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Brisbane, the heart and capital of Queensland hosts the vast majority of international students with 7 of the 10 Queensland universities operating campuses here.

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About Brisbane

  • Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and hosts the vast majority of international students with 7 of the 10 Queensland universities operating campuses here.
  • Brisbane hosts Australia’s largest city orientation day for international students, the Brisbane Welcomes International Students Festival, with over 8,000 students participating each year.
  • With a population of 2 million, Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city for employment and offers a great range of opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
  • Brisbane City Council offers free wifi at 22 of its most popular parks and students can also get free movies through the city’s Shade Cinema initiative. This downloadable app lets students watch a selection of movies at one of the city's parks and gardens for free!
  • Brisbane’s Lord Mayor hosts regular Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremonies, giving all international students the chance to receive a personally-signed certificate of friendship from the City of Brisbane.
  • Brisbane is home to over 177 major resource and energy companies and is a growing hub for supplying resources to the world.
  • Socially, economically and educationally, Brisbane is truly Australia’s ‘new world city’. In 2014 the eyes of the world will be on Brisbane when it hosts the G20 Leaders Summit, the premier forum for international economic cooperation and decision making among the major economies of the world.
Read more about studying in Brisbane at www.studybrisbane.com.au

Why study in Queensland?

Queensland as a study destination has many exclusive benefits including:

  1. The only state with a major international network with representation in 17 cities around the world.
  2. Easy access from your home country. The only state with three major international airports – Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns
  3. Half price local transport concessions for international students on accredited courses
  4. Queensland has warm and sunny weather with the vast majority of the state receiving an average of 8 to 9 hours of sunshine every day.
  5. Queensland has 5 of Australia’s 11 World Heritage sites and is home to many famous landmarks including the world famous Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, countless islands from the Whitsunday’s to Fraser Island and more than 200 national parks.
  6. Queensland is a leader in research with nine major research centres in Mining and Energy, over 40 major research centres in Health and Medical, 18 major research centres in Environment and Nature, 14 in Food and Agriculture, 9 in ICT and Multimedia, 7 in Defence, Aviation and Space and 20 in Manufacturing and Design
  7. Free schooling for children of PhD students and 576 visa holders.

Read more about studying in Queensland at www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au

Last updated: Monday, 27 October 2014 4:52:27 PM

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