The University of Melbourne - a distinctive contribution to society in research.
Established in 1853, The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, teaching and knowledge transfer.
As a fine academic institution, Melbourne honours its traditional promise to uphold the scholarly values of intellectual freedom, honesty, openness and rigour.
As a fine research institution, The University of Melbourne seeks to strengthen its core intellectual disciplines, open new paths to scientific understanding and support critical and creative endeavour in fields that do not fit conventional research paradigms.
As a fine teaching institution, The University of Melbourne aims to attract the brightest student cohorts from the widest range of backgrounds, offering an outstanding educational experience.
As a public-spirited institution, The University of Melbourne declares its intention to make research, student learning and external engagement serve public ends. This includes taking up pressing societal problems in research, producing graduates prepared for responsibility, and promoting inquiry and open debate based on evidence and reason.
As an internationally engaged institution, Melbourne undertakes to work with overseas colleagues and students to meet global challenges with intelligence, ingenuity and respect for humanity.
As a university with a strong sense of place, Melbourne reaffirms the unique virtues of its campus locale, where face-to-face teaching remains the norm, where scholars gather from across the globe, and where learning communities embrace evolving technologies. This is a place where great scholars lead talented students to open their minds, share wisdom and face the great unknowns: a place where each new generation can define a future that it values.
Scholarships & funding
If you’re in your final year of secondary study and expecting a high ATAR, make the most of it with a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship. Our residential colleges award around $6.5 million in assistance each year. Or maybe you're in line for a relocation allowance to help you with the move. Our Melbourne National Merit Scholarship pays $8000 to eligible students moving to Melbourne from parts of Australia outside Victoria.
Why study at The University of Melbourne
Because the Melbourne Model allows you to combine over 100 areas of study, you’re free to shape the degree that’ll 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.
Australia ranked #2 study abroad country
Australia has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in the world for 2020! With everything from the tranquility of the Gold Coast beaches to the adventure of the Australian Alps, take a trip “Down Under” and discover why Australia is a great choice for an exceptional study abroad experience.
Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave. The Parkville campus is situated within a renowned knowledge precinct, which includes eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide range of knowledge-based industries.
Our Burnley campus is dedicated to environmental and ornamental horticulture, with nine hectares of heritage-listed gardens.
In Creswick you’ll find Australia’s only dedicated forest ecosystem science campus, focusing on conservation, forest industry and molecular biology research.
The Dookie campus has played a pivotal role in the development of agriculture and agricultural teaching and learning in Australia since 1886. It remains a focal point for key research, teaching and technology development, helping to shape the future of agriculture in Australia.
The Shepparton Medical Centre campus specialises in rural health and clinical education.
At Southbank campus, within the city’s lively creative arts precinct, you’ll find the University’s acclaimed music and visual and performing arts faculty. Southbank campus is purpose built for the creative arts, and features sound and dance stages, animation studios, cinemas and visual arts studios.
In the city’s west, the Werribee campus boasts some of the world’s most advanced veterinary facilities at the University’s Animal Hospital.
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