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 Singapore 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 Singapore community in Melbourne, so you can feel assured that you will feel at home.

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.

  • # 1 in Australia
  • # 33 in the world
  • # 500+ enrolled Singapore 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 Singapore Polytechnic Diplomas. 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 Singapore, 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.

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) student

Alister Yim


"One thing I didn’t expect to learn at university is to be very independent and proactive. Let go of expectations and put yourself out there. Friends and student activities make student living a whole lot more enjoyable.The support services on campus have helped me by ensuring that I am well on track with my education, by providing channels to ensure that I get there smoothly."

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

Singapore Students Society

The Singapore Students Society (SSS) is an organization that aims to provide a support network for Singaporean students to meet and interact with one another to recreate a ‘Singaporean Identity’ to help members feel at home away from home.

UniMelb Student Union (UMSU)

UMSU is an organisation run by students, for students. They strive to help you make the most of your time at University of Melbourne by meeting new people, having fun and exploring your passions outside of your degree.

Elaine Lew
Regional Manager (Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei)

Elaine has about 20 years of experience in the higher education sector, currently leading student recruitment for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei at the University of Melbourne.  Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, she has held several other positions within the education sector, which includes both Universities in Singapore and the United Kingdom.

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