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Higher Education Study Options in Sydney, New South Wales


Choosing the right university can be difficult for any student, but there are many great reasons why you should study in Sydney, Australia.

One of the world’s most dynamic and livable cities, Sydney is home to 6 universities and around 254,000 students. Macquarie University, The University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales are perhaps the best known with various campuses around the city and the suburbs.

So if you’ve found a course you like and you’re unsure if the city is for you, then read on for the best things about living in Sydney.


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Great weather:

Australia is well known for its great weather and Sydney is perhaps one of the best placed cities with mild winters and hot summers. Temperatures rarely drop below 12 degrees in the winter and the average summer temperature is a very pleasant 23 degrees!


Outdoors Lifestyle:

Famous for its beaches including Bondi and Manly, there are not many cities in the world where you can finish your studies and go surfing. There are in fact around 100 beaches around Sydney where you can relax.

If you prefer terra firma, enjoy coastal walks around the coast or head to the Blue Mountains where you can hike, camp and enjoy the great outdoors.

The city is also home to many beautiful parks and the famous harbour is one of the worlds best for sailing.


Amazing Nightlife:

Sydney’s buzzing nightlife is a great way to enjoy the lifestyle of this fantastic city. From the waterfront clubs and bars of Darling Harbour, the trendy haunts of Surry Hills and Newtown or the surfer hangouts around Bondi. From live music and DJ’s to theatre and food, there is literally something for every taste.

The vibrant scene is also famous for its lively and inclusive LGBT community and the annual Mardi Gras parade.



Sydney’s demographic is very much a global melting pot. You’ll find communities representing every continent around the city and this is reflected in it’s cuisine, events and support networks. If you’re coming from overseas then there will be plenty to help you through being homesick.

As a city founded on immigration, you’ll find Sydney welcoming and inclusive and a great place to meet new people and make friends.


Strong Economy:

Sydney has one of the strongest economies for an urban area, globally. A regional hub for finance, manufacturing, healthcare, trading and distribution, technology and the broadcast and design media; you’ll find plenty of opportunities to use and develop your skills both during and after your studies.


Transport Hub:

Sydney is well connected to the rest of Australia and the world. Sydney, Kingsford Smith Airport is the busiest in Australia with daily connections to Europe, most major cities in Asia and the Americas.

There are also multiple daily connections to cities across Australia and New Zealand.


Sports Mad:

Whatever sport you’re into you’ll find it here. Sure, Ozzies are well known for their love of rugby and cricket; But you’ll find soccer, baseball, basketball, Australian rules football, sailing, ice hockey, cycling, running, swimming and golf all well represented across this sports mad city.



Sydney is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable cities and spending time here is a pleasure. Cruising the harbour and spotting the Opera House or the the Harbour Bridge is sure to bring a smile to your face every time.

With lots of world class universities there is plenty of opportunity to come and study in Australia and New South Wales. And, as one of the cities most often voted the most livable or with the best lifestyle, you can be sure that choosing to study in Sydney will be a great choice.

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