Clarybelle Loi’s My Melbourne Story

Clarybelle Loi is a current international student from Malaysia studying Bachelor of Environments at the University of Melbourne. This was her entry in the My Melbourne Storytelling Competition.   Walking through the streets of Melbourne, one is struck by how enjoyable the journey itself is. Instead of just focusing on the destination, the journey becomes equally…

A choir for Victoria

More than 175,000 international students enrol to study in Victoria every year. To help them settle in, Study Melbourne and IDP Education, created a choir for international student singers of all abilities. Participating students were from all over the world, studying at different institutions around Victoria and taking a wide range of courses from biomedical…

Announcing the 2016 Victorian International Education Award Finalists!

The Victorian International Education Awards are an initiative of the Victorian Government, designed to promote and reward outstanding achievement and excellence among students, education providers, business and not-for-profit organisations in the international education sector in Victoria. The international student finalists have displayed outstanding academic achievements and all share a determination to make the most of…

What will you take from your time in Victoria?

In celebration of Victoria’s vibrant international student community, Study Melbourne spoke with students studying and who had graduated to hear their stories of the State. “There are heaps of opportunities in Melbourne – you just need to be proactive and seize what is here. I believe we can do so many things to enhance student experience.…

Melbourne Launches World-Class Free WiFi Network

The Victorian Government just launched a free, world-class WiFi network in the Melbourne city centre. From today, anyone can use the VicFreeWiFi service within all Melbourne city loop train stations, the Bourke Street Mall, Queen Victoria Market, and South Wharf Promenade at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. More access points will be switched on over the…

Six things to do on the Grand Final long weekend

On the first Saturday of October, millions of Australians come together to watch one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the AFL Grand Final. AFL is Australia’s national sport, and its final game of the season is so significant that in 2015 Victoria put a public holiday the day before to celebrate the…

Victorian Universities Among World’s Best

Two Victorian universities have ranked among the world’s best, with The University of Melbourne and Monash University both listed in Times Higher Education’s (THE) Top 100 Universities of 2016-17. The presence of two world-leading universities cements Victoria’s reputation as the Education State. The University of Melbourne maintained its position as the number one university in…

International student stories celebrated at My Melbourne

Stories by Victoria’s international students took centre stage at the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival as part of the My Melbourne storytelling competition, held in partnership with Study Melbourne. Parliamentary Secretary for Education Judith Graley gave the opening address at ACMI’s The Cube on Saturday 3 September where winners of the My Melbourne competition were announced. The event…

Engaging Melbourne with Shiyun and Mehak

Engaging Melbourne is a program designed to allow international and local students to develop friendships as well as explore Melbourne, develop professional skills and broaden social networks. Study Melbourne is supporting this initiative created by the Melbourne Football Club, which is broken into five main activities; intercultural training, city dash, hands on football, match day and…