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The state with the most people in Australia is home to a diverse assortment of world-class institutions, vocational education and training providers, schools, and research possibilities. New South Wales (NSW) offers an international student experience with a high 'wow-factor', from the historic state capital of Sydney to picturesque regional places such as the Hunter Valley and Central Coast.

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Sydney is a paradise of breathtaking beaches, historical monuments, amazing restaurants, stunning natural attractions, and much more. You'll discover wonderful things to do in Sydney all year long, from the iconic Sydney Opera House to legendary Bondi Beach and much more.

Sydney - Australia's global city

Sydney, known as a global hub for commerce and tourism, consistently ranks among the top cities globally for quality of life. It stands out for its exceptional educational offerings, making it a favorite among the top five student cities worldwide. Iconic landmarks like the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House highlight its appeal, but Sydney's recognition also comes from its vibrant innovation scene. The city is a southern hemisphere innovation center, hosting a significant number of Australia's leading companies and a majority of its IT startups, offering ample work and internship opportunities for international students.


Sydney's universities are breeding grounds for future leaders across various fields, from science and medicine to arts and humanities. The city's welcoming, multicultural community enriches the student experience, offering a blend of cultural activities and festivals. With a third of its population born overseas, Sydney's diverse cultural landscape fuels its innovation and cultural richness, making it an ideal city for students pursuing degrees in creative fields.

Study NSW - Enhancing the international student experience


Study NSW is a specialised team within the NSW Government tasked with assisting and improving the experience of foreign students throughout the state. Follow Study NSW on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to receive updates on International Student News., their student-facing website, is available in nine languages and serves as a resource for foreign students studying, living, and working in NSW.

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