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Perth is One of the Best Student Cities in Australia

Perth is One of the Best Student Cities in Australia

Perth is One of the Best Student Cities in Australia

Perth is One of the Best Student Cities in Australia which is becoming more popular after designated as a student city by the Australian Ministry of Education, Peter Collier. Besides being the capital of the largest area in Australia with beautiful natural scenery, the city is also a home to some of the best universities in the world: University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Curtin University, and Edith Cowan University. The capital of Western Australia is placed 36th as best student city in the world in 2016 QS World University Rankings.


Perth can be reached within four (4) hours (from Denpasar, Bali) which is one of the reasons Indonesian students wish to continue their studies in this city famous for its kangaroo. Perth offers a learning environment that supports students in achieving their academic potential. More than 56,000 international students from around the world come each year, including Indonesian students.


Some universities located in Perth are some of the best universities in the world. The prospect of getting a job after graduation is also convenient.  Four (4) universities located in the city and the suburbs have their own advantages.


Figure 2. University of Western Australia. Source: UWA

Figure 1. University of Western Australia. Source: UWA

University of Western Australia is the most prestigious university in Perth and is one of the Eight (8) of the best universities in Australia. The programs offered by Edith Cowan University, located in the suburbs north of Perth, have high rank. Murdoch University is located at the southern edge of Perth is the university which accepts almost half of the students studying in Australia. Curtin University is the largest with 40,000 students that makes ishas a n excellence international reputation.


Student life in Perth is concentrated on the campus activities because of the significant distance between the campus and the city center. Students also have the opportunity to work part-time which help financially and socially by adapting with the local community.


Figure 2. Narrow's Bridge, CBD. Source: steveparish-natureconnect

Figure 2. Narrow’s Bridge, CBD. Source: steveparish-natureconnect

The location in the suburbs make students prefer to stay within the area that can be reached by walking or cycling. If students want to enjoy the holiday, Perth has several places for shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Northbridge, north of CBD, is the main bar, club, and live music in the district. Students can also enjoy the busy and crowded live during the weekends at urban areas such as Mt Lawley and Highgate.

 

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