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About the University
The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*. Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.
The University of Melbourne aims to be one of the finest universities in the world. Growing Esteem is the University's strategy for achieving high regard and for making a distinctive contribution to society.The Triple Helix metaphor describes the character of the University and the importance of its core activities — Research, Learning and teaching, and Engagement programs. These three strands of the helix are supported and enabled by our leadership and by our people, infrastructure, polices, planning, administration and resources. The Triple Helix metaphor represents the tightly bound nature of our academic programs with each strand shaping and reinforcing the other.
Melbourne comprises 11 separate academic units and is associated with numerous institutes and research centres, including theWalter 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.
Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from Melbourne. Seven Nobel laureates have been students or faculty, the most of any Australian university.
Melbourne School of Design
The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is a vibrant community of staff and students whose interest and expertise focuses on the built environment.
We established one of the first Bachelor degrees in Architecture in 1927 and now educate the full range of built environment professionals. We have a lively culture of exploration manifested in many forms, from classroom and studio to research enquiry, complemented by lectures, forums and exhibitions. Our cultural diversity is one of our strengths: students and staff have come to Melbourne from over 50 countries. We have a strong alumni body who hold leadership roles across Australia and the world.
Our disciplines are:
Urban and Cultural Heritage
Faculty of Arts
"Welcome to the Faculty of Arts; the original and oldest faculty at The University of Melbourne. We are a diverse faculty with a commitment to innovation and community engagement, offering programs as wide-ranging as Indigenous Studies, Classics and Indonesian language. We provide employment-relevant specialisations in such fields as public policy, journalism, linguistics, cultural conservation and development studies. Whatever path you choose I know that you will have an exciting and rewarding experience at Melbourne. I warmly welcome you to the Arts community".
- Professor Mark Considine, Dean, Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
The Faculty of Business and Economics is a leading centre of teaching and research in accounting, actuarial studies, business administration, economics, finance, management and marketing.
The Faculty offers extensive undergraduate, graduate and research higher degree study options through the Bachelor of Commerce and Melbourne Business School suite of programs, as well as the Melbourne Business School MBA, ranked No. 27 in the world.
The Faculty has been influencing policy design, corporate governance and business practices globally for over 90 years. Our aspiration is to become one of the leading global providers of business and economics education and research.
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a vibrant and exciting place to study and work. Our environment is supportive and student-focused and our courses are challenging. Our buildings are designed for graduate education students, offering a range of contemporary learning and social spaces.
We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research and have been ranked number one in Australia and among the world’s finest for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject).
Our vision is a society in which education enables full and equitable participation.
Our mission, through effective collaborations, we will deliver:
relevant, high quality, high impact research
research-informed, clinical teacher education that develops graduates with the capacity to inspire and improve individual learning outcomes
outstanding quality postgraduate studies for professionals
Melbourne School of Engineering
"The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) has come a long way since 1861, when 15 students enrolled in the first engineering classes at Parkville. We are now Australia’s leading provider of engineering and IT education and the highest-ranked Australian Institution in engineering and IT across three major international rankings (Times Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong and Quacquarelli Symonds).
Our engineering and technology community is drawn from over 100 countries, consisting of 3000 students in coursework programs (nearly 700 at the Masters level) and more than 900 students in research training, all supported by over 400 PhD qualified researchers and teachers. Our network of nearly 25,000 alumni spans the globe. The strength of our research, teaching and practice is helping to define engineering for the 21st century.
The Melbourne School of Engineering offers an internationally recognised curriculum with dual accreditation that is unique in Australia. The Master of Engineering suite of programs are the only engineering courses to be accredited by Engineers Australia, as well having received EUR-ACE® label European accreditation, allowing our graduates to register and work as professional chartered engineers in many countries around the world".
- Professor Iven Mareels, FTSE, FIEEE, FIEAust, CPEng, EngExec
Dean of Engineering
Melbourne Law School
Melbourne Law School's vibrant and active community comprises internationally renowned teaching staff, a strong global alumni network, dedicated mentors, visiting scholars from around the world, leading research centres and institutions, as well as many partner international organisations.
