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The University of Melbourne is a world-leading university that has been at the heart of discovery and the cultural fabric of contemporary Australia for over a century. With strong research performance and excellence in learning and teaching, we are consistently ranked among the world’s top universities and currently ranked number one in Australia and 31 in the world*. Our strategic objective is to benefit global communities and society through the transformative impact of education and research. The value of a Melbourne education is backed by our ranking as number 7 in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. Our unique curriculum is future-focused, preparing students for success as leaders, change agents and global citizens, which positions our graduates among the world's most employable.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Facilities and services

We offer a vibrant and diverse community across seven Victorian campuses, with our Southbank campus located in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct, and our Parkville campus centred in one of the world’s top five biomedical precincts. Immersive experiences in the specialty areas of veterinary medicine, agriculture, forestry and rural health are enabled by regional and rural campuses. A mix of heritage and modern state-of-the art buildings and facilities across our campuses provide excellent teaching and learning environments. Our research facilities and precincts provide deep capability and a network of partnerships enriched by co-location. Anchored through the university, these precincts bring together researchers and partners from across the globe to shape enquiry in areas spanning medical research, digital knowledge, arts, engineering, innovation and design. Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and development of leadership qualities, while offering opportunities for you to contribute to the community.

Admission and selection

Our Study website is the complete resource for everything you need to know about your journey to a Melbourne education. From application and eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and applying through VTAC, through to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.

Study options

The Melbourne curriculum aligns with leading institutions globally and is distinctive in the Australian context, offering broad-based undergraduate degrees coupled with excellent specialised professional education at the graduate level. Whether you select a degree in arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, music or science — or one of our specialist degrees co-designed with industry such as agriculture, fine arts or oral health — you’ll develop expertise while building networks and foundational knowledge from which to graduate career-ready, with the breadth and experience to match your individual goals.

Accommodation

There is a range of student accommodation options available at Melbourne. From university owned and partnered to traditional residential colleges, you’ll find a new home to suit you. University Accommodation offers a trusted and community-focused residential experience or opt for a college with a long and rich heritage, academic support, freshly prepared meals and a range of cultural, social and sporting activities.

Life at Melbourne 

At Melbourne, you’ll study in the heart of Australia’s cultural capital. Whether you choose to live on or off-campus, we provide access to academic and personal support, mentorship programs and cocurricular opportunities throughout the course of your studies, to ensure you make the most of your time at Melbourne.

Proudly multicultural, our diverse student community is represented by more than 200 clubs and societies, which will welcome you warmly into the university.

Our Student Life commitment

Students are at the heart of the University of Melbourne community. We focus on creating a vibrant, diverse and welcoming environment while encouraging intellectual development and personal growth. Our aim is to provide excellent teaching and learning opportunities and a rich university experience.

Through the Student Life program, you'll be:

  • guided through your start to university with faculty specific inductions, Melbourne Commencement Ceremonies, the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program and First Year Discovery Subjects 

  • mentored by our network of academic advisers and peer and industry mentors, who can provide personalised advice throughout your studies

  • recognised for responding to the needs of the local and global community through volunteering, service and social entrepreneurship as part of the Melbourne Plus program 

  • able to conclude your degree with a Capstone Experience, which brings together the skills and knowledge that you develop during your degree.

Student Life programs

Melbourne Commencement Ceremony

A core feature of the Melbourne Orientation, the commencement ceremonies celebrates the start of your studies and officially welcome you into the university community. University leaders, academics and first-year peers within your faculty all feature as part of the ceremonies, making them a special, informative and unmissable event. 

Melbourne Peer Mentor Program 

Be matched with a later-year student from your faculty, as well as a group of your first-year peers, in an instant network of friendly faces to touch base with. Benefit from an insider’s experience, ask for advice and guidance in navigating uni life and make friends with other students in your degree. Then, develop your leadership and interpersonal skills by becoming a peer mentor yourself. 

Academic Advising 

As part of your Melbourne student experience, in your first year you’ll be matched with an academic adviser, such as a lecturer or a professor. Your adviser will support you to navigate your time at the university and take an active interest in your progress, success and challenges. 

Discovery Experiences  

Your first-year Discovery subjects and modules will help you build a strong sense of connection with your cohort; understand more about the current ‘big ideas’ and real-world problems within your discipline; and provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to make the most of your studies at Melbourne.

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