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Why study in Sydney
Choosing which city to study in is a decision of paramount importance and there are so many reasons why Sydney is a great place for you to spend time investing in your education.
THE STATS: Looking first at the statistics Sydney has been consistently voted in the top 10 most liveable cities worldwide. These rankings are based on measures of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Additionally, Sydney has recently been named the fourth best student city in the 2015 QS rankings behind Paris, Melbourne and London – based on student mix, quality of living, employer activity and affordability.
BEAUTY & SUNSHINE: Sydney is undoubtedly a beautiful, modern and vibrant city. It has a very diverse landscape and boasts a stunning harbour, natural parklands and loads of cool beaches within easy reach of the city centre. Sydney enjoys warm summers, mild winters and approximately 300 sunny days per annum. No better way to be studying for exams than in the sunshine!
EDUCATION REPUTATION & AFFORDABILITY: Australian education has a strong reputation for excellence, by studying in Sydney you will receive an education that is internationally recognised and respected. And not only this, Australian courses are often much cheaper and shorter compared to programs in other western countries such as the UK and US. Meaning that you will have more money to enjoy your student life! Universities in Sydney are well represented and there are also many high quality specialised private colleges and English schools. The five major universities in Sydney all made the QS world university rankings. The list includes: The University of Sydney, University of NSW, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney and University of Western Sydney.
FRIENDLY & MULTICULTURAL CITY: Australians have a reputation for being friendly, down to earth and approachable. Australia and Sydney in particular is a very multicultural place with residents from over one hundred cultural backgrounds creating a vibrant, diverse and thriving community. Sydney is also very safe and enjoys low level crime rates.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Sydney is Australia’s number one city in terms of business activity and options for employment. A further bonus of being a student in Sydney and Australia as a whole is that those on a student visa are able to work 20 hours per week and more during the vacation period – this is not the case in many other western nations. The work allowance enables many students to gain valuable work experience and/or pay some of their studies. In Australia hospitality jobs pay a good hourly rate and allow students to work part time for a decent income.
So what are you waiting for? Enquire today and ask us more about what it is like to study in Sydney.