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New South Wales (NSW) is the financial and economic powerhouse of Australia, with an economy expected to grow to $1 trillion by 2030. Its famous capital city, Sydney, attracts global leaders and innovators and is the national headquarters for some of the world’s most successful businesses, including Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

NSW has 11 universities, including 6 ranked within the world’s top 200, located in pristine outback, country, alpine, coastal, subtropical or urban landscapes.

In addition to Sydney, 4 other study destinations — the North Coast, South Coast, Hunter Region and Country NSW  — offer exceptional education and employment opportunities in internationally relevant industries.

Where better for the marine biologists of tomorrow to learn than the stunning Solitary Islands Marine Park in Coffs Harbour? The next-generation agtech leaders can build lasting connections while on working farms and innovation hubs in rural communities across NSW.

Warm, welcoming, truly multicultural and with award-winning beaches, food and entertainment, NSW is the right choice for students seeking internationally recognised qualifications and successful global careers.

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Top reasons to study in NSW

Six universities ranked in the world's top 200

Home to Australia's oldest university

Australia’s largest and most diverse economy

More global companies in Sydney than in any other Australian city

Proudly multicultural with 30% of NSW residents born overseas and more than 275 languages spoken

Sydney is one of the world’s most liveable cities

Greater Sydney

Sydney is ranked in the top 10 international cities for quality of living. Innovative and with a dynamic business environment, Sydney offers a wealth of opportunities for international students.

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Newcastle and Hunter

The Hunter region is home to Australia’s seventh-largest city, Newcastle, as well as beautiful beaches and vineyards. It features some of the world’s largest natural resources companies, offering excellent pathways for engineering students to enter the local industry.

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South Coast

The South Coast region offers outstanding natural beauty, a serene beach lifestyle and picturesque Australian towns, as well as easy access to Sydney and Canberra.

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Country NSW

Study while connecting with real-world experiences in some of Australia’s most iconic locations including cattle stations, farms, World Heritage national parks and rainforests.

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North Coast

The North Coast is an ideal study destination from those looking to experience the Australian bush and stunning coastal landscapes while they study.

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