1. Most liveable city.
The Mediterranean climate, less crowded population and less traffic congestion have resulted in perfect blue skies and a pollution-free environment. Perth also enjoys a relatively low crime rate compared to other major cities, making its campuses, transport and city streets safe and secure.
2. Leader in science and innovation.
WA is the perfect place for aspiring scientists! The State’s five universities are at the forefront of science and technology and are involved in cutting edge research projects with other leading institutions around the globe.
3. Plenty of part-time work.
As a student, you always need a bit of extra cash! There are lots of jobs available in the areas of administration, communications, hospitality, housekeeping, retail and tourism. If extra cash is not a concern, why not volunteer at one of Perth’s numerous charitable organisations or community programs and improve your English skills.
4. Dynamic economy.
WA has the fastest growing economy in the country. With only 10 % of Australia’s population, the State generates over 30 % of the country’s export income. This economic boom has generated thousands of high quality and highly paid jobs.
5. Adventures for everyone.
Swim with friendly wild dolphins at Monkey Mia, trek the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle range, dive with the largest fish in the world (the whale shark) at Ningaloo Reef, try your luck at finding gold in Kalgoorlie, surf the awesome waves at Margaret River, climb the towering Karri forests of the South West… the list goes on!
6. Cultural hub of arts.
The city and its surrounds providing the perfect backdrop for festivals and cultural events all year long. Visit art galleries, or enjoy a night of theatre, dance, music or film.
7. Student city.
The city has not one, but five world-class universities and a variety of TAFE and vocational institutions to choose from, all with flexible study pathways. In fact, with so many education providers scattered throughout, sometimes Perth can feel like a bustling ‘student city’.
8. Support for students.
Students in Perth can turn to StudyPerth, which provides international students with various support services such as career guidance, workshops, education resources, social and networking events.