Study Preparation Courses in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne at a glance

The ex-capital city of Australia, Melbourne, is now known as one of the world's best places to live and one of the biggest study abroad destinations globally. Universities in Melbourne will give you the complete study experience, having a word-class reputation for academic excellence, as well as first-rate student services. Come to Melbourne and feel empowered by the vibrant and diverse atmosphere of the Australian lifestyle!

Studying

Studying in Melbourne

The academic environment in Melbourne is well-known for a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research training and community engagement. Melbourne’s world-leading universities and vocational schools are equipped with cutting-edge facilities, internationally experienced faculty, satisfying student services, and innovative interdisciplinary study programmes.

Courses offered by higher education institutions in Melbourne cover the whole spectrum of types of degrees and disciplines. From graduate and undergraduate certificates, college diplomas, Bachelors, Masters and research degrees, to part-time, online and distance studies. Double degrees are a popular choice among career-oriented students, providing more professional flexibility and opportunities.

International students can benefit from one-year foundation programmes. These are pre-university courses that train academic English and study skills, preparing students to meet the university’s entry requirements.

You will be able to study any subject you wish in Melbourne, from management, business and economics, technology and computer science, government, law, and engineering, to nursing, pharmacy, psychology, design, linguistics and arts.

Career

Career opportunities in Melbourne

Melbourne is an important financial hub, having a highly diversified economy with notable strengths in finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics, transportation and tourism. Some of Australia’s largest corporates are headquartered in Melbourne, as well as multinational companies worldwide.

Important employers for graduates in Melbourne include: KPMG, Deloitte, Accenture, IBM, Telstra, BHP Billiton (the world's largest mining company), Iveco, General Motors, Toyota, Nintendo, Adidas, Ernst & Young, McAfee, and more.

Life

Melbourne city life

Melbourne has all the ingredients of a vibrant metropolis, from an international atmosphere full of diversity, with welcoming bars, restaurants and boutiques, to fantastic cultural events, festivities and street art, plus a hectic nightlife.

Melbournians also share a common appraisal for sports and they come together for major events, including AFL matches, cricket, soccer and the rugby codes, Australian Open tennis and Formula One racing.

Popular tourist attractions in Melbourne include: the Federation Square (with free or cheap entertainment), Queen Victoria Market (for groceries shopping), the Eureka Tower (has a viewing platform at the top of the 297th floor), Southgate (shopping centre), the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Zoo, the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, or the Royal Botanical Gardens, among others.

You can also visit museums like: the Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), the Ian Potter Centre or the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

In the weekend, you can check out the music scene in Brunswick, tour the Yarra Valley, see the penguins at Port Phillip Bay, swim with seahorses around the piers of the Mornington Peninsula, or meet up with your peers for a picnic on St. Kilda’s beach.

International atmosphere in Melbourne

In Melbourne, you will find an eclectic social environment, mixing many different cultures. Approximately 40% of Melbourne residents were born outside Australia. The majority was born in the UK, followed by communities of Indian, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Greek and New Zealanders expats. Every suburb in Melbourne is distinct and you can see the influence of each culture across the city.

Weather Melbourne

Melbourne has a reputation for fast changing weather. The city enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers, mild springs and autumns, and cool to brisk winters. The average temperature in the summer (June-August) is 25°C (77°F), while in the winter (December-February) it drops to 14°C (57°F).

Universities in Melbourne

Milestones English Academy has been created to provide a premium educational experience. Located in Melbourne CBD, the learning experience is easily accessible from all around the city. Our variety of English courses have been carefully designed to benefit and assist your needs. Teachers from England, Australia and other English speaking countries are qualified to make your learning a priority. 

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The mission of Griffith University is to engage in outstanding scholarship that makes a major contribution to society and to produce groundbreaking research. Students will be provided with an excellent education and the capacity to develop and apply knowledge to exercise influence and make meaningful life-long contributions to their communities.

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Eurocentres teaches languages where they are actually spoken and offers language courses in locations on six continents. More than 13,000 students a year from all over the world make the language courses an intercultural adventure.

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ANU Global Engagement’s responsibility is to make the work of ANU accessible to our communities. Our work showcases the University’s intellectual leadership, brings to our communities the transformational experience ANU provides, helps achieve our unique national role and reflects ANU values.

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