Studying in Sydney
Sydney is truly one of the world's most beautiful modern cities and it makes a great place to study and live.
With the stunning harbour as a centrepiece, Sydney is truly one of the world's most beautiful modern cities and it makes a great place to study. The multicultural city is known for its moderate climate, great quality of life and welcoming locals.
Sydney is Australia's only global city and it offers a vast array of cultural attractions - everything from world-class theatrical performances at the famous Sydney Opera House through to exciting avant-garde experimental productions, mesmerising art galleries and fascinating museums. Majestic Victorian architecture sits side-by-side with sleek, modern, innovative structural designs.
Arguably the true wonder of Sydney is its natural beauty. Only one hour west of the city centre are the famous Blue Mountains, offering a lot of hiking and biking opportunities. To the south is the Royal National Park and in the north is the Ku-ring-gai National Park. Kangaroos, emus and other native Australian animals are abundant throughout New South Wales and the rest of the country.
The Australian lifestyle is relaxed and easy going. There is a strong beach culture, which is not surprising when you see the city's beautiful beaches of Bondi, Manly and Palm Beach amongst others. Sydneysiders love eating out and, with so much fresh produce available, restaurant dining is a pleasure. Sydney offers cuisine from all over the world so you're sure to find a restaurant to suit your taste and budget.
The cost of living in Sydney depends on where you choose to live and the lifestyle you lead. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) advises that an estimated cost of living is AU$18,000 per year for a single adult. That works out to around AU$375 per week.