Western Australia (Perth)

Australia’s largest state offers an outstanding international student experience where you can enjoy the best of both worlds: countless opportunities for work and play in the thriving, cosmopolitan city of Perth, which has been shaped by huge recent economic growth, alongside some of the nation's most distinctive and awe-inspiring natural landscapes.

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Western Australia in brief
  • 55,000 international students
  • 2.6 million population
  • 6 universities
  • Two city centres: Perth and Fremantle
  • Spectacular and diverse landscapes
  • More than 100 education providers
  • STEM hub and engineering capital

Western Australia offers a student experience quite unlike any other. In WA, the sun is always shining and the people are always smiling.

International students can enjoy a relaxed west-coast lifestyle in a highly connected place which offers many career-launching opportunities.

The metropolitan centre of Perth is consistently rated in the top 50 international student cities in the world and it’s easy to understand why... the city and surrounding areas offer a 'city-meets-the-sea' lifestyle which is truly inspiring.

Perth's character is unique - and quite different to cities on the east cost. And despite its relative distance from other major centres, it's globally focused, with great connectivity to international business, industry and research centres.

Research-rich and business-savvy

Western Australia has a diverse education sector with a mix of public and private education providers including schools, colleges and universities.

The Greater Perth area is home to six leading universities and high quality vocational education institutions and schools. It’s a premier destination for science, technology, economics and mathematics.

The mining and engineering capital of Australia

Covering an area of 2.5 million square kilometres, WA is a resource-rich state with a history of prosperous mining booms. Many of the world’s biggest resource companies including BHP, Rio Tinto and Woodside have offices in Perth and operations throughout the state.

The capital city is a business hub with more Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies than any other city in the country. The hands-on work experience opportunities offered by local business and industry draws students from across Australia and internationally.

Modern cityscapes, stunning landscapes

Famous for its friendly people and relaxed atmosphere, Perth offers a geniuinely laid-back Australian lifestyle.

You’ll discover a clean and modern city with a growing restaurant, arts and music scene. In many respects, it’s generally cheaper than other Australian cities so is ideal for budget-conscious students.

No stay in Perth is complete without venturing out of the city and exploring the immense natural beauty of Western Australia’s expansive outback, stunning coastal landscapes and white sandy beaches.

Here you’ll see some of the most beautiful sunsets our country has to offer. In the south-west part of the state, you’ll find the world-renowned wine producing areas and beaches of Margaret River and Albany. To the north-east, you’ll discover some breathtaking natural wonders, including UNESCO World Heritage reef and rock landmarks.

Western Australia offers a relaxed but exciting student lifestyle that will continue to amaze and delight you on a day-to-day basis. Its student population continues to grow, as many are realising the incredible benefits this state has to offer.

If you’re after an inclusive and immersive Australian experience where you’re never too far from the beach, WA is the study destination for you.

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