Studying and living in Melbourne
We understand that studying and living in a different country can be exciting and challenging for international students and their families. We are aware of your concerns and the needs of all international students. Our International Student Services department has a range information available to help you with making your decision to study in Melbourne and settling in when you arrive.
See the Visit Victoria website.
Victoria is Australia's second-smallest state, located in the south east of the country. There is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to national parks and forests teeming with wildlife to wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking. Best of all, many of Victoria's unique and varied landscapes are easily accessible as day trips from Melbourne.
See the City of Melbourne website.
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is a modern city which is less than 200 years old. The city sits on the banks of the Yarra River and is about 5 kilometres from Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne has been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest university in Australia and a premier institution, which benchmarks itself against top international universities. As a Melbourne student, your learning experience is enhanced by access to internationally recognised researchers and teachers. The University has a proud reputation for producing distinguished graduates who contribute to the professions, industry and academia throughout Australia and the world.
The Parkville campus is on 22.5 hectares in the cosmopolitan inner-city suburb of Carlton, a short walk from the city of Melbourne and close to the Queen Victoria Market. There is a vast array of social, recreational and cultural clubs and activities offered in an attractive, safe environment. The Student Union is a point of contact for students from diverse disciplines and cultures.
Many students live on or near the campus, which is ideal for international students as it gives you the opportunity to get to know the city and the campus. The University's Student Housing Services can help you with information about student accommodation.
MSHS at Melbourne
MSHS is located at 200 Berkeley St, Carlton just south of the main campus. We are located close to major metropolitan teaching hospitals and our partner social services agencies. We also have a wide variety of affiliates in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Teaching takes place at Berkeley Street and on the main campus, as well as in our partner hospitals and social services agencies. We have an active research student cohort whose office space is co-located with MSHS's academic and administrative staff.