Victoria University

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Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Entry requirements

Victoria University can offer international students admission if they meet:
academic requirements
English language requirements
In some cases, there may be additional or supplementary entry requirements.
Bachelor Degrees
Entry into undergraduate courses generally requires students to have completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 certificate. There may be GTE requirements to meet.
Visit the VU website to have a look at the list of international academic requirements to be met for bachelor degrees.
Master is Degrees
Entry into a master is degree requires students to have completed an undergraduate qualification that is comparable to an Australian bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma.
Visit the VU website to have a look at the list of international academic requirements to be met for masters degrees.


Some of the facilities students will benefit from across the University is campuses include…
Sports Facilities
Students will enjoy working out at this leading sports university. VU is personal trainers are educated, certified and experienced professionals. They can help students tone, strengthen and have a good time.
The University is health & fitness centres offer:
gyms on multiple campuses
group exercise classes
an aquatic centre - with a 25m swimming pool, aqua classes, swimming lessons
indoor sports courts
an athletics track
tennis courts and more
Creative Arts Facilities
Students enjoy access to several creative arts spaces and services - such as the
Design Studio that offers a work environment for final year graphic design students
Kindred Studios that offers all music and sound production students the opportunity to study at a working arts industry facility
VU also has its own dedicated music rehearsal, performance and recording spaces as well as a huge range of equipment available.
VU student housing is in a convenient and friendly apartment complex, less than 7km from the heart of Melbourne, close to public transport. It's just a short walk to classes at its Footscray Park Campus, giving students easy access to on-campus facilities and services including:
the University library
sporting facilities including a gym and indoor swimming pool
support services


Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education [THE] World University Rankings 2018), and number 53 in the THE Young University Rankings 2017, Victoria University (VU) is a world-class institution for international students to attend.
Welcoming 14,400 international students from more than 100 different countries around the world, VU is a truly global institution. Over 8,800 of those students are based at VU partner universities in Asia, making it a leader in transnational education, while some 5,600 students study at VU in Melbourne - the world is most liveable city.
VU is committed to providing innovative education - being the first and only Australian university to introduce a ground-breaking subject-by-subject style of teaching for its first year undergraduate students.
With practical learning experiences made possible through its strong industry and community connections with more than 5,000 organisations, VU prepares students for success in their future careers by giving them a taste of real-world work settings.
The University offers hundreds of courses to choose from, meaning students will have no trouble finding the perfect course to suit their passion and career interests. VU is computer science, engineering and technology courses rank among the best in Australia (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2018), and it offers more sports-related courses than any other university in Australia. As a dual-sector university, VU also provides vocational education and training through its TAFE provider, Victoria University Polytechnic. Pathways to university are central to the VU ethos, and students can choose from a wide range of English language programs, foundation studies, diplomas and pre-master is courses, depending on their ultimate study and career goals.
The University works in collaboration with distinguished organisations around the world to provide brilliant research opportunities. Its degree programmes leave students with an internationally-recognised qualification that prepares them for a job after they graduate.
The University has a world-class reputation and holds state-of-the-art facilities, such as an exercise and sports science learning zone, which cost a huge A$68 million to make.
VU holds eight campuses in Melbourne, which was voted the world is most liveable city for the last seven years running. Being close to the cosmopolitan city centre with its various cafes, restaurants, museums and galleries means students will no doubt enjoy their time away from their studies, too.

Scholarships & funding

All scholarship applicants must meet VU is academic entry requirements, in addition to any eligibility requirements for the scholarship. Some on offer are…
VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship
The VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship recognises and rewards international student achievement in Business (Enterprise), Information Technology or Engineering. No application is required for this scholarship. Students are automatically assessed upon completion of their first semester.
Students must have achieved at least a distinction in each unit in the first semester of their diploma at their VU College in Melbourne.
Value: AUD2,000 grant for the second semester of studies
VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
The VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS) is for international students with excellent academic qualifications who wish to participate in postgraduate research programs in Australia.
The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement.
Value: AUD 27,082 (annual stipend)
More on scholarships at VU…

