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International students

Melbourne attracts students from all over the world to study at the many leading tertiary institutions in the city. Almost 55 per cent of students living and studying in the city are international students.

Most international students in Melbourne come from south-east or north-east Asia.

International Student Strategy 
What's on? 
Competition 2015
Helpful information
The Couch  
Overseas Student Ombudsman 

International Student Strategy

On 10 December 2013 the City of Melbourne adopted A great place to study – International Student Strategy 2013-17.

This strategy aims to enhance the wellbeing and experience of life for international students in Melbourne.

In developing this strategy we engaged extensively with the community and invited public comment with many submissions and suggestions received.

Read the International students strategy on Knowledge Melbourne.

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What's on?

Visit What's on for international students for more information on events and programs the City of Melbourne runs for international students.

Win a phone or a day in the Yarra Valley!

If you’re an international student arriving in Melbourne this year, you have the chance to win an Optus smart phone, or a Student Uni Travel day tour to the Yarra Valley for 2 people.

The tour includes transfers to and from the city, cheese, chocolate, and wine tastings at 3 local wineries, strawberry picking and tasting and lunch in the historic town of Healesville.

Simply tell us why you'd like to win in 25 words or less.

Entries close Monday 2 March 2015 at 5.00pm

Enter competition

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Helpful information

For information, updates and news for students, sign up to our newsletter or like us on Facebook.

The International Student Guide from Insider Guides has information for students who are new to Melbourne including ideas about what to do and where to go.  

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The Couch – International Student Centre

The Couch is a place where international students can relax, socialise and access a range of support services. It’s run by the Salvation Army and is located at the Hamodova Café at 69 Bourke Street Melbourne.

For more information including opening hours and contact details, see The Couch.

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Overseas Students Ombudsman

The Overseas Students Ombudsman investigates complaints about problems that overseas students have with private education and training in Australia.

The Ombudsman’s services are free, independent and impartial. Complaints about public education, which includes most universities, should be directed to state and territory ombudsmen.

Visit Overseas Student Ombudsman

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Find out more about the Student Welcome Desk