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April 2015

International Students Satisfied With Their Life In Australia

Published: Tuesday 21 April 2015

Almost 90 per cent on international students in Australia are either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their student experiences in the country, a new report reveals. The biannual International Student Survey, shows that 88 per cent of all international students are enjoying their time in Oz, in spite of recent media reports in Australia which have suggested that the country’s overseas student programme is rife with problems. “The report confirms that the reputation of Australian institutions and the quality of teaching are by far the most important factors for international students choosing Australia over other countries,” said Australia’s Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne in a statement. The report was welcomed by Chris Ziguras, a higher education researcher at RMIT University in Melbourne. “This report is reassuring to the government and to the sector as a whole that the students are coming here for all the right reasons and are generally satisfied,” he said. “Australia is on par with and outperforming other destinations.” The only area where overseas students were not overly satisfied with life in Oz centred on how much they had to pay to live in the country. Only 50 per cent of students states that they were either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ by accommodation costs.