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The University of Melbourne was founded in 1853, and is a public research institute, ranked the number 1 University in Australia and the 32 University in the world, as per the Times Higher Education of World Rankings 2018.  The University of Melbourne is renowned for its significant contributions to society through its record-breaking research, teaching and engagement.

Uni of Melbourne research has been linked with solutions to diverse social, economic and environmental challenges facing us today. The University produces well-rounded, highly skilled graduates that go on to become professionals that make positive impacts across the globe.

University of Melbourne Faculties

Architecture. Building and Planning

  • Melbourne School of Design

Arts

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Business and Economics

  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Melbourne Business School
  • Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

  • Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Law

  • Melbourne Law School
  • Melbourne School of Government

Education

  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Engineering

  • Melbourne School of Engineering
  • School of computing and information systems

Fine Arts and Music

  • Faculty of fine arts and music
  • Victorian college of the arts
  • Melbourne Conservatorium of music

Science

  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Biosciences
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Earth Sciences
  • School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
  • School of Geography
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • School of Physics

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Melbourne Dental School
  • Melbourne Medical School
  • Melbourne School of Health Sciences
  • Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
  • School of Biomedical Sciences

Why study at University of Melbourne?

  1. The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked as the #1 University in Australia by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018, and the QS World University Rankings 2018.

  2. The University of Melbourne is ranked 15th in the world by the QS World University Rankings, 32nd by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, and 38th in the World by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

  3. The University is ranked #1 in Australia by the QS World University Rankings (by subject) in the following subjects; Accounting and Finance, Anatomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Law, Linguistics, Medicine, Psychology, and Statistics.

  4. The QS University Rankings (By Subject) ranks University of Melbourne 6th in the world for Education, 8th in the world for Law, and Anatomy, 10th for Accounting and Finance, 14th for Computer Science and Business, 15th for Psychology and 17th for Medicine.

  5. Uni Melbourne houses over 100 research centers and institutes and is ranked as the leading University in the world for Research and Teaching.

  6. The QS World University Ranking rates Uni Melbourne as the #6 Best University for Graduate Employability in the world.

Campus Locations

Sharing a joint vision of sustainability, accessibility and inclusion, The University of Melbourne has seven campuses located across Melbourne, with each campus contributing significantly to the University’s research, teaching, learning and engagement. The campuses are focused on arts and music, forest sciences, agriculture, horticulture, rural health and veterinary sciences.

Parkville Campus

The Parkville campus is The University of Melbourne’s main University located in the Melbourne CBD. It houses buildings such as the Melbourne School of Design and Arts, The Arts West Building, The Systems Garden, The Old Arts Building, Union House and South Lawn.

Southbank Campus

The Southbank campus houses the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, and acts as a hub for art appreciators, students, practitioners, and industry experts.

Werribee Campus

The Werribee Campus houses the University’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital, as well as the Development of Learning and Teaching Building. The clinic provides veterinary services to the Werribee community through their purpose-built facilities, and range of general, specialist and emergency services, making the Werribee campus a leader in Vet Sciences and providing numerous unique study opportunities for its VET students.

Burnley Campus

The Burnley campus was first founded in 1891 as the School of Horticulture by the Victorian Department of Agriculture, making it the first horticultural College in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the first in the world. Today, the Burnley campus is renowned for its studies in environmental, ornamental and urban horticulture and green infrastructure research and development.

Creswick Campus

The Creswick Campus was established in 1910 and is the only campus in Australia that is dedicated to research in forest ecosystem science, including conservation, forest industry and molecular biology research.  The Creswick campus has a 610 hectare demonstration forest as well as a forest science library with collections documenting forestry education, spanning over 100 years.

Dookie Campus

The Dookie campus is a living lab and is the hub of the University’s state-of-the-art agricultural facility, including a working farm, orchard, natural bush reserve, winery and a robotic diary.  The campus is renowned for its research, teaching and technology development in the agricultural industry in the country.

Shepparton Campus

Located in the Goulburn Valley, The Shepparton campus houses the Department of Rural Health, and provides health education and research training to address rural and remote health issues, in partnership and associations with about 40 smaller towns in rural Victoria.

Popular courses at University of Melbourne

The Art and Science degrees at Melbourne University are popular programs pursued by International students. The Bachelor of Biomedicine and Bachelor of Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne are two of the most popular degrees offered in the State of Victoria.

