All You Need to Know About Flinders University

Flinders University

For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from our pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact we have in the communities we serve.

Inspiration leads to innovation. But innovation is more than just a buzzword at Flinders.

Flinders University is committed to making a difference through its innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Flinders excels in remote area education, in particular its Northern Territory Medical Program which allows students to complete a Flinders Doctor of Medicine in Darwin, supported by facilities in Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Rural medical, nursing, and allied health courses delivered at Renmark and other regional centres are identical in structure to those in Adelaide.

Flinders’ commitment to making a positive difference to our world is captured in our strategic plan Making a Difference – The 2025 Agenda. With a vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates, Flinders University aspires to create a culture that supports students and staff to succeed, to foster research excellence that builds better communities, to inspire education that produces original thinkers, and to promote meaningful engagement that enhances our environment, economy and society.

Requirement for undergraduate

Secondary schooling overseas

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs. To see if your secondary schooling is recognised, and if you meet the minimum entry requirements, view the Country Specific Undergraduate Entry Requirements (PDF).

The minimum entry requirement is comparable to an ATAR of 65, please note that some Flinders programs require higher than a comparable ATAR of 65. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.

Prerequisite subject requirements

Some courses may have additional entry requirements, such as prerequisite subjects or knowledge in a particular area. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.

Credit for previous university studies is granted at the discretion of the faculty that administers a chosen course. If you are seeking credit or exemption you will need to provide detailed subject outlines of studies completed.

If you do not meet the necessary academic requirements you may enrol in a Foundation Program at Flinders International Study Centre (FISC).

Requirement for postgraduate students

To enrol at Flinders as a postgraduate student you must meet the following academic requirements for admission as follows:

Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Masters

  • The equivalent of a three-year Australian bachelors degree.
  • Some degrees may require work experience to meet the entry requirements. A reference or statement from the employer will be required.
  • Special requirements apply to the four-year Doctor of Medicine.

Masters by research

  • A masters degree with a research component from an Australian university or its equivalent.
  • The equivalent of an Australian bachelors degree with second class honours or better (four years of study) undertaken in the field of study you intend to pursue in your proposed masters program.
  • Lesser qualifications are unlikely to be accepted without some qualifying studies or relevant work experience related to the proposed area of study.

Doctor of Philosophy

  • A masters degree with a research component of at least 18 units (or comparable) from an Australian university or its equivalent, with a Distinction average in the research component. In some cases, proof of excellent academic performance in a four-year honours degree may be sufficient.
  • The masters or honours degree must have been undertaken in the field of study you wish to pursue.

English language requirements

You also need to meet the English language requirements.

6 Essential Ways to Pick Your University Abroad in 2019

There are a million and one things to consider when making one of the biggest decisions of your life: where should you study abroad? with so many  program types and destinations available to you, and the long check list of tasks you need to complete before actually heading overseas, it can be difficult to decide where to start. Get yourself organized with these five steps that will help you plan ahead for your time abroad.

If you’re going to seize the opportunity to see the world, you might as well do it on your own terms. Doing your research and comparing study abroad programs beforehand make big difference on the experience you’ll have in your program. As an investment of your time and money, it’s important to do your due diligence and weigh all the options available to you. Besides nobody wants to take a trip that wasn’t worth their time because when it comes to travel we’re all about having no regrets.

1. Select your desired discipline

So, you have a clue about what you want to study and need to find the place where they will give you the training you want. You might find places that offer some interesting interdisciplinary Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes, or specializations you may not have thought about.

2. Decide where you’d like to study

Chances are that you’ve already thought about a specific place where you would like to move and study. Even if you don’t know from where to start, you might want to do some research, checking countries and cities that have the most or all the desired traits, whether it’s the type of study programme, the facilities, the transport, living cost, or weather.

Nevertheless, if one of your main criteria is geography, you should try and narrow it down using other pertinent factors, such as career opportunities, financial options or application requirements. If you haven’t thought about researching the location, it may be best to effectively reduce the search to a handful of possibilities.

3. Use the best search engines for international degrees

Given that there are a few huge factors to consider (and many small ones) when deciding what university to enroll in, you should carefully search the ideal option for what you are looking for.

The best way to manage this lengthy and sometimes frustrating process is to use a well-informed professional platform for higher education, ideal for quick web navigation between study options, categories and filters.

4. Check the International University Rankings

Another obvious way to look at it is by asking “Which are the best universities?, but things aren’t as simple as that. There are many diverse ranking systems, created by several organisations that use different metrics to come up with their top university lists.

