Life in Melbourne

One of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is an incredible place for students to call home.

Melbourne is renowned for its culture and abundance of activity throughout the year. With festivals, parks, galleries, world famous restaurants and so much more; there’s plenty to fall in love with in this city, and Scape Swanston is right in the heart of it!

Melbourne is a university hub, offering students plenty of choice for their university education. RMIT is known as a world-leading institute in a multitude of disciplines including Art and Design, Engineering, and Communication and Media Studies. RMIT has multiple not only in Melbourne but internationally in Vietnam, with teaching partnerships across Asia and Europe. The University of Melbourne is Australia’s number one university and is consistently ranked in the top 40 universities globally. Melbourne University offers teaching programs that support their students in achieving excellent academic results and providing opportunities to shape their careers after university.

Melbourne is full of hidden cafes, bars and restaurants at every turn and take in the ever-changing backdrop of street art that Melbourne is famous for. Keep an eye out for ACDC or Degraves lanes, one of Melbourne’s favourites! Melbourne is also known for its food culture; it has everything on offer when it comes to eating out from street food to fine dining and famous chefs. There’s an option to suit all tastes and budgets!

Melbournians are also all about a healthy lifestyle. You can take a bike ride along the Yarra river, run around the botanical gardens, play some basketball in the city centre or take a day trip to Torquay’s famous surf beaches. There is so much activity to keep you fit and healthy. For those who love the music scene, there’s always a band or gig on somewhere in town as well as lots of nights out specially for students.


Located in the heart of the CBD, Scape Swanston is perfectly within walking distance of Melbourne’s best spots.