WHY STUDY ON THE GOLD COAST

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EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Employability is a key focus for our city as we create better graduate outcomes for our students. Study Gold Coast’s Talent For Business Growth program is a city wide initiative that develops student engagement opportunities with industry by forging stronger ties between local businesses and the education and training sector.

Students also have the benefit of a range of support and professional development experiences through the Gold Coast Student Hub, including free employment and career advice. Further, the Gold Coast Careers Explorer is a dynamic and interactive digital tool which allows you to explore the study pathways to your chosen career. We invite you to explore those pathways and discover the great employment opportunities here on the Gold Coast.

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Diverse Student Community

There are 32,000 international students from over 130 countries studying on the Gold Coast. Our student community is as diverse as the reasons why they've chosen to study here and many have extraordinary stories to tell. We invite you to become part of our student community and make the Gold Coast part of your life journey. 

Lucas Bastos de Jesus

Brazil

I'm studying at -

Bond University ( Masters of Managerial Finance )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Lucas lives the best of both worlds on the Gold Coast, giving him the chance to surf, study his Masters, and hang out with friends.

Ana de Abreu Rosa

Brazil

I'm studying at -

TAFE ( Interior Design )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

For Ana, the Gold Coast has a great lifestyle that allows her to balance work, study and play. It’s her paradise.

Rika Uezono

Japan

I'm studying at -

Griffith University ( Graphic Design )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Rika feels right at home on the Gold Coast, with the coastal city reminding her of her hometown of Chigasaki in Kanagawa.

Maui Yamada

Japan

I'm studying at -

Bond University ( Masters of Business )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Maui from Tokyo has found the perfect life on the Gold Coast - great education, friends from all over the world, and beautiful beaches.

Prudhvi Charan Mariserla

India

I'm studying at -

Bond University ( Masters of Construction )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Charan from Andhra Pradhesh believes studying on the Gold Coast has been the experience of his life, having made friends from all over the world.

Severino Murze

India

I'm studying at -

Griffith University ( Masters of Marketing )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Since Severino from Bengaluru moved to the Gold Coast, is has become his second home, and he wakes up everyday with positive vibes.

Rohan & Diksha Gidwaney

India

I'm studying at -

Southern Cross University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Delhi siblings Rohan and Diksha have made a home away from home on the Gold Coast, while they complete their studies at Southern Cross University.

Xiao Dan (Danna) Wang

China

I'm studying at -

Bond University ( Bachelor of Property )

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

With kind and helpful people, a beach lifestyle and great weather, the Gold Coast has become a second home for Beijing’s Danna.

Jermaine

zimbabwe

I'm studying at -

Law at Griffith University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

The people of the Gold Coast are very warm, it's an inclusive society. Most importantly I feel like I can be myself, which is important for the student experience. Diversity means asking questions about different cultures, about different beliefs, about different ideas and listening to other people that are different to yourself. I'd like to think that I respect all people - people from different backgrounds, people of different faiths, people of different genders. We're all in this together and it's better to love one another than be divisive. 

Jasmina

Gold Coast , Australia

I'm studying at -

Medicine at Griffith University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

I love living on the Gold Coast. The people are very friendly, but they're also ambitious. I've met a lot of people here who have dreams about achieving great things in their life. Diversity is a range of cultures sharing each other's differences. It's about getting to know each other through a diversity of languages and experiences as well as race. 

Nicolas

France

I'm studying at -

Master of Project Management at Bond University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Life on the Gold Coast is very easy going and relaxed with a lot of outdoor activities, so I have a lot of adventures. Diversity to me means people coming together from all over the world and meeting in one place. The Gold Coast symbolisies that - I've made friends here who have come from all over the world. I've fallen in love with the Gold Coast. People are very friendly and easy going and very relaxed compared to back home. 

