Northern Territory

Capital City - Darwin

Northern Territory in brief
  • 4,000 international students
  • Gateway to Asia
  • Darwin is one of Australia's most multicultural cities
  • 100 different nationalities living in the Territory
  • High quality education across schools, vocational education and training, university, higher education and English language
  • Warm, welcoming and rich in opportunities
  • Charles Darwin University ranked 1st in Australia for postgraduate employment outcomes and 2nd for undergraduate starting salaries

By studying in Australia’s Northern Territory, international students will get a quality Australian education with genuine employment opportunities, while living in a community that offers a warm, relaxed and affordable lifestyle.

Studying in Australia’s Northern Territory is like nowhere else, it is a place of contradiction, where you are in Australia but close to Asia, where the pace might be slower but the fun never stops, where less people and big spaces create more opportunities.

A quality education

Northern Territory students

Studying in the Northern Territory offers international students the opportunity to receive a quality Australian education from one of our international education and training providers, across schools, higher education, English language and vocational education and training.

The Northern Territory welcomes international students and provides you an opportunity to connect with like-minded people.

Our unique lifestyle

Discover NT Uluru

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While studying will be the most important part of your time in the Northern Territory, there are just as many opportunities to learn outside the classroom. The Territory has a unique lifestyle and an abundance of natural beauty and experiences. The Northern Territory is also home to two of Australia’s world famous natural wonders: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Kakadu National Park.

The Northern Territory’s capital, Darwin, is cosmopolitan and vibrant with all the essential services and infrastructure of a capital city. With stunning landscapes, remote communities and a unique pioneering history, Alice Springs is a thriving, spirited outback centre.

A vibrant population

Mindil Beach NT

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The Northern Territory is one of the most multicultural cities in Australia, and Aboriginal Territorians are the custodians of the world’s oldest continuous cultures. In the Northern Territory you will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and experience different cultures. There are over 100 different multicultural communities living in the Territory, and we are home to many exciting cultural, social and food festivals.

In the Northern Territory you can easily get involved in social, community and sporting clubs, and form friendships that will last a lifetime and help you learn valuable skills.

Genuine opportunities

Barista in Darwin

There will be genuine employment opportunities, professional and personal development, networking events with business and community groups and opportunities to obtain skills and unlock new pathways to your future.

There are many employers who welcome international students with job and career growth opportunities, including casual work during studies, internships as part of your course, and with the right visa, post study employment in your field of study.


The Northern Territory Government, in partnership with education providers, offers Study in Australia’s Northern Territory Scholarships to talented students to study in the Territory. The scholarships are for vocational education and training, higher education, and schools.

For more information on studying and living in the Norther Territory, visit the Study NT website. 

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