EB5 Affiliate Network has created a FREE international student guidebook specifically for students from Australia: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Australia.
Our easy-to-use guide shows students how to navigate every step of their college process including finding the right institution, applying to universities, and the student visa process. Our informative guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to having everyday conversations with Americans. You will find document and packing lists to check off every step of the way, so you will never find yourself without the required documentation. We also break down key differences between the cultures of America and Australia.
The number of students coming from Australia to study in the United States is only expected to rise in the years to come. Our straightforward guidebook will help simplify the process more than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a previously thought unattainable dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from Australia every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, we can help make your dream come true.
Background on International Students From Australia
Australia is one of the top countries in the world for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of Australian students enrolled in U.S. higher education is more than all other countries in Oceania including New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 4,982 students from Australia enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year.
Australia’s Presence in the Global Economy
As of 2020, Australia has an estimated population of 25,499,884. With a labor force estimated at 12.568 million in 2020, the majority (75.3%) work in services with the remaining employed in industry and agriculture. The top industries in Australia include mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, and steel. Australia is also a major exporter of natural resources, energy, and food. Due to a decrease in demand for resources and energy from Asia and especially China, Australia’s GDP growth rate dropped to a recent low of 1.84% in 2019.
Trend of Australian Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of over 25 million, close to 5,000 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for about 0.019537% of Australia’s population.
The number of Australian students enrolled has remained relatively high despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Australia as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in the capital city of Canberra are even attracting their own international students from all over Oceania.
One problem negatively impacting the growth of international students from Australia receiving a U.S. education is due to the cost of a U.S. education increasing substantially over the past 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
The average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Both public and private institutions on average charge three to four times tuition for international students compared to U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) and citizens.
A Simple Path to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Australia
With permanent residency (Green Card) status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Australia can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides Australian students with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Australian students should never give up on their dream of receiving a world-class education in the United States. Through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, EB5 Affiliate Network can help make your dream come true.