Melbourne Law School JD students can participate in exchange programs, undertake a dual degree at one of our partnered universities overseas and apply for an international internship during their degrees. A Melbourne Law School degree also prepares graduates for global careers. More than one-third of our graduates have worked or are working in international locations.
Melbourne Law School is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 8 in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2015-2016. The QS rankings highlight the world's top universities in 36 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is an extremely diverse faculty comprised of six schools, and a number of departments and centres. Our Faculty is renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice. We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the Faculty is our ability to work collaboratively with our partners to benefit the community.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is a thriving, passionate and internationally networked community.
We have a history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching and learning and play an important role in Australia's participation in the global knowledge economy.
Comprising seven schools, the Faculty offers a range of undergraduate, honours, graduate and research degrees; enrolling over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
We provide community services and industry partnerships based on a solid foundation of research in the pure and applied sciences.
We have active involvement in a number of competitively funded research centres, and ourscientists include 25 Fellows of learned academies and seven ARC Federation and Laureate Fellows.
We partake in collaborative research ventures, staff and student exchanges, and overseas student recruitment – all of which ensures Melbourne Science maintains an international perspective
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences teaches a broad range of veterinary, agricultural, food and biomedical sciences. We strive to be the pre-eminent veterinary and agricultural science Faculty in the Asia-Pacific region and the regional school of choice for veterinary and agricultural science students.
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has a strong international reputation for excellence in research and for its links with industry and stakeholders. Our research provides valuable input into solving global issues, such as food security for a rapidly growing population, animal health and well-being, and climate change.
The Faculty teaches across three campuses: Dookie, Parkville and Werribee.
Many staff members are experts in their field, including several Board-certified experts with extensive and significant international experience. The teaching facilities at the Veterinary Hospital are world class, including the most complete suite of diagnostic imaging equipment in the Asia-Pacific.
Faculty of VCA and MCM (Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music)
"Hello, and welcome to the Faculty of VCA and MCM. I believe we have the most exciting and rewarding task in the University: to enable students to engage in the practical arts at the very highest level.
Here you have the opportunity to master the creative disciplines of music, visual arts, performing arts and film within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Victorian College of the Arts, stimulated by the academic and research opportunities of a world-class university. You will do this in the midst of one of the most artistically vibrant cities in the world.
We believe that close interaction with teaching artists and working professionals in the studio combines well with courses that broaden your focus, preparing you for the full range of options in your future career.
In joining us you will be challenged and stretched, but will emerge equipped to take on your future and join our long list of graduates startling the world".
- Professor Barry Conyngham AM
Dean, Faculty of VCA and MCM
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
"The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is a place where scholarship and innovation meet and where ideas and practice are brought together. We aim to develop ethical leaders with the knowledge, skills and passion to make a positive contribution to the world.
Our programs foster social, political and cultural understanding, critical and creative thinking, and the ability to apply your skills and knowledge to real world situations. You’ll develop advanced knowledge in your discipline area and acquire professional skills for a rewarding and meaningful career.
Our academic staff bring substantial industry experience and expertise to teaching roles, ensuring you remain attuned to the latest developments in their field. Our academics are not only nationally and internationally renowned researchers and leading practitioners in their fields of expertise, but also committed teachers who encourage intellectual excellence and critical enquiry".
- Professor Mark Considine, Dean, Faculty of Arts
Melbourne School of Government
The Melbourne School of Government is a whole of University interdisciplinary School, harnessing the resources of the University to create and deliver new Masters Programs, Research@MSoG, executive education and international partnerships.
The Melbourne School of Government provides a platform for informed, independent debate on contemporary issues of great significance to the future of Australia and our region.
By bringing together expertise from across the University and various disciplines including, but not limited to, economics, political science, international relations, sociology, development studies, philosophy and law, the School seeks to unite policy makers, industry leaders and citizens through ideas that are both actionable and that provide lasting solutions.
Melbourne Business School
Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Founded in 1963, we are a leading provider of management education in the Asia Pacific region.
In a world that is faster, more uncertain and more global, Melbourne Business School has graduate programs that meet the needs of business professionals at critical stages of their careers.
