7 reasons Why You Should Study in Regional Australia. (List of Regional Universities Included)

Apply Student Visa Australia1. Bonus Points for Skilled Migration: If you want to apply for a permanent residency, there are 5 points for students who have acquired at least one degree, a diploma or a trade qualification, by studying and living in regional Australia.

2. Eligible for post study work rights: Post graduate degree from a regional area makes you eligible for 3 or 4 years of post-study work rights in regional Australia for international students.

3. Affordable Living: Compared to the big cities like Sydney and Melbourne, living in regional areas are affordable. International students can live comfortably with as low as $100 per week on a sharing basis. According to the data from REIV, in 2019 price for 2 bedrooms in the city of Melbourne is $500 per week, whereas in regional Victoria its $280 per week for a 2-bedroom house. Another example can be Adelaide where the cost of rent, in 2019, was 49% less than in Sydney, according to Insiders Guides.

Even the transportation in most of the regional areas are free of cost. The grocery and fuel prices are standard among all the big chains all over Australia, but all the other costs make up for this one.

4. Less distractions: Regional areas are not as happening as the cities; the night life is quiet after 8 or 9pm on weekdays. There are not as many things to do as in the city, so there will be less distractions to the studies for students especially. Students have a small class size as well, where the students get more attention from the teacher and there is less disruption in the classroom itself.

5. Lifestyle: The lifestyle would be more peaceful and relaxed. Unlike city, which runs in a fast-paced way, regional areas have a laid-back lifestyle which is beneficial for students. There is less traffic, and less pollution and cleaner air and clearer roads. Slower pace of life means higher quality of life.

6. Community: There is a strong sense of community in a small town or regional area. It is easier to get along with people near you, be it your neighbours, your grocery shop vendor or your local cafe’s barista.

7. Closer to nature: Australia is popular for its beautiful natural resources. The more distant you are from the city, the closer to nature you are. Since, you are going to save from not spending much, you can spend on small trips and hikes closer to the towns, for instance, if you are living and studying in Townsville you can save and go snorkelling along the Great Barrier Reef.

We can help you get into the listed Universities in the regional area. We can also help with student visa, student visa extensions, skilled migration visa and postgraduate work visa.

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LIST OF REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES

  1. Federation University – Ballarat
  2. Torrens University – Adelaide
  3. Charles Sturt University – Albury – Wodonga & Wagga Wagga
  4. University of New England – Armidale
  5. University of Newcastle – Callaghan
  6. La Trobe University – Bendigo
  7. University of Sunshine Coast – Sippy Downs
  8. University of Canberra – Canberra
  9. James Cook University – Townsville & Cairns
  10. University of Adelaide College – Adelaide
  11. Central Queensland University – Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton & Townsville
  12. ICHM – Adelaide
  13. Deakin College – Geelong
  14. Canberra Institute of technology – Canberra
  15. Flinders College – Study Group – Adelaide
  16. Kaplan Business School – Adelaide
  17. IIBIT – Adelaide
  18. SAIBT – Adelaide
  19. Eynesbury – Adelaide
  20. Gordon TAFE – Geelong
  21. TAFE SA – All campuses
  22. TAFE – Tasmania
  23. Le Cordon Bleu – Adelaide
  24. The University of Adelaide College + University of Adelaide
  25. Flinders International College (FISC)
  26. International Institute of Business and Information Technology (IIBIT) in partnership with Federation University
  27. Eynesbury – University of South Australia and University of Adelaide
  28. The William Light Institute
  29. Queensford College
  30. Level up Studies, Adelaide
  31. Sheffield College
  32. Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)
  33. Australian School of Commerce, Hobart
  34. Australia Institute of Business and Technology, Hobart
  35. Australian Learning, Training and Education Centre (ALTEC), Hobart Campus
  36. Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology (RGIT), Hobart Campus
  37. Australian Catholic University
  38. University of Canberra, Bruce Campus
  39. University of Canberra (UC) College leading University of Canberra
  40. Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
  41. University of Canberra – Global Business College of Australia GBCA
  42. Australian National University College + Australian National University College (Study Group)

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