Study in Victoria (VIC)

Studying in Melbourne, Victoria 

Male and female sit at table laughingVictoria'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.


Where your future takes off

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.

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Welcome Desk
The Welcome Desk at Melbourne Airport, Terminal 2, is for all students arriving in Melbourne. A friendly volunteer staff will provide a Welcome Kit and information on available services.

Culture Card Victoria
A free international students' Culture Card is the key to exciting cultural experiences all across Victoria. The Culture Card provides special offers on sports and arts events, and great deals on entry to cultural attractions.
International Student Care Service ISCS
ISCS provides friendly and professional advice, information, support and referral to local services and community resources.

Study Options 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.


High schools in Victoria:
Caulfield Grammar School
Chisholm Institute — Secondary Education
The Kilmore International School

Victorian Government Schools
Wesley College Melbourne

English language colleges in Victoria:
ACU English Language Centres
Box Hill Institute -— ELICOS

Chisholm Institute — English Language Centre
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
RMIT University - VET
Swinburne University of Technology

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