Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city’s centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.

Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city

Again and again, Melbourne is named as the world’s most liveable city. 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.

Find free support, information and welfare services for international students at the Study Melbourne Student Centre in the centre of Melbourne.

Australia’s best student city

In 2017, QS Best Student Cities awarded Melbourne as Australia’s best student city and the fifth best in the world. Key features such as Victoria’s high standard and quality of living, vibrant multicultural society and social inclusion attracted 175,000 international students to Victoria in 2016.

Often called Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne is home to the attractions that make the Australian lifestyle so appealing.

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Imagine your life in the world’s most liveable city!

Adelaide is the world’s third most liveable city and is home to people from all over the world. its caring community is what truly makes it a great place to live.

The city is sandwiched between white sandy beaches to the west and hills 20 minutes to the east. Between the hills and beaches are many other places loved by students and locals alike. With so many beautiful parks, green spaces and quiet suburbs, walking and cycling are easy and safe ways to get around. Further afield are other wine growing regions such as the famous Barossa Valley and farmlands.

Adelaide is known as the education paradise of Australia, providing a quiet, safe and convenient environment for international students to learn and socialise. Adelaide offers a student friendly environment filled with large parklands and close to coastal beaches.

As one of Australia’s most affordable cities, students enjoy a range of great food and entertainment. Many large sporting, music and cultural events are hosted in this wonderful place.

Adelaide also enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate- relaxing and healthy. The climate has four distinct seasons in the year – spring, summer, winter and autumn. Below is a guide to the average daily temperatures.


Months & Seasons




September-November (Spring)

20-25 degrees

little rain

December-February (Summer)

25-32 degrees

mainly hot and dry

March-May (Autumn)

20-25 degrees

mainly dry

June-August (Winter)

10-15 degrees

cool and wet


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