Why choose Melbourne?
Are you curious? So are we.
For over 160 years, we’ve been seeking the answers to life’s biggest questions, tackling the grand challenges and making an impact in communities in Australia and all over the world. We’ve been there for some of the biggest breakthroughs and moments in history and we don’t plan to stop anytime soon. That’s where you come in. When you join the University of Melbourne, you’ll learn from some of the world’s finest thinkers and innovators, study alongside other ambitious and talented students and become part of a proud legacy.
Ranked number 1 in Australia and 32 in the World (2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings; Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019), the University of Melbourne is placed among the world’s best.
The University is also ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability (2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings), 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.
By studying at the University of Melbourne, you will:
- Be inspired and mentored by some of the world’s leading academic minds including Nobel Laureates, distinguished scholars, award-winning researchers and other renowned thinkers
- Study alongside other bright and ambitious students
- Have an enviable launch pad for a brilliant career. Whether you undertake undergraduate or graduate study, Melbourne’s degrees are designed to give you the skills to meet the challenges of the future, to be flexible and agile in a changing work environment.
- Have an experience you will remember forever, living in the heart of Australia’s food, sport, coffee and culture capital.
What can I study?
Similar to US qualifications, at the University of Melbourne broad undergraduate degrees, where you can develop a depth of expertise in one area and develop your skills in a range of other learning environments, are followed by specialised graduate professional or research programmes. The University’s combination of interdisciplinary breadth and academic specialisation means that 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. By taking this path, you’ll also achieve a higher level of qualification than a traditional Australian double degree, something that helps our graduates stand out to future employers.
Because our curriculum allows you to combine over 100 areas of study, you’re free to shape the degree that’ll ultimately shape your world. You can blend subjects that are not usually studied together –think psychology with artificial intelligence, wine making with international communications, music with biomedicine. With such generous choice and scope, you’ll become the person who makes a difference in the way that you want to.
With around 50% of our students undertaking graduate study, more than any other Australian university, you’ll be studying in a supportive and rewarding environment. You can enrol into one of over 340 graduate programmes, ranging from graduate certificates and diplomas, masters by coursework through to masters by research and PhD programmes.
Where will I study?
The University’s founding campus in Parkville is just a short walk from the famed cobblestone lanes, hidden bars, live music venues, arts and culture, multicultural culinary delights and world-class shopping of Melbourne. The Parkville campus has world-class sports facilities and over 40 places to buy your morning coffee! The University also has a rowing boat shed on the Yarra River and a ski lodge in the mountains.
Located in the heart of the city’s arts precinct, Southbank campus is home to the University’s acclaimed music, visual and performing arts programmes. In the city’s west, Werribee campus boasts some of the world’s most advanced veterinary facilities at the University’s Animal Hospital. Further out are our rural campuses: Dookie, Creswick and Shepparton.
Where can I stay?
University accommodation is where you can call home and the launch pad for your university experience. You’ll have access to a range of trusted accommodation options and enjoy a complete residential experience, connected to the University. Dedicated staff are also available to support you while you study and there is a range of inclusions to enhance your university experience.
We support you while you study
Wherever you are, and whatever your passion, with a Melbourne Scholarship you can turn ambition into achievement. The University of Melbourne has one of the most generous scholarship programmes in Australia. Scholarships, prizes and grants can propel you to new heights and help you explore new opportunities. Scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate and graduate research degrees and may also be awarded throughout your degree for merit or need. Find out more about scholarships at the University of Melbourne, by following the links on the Scholarships and Funding page.