If you are a business professional pursuing a deep specialisation in Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Economics or Finance, you will be learning from people at the top of their fields. Our programs equip emerging leaders with the knowledge, research insights and personal effectiveness skills to make an impact on business as well as the public and not-for-profit sectors. At MBS we will teach you to manage yourself, your team, your function and your organisation.
Melbourne School of Information
The Melbourne School of Information (MSI) brings together IT programs from across the University, and provides a gateway for you to find information, make enquiries and apply for study in IT programs offered at the University.
IT at Melbourne is world class:
- Melbourne is ranked top in Australia in IT and Engineering (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2010)
- Melbourne is the most exciting technology hub in the country, home to many of the brightest teaching and research minds in the field
- IT at Melbourne is grounded in both science and engineering, brought to life through creative thinking and practical application
Studying IT at Melbourne will provide you with:
- Skills and knowledge that are globally portable, adaptable across industries and environments, and will not be outdated by changes in technology
- Deep foundations that create highly-valued, in-demand employees
- The flexibility to pursue your passions and to work on exciting projects alongside other high-performing students
- The ability to work across fields, contributing to the advancement of science, business, health and more
Melbourne Dental School
"The Mission of the Melbourne Dental School is to be a world-class, research-based school, offering education of the highest quality and to play a leading national and international role with particular relevance to the Asia - Pacific region..
In recent years, the school has attracted more research funding than any other dental school in Australia and in 2003-4 established a Cooperative Research Centre for Oral Health Science and the Victorian Centre for Oral Health Science. The school has a major commitment to undergraduate dental education and the training of dental therapists and dental hygienists. It is at the forefront of graduate dental education and has Australia's largest postgraduate program. It also offers a variety of exciting and valuable continuing professional development programs for dental practitioners. The diverse range of Australian and international students from many social and ethnic backgrounds provides a stimulating intellectual environment which enhances the learning experience for all students at the school.
The Melbourne Dental School has a strong tradition in dental research and an established international reputation in several research areas. Research in the school is an integral component of staff and student activities underpinning both the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The School is ranked as the leading dental research organisation in Australia by the Department of Education, Science and Training. Globally it has been ranked together with the leading dental schools at Harvard University and the University of Toronto based on the achievements of its staff and students. The major research activities of the school are conducted by four major research groups which cover a vast area of scientific research from basic science to clinical studies and involve a range of scientific disciplines".
- Professor Mike Morgan
Head of School
Melbourne Medical School
The Melbourne Medical School is part of the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences.It is the oldest medical school in Australia and internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. The School encompasses all major fields of medicine and rural health.
- Medical Education
- Medicine and Radiology
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Rural Health
- General Practice
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) provides qualifying and postgraduate courses in the disciplines of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Audiology and Speech Pathology, and Optometry and Vision Sciences.
"Since its inception in July 2009, the Melbourne School of Health Sciences has embraced the Melbourne Model to create an inter-professional learning community at the forefront of leadership in health sciences education, clinical research, scholarship, professional practice, workforce training and knowledge exchange. Our highly skilled team and outstanding students contribute to local, national and global efforts to improve health and wellbeing".
- Professor Elizabeth Patterson
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) was established on 1 February 2001 as Australia's first School of Population Health, a landmark in the development of inter-collegiate study and research. Bringing together programs and expertise in genetic and molecular epidemiology, epidemiology and biostatistics, koori health, international mental health, women's health, health social sciences, health program evaluation, sexual health and rural health; the School was forged to strengthen capacity and services to meet health needs and improve quality and equity of care in the community through public health research, teaching and engagement.
2013 saw the incorporation of the Nossal Institute for Global Health and Nossal Institute Limited into the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and the School underwent major academic restructuring. The School consolidated its teaching and research activities from 12 centres, units, groups and institutes into four centres, one institute and two partnership groups.
Academic centres, institutes and units of The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health make vital contributions to teaching, research and engagement across a number of important population and global health disciplines.
- Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Centre for Health Equity
- Centre for Health Policy
- Centre for Mental Health
- Nossal Institute for Global Health
- Global Burden of Disease group research
- Vaccine and Immunisation group research
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
The School's teaching is underpinned by excellence in research across a range of fields, including cognitive psychology and behavioural neuroscience, social and developmental psychology, clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, and quantitative psychology. Research links extend across 25 departments, centres and institutes within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, as well as across seven other faculties in the University.
"Psychology has been taught at the University of Melbourne since 1888 and we continue to provide some of the most sought after, rigorous, and highly accredited subjects and courses in Australia. We have a broad range of subjects and courses depending on what stage in your education or your career you are at, and depending on the level of qualification you want to study towards. Whichever pathway you choose, we can assure you an outstanding student experience through research and practice-led learning at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences."
- Dr Katherine A Johnson / BA, BSc Hons, PhD / Senior Lecturer
School of Biomedical Sciences
The School of Biomedical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences. It was established on 1 January 2015 and comprises the following Departments:
- Anatomy and Neuroscience
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Situated on the Parkville Campus in a rich medical practice and research precinct the School has much to offer students and researchers.
Create an innovative and inclusive academic environment building on a strong legacy of world class excellence, and lay the foundation for new generations of biomedical researchers to lead the revolution in medicine, and realize their dream of advancing human health locally and globally".
- Professor Fabienne Mackay
Head of School
School of BioSciences
The School of BioSciences provides a dynamic study environment across a diverse range of fields. Our teaching and learning environments are well equipped, and the School has an extensive fieldwork program which is supported by our renowned researchers.
The School of BioSciences aims to be a leading international research centre. Its research activities are segmented into three main research clusters. Each cluster supports multiple research groups that are recognised experts in areas such as conservation and climate change, evolution and behaviour, genetics and development, marine biology or plant biodiversity.
The School of BioSciences offers a range of scholarships, awards and prizes to support students and research. For a comprehensive list of all available scholarships, awards and prizes, please visit the Faculty of Science website.
School of Chemistry
The School of Chemistry is a department of the Faculty of Science and one of the largest and oldest in Australia with a distinguished history in teaching and research.
The School has an excellent international reputation in research and success in externalresearch funding. There is an ongoing program to keep research facilities at world standard, which has involved progressive upgrading of the School's laboratories and instrumentation and recruitment of academics with a strong research profile.
The School of Chemistry is a key participant in Bio21, a major world-class biotechnology initiative in Victoria. New purpose-built research laboratories are located in the Bio21 Institute of Molecular Science & Biotechnology building and the Chemistry building which has undergone major refurbishments. These exciting developments provide excellent facilities for researchers in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment.
School of Earth Sciences
The School of Earth Sciences was formally established in 1990, following the amalgamation of the Department of Geology (1900) and the Department of Meteorology (1937). Since its inception, the School has gained a national and international reputation for innovative research and teaching in the inter-disciplinary fields of Geological Sciences and the Climate and Weather Sciences. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate Science and Breadth subjects across these discipline areas, as well as several postgraduate degrees.
The School is one of seven within the Faculty of Science and comprises approximately 11 teaching & research staff, 33 research-only staff, 40 postgraduate students and 20 associates supported by 10 professional staff. Among the research-only staff the School hosts 2 ARC Australian Professorial Fellows, 1 ARC QEII Fellow, 2 ARC Research Fellows, 1 ARC Future Fellow, 3 Australian Postdoctoral Fellows, 3 ARC Discovery Early Career Researchers and 1 McKenzie Fellow.
School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
Our work spans from molecular to ecosystem scales, from technology to sociology, and from city to wilderness, seamlessly integrating our research activities with our teaching programs.
SEFS operates across three locations, the University’s main Campus at Parkville, the Burnley Campus with a century old tradition of excellence in urban horticulture, which today is a dynamic multidisciplinary research centre with a focus on green infrastructure, urban ecology, ecohydrology and forest science, and our regional Creswick Campus, originally the University’s specialist campus for forest science and the birthplace of forest education and research in Australia, which today also is home to significant plant and crop science research programs.
School of Geography
The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is embarking on an exciting period of growth. This follows its move into the Science Faculty at the start of 2015, and the recognition there of the importance of Geography’s capacity to work in and across both the social and natural sciences.
