The University of Melbourne : Finances, Eligibility and Campus Facilities

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With a proud history of innovation and forward-thinking, the University of Melbourne is a contemporary, thriving, and dynamic community. Students can study at the university’s founding campus in Parkville, in the heart of Melbourne, or one of the university’s six specialist campuses across Victoria.

While the University of Melbourne has extensive library resources and modern tuition spaces, it also offers students over 100 research centres, galleries, museums, performance and exhibition spaces, creative studios, a 3D printing lab, a fully functioning veterinary clinic and even a vineyard. Best of all, students will learn and be inspired by true global leaders who write the textbooks and not just teach from them.


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University ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities QS World University Rankings Times Higher Education World University Rankings
2022 2021 2020 2024 2023 2022 2023 2022 2021
32 33 35 14 33 37 34 33 31
+1 +2 +19 +4 -1 -2



How much will it cost?

Average tuition fees per year Living costs
A$41,600 A$38,760 A$23,790 A$17,810
Undergraduate Postgraduate Living costs To live on campus


The University of Melbourne offers a range of scholarships and other forms of financial aid, and has recently increased the number of scholarships to support international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in 2022. These are offered on academic merit.

As part of the university’s commitment to supporting the global student community, the number of international student scholarships has been increased.

The Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship is offered to all international students undertaking an undergraduate degree. All applicants will be automatically assessed for the scholarship and the scholarships provides either a:

  • A$10,000 tuition fee remission in the first year of an undergraduate degree
  • 50 per cent fee remission for the three-year duration of an undergraduate degree, or
  • 100 per cent fee remission for the three-year duration of an undergraduate degree

Ryan’s experience

Ryan is an international student from Malaysia, studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in electrical systems. As a recipient of an International Undergraduate Scholarship, he hasn’t had to take a part-time job while studying due to the financial support provided by Melbourne.

The Melbourne Graduate Scholarship is awarded to committed undergraduates who are enrolled in the University of Melbourne’s graduate programs across a range of faculties. To qualify for this scholarship, students should be:

  • commencing an eligible graduate coursework degree, or
  • currently enrolled in an eligible coursework degree

Eligible students, chosen on academic merit, will be automatically considered for the Melbourne Graduate Scholarship which carries an award of A$5,000.



Entry requirements

The following are the entry requirements for international students to the University of Melbourne:

Undergraduate degrees

Students applying to undergraduate programs at the University of Melbourne need to have:

  • completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • met any additional requirements, such as prerequisite tests or subjects, portfolios and auditions for application to their preferred undergraduate degree

Postgraduate degrees

To be eligible for admission to postgraduate programs, students need to have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution overseas. Those wishing to do a doctorate need to have undertaken study at the honours and masters level in their chosen discipline. Other qualifications and work experience are also considered.

English requirements

International students from a non-English speaking background need to meet the University of Melbourne’s English language requirements to be considered for entry.

Tests that are deemed valid to determine English proficiency include the IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English (academic tests) or Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

If, however, applicants have completed an undergraduate or a graduate degree, taught and assessed in English, of at least two years duration, then they may be exempted from submitting evidence of English proficiency, or may have to show evidence of having worked in an English-speaking environment, depending on how long it has been since their previous degree.


Campus and Facilities


At the University of Melbourne, students can explore a wide range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and lifestyles. Living in student accommodation allows students to be part of a vibrant community and savour the residential experience offered by the university, while being well-looked after by dedicated staff.

There are two categories to choose from: university accommodation, which is university-owned and partnered, and residential colleges. All options are close to campus, secure and have different amenities and recreational facilities. The university guarantees a place for all international students and if plans change beyond their control or they don’t receive an offer, students are not locked into an accommodation agreement.

Students can apply and indicate their preferences for multiple residences. The university recommends applying early to have the best chance of securing preferred accommodation – students don’t need to have an offer already or be enrolled to apply.

Student accommodation at the University of Melbourne has become a home-away-from-home for countless students from all around Australia and the world. The general set up varies depending upon students’ choice, from multiple bedroom and single bedroom apartments with private bathrooms in university accommodation to single bedroom (like a dorm) and common bathrooms and hangout spaces in the residential colleges. All student accommodation has a unique atmosphere, and they all offer a stimulating and encouraging environment to help students make lifelong friends, build enduring connections, and join a thriving global network.


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