Live in Australia
Living in Australia will be a new experience, but there are support services in your institution as well as from other organisations to help make adjusting to life in Australia easier.
Australia is among the happiest countries in the world (World Happiness Report 2017) and we have four of the 30 best cities in the world for students (QS Top University Rankings 2017), you are sure to enjoy your time here.
Did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 24 million? This isn’t surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! With over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia ranks tenth in the Universitas 2018 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
These are strong academic credentials, but our institutions are just as highly rated as the cities that house them around the country. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination.
Why wouldn’t you want to study with some of the best minds in the world?
Why study in Melbourne?
Melbourne is among the world’s most liveable cities
Again and again, Melbourne is named among the world’s most liveable cities. The title is awarded to the city with the highest score for stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. 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.
Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia.
Melbourne has a thriving food culture, offering a wide range of dining choices and interesting laneway cafes. A variety of food markets offer the freshest of every ingredient for home cooking and eating. The range of shops from large department stores to smaller designer shops and markets mean whatever you need and want can be found in Melbourne.
The streets are alive at night with theatres, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that line the city streets and the Yarra River in Southbank. Melbourne is also home to many major cultural and sporting events each year. Melbourne is a well-designed and attractive city which is well serviced by public transport with an enviable reputation for some of the most magnificent gardens in an urban setting. Ready access to either the beach or snowfields is as simple as a car or bus ride with snowfields, national parks, inland lakes and rivers within easy reach.
Melbourne attracts students from all over the world to study and almost 55 per cent of students living and studying in the central business district are international students.
Students from all over the world choose to study in Melbourne because of its high standard of living, safe environment and efficient public transport.
The activities for students to seek out in Melbourne are endless, from art, music and culture to sporting events, multi-cultural festivals and an incredible restaurant and cafe scene.
Melbourne is a leading, global city and Ozford is located right in the centre, so you will get to experience the best of what the city has to offer.
Australia’s best student city
Melbourne is the best student city in Australia and the third best student city in the world, according to the prestigious QS Best Student Cities 2018.
Key features such as Victoria’s high standard and quality of living, vibrant multicultural society and social inclusion attracted 200,000 international students to Victoria in 2017.
Often called Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne is home to the attractions that make the Australian lifestyle so appealing. Melbourne’s rank as the 10th best city in the world for ‘employer activity’ makes it an even more attractive destination.
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