5. Research the most affordable degrees

It’s no secret that studying abroad may cost a lot, so you need to pay attention to the overall price of the study programmes available. And this means the tuition fees, especially: there are programmes with small or no tuition fees, as well as some institutions that, for a substantial amount of money, will ensure you the best and most reputable degree you can find.

6. Find out how others experienced studying abroad

If you have your doubts about experimenting with study programmes and universities that, while matching your other criteria on paper, still seem wrong, you need to see what previous international students, in a similar position, have experienced.

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Top 15 Australia’s most Popular Traditional Foods

Barbequed snags

If you’re traveling around Australia, and hanging around with some locals, I’m sure that you will come across some typical Australian food and while you’re here you really should try some of it! From meat you don’t normally find in other supermarkets to chocolate biscuits, to the most common Australian food you should try

Below are 15 Australia most popular Traditional food

1. Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana
Chicken parmigiana

This classic Aussie chicken dish — with roots in Italian-American cooking — is a staple offering on pretty much every pub menu in the country. Originally eggplant based (and these are still available for vegetarians), it has evolved in to a chicken schnitzel topped with tomato sauce, melted cheese and, if you’re feeling fancy, prosciutto ham. This is typically served with salad and chips, although there’s a split between those who think the chips should be under the parmy and those who think they should be on the side.

2. Barbequed snags (aka sausages)

Barbequed snags
Barbequed snags

It’s no surprise that Aussies love to grill, and nothing is more important to a good barbie than a decent sausage — whether you’re at a mate’s place or at your local DIY store. Traditional Australian sausages are usually pork or beef, but if you’re feeling adventurous, there are other animals to sample. Wrap a slice of bread around your snag and top it off with some fried onions and your favourite sauce.

According to the Australian Meat Industry Council’s Sausage King competition, the best beef snags are found in Wollongong and the best pork bangers come from Mawson, ACT.

3. Lamingtons

Lamingtons
Lamingtons

Widely recognised as the ‘National Cake of Australia’ after the National Trust of Queensland voted this sweet treat an Australian icon, named as it was after Lord Lamington, a former Governor of Queensland.

The lamington is a modest square-shaped sponge dipped in chocolate and coated with desiccated coconut. Other variations include two layers and a cream or jam filling — seen by many as a vital addition. They go perfectly with a nice cup of bush tea, or maybe one of Melbourne’s world-famous coffees, and are available in all good bakeries and cafes.

Although the cake is thought to have been first served in Toowoomba, the national success has seen it take off in cities across Australia. Kytons Bakery in Adelaide is the current award holder for best lamington in Australia.

4. A burger with ‘the lot’

If tomato, lettuce, onions and a juicy meat patty just isn’t enough burger then maybe you should try the Aussie gut-buster with ‘the lot’. Take a burger bun and stuff it with barbequed meat, salad, sauce and, for the Australian twist, add a slice of pineapple, some pickled beetroot and a fried egg. Perfect after a long day surfing or relaxing on the beach. Not ideal for those watching their weight.

According to MTV, the best burger in Australia can be found at Burger Me Fresh in Coolangatta. It might be a long way to go for a meal, but people definitely travel with less incentive than this.

5. Pavlova
Pavlova
Pavlova

Both Australia and New Zealand lay claim to inventing this famous dessert, created in honour of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova’s visit to Australasia in the 1920s. As a truly Australian after-dinner sweet, the pavlova’s crispy meringue crust, light fruit filling and whipped cream topping ensure it’s a family hit.

Australian claims to the dish lay in a recipe written by a Perth hotel owner in 1935, however recent research says that dish began life in Germany before evolving into its current form in the United States.

Regardless of where it was created, today’s Australian offerings are perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

6. Meat pies

Meat pies
Meat pies

You may think that a pie’s a pie, available in any flavour with any filling. However, a traditional Australian pie should be hand-sized, filled with mincemeat and gravy, and topped with tomato sauce. A gourmet version with mashed potato and mushy peas is also popular, but any other variant surely falls under a different category.

In 2016, the winner of the Great Aussie Pie Competition was the Oven Crisp Bakery in Riverton, WA.

7. Barramundi

 Barramundi
Barramundi

Forget about fish and chips, feast on fresh Australian barramundi, a name which means ‘large-scaled river fish’ in the Aboriginal language in the Rockhampton area. Grilled, fried or seared skin-side first, it’s a much healthier alternative to battered fish, and a true Aussie meal.

Whether you catch your own or sit back and let someone else take care of the hard work, heading up to Queensland gets you some of the best fish in the country.

8. Vegemite on Toast

Not a particularly complicated dish but still a much-loved serving, Vegemite on toast is great for breakfast, lunch or as an anytime snack. Similar to British Marmite, Vegemite is a vegetarian alternative made from yeast extract, and actually not vegetables.

