Australia is a good destination for those students who want to get new experience and a world class education in English. Numerous institutions provide more that 22000 courses in various areas and fields of studies. Australia is the 3rd popular country in the world among the international students with more that 2,500,000 international alumni all over the world. 8 out of 100 best universities in the world are Australian (according to QS ranking) and the Australian institutions have brilliant reputation in the world.
International students may apply to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs. The length of study may vary among different universities and programs, but typically Bachelor degree is a three-years study. Students planning to pursue an academic career may choose an option of “Honours” - it is a fourth year on Bachelor program which includes not only taught courses but also research thesis. In Australia Bachelor students have to choose the main area of study, their “major”, as well as the “minor” - a quote of subjects in another study area. For example, students could choose Political Science major with minor in Economics or any other combination depending on university's rules. Admission decisions in Bachelor programs are usually based on academic results in secondary school, but some universities may also pay attention to extracurricular activities.
Master degree usually takes one of two years. Taught programs are based only on coursework, while research Master programs require a thesis. Doctoral degree is usually between 3 and 5 years in length. There are 38 public and 3 private universities in Australia, but higher education degrees may also be delivered by other types of institutions which should be registered in National Register of higher education providers.
Among the most renowned study programs in Australis are programs in Social sciences and Humanities. As a result, more than 20% of students in this country are international which may be the confirmation of high-quality education in Australia and it's attractiveness for people from all over the world.