Melbourne has climbed another position to rank 5th in the world following the release of the QS best student city rankings 2023 . This makes Melbourne Australia's number 1 student city for the 8th year in a row.

According to QS, Melbourne has the finest collection of universities of any Australian city, ranking 13th globally in the QS World University Rankings and 2nd in the world for Student Mix with a score of 98.9.

The QS Best Student Cities Ranking provides students with independent data regarding a range of factors relevant to their study decisions: affordability, quality of life, the standard of university and the views of previous students that have studied in that destination.

QS ranks cities with a population of at least 250,000, and with at least two universities placing in the QS World University Rankings. The ranking offers a powerful lens into the sentiments of both prospective and former students, with over 98,000 survey responses contributing to the Desirability (prospective students) and Student Voice (former students) indexes .