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.

Ranked #1 in Australia, #33 in the world, and #8 globally for graduate employability, fourteen of our subject areas rank among the top 20 in the world.

Melbourne is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world to live, work and study. Many of our Middle Eastern 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 Middle Eastern community in Melbourne, so you can feel assured that you will feel at home.

  • # 1 in Australia
  • # 33 in the world
  • # 400+ enrolled Middle Eastern students
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

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 Israel Bagrut certificate. 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 Vietnam, 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.

Proudly multicultural, our diverse student community is represented by more than 200 clubs and societies.

Lebanese Students Society

MULSS is a cultural club dedicated to celebrating all things Lebanon – from food, to language, to the creative arts! Every year the Society holds an array of cultural, social and professional events. These include Lebanese barbecue lunches, career mentoring sessions, end-of-exam parties and movie nights with the Lebanese Film Festival.

Arabic Language Society

The Arabic Language Society (ArLS) was established to be the port of call for everyone interested in Arabic, whether you’re a beginner learner, native speaker, or anything in between! By hosting fun and social events throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and develop your Arabic.

Meet Jon Dixon

Regional Manager

Jon is the Regional Manager for student engagement in the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Jon’s passion for helping international students started 15 years ago in a boutique English language school in Cambridge, UK. Since 2008 he has helped students study in Australia. In his spare time he is a keen follower of many sports, and enjoys soccer, golf and travelling.

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