Enjoy a cutting-edge education in Australia, and enjoy a diverse, safe and welcoming community. Australia is the largest island in the world, and offers a range of stunning landscapes, different climates and cultures. The country’s 43 universities, some of which feature in the world’s Top 100, are located throughout the country. Not sure where to study? Here are a few pointers to help you decide …
Australia Capital Territory (ACT)
Canberra hosts some of the country’s preeminent educational institutions, as well as being the home of Australian’s Government and a focal point for ideas, innovation and decision-making. Canberra is a young, dynamic city with a welcoming community, offering elegant bars, a thriving nightlife, pubs, clubs and beer gardens. It’s often ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Australia, and offers affordable housing, good health services and safety, and good job opportunities.
Choose the Northern Territory for tropical weather, a welcoming community and stunning landscapes. The Territory is huge (bigger than Spain, France and Germany joined together) and is Australia’s youngest state, the median age of the population of 245,000 is 32. The capital, Darwin, is modern and vibrant and offers all the services you would expect of a big city, as well as beautiful beaches.
Study on the island of Tasmania and breathe the world’s cleanest air. Tasmanians enjoy beautiful scenery and a relaxed and sustainable lifestyle beneath the snow-capped Mount Wellington. Unique industry partnerships between the Tasmanian government, local businesses and education providers facilitate opportunities to gain valuable hands-on employment experience as well as access to some of the world’s leading research facilities.
Known as Australia’s most progressive and fastest-growing state, Victoria’s vision is to become the country’s ‘Education State’. The capital, Melbourne, is ranked as the best student city in Australia, and offers a high standard of living at an affordable cost, and world-class higher education institutions.
Apart from the iconic Gold Coast, rainforests and the Barrier Reef and year-round sub-tropical weather, Queensland also offers lots of opportunities for world-class education.
Western Australia offers a sunny climate, a relaxed lifestyle and lots of opportunities for work and play. Perth, the capital, offers a dynamic mix of nightlife, restaurants, and cultural experiences, with white beaches, beautiful parks and gardens. It’s also the most affordable state capital in Australia.
New South Wales
Australia’s most populous state, NSW offers a wide range of landscapes, from alpine deserts to deserted stretches of Outback, to beautiful beaches, to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Sydney. The state is also home to world-class universities, vocational institutions and research organisations which deliver cutting edge, industry-relevant education.
Study in South Australia and enjoy long summers, beautiful beaches, events and festivals. The capital, Adelaide, with a population of 1.7 million, offers students a bustling, multicultural city at an affordable living cost. The city is also known as the food and wine capital of Australia, and its central location makes it easy to travel to other parts of the country.
For more information on studying in Australia, the application process and universities, check out the Study in Australia site: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/