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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.

There are 11 universities in the QS Top 300 World University Rankings, with six of them being in the top 100.


The state of New South Wales has the largest economy in Australia.


Sydney is the second most innovative city in the Asia-Pacific region.


Sydney is one of the safest cities in the world, ranking within the top five.


In the QS Best Student Cities poll, Sydney was named among the top ten cities in the world.

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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 is Australia's worldwide commercial and tourism gateway. It is widely regarded as one of the world's finest cities, routinely ranking in the top ten cities in the world for quality of life. Sydney and NSW have some of the greatest educational options in the world, therefore it's no wonder that Sydney is one of the top five student cities in the world.


The stunning Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House are world-famous, and no matter how many times you see them, they never cease to surprise you. Sydney, on the other hand, is garnering a lot of worldwide interest in a variety of other ways.


The city is a significant innovation centre in the southern hemisphere, with industry and government celebrating and supporting inventors. NSW is home to more than 200 of Australia's top 500 firms, as well as 64 percent of the country's IT start-ups. International students will find plenty of work experience and job prospects in this vibrant corporate environment.


This emphasis on innovation begins at Sydney's world-class institutions' classrooms and lecture halls, which provide fertile ground for thought-leaders to flourish. From medicine and science to the arts and humanities, Sydney's education industry has produced leaders in every profession.


You'll be surrounded by a friendly, multicultural populace whether you're enjoying the sparkling Sydney Harbour, the pristine beaches of Bondi and Manly, or going out into Greater Sydney. Sydney is home to migrant populations from all across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and beyond, with about 30% of inhabitants born outside of the country.


Sydney is a world-renowned centre for innovation and culture because to its diverse cultural mix. There is always something to see and do in Sydney, from Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, to the stunning Vivid Sydney festival. Sydney is a great place to pursue creative degrees including fine arts, cinema, and music.


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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