University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria
Public-University

Overview

The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, it is Australia’s second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. Melbourne’s main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb north of the Melbourne central business district, with several other campuses located across Victoria.

Melbourne is a sandstone university and a member of the Group of Eight, Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Since 1872 various residential colleges have become affiliated with the university. There are 10 colleges located on the main campus and in nearby suburbs offering academic, sporting and cultural programs alongside accommodation for Melbourne students and faculty.

Melbourne comprises 11 separate academic units and is associated with numerous institutes and research centres, including the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and the Grattan Institute. Amongst Melbourne’s 15 graduate schools the Melbourne Business School, the Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne Medical School are particularly well regarded.

There are various programs in the undergraduate level which students can take in order to design their professional career.

To cater to the needs of the international student community, the University of Melbourne has designed support programs for overseas students. Pre-departure guidance includes special discussions on student visa processing, the necessary documents students need to bring, student housing, insurance, destination and safety in Australia. Melbourne also offers free airport pick-up so students do not need to worry how to get to their accommodation. Accommodation options include residential colleges, student apartments, homestay, private rentals and share housing.

The minute students are settled, they are encouraged to attend the orientation scheduled by the university. Aside from this, Melbourne’s other available support programs such as counselling services, language and academic services and international student services are offered to students. International student scholarships and financial assistance are also given to students who meet the eligibility qualifications.

The annual undergraduate tuition fees are $36,832 for business courses, $29,632 for Arts/Education, and $35,824 for Engineering/Science.

Melbourne has a comprehensive scholarship program that recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students from Australia and around the world. The university is also committed to providing scholarship access to students who might otherwise be excluded by socio-economic, cultural, geographic and other disadvantages.

Aside from these, Melbourne also has available scholarships for international students. The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. The duration of the MIRS is up to two years for student undertaking a master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a doctorate by research degree.

#39th in world by QS world
Type University Public
Size Large
50,270 Students
Location
Melbourne
Victoria

Learning

Courses Available

Diploma
Bachelor
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Arts
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Health and Nursing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences

Applying

How to Apply?

Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

6.5 Minimum IELTS Score
TOEFL, PTE, CAE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Aug
31
First Round Application deadline
Oct
31
Second Round Apllication Deadline

Cost and Scholarships

AUD 35,824
Median Tuition Fee

Types of Scholarships Available

Merit
Departmental

Scholarships

Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship
Total Worth 50% fee remission
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants need to: 1.be a citizen of a country other than Australia 2.have completed Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia 3.have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course via VTAC for commencement in the year following completion of Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate 4.not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program). The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit and guaranteed to all students who satisfy the undergraduate course prerequisites and: 1.achieved an ATAR of at least 99.90, or 2.intend to undertake the Bachelor of Music and achieved an ATAR of at least 99.85 and achieved an audition score of A+ , or 3.are of Indigenous Australian descent and achieved an ATAR of at least 90.
Application Deadline No application is required
Other Details This scholarship is awarded to talented undergraduate students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement during their Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate (IB) undertaken in Australia.
Melbourne National Merit Scholarship
Total Worth up to $8,000
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants need to: 1.be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen 2have completed Australian Year Twelve or International Baccalaureate in a state or territory of Australia other than Victoria, 3.have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course via VTAC for commencement in the year following completion of Australian Year Twelve or International Baccalaureate 4.satisfy the prerequisites for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course and have achieved an ATAR of 99.00 – 99.85. 5.not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program.
Application Deadline No application is required.
Other Details This scholarship is awarded to talented students from states and territories of Australia other than Victoria to assist with the cost of moving to Melbourne.
Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship
Total Worth 100% fee remission and up to $5,000
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants need to: 1.have applied for or be the holder of an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa 2.have completed Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia 3.have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course via VTAC for commencement in the year following completion of Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate 4.satisfy the course prerequisites and have achieved at least the minimum ATAR score for the University of Melbourne course 5.not have undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program)
Application Deadline November 30
Other Details This scholarship is awarded to talented undergraduate or graduate students who have applied for asylum in Australia.