Return of International Students - FAQs
The Queensland government has announced that border will reopen to fully vaccinated international travellers from 22 January 2022. The frequently asked questions on this page provide details on the information currently available.
Explore the links below to discover study pathways, career options and employment opportunities on the Gold Coast.
As the home of over 600,000 people, the Gold Coast offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for local and international students to gain valuable work experience while undertaking their studies.
We know the importance of finding safe, clean and affordable accommodation to support the success of your studies. This page provides an overview of the different kinds of accommodation available on the Gold Coast including links to special offers for short term accommodation, and links to longer term providers.
Home to students from over 130 different countries, the Gold Coast is a city of opportunity with our exceptional education and training institutions laying the foundations for a multitude of career possibilities. Read about student stories and latest news or listen to our podcast.
Study Gold Coast offers a range of programs and initiatives for international and domestic students, providing regular opportunities to engage within the wider local community through unique student experiences.
Events & Programs
The Gold Coast Careers Festival is your chance to meet local employers, educators and training providers under one roof. Read more >>
The Kickstart Graduate program is designed specifically to provide graduates with practical workplace skills to build their effectiveness in their organisation. Our highly experienced training consultants deliver what big business do, but better! Read more >>
If you are a Gold Coast high school student with an innovative, technological idea waiting to be discovered, the Mayor’s Technology and Innovation Awards are for you! Read more >>
The Mayor’s Student Ambassador Program gives you the opportunity to engage within the wider local community, providing you with a platform to contribute to the City of Gold Coast through unique student experiences. Read more >>
The Gold Coast Student Excellence Awards recognise and acknowledge our outstanding students and the positive impact and contributions they have made within the community and our city. Read more >>
The Gold Coast Student Hub is the ultimate social and study space for current Gold Coast Students, boasting monthly events, modern workstations, free Wi-Fi and unlimited tea and coffee. Read more >>
Study Gold Coast CEO to Pursue New Ventures
Study Gold Coast CEO, Alfred Slogrove has decided to take on new ventures and the Board has today accepted his resignation.
During his tenure as CEO, Mr Slogrove has played an integral role in the promotion of the city’s education sector, attracting students from across the world to study and work on the Gold Coast.
The Study Gold Coast Management Committee would like to thank Mr Slogrove for his significant contribution to Study Gold Coast and wishes him well in his future endeavours.
Pico Play Shapes Exciting Careers For Interns
If Pico Play’s newest interns learn only one thing during their three-month, paid work placement, it is that work can be fun. But the 14 second-year Malaysian university students who started their internships with the Gold Coast company are learning so much more.
They are gaining a richer understanding of how their skills and knowledge can be put into practice after graduation and with their boosted confidence they’re experiencing what teamwork feels like. Some may even be rethinking where their degree can take them.
Student Grant Provides Peace of Mind
Laura Caballero is a qualified graphic designer from Bogota, but never had the opportunity to work as a designer because she wasn’t able to gain the essential work experience to get a job in what is a highly competitive employment market there. She ended up working in a call centre for a communications company instead.
With very few prospects in Colombia Laura began to consider study options overseas and the Gold Coast was recommended as an ideal destination by a number of education agents who talked about the city’s opportunities and great lifestyle.
Laura began researching the Gold Coast on the internet was impressed with what she discovered. Then when she heard about Study Gold Coast’s travel grant for international students Laura applied in the hope that she would be successful.