The capital city of Victoria, Melbourne is the second-most populous city in Australia (after Sydney) with a population of 4,530,000 (36% of whom were born overseas). It is also the ‘cultural capital’ of Australia and has been ranked as the world’s most liveable city from 2010 to 2016. Melbourne features a mix of Victorian and modern architectural styles, a vibrant cultural scene, strong economy and numerous tourist attractions, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground, State Library of Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building. The city enjoys warm summers and cold winters. If you choose to study in Melbourne, you will discover a rich, multicultural community and endless entertainment and dining choices no matter your budget.
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University of Melbourne (‘Melbourne University’): The second-oldest university in Australia, Melbourne University is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8), Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Melbourne University comprises 11 separate academic units spread across 12 colleges in seven campuses. Four of these campuses are in metropolitan Melbourne—Burnley (horticulture), Southbank (performing arts), Hawthorn (commerce) and Werribee (veterinary science)—while the remaining three are in regional Victoria—Creswick (forestry), Dookie (agriculture) and Shepparton (Rural Academic Centre for Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences). Despite having one of the highest admission requirements in the country, Melbourne University has the third-largest student enrolment in Australia (58,800 in 2015, including 18,300 international students). It is consistent ranked among the top 50 universities in the world (and among the top three in Australia). Three of the university’s graduate schools—the Melbourne Law School, Melbourne Business School and Melbourne Medical School—are particularly notable. The university maintains relationships with numerous research centres and companies.
Monash University: A member of the Group of Eight (Go8) and the only Australian university with membership in the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies, Monash University has the largest student population of all Australian universities (over 70,000 in 2015, including 26,200 international students) and is home to over 100 research facilities and centres. The university has four campuses in Melbourne (the Clayton, Caulfield, Berwick and Parkville campuses), one in Frankston (the Peninsula campus; just outside Melbourne), and five overseas (in Malaysia, South Africa, Italy, India and China). Monash University is consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world (and among the top five in Australia), with its medical, chemistry, engineering and technology courses being particularly lauded.
La Trobe University: In addition to its primary campus in Bundoora in Melbourne, La Trobe operates secondary campuses across Victoria: in the Melbourne CBD and in Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga. La Trobe offers exchange programs to numerous institutions around the world and is commonly ranked in the top 400 universities in the world (being particularly strong in the Arts and Humanities).
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT): RMIT is comprised of three schools and is spread across several campuses. Its primary campus is in Melbourne’s city centre, with secondary campuses in the outer Melbourne suburbs of Bundoora, Brunswick and Point Cook, a regional research site in the rural town of Hamilton, and international campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam) and Barcelona (Spain). RMIT has extensive and formal partnerships with government and industry, is heavily research focused and is commonly ranked among the top 500 universities in the world (and among the top 20 in Australia). RMIT has the second-largest student population in Australia (over 60,000 in 2015, including 26,900 international students) and is renowned for its innovative environment and entrepreneurial management (being the most profitable university in Australia as of 2016).
Swinburne University of Technology (‘Swinburne’): With its primary campus in Hawthorn, Swinburne offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The university’s dedicated online arm, Swinburne Online, delivers Distance Education. Swinburne is commonly ranked among the top 400 universities in the world.
Victoria University (VU): Established in 1916, VU is comprised of seven colleges spread across several campuses in Melbourne. The university maintains formal partnerships with institutions throughout Asia and is consistently ranked among the top 500 universities in the world.