Brisbane is Australia’s New World City, a multi-cultural hub of creativity and invention that provides students with forward-thinking educational providers and world-class research facilities, all in a sub-tropical climate ideal for an outdoor lifestyle.
Brisbane offers world-class education along with a high-quality, accessible lifestyle – especially if you compare living expenses and tuition costs with other developed countries. The city also strives to make international students feel at home right from Study Brisbane’s special Airport Welcome, to a range of international student events including the City Welcome Festival and the series of Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremonies.
Brisbane is one of the friendliest, most livable and multicultural cities in the world. Before starting your journey to Brisbane, it is important to deal with the essentials to ensure you arrive confident and well prepared.
Brisbane City Council has a range of multilingual videos, available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean and Arabic, that provide brief introduction to the city and Council's programs and services. To see all of Brisbane City Council's videos, visit their YouTube Channel.
Beautiful one day, perfect the next. Those are the words most often used to describe Queensland, known as Australia’s “Sunshine State”, and its capital Brisbane lives up to this famous slogan.
As one of the friendliest, most liveable and multicultural cities in the world, it’s no wonder Brisbane was recently ranked in the top 50 best student cities in the world.*
For international students who are already living in Brisbane, Brisbane City Council YouTube channel has a range of multilingual videos available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean and Arabic, that provide a brief introduction to the city and council's programs and services. You can also find this information on the Brisbane City Council website via its downloadable resident's guide.
Brisbane City Council also offers a translating and interpreting service. Details of how to speak to an interpreter are available on the Council website.
Strong economic growth has made Brisbane one of the world's fastest-growing capital cities, with real part-time employment opportunities for students, as well as career opportunities for graduates wanting to stay.
If you plan to work while you study in Brisbane, you will need to understand your rights and responsibilities to ensure you protect yourself and comply with your visa requirements. Most student visas allow you to work up to 40 hours per fortnight during the semester, and an unlimited number of work hours during scheduled vacation breaks.
Whether you are working to gain postgraduate experience, or need a casual job to help support your living expenses, there are plenty of ways to find work that suits your situation. Online career and recruitment websites can provide regularly updated work listings, searchable by industry. Recruitment firms also help to place people in casual or short-term work.
My Smart Education (MSE) was established in 2012 as a brand new international initiative to make a difference in the lives of aspiring students and youngsters. MSE started its first office in Hyderabad (India), the fourth most populous city of South India. MORE