15x10cm-blog-posts-20-1024x682

Top 5 cities to study in Australia

7 minutes reading time (1324 words)

[:en]Why is studying in Australia a great plan?

The beautiful weather, stunning sights and spectacular beaches make Australia a popular destination for tourists, and especially for students dreaming of international study experience.

But why is it so popular among students?

For starters, around 37 government-funded universities and two private universities are located in Australia. Adding to this, the Australian education system is globally recognised, and its universities claim the 8th position in the Universities 2019 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

According to the QS World University Ranking 2020, the highest-ranked universities from the country are The Australian National University in the 29th position and The University of Sydney placed at 42nd.

So, here are the top five cities for international students to study in Australia - Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide. Read on to know about them.



Melbourne, known as the cultural heart of Australia has a wide array of live music, cultural festivals, museums, restaurants and world-famous bistros, gives you a whole range of places to visit and different things to explore.

The international diversity present in the student community certainly makes living in Australia a better deal. The friendly and amicable atmosphere enables you to make new friends and form circles very quickly.

Travelling in this magnificent city has been made more feasible for students! Melbourne has an extensive transport system of trains, buses and trams that make getting around the city much more accessible. With the quick accessibility of taxis and cycle tracks, the need for a car is minimal in Melbourne, especially when you are living well within the city.

Known as the leading knowledge city, Melbourne attracts many international companies to set up development and research operations. During semesters, students can work 40 hours per fortnight. You can also obtain the benefits of a Live Study Program in Melbourne.

Apart from the high concentration of universities such as the Monash University, RMIT University and La Trobe University, there are also many other TAFE and private institutions which provide plenty of options for you to pursue your goals and career aspirations.



The often mistaken capital city of Australia, the city of Sydney is, in fact, the capital of New South Wales, and is considered one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Home for dozens of beaches, popular landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Harbour Bridge; life in Sydney can be rather exciting!

World-renowned universities such as The University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University and Australian Catholic University are situated in this lively city.

Culturally, Sydney has a vibrant blend of ethnicities due to a strong and steady influx of immigrants over many years. Considering that the city consists of over 25% overseas population, the diversity in Sydney would certainly be one of its best features to experience.

Sydney’s education offers a good range of courses and degrees, and it holds a strong and firm global reputation for internationally respected qualifications, high-quality research and teaching facilities, alongside a healthy cultural diversity and a safe study environment.

As we all know, food is a great bond builder between people, and Sydney is definitely a city that encourages diversity, even with food. The city has food from across the globe, at affordable student-friendly prices as well! Go out and explore the roots of different cultures with your friends. Moreover for international students, the Australian Government provides a breakdown of international student accommodation in Sydney.



The name of the city has been obtained from ‘Canberry’ which means a ‘meeting place’, staying rather true to the nature of this place!

As a student in Canberra, you have the opportunity to study in the esteemed educational institutions of Australia’s capital, including the top-ranked Australian National University which will provide you excellent exposures and opportunities for the future. It is also home to world-class research centres, which makes it an excellent study abroad choice!

There is a relatively large and diverse student community in Canberra, and it is a wonderful city to settle in, while considering employability after completion of your education. It is welcoming and pleasant, with plenty of opportunities that will make your time both rewarding and fun.

The town is surrounded by environment-friendly living, farmland and forests. In fact, 53% of the total area of the city is covered with nature reserves and parks! Canberra also prides itself on its security, making it one of the safest cities for people including international students to live in.

Canberra is a place of enrichment, where you can also enjoy the evening breeze on an evening stroll, enjoy the scenery on your way to University, or walk and cycle around beautiful lakes and parklands.



Brisbane is known for its pleasant subtropical climate and wide range of entertainment options. It is known for being one among the most affordable cities in Australia, making it the right choice for many students.

This city would never let you feel homesick as the city hosts a grand welcome festival just for you! The Largest City Orientation Day in Australia is a great chance for you to enjoy the food, music and tons of networking opportunities as well.

Moreover, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane hosts a regular International Student Friendship ceremony, thereby giving a chance for international students to receive a personally signed certificate of friendship on behalf of Brisbane.

The city is not just popular for its education system, but is also a popular tourist destination owing to its location near the Gold Coast, which has some of the most range beaches in the world. What more could you expect from your study location, right? With its amazing sunny weather and spectacular sporting culture, you can never run out of things to do outdoors.

So, when it comes to education, Brisbane offers some of the finest education institutions for international students.

Some of the top-notch universities of this city are - the Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland and Griffith University.

Making your way around via public transport is pretty easy as well. Moreover, as a student in Brisbane, there is nothing better if you have a Translink go card! For those who love travelling, things are better as this card allows you to travel by bus, train, and ferry throughout the city.



Planning to study in a peaceful and noise-free zone? You should probably consider studying in Adelaide.

Adelaide is a place free from the chaos of the bigger cities. The city is located in the semi-arid state of Southern Australia.

As one of Australia's cultural hearts, and ‘the City of Churches’, Adelaide certainly lives up to its name with its streets lined with architectural highlights, and the cultural icon being Adelaide’s flourishing botanical gardens. Churches showcase exquisite architectural designs abound in the beautiful city with the Holy Trinity Anglican Church being the oldest, built in the year 1838.

Adelaide has some of Australia’s esteemed institutions, three universities of which are featured in the QS World University Rankings: the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University.

As an international student in Adelaide, you can be secure about the safety measures that’s been taken. The University of Adelaide offers an International Student Support Service (ISS) to help newly arrived students not just to settle down, but also to guide you throughout your time at the campus.

Adelaide is not only the capital of South Australia but is also the opal capital of Australia. The city enjoys an exotic Mediterranean climate with warm and dry weather in the summers and mildly cold weather in the winters.

You will definitely find something interesting from gorgeous hills to beautiful beaches and wine districts.

So, what else are you waiting for? Now, the choice is yours. Take your next step forward. Adventure awaits you in Australia!

For more further updates and information about the universities, contact us and talk to your experts for better guidance!

 [:]


Related Posts

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.aeccglobal.sg/

Image

Get In Touch

Study Destination

Australia  | Bangladesh |  India |  Indonesia |  Malaysia |  Nepal |  Nigeria |  Philippines |  Singapore | Sri Lanka |  Thailand | Vietnam
Copyright © 2021 AECC Global. Useful Links | Glossary | Terms of Use | Privacy PolicySite Map

Speak With Our Experts

To get in touch with our expert team, simply leave your details below and we'll call you for a FREE consultation.