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 American 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 American 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 American 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 USA High School Diploma. 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 America, 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.

Doctor of Physiotherapy student

WIlfred Ly


"What drew me to the University of Melbourne was a combination of academic and personal reasons. The university was a great fit for me - a renowned worldwide institution, evidence-based and constantly changing curriculum, and one of the world leaders in physiotherapy research."

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Explore our student societies

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

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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Todd St Vrain
Regional Manager, North America (USA & Canada)

Todd is a dual American-Australian citizen with more than 15 years of experience in international education.  He has studied and worked at universities in both the US and Australia, also serving as a high school teacher in both countries.  Todd is passionate about building bridges across the Pacific so that students from the US and Canada can discover all that Australia has to offer.  He is based in San Francisco and leads a two-person University of Melbourne office in California.

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