Why choose Melbourne?

The University of Melbourne has been at the leading edge of global research, discovery and learning for more than 160 years. Our research contributes to solving social, economic and environmental challenges facing the world today, and into the future. We are ranked as the number one university in Australia and number 14 globally*, and our graduates are among the world’s most employable.

Our university community is one where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Everyone is valued and respected, with equal access to opportunities to fulfil their talents and potential. Our aim is to create supportive environments that empower students to become well-rounded, highly skilled and resilient — ready to make an impact on a global scale.

Transformative learning experiences

The university comprises eight campuses situated on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Bunurong, Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung people. Our Parkville campus is located within the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere, and our Southbank campus lies at the heart of Melbourne’s famous Arts Precinct.

Within our diverse learning environments, students work alongside academics and researchers who are at the forefront of their field. Through industry-integrated learning, internships, volunteering and study abroad opportunities, students gain practical, real-world experience; strengthen their connections with industry and community; and hone their skills and expertise to become global leaders.

A distinctive approach to education

The Melbourne curriculum empowers students to direct their own learning experience. You’ll be encouraged to see the world from different perspectives; learn to connect thoughts and ideas; find innovative solutions to problems and put them into practice. You can focus on your chosen discipline while exploring other diverse subjects across 100 study areas. It’s a unique opportunity to tailor your degree to your own interests and aspirations.

Choose from seven foundational bachelor degrees in arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, fine arts, music and science. We also offer specialist degrees in agriculture and oral health, where everything you study is structured for your chosen discipline. Once completed, you can enter the workforce with a broad knowledge base and career-ready skills. Or, continue the journey to gain specialised knowledge via a graduate degree or in graduate research.

Get to know us better at your convenience with UniMelb On-Demand. Explore our library of videos covering everything from our unique curriculum, course information and career pathways, to scholarships and accommodation.

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, to special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go. We regularly host events around Australia and on campus — visit events for future students to learn more.

Entry pathways into Melbourne

We’re committed to helping you reach your full potential. If you don't meet the direct entry requirements, there are a range of undergraduate entry pathways to help you achieve your dream of studying with us.

  • Access Melbourne is our special entry access scheme that helps us see the whole picture when you apply for undergraduate study. Access Melbourne takes into consideration personal circumstances that may have affected your secondary studies. You may even qualify for guaranteed entry into your preferred course.
  • For Indigenous students, the Bachelor of Science (Extended) and Diploma of General Studies (Extended) are enriched with tailored, wraparound support and resources.
  • The Diploma in General Studies is a one-year program taught at our Dookie campus, providing a great foundation for tertiary study. If eligible, you'll then get guaranteed entry into select Melbourne undergraduate degrees.

Student accommodation

Find a home away from home with our trusted, university education-focused accommodation, ranging from apartment-style living to residential colleges with full catering. From social events to academic support, you’ll connect with other students and staff as you experience the best of campus life and beyond. All accommodation options are just a short walk from our Parkville campus in the heart of the city.

Get in touch

If you have a question, we encourage you to first go through our FAQs to find your answer. 

Within Australia:

13 6352

Outside Australia:

+61 3 9035 5511

Still have a question about our courses or the application or offer process? You can submit an enquiry through our website.

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