When deciding about which country to join for advanced studies, aspirants often find themselves confused. The decision regarding the country, university, the course is a big decision. Canada and Australia are the preferred destinations for people wanting to study abroad. Both Canada and Australia are renowned for having top universities for studying abroad. These two countries are geographically poles apart which makes it more interesting to do a comparative analysis of the universities, courses programs and opportunities available in these countries.
The best universities of Canada are close to the industrial regions of Canada. Ontario has 6 of the top 11 Canadian universities. On the other hand, Australian universities are distributed over the country with universities at Canberra, Melbourne, Queensland, Perth, Adelaide etc.
Canadian and Australian universities in the top 100
University of Toronto
The Australian National University
The University of Melbourne
University of British Columbia
The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
University of Alberta
The University of Queensland
The University of Sydney
The University of Western Australia
Both Canada and Australia have the top student cities of the world. Canada has 5 cities in the top 100 positions while 7 Australian cities are among the top 100 student cities of the world.
Best student cities: Australia and Canada
Canada and Australia: Subject ranking of universities
Canadian universities have been ranked better for courses in Natural Sciences with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia rank 22 and 35 respectively. There are a number of top courses which can be pursued in Canada. Australian universities have consistently topped the subject ranking lists. The Australian National University, University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales are known as the best universities of Australia.
Arts and Humanities
Université de Montréal
Engineering and Technology
University of Waterloo
Life Sciences and Technology
Social sciences and Management
The University of Western Ontario
Difference between study in Canada and Australia
The two higher education destinations can be compared. Know the difference between study in Canada and Australia on the basis of individual subject rank, tuition fee, living expenses as well as major industries and their top players.
Universities and Subject Rank
The University of Toronto has been ranked within the top 10 for Nursing, Sports related subjects, Anatomy and Physiology, Geography and Education and training. The university itself at 31st in all categories has done exceptionally well in a number of subjects. The other subjects in which Canadian universities lead are Engineering: Mineral and technology, Anatomy and physiology.
Australian universities, on the other hand, have consistently performed well in all the major subjects.
Canadian Universities and their Subject Rank
Subjects offered by Universities
Sports related subject
Anatomy and physiology
Education and Training
Engineering: Mineral and technology
Australian Universities and their Subject Rank
Social policy and administration
Arts and humanities
Engineering: Mineral and mining
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
University of Queensland
Engineering: Mineral and Mining
Canadian university course fee starts at approximately CA$14,000 per year for the undergraduate programme. Post graduate course fee at Canadian universities are considerably higher than the undergraduate fee and are around $ 41,920 – $46,820.
Tuition fees of Australian universities are in the range of A$15,000 to $33,000 for Bachelor’s degrees, $20,000 to $37,000 for Masters programmes and $14,000 to $37,000 for PhD courses. Course fee for management programmes is much higher both in Canada and Australia.
Canadian living per month for a student has been estimated to be around $10,000 – $15,000 per annum. The living costs also depend upon the city and lifestyle. Typically bigger cities are more expensive than the smaller cities. There are a number of things to know before aspirants decide Canada as a study destination.
For applying for an Australian student visa, students have to prove that they at least A$19,830 per annum to cover living costs. The visa category (Student visa sub class 500) is same for all international students aspiring to study in Australia.
Canada and Australia both have the some of the top organizations in the world. Canada enjoys the proximity of USA which has the most universities in the top 100. Australia, on the other hand, has abundant mineral resources which have helped its industries. The various industries and its major players are listed here:
Manufacturing sector: Top manufacturing industry is the automotive industry. Major players of the automotive industry are General Motors, Toyota, and Ford. Included in this industry are leading bus and track manufacturers like Volvo Bus, Motor Coach Industries, and Hino
Machinery and equipment sector: This sector includes agricultural machinery, metalworking machinery, natural gas and oil drilling equipment, mining equipment, and others
Biopharmaceutical industry: A fast growing industry with production and R&D facilities. Top companies are Abbott Point-of-Care, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis, and others.
Chemicals industry: Top companies are Shell Chemicals, Dow Chemical, Sabic, INEOS,
Food processing industry has a number of interested investors. Top investors are Louis Dreyfus Mitsui Foods, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Meiji Seika Kaisha
Retail and institutional banking and advisory and financial management services: Top organizations are Royal Bank of Canada, TD Canada Trust, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Nova Scotia, and the Bank of Montreal.
Australia, the island nation, has been leading the world in a number of industries. Australia has some of the leading companies in every industry.
The financial Industry: Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ
The Business Consulting Firms: IBM, Oracle, Accenture, Boston Consulting Group, Ernst&Young, Deloitte, McKinsey have their offices in Australia. The country also has top tier consulting firms like Nous Group, Pacific Strategy Partners, Port Jackson Partners.
Metal and Mining industry: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group, Newcrest Mining, South32, OZ Minerals
Energy and Utilities Industry: Woodside Petroleum Limited, Santos Limited, Origin Energy Limited, Coal & Allied Industries, Oil Search
Industrial and Material Industry: Leighton Holdings, Orica, Brambles, Amcor, Transurban Group
Healthcare Industry: CSL, Resmed Inc., Sonic Healthcare, Cochlear, Ramsay Health Care
Data Source: QS Rankings
Top reasons to study in Australia
Top Universities for Engineering in Canada
Top reasons to study in Canada
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