Top 5 universities in Melbourne to choose as an international student

Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is the second most populous city in Australia. It has been named Australia’s best city for overseas students. Being the cultural capital of Australia, every year Melbourne secures a place in best student cities ranking of the world. The number of international students coming in Melbourne grows gradually year by year, majority of them are from China (around 30%).

Melbourne has also ranked 1st out of more than cities in Global Liveability Ranking. A rich culture, friendly environment along with a world class education system with state of the art teaching methods and research collectively make Melbourne the second best city for students in the world.

Students who want to study in Melbourne have a number of challenging, vibrant education options to pick from. There are round nine world renowned universities in Melbourne. Melbourne’s world-class universities are equipped with advanced facilities, internationally experienced faculty, and incredible student services. These universities offer their students an opportunity to create their name in high up research and innovation facilities.

Here are top five universities in Melbourne that are world-renowned for their excellent infrastructure and teaching practices... 

  1.      University of Melbourne

Apart from being the highest ranked of universities in Melbourne, The University of Melbourne is also Australia’s second oldest university.  It is located in the city’s Parkville suburb. There are currently over 40,000 students enrolled in this university. Moreover, the university is also a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, an association of Australia’s top research universities. 

  1.      Monash University

Monash University is a quite young research institution. It has a large student community as over 60,000 students from all around the world are currently studying here. The university has six campuses throughout the state of Victoria along with two international campuses. This institute is very dedicated to innovation and ongoing development. Its main campus is also located in Parkville.

  1.      Deakin University

Even though located mainly in the neighboring city of Geelong and the suburb Burwood, which is just outside of Melbourne, Deakin University is definitely has a metropolitan vibe. Although the institute was established in 1974 as a small regional institution, since then it has merged with two other schools in the state of Victoria and has become a key player in the western side of the state by outshining in a large range of subjects, and becoming one of the best universities in Melbourne.

  1.      Victoria University

Next in our list of top universities in Melbourne is Victoria University. This University has much to offer in the form of its broad range of teaching levels, including short courses, apprenticeships as well as postgraduate degrees. More then 50,000 national as well as international students are currently enrolled at Victoria and the Footscray Park campus, which is located just 5km outside of Melbourne city centre.

  1. RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

RMIT University which was organically established in 1887 as the Working Men’s College of Melbourne, is ranked 291 in the world. The university has a strong focus on design and technology. RMIT University has its main campus situated at the north of the city centre on the edge of the central business district. This university is among few universities in Melbourne which is so central. The University has over 57,000 national and international students at its Melbourne campus, while an additional of over 17,000 are currently enrolled at its international campuses.