The five key undergraduate degrees pursued by International students at University of Melbourne include Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design and Science.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

International Undergraduate Scholarship

The International Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to high achieving International students who demonstrate outstanding academic results. The total value of the scholarship is $56,000 and is applicable in all study areas. This scholarship is awarded to 50 international students each year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Citizen of any country except Australia and New Zealand, and not a permanent resident of Australia.
  • Received a full-time offer to pursue an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne.
  • Demonstrate excellent final school year results. Eg: Minimum of 4 A Grades at the GCE A Levels, minimum of 97% in an approved foundation program, or score a minimum of 43 in the International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Not previously undertaken any tertiary studies

Benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship provides either one of the following:

  • Covers $10,000 tuition fee in the first year of the undergraduate studies
  • 50% of total tuition fee covered
  • 100% of tuition fee covered

Student Services

  • Overseas Internships

    Students pursuing a degree at the University of Melbourne have the opportunity to undertake internships overseas or take part in overseas work experience programs that will count towards the student’s overall program credit points.

  • External Internships

    Potential employers advertise internship opportunities for students through various university channels and other industry websites. Students should check the following websites and sources to keep up-to-date with the latest internship offers:

  • Careers Online - The University of Melbourne Job Board
  • Make Experience Matter (MEM) Fair organized in August by University of Melbourne
  • Check the GoinGlobal website for overseas internship opportunities
  • Online job sites like Seek, CareerOne and Adzuna
  • Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry internship program

    The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry internship program gives students the chance to get upto 120 hours of practical paid work experience in their chosen field of study by engaging in a project in one of the Chamber’s member organizations. Since the University is a member of the Victorian Chamber, work placements can be completed in the University or externally.

  • Student Union jobs

    The University’s Student Union, and certain Clubs and Societies offer job roles for students like Promotions Officer, Student Union Representative, or Officer for a Student Society, which can have a direct impact on your future job career.

Clubs and Societies

The best way for students to meet like-minded individuals and connect with other students would be to join and participate in one of the many clubs and societies offered at the University of Melbourne.  The clubs and societies range from sporting clubs, musical, cultural, political, community-based, subject based, spiritual clubs, drama clubs and so much more. Some of the popular clubs and societies at the University include:

  • Student Theatre
  • Special Needs community
  • Indigenous communities
  • Mature-age students
  • Queer Students
  • Student Union clubs
  • Language Connection
  • Graduate Student Association
  • Language Exchange Groups
  • Arts
  • Environment and Design
  • Science
  • Commerce
  • Melbourne Business School
  • Melbourne Law School
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Accomodation – On Campus

The University of Melbourne offers students several on-campus accommodation options, which include the Student Village Melbourne, Royal Parade and Residential Colleges.

Student Village, the University of Melbourne

The Student Village Melbourne is a 648-bed, 14 storey student accommodation located in Carlton, Victoria. The campus is 14 storeys high. It is located in close proximity to The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus as well as the Melbourne CBD.

The Student Village offers several accommodation options from one-bedroom studios to 4 bedroom apartments. All individual apartments are fully-furnished, inclusive of a bathroom, study area, storage area, and kitchen space.

The 4-bedroom apartments offer private bedrooms, study space, storage area, and shared bathroom, living and kitchen access with other apartment residents.

The Student village also comprises of a ‘Home Social Lounge’ with the aim of creating a home away from home concept for its residents. The lounge area has several Wi-Fi enabled breakout areas for studying, a movie wall, several indoor and outdoor communal spaces, truly making it the heart of the student village.

Other amenities provided by the student village includes:

  • External Courtyard
  • Heated Swimming Pools
  • BBQ Zone
  • Gym
  • Music Room
  • Study Spaces
  • Student Lounge
  • Basketball Court
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bike Lobby

Royal Parade, Parkville

The Royal Parade apartments provide single, twin and studio room apartments for undergraduates and postgraduates at Melbourne University. Located within walking distance to the Parkville campus and the Melbourne CBD, the Royal Parade is serviced well with public transport, making it easier for students to get around.

The Royal Parade also includes:

  • Both indoor and outdoor communal areas
  • Dedicated study areas
  • Musical rehearsal studio
  • Gymnasium
  • Basketball Court
  • Rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the surroundings
Residential Colleges

The University of Melbourne has 10 colleges located on campus, each offering a unique atmosphere and community spirit together with a solid supportive environment to help you make lasting connections and be part of a strong global network.

Most of the colleges have single rooms, fully-furnished, with common lounge areas and shared bathrooms. All meals are provided in the college dining hall.

