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Ira Savitri, University College London (Australia)/Alison and Steve Caddick (Ipswich)

Alison and Steve Caddick were very excited about their plan to move their family to Australia from the United Kingdom.

But not all went to plan!
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Why choose Brisbane, student testimonials

I studied a Master of Technology and Innovation Management and am now currently working as a Consultant for Portland Group a Procurement and Supply Chain Management Consultancy.
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Student Visas

Student Visas are temporary visas designed to allow overseas students to study in Australia for a specified period of time.

The Student Visa class that is appropriate for intending students depends on the nature of the study program that an overseas student proposes to undertake.
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Study Brisbane


Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and hosts the vast majority of international students with 7 of the 10 Queensland universities operating campuses in the city. With a population of 2 million, Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city for employment and offers a great range of opportunities in both the public and private sectors. It is home to over 177 major resource and energy companies and is a growing hub for supplying resources to the world.

Brisbane offers world-class education with a high-quality and accessible lifestyle. The city strives to make international students feel at home, right from Study Brisbane’s special Airport Welcome, to a range of international student events including Australia’s largest city orientation day for international students, the 'City Welcome Festival' with over 8,000 students participating each year and the series of Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremonies.

International students on accredited courses receive public transport concessions entitling them to half price ticketing. In addition, PhD students and 576 visa holders with children living in Brisbane will receive free public schooling. Brisbane offers free wifi at 22 of its most popular parks and students can also get free movies through the city’s Shade Cinema initiative. This downloadable app lets students watch a selection of movies at one of the city's parks and gardens for free!

Whether you’re graduating from high school or would like to upgrade your skills with a postgraduate degree, Brisbane’s education institutions offer high-quality learning environments that cater for every student. Our world-ranked education providers, perfect weather and proximity to some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders are just some of the reasons you'll love studying in Brisbane. Here are some other top reasons why you should study in Brisbane: sunshine all year around, affordable investment and get anywhere easily.   

Study Brisbane is an initiative driven by Brisbane Marketing, in partnership with government and industry, for the economic, social and multicultural benefits of Brisbane's international education sector. It helps students from around the world connect with friends, organisations, and education institutions in Australia's new world city. To learn more:  here


Here are two Australian universities based in Brisbane:

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with a global profile, located in the city of Brisbane. Reflecting this global outlook, QUT has 44,000 students, including 6,800 international students from more than 100 countries. QUT's stellar worldwide rankings, career development programs and practical courses are a testament to their ability to produce job-ready graduates. To view more.

Griffith University

Griffith University has grown to become one of the most innovative universities in Australia. Currently undergoing an exciting period of development, Griffith offers an extensive range of new degrees that address some of the most important issues affecting the world today. To view more.


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