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 South Korean 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 South Korean 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
  • # 250+ enrolled South Korean 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 Korean College Scholastic Administrative Test (CSAT). 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 South Korea, 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.

Master of Management (Accounting) student

Jenna Oh


"When I think about my experience of Australia, I like to compare it to my undergrad in the States. It’s a very different vibe, everyone here nicer, and more relaxed. I think it’s an environment that’s more conducive to learning, because your professors and classmates are all much more approachable. It’s a really challenging course, but you feel supported. I think more Korean students should come here. It’s a great community."

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

Korean Students Society

The society strives to further enhance awareness of the Korean culture at UniMelb and create better relations amongst Korean and foreign students through multiple events and activities.

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.

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