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Benefits of studying in Regional Australia

Regional Australia is referred to as any area outside metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This clearly means some cities (like Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast< Canberra, New castle, Toowoomba and Wollongong) previously considered as cities now will be included in the regional areas

Some of the advantages of studying in regional areas:

Extra Points for migration

One of the main benefits for international students choosing tyo study in regional cities is that they get 5 extra points when they apply for permanent residence under any of the skilled category.

Additional Year and Two on Post Study Work

From November 2019 students who study at regional universities will get one year to two yrars extra post study work visa. This visa allows students to stay in Australia with full time work rights.

Lower Costs of Living

The cost of living in regional areas is much less when compared to major cities. Example: The rent for 2 bedroom flat in Toowomba costs around $1370 permohtn and its around $ 2000+ in Sydney

Discover the real Australia

From tropical forests to snow covered mountains to white sandy beaches, regional Australia has it all. You can explore Australia’s natural environment and take up a relaxed and amazing life style

Excellent facilities

All regional cities are very cosmopolitan as well, with same facilities and entertainment that you will find in the big cities (think health care, cinemas, sporting venues, restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping), so you can be sure to find everything you need. One of the main differences is that these regional cities are more relaxed, and you will feel as if you are part of a community rather than just one person in a big city

Special Scholarships

The Australian government has announced special scholarships under “Destination Australia” for students studying in regional universities. More details at Destination Australia

Top 15 cities for studying in regional Australia

  1. Perth
  2. Gold Coast
  3. Adelaide
  4. Canberra
  5. New Castle
  6. Toowoomba
  7. Darwin
  8. Hobart
  9. Cairns
  10. Bendigo
  11. Ballarat
  12. Wollongong
  13. Geelong
  14. Albury
  15. Townsville

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