Study in Perth

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Why study in Perth?

Perth is the capital and largest city in the state of Western Australia. Despite being the most remote city of its size in the world, Perth still has plenty to offer international students.

The city is home to popular soft-sand beaches, scenic parks, a lively nightlife, and a vibrant student population. Perth also has a thriving arts and culture scene, with lots of exhibitions and festivals taking place throughout the year.

You can visit the quokkas on Rottnest Island, or watch humpback whales in Perth’s coastal waters. Perth International Airport connects the city with the rest of the world, while an Indian-Pacific intercontinental rail service takes you to Sydney.


Universities in Perth

Perth has established its reputation as Australia’s ‘Education City’ and it’s not tricky to see why. The city boasts several top-ranked universities, as well as a variety of community colleges.

What to study in Perth

Perth is renowned for its teaching and research in areas including environmental science, engineering, and biology. However, you’ll have countless study options at your fingertips.

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What is the cost of study in Perth?

Tuition fees in Perth are cheaper than those found in most other English-speaking countries. Bachelor’s programs generally cost between AUD $23,000 and $30,000 (US $16,500 - $21,500) per year.

The cost of your housing will depend on where you live, but it’s best to budget around AUD $15,000 - $20,000 per year. You’ll then need to make sure you have sufficient funds to cover other living expenses, like food, transport, academic supplies, and hobbies.

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How to study in Perth

To study in Perth, you’ll need to fulfill the entry requirements for the program and university you’re interested in. The exact criteria will differ from university to university, but you should have completed your secondary education as a minimum.

If you’re not a native English-speaker, you might need to demonstrate your language skills with a TOEFL or IELTS test.

Once you’ve been granted a university place, you can begin applying for an Australian student visa.