At Melbourne you can undertake a Geography major as part of a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Environments. These lead on to various Masters and PhD programs and a diversity of career opportunities.
Our current areas of world-leading research strength include international development, urbanisation, biogeography and earth surface processes, with an overarching interest in environment and environmental change. We are also embarking on a new specialisation in health geography.
School of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline.
We are a broad School covering areas of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. We have research foci in Algebra, Continuum Modelling, Discrete Mathematics, Geometry and Topology, Operations Research, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Physics, Stochastic Processes and Statistics and are partners in the Faculty of Science's "Centre for System Genomics".
We offer an undergraduate program primarily but not exclusively as a major through the Bachelor of Science and concurrent Diploma in Mathematical Sciences, a research training and coursework Master of Science degree providing training unique in Australia at the graduate level, and PhD training. The School runs a Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre that looks after the large number of undergraduate students taught by the School.
School of Physics
The School of Physics is well established and is internationally respected for its research excellence, broad-based undergraduate courses, and a challenging and rewarding postgraduate experience. Our collaborations are aligned with the world’s leading research groups and facilities. We address some of the most important and fundamental problems of our age.
Our programs in astrophysics, theoretical particle and experimental particle physics explore questions relating to the origin, evolution and fate of our universe. Aligned with high energy physics programs taking place in Switzerland (CERN) and Japan (KEK), the School has considerable expertise in collider physics, neutrino physics, physics beyond the ‘Standard Model’, astroparticle physics, and grid computing.
The School has strengths in the exploration of matter and light interactions, particularly in advanced materials utilising diamond and silicon, quantum information science, photonics, advanced electron microscopy, nanoscale imaging, nanoelectronics, all the way down to the single atom and photon.
The School, one of ten main departments within the Faculty of Science, comprises approximately 23 teaching & research staff, 44 research-only staff, more than 98 postgraduate students and 72 associates supported by 26 professional staff.
Founded in 1853 two years after Victoria separated from New South Wales and the discovery of rich deposits of gold, the University was established to the north of Melbourne.
The University followed the ideals of mid-nineteenth century universities of secular education, and with an emphasis on modern languages and literature, mathematics and natural science alongside classics and ancient history.
From these foundations the University developed, not always smoothly, into new areas, offering Law from 1857, Engineering and Medicine from 1852. The University admitted women in 1881, and Julia ‘Bella’ Guerin became the first woman to graduate from an Australian university (BA, 1883) . Early debates about the proper role of the university learning, and the degree to which it should be shielded from commercial and practical issues gave way slowly to a university that by World War Two saw itself as integral to the nation building through its capacity for research in the social, natural and medical sciences. The University also awarded the first Australian PhD in 1947.
During this period, the body of students expanded from an initial 16 students, to 2,000 by the end of World War I, to 6,000 by the end of World War II, and with the increasing weight of numbers brought an increasing influence over public debates, exploring public questions and hosting critical political and social debates. The Australian academic community has been enriched in the past fifty years with the addition of new universities, an international community of students, and increasing partnerships with and engagement with the wider local, national and internal communities.
Department of Education and Training, Australia;
CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA);
Australian Computer Society (ACS); Engineers Australia;
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)
The University of Melbourne's heart is based in Parkville, an inner suburb north of the Melbourne central business district, with several other campuses located across Victoria, where our main campus has been situated for 160 years. There are 12 colleges located on the main campus and in nearby suburbs offering academic, sporting and cultural programs alongside accommodation for Melbourne students and faculty. The residential colleges aim to provide accommodation and holistic education experience to university students.
The Parkville campus has 12 libraries, 3.6 million books and other items,150+ student clubs, 40+ sporting clubs, 25+ cafes.
Located right on the Parkville campus, the new 648-bed Student Village Melbourne (SVM) is now available for University of Melbourne students, opening on January 2016. Students can live and work close to the classroom. The University believes a vibrant campus enhances student experience, which is as much social and personal as educational. SVM will offer extensive common room spaces, ground level retail outlets, secure access and staff support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Boasting a heated swimming pool, BBQ area, gymnasium, music practice rooms, a sizeable recreational room with pool table, communal kitchen as well as multi-level study spaces., students will also benefit from recreational and social activities and community building as part of the Residential Life program.
