Perth: a student city
Perth has internationally recognised universities and colleges and is consistently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Being the only Australian capital city on the Indian Ocean Rim, Perth is an increasingly popular choice for overseas students.
There are more than 61,500 international students enrolled in Western Australian institutions, who are attracted here due to the high-quality education, liveability, safety and pristine natural environment. Western Australia’s proximity to Asia is also appealing, with it sharing the same timezone as Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan.
With its extended boundaries, the City of Perth now includes The University of Western Australia, as well as Curtin University’s Law and Business post-graduate schools , Central Queensland University and two TAFE colleges. Universities located outside the central city are all easily accessible by existing transport infrastructure, and the new $217 million underground bus port.
Valued at $1.55 billion, international education is the state’s second largest services sector, and the State Government is implementing a $2 million, five-year international education strategy to grow Western Australia’s market share.