Canberra is a friendly, liveable city within easy reach of the mountains, the coast and the bustling metropolis of Sydney. As the seat of government and home to Australia’s public service, it boasts the sophistication and cultural variety of bigger cities, but with a more relaxed pace. As you would expect from the nation’s capital, Canberra is full of museums, monuments and memorials, including Parliament House, the War Memorial, Questacon and the National Gallery of Australia. As the nation’s capital, it’s not surprising that the ACT offers study options in international relations, politics, law, journalism, security, public policy and defence. In saying that, there’s a good range of undergraduate courses across all fields of study, from the traditional sciences to specialties like aviation and sports management.