Study options

Study areas offered across VU is colleges include…
VU scored 5 stars in the 2018 Good Universities Guide for skills development for humanities, culture and social sciences, and social work.
The University has on offer some of Australia's most progressive business courses. Its MBA was ranked in Tier 1 by CEO Magazine in 2018.
Computers & IT
Victoria University is computer science subjects rank second in Victoria and ninth in Australia by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 by Subject. Its industry connections include global brands such as Cisco, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Inspur.
There is a huge variety of education courses that students can choose from at Victoria University. Its Bachelor of Education (P-12) includes at least 80 days of supervised teaching, which is 25 per cent more placement hours than required by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
Engineering & Science
The University scored 5 stars in the 2018 Good Universities Guide for learner engagement in science and mathematics. With cutting-edge courses and state-of-the-art laboratories, its engineering discipline is a strong performer, ranking 14th in Australia for engineering and technology subjects by the THE 2018 subject rankings.
Health & Biomedicine
VU covers a wide range of areas including dermal sciences, nursing and paramedicine for students to choose from.
Law & Justice
Victoria University provides a range of courses for legal practice, legal administration, management or specialist roles.
Sports & Exercise
VU is Australia's largest provider of teaching programs in sport and exercise science. It offers workplace learning opportunities with more than 300 sport industry employers.
Students can choose from a range of courses in building and construction, hospitality, beauty, and more through the University is vocational education and training provider, Victoria University Polytechnic.
Visit the website for more programme details.

Teaching quality

VU enjoys an international reputation for teaching and research excellence in a variety of study areas, including business, engineering, information systems, education and sport. 
The Team
Teaching at VU is supported by a multifaceted team of learning designers. Its focus is on the multiple connections that exist between learning, teaching, scholarship, disciplines, work and innovation. The team works on these connections to improve student experience.
The team offers support with:
curriculum design 
technology-enhanced learning
policy issues related to learning and teaching
Curriculum Quality
Courses are designed to align with the appropriate Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level
VU is courses align with professional accrediting bodies (where required) to allow successful students admission into professional fields, industries or professional bodies that have standards or accreditation requirements
The VU Quality and Standards Framework assures quality and standards in learning and teaching at VU

What's new

College of Business trimester intake
The College of Business i Postgraduate by Coursework courses are now being delivered using a trimester model, with three study periods being offered in 2018 (March, July and November).
Apply now for the 5 November intake - students who commence in November can study over the summer break.
For students choosing to study during the November trimester, they have the ability to complete their courses earlier, which means they are able to graduate more quickly and save on living costs.
As a result of the new trimester timetable, Semester 1 will begin a week later while Semester 2 will commence a week earlier.
First Year Model
For over 100 years, degrees have been taught more or less the same way around Australia and abroad.
However, times have changed, and so have industry and employer needs. Students are expected to graduate with practical, real-world applicable skills, able to handle the stresses that come with everyday working life.
That is why Victoria University has developed the First Year Model - with student success in mind.
Starting this year, the first year of all bachelor degrees taught at Melbourne campuses see units delivered in a more focused way, one at a time. Students will have more one-on-one time with their educators as they complete each unit, and a significantly more immersive, collaborative and enriching learning experience.
The model is designed to ease student transition into university life. It not only develops their skills as confident and independent learners, but also sets them up for success for the rest of their degree and beyond. More about this…

University Ranking

Diversity Index - Rank: 101

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 5.7%

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 20.290

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 9.100

Undergraduate Value

A$ 24.300

Postgraduate Value

A$ 25.700

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6.5

Undergraduate : 6


Post Graduate : 79

Undergraduate : 67

Australia Awards Fellowships

Up to AUD $25,000

Australia Awards fellowships are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. These fellowships provide opportunities for fellows to undertake short-term study and professional development in Australia.

All international

For further information, please contact the university website.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Tuition fees, living allowance, Overseas Student Health Cover and academic support.

Australia Awards scholarships are long-term development awards, offered by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the long-term development needs of Australia's partner countries.

All international

For further information, please contact the university website.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Please contact the provider

Endeavour scholarships and fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government. The awards support overseas citizens to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.

All international

For further information, please contact the university website.

Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship

A$27,082.00 (US$ 21,184) a year

The Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship assists international students who wish to participate in postgraduate research programs in Australia. It replaces the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS). The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Competition is intense and only those applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful.

All international

Apply through the online application system.

VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

A$27,082.00 (US$ 21,184) a year

The VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (VUIPRS) is for international students with excellent academic qualifications who wish to participate in postgraduate research programs in Australia. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Competition for this scholarship is intense and only those applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful.

All international

Apply through the online application system.

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 3.9 / 5

Admission Process : 4 / 5

Scholarships : 4 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 4 / 5