Melbourne has once again been named as Australia's best student city and one of the best student cities globally in the QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2022.

Despite the global challenges of COVID-19, Victoria’s world-class education institutions have adapted to maintain their compelling offering for international students.

International students who stayed in Victoria were supported by the Victorian Government through the $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund, the $50 million Extreme Hardship Support Payment program and a suite of free support programs.

These support measures, combined with our city's relative safety has helped maintain Melbourne’s status as Australia's best student city and one of the best student cities globally.

Supporting international students through the global Study Hubs

The Victorian Government's global network of Study Hubs will provide support to our current international students who are studying online offshore, as well as prospective students. The first Hub has opened in Shanghai China, with Vietnam and Malaysia opening soon and India and Latin America operating virtually.

The hubs will showcase Victoria’s global leadership in digital training and education innovation by connecting edtech companies, education providers, educators, researchers and investors to grow Victoria’s education services sector.

A bright future for Australia's number one student city

We look forward to welcoming international students back to Melbourne when conditions allow, and are confident that our high standard and quality of living, vibrant multicultural society and world-class institutions will continue to offer students a globally competitive education experience.

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