5 Reasons To Study in Perth

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Being Australia’s sunniest city is a pretty big reason to choose Perth as an international student – especially for UK students wanting to study in Australia.

However, Perth packs more of punch than just its weather. Here’s a few reasons why you should study in Perth as an international student.

Universities in Perth

There are four main universities providing a broad variety of courses for international students as well as the private Notre Dame University in Fremantle- a smaller city outside of Perth.

Perth’s international student population is sizeable with around 34,000 currently studying from overseas in Perth. Here, we take a look at some of the top reasons international students choose to study in Perth.

Multicultural Scene

Perth is fantastically diverse welcoming people from many different countries and religions. This makes for a wonderful blend of culture as well as cuisines. In and around Perth, you’ll find people from Indonesia, India, China, the UK, Ireland, US and New Zealand with these ethnic groups making up the majority of the ethnic population of Perth.


Perth is great for entertainment, be it live bands at the many Irish pubs or DJs in Northbridge’s nightclubs, there’s plenty going on all year round as well as many international acts performing from time to time at the city’s main arenas.

Beach lifestyle

There is so much coastline around Perth that you can’t ignore the beach lifestyle. Many locals take a dip in the Indian ocean in the mornings as well as having BBQ’s in the public fire pits. Popular beach towns include Fremantle, Cottesloe, Rockingham and Scarborough.

For those wanting to make the most of being an international student in Perth, you can certainly make the most of your weekends and holidays by visiting the many incredible tourist destinations both north and south of Perth including Monkey Mia, Exmouth, Kimberley or the famous wine region of Margaret River down south.

For international students wanting to study in Perth you will require a Student Visa. Speak to a Perth Registered Migration Agent to find out more about what documentation you may need and they can assist you with your student visa application from start to finish.