Melbourne is the best student city in Australia and the third best student city in the world, according to the prestigious QS Best Student Cities 2018. Renowned for its style and elegance, Melbourne boasts a passion for eating, creative arts, design, sports, and festivals. It is one of the world’s most multicultural cities. It benefits from the influences of more than 230 different nationalities. Not only that, Victoria’s high standard and quality of living, vibrant multicultural society and social inclusion attracted 200,000 international students in 2017.
Melbourne is Australia’s arts capital. The city is filled with museums and galleries featuring local and international works. You can explore laneways full of street art, outdoor galleries and sculpture walks. When it comes to food, Melbourne offers the world’s best dishes up on a platter! With endless choices for all budgets and tastes. You’ll find Chinatown, Little Italy, and Greek, Spanish, Middle-Eastern, Vietnamese and Ethiopian quarters in the city and suburbs. Along with international supermarkets, specialty food stores, cafes, bars and food trucks in and around the city.
Speaking of cafes, Melbourne is famous for its coffee and cafe culture. The city has a lively and unique laneway culture and historic arcades which house small cafes, elegant tearooms, old-style pubs, and rooftop bars. Also, home to amusement parks, recreation precincts, zoos, parks, and gardens, you can discover this vibrant city on bike or venture out of Melbourne to visit wineries or go bushwalking.
Not to forget the music scene, Melbourne boasts Australia’s largest hub of live music venues and an active music community. Local and international bands, performers and DJs offer genres of music including punk, indie rock, hip-hop, electronica, techno, jazz, blues, and soul. No matter what kind of music you listen to, this city has it all! Melbourne’s cultural and community festivals bring the city’s streets and venues alive, all year round with local and international festivals like Chinese New Year, White Night, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and much more.
Getting around Melbourne is pretty easy. The city’s network of trams, trains and bus services are frequent and run from morning to night. It is also bike-friendly, with dedicated bike lanes and a public bike share service making it even easier to get around. Getting to and from university will be a breeze and you also get a good work-out in!
Explore and study in Melbourne, its charm, creative energy, sophistication and welcoming atmosphere will captivate you and the multicultural and welcoming atmosphere will help you feel at home. Here, we’ve listed some of the best places to stay for students in Melbourne.
Atira La Trobe Street is a brand new and ultra modern student accommodation, strategically located only minutes away from Melbourne CBD as well as excellent transport links; making all Australian universities easily accessible. Here, you can enjoy state of the art facilities such as 24/7 gymnasium, rooftop terrace, gaming lounge, theatre room, study zones & rooms and many more.
You’ll be happy to know that this Swinburne accommodation is within a short walking distance of local bars, restaurants and cafes. Troika Bar and Father’s Office Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant which serves late night food are just about 5 minutes walking distance. If you had a long strenuous day at uni, take a break from cooking and treat yourself to dinner at the Oriental Spoon restaurant, only 7 minutes walk. The student nightlife offers endless options in pubs, bars and nightclubs and we recommend Madame Brussels Bar, Eau de Vie Bar, Brown Alley and New Guernica nightclubs.
University Square Melbourne is home to 345 students and a short walk away from the University of Melbourne, RMIT and you also have the CBD close by. You can choose from a beautiful selection of shared and studio rooms.
You can come home to relax with your friends in the common lounge or cook together in the kitchen. The common space has a TV as well, perfect for movie nights. If you have a submission coming up then why not sit down and study in the Study Room without any distractions.
There is a lot to do in Melbourne as well. Enjoy a fun-filled day by taking a ride on the City Circle Tram. Visit St Kilda and enjoy its idyllic seaside escape. Stroll down and do some penguin spotting or watch as the cruise ship drifts in and out. On the weekend at University Square Melbourne you can always head down the street to The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar. It’s the perfect place to enjoy live music with your friends.
Urbanest Melbourne Carlton is perfectly located around 5-minutes’ walk away from the RMIT University and 10-minutes’ walk from University of Melbourne. You’ll also be delighted to discover the best-rated restaurants and cafes near the apartment where you can go and unwind yourself.
You can choose from a range of beautifully furnished studios with a double bed, private kitchen, en-suite bathroom, study desks and plenty of storage. The living quarters at Urbanest Melbourne Carlton specifically designed to provide maximum comfort to students. If you ever get tired of studying, you can go to the beach for an evening walk or you can hang out with your friends.
Located within walking distance of both Melbourne University and RMIT, with the Queen Victoria market and Melbourne City just minutes away, 593 Elizabeth Street is a beautifully designed student housing property which is fully-furnished and features a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments. Most of them have balconies which open up to glorious vistas of the city.
With excellent transport links in and around the city, 593 Elizabeth Street is perfect for students who are new to the city. When you feel like exploring the city, take the tram from the Queensberry St/Peel St station which is a 2-minutes’ walk from the residence. You can catch up with your mates at Humble Rays Café and talk about your day over a cup of coffee. Students can also visit quite a few student hangouts near the accommodation when they need a break.
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