Vegemite on Toast
Vegemite on Toast

To make your own Australian delicacy toast two slices of bread, be liberal with the butter but frugal with the Vegemite. It’s not something you want to slap on like peanut butter or Nutella.

Vegemite, which was created by a Melbournian, is jammed full of Vitamin B which has loads of health benefits, including the belief that it helps keep mozzies at bay.

9. Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup
Pumpkin soup

Australia isn’t all about grilled meats and seafood, there are a wide range of vegetarian dishes out there too, including a hearty bowl of pumpkin soup. Best served in the colder months, and those are easiest to find when you head south, there’s something incredibly satisfying about a bowl of pumpkin soup eaten by the fire. Add a Granny Smith apple, which were first grown just outside of Sydney, for an authentic Australian version.

10. Grilled kangaroo

Lean and tasty, kangaroo is one of the healthiest meats around, as well being a national icon. But you better like your steak blue, or at least rare as Skippy is notoriously difficult to cook and can dry out quite easily if left on the barbie too long.

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11. Anzac Cookies

ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps that fought together during WWI. ANZAC Day is a public holiday in Australia to celebrate the men that fought for the country. During the war, the wives baked these delicious ANZAC cookies to send off to their men at war. They were cheap to make and could stay fresh throughout long boat journeys. They are made with coconut, golden syrup and oats… yum!

traditional australian food - anzac biscuits

12. Fish and Chips

Australians do a bloody good Fish and Chips. OK most English visitors will be quite skeptical of this statement when it comes to Fish and Chips because Australians have yet to master the art of mushy peas, chips and gravy. But considering that the entire country is surrounded by ocean, you are pretty much guaranteed to always get a delicious and fresh piece of fish.

fish and chips

Image By Steven Lilley

13. Avocados

Australians LOVE their Avocados – especially with their eggs and breakfast dishes. In most cafes you will notice that you can order a side of Avocado with your poached, scrambled or fried eggs. You may even notice that the avocado is already included within the breakfast dish. I tried an avocado for breakfast for the first time, smeared on toast and topped with Rocket, Feta and Tomatoes. It was actually quite delicious! Aussies also have a fondness for avocado and Vegemite on toast… don’t knock it until you try it.

popular aussie food - avocadoImage By Kjokkenutstyr

14.  Crab Sticks

Crab Sticks
Crab sticks

This food may be familiar to many people in the world, especially those who love Japanese food. International students in Australia should keep this convenient food in their fridges. When needed, this delicious dish will be ready to satisfy any hunger.

Interestingly enough, crab sticks often contains no crab but kinds of white fish ground into power and shaped like crab legs. This dish becomes even more yummy when it is fried with oil.

15. Tim Tams

Tim Tam
Tim Tam

Tim Tams (also known as miracles) are one of Australian favorites. They are made from two layers of chocolate-malted biscuit separated by a light chocolate filling and coated in chocolate. There are several different flavours including dark chocolate, limited edition coconut, caramel, strawberry, etc., but you definitely can’t go past the original! Australians eat about 45 million packets of Tim Tams each year. The Tim Tam factory in Sydney produces 3,000 biscuits each minute. In case you don’t know about a ‘Tim Tam slam’, this is what you do; bite off the ends of the biscuit, then drink through it like a straw. Use it to drink a warm beverage. It melts the chocolate making it soft and perfect.

CHECKOUT THESE TOP IMMIGRATION FRIENDLY COUNTRIES

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The United States is recognized for being the most dominant military and economic power in the world. A diverse country in terms of cultural influence, the U.S. lures many immigrants with the promise of human rights, freedom, religious freedom, a rich business climate, and opportunity for a better life.

The United States currently has a population of 310,232,863, 42,788,029 of those are immigrants from other nations. A plurality of these immigrants come directly from Mexico. Some 11,635,995 individuals in the U.S. currently are Mexican by birth. The U.S. also has a large percentage of Asian immigrants hailing from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, and South Korea. The immigrant population is rounded out with immigrants from Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Cuba, and Canada. The attraction of the U.S. lies in existing cultural communities from many of these nations in addition to the belief that the U.S. is the land of opportunity.

How does the U.S. feel towards immigrating populations? That really depends on who you ask. It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is no real fan of immigrants, but polls show that some 60% of Americans disagree with his wall-building plan. Recent research also shows that the general feeling that immigrants are a burden on the country has declined by 36% since 1994. In fact, 63% of Americans now feel that immigrants strengthen the country. So overall, while there are some individuals who feel their jobs are being stolen by immigrants, that number is much lower than some may have you believe. In general, U.S. citizens are welcoming and accepting of immigrating populations.

