The Study Melbourne Hub Shanghai is a vibrant space where you can learn more about studying in Melbourne, make new friends, and thrive as an international student.
Attend free events, activities and programs to expand your network and enhance your career opportunities.
Access hot desks, meeting rooms of various sizes and free WiFi.
Enjoy a free coffee and get tips on everything about studying in Victoria.
About the Hub
Visit the Study Melbourne Hub Shanghai to discover a vibrant and friendly space alive with opportunities to experience Melbourne.
The Hub is located in the Cool Docks, a riverside-complex in the South Bund region of Shanghai, in a converted warehouse with study areas, meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi. You can experience Melbourne’s great love of coffee at our free coffee cart.
Students enrolled at Victorian institutions can bring their own devices and connect to the Hub's Wi-Fi network to access online learning from Victorian education providers.
You can register for free events on career development, entrepreneurship, leadership and global connections.
If you are considering Melbourne as a study destination, the Hub is the perfect place to find out why Melbourne is Australia’s best student city.
The Hub is also available for Victorian education and service providers to organise and host activities and events to support students in China.
Study spaces and Function spaces
Getting to the Hub is easy via the metro. Get off at Xiaonanmen Station via Line 9 and walk 10-15 minutes to the Hub.
Building 15, No.505 South Zhongshan Road, Shanghai.
Read for answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Study Melbourne Hub Shanghai.
Who can use the Hub facilities?
The Study Melbourne Hub Shanghai is open to students, parents, alumni, education and service providers to visit. Hub facilities are for use by students over 18 years of age who are currently enrolled with a Victorian education provider (not including ones with jointly run institutes/programs). Identification is required when you arrive at the Hub (see below for details).
Can students just drop in without a booking?
Yes, if there is space available, but you will need to complete a form on arrival and show proof of enrollment with a Victorian education provider.
Do students need to pay a fee for using the Hub?
The Hub is free for students to use.
Can students book multiple dates to visit?
Yes, please list the dates when you fill in the application on the WeChat mini-program.
How can students make a group booking to study online courses together?
We encourage a group leader to book the facility through Shanghai@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au three business days ahead, then every group member needs to fill in the form individually upon request (8 students maximum). Student ID cards or other documentation will also be checked before entry is permitted to the Hub.
Facilities and events
What services and equipment are provided?
- Quiet study space with free high-speed Wi-Fi, free coffee and water
- Information and advice about studying and living in Victoria
- Referrals to student support services offered by the student’s individual Victorian education provider
- Study Melbourne events and activities designed to enhance employment options, social connection, and student empowerment (check the calendar for schedule)
- Education provider run events and activities designed to connect with and support currently enrolled students or engage with alumni and future students (check the calendar for schedule)
- Board Room, 8 chairs with a table (2.4m * 1.2m), TV and video conferencing system equipped
- Classroom, 6 chairs with writing board on each, TV and video conferencing system equipped
Is food allowed in the Hub?
To ensure a clean and healthy environment for the students, we don’t allow food on Level Two. Food from activities or events on Level Three cannot be taken to Level Two.
Are the meeting rooms available for students to use?
Can students access accommodation or visa services through the hub?
No, the Hub does not provide accommodation or visa services. Students must seek their own independent accommodation and visa advice.
Who can host an event at the Hub?
Victorian education providers or students can use the Hub to host events and activities to support their students. Please note that the Hub is not for any commercial use. We encourage you to discuss your event plan with the Hub staff through Shanghai@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au.
Visiting the Hub
What are the opening hours?
The Hub operates from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Friday.
What is the directions to the Hub?
The address is Level 2, Building 15, No. 505 South Zhongshan Rd, Shanghai.
Take Line 9 and get off at the "Xiaonanmen" Station, Exit No.3, then walk about 8 minutes.
Take a ferry and get off at East Fuxing Road Terminal, then walk about 5 minutes.
What parking is available at the Hub?
Our parking lot is still under construction at the moment, visitor parking is available at Zixia Road near Shangwen Middle School and Baidu Road, it is however a bit far from the Hub.
Can students’ parents visit the Hub?
If students’ parents would like to visit the Hub to see the facilities, we encourage them to book and sign-in with the student.
How does the Hub provide a COVID-safe environment?
The Study Melbourne Hub Shanghai will provide a COVID-safe environment by complying with all protocols and preconditions set by the relevant local Government and adhering to the public health advice and directions set by the local authorities.
The Hub will be regularly cleaned and sterilised every day, and temperature checks will be undertaken for anyone entering the Hub.
To maintain a COVID-safe environment for all stakeholders attending the Hub, capacity limits will be enforced to enable social distancing. This will reduce the overall number of attendees present in the Hub at any one time, and there may be wait times to enter the Hub during peak periods.
Appropriate booking and registration systems will be used to manage daily numbers and will assist with contact tracing efforts when required.
The Study Melbourne Hub Shanghai is also available for Victorian education sector stakeholders (i.e. education providers, educators and EdTech companies) to organise and hold activities and events to support student and international partner engagement.
For more information about connecting with a Study Hub, please visit our Industry page.