Things to expect when living and studying in Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s biggest city and capital of New South Wales. It is home to more than four and half million people. Sydney is vibrant, fast-paced and exciting place, which makes it incredible for student life. Sydney is also very diverse and multi-cultural to make you feel right at home. Every year Sydney welcomes thousands of international students as part of its global talent hub. This city is Australia’s global knowledge centre and business hub. Sydney is a big place with lots of diversity. Thus there are certain things that international students mostly experiences.  

  • Excellent universities

Sydney has five major universities that are known worldwide for their academic excellence in research and training. Out of top Ten Australian Universities, Four universities are situated in Sydney. The majority of campuses are located in the inner city areas of Sydney. However, some universities are also situated in the city’s northern and western suburbs.

The University of Sydney is one of the best universities in the world. It consistently ranks in the top 50 world universities. The main university campus is located on the outskirts of the city centre; hence it is quite easy to travel to and from.

Western Sydney University has numerous campuses in main areas around Greater Western Sydney. This university has received high ratings as compared to other Sydney universities.

The University of South New Wales is also one of the popular universities in Sydney.The universitycampus is located in Kensington, several kilometers south of the city. It is only a short drive away from popular Coogee Beach. The University of South New Wales (UNSW) is quite popular for its quality education and research.

Macquarie University is one of the favourite choices to study of international students as more than a third of students coming to study there, come from overseas. The main campus of this university is situated in Sydney’s northern inland area.

The University of Technology Sydney is popular for providing a range of programs in business, arts, design and engineering.

Apart from these universities, Sydney is also home to numerous other tertiary institutions that also offer great opportunities for international students.

  • Great weather

Sydney’s has a temperate climate with mild winters and warm summers. There are a lot of opportunities to enjoy the sites of the beautiful city with its great beaches, unique buildings, and activities and events which runs all year round.

  • Several work opportunities

Sydney holds a great position when it comes to job opportunities. Many international students want to work while studying and Sydney provides them a wide range of work opportunities. Sydney has abundance of quaint coffee houses, gourmet cafes and lively bars where part- time jobs are plentiful.

  • Many things to do

There are lots of things to enjoy while in Sydney. One can visit the world - famous Sydney Opera House, see the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or take a ferry ride across the stunning harbour to Sydney’s northern beaches. Moreover, one can attend one of the several annual festivals and activities on all year round.