Melbourne as one of the most Liveable Cities:
The Economist Intelligence Unit started the Global Liveability Index in 2002 ranking the most liveable cities in the world.
As of 2017 Global liveability Index awarded Melbourne as the world’s most liveable city to live, study and work seven successive years in a row. This is due to Melbourne’s multicultural society, world-class healthcare facilities, education, public transport, and other infrastructure.
Even though Melbourne has dropped to the eighth place of the most liveable cities in the world due to harsh lockdowns due to Covid 19, it remains one of the top destinations for international students to study, live and work.
Australia’s best student city:
QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Best Student Cities Ranking has placed Melbourne as the best student city in Australia. The ranking system compared 115 cities with a minimum population of 250000 with at least two universities that rank in the QS World University Rankings across the world on the following indicators:
- Desirability by Students.
- Employment opportunities after graduation.
The University of Melbourne and Monash University ranked 37th and 58th in QS World University rankings respectively. Both these universities also rank 33rd and 80th in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) respectively.
Moreover, universities such as Latrobe University, RMIT, and Deakin University rank as one of the top 400 universities in the world. This world-class education infrastructure attracts a lot of international students from across the globe. This along with many other popular universities and TAFEs among international students make Melbourne a dream destination to study.
For more information for international students wanting to study in Australia, you can access the information from the following government website.
Major Sporting Events in Melbourne:
Melbourne hosts several world-class sporting events every year and is also known as Australia’s sports, fashion, and cultural capital.
- The Australian Openexternal link (tennis – January)
- Avalon Airport International Air Showexternal link (February/March)
- The Australian Formula One Grand Prixexternal link (motor sport – March)
- Australian Rules Football (AFL)external link (football – March to September)
- MotoGP Motorcycle Grand Prixexternal link (motor sport – October)
- The Spring Racing Carnivalexternal link including the Melbourne Cup (horse racing – October/November)
- Boxing Day test matchexternal link (cricket – December).
These events create ample job opportunities for international students who live in Melbourne or international students who are seeking to come here to study.
Public Transport in Melbourne:
Melbourne has one of the best public transportation infrastructures in Australia. If hiring a cab and Uber is expensive for you, don’t worry. Melbourne has an extensive public transportation system consisting of trains, buses, and trams. In fact, Melbourne is one of the very few cities in the world which boasts an extensive network of tram lines. Whether you are traveling on a free city tram network on vintage trams or are using the best state of art trams for your daily commute, it is an experience of a lifetime for international students who have never traveled on trams.
If you are worried about getting public transport information as an international student, the government has a designated website that helps you plan your travel throughout Melbourne.
This information can be received from the following website.
Oracle Immigration Consultants
Oracle Immigration Consultants is one of the premier immigration consultancies based in Bundoora, Melbourne, Victoria. In fact, two of the major universities like RMIT and Latrobe are based in Bundoora. While we cater to our clients in Bundoora, plenty of our clients come from various suburbs of Melbourne and Geelong.
Even if you are based outside Australia, for example, India, you can contact us to avail of our services if you are an international student wanting to study in Australia or a professional wanting to migrate to Australia.