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Perth – Western Australia
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Perth – Western Australia

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With its warm climate, friendly residents and relaxed lifestyle, Perth isn’t just a great place to study, it’s also a great place to live.

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, with a population of almost 2 million people, and is famous for being the most isolated city in the world. Completely surrounded by Australian nature: the Indian Ocean on one side and the Australian outback on the other. It is widely regarded as the “Education City” of Australia, and students who study in Perth know that they are receiving the very best education that Australia can offer. What else does Perth have to offer international students?

Public Transport:

Perth’s public transport system is divided into travel zones and is designed to be easy to use for everyone visiting our city. We have a safe, modern network of buses, trains and ferries, which is always under expansion to meet the needs of our growing city.

You can use any combination of these three services on one ticket. Travel fares are valid for up to three hours and are determined by the number of zones you travel through during your journey.

Climate:

Perth has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It is the sunniest capital city in Australia with clear blue skies an incredible 70% of the year! Our warm weather and clean air allow us to enjoy a year-round outdoor lifestyle and we make the most of our state’s natural beauty.

Studying in Perth lets you take advantage of our sunny climate while earning a qualification for your future. Your weekends and holidays can be spent enjoying the outdoors at barbecues with friends or swimming in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, or even stand-up paddle boarding on the Swan River.

Cost of Living:

We offer world-class education courses, a warm sunny climate, a relaxed laid-back lifestyle and a vibrant economy, with adventure and new discoveries waiting on your doorstep. Not only that, but our city also has some of the lowest living expenses in Australia for international students.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2017 ranked Sydney as the 14th most expensive city in the world, Melbourne 15th, Brisbane 31st and Perth 49th – meaning it’s definitely one of Australia’s most affordable cities.

You will find day-to-day living costs in Perth for international students are a lot cheaper than other major cities in Australia (and worldwide), making it one of the most affordable destinations in which to study.

Lifestyle

Perth has some of the world’s best beaches, best food, best wine and most glorious weather. Australians and Perth people in particular are very friendly. Perth people tend to get together a lot at one another’s houses: throw a BBQ together, drink some beers and enjoy each other’s company.

Quick Facts:

  • Perth is the most isolated city in the world
  • It boasts over 12,500 km of coastline
  • Perth is closer to Singapore and Jakarta than it is to Australian capital city Canberra
  • The Kalgoorlie mine WA is the world’s largest producer of gold
  • Kings Park in Perth is the biggest city park in the world