Study destinations

NSW is the ideal destination for students looking to earn a world-class education in one of the best places to live. We are home to a diverse range of highly ranked universities, colleges, schools and vocational training facilities, alongside exciting lifestyle opportunities.

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NSW is a world class and iconic education destination

NSW presents a thriving economy, a range of globally influential education providers, a world class city, regional hubs and UNESCO world heritage landmarks. NSW is Australia’s travel and tourism gateway to the world. 

NSW’s diversity is reflected through the 215 languages spoken and the freely practiced 148 religions, with the state home to some of the largest diaspora communities in Australia.

NSW’s capital of Sydney is ranked the 4th most liveable global city and also sits in the top 7 global student cities, offering an exceptional blend of lifestyle, educational offerings and access to a thriving culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. Importantly, ranked number 1 in Australia, it’s a safe city.

Outside of Sydney, other major centres are connected by air and rail across Australia, enabling students and visitors to blend education with travel and exploration.

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Experience a world-class education in Australia's most popular study destination.

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Western Sydney

Enhance your education in one of Australia’s most exciting fastest growing regions.

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Newcastle and Hunter Region

Experience world-class education in NSW's second largest city.

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Wollongong and South Coast

Maximise your study experience and enjoy an idyllic coastal lifestyle in NSW’s second largest city.

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Regional NSW

Gain internationally recognised and in-demand qualifications while enjoying the benefits of country life.

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North Coast

Experience the best of regional education and communities in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Lismore.

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