• Students relax on the grass between lectures at the University of Melbourne.  Photo credit: The University of MelbourneStudents relax on the grass between lectures at the University of Melbourne. Photo credit: The University of Melbourne
  • The ArtsWest building at the University of Melbourne. Photo credit: University of MelbourneThe ArtsWest building at the University of Melbourne. Photo credit: University of Melbourne
  • Students in the engineering faculty. Photo credit: University of MelbourneStudents in the engineering faculty. Photo credit: University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne has helped to shape Melbourne and Australia's social, cultural and scientific profile for over 160 years. Studying at the University combines rich academic and social engagement on a great campus with the delights offered by living in the city of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne is ranked 33 in the world and number one in Australia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017). It is ranked number 11 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017), highlighting that a degree from Melbourne is a ticket to a global career.

High-profile employers from around the world actively recruit Melbourne's graduates for their problem-solving skills, capacity for independent critical thought, and leadership.

This international reputation is underpinned by excellence in teaching and learning and by our status as Australia's top-ranked research university and among the world’s top 40 (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016).

By studying at the University of Melbourne you will:

  • Study in an atmosphere of intellectual rigour and excitement with some of the country's best academic minds
  • Benefit from award-winning support to achieve your potential
  • Achieve outstanding career outcomes.

Melbourne programmes

Melbourne's degree programmes are designed to equip you with the skills to meet the challenges of the future. Students complete broad undergraduate degrees which are followed by a range of specialised graduate professional or research degrees.

The combination of interdisciplinary breadth and academic specialisation offered by the University means our graduates have an increased capacity to successfully find their way in a world where knowledge is rapidly changing, discipline boundaries are constantly shifting and employees are required to communicate in a variety of cultural settings. You will also have the opportunity to study at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions through our extensive partnerships in more than 45 countries. 

Undergraduate studies

Our bachelors degrees ensure you gain deep knowledge in your discipline but also require you to study up to 25% of your courses from other disciplines. You will be exposed to different areas of knowledge, ways of understanding and methods of enquiry. There is a focus on skills development, problem solving, teamwork, communication and leadership. Our degrees provide a base for employment or for advanced study in professional and specialist disciplines. They include:

  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Oral Health
  • Bachelor of Science

Graduate studies

After undergraduate studies, you may go into work, or into one of over 400 professional coursework and research higher degrees, certificates and diplomas. The University's graduate schools provide a supportive, professional environment to all students.

  • Arts
  • Business and Economics
  • Design (architecture, building and planning)
  • Education
  • Engineering and I.T.
  • Government
  • Information Technology 
  • Law
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Music and Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences


Melbourne is a research-led university and our researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as medicine, law, climate change, art conservation and nanotechnology. Students are inspired by staff who include Nobel Laureates, eminent scholars, award-winning researchers and other internationally renowned thinkers.

University of Melbourne campuses

On the northern fringe of the city, the University of Melbourne’s main Parkville campus is just a short walk away from the famed cobblestone lanes, multicultural culinary delights, arts and culture, and world-class shopping of Melbourne. The Student Union is at its heart and is home to over 200 clubs and societies. The campus offers world-class sports facilities, while the University also has a rowing boatshed on the Yarra River and a ski lodge in the mountains.

At Southbank campus, in the city’s lively arts precinct, you’ll find the University’s acclaimed music, and visual and performing arts faculty. In the city’s west, the Werribee campus boasts some of the world’s most advanced veterinary facilities at the University’s Animal Hospital. Further out of Melbourne are our three rural campuses at Dookie, Creswick and Shepparton.

The city of Melbourne

Melbourne has been ranked the world's most liveable city for the last six years by the Economist Intelligence Unit and is widely considered to be Australia's most cosmopolitan city. Elegant tree-lined boulevards are surrounded by both modern buildings and grand Victorian architecture from the 1880s. The city is home to a population from over 140 different cultures and is food-obsessed, with many excellent restaurants. It has a distinctive laneway bar culture as well as many festivals and events.

Student accommodation

A range of housing is available including residential colleges, purpose-built apartments and private housing, all on or close to the campus. Extensive public transport and bicycle lanes make it easy to access the University.


There are a range of scholarships, bursaries and funding options open to outstanding international undergraduate, graduate and research students each year. For more information, please follow the University of Melbourne link on the scholarships page.

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