Student Story: Where to study in Perth as an international student

27 July 2021

Perth is a city in Australia that can offer you much more than beaches, travel and beautiful landscapes. Suppose you are a person looking for excellent universities to develop your professional career in Perth. In that case, you can find a large number of options sure to meet all your expectations. Through this blog, I will elaborate on some excellent academic institutions in Western Australia, which can get you ready to start becoming the professional you wish to be.

Of all the universities in Perth, the most historical is The University of Western Australia or UWA. It was established in 1911 as the State's first University. It was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal tertiary education access for all social classes. The UWA is within the Top 100 best universities globally and is part of the 1% best research institutions. Besides this, it is also one of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8), a group incorporated in 1999 that comprises Australia's leading research-intensive universities around the country. This university has around 24,000 students on its 65-hectare campus.

Another university of great importance is Murdoch University, which has its main campus in Perth and other locations in Dubai and Singapore. With just under 23,000 students, it has three different campuses in the city: the South Street Campus, Rockingham Campus and Mandurah Campus. In fact, it is the university with the largest campus in Australia. Furthermore, it was ranked among Times Higher Education's top 100 young universities. The libraries at this university are something you will simply love. There are learning, teaching and research hubs where you'll find various resources and support services only one click away.

If you are a technology lover, then you should opt to study at Curtin University. This university is relatively recent, having merged three different centres: The Western Australian Institute of Technology, the Western Australian School of Mines and the Muresk Institute. The mining engineers of this university have a vast prestige throughout the world. This university also has other campuses in Malaysia, Mauritius, Dubai and Singapore. Curtin is also ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities.

A fundamental component of being part of these fantastic institutions is reaching the required level of English that allows you to follow your degree's content. Suppose you are a student who feels that you need to improve your English before starting your university studies in Perth. In that case, you can also find English institutes that will allow you to improve your skills with this language. One of the most popular English centres is Navitas English, which has more than 70 direct entry pathways with higher education providers. Moreover, its Academic English program has a 95% pass rate.

If you are a beach lover, you can also check out Kaplan Business School, which is just 10 minutes from the city centre via Perth's free bus service. The institute often organises day trips to Rottnest Island or Adventure World. Not to mention, its program in Perth is run in an authorised Cambridge Language Assessment centre.

As an international student in Perth, I know how important and challenging it is to find the perfect place and program to enrol in. I hope this information helps you to consider Perth as your top academic destination. Once you are here, I promise you will experience a unique global destination, where you will feel you truly belong in.

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