  1. International House

International House is a residential college which houses up to 350 undergraduates and graduates, both domestic and International, bringing together a multicultural community focused on academic success, personal growth and intercultural understanding. Students have the option of choosing from one bedroom, two bedroom or four bedroom apartments.

Al bedrooms are fitted with:

  • A bed and mattress
  • Desk, Chair, Desk lamp
  • Wardrobe
  • Heating
  • WIFI
  • Shared bathrooms and kitchens on each floor
  1. Janet Clarke Hall

Janet Clarke Hall is a heritage building, Offering students the best University experiences since 1886. It also offers students several scholarship programs to attend the college.
The College has 97 fully furnished student bedrooms inclusive of a study desk, chair and cupboard space. All rooms have WIFI and phone access. Some bedrooms even have open fireplace. Three meals are provided each day in the College’s dining hall, along with afternoon tea and suffer (vegetarian options available, as well as catering for any other dietary needs)
The College also offers students a 24-hour access to tutorial and study rooms.

  1. Medley Hall

Medley Hall is a secular college, located in a Victorian mansion and owned and operated by the University of Melbourne. Medley Hall is located on Drummond Street which is only a 15 minute walk from the Parkville Campus and close proximity to the Melbourne CBD. Medley Hall has 57 student rooms for undergraduate students and an additional 16 rooms at Cydelia House for mature aged and graduate students.

All student rooms in Medley Hall are for single occupancy, and each room contains:

  • A long single bed
  • Desk, Chair and Desk light
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Heating
  • Double Glazing
  • Internet access
  • Shared unisex bathrooms
  • Shared kitchen access (Located on each floor)
  1. Ormond College

Ormond is the largest residential college in the University if Melbourne and houses 350 graduates and 90 graduates each year.

All rooms at Ormond are equipped with:

  • Single Bed, Pillow, Mattress and Mattress Protector
  • Mirror, Towel Rail
  • Desk, Desk Chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelf
  • Pin-up board
  • Carper and curtains
  • Heating during winter
  • High speed internet for $130 additional per semester
  • Shared unisex bathrooms
  • Shared laundry facilities

All meals are provided in the dining gall and cater for all dietary requirements.
The College also has thr JCR Café which operates daily until 7pm, where students can grab a beer, wine or coffee

The College also has a Games room, A billiards room, beautifully maintained gardens a quad and a chapel.

  1. Queens College

Queens College provides residence options for undergraduate students, where all rooms are single rooms and come fully furnished with:

  • A Bed
  • Desk, Desk Lamp
  • Wardrobe
  • Bar Fridge
  • Bookcase
  • Power extension board and heating
  • Bed linen
  1. St Hilda’s College

All First-year student rooms at St Hilda’s College are equipped with:

  • A king single bed mattress and pillow
  • Desk and chair
  • Bedside table or shelving
  • Shared bathrooms and kitchens

Junior common rooms allow undergraduate students to interact with other students, play games, watch cable tv, play billiards, table tennis, and more. The College also houses a gym facility for students. Graduate rooms for second and third year students are more spacious and have more light. The rooms also include private ensuites and double beds, as well as balcony views.

  1. University College

The University College offers undergraduates single or double bedroom options with desks, chairs, a wardrobe and shelves. Unlimited wifi is available in the building as well as heating. All bathrooms are unisex, and a coin operated laundry facility is available. Kitchens are also shared, inclusive of a fridge and microwave.

Senior students have the option of choosing from 38 double-bed rooms, with ensuites bathrooms.

All three meals are provided in the College’s dining hall.

  1. Trinity College

Trinity College includes seven residential buildings and two share houses which accommodate 300 students and 14 tutors. Undergraduate students are all given single bedrooms, with shared bathroom access.

All rooms are equipped with basic furniture:

  • single bed with mattress and mattress protector
  • desk, chair and desk lamp
  • bookshelf
  • wardrobe
  • internet access
  1. St Mary’s College

All rooms at St Mary’s College offer:

  • A king single bed, mattress and mattress protector
  • Study desk and chair
  • Built-in wardrobe;
  • Overhead locking cupboard
  • Hydronic heating
  • Blinds and curtains
  • Tinted double glazed glass
  • Port for internet access
  1. Newman college

All rooms at Newman College are single rooms, except two rooms, which are double. The single rooms in the main college building are arranged into flats, consisting of eight rooms.

All rooms are equipped with basic furniture:

  • Single bed and bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk and desk chair
  • A bookshelf
  • Easy chair
  • Heated
  • Wireless internet

*Some rooms have a sink, as well as a balcony