Why Study In Australia After SPM?

You have just completed your SPM, and now comes the next big question – what to do next? Should you pursue tertiary education locally or go abroad? If abroad, which country should you pick?

The land down under has been one of the favourite countries for studying abroad. Australia has much more to offer besides koalas, kangaroos, beautiful beaches, and scenic views.

Read on as we share why you should choose to study in Australia.

11 reasons to study in Australia

Here are eleven reasons why you should study in Australia.

Top-quality universities

Australia is home to some of the leading Universities in the world with excellent quality lecturers.

Its excellent and recognised education system has over 22,000 courses offered throughout 1,100 institutions at bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Another unique thing about the education system in Australia is the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a national policy that was introduced in 1995. 

This policy specifies the qualification standards for higher education and vocational training/education, and the AQF ensures that the degrees offered are authorized and recognized by the Government.

Cultural diversity

Cultures from all over the world have converged in Australia. Thus there’s an excellent chance to experience and learn about new cultures while studying. 

There are many benefits when you live in multicultural diversity. All this is possible while studying in Australia, from delicious culinary offerings to celebrations and even a chance to learn a new language. Getting to know others from different races, backgrounds, and countries will also open your mind to new ideas and opinions. 

Easy to apply for a student visa

Another reason you should consider studying in Australia is that obtaining a student visa is a straightforward process.

To apply for a student visa, you’ll need to register with all your details, provide all the necessary information and provide your English proficiency test results like IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) or PTE (The Pearson Test of English Academic).

Along with these, attach your university admission slip and fees receipt, score an average result in your exams, and you’ll most likely be granted a student visa.

Plenty to see and do

From wildlife to sandy white beaches and famous landmarks, there is an abundance for you to explore in Australia.

Australia is home to different landscapes, from lush rainforests to vast deserts. It also hosts several World Heritage sites, such as the Queensland Great Barrier Reef and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

You can enjoy your long holidays by taking scenic drives along the Great Ocean Road, getting friendly with some koalas and kangaroos, or visiting some well-known landmarks like the Opera House in Sydney.

Vibrant city life

Wherever you choose to study, be it in the rural or urban areas, you will have the opportunity to visit a few cities in Australia. 

Pick a city to visit during your holidays. Enjoy the dazzling Sydney nightlife, head to Melbourne to experience a multicultural metropolis with fantastic coffee, or choose Adelaide if you prefer a smaller city with quaint surroundings. 

Reasonable cost of living 

The standard of living in major Australian cities is one of the highest in the world, especially when it comes to renting a place to stay.

This, however, can be contradicted by the low tuition fees and the living expenses in university towns in the suburbs, which are usually a lot more affordable.

There are also scholarship opportunities and options to work part-time as a student to help with your expenses.

As for renting a place to stay, students can always share and rent to reduce their cost of living. This makes it even more affordable to study in Australia.

Internship availability

Another great advantage of studying in Australia is the internship opportunities offered by universities.

If you are interested in a particular internship, reach out to your institute to secure a place for yourself.

Internships will help you once you have graduated as they naturally pave the way for job opportunities available for international students. In addition, you will gain invaluable work experience, which would add value to your CV (Curriculum Vitae).

Work opportunities

As an international student, you are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week while studying. Thus, you can earn extra pocket money to help ease your expenses if you want to.

There are numerous part-time jobs available for students, and it is pretty easy to land one. The extra pocket money would help pay rent and daily expenses, or you could save up to explore the beautiful country during your holidays.

Strength in global research

Australian universities are also known for their research in arts, humanities, education and the sciences.

Penicillin, IVF and wi-fi were all discovered in Australia. By studying in Australia, you’ll be able to build on the foundation of great people before you. In addition, you will have lecturers who are skilled researchers themselves and have numerous research tools at your disposal. 

Be it research as part of your coursework or conducting your research independently, you might just become a sought after expert in your field of study.

Global Recognition

Graduates from Australian universities are recognised globally and highly sought after due to the unique and high-quality education system Australia maintains.

Getting a job in a reputable company would not be difficult once you have a degree from Australia.

Easy communication

Another great advantage for international students is that Australians converse in English. 

This would be an upper hand as it would be easy for you to understand them and to be understood. There is, of course, a local slang used by Australians, but over time you would be able to master that as well.

What makes Australian education unique?

Education in Australia is unique because:

  • It is student-focused.
  • It aims to develop students’ minds and bodies.
  • Students are taught to think creatively and how to learn.
  • Teachers promote active learning.
  • Teachers do their best to build strong and caring relationships with their students.
  • It is personalised and pastoral care is available if needed.
  • Students do most of their studies on the computer, and access to portals and learning management systems is readily available.
  • Education in Australia is varied, giving students a vast choice of courses that best interests them to pick from.
  • Access to software and applications that are useful are readily available.
  • The assessments given are well designed, and quality feedback is given to students.
  • Australian education prepares you to be an all-rounder once you have graduated.

Is it worth studying in Australia?

Yes, it is worth completing your tertiary education in Australia with many plus points. Australia should be top of your list with various cultural experiences, breathtaking sceneries, and a top-notch education system.

Another advantage is that the distance from Malaysia is not too far, and coming back home would not be so difficult.

In UOW Malaysia KDU, we offer twinning programmes with the University of Wollongong, making it easier for you, especially in terms of admissions and cost. So you can study locally for one or two years and then complete the final year abroad.

By picking this programme, you will be able to expand your international learning experience at a much lower budget.

Is Australia good for international students?

Yes, in many ways. The most important one is that it provides top-notch education. Language is also nothing to worry about as English is used by the locals so you won’t have any problems communicating.

Additionally, you won’t feel lonely with a large international student community already in Australia. There is the infrastructure to support students from other countries, including international student clubs. You’ll make lifelong friends when studying here. 


Keen to study in Australia and gain invaluable experience? Find out more about the programmes we offer, the course fees and structure. Get in touch with us today!


24 May 2022