There’s a place for you in Melbourne
Here in Melbourne, we’re a friendly bunch. Our city offers a vibrant, multicultural lifestyle accepting of all cultures, backgrounds and interests. No matter what you are into, there’s a place for you here.
From leafy garden suburbs to bustling city centres, the suburbs of Melbourne and regional centres in Victoria each have their own unique culture. Find your place among shady trees, wide streets or hidden coffee shops.
There is so much to do in Melbourne – our full calendar of events ranges from live music, theatre and sporting events to multicultural festivals and nature walks.
The city offers a vibrant, multicultural lifestyle with a renowned arts scene and world-famous food, as well as Australia’s best shopping and leisure opportunities. Melbourne is truly one of the world’s greatest student cities.
Top reasons to study in Melbourne and Victoria
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 are highly regarded, with QS World University Rankings placing more than half of all Victorian universities among the world’s best. Whether your study involves research, technical training, English language or business, you’ll learn with the best on campuses that offer a rich and rewarding student experience.
A safe and friendly place to live and study
Melbourne offers a friendly, safe and welcoming place to live and study, supported by Study Melbourne – a Victorian Government initiative. The Study Melbourne Student Centre offers free information, support and a range of helpful services in the heart of Melbourne.
Through Study Melbourne, the Victorian Government encourages international students to make the most of their time in Melbourne by exploring their new environment, getting involved in community activities, gaining workplace experience, becoming a leader and making new friends, as part of their student journey. Study Melbourne offers programs and advice on all this and more.
Start your own Melbourne journey
Each year more than 175,000 international students from 160 countries choose to study in Victoria, attracted by our excellent education institutions, diverse study options and high standard of living.
Visit MyStory and build your own Melbourne story based on the selections you make. This online experience will help you see what Melbourne holds for you! Soak up culture, cheer madly for your favourite sport or explore hidden laneways full of art, fashion, music and food.
On each page of MyStory, make your choice to discover the life that awaits you and create your own video experience. On the way, you’ll learn what makes Melbourne the most liveable city in the world and Victoria a remarkable place to study.