Study abroad – choose Australia or New Zealand

Which country is easy to settle in? Which country is the cheapest country to study abroad? Which country is the easiest to succeed in? A lot of questions relate to this topic.  This article will provide key information about the two countries in the TOP advanced education in the world: Australia and New Zealand. Hopefully through useful information this article brings, readers can understand more about the study abroad environment.


Starting with ‘Which country to study abroad’, we’ll start with Australia. The Commonwealth of Australia, Australia is part of Oceania and the sixth largest country in the world. Because of its size, Australia is also named “island continent”, and is sometimes considered the largest island in the world. Australia is a wealthy country with a market economy, relatively high GDP per person, and a relatively low poverty rate.

Australia has six states: New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Tasmania (TAS), Victoria (VIC) and Western Australia (WA)—and two mainland territories: the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Northern Territory (NT).

Although Australia does not have an official language, English has always been the actual language. Australian-English is a major form of the language with special apertures and vocabulary, and there are some minor differences in spelling and grammar with other English language. Other languages you can find here are Quan, Arabic, Cangong, Vietnamese and Italian.

In terms of Australian native languages there are only 70 languages left instead of 200 to 300 from the time Europeans first came into contact with the continent. Australia also has a sign language called Auslan, which is the primary language of the deaf and hard-of-hearing world here.

Nature and climate

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, having a short distance from the continent’s northeastern coast and stretching over 2,000 kilometres. Mount Augustus in Western Australia is claimed to be the largest syst rock in the world.

Its large size leaves Australia with a variety of landscapes, with rainforests in the northeast, mountain ranges in the southeast, southwest and east; the arid deserts in the center. Australia is the flatst continent, with the largest and least fertile land; deserts or semi-arid lands form the most common landscape. Nevertheless, it must be acknowledged that Australia has diverse habitats from alpine wasteland to rainforests.

With special ecosystems, Australia also has very special and rare animals. Among Australia’s famous animals are monotons (such as duck beaks and hedgehogs); a variety of national koalas and mascots such as kangaroos and koalas, and Vombatidae, and birds such as the Ostrich of Australia and the kookaburra kingfisher. Eucalyptus trees are also seen as symbols of Australia.

Culture and People

Australia’s population density is 2.8 people per square kilometre, ranked as the lowest in the world, but a large portion of the population living along the east-south coast has a mild climate.

Australia’s culture is also somewhat expressed by the daily food they use. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, food in Australia has been increasingly influenced by immigrants to the country, especially from Southern European and Asian cultures. So you can rest assured when studying here and not suffer too much cultural shock. Australian wine is also very popular if you have a chance to try it. They are produced in 60 separate production areas with a total area of 160,000 hectares, mainly in the south.

Famous Australian actors include Judith Anderson, Errol Flynn, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, and Chris Hemsworth.

Accommodation costs

All of Australia’s major cities are well-rated in relatively global life-worthy studies such as The City of Melbourne, followed by Adelaide, Sydney, and Perth. However, it is the comfort and comfort of Australian life that makes this country expensive. Everything you buy must be imported from another country, but this country can hardly produce itself. Australia is also among the highest priced houses in the world. Although australia’s current exchange rate has decreased compared to before, it still makes many international students worry.

Preliminarily, the annual living expenses of Vietnamese students studying in Australia are about AUD 10,000. Currently the average tuition fee of Australian schools is AUD 30,000 per year. Thus, each year, parents must prepare at least AUD 40,000 per year for both tuition and living expenses.

Education system

The OECD ranks Australia among the most expensive university countries. Australia has a state-based vocational education system, called TAFE. Approximately 58 per cent of Australians aged 25 to 64 have a vocational or university degree. The proportion of international students coming to their locality to study Australian higher education is the highest among OECD countries.

Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, while a number of other specialist ainstitutions also offer approved courses at higher education levels. Regional education programs such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth all have their own advantages in teaching and classroom research.

Typical colleges and universities:

Edith Cowan University
Macquarie University
Southern Cross University
Torrens University
University of Newcastle
RMIT Melbourne University

New Zealand

Next to the repertoire ‘Which country to study abroad’ is another country is no less than Australia: the island nation of New Zealand. Geographically, New Zealand consists of two main continents, the North and South Islands, and about 600 small islands. New Zealand’s capital is Wellington, while the most populated city is Auckland.

