Why Study in Geelong
Because, it is simply a fabulous place to live and explore!
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the second largest Victorian city. It has shifted from an industrial port city, to a lively and exhilarating region to explore while studying.
Known as the ‘Gateway City,’ Geelong is a little over an hour by train, bus, or car drive to Melbourne Central.
Geelong City itself is a popular Australian tourist destination as well as one of the most popular cities of Victoria to live.
As it is home to the Geelong Cats Football Team and Simmons Stadium-it is a must-do to visit and experience a favourite Aussie Sport and watch a traditional game of Australian Rules Football, just around the corner form the campus.
If shopping is something you love, Geelong is home to a huge selection of modern world class shopping malls and plazas and boutiques. And if you get hungry and need a rest from the amazing shopping experiences you can have, there are just as many divine cafes and restaurants- there is always something to do in your days off from campus.
- A great range of student housing available, in both private and shared facilities.
- Multicultural groups to participate with on the weekends and after hours.
- Easy access to public transport
- Surf coast and the Great Ocean Road only a half an hour drive.
- Medical facilities and Geelong Hospital In town
- State of the art library
- Festivals, events-there’s always something to do!
And most importantly the people of Geelong are friendly and welcoming to our visitors. With our picturesque waterfront a place to relax and unwind, it is a fabulous place to spend your days while attending the campus.
Why Study in Melbourne
Why wouldn’t you?
It has been named the world’s most liveable city eight years in a row, as well as the top place for international students to study. (Re; 2018 Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index)
As the capital city of the state of Victoria and the second most populated city in Australia, Melbourne is a multicultural and vibrant city full of lively venues, an eclectic range of restaurants, shops and activities.
In the midst of this bustling city are home to many parks and open areas. From the tree-lined pathways of the Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens to the sprawling beauty of the Royal Botanical Gardens, there are plenty of places to take time out whilst studying.
With a rich history captured in the city’s globally recognized museums, such as The Melbourne Museum, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Immigration Museum and The Ian Potter Museum to name a few, you will always have something to do on those days off.
Students can spend their weekends checking out the music scene in Brunswick, swim at St Kilda beach, visit the markets, enjoy a day at the Melbourne Zoo, or take a stroll along the Yarra River which runs through the heart of the city. Great Ocean Road has been the most popular destination in Victoria. It is only 2.5 hours away from the MELBOURNE CBD.
The Great Ocean Road is a natural region for walking, hiking, rambling and ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. There’s no better way to communicate with nature and check out the scenery than to lace up your comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the trail.
Further away from Apollo bay witness the rugged splendor of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s dramatic coastline.
Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland beginning 10–20 million years ago, the stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs.
The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 meters high were left isolated from the shore. View the 12 Apostles at sunrise and sunset as they change color from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun. https://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/great-ocean-road/things-to-do/nature-and-wildlife/beaches-and-coastlines/12-apostles
Public transport like Metro Rail, Buses, including the interconnected V-Line train system and city trams make it easy to navigate your way around town or escape on day trips to the beautiful surrounding outskirts of Victoria.
Home to our state hospitals and healthcare providers close by, you will have access to the best of care should you need it. Accommodation is readily available and great value and as close as you want to be to the excitement of the city.
Victoria is the Education State of Australia. It is the home of a number of renowned world class Universities and is the birthplace of many inventions in science, medicine and pharmaceuticals and in high-end engineering.
Safety of international students is a priority for the State of Victoria and the City of Melbourne. International students feel very comfortable to access the Melbourne CBD and surrounds at any time of the day. Strong Law and Order and international student support services make Melbourne a favorite destination for international students from all over the world.
So if you are after a high education in one of the most loved cities in the world-make Melbourne your first choice! We know you will love it as much as the world does!