South Australia International students arrival plan approved! Five reasons why you need to study in Australia!

Recently, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the Global Liveable Ranking 2021. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, ranked No.1 in Australia and No.3 globally. In this e-Newsletter we’ll show you the latest news and environment of South Australia. Let’s have a look together!


Latest news of South Australia

International students arrival plan approved

Recently, the South Australia international students arrival plan was approved by the Federal Government. This program allows international students to return to Australia gradually. The key points includes:


  • The plan does not affect Australians returning to Australia
  • Isolation and flight related expenses will be undertaken by both student and university
  • SA premier announces 160 international students can be housed in the Quarantine facility every 14 days
  • International students to quarantine at existing facilities at Parafield airport


The Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall said,


“International students add so much to South Australia’s multicultural fabric along with the clear economic benefits for our CBD and our state overall, with every three students leading to the creation of one job”


If this plan goes well, the earliest time that students can return to South Australia is September.


South Australia Introduction

Do you want to study in a relaxed area with an abundance of wine, wildlife and natural wonder? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study in this beautiful state- South Australia (SA), the state known as the “land of plenty”! Its capital city Adelaide is a place full of sophisticated art, great dining spots and multiple events, which is why it has been named the “Festival City”. SA is the third largest state in Australia (except the Northern Territory), exquisite natural scenery such as mountains, prairie and valleys can also be found in this region.


Reasons to Study in South Australia

1.A range of activities


  • Visit suburbs in South Australia, enjoy the remarkable views with wine!

Unwind with spectacular wines from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills.


  • Participant in Adelaide Festival

In 2020, Adelaide Festival’s 60th Anniversary saw audiences take pleasure in a remarkable blend of globally reputed theatre productions, eclectic world-leading musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, eminent writers and striking visual arts displays. Adelaide Festival performance precedes world standards.


  • Explore unforgettable wildlife and amazing food on Kangaroo island

Kangaroo Island is one of the world’s great nature-based travel spots. Full of native bushland, wildlife, adventure and exploring. Experience the pristine beaches, local wines and sunsets when you visit Kangaroo Island!


2.High quality of life  

Adelaide, located in South Australia, is consistently voted one of the top 10 liveable cities in the world, and its cost of living is also lower than other Australian metropolises.

  • 1.3 million people
  • Safety, affordable housing, social cohesion and lack of traffic congestion
  • The fifth largest city in Australia
  • A variety of job and study opportunities, such as biological sciences, agriculture, wine industry, information technology, tourism, art, etc.
  • No.10 “Top Ten Most Livable Cities in the World” (The Economist 2019)


3.Affordable cost of living

The information below illustrates the approximate expense of food, clothing, housing and transportation for an international student per week.


  • Rent (shared): AUD $185 /week
  • Water, electricity and gas: AUD $30 / week
  • Food: AUD $60 / week
  • Phone and internet: AUD $25 / week
  • Transport: AUD $15 / week
  • Other (clothes, entertainment, etc.): AUD $80/ week

The average weekly living cost of international is about AUD $395 per week. The expense could vary significantly depends on lifestyle.


4.Convenient transportation system

The transportation in Adelaide city is very convenient and simple, you don’t need to worry about getting lost. As long as the direction is correct, you could travel to anywhere without Uber!


5.Migration opportunities

  • Skilled Nominated Visa – Subclass 190

A state nominated permanent visa for skilled migrants, allows applicants to live and work in South Australia. SA state nomination could offer 5 additional points to the meet the requirements of subclass 190 visa.


  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – Subclass 491

This is a provisional visa for skilled migrants from state nomination, which allows applicants to live and work in South Australia for up to 5 years. SA state nomination provides 15 additional points for qualification.

Both are pathways for migrating to Australia!


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