Invest in your future

Did you know that, on average, Australians with a graduate degree earn $24 000 more than those with a bachelors degree?1

Employers are looking for people who have a demonstrated commitment to their chosen career. The University of Melbourne’s graduate degrees will prepare you with the expertise you need now while also giving you the knowledge you’ll need to take your career to the next level in the future.

Studying at Melbourne, in the heart of the world’s most liveable city, will give you access to professional networks and a world standard suite of graduate programs – with over 400 courses to choose from.

The University of Melbourne ranks seventh in the world for the employability of our graduates.2 You’ll be taught by inspirational academic staff who are internationally renowned researchers and industry leaders, learning in a professional environment that is tailored for graduate study.

Set yourself apart as a leader in your field and explore our graduate courses now.

What can I study?

Graduate courses can vary in length from six months to four years, and we offer full time, part time and flexible learning options to fit in with your busy lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking to enter a completely new professional area, or looking to enhance your knowledge and expertise in your existing career, we offer over 400 graduate courses covering a huge range of discipline areas including:

  • Architecture, building, planning and design
  • Arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Business and economics
  • Education
  • Engineering and IT
  • Health
  • Law
  • Music and visual and performing arts
  • Science
  • Veterinary and agricultural sciences.

What financial support is there?

At the University of Melbourne, we have over 1,200 scholarships available to both domestic and international students.

We offer many different types of scholarships such as housing grants, course fee assistance, research bursaries, one-off payments, travel grants, and more.


To help fund your graduate study, Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for Australian students in a number of graduate degrees at Melbourne.

You could also organise funding from your employer, defer payment through FEE-HELP, or even deduct tuition fees and other costs from your taxable income.

You might also be eligible for Graduate Access Melbourne. Evidence of the University of Melbourne’s commitment to providing education opportunities for students from a range of backgrounds, Graduate Access Melbourne is our special entry scheme for graduate students. By applying for Graduate Access Melbourne at the same time as you apply for your graduate course at Melbourne, you can be assured that circumstances that have affected your previous tertiary study will be considered when we assess your application.

Graduate Access Melbourne could help you:

  • Be accepted into the course of your choice
  • Secure a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
  • Receive a scholarship or bursary.


We have a range of resources available to international students to help you plan your time with us and ensure you are financially supported.

Make sure you have a look through our comprehensive range of scholarships. Some scholarships are offered when you commence your degree; others are available once you are a student here. As all our scholarships have different selection criteria, you should note which ones you're eligible for and what you might need to apply.

1 Postgraduate Destinations 2015, Graduate Careers Australia
2 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2018