Study in Perth, Western Australia
Perth is the capital of Western Australia, which is the largest of all states in Australia.
Perth is a modern city with high quality colleges and universities, as well as great shopping, cafes and nightlife. In recent years, Perth has attracted the attention of international visitors for being a clean and green city.
Because it is located on the Swan River and the Indian Ocean, you always feel close to the water when you live in Perth.
9 Great Reasons to Study in Perth
Perth is a great destination for many reasons including:
- Reasonable cost of living compared to other major cities
- Fewer distractions than other cities making Perth a great place to focus on study
- Easy and cheap to use public transport system
- Chance to improve your English language skills
- Shares the same time zone as Asian capitals making communication with home easier
- Fantastic weather with warm summers and few days of rain
- Friendly and welcoming people
- Multicultural environment in a middle size city
- Wide range of colleges and universities with high quality courses that are internationally recognised
Population of Perth
Entertainment in Perth
There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and entertainment in Perth. The best way to find these places is via the Experience Perth website.
Places to See in Perth
- King’s Park – Incredible natural park overlooking the city
- Rottnest Island – a small island just off the coast of Perth with paradise beaches
- Fremantle – historic port city with excellent shopping and live entertainment
- Northbridge – nightlife district next to Perth CBD
- Elizabeth Quay – restaurants, cafes and playgrounds by the Swan River
- Cottesloe Beach – Great beach for an evening sunset with lovely cafes overlooking the ocean
- Scarborough Beach – Place for surfing, wide sandy beaches and cafes just 25 minutes from Perth CBD
Perth is a sunny city, with dry summers and cool, wet winters. For current weather, please visit the Bureau of Metereology website.
There is a range of student accommodation options in Perth, including on-campus apartments at some colleges and nearby shared apartments. The following prices are typical of Perth: Rent approximately $300 – $400 per week for a two bedroom apartment close to the Perth CBD. For up-to-date information, please visit the RealEstate.com.au website.
We recently caught up with Jane Tran, a Vietnamese international student at Edith Cowan University who has been living in Perth for a few years now. Jane told us about some of the challenges she has faced in Perth, and how she could have been better prepared before she left Vietnam.
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