Why choose Melbourne?
The Melbourne curriculum is future-focused, which makes our graduates some of the world's most employable. Explore your passions while you're challenged, supported and inspired to solve the problems of tomorrow.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022/QS Graduate Employability 2021
Consistently ranked the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne is safe, fun and multicultural. The city has international ties to research and industry, including science, agriculture, government, commerce and the arts. We’re part of the fabric of Melbourne and Victoria, giving you invaluable opportunities to engage with organisations through internships with business and community groups, applied research projects and overseas study groups.
Learn from the best
Our academic staff are your lecturers, tutors and mentors and will guide you through your degree and prepare you for your career. Leaders in industry and research, our academics include community, government and business experts, as well as Nobel Laureates and Rhodes Scholars.
Support while you study
Melbourne has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia. Scholarships, prizes and grants can propel you to new heights and help you explore new opportunities. Scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate and graduate research degrees and may also be awarded throughout your degree for merit or need.
Looking for undergraduate courses?
Explore our undergraduate courses and discover how you can redefine your potential through the Melbourne curriculum.
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Supported programs for Indigenous students
Studying at Melbourne you'll be part of a thriving, friendly and diverse community of more than 500 Indigenous students, with academic and mentoring through supported programs.
Undergraduate to graduate degree pathways
We offer a variety of guaranteed graduate study pathways to all current University of Melbourne students. Learn more about entry requirements including ATAR and WAM results, and individual course prerequisites.
Graduate Degree Packages
Bundle your undergraduate degree with an offer for a place in one of our specialised professional graduate programs now. Each package has a unique VTAC code to include in your application.
Looking for high school programs?
At Melbourne we recognise outstanding achievement in academic, sporting and artistic ability, and encourage high achievers through a number of special programs and entry pathways.
University of Melbourne Extension Program
Our Extension Program allows high achieving Year 12 students to study alongside University of Melbourne students in first year subjects while still at school, and the chance to earn an ATAR contribution.
Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program
For Victorian (and select NSW/SA) Year 11-12 students, the Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program is an engagement program designed to support high-achieving students with academic enrichment and guidance with the transition from high school to university.
For interstate and NZ Year 12 students, Aspiring Scholars is a community-focused program that brings together and connects ambitious students interested in studying at Melbourne.