Brisbane is a multi-cultural hub of creativity and invention. It provides students with a high-quality education in a beautiful location with an outstanding climate, which is perfect for outdoor living and adventures.
With a population of 2.2 million and a $146 billion economy, Brisbane offers endless exciting career opportunities. These are just some of the reasons why this inspiring city is clearly the perfect place to study in Australia. There are many more reasons too…
Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city. Stable temperatures remain across most seasons and the sub-tropical climate means outdoor activities can be enjoyed every day.
Brisbane is one of Australia’s most affordable places to study. Tuition fees are excellent value and cost-of-living expenses are more affordable compared to other developed countries or Australian capital cities.
Australian Education International estimates than an international student in Australia will spend about $380 a week on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport and telephone. This figure is a guide only. The costs will vary depending on your location, lifestyle and even your course.
Staying in Brisbane puts you in a prime position to explore some of Australia’s best destinations, both within Queensland and beyond. Travel time to some of Australia’s favourite beaches, including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay, is less than two hours by car!
Brisbane is also the closest Australian state capital to Asia, which means that you can travel literally anywhere quickly and easily.
Brisbane is Australia’s most friendly and inclusive study destination and is known for its safe environment and warm welcome to international students. Explore everything Brisbane offers international students at Australia’s largest city Orientation Day – the City Welcome Festival. Then meet the Lord Mayor personally and enjoy free music, food and employment networking at a regular Lord Mayor’s International Students Friendship Ceremony.
Brisbane is well-connected with many public transport options. The train, bus, citycat and ferry connections make getting around and commuting to classes effortless. Brisbane students receive a 50 per cent discount on local public transport and 25 per cent discount on bike hire with City Cycle. There’s even a free ferry to jump between the city, South Bank and Kangaroo Point.
Brisbane residents and visitors alike are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to do. The city heart features a number of parks, including Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens, and Kangaroo Point with its Riverlife activities is just a ferry ride across the river.
There’s the popular South Bank – a recreational, cultural and dining precinct with Australia’s only man-made inner-city beach. Here you will find free exercise classes, as well as walking and bike tracks.
Brisbane is also home to some of Australia’s best museums and galleries, including Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art and host of the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival and Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the Queensland Museum and Queensland Art Gallery. There are plentiful smaller galleries too.
This global city hosts a huge number of multicultural events each year, including the popular Regional Flavours food festival, Paniyiri Greek Festival, Oktoberfest, BrisAsia festival and the Night Noodle markets. Plus there are great dining destinations offering cuisine from around the world to satisfy every appetite.