Why study abroad in Australia

View of Sydney Harbour

Australia is the third most popular destination for international students to study in the world. With world famous sites, a strong reputation for quality education and a laidback lifestyle, it’s not hard to see why Australia is such a popular place to study. 

About Australia

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, and is comprised of 6 states and 2 territories.

CSU Study Centres are located in the Australia’s three largest state capitals:

  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sydney, New South Wales

Find out more about our centres.


Reasons to study in Australia

Studying in Australia will give you the opportunity to gain a high-quality education whilst also enjoying an unbeatable student experience.

  • A world-class education

    Australia is recognised around the world for delivering high quality education, with its university education system ranked 8th in the world (Universitas 21 Rankings 2019). University education in Australia strikes a balance between key academic learning with practical knowledge needed to begin a successful career after graduation.

  • Quality of life

    Australia is ranked in the top 10 happiest countries in the world (Forbes 2018). People are very friendly and welcoming – it’s not uncommon for Australians to start conversations with strangers. Thanks to its sunny weather, Australians spend a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, having barbecues or just enjoying socialising with friends.

  • Top cities for students

    Australia’s state capitals are recognised as some of the best places for students to study in the world. Melbourne is ranked as the third best city to live and study in the world, with Sydney coming in ninth and Brisbane climbing several places in recent years to 21 (QS Best Student Cities 2018). Reliable public transport, a laidback atmosphere and good quality of life are just a few of the reasons students enjoy their time in Australia.

  • Culturally diverse

    Australia is a famously culturally diverse country. It is home to people from over 200 nations around the world, and there are over 260 languages spoken by its inhabitants. This makes Australia an ideal, welcoming environment for international students. Thanks to its diverse population, Australia also has a reputation for an exciting and wide-ranging food scene, catering to a variety of tastes.

  • Explore a unique country

    From miles of sandy beaches, breath-taking natural wonders and incredible wildlife in over 500 national parks, to iconic buildings and world cultural heritage sites, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Australia. Cities in the country are much more relaxed than you might expect, with plenty of green public parks to enjoy, a thriving café culture and events in the community all year round. There are also plenty of museums, galleries and shopping to experience.


Find out more about living in Australia

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