1. Cultural Experience
Have you ever considered studying in Queensland? Our state is known for its world-renowned education, beautiful beaches, spectacular outback, and safe and welcoming cities, which makes it a perfect destination in Australia for you to live, work and study. Recent research reveals that Generation Z (between ages 13-18) are now focused on building their personal identity through seeking out new cultural experiences. One of the biggest drivers, is the reputation of the host country, English-medium instructions and reputation of the host school.
2. Home of World-Ranked Leading Educational Providers
Did you know that Queensland Universities are making it into the top University rankings around the world?
The University of Queensland is ranked 51, 55 and 60 on QS World Rankings, ARWU Rankings and the Times Higher Education Rankings- while ranking 3 in Engineering Mineral and Mining in QS World Rankings.
The Queensland University of Technology is also ranked in the top 200- 300’s in both the ARWU Rankings and the Times Higher Education Rankings 2016-2017.
In the QS Top Universities Rankings, both The Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University are placed 18 and 34, for the top 5o universities under 50 years old.
This is a result of the 2022 New World Action Plan, which puts tertiary providers, colleges, vocational institutions, and schools to constantly upgrade and innovate to maintain Brisbane’s reputation as a centre for educational excellence. Universities and colleges are poised to be centres of learning excellence- as par with what other leading educational providers with the rest of the world are providing.
3. “The Sunshine State”
If you are a person who loves being outdoors and under the sun, you will love Queensland’s beautiful weather. You can enjoy the states stunning coastal areas and exciting tourist spots all year- round, with temperatures averaging in the mid-20s.
4. Friendly People
Just likes Queensland’s beautiful weather, residents are known for their warm and inclusive personalities. You may find it easy to adjust to life in Queensland, create your own network of friends and feel part of any community. Discovering the many opportunities the state has to offer, is what will make your time studying in Queensland a unique and worthwhile experience.
5. Culturally Diverse
Photo: Chinese New Year Festival, Bundaberg
One of the best parts about living in Queensland is that you can take advantage of living in one of the world’s most multicultural environments. You can easily find food and activities from almost any country in the world. Brisbane hosts many multicultural events throughout the year. Some of the most popular events you will find, includes Panyiri Greek Festival, BrisAsia Festival and Regional Flavours Food Festival.
6. Major Tourist Destinations
If you are thinking about moving to Brisbane or anywhere else in Queensland, this puts you in a prime position to explore some of Queensland’s most popular destinations. While you are studying in Brisbane, travelling time to some of Australia’s your favourite beaches including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay are under two-hours by car or bus. Other popular destinations are also not too far away, such as Movie World, The Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, Whitsunday Islands and Daintree National Park.
Brisbane is ranked second cheapest major city to live in Australia, after Adelaide. Tuition fees provides a better value for your money and unlike other well developed cities in the world, you can save up and enjoy a high quality of living without breaking your budget.
In Brisbane, you can also enjoy fare discounts and travel with ease using the city’s connecting buses, trains and ferries. Did you know you can get free ferry rides via the City Hopper?