To apply for permanent residence in the United States you can be sponsored, i.e. you must be related to a U.S. citizen or green-card holder. Note that different relationships are given higher priority over others. Or you must secure employment with a U.S. company. You may also qualify as a refugee or become a resident through the “green card lottery.”

Immigrant population of the United States by Country of Origin – 42,788,029 immigrants

Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population
Mexico 27.19% Vietnam 2.71%
China 4.06% El Salvador 2.61%
Philippines 4.02% South Korea 2.46%
India 3.87% Cuba 2.32%
Puerto Rico* 3.86% Canada 1.95%

 

American Emigrants by Destination Country

American Emigrants by Destination Country

RUSSIA

The Russian Federation is the largest country by landmass in the world. With one of the largest growing economies and vast natural resources, the Russian Federation is becoming an attraction for immigrants worldwide. Despite poor human rights, high levels of corruption, and not being a particularly safe place to live, the sense of opportunity is a shining light for immigrants from smaller, poorer neighboring countries.

The Russian Federation currently has a population of 139,390,205, 12,270,388 of those s are immigrants from other nations. Approximately half of those immigrant’s hail from the Ukraine and Kazakhstan alone. Currently, some 3,647,234 individuals living in Russia were born in the Ukraine and 2,648,315 were born in Kazakhstan. Other major contributors to the Russian immigrant population include Belarus, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Moldova. The vast majority of these immigrants come seeking employment in menial jobs with few amenities, but jobs all the same.

How do Russian’s feel about the influx of immigrants and current immigrant population? Ask the Russian government and you will learn that they are happy to welcome immigrants willing to work low-paying (or no paying) jobs in exchange for a roof over their head in the vast country. For the Russian government, welcoming immigrants is guaranteed  labor. This is labour that Russians know is imperative to rebuilding their country following a prolonged recession. It is this need for immigrant labour that forces the Russian people to accept their government welcoming immigrants. Nationals who show anti-immigrant sentiments face government persecution for promoting unacceptable nationalism.

So essentially the Russian people have little say in the acceptance of immigrants. This does not mean, however, that immigrants are treated well by nationals. Studies show that some 67% of Russians feel negatively towards immigrants. The immigrant influx is seen as an invasion by poor nations, which is dragging down Russia as a whole. These negative sentiments are worsened for select national groups who are viewed with intolerance such as non-Slavic Russians coming from the North Caucasus.

While few residents of more established nations seek immigration to the Russian Federation, how would you go about seeking residency if you wanted to? In order to move to Russia permanently, all immigrants must have a Russian sponsor who can vouch for them. It is also necessary to submit an application to the Russian government. If accepted, a five-year temporary residency visa will be issued. This can be renewed repeatedly. It is important to know that Russia has national quotas set for the number of immigrants they will accept for each country every year.

If you want to become a Russian citizen after residency has been granted, you must live in the country for 7 years or marry a Russian national and file the appropriate paperwork.

Immigrant population of the Russian Federation by Country of Origin – 12,270,388 immigrants

Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population
Ukraine 29.72% Georgia 5.25%
Kazakhstan 21.58% Armenia 4.02%
Belarus 7.81% Kyrgyzstan 3.87%
Uzbekistan 7.66% Tajikistan 3.2%
Azerbaijan 7.06% Moldova 2.32

 

Russian Emigrants by Country of Destination

Russian Emigrants by Destination Country

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia has a lot of land to offer and is a hub of Arabian wealth. Despite strict rule and regulation of society, Saudi Arabia’s wealth and opportunity is a drawing force for poorer neighbouring countries. This is despite poor human rights, high levels of corruption, low levels of safety, poor public healthcare systems and poor public education systems.

Saudi Arabia currently has a population of 25,731,776, 7,288,900 of those are immigrants from other nations. It is not surprising that none of Saudi Arabia’s biggest immigrating population are from more liberal countries like the U.S., Australia, Canada, or the United Kingdom. This is most likely a result of political tensions as well as a lack of desire of westerners to live in a country with such strict and conservative laws, not to mention the lack of human rights and low levels of safety for immigrants. Saudi Arabia does hold promise for neighbouring countries where the economy is far from ideal, however. The largest population of immigrants in Saudi Arabia comes from India with 1,452,927 immigrants. The second largest contributor to Saudi Arabia’s immigrant population is Pakistan with 1,005,873 immigrants which is tied with Egypt with another 1,005,873 immigrants. Trailing behind these migrant native countries are Yemen, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Sudan, Indonesia, and Jordan.

