8 Cool Things About Studying in Perth

Posted at 26 October 2022 in Travel & Culture

If you want to study somewhere new that offers near year-round sunshine, top-quality education and a buzzing culture, then you will want to put Perth at the top of your list. Perth is Western Australia's capital city and has a lot to offer students. Perth is well-recognised across the globe as a place to study. And if you’re searching for a room to rent near Murdoch University? Then we know just the place for you! If you’re keen to kick-start your education, thrive in a Mediterranean climate and experience relaxed student life - read on! Without further ado, here are 8 cool things about studying in Perth. 


#1 - World-class Education 

Perth offers world-class education! Choose from a variety of internationally recognized degrees at Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University. At both universities, you'll be guaranteed to find a top-tier course that will prepare you for a successful future. Whatever your interest may be - there are hundreds of professions to specialise in. 


#2 - The Mediterranean climate 

The Mediterranean climate sets Perth apart from other Australian cities and makes it appeal to international students. With hot and dry summers and mild winters - it’s a no-brainer that Perth is so popular. If you’re searching for a climate with sun and clear blue skies, come to Perth! 


#3 - Perth is a safe place to live

Compared to other major cities, Perth has a relatively low crime rate. This makes it a safe and secure place to live and study. In fact, Perth was ranked as “the 5th least stressful out of 140 cities in 2022” by the Global Living Project. (source) Which we think is pretty cool.


#4 - It's a student-friendly city - with affordable living 

It’s no wonder thousands of international students travel to Perth each year – median rents here are far lower than in bigger cities like Sydney and Melbourne. In fact, the Economist’s 2019 Global Liveability Index ranked Perth as the 14th most liveable city in the world! This index compares the cost of living, education, healthcare and infrastructure with other cities.

If you’re searching for student accommodation Perth is the place to be. Prospective students of Murdoch University Semester 1, 2023 book now and join us at Murdoch University Village! Enjoy living right on campus from just $175 per week in our all-inclusive rooms. Just pack your bag and let us take care of the rest. We have 1-Bedroom Apartments available and Shared Apartments for 2-8 people – you choose how many people you want to live with. Not to mention our exciting calendar of events, pool, basketball court, games room & friendly staff on site. So ditch that morning commute and move in with us!


#5 - There’s never a dull moment in Perth

Perth is the place to be if you enjoy theatre arts and culture, with popular events and festivals that are commonly booked out throughout the year. There’s an array of art galleries to explore – as well as museums, live music venues and more. Perth is also well known for its restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs. You’ll never run out of things to do here that's for sure! 


#6 - Perth is packed with beautiful beaches 

Perth is known for its 19 beaches. We’ll say that again…NINETEEN! If you’re a beach-goer or love the surf, Perth will definitely be the place for you. Perth is also the perfect place to study if you’re interested in marine life. With an array of Marine Science & Marine Biology courses available.  Explore Cottesloe Beach, Mettam’s Pool, Bathers Beach, and City Beach to name a few. 


#7 - Study for 1 year longer when you study in Perth 

Did you know that you can add an extra year to your Temporary Graduate visa? That's right, via subclass 485, you’re able to access the ‘Regional Occupation List.’ This provides you with a wider selection of visa options and jobs. How epic is that? This allows international students to enhance their Western Australian experience and really make the most of Perth! 


#8 – Plenty of employment opportunities 

There is plenty of work available in Perth! This is another reason why students love this city so much. Whether you’re interested in education, healthcare, accounting, engineering or IT – there’s no doubt that you’ll find something in your line of work while in Perth.  

For international students who are wanting to make the move to Australia? Click here to learn about life at Campus Living Villages.  

So come on, what are you waiting for? Make the move for the ultimate university experience of a lifetime. We promise you won’t regret it.


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