QS Best Student Cities ranking: 24th\r\n\r\nWith\u0026nbsp;three major universities\u0026nbsp;in a city of just over two million,\u0026nbsp;the\u0026nbsp;Australian metropolis places in the top 30\u0026nbsp;worldwide. The city boasts three leading universities featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2023, with the University of Queensland coming out on top, ranked joint 50th\u0026nbsp;worldwide.\r\n\r\nAn up-and-coming city that has seen rapid growth in recent years following the Australian ‘resources boom’, Brisbane is the third-largest city in\u0026nbsp;Australia\u0026nbsp;and the largest economy between Sydney and Singapore. It’s also a popular tourist destination, due in part to its location by the Gold Coast, which features some of the world’s most famous beaches.\r\n\r\nLike many Australian cities, Brisbane is a great setting for students seeking a balance between urban and outdoor lifestyles. Stunning beaches, a sunny climate and a sporting culture coexist with a cosmopolitan down-town area offering a trendy nightlife and arts scene.\r\n\r\nThis appealing environment is reflected in very high scores for both student mix and desirability, with its highest score being the student mix indicator, where it\u0027s now ranked seventh in the world. \u0026nbsp;On the other hand, as is the case for other Australian cities, high international tuition fees mean Brisbane has a relatively low score for affordability.\r\n\r\nIn the survey used to compile this year’s results, students praised Brisbane for its laid-back feel, friendly people and convenient public transport system – with the weather conditions also attracting favorable reviews!\r\n\r\nWould Brisbane get your vote?\u0026nbsp;Tell us why.\r\n\r\nInternationally ranked universities in Brisbane\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tWorld rank\r\n\t\t\tUniversity\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=50\r\n\t\t\tUniversity of Queensland (UQ)\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=222\r\n\t\t\tQueensland University of Technology (QUT)\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=300\r\n\t\t\tGriffith University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Brisbane\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nBrisbane has climbed five places in this year\u0027s ranking. This is likely due to a combination of great weather, high quality educational institutions and a student-friendly lifestyle full of personal and professional opportunities.\r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNumber of universities ranked by QS\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t3\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHighest-ranked institution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUniversity of Queensland\u0026nbsp;(joint 50th)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tPopulation\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t2,408,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAverage international fees (at ranked unis)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUS$25,600\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tDesirability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t22nd\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tEmployer Activity rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t49th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAffordability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t99th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent\u0026nbsp;Voice\u0026nbsp;rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t45th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nWhy study in Brisbane?\r\n\r\nStudy in the Sunshine State\r\n\r\nWhat a better place to study than Queensland? Brisbane is ideally located in Australia\u0027s\u0026nbsp;Sunshine State, with subtropical summers and mild winters. The region offers a plethora of natural and man-made amenities that make daily life exciting during any season, such as the South Bank Parklands, Surfers Paradise and Sunshine Coast.\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nIt\u0027s cheaper\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nBrisbane is more affordable than the other Australian cities ranked in the QS Best Cities ranking, Sydney and Melbourne. From rent to transport and food and drink, the city is friendlier to those with a lower student budget.\r\n\r\nA multicultural city\r\n\r\nBrisbane ranked seventh for student mix, a placement that showcases just how multicultural it is. In fact, the city hosts several cultural festivals for citizens from all over the world, such as the Greek festivals Paniyiri, Oktoberfest, BrisAsia festival and the Festitalia.\r\n\r\nCost of living in Brisbane\r\n\r\nBrisbane ranked 99th in the world for affordability. While the city doesn\u0027t place among the cheapest in the world, it\u0027s still cheaper than other Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, making it a friendlier destination for students.\r\n\r\nFor example, according to Numbeo, rent prices in Brisbane are almost 38 percent lower than in Sydney, with a single apartment\u0026nbsp;in the city center costing US$1,259.\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nLife \u0026amp; culture in Brisbane\r\n\r\nBrisbane is an extremely friendly and safe city for students. Thanks to great infrastructure, transportation systems and weather all-year-round, students can enjoy a dynamic lifestyle with a great balance between the indoors and outdoors.\r\n\r\nFor those passionate about the outdoors, Brisbane is in an ideal location. Surfers and swimmers can visit some of the world\u0027s most incredible beaches by public transport in just 10 minutes outside the city. The Great Barrier Reef - one of the natural wonders of the world - is also close by, as well as Surfers Paradise in the neighbouring city of Gold Coast.\r\n\r\nFor those with a flair for indoor activities, Brisbane has a lot to offer. Aside from great local food and drink spots, students can visit a plethora of historical sights and museums, such as the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Museum of Brisbane and\u0026nbsp;the Queensland Museum. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is a great location for any indoor events, such as theatre production and concerts.\r\n\r\nCareers in Brisbane\r\n\r\nBrisbane ranked in the top 50 worldwide for employer activity.\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nThanks to high quality educational institutions, graduates can expect to find jobs across several sectors after finishing their degree. Some of the top industries for employability in the city include tourism, healthcare, tech, education and construction.