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Study in Brisbane

All the information you need about studying in Brisbane as an international student.

Why study in Brisbane?

Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia and the capital of Queensland. It’s well-known for its warm climate, friendly people, and laid-back lifestyle.

Students living in Brisbane can enjoy all the amenities of a major city, as well as nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, idyllic islands to visit, and an eclectic arts scene.

Just two hours from the city, you can visit the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests, which offer stunning scenery and popular hiking and camping spots. You can get around the city on foot, but there are also extensive bus routes you can use. For those that want to travel further afield, Brisbane International Airport is only 20 kilometers from the city center.

Universities in Brisbane

Brisbane is an educational hub that’s home to four of Australia’s most highly-rated universities, as well as several colleges and specialist schools.

The city also has one of the world’s highest concentrations of students. With international pupils accounting for roughly 20% of the total student population, you’ll meet like-minded people and feel at home in no time.

What to study in Brisbane

Brisbane is a thriving student city, so you’ll have access to tons of exciting higher-education opportunities. The range of courses offered at universities in the city is vast, but Brisbane is especially renowned for its programs in business, [medicine(https://studee.com/australia/subjects/medicine/), law, and [engineering](https://studee.com/australia/subjects/engineering/].

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How to study in Brisbane

Every higher-education institution in Brisbane has its own admissions process. As a general rule, you’ll need to have completed your secondary education and meet the academic requirements set out by the university you’re interested in. You might also be asked to prove your English language proficiency by completing an IELTS or TOEFL test.

Once you’ve been accepted onto a program, you must secure an Australian student visa. This document allows you to remain in the country for the duration of your program.

Cost to study in Brisbane

Tuition fees in Brisbane largely depend on where and what you choose to study. As a rough estimate, you can expect to pay between 2,500 and 46,000 AUD ($1,800-$33,000) in tuition costs per year.

Brisbane is one of Australia’s most affordable major cities, and student living costs are significantly cheaper than those in Sydney or Melbourne.

Although your expenses will depend on your lifestyle and where you live, it’s sensible to budget around 1,400 AUD ($115) per month.

Key facts of Brisbane

  • 77/58°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 2.62 million Population
  • 6 Universities
  • Australia Country