Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is one of Australia’s most popular destinations for higher education international students, hosting around 178,000 international students with a large, diverse and inclusive student community. Ranked as the 9th best student cities (QS Best Student Cities® 2020), it is a close contender with Melbourne. A total of five universities from Sydney have been ranked in the QS World University Rankings® 2020, i.e.
- The University of Sydney: Ranked 42 in Global World Ranking
- University of New South Wales (UNSW): Ranked 43 in Global World Ranking
- University of Technology Sydney: Ranked 140 in Global World Ranking
- Macquarie University: Ranked 237 in Global World Ranking
- Western Sydney University: Ranked 468 in Global World Ranking
NSW also has the largest research sector in Australia, which reflects in the QS Statistics & Operational Research ® 2020 top universities. Four universities from NSW (including two from Sydney) make it to the list out of the ten Australian universities.
Did you know that out of the top 500 Australian companies, 45% are based in NSW! This means that there will be wide range of employment opportunities available during and after you have finished studying in Sydney provided you fit into the criteria set down by the Australia Government Department of Home Affairs.
If you have leisure time, Sydney has a lot to show you. For one, you can discover Australia’s most famous stretch of sand – Bondi Beach, or spend the day at the Sydney Opera House or, if you are the adventurous type, you can explore the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From fine dining to exploring nature, you will never run out of things to do in Sydney.
Work while Studying
Before you graduate, you can also apply for internships, which are a great way to gain professional experience. If you want to earn while you learn, you can Work part-time while studying for up to 40 hours every two weeks during sessions, and unlimited hours during holiday breaks.
That was quite an exhaustive list but it should be enough to help you read up more on the country/universities you wish to study in. Often, studying abroad exposes you to a different way of learning (and teaching) which not only opens your mind but also helps you gain a world-class education. The cultural mix and the professional gain are, undoubtedly, among its many offerings.
Are you ready to move away from your comfort zone and grab this exciting challenge?
Let’s get set, global!