Other living expenses
Groceries and eating out - $80 to $280 per week
Gas, electricity - $35 to $140 per week
Phone and Internet - $20 to $55 per week
Public transport - $15 to $55 per week
Car (after purchase) - $150 to $260 per week
Entertainment - $80 to $150 per week
The University of Melbourne offers one of the most comprehensive student support networks in Australia. With so many different services available, it can be difficult to work out which one might be able to provide you with help.
1. Ask.unimelb - http://ask.unimelb.edu.au/
ask.unimelb is the University's comprehensive FAQ database for students and staff. Looking for info? Start here!
2. Library - http://library.unimelb.edu.au/
The University Library holds large collections of printed books, ebooks, journals, databases, reference materials, audio-visual and other items available for loan to students. Research students can make an appointment for an individual consultation.
3. International Student Services - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/international
International Student Services support all international students and their families during their time at the University. We provide assistance and advice on a range of matters, including visas, general welfare, schooling for dependents and settling in. We also run events and information sessions throughout the year.
4. Financial Aid - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/finaid
With a range of advice and information on budgeting, government student assistance, a tax advice program, short and long term loans and grants, the Financial Aid team can help to get your mind back on your studies!
5. Melbourne Scholarships - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships
Melbourne Scholarships is responsible for the administration and promotion of major scholarship programs for undergraduate, graduate coursework and research students. We are responsible for applications, coordination of selection, offers, and payments to scholarship holders. Programs include Access and Equity scholarships, Australian Postgraduate Awards, scholarships for international students, travelling scholarships and prestigious scholarships.
6. AIRport - https://airport.unimelb.edu.au/
The Academic Interactive Resources portal (AIRport) can help you make a smooth transition to University and improve your academic writing and study skills. It offers information, short courses, quizzes, videos and other interactive learning materials, with opportunities for individual feedback from Academic Skills Unit advisers.
7. Academic Skills (AS) - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/academicskills
AS can help you with academic writing, time and task management, oral presentations, exam preparation and English language development. AS offers workshops and/or individual tutorials and can provide the resources you need to be successful at university.
8. Graduate Student Association - http://www.gsa.unimelb.edu.au/
The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association Inc. (GSA) is the student representative body for graduates at the University of Melbourne. The GSA provides access to a number of services and facilities including advice, a range of graduate study spaces and lounges, print and publication services (additional cost), support groups and forums, calendar of events and an array of publications.
9. Melbourne Careers Centre - http://careers.unimelb.edu.au/
Melbourne Careers Centre provides a range of career programs, services and resources for students to assist with their career development. We also collaborate with faculties and engage with external stakeholders, especially employers through career events.
10. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education - http://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/
The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education offers programs to support quality, innovation and careers in teaching, research, engagement and leadership and management for graduate researchers and academic staff. We provide a range of postgraduate award and non-award face to face and online research training and professional development programs to assist you during graduate research study and throughout your academic career.
11. Melbourne Global Mobility - http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/
One of the best things you can do whilst studying at Melbourne is leave! Melbourne Global Mobility offers you a range of exciting overseas experiences as part of your degree. These include student exchange at one of more than 150 international partners. All of these can count towards your Melbourne degree.
12. Student Connect - http://studentconnect.unimelb.edu.au/
Student Connect is designed to assist your transition to, through and beyond universityA Student Development Adviser will work with you to help you make the most out of your University experience.
13. Student Housing - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/housing
Find out about your housing options and how to manage your tenancy (eg. lease agreements, bonds, repairs, rent, eviction) through Student Housing. Students experiencing housing difficulties may be eligible for the Student Housing Access Program (SHAP), a University-managed transitional share housing program. Temporary crisis accommodation may be available, or referral to other services.
14. Melbourne University Sport - http://www.sport.unimelb.edu.au/
Melbourne University Sport offer a range of resources including a great variety of sporting clubs, fitness facilities and services. MU Sport is a members-only facility and users of all of the sports and recreation facilities need to be members and/or pay a hiring fee.
