Why study with us
For over 160 years we’ve made distinctive contributions to society and attracted the brightest students and researchers — bringing together the world's greatest minds to solve globally significant problems. We’ve grown to become an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities — number 1 in Australia, and number 32 in the world*.
The value of a Melbourne education is backed with our ranking as number 7 in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.
Facilities and services
As an integral part of the city of Melbourne from its earliest days, it’s hard to say where the central business district stops and the university begins. Our Parkville campus is a city within a city — it even has its own postcode. When you join Melbourne, you'll also be joining a vibrant medical precinct, a world- famous artistic community, a thriving start-up network, and urban and rural researchers who will be feeding the world into the future.
Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in the specialty areas of veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.
Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.
Admission and Selection
Our Study website is the complete resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through
VTAC, to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.
At Melbourne, we offer flexible, progressive degree opportunities. Whether you select a degree in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Music or Science — or one of our specialist degrees co-designed with industry like Agriculture, Fine Arts or Oral Health — you’ll develop expertise while building networks, foundational knowledge and shared experiences from which to launch a successful future.
Your undergraduate degree will give you the breadth, depth and experience you need to join the workforce immediately after graduation. Or, if you want to specialise at graduate level, you can choose to progress to one of 400 graduate courses at our 18 graduate schools.
If you need additional support or time to transition to tertiary study, we offer the Diploma in General Studies for domestic students and, for Indigenous Australians, the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) and Bachelor of Science (Extended).
If you are graduating high school and confident about the study pathway you want to follow, our Graduate Degree Packages bundle your undergraduate degree offer with a graduate degree offer. These packages give you the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place when you receive your offer.