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University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 34 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 33 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 33 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 31 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 42 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 33 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 41 QS World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Urban
Living cost S$ 2,182 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 27%
Institution type Public

About University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an Australian public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. It is Australia's second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. The University aims to be one of the finest universities in the world. Growing Esteem is the University's strategy for achieving high regard and for making a distinctive contribution to society. 

The character of the University and the importance of its core activities can be described through the metaphor of Triple Helix — Research, Learning and teaching, and Engagement programs. These three strands of the helix are supported and enabled by good leadership and by the people who stand behind them, infrastructure, polices, planning, administration and resources. 

The University is home to some of Australia's leading outreach education bodies which actively promote links between countries and enhance cross-cultural understanding through seminars, exhibitions, short-courses, international internships and leadership programs. The world's best minds are brought together to solve globally significant problems. 

Campus information

There are seven campus locations across Melbourne and rural Victoria, including the Parkville campus. Only a short walk from Melbourne's city centre, visitors are welcome and invited to explore the unique cultural, architectural and landscape features and facilities.

Services available to the public:

  • Conference management service
  • Venue hire
  • Campus filming guidelines
  • External examination arrangements
  • Musician's Agency

Facilities for hire:

  • The Woodward Conference Centre
  • University House
  • Hawthorn Campus Conference Facilities
  • Sports facilities
  • Student Union Function and Conference Service
  • Graduate Centre
  • Theatres and seminar rooms

Services on campus:

  • Bank 
  • Automated teller machines (ATMs)       
  • Academic dress and regalia shop  
  • Melbourne University Bookshop
  • Newsagent
  • Post office, mailboxes
  • Computer supplies
  • Cafes, takeaway food, coffee kiosks 
  • Hairdresser 
  • Pharmacy
  • Cinema and theatre 
  • Travel agency 

The Parkville Campus of the University is in a city central location and has many public transport hubs within a 5 minute walk from campus.

By Tram: 

  • Swanston Street: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 72
  • Elizabeth Street: 19, 59

By Train:

  • Melbourne Central Station is located within walking distance to the Parkville campus, and is also serviced by the tram routes listed above.
  • North Melbourne Station is accessible via the 401 bus.


  • Student apartments: Student apartments are properties specifically designed for University students. These properties are fully furnished and provide community building activities that allow students to get to know each other and connect with the University.
  • Homestay: There are homestay options which provide a furnished room and vary in cost depending on a set arrangement. Meals are provided in full-board homestays.
  • Private rentals: Many students choose to rent an apartment or property through the private rental market. Students can rent alone or organise to share the property with other tenants.
  • Share housing: Share houses often offer a cheaper alternative to other accommodations options as well as giving more independence. However private renting also means more responsibility so students have to make sure to research available options and prepare in advance.
  • Residential Colleges: There are eleven Residential Colleges at the University of Melbourne. They provide an enriching and supportive environment for approximately 2500 undergraduate and graduate students. The colleges offer first-class academic support, cultural activities and sporting programs. Each college has a vibrant and diverse social atmosphere.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 3 Creative Arts & Design 2 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 MBA 1


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