The Gold Coast is a city coming of age. It is a place of opportunity that, over the next decade, will transform into a globally-recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment. Located on the edge of the Asia-Pacific rim, with access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for study and vocational training, research, careers and employment.
The Gold Coast is home to over half a million people and offers the greatest educational choice of any city of our size.
Education and training contributes more than $1.7 billion to the local economy and with 32,000 international students from more than 130 countries studying here, the Gold Coast is growing in popularity as a study destination both nationally and internationally.
The city has three research-intensive universities, which are among the leaders in their field; a range of technical and training colleges; and some of Australia’s best public and independent schools.
In 2018 the Gold Coast was rated as the #1 regional study destination in Australia and was named in the QS rankings as Australia’s most affordable student city with living and studying costs on average 40% cheaper than Sydney or Melbourne.
Student Accommodation Grant
We invite you to consider Your Next Move - a student accommodation grant for up to 10 weeks on the Gold Coast with either a homestay family or a student accommodation provider.
Many universities, English language schools and TAFE institutions have housing and accommodation services available for full time students.
Everything you could ever hope for in a new home can be found right here on the beautiful Gold Coast.