Information for parents overseas

Welcome to Melbourne

We are honoured that you and your child are considering the University of Melbourne as a study destination.

The University of Melbourne has been an international leader in research, teaching and learning for more than 160 years. Students from over 150 countries choose to study at the University of Melbourne, because of the quality of teaching, learning and research.

The University of Melbourne is a popular destination for international students because of its global reputation for delivering high quality programs and our location in the heart of the city voted the world’s most liveable for three years in a row.

Because the University is host to so many international students, we offer a large range of services and support programs which will assist your child in adjusting to living and studying in a new country.

As parents and guardians, we know you play an important role in providing advice, information and support to your son or daughter as they plan for their future and consider their tertiary study options. We also know that as a parent of a child who will be moving countries to study, you have particular information needs.

We have developed this webpage specifically for parents and guardians of our international students, to help you guide your child through the process of choosing a university. It includes information about how to apply, course fees, scholarships and the services and support we can offer your child while they are studying with us.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

I wish your son or daughter every success in their future studies.

Carmel Murphy
Executive Director, International
The University of Melbourne