With such a huge population of immigrants, how does Saudi Arabia feel about immigration? Saudi immigration policy has a firm hold on the immigrants that are permitted entry to the country. In fact, all immigrants must be sponsored by a local sponsor and have work permits guaranteed to them by citizens. This means that immigrant entry to the country is tightly regulated by Saudi nationals. This causes considerable problems, however, since the rules governing sponsorship are very vague leaving nationals to interpret them as they will. This results in a significant percentage of temporary Saudi residents feeling resentment towards Saudi nationals. Despite this tension, those foreign nationals who are granted residency in Saudi Arabia are generally welcomed by nationals. The exception to this is a few areas of the country where conservatism is pushed to the extreme.

How do you go about immigrating to Saudi Arabia? All immigrants must have a residence visa as well as a work permit. In order to process these, your employer must submit paperwork for your entry in addition to you submitting your own paperwork. It is also necessary to undergo a full medical exam and have proof of your academic or professional qualifications. Additionally, after arriving in the country, you may be required to undergo a second medical exam. Once you have been permitted entry to the country, you will be given your permit which you must carry at all times.

Immigrant population of Saudi Arabia by Country of Origin – 7,288,900 immigrants

Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population Country of Origin %age of immigrant Population
India 19.93% Bangladesh 6.13%
Pakistan 13.8% Sri Lanka 5.37%
Egypt 13.8% Sudan 3.83%
Yemen 12.27% Indonesia 3.83%
Philippines 7.67% Jordan 2.36%

 

Saudi Emigrants by Destination Country

Saudi Emigrants by Destination Country

CANADA

Canada is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. It is this availability of land and the Canadian welcoming attitude towards immigrants that attracts incoming immigrants annually. Of course, the human rights, property rights, quality of life, religious freedom, and well-developed public health and education systems are also a draw!

Canada currently has a population of approximately 36,000,000, 7,202,340 of those are immigrants from other nations. In addition to attracting immigrants from the United Kingdom and United States, Canada is a particularly attractive destination for many Asian countries. The United Kingdom is the largest source of Canada’s immigrants with some 674,746 individuals living there having come from the U.K. China is the second largest source of Canada’s immigrants with 543,573 immigrants living in Canada. Following that, India, the Philippines, Italy, the USA, Hong Kong, Germany, Poland, and Vietnam.

Where many nations are less accepting of immigrant populations, Canada is rather unique in its position. The current demographics of Canada mean that without immigrants, the Canadian population will decline in the coming years. Immigrant populations are what helps to maintain the nation’s economy. Due to this, most Canadians are happy to accept incoming immigrants. One concern for Canadians, however, is the focus of immigrants on larger industrialized cities. Immigrants flock to these developed areas in search of work and cultural hubs, however, these are the areas that offer the most opportunity for Canadians as well.

So, how do you go about immigrating to Canada? Eligibility to immigrate to Canada depends on a variety of criteria. There are multiple immigration programs available through the Canadian government, for example, there is a skilled workers program, an immigrant investors program, a family sponsorship program, a refugee program, and an Atlantic immigration pilot program, among other programs.

Immigrant population of Canada by Country of Origin – 7,202,340 immigrants

Country of Origin %age of Immigrant the Population Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population
United Kingdom 9.37% United States of America 4.05%
China 7.55% Hong Kong 3.48%
India 7.17% Germany 2.77%
Philippines 4.9% Poland 2.76%
Italy 4.8% Vietnam 2.59%

 

Canadian Emigrants by Destination Country

Canadian Emigrants by Destination Country

THE UNITED KINGDOM

Ranked 3rd out of the top 80 countries by US News as one of the best nations in the world, the United Kingdom is one of the world’s most developed nations and holds considerable world influence. Long seen as a destination for immigrants worldwide, the United Kingdom has seen increasing diversity in immigrant populations over the last few decades. This increase in diversity is likely a result of the quality of human and property rights as well as religious freedom and well-developed public health and education systems.

The United Kingdom currently has a population of 62,348,447, 6,955,738 of those are immigrants from other nations. Similar to Spain, the immigrating population to the U.K. is quite diverse hailing from countries all over the world. The biggest source of the U.K.’s immigrants, unsurprisingly, is India with some 657,792 of the immigrant population being Indian by birth. Second to India is Poland with 521,446 of the U.K’s population immigrating from Poland. Following these two nations, Pakistan, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Bangladesh, the USA, Jamaica, and Kenya are the largest contributors to the U.K’s immigrant population.

