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Maintaining its elite place among the top 10 most liveable cities in the world (The Economist, London) for the past ten years is an outstanding feat for this cosmopolitan city of two million people. This ranking measures the quality of life, healthcare, stability, culture, infrastructure and significantly, education in the top cities of the world. This is underscored by Perth, Australia being ranked in the top 25 student cities in the inaugural QS Top Universities Ranking. Getting around this great student city is made easier by the generous 40% discount on public transport for students.

With a Mediterranean climate, Perth offers students a great year-round outdoor lifestyle while studying for internationally recognised, world-class qualifications. With over 19 beaches to choose from, the city of Perth is a multicultural hotspot of more than 200 different nationalities, speaking 170 languages and practising more than 100 religions, making the city a diverse melting pot of delicious cuisine and culture. Urban sophistication and international flavour make Perth an excellent study destination for international students who can also easily explore the historic port of Fremantle, iconic Cottesloe Beach and Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner city parks.

While studying, students can work part-time to a maximum of 40 hours a fortnight, and while on study break, students can work full time hours. On completion of a Bachelor or Masters by coursework degree, students can apply for Australia’s Post-Study Work visa allowing students to work in Australia for another two years, while those completing a Masters by Research can work for another three years and PhD students can work an additional four years, thus making Perth an excellent destination for international students looking to stay in Australia for longer.

Considering studying in Perth? Confused as to where to start? StudyPerth is the first point of contact for anyone wishing to obtain information on studying and living in Perth. Their free online course search function allows students to search course information across all five universities plus the colleges and schools found in Perth.