Australian Consulate-General
Makassar, Indonesia

Study in Australia

Australia’s innovative and advanced education system is recognised as world leading.  Despite a modest population of just 24 million, Australia is the third most popular destination for international students globally and saw over 640,000 international student enrolments in 2015.

Australia is proud to be the destination of choice for Indonesian university students studying overseas.  In fact, we host almost a quarter of all Indonesian university students studying abroad.  In 2015, around 8,500 Indonesians were enrolled in Australian universities.  That is 50% more Indonesians studying in Australia than in all of Europe combined.

Many Australian cities have direct flights to Indonesia and share a time zone with Indonesia.  But it our popularity with Indonesian students is not just because Australian universities are close to friends and family. 

Indonesian students recognise that Australia’s 41 universities are international leaders in terms of quality, reputation and professionalism.  Seven Australian universities are ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, according to the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings.  Our newer institutions have also quickly made their mark.  According to the 2016 Times Higher Education rankings 16 Australian universities are considered among the top 100 universities under 50 years old.

A high quality education in Australia does not come at a high cost when compared to international competitors, including the United States.  Australian universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, on average, charge tuition fees which are less than half those of the top universities in the United States. 

Costs of living and studying in Australia are also not as high as often assumed.  Recent data provided by the 2016 Economist Cost of Living Survey indicates Australian cities rank well outside the world’s most expensive cities (i.e. Singapore, Paris, London, New York and Seoul).  And average living costs once students arrive in Australia are lower than those experienced when studying in the UK.

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