Study in Melbourne

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Why study in Melbourne?

Melbourne is Australia’s second most populous city but number one cultural capital. It is the home of Australian film, television and art, and is also one of its most popular tourist destinations.

Regularly listed as one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne is full of characterful neighborhoods like St Kilda, Carlton and Fitzroy which teem with creativity.


Universities in Melbourne

Melbourne is a renowned university city, and is home to some of Australia’s most prestigious institutions. It’s considered one of the best destinations in the world for international students.

Australian universities also have a global reputation for quality of research, making them an attractive option for those looking to study postgraduate programs.

What to study in Melbourne

You’ll be able to study most subjects as an international student in Melbourne, but there is a focus on research and technology at some of the city’s biggest institutions.

You’ll be able to find a great standard of education in Melbourne whether you’re looking to study for a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree.

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What is the cost of study in Melbourne?

Tuition fees in Melbourne are similar to the rest of Australia, and you could expect to pay between $20,000 and $30,000 per year for your tuition. However, exactly how much you’ll pay will differ depending on the university and program you choose.

Living costs in Melbourne are quite high, but slightly cheaper than other cities in Australia like Sydney. Before applying to a university in Melbourne, research the cost of accommodation and things like food so you know how much you’ll need to budget on top of tuition fees.

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How to study in Melbourne

To study in Melbourne, you’ll first need to choose a university and program you want to attend. You should then check the entry requirements and complete an application for your chosen university.

One of the main requirements to study in Melbourne is that you have the correct visa. When you have secured your place, you’ll need to apply for your Australian student visa (Subclass 500).