects when they return to their home countries.
The official Australian government site for international students provides further information: Study in Australia