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SYDNEY

 

State

New South Wales

Founded

1788

Area

12,368 km2

Population

5.1 Million

Climate

Humid Subtropical

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ūüėé Welcome to Sydney¬†

Australia’s premier city welcomes large number of students each year with open arms. Sydney is full of adventure with lots of man-made and natural wonders. This city never stops to surprise.

 Reasons to Study in Sydney 

education

World class education

Sydney has been rated as the 13th best student city in the world as per QS Best Student Cities. There is something for everyone to study in this world class city.

Transport

Transport

Sydney’s vast public transport makes it easier for students to travel around city, suburbs and surroundings. Trams, Trains, buses and ferries are all part of the public transport system.

Diverse culture

Diverse culture

Sydney is home to the people from all around the globe. With 32% of its population born outside Australia, it does live up to the expectations of the global city.

Weather

Weather

Hot summers and gentle mild winters attracts lots of students in Sydney. There are plenty of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed in Sydney CBD.

Attractions

Attractions

Sydney has some of the most renowned world famous attractions like Sydney Opera House, Harbour bridge, Blue mountains, Bondi Beach. There is so much more to it though.

Green City

Green City

Sydney is known for its combat against climate change and aims to reduce the carbon emissions by 70% in 2030, ambitious but achievable.

 Public Transport in Sydney 

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Sydney has one of the best public transport systems in Australia with trains, ferries, light trains and buses connecting the various parts of the city and surrounding areas. You will need an ‚ÄėOpal card‚Äô when travelling on public transport in Sydney. You can use this card on any of the public transport including regional trains and coaches.

You will need to load this card with funds before travelling and ‚Äútap on and off‚ÄĚ when getting on and off the public transport. You can top up this card online or using app or at any of over 2,100 retailers. The average cost of travelling on public transport cost can be between $45 to $50 per week.

Only overseas students who have received Australian Government scholarships or exchange place are eligible for concessions on public transport, while all other overseas students have to pay full fare in Sydney. Although, some tertiary institutes offer MyMulti passes offering up to 35 percent discount. 

 Places to Explore in Sydney 

¬†1.¬† ¬†Sydney Harbour Bridge¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Enjoy free stroll over this majestic ‚Äėcoat-hanger‚Äô bridge, which opened in 1932. Stairs and lifts are available from both ends and the walkway is availble on the eastern side (the western side for bikers). It is quite enormous and visible even from different parts of the city. But that‚Äôs given, as it is the biggest steel arch bridge in the world.

 2.  Circular Quay
This location is Sydney’s centerpiece that connects the iconic attractions like Harbour Bridge and Opera house. Although it also serves as a ferry terminal and commuters‚Äô hub, one can easily say that it definitely takes the cake as the next most Instagrammable part of the city next to Harbour Bridge.

 3.  Royal Botanic Gardens
The oldest botanical garden in Australia is situated in the heart of Sydney. Apart from a variety of plants, picturesque walkways, and leisurely strolls, it also offers festivals and special events throughout the Sydney.

 4.  Art Galleries
Whether you’re an art connoisseur or not, Sydney has its doors open to lure you into the art world exclusive of any charges. Explore art gallery of New South Wales or Museum of Contemporary art for both indigenous and overseas works without paying a cent.

 5.  Local markets
Take a tour of Sydney’s own local bazaars like Paddington market or the
Rocks over the weekend and explore the local crafts and fashions spread out over countless stalls and unique to their own locality. Entry is free.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

Universities in Sydney

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