New Zealand has a modern and thriving market economy. The currency is the New Zealand dollar, also known as ‘for fun’ by the people as the ‘Kiwi dollar’. Services are the largest sector in the New Zealand economy, followed by manufacturing and construction, then farms and the extraction of raw materials. As a developed country, New Zealand ranks highly compared to others in terms of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, civil freedom and economic freedom.

Nature and climate

The country’s diverse terrain and sharp peaks such as the Southern Alps are formed from mountain formation and volcanic eruptions. The South Island is New Zealand’s largest mainland and the 12th largest island in the world. The North Island has the 14th largest area in the world and has fewer mountains but is marked by volcanic phenomena. The plateau also has the nation’s largest lake, Lake Taupo, on the crater of one of the most active super-volcanoes in the world.

New Zealand has a temperate and temperate marine climate, with average annual temperatures ranging from 10 °C in the south to 16 °C in the north. The highest temperature in history is 42.4 °C and the lowest on record is -25.6 °C. The snowfall season is generally from early June to early October, but sudden cold spells may appear beyond this season.

Kiwi, the endemic non-flying bird and the symbol of New Zealand. However, when humans arrived, habitat changes, and the entry of rats, ferrets and other mammals caused many birds to go extinct, such as moa and Haast eagles. Some species such as wren and tuatara are only present here so they are called living fossils.

Marine animals are also abundant, accounting for nearly half of the world’s whales, and a large number of seals, penguins and dolphins are recorded in New Zealand’s waters.

Culture and People

Today, the majority of New Zealand’s 4.8 million population is of European blood; The indigenous Maori are the most populated minority, followed by Asians and Pacific islanders.

New Zealand culture is primarily rooted in early Maori and UK settlers, and has recently expanded due to the rise of immigrants. Recently, American, Australian, Asian and other European cultures have also influenced New Zealand. Non-Maori Polynesian culture is also present, the world’s largest Polynesian festival pasifika is now an annual event in Auckland. As part of the revival of Maori culture, traditional crafts such as engraving and weaving are now more popular and Maori artists have increased in number and influence.

New Zealand cuisine combines indigenous Maori cuisine and diverse culinary traditions brought by settlers and immigrants from Europe, Polynesia and Asia. Special ingredients or dishes include lamb, salmon, kōura (crayfish), oysters, white bait fish, pāua (abalone), mussels, scallops, pipis and tuatua (all New Zealand shellfish), sweet potatoes (kūmara), kiwifruit, tamarillo and pavlova (believed to be a national dish). Hāngi was a method of Māori cooking, using heated stones buried in an underground oven.

Accommodation costs

Living in New Zealand can be said to be “easier to breathe”, the expensive city of Auckland is also only ranked 56th in the ranking of “lavish” cities of the world. The other location is the capital of Wellington, which made the top 200 of the rankings, it’s not necessarily cheap but compared to other places, especially when compared to that Australian neighbour, it’s actually a lot cheaper to live here.

Specifically, the cost of studying in New Zealand will include general tuition fees of NZD 10,000 -14,000, college tuition fees from NZD 7,000 to NZD 14,000 per year, undergraduate and undergraduate tuition fees of only NZD 12,000-30,000 per year, and Doctor’s tuition fees of only NZD 6,500 per year. The cost of living here is about NZD 10,000 a year. Most schools have scholarships for students.

Education system

There are many options and programs for international students in New Zealand concentrated in Auckland and Wellington. Other programs also provide opportunities for internships to contact local businesses or local organizations – to give them a place to train and work.

New Zealand has a literacy rate of 99%, and over half of the population aged 15 to 29 have a college-university degree. The OECD’s International Student Assessment Programme (PISA) in 2010 ranked New Zealand’s education system 7th best in the world, with students performing exceptionally well in reading, maths, and science.


That is the preliminary general information about the two countries in the TOP education in the world. However, to answer the question, which country to study abroad depends on many factors such as the economic circumstances of the family. We believe that studying abroad has its own good and will definitely help you change a lot better. However, to get more accurate, in-depth and oriented information on which country to study abroad to suit your situation, please leave contact information below.