Victoria's capital, Melbourne, is Australia’s knowledge, manufacturing and innovation capital. While Victoria occupies just three per cent of the vast Australian continent, it accounts for 25 per cent of the nation’s economic activity.
Victoria's greatest asset is its people, who come from more than 200 countries and speak over 230 languages and dialects. Victoria's rich cultural diversity, talented people, world-class education and superior infrastructure attracts tens of thousands of students from around the world each year.
Every year, tens of thousands of students from around the world come to Melbourne, Victoria to secure their future. In 2012, Melbourne was ranked fourth in the world in the first global grading of major international student cities, just behind Paris, London and Boston (QS Best Student Cities).
Students come to Victoria for its world-class universities and vibrant vocational education and training sector. They work with renowned scholars in leading research institutions and use state-ofthe- art technology.
Choosing Melbourne, Victoria for your studies means choosing a superior education and enjoying life in one of the world’s most liveable cities. As an international student in Melbourne and Victoria’s regional cities, you will enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle, good health services, advice and special support to help you while you study away from home.
Visit Study Melbourne to learn more about the benefits of living and studying in Victoria.
There are 10 universities in Victoria's capital city, Melbourne, and five in regional Victoria. There are also many private higher education providers and TAFE institutes.
Victoria's total student population is around 327,000. Of these, 35 per cent are international students. A further eight per cent are domestic students from other states and territories.
Foundation colleges in Victoria:
RMIT International College
English language colleges in Victoria:
ACU English Language Centres
Box Hill Institute -— ELICOS
Chisholm Institute — English Language Centre
RMIT University - English Language
Southern Cross Education Institute — English Language
Swinburne University of Technology — English Language Courses
Private colleges in Victoria:
Academies Australasia Polytechnic
Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College
Endeavour College of Natural Health
Computer Power Institute (CPI)
Kent Institute of Business and Technology — Higher Education
Southern Cross Education Institute (SCEI)
TAFE institutes in Victoria:
Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Institute — Higher Education
Chisholm Institute — TAFE
Chisholm Institute — Higher Education
Gordon Institute of TAFE
RMIT University — TAFE
Swinburne University of Technology — TAFE
Universities in Victoria:
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Deakin University — Deakin Business School
Federation University Australia
Federation University Australia — Federation Business School
La Trobe University
La Trobe University — Study Abroad
Monash University — Faculty of Information Technology
RMIT University - VET
Swinburne University of Technology