Moving to a new country is always a huge life event, one where you are embarking on a journey to meet new people, places, and even a new culture. Things are different, systems are new and you have dived into the total unknown. This can all be quite a daunting process.

Because of this, Ozford Melbourne are going to talk about a couple of things you expect on your trip to study here in Melbourne all the way from India!

Firstly, it’s important to think, why Melbourne? Well, Melbourne is an absolutely fantastic city and has been recognised as the world’s most liveable city for 7 consecutive years between 2010 to 2017, currently placed as the world’s second most liveable city. As a city it boasts a brilliant healthcare system, culture, environment, infrastructure and education, being known as the capital of ‘the education state.’ Therefore, coming to Melbourne won’t only provide you with an excellent education, but also an enriching experience.

Next, it’s important to consider the difference in costs of living here in Melbourne than in your home city in India. Because of the difference in the Australian Dollar and the Indian Rupee you can expect to find quite a significant contrast in prices for basic commodities and even rent. For example, according to the cost of living in Melbourne is 125% more expensive than living in Delhi, India. This is taking into account factors such as food, housing, clothes, transportation, personal care and entertainment. So, before arriving it’s definitely worth taking note of these differences.

Before your arrival here in Melbourne you will have to make sure you have obtained a student visa, which is priced at around 28,000INR or approximately $615 Australian Dollars. Although quite costly, the visa does last around five years, offering more than enough time to achieve your dream education and pursue your future goals!

It’s also important to take into consideration other students’ opinions that have made the trip from India to Melbourne to pursue their own educations. For example, Ozford High School student, Dhyani from Unjha, a small city in the north west of India, says that when she arrived here to Melbourne in 2019 the first thing that came as a shock for her was the weather. ‘It was so cold, I arrived in Winter and the temperature was around -1 degrees!’ She added that here in Melbourne, ‘it is much cleaner and tidier, and when it comes to studying I understand much more here. It’s a fantastic place for my education.’

So, after taking all of this on board you will be ready to begin your future education here at Ozford Melbourne! We are passionate about our students success and are here to help them every step along the way, no matter how far they may have come from! Whether its studying your Bachelor of Business, achieving your VCE High School certificate, or even improving your English at Ozford Melbourne’s English Language Centre, we are here to support you and provide you with the path to success! Come and see for yourself and be the happy achiever at Ozford Melbourne.