There are 40 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private specialty university. All registered universities follow strict regulations on the quality of teaching. Australian universities integrate the American style of open school spirit and continue the British style of traditional elite cultivation methods. Its higher education is of world-class level, with 7 universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.
The courses offered by Australian universities are bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. The courses offered are of wide range from natural sciences, management, business, to humanities, engineering, law and health care sciences, among which engineering and technology, medicine, environmental science, accounting and finance are in leading positions globally. Australians have won prestigious international awards including eight Nobel prizes.
Students need to meet both a sufficient level of English language proficiency and the minimum academic requirements before they can be admitted to an Australian university.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Australian education institutions can only accept students with an appropriate level of English proficiency. Institutions set their own English language requirements. The language proficiency entry levels (e.g. IELTS, CAE or other, specified by the education provider, like RMIT English Worldwide) may be different from those required for a student visa.
If a student’s English language proficiency score is not high enough, there are many English language courses with starting dates throughout the year to prepare them for further study in Australia. All Australian universities either have their own English language centre or have links with English language colleges.
Institutions are free to determine the academic requirements for entry to their courses. These requirements depend on:
- The level and content of the study the student has completed in Australia or their home country;
- The level and academic standards of the institution at which they completed their study.