Canberra, the national capital of Australia, is located within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Big things happen here: in politics, science, research, education, business and the arts – creating the potential for exciting careers and opportunities. Canberra has the power to surprise people – with great food, art and culture, heritage and a warm welcome, all surrounded by open space and fresh air.
Canberra is built on the collective spirit and potential of Australia’s people – and we welcome everyone. Around 25 per cent of our population were born overseas and every year, thousands of international students choose to study here.
Canberra has been ranked as one of the world’s a top 20 student cities by QS Best Student Cities and was 3rd in the ‘Best in Travel’ cities list in 2018. We have been rated as the best city in the world for well-being, with the highest quality of life considering income, jobs, health, access to services, environment, education, safety, civic engagement and housing.
25% of our population were born overseas
YOUTHFUL AND VIBRANT
Almost half of Canberra’s population is under 35 old
We have one of Australia’s highest average incomes with very high employment levels
With great public transport and cycling networks
A STUDENT CITY
25% of our population are currently studying
36% of our population hold a Bachelors degree or higher, making us Australia’s most well educated city
CLOSE TO SYDNEY
Sydney is a short, 3 hour drive
HOME TO WORLD CLASS INSTITUTIONS
Numerous universities with hundreds of programs on offer
We are one of the safest cities in Australia with violent crime well below the national average
We look to the future, not the past, and we actively pursue our dreams. Are you ready to pursue yours?
Studying in Canberra
Why study in Canberra?
Canberra Student Ambassadors
Canberra education resources
ACT International student pre-departure guide
Working while you study
Employment advice for International Students
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