Studying in Australia – A full Guide for international students

Studying in Australia ? It’s is one of the favourite study destinations for students all over the world, and known globally as one of the world’s most diverse and welcoming countries.

Of Australia’s 24 million population, almost half of all Australians were either born overseas or have one parent born overseas, with more than 260 languages spoken in Australian homes. In addition to English, the most common are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese and Greek, making Australia an international melting pot. 

Many people around the world know Australia for being a beautiful country with stunning nature and wildlife but Aussies also enjoy world-class quality of living, with six of our cities in the top 40 cities in the world. Australia’s education system is among the world’s best with safe, friendly communities from coast to coast.

We’ve rounded up four reasons why you should consider Australia as your study abroad destination this year.

1. World-class quality education

With world-class universities, top-notch facilities, and cutting-edge curriculum, studying in Australia is like taking your education to the next level. You’ll be learning from some of the brightest minds in the industry, while getting a hands-on education that will set you apart from the rest. Plus, with a thriving student culture and a supportive community, you’ll never feel like you’re stuck in a lecture hall all day. While studying at some of the best universities in Australia, you will be exposed to a a wide range of courses in a variety of fields. From engineering and medicine to renewable energy and digital media, you’ll have the opportunity to study a subject that truly interests you

2. Great work opportunities post studies

Not ready to leave Australia after finishing your degree? Unlike other countries, Australia offers a Temporary Graduate Visa to International students studying in Australia. With this visa, they can continue to work after they have graduated.

The Australian Government has recently announced updates to the post-study work rights by extending the time students can stay and work in Australia after completing their studies. 

Extended post-study work rights are intended for international students graduating with degrees linked to workforce shortages in Australia. Under the Temporary Graduate Work visa (subclass 485), the post-study ‘stay and work’ period for eligible graduates will increase by two years from 1 July 2023. 

3. Plenty of world-ranking student cities to chose from 

Australia is a massive country, in fact, it’s the world’s sixth largest country. In addition to a wide range of landscapes, from tropical rainforests and pristine world-famous beaches to spectacular deserts and impressive mountains, Australia also has some of the best student cities in the word.  
Adelaide (read our guide to Adelaide here)  is the capital city of South Australia and is the fifth most populated city in Australia. The city is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and home to some of Australia’s best restaurants, hotels, festivals, wines, gins and beaches. It’s the perfect place for foodies who also enjoy adventure and the outdoors. Bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment, Adelaide is a vibrant and modern city. Studying in Adelaide is the perfect base for exploring the rest of South Australia. It’s a state full of adventurous activities such as swimming with dolphins, climbing mountains, feed wild kangaroos and drive along the beautiful coastline and beaches.

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Another popular studenty city is Perth (read our guide to Perth here) – the capital city of Western Australia and has a population of close to 2 million people. The city is world-known for being the most isolated city in the world and is surrounded by unspoiled beautiful nature. The Indian Ocean sits on the city’s left side and the Australian outback on the other.

Apart from its beautiful surroundings, what’s life in Perth like?

Perth is regarded as one of the world’s most liveable cities and the city celebrates a welcoming, supportive and multicultural student community. International students can expect to enjoy a warm sunny climate, relaxed lifestyle and lower cost of accommodation and living compared to other Australian cities e.g. Melbourne . The popular student city also offers stunning natural surroundings and plenty of attractions.


Melbourne, the capital of Victoria is ranking as one of the top cities to live in the world, the city has also been named Australia’s best student city (QS Best Student City Rankings) making it a top choice for many international students when deciding on where to study down under. One of the reasons Melbourne is regarded as Australia’s best student city is thanks to its universities which are highly ranked globally and for the quality of their research in international rankings.
Melbourne is a safe and vibrant city and often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital thanks to its impressive music, arts and festival scene. Stroll around the city and you’ll discover culture around every corner from theaters to street art and live performances. It’s a cool city for student living Melbourne and it’s a place to indulge in the latest fashion, the country’s best coffee and the many bakeries, restaurants (it’s a foodie’s paradise) and, of course, excellent bars.

4. The laidback lifestyle in Australia

 Australia is well known for its laid-back and fun-loving lifestyle. Many expats and foreigners will tell you that the Aussies keep a great worklife balance. Even in the capital cities it’s not too uncommon to leave the office by 5pm to spend the rest of the evening over a BBQ together with friends and family.The warmer climate allows lots of outdoor activities which promotes a healthy lifestyle and with world-class beaches many take up surfing whlist down under. Australia is also famous for its ‘mateship’ where people look after each other and often lend strangers a hand when needed. 

Student Accommodation Australia 

Student accommodation in Australia is highly sought after and requires prior planning. So, as soon as you’ve received your confirmation letter from your University it’s time to start to look for accommodation that suits both your needs and budget.

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Depending on the location and type of student housing Australia you choose, rental prices may vary. We as , for example, offers student residences in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Here students can untap their creativity in purpose built podcast rooms, attend in-house social events and catch a gym session any time they choose.


At we have a great selection of international student accommodation Australia. We can help with affordable student accommodation and student rentals Australia, in fact, we offer some of the best student accommodation in Melbourne. We have a large selection of student rooms, shared apartments, and student apartments Australia. Our selection of rooms, studios and apartments are all located in safe and attractive neighbourhoods known to be popular among students and young professionals.

Browse through our accommodation options and learn more about how easy, hassle-free and safe it is to book with us. Or contact our friendly customer support team and let them help you to start the process of finding your perfect student accommodation today.


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