If you are moving to Canberra or ACT, Australia currently offers 43 Universities with almost a quarter of these rated in the best 200 Universities in the world. Many International students choose to come to University in Australia to complete their studies. If you have Australian permanent resident status you will only be required to pay part of the annual cost of your studies - the federal government can assist with the rest. This student loan scheme is called the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) - which allows students to repay their loan once their salary after graduation rises above $28,000 per year. If you do not have permanent resident status, you will need to pay the annual fees in full. Students who don't hold an Australian passport may also be charged additional costs on top of those Australian passport holders pay for their University fees.
Universities in Canberra and ACT
Australian National University, Canberra www.anu.edu.au
University of Canberra, Canberra www.canberra.edu.au
Charles Sturt University www.csu.edu.au
Australian Catholic University www.acu.edu.au