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Student Life

At Sydney Institute of Higher Education, we believe that education extends beyond the classroom. Our vibrant city campus offers a myriad of opportunities for students to grow, learn, and thrive both academically and socially. From exciting events to support services, there’s something for everyone to make the most out of their university experience.

Studying in Sydney

Home to iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this world class city boasts beautiful beaches and an impressive café culture. Drawing its population from more than 200 countries, Sydney offers a broad mix of cultural experiences, including music, arts, festivals and exhibitions. There is always something to discover. 

From our campus, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, students enjoy easy access to transport, amenities, local attractions, world famous restaurants, live entertainment and more.

As Australia’s most popular study destination, Sydney also offers plenty of employment opportunities for students during their academic journey and beyond.

Earn money while studying¹ 

Students can work up to 48 hours per fortnight while studying and unlimited hours during vacation.

One of the world’s top student cities²

Sydney is one of three Australian cities listed in the top 30 best student cities in the world.

Popular international student destination³ 

Australia is the most popular destination for international students.

Post-study work rights 

International students can obtain post-study work rights. Find out more at: Australian Department of Home Affairs.


Organise your own private housing or check out some of our recommendations below: 

Austay Accommodation  
+61 406 232 283 
[email protected]

Global Experience  
+61 2 9264 4022 
[email protected]

Iglu Student Accommodation  
+61 2 8024 8600

StudentStay Australia  
+61 2 9299 5884 
[email protected]

2stay Accommodation
+61 1300 852 254 
[email protected]

Cost of Living

As per the Department of Home Affairs website as of 1 October 2023, the 12-month living costs are: 

  • Student or guardian – AUD $24,505
  • Partner or spouse – AUD $8,574
  • Child – AUD $3,670

The cost of living in Sydney will vary according to personal preferences, choices and circumstances, and the above costs do not include travel costs or tuition fees. With some research and adjustments, many students are able to enjoy their lives in Australia within or below this budget.

The Department of Home Affairs requires that international students provide evidence that they can afford to live in Australia before granting a student visa. Check the Study Australia living costs page for more information, including a cost of living calculator.

Campus Life

SIHE has a range of facilities and services to support student learning, including:

  • Free campus-wide Wi-Fi
  • Lecture rooms equipped with whiteboards and audio-visual equipment
  • Self learning lounge
  • Student break-out areas
  • Digital library
  • Computer labs
  • Prayer room
  • Fully equipped student kitchen
  • Multiple charging stations for laptops and mobile devices

Student Ambassadors

Become an integral part of our community by applying for a Student Experience Ambassador (SEA) role. This paid student support position allows you to actively contribute to the student community, participating in tasks such as managing social media, communications, sports programs, and various other projects. Seize this fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow students, enhance your CV, and make a meaningful impact before graduation. 

Find out more about our Student Ambassador program and how to get involved during your new student orientation sessions.

1 Source: Department of Home Affairs

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3 Source: – Top 10 Places in the World to Study Abroad-2022