15. Student IT - http://studentit.unimelb.edu.au/
The Student IT team supports you with setting up your login account, connecting to UniWireless, using the University’s learning tools and systems, printing and document scanning. Student IT can even get you started with document production and presentation. General-access computers are located in Library branches and selected faculty buildings.
16. Student Union - http://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/
The Student Union promotes student welfare and culture on campus. We provide events, services, opportunities and a community for students of all graduate levels, interests and backgrounds. Key services include clubs, the Rowden White Library, theatre, arts, Farrago and representation.
17. Student Union Advocacy Service - http://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/need-help/advocacy/
The Student Union Advocacy Service (SUAS) is funded from the Student Services and Amenities Fee and provides independent advocacy services to undergraduate and graduate students.
18. Student Union Legal Service - http://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/need-help/legal/
The Student Union Legal Service can provide you with legal advice, support and a referral service on an initial consultation basis.
19. Safer Community Program - http://safercommunity.unimelb.edu.au/
The Safer Community Program (SCP) aims to promote an environment that fosters safe learning, working and living at the University of Melbourne, and provides the opportunity to pass on behaviour of concern before it develops into something serious.
20. Chaplaincy - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/chaplains
Chaplains are here to support you. We represent a variety of faith groups, and provide support for student religious groups, offer prayer and study, involvement in social justice, and spiritual direction, etc.
21. Counselling & Psychological Services - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/counsel
Counselling and Psychological Services provides you with free individual appointments, and workshops during semester.
22. Disability Liaison - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
The Disability Liaison team provides a range of advice and services for students who experience disability as a result of a health condition or impairment.
23. Health Service - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/health
The Health Service provides confidential medical care, at no direct cost, to students with Medicare or OSHC Worldcare insurance.
24. UMeyecare Clinic - http://www.university-eyecare.org.au/
University of Melbourne EyeCare(UMeyecare) clinic offers patient care primarily for University staff and students, but is also open to the general public and for specialist referral by other practitioners.
1. Reputation for excellence
The University of Melbourne is Ranked #1 in Australia and #33 in the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
2. More scholarships for more students
Our scholarships and bursaries reward excellence, and assist students from a wide range of backgrounds.
3. Study your way
Flexible degrees, world-standard curriculum, 100 majors to choose from. We’ll help you discover your passion and reach your full potential
4. Learn from the best
From day one of your degree, you’ll learn from renowned researchers and industry leaders recognised globally for their outstanding achievements. Your lecturers and tutors are passionate, brilliant, and dedicated to sharing their insights and discoveries with you.
5. Guaranteed entry into graduate degrees
Would you like to begin your undergraduate degree at Melbourne with the security of knowing a graduate place is reserved for you? If you’ve studied an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia, you could be eligible.
6. Equal opportunities
You belong, no matter where you come from. We understand that sometimes your circumstances can make it difficult to perform at your best, and we’re here to help.
7. Campus at Melbourne’s heart
A city within a city – with its own postcode! The moment you step foot on campus at the University of Melbourne, you know it’s a special place.
8. Study overseas
Does studying French in Paris, business in New York City or architecture in Tuscany sound like your kind of university experience? It counts towards your degree, and you can go practically anywhere in the world!
9. Live your future now
Learn in the real world with internships, leadership experiences and volunteering all offered to our undergraduate students. Some of the most exciting discoveries are made outside the classroom, which is why we encourage you to make practical learning part of your Melbourne experience.
10. Independent, but not alone
At Melbourne, we want to know who our students are. So as part of your transition to University, you will meet one-on-one with a specialist Student Connect adviser to talk about what uni’s all about, why you’re here, and where you want to go. We’ll inspire and support you to achieve your best.
- Bachelor of Commerce Global Scholarship
- Global Graduate Merit Scholarship
- Janet Clarke Hall Women's Scholarships
- Melbourne Graduate Scholarship
- Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation Scholarship
- Ohman Sutton Veterinary Science Scholarship
- Research Training Program Scholarship
- Rowden White Scholarship
- Science Graduate Scholarship (International)