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Study in Melbourne

Updated on October 7, 2009
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The City of Melbourne

There is so much to love about the southeast corner of mainland Australia. The city called Melbourne is truly an inspiring place to live in!

With its vibrant energy, splendid architecture, fabulous social hubs and diverse culture, Melburnians simply have the best of everything.

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city. It is the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state. The city centre covers 37.6sq km with a residential population of approximately 89,000.

The city’s welcoming atmosphere made it home to a culturally diverse community. Immigrants from over 140 countries now live in Melbourne. At present, international students have contributed to a large number of the population. In fact, Melbourne is the third most liveable city in the world, based on ranking.

Life in Melbourne for Young People

Almost 38% of Melbourne’s population is considered young people and the city easily accommodates for their major needs especially, education, social and cultural activities. The City of Melbourne, allows for young people to realize their full potential.

Young people are encouraged and welcome to participate on all of the government activities and processes. Young People’s Policy 2005-2009' recognizes young people’s right to express their views freely on all matters affecting them.

Study in Melbourne

Undoubtedly Melbourne is a great place to study and live in. Young people from every corner of the globe flock its many prestigious universities each year.  International students even stay and make a career for themselves in Melbourne after graduating.

Besides the quality education, being immersed in a multicultural environment can really nurture the mind.

Australia’s academic year runs from February to December. For tertiary courses application closes the previous October. A level of proficiency in English is a prerequisite for International students.

Most universities provide on-campus accommodation. For off-campus accommodations Universities usually provide assistance too.

Food - Melbourne offers a vast array of restaurants in gastronomical proportions. Each of the city’s precincts has its own culinary character.

Between Swanston and Spring Street is Melbourne’s very own Chinatown, lined with Chinese and Asian restaurants filling the air on Little Bourke Street with a delectable aroma. The Federation Square offers cultural attractions and some of the best restaurants, cafés and bars in the city. A few minutes away from CBD is, NewQuay, which is home to stylish bars and hip cafés. For alfresco dining, Degraves Street in the Flinders Quarter is the place to go to, while Hardware Lane, is lined up by outdoor cafes and bars. If you’re in the mood for Vietnamese or Greek food, Victoria Street in the heart of Richmond offers the best. On Lonsdale Street between Swanston and Russell streets, is Melbourne's Greek precinct offering sumptuous Grecian treats. Carlton’s Lygon Street, is Melbourne’s own Little Italy. The street's Victorian terraces serve the most popular Italian offerings.

Brunswick Street's, Smith Street, Johnston Street (Fitzroy), Acland streets (St Kilda), Chapel Street and Toorak Road (South Yarra and Prahran) and Williamstown are also popular dining locations.

Shopping - Melbourne’s known for its laneways and arcades that boast an assortment of boutiques. Find and explore the Block, Cathedral and Royal arcades, Degraves and Crossley streets, Presgrave and the shopping centers.

Arts and culture - The City of Melbourne is strongly committed to provide an environment where community members can participate in the arts. The city has the Arts Grants Program, which supports the goals of the City of Melbourne Arts Strategy. Mainly the program aims to showcase the quality and diversity of arts practiced in Melbourne.

Events & Festivals - Here are some of the major events in Melbourne...

  •     AFL Grand Final
  •     Australian Open Tennis
  •     Australian Grand Prix
  •     Melbourne Cup Carnival
  •     Melbourne Cycling Festival
  •     Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
  •     Melbourne Fringe Festival
  •     Melbourne International Arts Festival
  •     Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  •     Melbourne International Film Festival
  •     Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
  •     Melbourne Writers Festival
  •     Moomba Waterfest

AFIS (Australian Federation of International Students)

In August 2002, a non-profit association, AFIS, was established. Its core purpose is to assist all issues of international students.

AFIS promotes for multicultural awareness.  The organization plans for cultural activities and serves as a medium for students to learn about the diversity of activities available to them. This helps enrich the experience of international students in Australia and bridge the gap between them and the members of the local Australian community.

Recent ‘anti-Indian’ Outburst Concerns Indian student body in Australia

In May, the attack on two Indian men in Melbourne, ensued a demonstration of about 2,000 Indian students calling for stronger police action.  The victims were attacked with screwdrivers, one got robbed and both ended up at the hospital with stab wounds.

Around the same time, a firebomb was hurled through a house where young Indians lived and one has suffered serious burns. Two more Indians were attacked near a Harris Park restaurant in June 8. This is where Indian community leaders had gathered for demonstrations.

Initially the police thought that the motive is pure robbery. Later, they found out that some attacks were indeed racist acts against  the Indians.  This has become a diplomatic embarrassment for Australia, especially since the country is trying to gain great relations with India.

Carrick Institute of Education
Level 9, 255 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9650 6877

CQUniversity Australia
108 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9639 4500

Grenadi School of Design
253 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9663 0001

Hales Institute
Level 3, 55 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9639 0000

Holmesglen College of TAFE
Level 1, 258 Little Bourke Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9639 1011 or (03) 9564 1555

Holmes Institute
185 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9662 2055

Institute For Design Entertainment & The Arts (I.D.E.A)
Level 2, 190 Queen Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 9600 2832

LaTrobe College Of Art and Design
301 - 303 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9606 0933

La Trobe University
215 Franklin Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9285 5100

Academia International
Level 4/152 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9671 4755

Australian Academy of Design
Harbour Esplanade
Docklands VIC 3008
Phone: (03) 9600 3700

Australian Catholic University (ACU)
St Patrick's Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: (03) 9953 3000

Australian College of Sports Therapy
Level 6, 341 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9670 3735
Fax: (03) 9670 3715

Australian Graduate School of Management
Upper Ground
440 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 1300 304 225

Australian Institute of Public Safety
244 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9654 6666

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
630 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9510 6299

CAE (Centre for Adult Education)
5/ 21 Degraves Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9652 0611

University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne

Monash University (Victorian College of Pharmacy)
Parkville Campus
381 Royal Parade
Parkville VIC 3052
Phone: (03) 9902 6000

Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education Pty Ltd (OPIE)
54 Latrobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9663 3129

Photography Studies College
65 City Road
Southbank VIC 3006
Phone: (03) 9682 3191

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

124 Latrobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9925 2000

Shillington College
Level 9, 55 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9663 8444

Leo Cussen Institute
360 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9602 3111

Melbourne College of Natural Medicine
368 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9662 9911

Melbourne Institute of Finance & Management
180 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9374 3261

Melbourne Institute of Tourism and Hospitality
480 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9654 3433

Melbourne Language Centre
252 Lygon Street
Vic 3053
Phone: (03) 9663 3399

Monash University
Monash University
VU Theatre
VU Theatre

Stotts College
43-53 Elizabeth Street
Vic 3000
Phone: (03) 9629 9966

The University of Melbourne
Parkville 3010
Phone: 1800 801 662 or (03) 8344 4000

The Academy Of Interactive Entertainment
Level 8, 14 Queens Road
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9820 8201

University of the Third Age - U3A City of Melbourne Inc.
Level 5, RMIT Building 37, 411 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9925 3927

Victoria College of the Arts
234 St Kilda Road
Southbank VIC 3006
Phone: (03) 9685 9300

Victoria University
300 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9688 4000

William Angliss Institute of TAFE
555 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9606 2111

William Bates Academy Of Performing Arts

Level 3, 3 Bowen Cresent
Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: (03) 9866 7779


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