Five large universities are based in Sydney, each with well over 30,000 students who study on campus.
Sydney’s expansion over recent years has mainly been inland to the west. It is one of the most expensive cities to live in the world but the median salary is also among the highest.
Sydney’s universities are recognised internationally for academic research. In terms of world rankings, 4 (out of 5) of Sydney’s universities are in Australia’s top 10.
- The weather
Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. That means that you’ll get many opportunities to go out and explore the city.
- The creative atmosphere
Sydney is bubbling with creativity and is full of quirky suburbs lined with bohemian cafes, vintage shops and craft-beer bars (check out the suburb Newtown for sure). What’s more, the art galleries in the city are fantastic, with many of them free to enter (just what you want as a student!). There is also an abundance of festivals and special events spanning across the year.
- The opportunity to earn while you learn
There’s no doubt that Australia is known to be a very expensive city to live in. However, students need worry too much, as student visa holders are permitted to work up to 40 hours of work per fortnight during term time, and as many hours as they wish outside term time. And with a national minimum wage of $17.70 per hour, the rate of pay certainly isn’t bad at all – so you can enjoy Sydney without feeling the pinch.
- It’s a multicultural city
Sydney welcomes people from all over the globe, meaning you’ll be sure to make friends from new and interesting countries. The diverse atmosphere means there’s plenty of interesting suburbs and events to check out throughout the year
- The fantastic study options
Finally, (and very importantly!) Sydney is a city full of wonderful opportunities for students to learn and gain valuable skills that are vital for a successful career.