Why choose Melbourne?
A vital part of the City of Melbourne, The University of Melbourne is a beautiful campus that combines contemporary architecture and sustainable design with historic sandstone buildings. But our real pride lies within our people and our achievements. We have a reputation as a world-class institution and we are consistently ranked as the top university in Australia.*
*Ranked Number 1 in Australia in the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Study in a rich environment
Whether you are living in Melbourne, rural Australia, or coming to us from around the world, you will:
- Study in an atmosphere of intellectual excitement supported by excellent facilities and access to some of Australia's best libraries and online resources
- Benefit from the wealth of cultural, institutional and recreational opportunities available
- Enjoy a learning community and curriculum that is internationally and culturally diverse
- Study alongside highly motivated and successful students
- Find students who are active in clubs, sport, community service and reaching out for international experiences.
The best and brightest students from many different backgrounds choose to study here. Diversity is valued, multiculturalism is celebrated, and the integrity of the individual is respected. At the University of Melbourne, you'll have the opportunity to make lifelong friends from around Australia and the globe.
The world is your classroom
The University's bilateral agreements with international institutions are extensive and span 45 countries. Our collaboration with other top universities around the world through membership of Universitas 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, and our partnerships in research and exchange means that your experience at the University of Melbourne will be a global one.
These agreements enable visits by academic staff, cultural exchange, joint research and opportunities for you through student study abroad and exchange.
Learn from the best
Known throughout the world as a leading international university, we have always been at the forefront of tertiary education in Australia. The courses we offer embody our longstanding commitment to leadership and innovation in higher education. To find the course that's right for you, try using our Course Search or browse through a student prospectus.
Our academic staff are consistently recognised for their inspiration to students and commitment to excellence. Our teachers are of the highest calibre and have made their mark on the world. They can help you to make your mark too.
Find out more about our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
Benefit from excellent global career outcomes
Our aim is to produce exceptional graduates with the skills and attributes necessary to succeed in the changing work environments of the 21st century.
Through the Melbourne Experience we expect our graduates to become:
- Academically excellent;
- Knowledgeable across disciplines;
- Leaders in communities;
- Attuned to cultural diversity;
- Active global citizens.
A degree from the University of Melbourne is portable and is recognised world-wide.
Your degree will open up educational and professional opportunities for you to pursue either within Australia or internationally.
High-profile employers from Australia and around the world actively recruit our graduates, who stand out with their problem-solving skills, capacity for independent critical thought and leadership potential. International organisations recruiting on campus include Accenture, IBM, KPMG, Macquarie Bank and PriceWaterhouseCoopers to name a few.