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Studying Agriculture in Australia for foreign students

Studying Agriculture in Australia for foreign students

A guide to the best agricultural universities in Australia from Smapse Education: benefits, prices and popular majors for foreign students.

Benefits of Studying Agriculture in Australia

High level of development of the agricultural sector

Despite the fact that Australia is the driest continent on the planet, the country is one of the largest producers and exporters of agricultural products. The agricultural sector earns about 12% of GDP, 61% of the territory is covered by farms, 51% of certified organic land is in Australia. In many ways, the country has managed to develop its agricultural industry thanks to competent policy and research activity.

Standard of living

Australia is an international country with a high standard of living; developed cities, business and cultural centers with good ecology are located on the mainland. Thanks to the multicultural environment, foreigners quickly get used to the new environment and foreign culture.

Chance to get a visa easily

Foreigners who have completed a two-year program at a university or college are eligible to apply for a graduate visa. Upon concluding a four-year contract with an employer, specialists receive an indefinite visa.

Good study conditions

Students are allowed to earn extra money while studying, but no more than 20 hours a week. Programs at the university are conducted in English. Tuition fees at Australian universities are significantly lower than in Britain and the United States, while the quality of education is at the world level. The diplomas received in the country are recognized by all developed countries.

Higher education in Australia

Australian universities offer bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees in agriculture. There are about 40 higher educational institutions in the country, most of which are state-owned. Among universities, the elite group of "Sandstone Universities", which were founded in the colonial period, is considered to be the elite. The best universities in Australia are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia.

About Australia in Facts:

  • Australia is in the TOP-3 countries in terms of popularity among foreigners
  • Australian universities offer 22 thousand academic programs
  • There are 1100 educational institutions in the country.
  • The TOP-100 of the best universities in the world includes 8 universities in Australia
  • 5 cities in Australia named Best for Students
  • The country regularly enters the TOP 10 countries in terms of the quality of the higher education system
  • 15 Nobel laureates worked and studied in universities.

The admission procedure is in many ways similar to admission to American and British educational institutions: students submit an application electronically with detailed information about their education and are waiting for a decision from the university.

Students with a bachelor's degree receive from $ 55,865 AUD to $ 76,070 AUD per year. Doctoral students earn about $ 90,000 annually. The most requested programs at universities in Australia:

  • Botany
  • Agriculture and chemistry
  • Economy and agriculture
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Entomology
  • Livestock
  • Agriculture in the tropics
  • Agricultural history
  • Physics and Agriculture
  • Statistics
  • Education
  • Organic products.

Top Universities in Australia

Agriculture is a rapidly growing field, which is why programs at prestigious universities are constantly being updated. Academic programs in Australia cover all modern areas of agriculture. Designed scientifically and in response to the demand of the job market, agriculture programs in Australia shed light on topical issues in the industry and cover the environment, business, livestock and many more.

Australia has several universities with an international reputation in the field of agricultural studies - they invite practitioners with extensive experience, cooperate with companies and organizations, thanks to this, they create internship places for students. The infrastructure of agricultural universities includes farms and plantations, scientific laboratories, veterinary clinics with the latest technologies.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the leading agricultural universities in Australia:

Charles Sturt University

The State University, founded in 1989, has campuses throughout the country, including in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. The university includes the faculties of agriculture and winemaking, veterinary medicine, environmental sciences and biomedicine.

Australian National University

The State University is located in Canberra and is one of the eight best universities in the country. The cost of the bachelor's program will be about $ 25,000 AUD per year. Among the graduates and employees of the university there are 6 Nobel laureates.

University of Tasmania

One of the oldest universities in Australia is active in environmental research. According to the QS World ranking, it is ranked 308th in the world.

University of Southern Queensland

The university contributes greatly to the development of the industry and develops innovative technologies that will make farming more profitable and at the same time less costly.

University of New England

An innovative public higher education institution ranked in the top 30 in Australia.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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