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Where in Australia should I study?

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Where in Australia should I study?

When thinking about studying abroad, lots of international students are choosing Australia.

This is because of its excellent education system, cultural diversity, and high standard of living.  Australia is the third most popular English-speaking country that international students would choose to study, behind the United States and the UK. 

Although the cost of living for students may vary depending on the lifestyles they chose, Australia’s cities are still providing lower tuition costs and living expenses and higher minimum wages amongst other English-speaking countries. 

Popular cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane are the top choices for international students, they not only offer internationally ranked universities but also contribute outstanding vocational education courses at private institutions such as Alliance College.

Many international students may struggle to choose which city to study, and the cost of living is always an important point to be considered.

Calculate your cost of living before making a decision

Here we share a useful tool developed by our partner Insider Guides that can provide you with some ideas: https://insiderguides.com.au/cost-of-living-calculator/

This “Cost of Living Calculator” tool is designed to help students find out how much it would cost to have the lifestyle they choose amongst the cities in Australia.

Students can compare the costs between different cities, and know better about accommodation arrangements, transportation options, entertainment activities and much more, which can help students prepare beforehand.

How to Use the Tool

  • Follow the steps of this calculator, choose a city that you’re interested in.
  • Choose the accommodation
  • Choose the living area
  •  Choose a form of transport
  • Decide how often to eat out
  • Select a price range of your food
  • Select level of services or products
  • Choose your clothing purchases price range
  • Decide the frequency of activities

After those steps, you will have an estimated cost of living, you can compare different cities with different lifestyles.

For Example:

From the approximate cost of living, Adelaide is the third cheapest city (after Gold Coast and Hobart) and it’s the world’s third Most Liveable City (The Economist Intelligence Unit ’s Global Liveability Index for 2021), it also shares the name of Australia’s most affordable mainland capital city. Adelaide is famous for the good weather and festivals, the annual festivals such as Adelaide Fringe can provide a good amount of job opportunities at hotels and restaurants.

Adelaide, South Australia

Although the living cost is not as cheap as compared to other cities in Australia, Sydney is also a good choice to study at, brimming with green spaces, different cultural backgrounds and world-ranked universities. If you’re looking for work while studying, Sydney is a perfect choice, as it will offer you a tremendous amount of job opportunities with competitive salaries.

Sydney, New South Wales

Alliance College has campuses in both Adelaide and Sydney; we’re also partnered with several hotels, restaurants and cafes in Adelaide and Sydney. Our work placement support for Commercial Cookery and Hospitality students is well-known in the industry.

In our Sydney campus, Alliance College provides guaranteed paid placement for our students. It is promising for international students’ career paths.

We also provide University Pathways for our students. For students aspiring to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, Alliance College has established formal credit arrangements with several internationally ranked universities and colleges, such as the University of South Australia, The University of Adelaide, Southern Cross University and ICHM.

Whether you choose Adelaide or Sydney, you will be in good hands studying at Alliance College.

For more information, visit our website: https://alliancecollege.edu.au/.


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