• 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 is ranked 32 in the world and number one in Australia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018). It is ranked number 7 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018), highlighting that a degree from Melbourne is a ticket to a global career.

High-profile employers from around the world actively recruit the University’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 the University’s status as Australia’s top-ranked research university and among the world’s top 40 (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017).

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’s degrees are designed to give you the skills to meet the challenges of the future. Broad undergraduate degrees are followed by specialised graduate professional or research degrees.

The University’s combination of interdisciplinary breadth and academic specialisation 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 over 45 countries.

Undergraduate studies

Our bachelor degrees ensure that 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, certi cates and diplomas offered by our 11 graduate schools:

  • Arts
  • Business And Economics
  • Design (Architecture, Building and Planning)
  • Education
  • Engineering and IT
  • Government
  • Law
  • Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
  • Fine Arts And Music 
  • 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. Our students are inspired by academic staff who include Nobel Laureates, eminent scholars, award-winning researchers and other internationally renowned thinkers. Learn about the impact of our world changing research at pursuit.unimelb.edu.au.

University of Melbourne campuses

The University of Melbourne will build a new, seven-hectare campus at Fishermans Bend as part of its almost A$1 billion commitment to create a world-class engineering and IT school for the 21st century. This new campus for the Melbourne School of Engineering is scheduled to open in 2020.

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 Parkville campus offers world-class sports facilities, while the University also has a rowing boat shed on the Yarra River and a ski lodge in the mountains.

The University’s Southbank campus, in the city’s lively arts precinct and home to the University’s acclaimed music, and visual and performing arts faculty, is also undergoing a spectacular A$200 million redevelopment.

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 from the city 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 seven years by the Economist Intelligence Unit and is widely considered to be Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. Melbourne 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. Find out about the different accommodation options by contacting Study Options.


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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