The ex-capital city of Australia, Melbourne, is now known as one of the world's best places to live and one of the biggest study abroad destinations globally. Universities in Melbourne will give you the complete study experience, having a word-class reputation for academic excellence, as well as first-rate student services. Come to Melbourne and feel empowered by the vibrant and diverse atmosphere of the Australian lifestyle!
Melbourne is an important financial hub, having a highly diversified economy with notable strengths in finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics, transportation and tourism. Some of Australia’s largest corporates are headquartered in Melbourne, as well as multinational companies worldwide.
Important employers for graduates in Melbourne include: KPMG, Deloitte, Accenture, IBM, Telstra, BHP Billiton (the world's largest mining company), Iveco, General Motors, Toyota, Nintendo, Adidas, Ernst & Young, McAfee, and more.
Melbourne has all the ingredients of a vibrant metropolis, from an international atmosphere full of diversity, with welcoming bars, restaurants and boutiques, to fantastic cultural events, festivities and street art, plus a hectic nightlife.
Melbournians also share a common appraisal for sports and they come together for major events, including AFL matches, cricket, soccer and the rugby codes, Australian Open tennis and Formula One racing.
Popular tourist attractions in Melbourne include: the Federation Square (with free or cheap entertainment), Queen Victoria Market (for groceries shopping), the Eureka Tower (has a viewing platform at the top of the 297th floor), Southgate (shopping centre), the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Zoo, the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, or the Royal Botanical Gardens, among others.
You can also visit museums like: the Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), the Ian Potter Centre or the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
In the weekend, you can check out the music scene in Brunswick, tour the Yarra Valley, see the penguins at Port Phillip Bay, swim with seahorses around the piers of the Mornington Peninsula, or meet up with your peers for a picnic on St. Kilda’s beach.
In Melbourne, you will find an eclectic social environment, mixing many different cultures. Approximately 40% of Melbourne residents were born outside Australia. The majority was born in the UK, followed by communities of Indian, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Greek and New Zealanders expats. Every suburb in Melbourne is distinct and you can see the influence of each culture across the city.
Melbourne has a reputation for fast changing weather. The city enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers, mild springs and autumns, and cool to brisk winters. The average temperature in the summer (June-August) is 25°C (77°F), while in the winter (December-February) it drops to 14°C (57°F).
Home to Australia’s first MBA and executive education programs, Melbourne Business School pioneered the development of business education in Australia. This spirit of innovation and pursuit of excellence continues today across our suite of degree and executive education programs and our research and teaching.
In just 25 years, CQUniversity is emerging as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have over 20 locations across Australia, including 14 campuses and growing for international students. Our award-winning academic staff and high quality research are making an impact on the communities we serve and those around the globe.
Charles Sturt University is a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.
Throughout a proud 100 year history, Swinburne University of Technology has been committed to providing its students with the latest innovations in education, whilst helping students forge strong industry links to help prepare them for successful careers.
Kaplan Business School is a specialist provider of globally recognised higher education degrees with undergraduate and postgraduate courses in accounting, business, management, hospitality and tourism, and marketing.
By choosing RMIT, you’re choosing a global university recognised for leadership and innovation in technology, design and enterprise.
Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our commitment to high-quality teaching and research and graduate outcomes.
Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in northern New South Wales and the southern Gold Coast.
Deakin University is a young contemporary university with a reputation for being innovative, nimble, and friendly. We aspire every day to combine rigour and excellence in our research with outstanding teaching and a strong focus on the communities we serve.
CSU Study Centres' are located in the heart of two of Australia's most exciting state capitals - Sydney and Melbourne.
Victoria University (VU) is well known for preparing our students not just for a career, but for life. Through our strong industry connections and leadership in sport education, we provide opportunities for every individual to achieve success on their own terms, and prepare them not just for a career, but for life.
La Trobe University is a trusted and respected research partner to industry and government and our future is looking brighter than ever. We’ve also secured our position among the world's elite institutions, featuring in the top 100 global universities for nursing and hospitality and tourism management related subjects.
Monash University is ranked amongst the world's most prestigious universities. Graduating with a degree from a university in the world's top one per cent adds significant value to your resume. Our global reputation ensures you are recognised for your skills and talent – no matter where in the world you choose to pursue your dreams.