Celia

Jamaica

I'm studying at -

Nutrition and Dietetics at Bond University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Diversity here means a melting pot of different countries that are interacting with you on campus. We've all pretty much come together and made it like a family. The number of different languages you hear on the Gold Coast, it's really amazing. I love talking to different people about what life is like for them back at home. We might be very different, but at the same time we're a lot alike.

Abdul

Pakistan

I'm studying at -

Financial Planning and Accounting at Griffith University

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

The people are very friendly on the Gold Coast. I've made heaps of friends here, it's my second home. Diversity to me is people from different religions, race, colour and cultures. There's so many different people here on the Gold Coast, it's a multicultural city. This has been the most amazing experience of my life.  

Malik

United States

I'm studying at -

Information Technology at Griffith University.

Why I Choose the Gold Coast -

Life is amazing here, we've got a lot of culture in this city. There's a huge international community from different countries and they bring a lot  of diversity. It's great to mingle with other people from all over the world and learn about their culture. 

Martin Ebata

Sweden | TAFE Queensland Gold Coast | Sport

Martin Ebata

Sweden

I'm studying at -

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Saskia Walgenbach

Germany | Griffith University | Health & Medicine

Saskia Walgenbach

Germany

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

XingLong Jin

China | Southern Cross University | Accounting & Finance

XingLong Jin

China

I'm studying at -

Southern Cross University

Michael Timoscuk

Slovakia | Browns English Language School | English Language

Michael Timoscuk

Slovakia

I'm studying at -

Browns English Language School

Kazi Haisam Siddiqui

Pakistan | Griffith University | Business & Commerce

Kazi Haisam Siddiqui

Pakistan

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Mona Izzeldin

Sudan | Bond University | Health & Medicine

Mona Izzeldin

Sudan

I'm studying at -

Bond University

Steven Wey

Australia | Griffith University | Health & Medicine

Steven Wey

Australia

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Rohan

Oman

I'm studying at -

Southern Cross University

Rizu Sawaki

Japan

I'm studying at -

Benowa State High School

Prabhjot Kaur

India

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Alexia David

India

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Tatiana

Russia

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Yukta Kapoor

India

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Alexander Cujko

Gold Coast , Australia

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Alvin Yap

Malaysia

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Bren Domingo

Philippines

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Brianna Bailey

Australia

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Emily Hancock

Australia

I'm studying at -

Livingston Christian College

Jake Goodall

Australia

I'm studying at -

Trinity Lutheran College

Jamie Houston

United Kingdom

I'm studying at -

TAFE Queensland- Gold Coast Region

Jaycee Li

Australia | Griffith University

Jaycee Li

Australia

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Joseph Prospere

Norway

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Mercedes Semaan

Fiji

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Michelle Matsika

Zimbabwe

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Nicole David

India

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

Phebe Mills

Australia

I'm studying at -

Griffith U`niversity

Thais Assis

Brazil

I'm studying at -

EIM

Anita Kissi

Canada

I'm studying at -

Bond University

Gene Huang

Australia

I'm studying at -

Griffith University

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AFFORDABLE LIVING

THE Gold Coast is ranked #1 for STUDENT affordability in Australia.

Education, accommodation, public transport and overall living costs are considerably lower on the Gold Coast than Australia's other major cities like Melbourne and Sydney. 

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ESTIMATED WEEKLY COST OF LIVING

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Rent

$200

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Health

$9

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Food

$100

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Transport

$50

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LEISURE

$100

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UTILITIES

$20

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DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE

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There are beautiful national parks, waterfalls and mountains less than an hour's drive from the Gold Coast.

G:LINK

The Gold Coast has a great public transport network, including our new tram service - the G:Link.

1,000KM

Cycling and walking are popular pursuits, with over 1,000 kilometres of cycling trails.

COMMUNITY

The Gold Coast offers a range of support initiatives and community engagement programs.

300 DAYS

There is an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.

29 degrees

The Gold Coast's average yearly temperature is 29 degrees Celsius.

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