Resources for international students

Explore support, advice and what to expect living and studying as an international student at Melbourne.

How to apply

Located in the state of Victoria, on the south east coast of Australia, you will be living and studying in Australia’s cultural capital.

Voted one of the world’s most liveable cities for 10 years and counting, Melbourne is a city renowned for its celebration of art, sport, multicultural cuisine and great public transport.

Discover Melbourne
TwoTwo Students Drinking Coffee, Laneway, Melbourne CBD

The Melbourne lifestyle

Explore the city’s famous cobblestone lanes, go to a music festival, take in a world-class theatre production, sample amazing cuisine or watch an Aussie Rules football match.

Student walking in the interior of the Arts West building.

Take a virtual tour

Explore the University campuses and facilities with a self-guided, online tour at a time that suits you. Learn about our seven campuses, classrooms, libraries, labs and student spaces.

Orientation Carnival Day

How to make friends

Join one of over 200 University clubs, the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program or volunteer to meet like-minded people. Check out advice from other students on how they adapted to life and study in Melbourne.

Tram on Swanston Street

A cost of living guide

The average annual expense of living in Melbourne is AUD $20,000 but this can vary depending on your lifestyle. Find out what to expect to pay for food, transport, bills and accommodation.


Most international students require a student visa to study in Australia. There are different student visas based on the type of course you will be studying.


Live in the heart of Australia’s most liveable city. The University of Melbourne has an Accommodation Offer for all commencing students who are new to Melbourne, subject to availability.

Under 18?

Additional support, guidance and activities for international students under 18 is available to help your transition to University and ensure academic success.

Moving support

Find out all the things you need to do and when to do them before relocating to study in Melbourne.

Bringing your family

You can bring your immediate family members to live with you in Australia while you study. Learn how to access childcare, schooling, visas and support for your loved ones.

Study hubs

To help you connect with other students, alumni and seek advice from local staff, the Victorian Government have established a global network of Study Hubs.

How to apply

Find help in your country

View our list of overseas education agents who can help you with your application process.

Live webinars

Information for you and your family to support your transition to life at Melbourne.


Explore upcoming course information sessions for students available online and in person.