Western Australia in brief
- 55,000 international students
- 2.6 million population
- 6 universities
- Two city centres: Perth and Fremantle
- Spectacular and diverse landscapes
- More than 100 education providers
- STEM hub and engineering capital
Western Australia offers a student experience quite unlike any other. In WA, the sun is always shining and the people are always smiling.
International students can enjoy a relaxed west-coast lifestyle in a highly connected place which offers many career-launching opportunities.
The metropolitan centre of Perth is consistently rated in the top 50 international student cities in the world and it’s easy to understand why... the city and surrounding areas offer a 'city-meets-the-sea' lifestyle which is truly inspiring.
Perth's character is unique - and quite different to cities on the east cost. And despite its relative distance from other major centres, it's globally focused, with great connectivity to international business, industry and research centres.
Research-rich and business-savvy
Western Australia has a diverse education sector with a mix of public and private education providers including schools, colleges and universities.
The Greater Perth area is home to six leading universities and high quality vocational education institutions and schools. It’s a premier destination for science, technology, economics and mathematics.
The mining and engineering capital of Australia
Covering an area of 2.5 million square kilometres, WA is a resource-rich state with a history of prosperous mining booms. Many of the world’s biggest resource companies including BHP, Rio Tinto and Woodside have offices in Perth and operations throughout the state.
The capital city is a business hub with more Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies than any other city in the country. The hands-on work experience opportunities offered by local business and industry draws students from across Australia and internationally.