International students have the widest variety of choices and the most unique opportunities when choosing to study in regional Australia. In regional Australia you have the chance to study in some of highest ranked schools without the highest cost! Being away from the urban centers often means lower cost of living and competitive university tuition fees. Your quality of life will also increase as our regions are varied and you have the ability to choose the lifestyle you want. Each region has its own distinct events, hubs and offerings. However, what is common amongst studying in these areas is that international students will be eligible for an extra year of post study work under the 485 visa. The government also encourages international students to select a regional university by funding the 'Destination Australia Scholarship' which is offered by most regional, public universities.