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Prestigious universities, numerous exchange programs and affordable living make Victoria a major destination for overseas students.

Victoria's universities

Victoria's institutions are internationally recognised for their supportive study environments, quality teaching and high academic standards.

There are nine universities in Victoria:

Exchange programs

Victoria's nine universities have over 800 student exchange agreements in place with institutions in more than 40 countries. For more information on Student Exchange Partnerships with Victorian Universities or Vocational Education and Training (Vet) providers, visit Study Melbourne.

The academic year

Australia's academic year runs from February to December. Applications for tertiary courses usually close in October the previous year, however, many tertiary institutions also offer mid-year intakes.

International students are required to have a level of proficiency in English to enter university. Many learning institutions offer English as a Second Language (ESL) bridging courses, to help students reach English proficiency before starting their main area of study.

Student accommodation and transport

Most universities provide on-campus accommodation and are equipped to help students find a place to live. Accommodation options include homestays, shared housing, apartments and quality campus facilities. As an overseas student in Victoria you may be eligible for public transport discounts.

More information

Visit Study Melbourne for information about finding courses, student accommodation, scholarships, English language courses, jobs and more.

To find out more about visa requirements and application procedures go to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.

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