Study in Brisbane, Australia

More and more students are choosing to study in Brisbane because it is a trendy, up and coming city, with a number of different colleges, and tons of exciting things to do. As Australia’s third-largest city, and the largest economy between Sydney and Singapore, Brisbane is a striving city that has seen rapid growth in recent years. Students often feel comfortable in this city—one of the most important factors when choosing where to study abroad—because it has one of the highest student ratios. That means there are many other students, from Australia and from around the world, to possibly meet. In fact, roughly 20% of all the college students in Brisbane are international students.[i] So, if you decide to study in Brisbane, there will likely be many other students exploring a new city and working towards their degree alongside you.

One of the coolest features for students looking to study abroad in Brisbane is that the city goes out of its way to make international students feel welcome. This includes the Brisbane Welcomes International Students Festival, which has over 8,000 students participate each year. This festival has free concerts, food, and is an opportunity for study abroad students from all of the different city’s campuses to meet.  Most of the different schools that accept study abroad students also have their own orientation for new students as well.

Sound like an interesting way to spend a semester while earning your degree? Continue reading to learn more about why choosing to study in Brisbane may be the perfect option for you!

Study Abroad in Brisbane: Basics

Brisbane, Australia is home to a number of different colleges and universities, including the University of Queensland, which ranks among the top 50 universities in the world. Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University ,a sponsored school, both rank in the top 330 of international universities and are in the city as well. That means that you may be able to continue working towards your degree in an internationally recognized program.

Brisbane also has one of the highest student ratios in the world, which means there are plenty of students looking to learn, grow, and network just like you. That’s why there are so many things to do and places to go for students who choose to study in Brisbane. 

At these three world-renowned schools, plus the many others located in and around Brisbane, international students can take a number of different courses. These include business administration, criminology and law, engineering, health and behavioral sciences, and many more. And, because the city is the largest economy between Sydney and Singapore, there may be many opportunities for internships and jobs while you study abroad. So, no matter what you subject you’re studying, you could continue to pursue your degree in a country halfway around the world, without skipping a beat. Click on any of the sponsored listings on this page to learn more about individual programs and request more information directly from the school.

Why Study in Brisbane

Brisbane is an up and coming city with a number of different features that may make it an attractive destination to study abroad in. This includes the internationally recognized institutions mentioned above, plus many other colleges students might choose from. Rough Guide has also named Brisbane the 8th Most Beautiful City in the World because of its modern architecture and the Brisbane River that snakes through the middle of the city. Apart from a great education and beautiful views, why else might you want to study in Brisbane? Read on to learn more about the climate, people, and activities you could enjoy.

Climate in Brisbane, Australia

How would you like to study abroad in the Sunshine State? No, not Florida. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, which is also called the Sunshine State. And just like Florida, Brisbane summers boast humid heat cooled by afternoon thunderstorms.

Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city, with an average of 283 sunny days per year. This includes temperatures that rarely dip below 20 degrees Celsius (or 68° Fahrenheit) even in the winter.And, because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are opposite of those in America. This means that summer is December to March, autumn is March to June, winter is June to September, and spring is September to December.  This may be something to keep in mind as you plan your trip. You can browse programs by semester using the menu bar to find a perfect study in Brisbane program for you.

Multicultural and Diverse Population

Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia, behind Sydney and Melbourne, with a population of 2.2 million people. Plus, one-quarter of the residents were born overseas and 16% speak a language other than English at home. Brisbane embraces this diversity by hosting a number of different multicultural festivals and events such as the Regional Flavours Food Festival, Paniyiri Greek Festival, Oktoberfest, and the BrisAsia Festival. That means students that study in Brisbane could immerse themselves in not only Australian culture, but also cultures from around the world. Why not check out a few while you study in Brisbane to learn more about where you fellow international students may come from?

Things to do in Brisbane

Brisbane was named Australia’s Hippest City by Lonely Planet and is the fastest growing capital city in Australia. That’s because this city is a perfect mix between professional, educational, and fun. The city mixes indoor art galleries and museums with outdoor parks to capitalize on all the sunshine. Plus, it’s only an hour’s drive from two of the most famous beaches in the world: the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

Brisbane is home to many art galleries and museums, including Australia’s largest art gallery, the Queensland Art Gallery, and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and the Queensland Museum. The Brisbane Botanical Gardens are situated at the bottom-end of Brisbane CBD, with Kangaroo Point just a short ferry ride away. Both beautiful places to enjoy Brisbane’s great weather. And South Bank Parklands is the home of a number of restaurants, pubs, bike and walking tracks, and Australia’s only manmade inner city beach.

These may be the perfect opportunity for you to spend your down time getting to know peers and to experience all that Australia has to offer. So get out there and explore!

Take the Next Step to Study in Brisbane

If you’re interested in studying abroad in Brisbane, take the next step! Click on any of the sponsored listings on this page to learn more information about taking a semester (or two!) to study in Brisbane. And, if you’ve already earned your undergraduate degree, don’t be nervous. You can still study abroad in Brisbane while pursuing your graduate degree and potentially get many of the same benefits of learning in such a diverse, up and coming city.

Once you find the perfect program for you, contact the school directly through our site to request more information about admissions and courses. Don’t forget to talk to a counselor at your home school to learn if your credits will transfer and to obtain any other information you may need to study in Brisbane.

We hope you find a great study abroad in Brisbane program today!

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