Canberra is Australia's University town
A 2014 report found Canberra has the highest percentage of its population studying full-time or part-time, compared to any other city in Australia. Combined with the fact that one in nine of our residents work or study at a University in the ACT, we truly are Australia’s university town.
We're the best city in the world to live in
We’ve thought so for a long time, but now its official; The OECD rated Canberra the best city in the world for well-being in 2014, meaning our residents have the highest quality of life across income, jobs, health, access to services, environment, education, safety, civic engagement and housing. For students, we ranked in the Top 25 university cities in the world according to the most recent QS Best Student City rankings.
We offer a world class education
With numerous universities teaching hundreds of programs and thousands of courses, as well as a technical institute and strong public and private schools, we’ve got the educational options you’re looking for. Through The Australian National University, the University of Canberra, UNSW Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology, and campuses of the Australian Catholic University and Charles Sturt, there is a program to suit all students in Canberra.
More on campus accommodation than any other city in Australia
With over 90% of new undergraduate students choosing Canberra as their study destination offered guaranteed accommodation on campus, we are able to take the stress out of moving to a new city or country. This helps to ensure Canberra offers more on-campus accommodation than any other Australian city.
Commute? What commute!
With so many students living on campus, most enjoy very little commute time travelling to study or work. For those that live off-campus, Canberra offers the smallest commute times in Australia, extensive bike paths all over the city, and international students are offered the same discounts as local students on public transport.