Founded in 1853 by an Act of the Victorian Parliament, the University of Melbourne is a thriving internationally acknowledged research University. The original campus was set in a large area north of Grattan Street. The University is more than a place of learning and research. It is also an integral part of the cultural life of the city of Melbourne.
The Melbourne Model: As Australia’s leading university in the world’s most liveable city, it’s only fitting that the University of Melbourne offers a world-class educational model – the first of its kind in Australia. They call it the Melbourne Model. Flexible and focused, the Melbourne Model is a globally competitive curriculum that combines broad undergraduate studies with a professional specialisation at graduate level.
The University of Melbourne is a leading Australian research university, with research expenditure second only to that of the CSIRO, and the largest cohort of research students in Australia. The University of Melbourne researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as human rights law, climate change, telecommunications and medical research. Melbourne is home to the internationally distinguished scholar and Nobel Laureate, Professor Peter Doherty and Laureate Professor, Professor Peter Singer.
Looking for a job, considering your career, or thinking about going on exchange? There are a number of ways to broaden your horizons when you're a student at the University.
The University of Melbourne offers one of the most comprehensive student support networks in Australia, providing a range of services to help you with finances, finding a home, getting legal advice and managing childcare responsibilities.
There are several accommodation options at Melbourne offered at:
The Library's general collections contain more than 3.5 million items, not only books but other materials such as DVDs, photographic slides, music scores, periodicals and children's toys. The extensive digital collections include more than 32,000 e-books, hundreds of databases and 63,000 general and specialist journals.
The University of Melbourne's wireless network for students is UniWireless. This technology enables two or more computers to communicate using standard network protocols, but without network cabling.
The Student Interns at the University of Melbourne Helpdesks are there to support your eLearning experience.
Your health and overall wellbeing are important, so take advantage of the range of services available to you as a student.
MU Sport offers excellent benefits to students with our various recreation, fitness and sport programs.
There are currently over 200 clubs affiliated to the The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU), with a combined membership of over 25,000; and you’re spoilt for choice! Clubs range from areas such as spiritual, cultural, and musical, through to political and specific special interests. There are also a vast number of faculty and course-related clubs which help students get to know people from within their courses!