Where’s the best place to live in Australia? Student life and living in Australia

Student life in Australia
Student life in Australia

Australia is now the third most popular destination for international students worldwide. Sure, we may have beautiful beaches and landscapes, however what is it that really makes living in Australia so great for students and where is the best place to live in Australia? We at the Student Housing Company have decided to explain what really makes studying down under so special. In such a large country, it can be hard to know where is the best place to live in Australia, so we’ll also take you through some of Australia’s major cities and tell you what it’s actually like being a student there.

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A Guide to the IELTS Australia and How to Ace Your Exam

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most commonly used English language test for higher education in the world, so if you’re thinking of coming to study in Australia, you’ve probably heard of it before. As mentioned in our blog about the Australian visa process, you will need to prove your English language proficiency to be approved for an Australian visa and the IELTS Australia is the most common way students around the world fulfil this requirement. Exams often seem like a daunting task, but there are plenty of ways you can work on your English skills and ace the exam! We’ll run you through the structure of the exam, how to register and pay for the IELTS Australia fee and also explain the IELTS results. We’ve included a few tips and tricks along the way too, so here’s your helpful guide to the IELTS for Australia.

The Exam

First of all, let’s outline exactly which exam you will need to take. There are two versions of the exam – the IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. If you are a student applying for undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Australia, the IELTS Academic test is the exam you need to take.

The IELTS test has four components – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests always take place together on the same day and there are no breaks between the sections. However, the Speaking testing may occur on a different day and can be scheduled a week before or after the day of the other tests.

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Australia’s Best Universities for 2018

The University of Sydney, Australia
The University of Sydney, Australia

Australia continues to prove itself as a leading country for tertiary education as our universities are consistently ranked amongst the world’s best universities. This year seven Australian universities were listed in the 2018 QS World Top 100 Universities.

The combination of our high standard universities with the laid-back Australian lifestyle means our student life is pretty great too. We at The Student Housing Company have done our research and talked to students from across the country to create a run-down of the top ten universities in Australia below.
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