The University of Melbourne
Student population: 60,000
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 moments and breakthroughs 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.
We’re known for doing degrees a little differently. Our unique curriculum supports you to explore your passions and develop new skills, giving you a toolkit for success. We want you to leave with a degree as individual as you. How else are you going to make your mark on the world?
Ranked number 1 in Australia and 14 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024), the University of Melbourne is placed among the world’s best. The University is also ranked eighth in the world for graduate employability (2022 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 needed 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.
Everything you need to know
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 the Melbourne curriculum allows you to combine over 100 areas of study, you’re free to shape the degree that will ultimately shape your world. You can blend 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: Knowledgeable and well-rounded, in high demand globally, someone who can think critically and creatively, speak persuasively, adapt to new challenges and collaborate with your peers. Undergraduate degrees at Melbourne 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
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 choose from over 400 graduate courses in our 18 graduate schools, ranging from graduate certificates and diplomas, masters by coursework through to masters by research and PhD programmes. You might have completed your undergraduate degree and have fallen in love with an area you never even knew existed when you started. Or, you might have studied your degree at another institution and are looking for a high-quality graduate school experience to give you the edge in an ever-competitive jobs market. Find out more about graduate degrees at study.unimelb.edu.au
Research at Melbourne
Melbourne is a research-led university and our researchers are at the forefront in fields as diverse as medicine, climate change, law, art conservation and nanotechnology. Learn more about graduate research options at study.unimelb.edu.au/study-with-us/graduate-research
Learn from the best
Our academic staff are your tutors, lecturers and mentors and will guide you through your degree and prepare you for your career. Leaders in industry and research, our academics include community, government and business experts, as well as Nobel Laureates and Rhodes Scholars.
Consistently ranked the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne is fun, safe and multicultural. The city has international ties to research and industry, including science, agriculture, government, the arts and commerce. We’re part of the fabric of Melbourne and of Victoria, giving you invaluable opportunities to engage with organisations through internships with business and community groups, applied research projects and overseas study groups. The University’s founding campus in Parkville is just a short walk from the famed cobblestone lanes, hidden bars, music venues, arts and culture, multicultural culinary delights and world-class shopping of Melbourne. Parkville Campus has world-class sports facilities and more than 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 Melbourne’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 Animal Hospital. Further out from the city are our rural campuses: Dookie, Creswick and Shepparton.
University accommodation is where you can call home and is 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 schemes in Australia. Scholarships and prizes can propel you to new heights and help explore new opportunities. Scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate and graduate research degrees and can also be awarded throughout your degree for merit or need. Search our range of scholarships at scholarships.unimelb.edu.au.