A Proud Noongar woman from Perth, Brittney shares her journey of being first in her family to finish high school to mentoring students with Murrup Barak while studying the Bachelor of Science.
Discover what it's really like to be a Melbourne student. At Open Days, you'll learn more about the Melbourne curriculum, find out about our equity program, scholarship opportunities and accommodation options, as well as the many ways you can get involved in our vibrant university community.
Plan your Open Days 2020
Study at Melbourne
Find out how you can benefit from the Melbourne curriculum, learn more about our comprehensive scholarships program and admissions requirements including our special entry access scheme, Access Melbourne
Attend a course overview
Attend an overview session for one or more of our undergraduate degrees. Learn and ask questions about the course structure, majors, enrichment opportunities, entry requirements and plenty more
Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor
The Melbourne curriculum
Your Melbourne experience is yours to shape. In a world where careers and industries are evolving at lightning speed, your independent and innovative thinking will set you apart from the rest.
Our unique curriculum, with its embedded ‘breadth’ studies, empowers you to choose your direction and create a degree as unique as you are.
You'll start with with an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. This is an opportunity to explore your interests and study a variety of topics. It allows you to enhance your university experience and career options by giving you professional expertise from a range of disciplines. After your undergraduate degree, you can enter the workforce or progress to a specialised graduate, masters degree.
What is breadth?
Unique to the Melbourne curriculum, our undergraduate degrees allow you to explore subjects outside your core study area – we call this breadth. Breadth means you can tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You may choose to take a single subject in something you’ve always been curious about; or take a sequence of three or more subjects called a breadth track. This can help you develop knowledge and skills relevant to topics like experiencing Indigenous culture, a musical instrument or a language.
Are you in Year 10?
The University of Melbourne Extension Program is an opportunity for secondary school students in Victoria to experience uni life while still at school. Free to join, you'll choose from an extensive range of university subjects and study alongside first-year university students who share your academic interests. Find out more about entry requirements, your subject choices and how to apply, as well as the wide range of program benefits.
Murrup Barak welcomes all commencing Indigenous Students
Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development takes its name from the Woiwurrung language. ‘Murrup Barak’ means the Spirit of Barak. The name was chosen to honour the memory of the visionary Aboriginal leader William Barak. The name reflects our respect for Indigenous cultures and knowledge and our vision for an Institute that makes an enduring contribution to Indigenous Australia through the transformative impact of education and employment in the context of Australia’s leading University in teaching, learning, research and employability. More about Murrup Barak.
Mikaylah Lepua is studying photography as part of the Bachelor Fine Arts (Visual Art) and exploring her culture through her own unique lens. She describes herself as loud, fun and artistic, and if she could have dinner with anyone it would be Destiny Deacon, “an incredible Aboriginal artist”.
For Kaantju, Girrumay and Badu man and Bachelor of Arts graduate, Ethan Savage, the decision to study at Melbourne went beyond knowledge and career opportunities. It was the chance to find a new home in a new city, meet lifelong friends and connect to his First Nations heritage.
Welcome to MU Sport
We're committed to providing a dynamic student experience with a vast range of competitive, recreational and instructional clubs, sports programs and extensive fitness services. Join an inclusive and welcoming environment with programs designed to support all members of the University community, from our Elite Athlete Program, through to our diversity and inclusion programs and various inter-varsity competitions.
Join our sustainability programs
At Melbourne, we're proud to be a global leader in sustainability. You'll have the opportunity for students to act on sustainability issues, through our resources, volunteering and training, and staff-student collaboration. Think beekeeping for our beehives on campus. As a university, we have a special role to play in confronting the challenges of climate change and environmental stewardship. We are on track to reaching zero-net carbon emissions from electricity by 2021 and we were the first university to be certified with a six-star Green Star Communities rating.
Queer and a first-year student at Melbourne
What is being a first-year like at Melbourne? It can be a daunting and exciting time, opening up your world to new experiences and opportunities. Past and present members of the University of Melbourne Pride in Action Network Committee share how they found it.
How to be a good LGBTIQA+ ally
So, you want to be a good ally? That’s great! It’s important that LGBTIQA+ communities and their allies work together to create an inclusive society. Yes, it’s disappointing that people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities still experience a range of discriminations that can have negative impacts on their health and wellbeing, but becoming an ally affirms our commitment to kindness and inclusion for everyone.