Which schools have the best overseas education opportunities?
The list of the top 10 Australian schools for international students includes some of the biggest names in higher education in Australia and overseas.
But while the numbers are impressive, the quality is also among the lowest.
A look at the data shows that there is a lot of variation across the country, from schools in Queensland and New South Wales to schools in the states of South Australia and Victoria.
The chart below shows how the schools on the list rank in international students’ rankings across all the criteria used to rank Australian universities.
While universities are expected to make a profit, many international students say that the quality of education is not what it should be.
A report from the Australian Academy of Graduate Education said universities should be able to recruit top students to study in Australia.
“We believe that there are two important elements to this decision, one is that the best students should be drawn from a broad range of countries, so we’re encouraging schools to make an effort to reach the top students,” Dr James Gurney from the academy told the ABC.
“The second is that universities should provide a strong pathway to international studies.”
Professor Gurnes report says the focus on the bottom line has led to an unrealistic expectation that universities can only attract top students from Australia.
“It’s not fair to expect universities to make the decision of who they’re going to attract to their school based on what’s the most popular place for them to go,” he said.
“And it’s not going to work.”
University students in Australia have a good shot of graduating with a degree.
But they have also had to deal with a number of barriers that prevent them from getting a degree, such as low test scores and a lack of support.
In Queensland, universities are supposed to be the best option for students from low-income families, but many students struggle to get to the top of their chosen field.
“They’re struggling to get the funding, the support to go to universities, the tutoring, the coaching, the accommodation,” said Victoria University student Alex Tzoulis.
“That’s not a great environment for a student.”
But many universities have been able to attract top international students.
“It does depend on the institution,” Dr Gurne said.
“Some of them, like our university, do have a reputation for being really competitive, and I think they are the best in the world.
But some of them don’t.”
You know, I think some of these institutions do a really good job at trying to attract students, but they have the potential to be just as competitive in attracting students from other countries as they are from Australia.
“International students have a strong impact on the state’s economy.”
I’ve noticed in the last two years, we’ve been able in the mining sector to expand our workforce in Victoria and the region.””
[Foreign students] have contributed to Victoria’s economic recovery.”
I’ve noticed in the last two years, we’ve been able in the mining sector to expand our workforce in Victoria and the region.
“So I think it’s quite clear that there’s been a positive impact on our economy.”