Kensington

Study Master's Degrees in Kensington, Australia

Kensington at a glance

Kensington’s proximity to Sydney, the large metropolis in Australia, draws a large number of international students each year. The local university is known for innovative and quality teaching, the award winning academics and for the fact that students’ creativity and open ideas are highly valued. Study in one of the world’s top universities for employer reputation, focus on research development and enjoy the diverse student population and the vibrant city life of Sydney.Kensington is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, situated in the area of the City of Randwick.

Studying

Studying in Kensington

In terms of evidence of the English language ability, IELTS, PTE and TOEFL are the tests accepted by the local universities for international students’ admission.

You can choose from a wide array of subjects available in quality Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, PhD courses and several MBAs.

Several undergraduate pathway programmes in various study areas are available, specially dedicated to international students.

Art, design, social sciences, engineering, law, medicine, aviation, biotechnology, nanoscience, business, languages, international relations are among the numerous specialisations you can sign up for.

Online degree courses are also available, particularly in the following fields: business and management, creative arts, history, languages, teaching.

Career

Career opportunities in Kensington

Kensington has a stable economy, with education, retail, hospitality and leisure activities as the most important industries.

Names of local companies include: Microboss, Sigma Resourcing, Kenso Investments, Test Management Consulting, Success Communications, Sydney Link.

International students will have several internship opportunities to choose from in local companies, as well as companies located in Sydney. Most students choose jobs related to the ITC industry and that involve English communication skills.

Life

Kensington city life

Kensington is a beautifully picturesque city, where you will love spending your spare time outdoors, engaging in various activities and admire some of the heritage-listed buildings.

Major landmarks of Kensington include:

  • Sacred Heart Monastery
  • Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
  • Former W.D. and H.O. Wills Building
  • Carthona

You can relax in many natural parks or join the local Australian golf club.

In the evening, you can select from numerous restaurants offering international cuisine dishes and several pubs and bars to enjoy the company of your peers and the friendly locals.

Check out the surrounding neighbourhoods like Docklands, North Melbourne and Footscray and you are so close to Sydney, you could visit it each day; it’s only five minutes’ drive with a car.

International atmosphere in Kensington

Besides the international student population, several minorities chose to settle in Kensington. Residents in Kensington born outside Australia count people from UK, Indonesia, New Zealand, and China. However, you won’t experience the typical multicultural atmosphere you would in Sydney, for example.

Regarding the business environment, the proximity to Sydney and the lower living costs compared to the large city, have made a few foreign entrepreneurs open their businesses in Kensington.

Weather Kensington

In Kensington, you will experience warm to hot summers and mild winters. The average high temperatures in the winter season (June – August) are around 18- 19 C (66 F). January and February are the hottest months recording high temperatures of around 27 C (80 F). February is also the wettest month, with a high number of rainfall precipitations.

Universities in Kensington

Welcome to UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has a strong regional and global engagement.

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