Study abroad destinations: Canada Vs Australia

Canada-Vs-AustraliaWhen 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

Rank

Canada

Rank

Australia

31

University of Toronto

20

The Australian National University

32

McGill University

41

The University of Melbourne

51

University of British Columbia

45

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

90

University of Alberta

47

The University of Queensland

 

 

50

The University of Sydney

 

 

60

Monash University

 

 

93

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

Rank

Canada

Rank

Australia

1

Montreal

5

Melbourne

10

Vancouver

13

Sydney

11

Toronto

20

Brisbane

26

Ottawa

22

Canberra

72

Quebec

44

Adelaide

 

 

50

Perth

 

 

78

Gold Coast

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.

Canada

Australia

Rank

University

Rank

University

Arts and Humanities

18

University of Toronto

10

The Australian National University

29

University of British Columbia

15

The University of Sydney

43

McGill University

17

The University of Melbourne

133

Université de Montréal

36

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

133

University of Alberta

40

Monash University

Engineering and Technology

34

University of Toronto

28

The University of Melbourne

53

University of British Columbia

31

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

60

University of Waterloo

41

The University of Sydney

63

McGill University

44

Monash University

144

University of Alberta

46

The Australian National University

Life Sciences and Technology

15

University of Toronto

13

The University of Melbourne

28

McGill University

17

The University of Sydney

28

University of British Columbia

28

Monash University

55

McMaster University

32

The University of Queensland

76

Université de Montréal

44

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Natural Sciences

22

University of Toronto

29

The University of Melbourne

35

University of British Columbia

36

The University of Sydney

46

McGill University

38

The Australian National University

111

University of Waterloo

75

The University of Queensland

143

University of Alberta

83

Monash University

Social sciences and Management

30

University of Toronto

14

The University of Melbourne

35

University of British Columbia

20

The Australian National University

49

McGill University

22

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

91

The University of Western Ontario

25

The University of Sydney

116

Université de Montréal

29

Monash University

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

Rank

University of Toronto

Nursing

6

Sports related subject

6

Anatomy and physiology

8

Geography

9

Education and Training

10

McGill University

Anatomy and physiology

3

Engineering: Mineral and technology

6

University of British Columbia

Sports related subject

4

Geography

5

Engineering: Mineral and technology

6

University of Alberta

Sports related subject

10

Australian Universities and their Subject Rank

Subjects offered by Universities

Rank

The Australian National University

Politics

6

Social policy and administration

8

Arts and humanities

10

The University of Sydney

Sports related subject

1

Nursing

9

Anatomy and physiology

10

The University of Melbourne

Education and Training

5

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Engineering: Mineral and mining

5

Monash University

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

2

University of Queensland

Engineering: Mineral and Mining

3

Sports related subject

3

Tuition Fee

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.

 

Living expenses

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.

 

Industries

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:

  1. 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

  2. Machinery and equipment sector: This sector includes agricultural machinery, metalworking machinery, natural gas and oil drilling equipment, mining equipment, and others

  3. 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.

  4. Chemicals industry: Top companies are Shell Chemicals, Dow Chemical, Sabic, INEOS,

  5. Food processing industry has a number of interested investors. Top investors are Louis Dreyfus Mitsui Foods, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Meiji Seika Kaisha

  6. 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.

  1. The financial Industry: Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ

  2. 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.

  3. Metal and Mining industry: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group, Newcrest Mining, South32, OZ Minerals

  4. Energy and Utilities Industry: Woodside Petroleum Limited, Santos Limited, Origin Energy Limited, Coal & Allied Industries, Oil Search

  5. Industrial and Material Industry: Leighton Holdings, Orica, Brambles, Amcor, Transurban Group

  6. Healthcare Industry: CSL, Resmed Inc., Sonic Healthcare, Cochlear, Ramsay Health Care

Data Source: QS Rankings

 

Also read:

Top reasons to study in Australia

Top Universities for Engineering in Canada

Top reasons to study in Canada

 

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First Published On : 31 Aug 2017 05:08 PM IST
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