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- Australia's best student city
- World-class universities and research facilities
- Have you considered Regional Victoria?
- 24/7 support at the Study Melbourne Student Centre
Visit the Student Welcome Desk at Melbourne Airport when you arrive. The friendly staff can answer questions and help you make your way to your destination.
Melbourne is among the world's most liveable cities
Again and again, Melbourne is named among the world's most liveable cities. The title is awarded to the city with the highest score for stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. When you study in Melbourne, you'll be living in a safe and vibrant city that offers world-class study options, services and the widest range of things to do.
Our universities rank in the world's best
QS World University Rankings place six of Victoria's 10 universities in the top-ranked universities in the world. Victoria is a global knowledge hub and we attract the world's best academics and researchers. Whether your study involves research, technical training, English language or business you'll learning with the best - on campuses that offer a rich and rewarding student experience.
Australia's best student city
Melbourne is the best student city in Australia and the third best student city in the world, according to the prestigious QS Best Student Cities 2018. Key features such as Victoria's high standard and quality of living, vibrant multicultural society and social inclusion attracted 200,000 international students to Victoria in 2017.
Often called Australia's cultural capital, Melbourne is home to the attractions that make the Australian lifestyle so appealing. Melbourne’s rank as the 10th best city in the world for ‘employer activity’ makes it an even more attractive destination.
Rural tranquility a country drive away
Have you considered studying beyond Melbourne, in one of our regional centres?
Victoria's diverse landscape includes snow capped mountains, vast seashores, striking desert regions and charming historic towns. Across the state, discover world-class education in the regional centres of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, Mildura, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Warrnambool and Wodonga.
These towns and small cities are contemporary, well serviced and are family and student friendly. They offer a relaxed lifestyle and a world-class education that is recognised by international institutions and employers. Regional centres often have lower housing costs, active community and sporting organisations, easy access to natural attractions and multiple transport options for visits to Melbourne or other parts of Victoria and Australia.
Support for you - 24/7 at the Study Melbourne Student Centre
Find free support, information and welfare services for international students at the Study Melbourne Student Centre in the centre of Melbourne.
International student welcome desk
The Student Welcome Desk is at the Travellers Information Service, International Arrivals Hall, Ground Floor, Terminal 2, Melbourne Airport. The desk is open every day from 7am to midnight.