CANBERRA AND THE REGION
Beyond the city limits and across the boarder, the Canberra Region spans 5.2 million hectares and is home to more than 650,000 people. Offering a dynamic and diverse range experiences, it prides itself on its innovation, food and a strong sense of community, enhancing the experience of those who choose to study in Canberra.
Mountain tracking in summer and skiing in winter await in the Snowy Mountains, surfing and oysters are only a short driving away on the South Coast of New South Wales; and the Tablelands are home to expansive countryside, fine fresh food and wine.
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The Australian Government and the ACT Government are the city's major employers. However, there's an increasingly diverse range of corporations and private sector businesses ranging from multinationals to small businesses looking to employ skilled people in Canberra.
Having access to such a unique employment market means there are many opportunities for casual or part-time work during your studies in Canberra.
Want help finding a job? The best place to start is your institution's career's and employment office or website. Further tips and advice are available from our sister website - Canberra. Create your future .
Higher Degree by Research International Students – School Fee Waiver
Canberra is home to world-class research and education institutions and we aim to attract and retain the best researchers from around the world.
Dependent children of Post Graduate Research Sector international students studying a Masters Degree by research or a Doctoral Degree at an Australian Higher Education Provider in Canberra are eligible to have their fees waived in ACT Government schools.
This eases the financial burden on students’ families and helps cement Canberra's position as Australia's education and research capital.
An eligible Post Graduate Research Sector international student will need to hold a Student Visa (Subclass 500) issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection .
To learn more about eligibility and requirements for the public school fee waiver please visit the ACT Government Education Directorate’s website.
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.
Please see your institutions website for how to access on and off campus accommodation options.
Getting around Canberra is easy and all students are offered full concession rates on our public transport services, offered through ACTION buses .
Cycling is also a popular option in Canberra with more than 500 kilometres of bicycle paths throughout the city. Information for cyclists including maps are available from the Transport for Canberra website.