FAQ’s for International Students Wanting to Study in Perth

Thinking about studying in Australia? Whether you choose to study in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth it will no doubt be a little bit of a culture shock.

When it comes to diversity, Perth is hot on the list for international students, in fact it currently has around 34,000 international students studying at it’s top universities. That means you won’t be alone should you choose to take the  plunge and study in Perth. Here’s a look at some frequently asked questions from International Students wanting to study in Perth.

 Will I need a visa to study in Perth?

Yes. As an international student you will need to be enrolled on a full time course and you must receive your confirmation of enrolment before applying for a student visa. The process is fairly straightforward, however, do speak to a Registered Migration Agent should you require assistance with your application or need to know the right documentation to apply for a student visa for Australia.

Are there lots of international students in Perth?

Perth is a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds due to its geographical location and as a result the city welcomes a large number of international students every year. You will often find other international students who are already on campus to assist new international students on campus, so there’s always someone to hold your hand!

What’s the nightlife like for students in Perth?

Northbridge is your go-to place when it comes to nightlife in Perth. It has everything—from traditional pubs and jazz clubs to upscale nightclubs and restaurants. Once you visit Northbridge at night it’s guaranteed that you’ll never run out of things to do; it really is one of the liveliest spots in the city, if not the liveliest.


Where’s the best place to live in Perth for students?
Ideally you’ll want to look for a place near to where you study, but just in case it’s not possible it’s always best to find a place somewhere close to the city centre so that you have a good access to public transport and other facilities. The student villages at unis are also great as it gives you the opportunity to mingle with other students and expand your social life.