The University of Melbourne

    The University of Melbourne
    World Rank: 33.0rd by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1853

    The University of Melbourne is an Australian public research institution based in Melbourne. It is Australia's second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria, founded in 1853. Its primary campus is in Parkville, an inner-city area north of Melbourne's central business district, and it has numerous satellite campuses around Victoria.

    The University of Melbourne comprises ten faculties, including all critical research and teaching areas.

    • Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning 
    • Faculty of Arts Faculty of Business and Economics 
    • Melbourne Graduate School of Education
    • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
    • Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
    • Melbourne Law School
    • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    • Faculty of Science
    • Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

    Melbourne are well-known for providing students with an experience that is much more than just scheduled instruction. The main Parkville campus is accessible to public transportation, cafés, shopping, arts and sports events, and lodging. Students will discover a dizzying choice of cultural events on campus, whether it's theatre, comedy, cinema, or public lectures, and it's simple to meet individuals with similar interests by joining one of over 200 associated clubs and societies. Most students live in one of the university's ten residential colleges, which allows them to establish an academic and social network quickly. Each college offers athletic and cultural programs to supplement the educational experience at the heart of university life.

    Over 8,000 scholarly and technical staff members serve a dynamic student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 overseas students from over 130 countries. Courses at the University of Melbourne stand out because they are designed after those at leading schools worldwide. Students spend a year investigating several topic areas before deciding on a major. They also study areas outside their chosen discipline, providing Melbourne students with a breadth of knowledge that distinguishes them.

    At Melbourne, you'll get the most out of your research school experience by studying hard, in small classrooms directed by professionals, and with individuals who share your profound interests and aspirations. Work towards a professional designation or join the world-changing researchers with advanced degrees in research.

    University Rankings

    The University of Melbourne is one of Parkville's best public universities. In the QS World University Rankings 2023, it is rated 33rd.

    University Highlights

    University Type

    Public Research

    Established Year


    Number of Courses

    207 undergraduates & 204 postgraduates

    Tuition Fees

    $30000 - $50000


    May, June & November

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are in May, June and November.


    • Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship: Tuition fees are waived during the regular full-time term of an undergraduate degree.
    • National Merit Scholarship Program: During the first semester of enrollment, an $8000 one-time payment is made.
    • International Undergraduate Scholarship for Melbourne: $10,000 fee waiver in the first year of an undergraduate degree, 50% fee waiver for the course (up to three years), or 100% fee waiver for the course duration (up to three years).
    • Undergraduate International Partner Scholarship in Commerce: 50% tuition reduction for the length of the course (up to three years).
    • Melbourne Principles Scholarship: The first enrollment semester includes a $5000 one-time payment.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Work Experience (if any)
    4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    5. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    6. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirements





    Undergraduate & Masters




    MBA, Masters in Philosophy, Creative Arts & Law




    Education & Teaching





    What are the fees to study at the college?

    The costs depend upon the courses you apply for. The cost can range from $30000 to $50000 per annum.

    Can I work part-time as a student in Australia?

    Yes, you can work for 40 hours per fortnight during semester sessions and unlimited during semester break. This is to ensure that you are focused on your studies.

    Where is the university located?

    Its primary campus is in Parkville, an inner-city area north of Melbourne's central business district, and it has numerous satellite campuses around Victoria.

    What are the main intake dates?

    The main intakes are in May, June and November.

    Is it necessary for me to satisfy language requirements?

    Yes, the candidate must meet the language standards outlined above in the section on language requirements. IELTS, TOEFL, & PTE tests are recognised.

    Does the University provide scholarships to international students?

    Yes, the university does provide scholarships to international students. For more info, see the scholarship section of the article.


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