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Welcome to Canberra, Australia's Education Capital

Since our centenary, Canberra has come of age and we’re looking to the future and all we can achieve. Canberra is home to a number of world-class research and education institutions, and education forms an important part of our community and economy.

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Why study in Canberra, Australia’s capital city?

The most educated city in Australia
We offer a world class education
We’re the best city in the world to live in
More on campus accommodation than any other city in Australia
Best of both worlds; well-designed city with immense opportunities

We are a global city with a multicultural population and we welcome students and world-class academics from around Australia and the world to our community.

It’s time to re-imagine what Canberra can be.

why study in canberra

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    Canberra is the capital of Australia and provides you with unique opportunities.

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    Canberra offers a strong return on your educational investment with a choice of 5 world-class universities, vocational education and training institutions, a high achieving school system and flexible pathways.

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    Canberra was ranked 22nd in the world in the 2018 QS Best Student City Rankings.

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    Canberra is a safe city with one of the lowest crime rates of any major Australian city.

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    Canberra offers the highest proportion of on-campus student accommodation in Australia.

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    Canberra has a strong knowledge based economy and offers plenty of employment opportunities during study and post-graduation.

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    Canberra is a multicultural city with around one quarter of the population born overseas, and over 90 diplomatic missions and embassies.

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    Canberra is youthful. Approximately 25% of the population are students.

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    Canberra is conveniently located just two hours from the snow and the coast and three hours from Sydney by car. Canberra Airport offers direct flights to Australia's major cities, regional centres and select international destinations.

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    Canberra is home to excellent entertainment and sporting venues, fresh food markets, wineries and the country's major national cultural institutions.