The University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading public research university, attracting more than 60,000 students from 160 countries each year. Established in 1853, it has grown to become an international leader in research, learning and teaching.

Melbourne is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world to live, work and study. Many of our Indian students get involved in our great community by joining student clubs, participating in music, cultural and sporting events, or indulging in the array of international cuisines. There is a large Indian community in Melbourne, so you can feel assured that you will feel at home.

Ranked #1 in Australia, #34 in the world, and #8 globally for graduate employability, fourteen of our subject areas rank among the top 20 in the world.

  • # 1 in Australia
  • # 34 in the world
  • # 1,300+ enrolled Indian students
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Our entry requirements

We accept the International Baccalaureate, A levels and US High School Diplomas curriculum for direct entry. We also accept students who graduate with a CBSE All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) / CISCE Indian School Certificate (ISC). Students must achieve the minimum overall GPA in Year 12, have completed any course prerequisite subjects and meet English language requirements to be eligible for direct entry into a bachelor degree.

For students who do not attend one of the approved gifted high schools or those students who do not wish to complete Year 12 in India, Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) is the University’s preferred foundation studies program and pathway for international students seeking entry into the University’s undergraduate degrees.

International student scholarships

We have recently expanded the number of scholarships available to support undergraduate and graduate students who want to take up study with us in 2022.

Whether you're a new or current student, you could be eligible for a number of merit-based scholarships of A$10,000 or more, wherever you are in the world.

We have increased the number of available international student scholarships as part of our commitment to supporting our global student community, diversity and growing future global citizens and leaders.

Learn more about our scholarships for students from India

Bachelor of Biomedicine student

Sherine Abraham

I admire the versatility of the course structure at Melbourne - it's tailored to allow studnets to explore various areas without limitations. In fact, one of our core subjects (Experimental Design and Data Analysis) was pivotal in aiding my decision for further study.

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Melbourne University Indian Club

Indian club aims provide fun and frivolity for students of sub-continental origin. MUIC holds a number of events throughout the year that aim to integrate university students from different faculties and cultural backgrounds and immerse them in rich Indian culture.

Indian Graduate Students Society

The Indian Graduate Students Society aims to make life easier for new Indian students in Melbourne and bringing current students together in a vibrant professional and recreational network. They understand that leaving Mom’s garma garam khaana and moving to a new country can be challenging, and getting used to no honking or roadside panipuri stalls can be even more daunting!

Bollywood Club

We are bringing the Bollywood magic to Melbourne University. Whether you want to widen your Bollywood exposure with Movie Screenings & Trivia Night, or learn the Bollywood craft with dance lessons or just chill out in the Theme Party, come along with friends and Relive Bollywood with us. Our club also aims to build a platform where people from all cultures can come together and enjoy the magic which is popularly known as “Bollywood”.

Vandita Bhargava
Country Manager (India & Nepal)

Vandita has over 16 years of experience in the international higher educational sector. She is currently managing the student recruitment vertical for India, Nepal & Bhutan at the University of Melbourne and has expertise in student engagement and recruitment. Prior to joining the education sector, Vandita has worked in the advertising and media domain and has traveled extensively across the globe. In her spare time, Vandita likes to read and spend time in outdoor adventure activities.

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