Making the move to Melbourne for study can be a big step. We can help! The University of Melbourne has a range of support services to help you learn about the University, access resources, connect with services and make new friends.
Life in Melbourne
When you study in Melbourne, you'll be living in a vibrant city that offers world-class study options and a wide range of things to do. To help, we have developed some resources for you.
For Clare, the biggest challenge in relocating to Melbourne was moving away from the people she knew: “Creating a new friend network took time but I got there eventually."
Cost of Living
Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world, and as a student at the University, you can experience it in a unique way. However, it is a good idea to plan and prepare a budget before you arrive. To help you understand the costs, we have developed a sample student budget for you.
Living expenses include food, clothing, entertainment, and transportation for you and your dependents (if any) and textbooks. Your actual expenses will vary according to your lifestyle.
Moving out of home
Initially, Andrew, 25, found the transition from Wangaratta to busy Melbourne life a huge adjustment. But Andrew soon found much to love about the big smoke.