How do the British feel about immigrating populations? This very much depends on who you ask, particularly with Brexit looming over everyone’s heads. Many British feel that their culture is being diluted by foreign influence and their jobs are at risk due to the influx of workers willing to work for lower wages. Brexit has thrust this issue into the limelight, however, since a large portion of Britain’s immigrant population provide vital services that could not be filled adequately by native Britons. As the negotiations for Brexit continue, it seems that more and more British natives are being made aware of just how much the British economy depends on immigrants.

Current regulations for immigration to the United Kingdom are under scrutiny and likely to be revised with Brexit. As it currently stands, though, requirements for entry to the country vary depending on your reason for immigration. For most non-EU immigrants, entry to the country requires leave to enter the country. When granted, this may come with conditions and restrictions applied. You can read more about these restrictions and requirements.

Immigrant population of the United Kingdom by Country of Origin – 6,955,738 immigrants

Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population
India 9.46% South Africa 3.25%
Poland 7.5% Bangladesh 3.02%
Pakistan 6.49% United States of America 2.63%
Ireland 6.07% Jamaica 2.27%
Germany 4.31% Kenya 2.2%

 

British Emigrants by Destination Country

British Emigrants by Destination Country

SPAIN

Ranked 19th out of the 80 best countries by US News as one of the best nations in the world, Spain is comprised of numerous semi-independent “communities.” The cultural influence of each of these historical kingdoms allows a nation of diverse and dynamic population. It is likely that this mixing pot of influence, as well as religious freedom and family-friendly atmosphere, is what appeals to many immigrants.

Spain currently has a population of 46,505,963, 6,900,547 of those are immigrants from other nations. The immigrating population to Spain is considerably diverse with people coming from Romania, Argentina, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Morocco. The largest number of immigrants come to Spain from Romania with 810,471 Romanian immigrants now living in the country. The second largest number of immigrants come to Spain from Morocco with 778,451 immigrants and following that is Ecuador with 519,123 immigrants.

The large and diverse patchwork of culture in Spain lures immigrants from all over the globe…but how do the Spanish feel about their increasing immigrant population? As it turns out, they are much more accepting than many other nations!

Xenophobia and conflicts between immigrants and nationals are rare in Spain. This almost welcoming attitude is thought to be a result of the existing diversity of the Spanish population. In a country that already embraces multiple cultures and religions, immigrants are rarely seen as a “threat” to the Spanish way of life. Despite Spain’s acceptance, however, immigrants still face a struggle with low salaries, high levels of unemployment, poverty, and job insecurity after settlement. Amid their economic crisis, however, Spain continues to accept many immigrants which only seems to worsen the quality of life for incoming populations. For many families, though, these effects of economic crisis are little of a deterrent.

So, just what does it take to immigrate to Spain? Amid increasing numbers of immigrants, Spain recently made reforms to their immigration policy, making things a little more confusing for those seeking entry. Depending on your reason for seeking entry to Spain, requirements for your application vary.

Immigrant population of Spain by Country of Origin – 6,900,547 Immigrants

Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population
Romania 11.75% Argentina 4.8%
Morocco 11.28% Bolivia 3.98%
Ecuador 7.52% Germany 3.95%
United Kingdom 5.96% France 3.66%
Colombia 5.45% Peru 2.68%

 

Spanish Emigrants by Destination Country

Spanish Emigrants by Destination Country

FRANCE

France is one of the world’s most influential countries. A democratic nation with a wealthy population, a significant percentage of France’s people fall into a high-income bracket. This wealth and economic stability may be what brings many immigrants to France’s door.

France currently has a population of 64,768,389, 6,684,842 of those peoples are immigrants from other nations. A vast percentage of these immigrants came to the country from neighboring countries and EU member-states like Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Additionally, some 913,000 of France’s immigrants hail from Algeria, 840,000  from Morocco, and 762,0000 from Portugal.

The rich cultural heritage of France only continues to expand as the nation welcomes increasing diversity. How do the French feel about their increasing immigrant population? Well, the answer varies depending upon who you ask.

Many French are feeling an increasing strain from immigrants moving into the country, resulting in feelings of hostility. In light of the 2017 election of Emmanuel Macron, however, it appears that the French are less hostile towards immigration than many may have previously thought. As opposed to his more anti-immigration opponents in the presidential election, Macron believes that EU nations should be accepting of EU immigrants.

But what if you’re not an EU citizen? If you are seeking a life in France but are coming from a non-EU country, you must apply for a residence permit and display skills and talents that make you valuable to the country. It is likely that these regulations will become more strict in the future, however, as economic growth slows and unemployment slowly rises.

