10 Reasons Why Study in Perth, Australia
Often, we hear that going to study in Perth, Australia, is a great opportunity for many. However, we have not often heard about “why” learning in Perth is a good thing.
With borders opening and travelling is back, now is a good time to consider furthering your studies in Perth. Therefore, today we will explore and learn 10 reasons why you should study in Perth, Australia.
Safety is Perth’s top priority, and urban crime rates are low. By living in Perth, you can rest assured that you are safe, secure, and well supported. Perth has a bright, reliable and secured public transport network throughout the city centre, with friendly and community-oriented people.
2. World-class Education
Whatever career you want to pursue, you will find the right course for an exciting and successful future in Perth.
World-class institutions such as Edith Cowan University (ECU), Murdoch University, the University of Western Australia (UWA) are one of the few that offers great programs and courses and ranked within the Top 100 institutions in the world.
3. Student City
Thousands of international students come to Perth each year for a good reason. Average rents in Perth tend to be lower than in big cities like Sydney and Melbourne. Perth is also the 14th most livable city in the world, according to The Economist’s 2019 Global Liveability Index.
4. Amazing Arts & Culture Scene
In Perth, their events are all year round, but there are no boring moments in the arts and cultural scene. Cultural facilities, museums, galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, live music venues, theatres, etc.
The annual Fringe World Festival (the third largest fringe festival globally) and the Perth Festival should not be missed. And be sure to check out the Western Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and the State Theatre of Western Australia.
5. Sunshine Aplenty
Did you know that Perth is Australia’s most sunny capital? Here you can enjoy an average of about 9 hours of sunlight a day and have plenty of opportunities to go outdoors and explore the many beautiful destinations around Perth.
6. Great Travel Destinations
Speaking of beautiful travel destinations, you are spoiled for choice when deciding to study in Perth. Find the lovely Quokka (Australia’s little wallaby) on Rottnest Island or cruise the Margaret River to see stunning limestone caves. See the world-famous Pinnacles, and find dolphins in Busselton. You can hop around wineries in Swan Valley as well.
7. Outdoor Adventures
With 19 beaches, lots of green spaces, and fun outdoor activities, Perth is truly an outdoor adventure city. Head to scenic Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, Metham’s Pool, or Leighton Beach. Have a picnic or get your friends together to Kings Park or try stand-up paddleboarding, biking, hiking on many trails in the city, and kayaking on the Swan River.
8. Extra Year of Stay in Perth
Wanted to stay in Australia after graduation? Perth may be the place to start your career. Despite being a vibrant and busy capital, Perth has a “regional” classification. Suppose you are studying for a bachelor’s degree or above. In that case, you can add one year to your temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) to access your local profession list. This means a wider range of visa options and jobs.
9. Employment Opportunities
Perth, home to more than 30% of Australian Stock Exchange companies and six of the world’s top 10 energy companies (ThinkPerth 2019), has many employment opportunities. Mining, materials, and energy are the top five industries with the highest employment growth. Other sectors, such as government and defense; education and training; community work; manufacturing, transportation, and logistics, are available. With increasing demand in the healthcare industry and an increasing number of technology startups, this is a great opportunity to start your career in Perth.
10. Globally Accessible City
Although Perth is in Australia, it is closer to Singapore and Jakarta than the nearest Australian capital, Adelaide. This makes it very accessible from Asia, ideal if you wish to travel home between semesters. It’s also the only direct flight from Australia to Europe, flying from Perth to London, making it easy to get to Europe. Moreover, Perth is in the same time zone as about 60% of the world’s population. This means that Perth-based companies, research projects and other businesses will have better access to markets and resources across the globe.
These are only 10 reasons why Perth is one of the greatest destinations to further your studies. Of course, there are more reasons that we have yet to mention, such as their transportation and the kind and welcoming general local people in the city. But we believe we have listed the important ones above already.
If you’re interested in furthering your studies in Perth, come on to Xcel HEC or contact us today. We provide free services for finding the right institution and career pathways for you. We will help you apply to your dream universities from the start and will be with you until you reach the campus.