• 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
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We didn't become world-class by doing what others do

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 Melbourne, 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 on stopping anytime soon. That’s where you come in. When you join the University of Melbourne you’ll learn from some of the world’s  nest thinkers and innovators and alongside other ambitious and talented students.

Ranked 32 in the world and number one in Australia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, ARWU 2019), the University of Melbourne is among the world’s best. It is 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.

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 (ARWU 2019). 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
  • Have an enviable launch pad for a brilliant career

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. Similar to US qualifications, 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 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 network of partnerships in over 45 countries.

University of Melbourne campuses

The University’s founding campus in Parkville is just a short walk from the famed cobblestone lanes, 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, the Southbank campus is home to the University’s acclaimed music, visual and performing arts programmes. New student visual arts studios and a world-class music conservatorium and recital centre have recently opened.

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 are our three rural campuses at Dookie, Creswick and Shepparton.

Undergraduate studies

Our bachelor degrees ensure that you gain deep knowledge in your chosen discipline but also challenge you to study up to 25% of your courses from other disciplines. This means that you will gain an advantage over other graduates because you’ll learn to approach problems from different ways of thinking, understand different methods of enquiry and develop interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. 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. The University’s undergraduate degrees 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 offered by our 11 graduate schools:

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Education
  • Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Government
  • Law and Government
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science
  • Music, Visual 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.

Our students are inspired by academic staff who include Nobel Laureates, eminent scholars, award-winning researchers and other internationally renowned thinkers. To learn more about the impact of our world-changing research please visit the University of Melbourne's Pursuit website.

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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