Immigrant population of France by Country of Origin – 6,684,842 Immigrants

Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population Country of Origin %Age of Immigrant Population
Algeria 13.67% Tunisia 4.52%
Morocco 12.58% Turkey 4.48%
Portugal 11.40% United Kingdom 2.58%
Italy 6.74% Germany 2.56%
Spain 5.45% Belgium 2.06%

 

French Emigrants by Destination Country

French Emigrants by Destination Country

AUSTRALIA

A wealthy country with a major presence in international organizations, Australia boasts quality of life, firm citizenship rights, opportunity for entrepreneurs, economic stability, and a large public services sector. In addition to job availability, Australia boasts a huge English-speaking population, a safe environment, and a high level of happiness among its citizens.

Australia currently has some 5.5 million immigrants. Over 1.2 million of those immigrants came from the United Kingdom and 486,000 from New Zealand. The remaining foreign-born population entered Australia from a variety of countries including India, China, Greece, Vietnam, and South Africa.

A very proud nation of people, Australia holds their cultural values dear which can cause some negative sentiment towards immigrants who are unwilling to integrate. With that said, however, the Australian immigration system is designed to ensure that incoming immigrants at least have something to offer. Under the current system, of the 190,000 non-humanitarian immigrants permitted entry to the country annually, around 66% must be skilled laborers. So, if you’re looking to immigrate to Australia but do not have skilled work potential, immigration is going to prove difficult.

What makes a skilled immigrant? Entrants to the country receive “points” that score their potential as skilled workers. Points are awarded for age, English proficiency, education, work experience, skills of accompanying family members, and any employment certifications.

Immigrants to Australia who do not get judged under this system are those with employer-nominations, workers in specific “in-demand” occupations, and any humanitarian applicants.

The Australian immigration system is currently under review and so things could change in the near future. Overall, however, if you have something to offer and don’t intend on being an obvious drain on the thriving economy, Australia is a beautiful and hospitable immigration destination.

immigrant population of Australia by Country of Origin – 5,22,408 Immigrants

Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population Country of Origin %age of Immigrant Population
United Kingdom 21.87% Vietnam 3.58%
New Zealand 8.82% Philippines 2.75%
China 5.35% Greece 2.54%
Italy 4.28% South Africa 2.4%
India 3.8% Germany 2.39%

 

Emigrants from Australia by Destination Country

Australian Emigrants by Destination Country

INDIA

When it comes to ranking the best countries in the world, India comes in at #25 out of the top 60 according to U.S. News. Despite this overall ranking, however, India makes it to the top ten when it comes to immigration-friendly countries.

With a population of over 1.3 billion people, India ranks as the second most populous country in the world. Despite their population size, however, India still is home to more than 5 million immigrants.

So, what is it that makes this such an appealing country to immigrants? A combination of low cost of living and immigration friendliness certainly puts India at the top of many immigrant’s lists. It is perhaps the low manufacturing costs and the fact that India ranks as #4 in the best countries to start a business that appeals to the entrepreneurial minded. The political climate in India is a concern, however, and before deciding to immigrate to the country, it’s important to fully research your destination state and city.

Although India is a popular country for immigrants, most of these immigrants are those seeking refuge from neighbouring countries. For these refugees, the limited resources and poor job market in India are far less concerning than they might be for citizens of free countries.

It is also worth noting, that although India has been a destination for over 5 million immigrants, some 15.6 million people have emigrated. 2.1 million of these emigrants headed for the United Arab Emirates and 1.6 million for the United States.

Immigrant population of India by Country of Origin – 5,436,012 Immigrants

Country of Origin % of Immigrant Population Country of Origin % of Immigrant Population
Bangladesh 60.69% China 0.47%
Pakistan 21.17% Malaysia 0.24%
Nepal 10.39% United Arab Emirates 0.23%
Sri Lanka 2.97% Afghanistan 0.15%
Myanmar 0.97% Bhutan 0.13%

 

Emigrants from India by Destination Country

Indian Emigrants by Country

Top Tourist Attractions in Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Tourism plays an important role in Australian economy, With so many wondrous landmarks which brings billions to the nation every year. makes Australia as one of finest tourist destination in the world, it can be difficult knowing where to start.

Below are List of Most Popular Tourist Destinations In Australia:

1.Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach

Bronzed bodies, blond sand, backpackers, and surf – throw it all together and you get one of the world’s most famous beaches. Only 15 minutes by car from the city center, Bondi Beach is home to one of the oldest surf life saving clubs in the world.

It’s also a great spot for a seaside stroll or picnic, and crowds of tourists and locals gather here to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year.

A great way to soak up the sea views is to stroll along the scenic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, which begins at the southern end of the beach and follows the coastline for six kilometers along sandstone cliffs. Shops, cafes, and restaurants lie across the street from this famous coastal strip. Other attractions around the beach include the Sunday markets, ocean pool, and skate park. Take care when swimming at Bondi.

