Why Study in Toowoomba?

Future Focused Education

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Learn From the Best

Our learning institutions are future-focused delivering world-class education with state-of-the-art facilities in a friendly, supportive environment.

Students from around Australia and overseas seek to study in Toowoomba for degrees and research opportunities as well as vocational courses because they are well-respected and sought after by employers.


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Enjoy Financial Advantages

Toowoomba is known for its lower cost of living compared to most Australian capital cities. It also offers international students better value in terms of boarding/accommodation and tuition fees. This means that by choosing Toowoomba, you’ll be saving money along the way.

It’s also interesting to note that University of Southern Queensland graduates are paid well compared to all other Australian university graduates. We think that’s a double advantage!

Employment Opportunities

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Work While You Study

Work during your studies and after graduation. Studying in Toowoomba opens up fantastic opportunities for casual employment while you study. This includes internships which give you work experience, as well as graduate and research positions. 

International students benefit from Toowoomba’s regional status which gives them eligibility for up to four years of post-study residency and employment. Places like Sydney and Melbourne can only provide for a three-year post-study work visa. 

Supportive Environment

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Engage in Our Diverse Community

You’ll be warmly welcomed when you study in Toowoomba. You won’t be another number on the enrolment list. With a population of around 160,000 across the entire region, our community is diverse, inclusive and multicultural.

Our community is small enough to make sure everyone can be supported and helped with achieving their goals.


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Relax and Enjoy the View

Toowoomba is a wonderful place to enjoy a world-class, safe and inclusive education experience. Our relaxed lifestyle and supportive community ensure students have an authentic Australian experience.

Being smaller doesn’t mean we miss out. Our region is famous for sensational produce and dining, recreation such as mountain biking, sport, shopping, and cultural pursuits at our theatres and galleries.

To top it off, everything you could need is close to where you live. This means that when you study in Toowoomba you’ll end up spending less time commuting and have more time for you.


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Explore Our Beautiful Region

Toowoomba is Australia’s second-largest inland city after Canberra. We’re also one of Australia’s most liveable cities with a fantastic central location perfect for exploring the rest of the country.

When you study in Toowoomba, you’re just an hour and a half drive from Brisbane, two hours from beaches at the Gold or Sunshine Coasts and two hours from Queensland’s best wineries.

Our airport also keeps us connected with regular flights to Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns and Townsville.

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