Victoria University - VU

    Victoria University - VU
    Victoria University - VU
    World Rank: 401–500thth by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1916

    Victoria University was established in 1991, although its predecessor institutions date back to 1916. VU is one of just a few dual-sector institutions in Australia. It now has nearly 40,000 individuals enrolled in higher education, vocational education, and training on its campuses. As a dual-sector university, students may quickly go from vocational to postsecondary learning - from a certificate or diploma course to a bachelor's or even a doctoral certification through fieldwork or research.

    VU has world-class research possibilities, with 28 research fields ranking at or above the global average in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations. Researchers create innovative technologies and tackle real-world challenges to help societies become wiser, happier, and more sustainable. Among the amenities are modern classroom spaces, simulation laboratories, robotics, high-performance testing, industry-supported facilities such as the Cisco cybersecurity centre and the SAP Next-Gen Lab, and cutting-edge technologies for vocational skill development.

    Why choose Victoria University?

    • Courses with Industry Accreditation: Many of the programs are recognised by industry organisations, confirming the relevance of their courses and boosting our alumni' career success.
    • Workplace Learning and Development: Work-integrated learning (WIL) blends real-world professional experiences with academic theory and is graded. Work placements, client-led projects, industry-focused research, fieldwork, cadetships, apprenticeships, and simulations are among the WIL possibilities available.
    • Industry-Related Projects and Placements: An obligatory placement or industrial project is required for several VU courses. These hands-on learning experiences apply to various subjects, including business, engineering, health, and education. You will improve your employability by bringing classroom information to the industry, acquiring hands-on skills, and getting exposure to Australian workplace contexts through placements. 
    • Small class sizes: You study in smaller groups and enjoy more one-on-one time with your teachers. Studying in one group at a time will assist you in adjusting to university life in Australia and forming stronger bonds with classmates and mentors. This will also help you acquire confidence in sharing thoughts and debating issues.

    Over 4000 business partners work with the university to ensure that its courses are appropriate to industry demands and that graduates are job-ready. They give chances for students to get valuable industry experience through valuable work placements and assist in developing courses that include the most recent industry insights and technology. As a result, VU alumni have the most exemplary cooperative, team, interpersonal, and technical abilities in Victoria.

    University Highlights

    University Type


    Established Year

    1991 (Received a university status)

    Number of Courses

    More than 70 courses

    Tuition Fees

    A$25000 - A$35000


    Feb, Jul, Aug & Nov.

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are in February, July, August and November.


    • The VU International Scholarship provides a 10% tuition price discount for the length of approved studies.
    • The VU Global Leaders Scholarship provides a 20% tuition price discount for the length of approved courses.
    • Route To Victoria Scholarship: The Scholarship is worth up to A$2500 as a one-time payment to be deposited into the VU student account upon completion of the pathway course.
    • The VU Future Leaders Scholarship (International) provides 20% off tuition for the first two semesters. After two semesters, candidates will be evaluated for scholarship extension depending on academic achievement. This equates to a 10% tuition reduction every semester for the balance of their study.

    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





    Nursing, Teaching and Education




    All other undergraduate




    All other postgraduate





    What are the fees to study at the university?

    The costs depend upon the courses you apply for. The programs can cost anywhere from $25000 to $35000 per year.

    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?

    There are campuses in Melbourne's Central Business District, Melbourne's Western Region, and Sydney.

    What are the main intake dates?

    The main intakes are in February, July, August 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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