Strong rip tides often sweep unsuspecting swimmers out to sea, especially at the southern end of this kilometer-long strand, so swimmers should stay between the flags. There’s a reason the Aussies made a reality TV show called Bondi Rescue.

2. Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Regarded as a 20th century architectural masterpiece, the Sydney Opera House was designed and built by architect, Jørn Utzon, to reflect the image of a huge sailing ship. It houses multiple venues that together host more than 1,500 performances each year.

Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens, the famous Opera House in Sydney is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks.

3. Uluru/Ayers Rock

Australia

One of the world’s largest monoliths, Ayers Rock is also one of the top tourist attractions in Australia. Located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park of the Northern Territory, this large sandstone formation stands more than 340 meters (1,100 feet) high.

One of the rock’s peculiarities is that it changes colors dramatically at sunset from terra cotta to blue, violet and red. The local Aboriginal tribe, known as Anangu, call the rock Uluru and regard it as a sacred site.

4. Blue Mountains National Park

walk grand
walk grand

Blue Mountains National Park lies 81 kilometers west of Sydney and is a popular day trip from the city.

Named for the blue haze emanating from the many eucalyptus trees, this stunning park protects more than 664,000 acres of wilderness and encompasses dramatic gorges, waterfalls, aboriginal rock paintings, and 140 kilometers of hiking trails.

The most famous attractions in the park are the towering sandstone rock formations called the Three Sisters.

Other highlights include the Katoomba Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest, which whisks passengers down the Jamison Valley through a cliff-side tunnel into an ancient rainforest, and the Skyway, Scenic Cableway, and Scenic Walkway, which all offer elevated views of the dense forests.

Hiking, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding are all popular things to do in the park.

5. Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park

Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, about three hours north of Darwin, Kakadu is the country’s largest national park.

There is a lot to see in Kakadu National Park, including a large concentration of Aboriginal rock art; some of which are estimated to be up to 20,000 years old.

This park is also home to many different species of wildlife, including wallabies, dingoes and crocodiles. In addition, Kakadu National Park, which is home to one-third of Australia’s bird species, is a birdwatcher’s dream.

6. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

cradle mountain lodge
cradle mountain lodge

Cradle mountain located within the range of world heritage site of Tasmania, standing at the height of 5069 feet. The cradle mountain features wide variety of rock formations, beautiful landscapes and rich biodiversity of plants and animals.

Lake St Clair, The deepest freshwater lake of Australia also located within this mountain range.

The walking through dove lake loop track offers the visitors cool temperature and amazing view of ballroom forest. The visitors can also see many glacial formations within this mountain range. Many ancient plants and rare species of animals are also live within areas of cradle mountain.

7. Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

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One of main tourist attraction in Queensland of Australia, spread across 1200 square kilometers, It is a home for many rare species of plants and insects. In fact daintree forest is the oldest tropical lowland forest in the world, have an age of 135 million years.

Daintree rainforest range also listed on UNESCO’s world heritage sites and over four lacks of people visited this site in every year.

The walking through Daintree rainforest with experienced guides gives you all sights and sounds of nature. The cruise along daintree river also bring close view of wildlife.

The fast flowing streams, Cassowary water falls and magnificent view of white sandy beaches also becomes best part of daintree rainforest exploration

8. Fraser Island, Queensland

Fraser island is the largest sand island in the world, covers an area of 184000 hectares and stretches over 200 kilometers. It is the only place in the world where you can see tall rain forest within sand, because of mycorrhizal fungi present in the sand of fraser island.

There are 100 different lakes linked with this island, some have tea colored water, some have deep blue water and some have clear water.

The coastal walk in fraser island offers spectacular view of ocean and different species of birds. The cruise tour bring close view of dolphins, turtles and sharks, from August to October you can also see migrating humpback whales.

The Eco-friendly resorts becomes one of main attractions in fraser island, sea view offering villas are also available.

9. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney harbour bridge is the largest steel arch bridge in the world, connects Sidney center business district with North shore. The bridge have length of 3770 feet and height of 440 feet, carries 8 roadlines, two railway lines and cycleways.

It took nine years for the construction of this bridge starting from 1923. Today this bridge becomes one of most photographed site in Australia, attracts thousands of visitors for bridge climbing.

The bridge climbing for tourist started in the year 1998. The authorities will take safely precautions like blood alcohol content reading and climb simulator. Visitors can choose day, twilight or night section for climbing over Sydney harbour bridge, will get stunning view of surrounding cities from top of the bridge.