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Victoria University

With it able to trace it's roots back to 1916 before gaining university status in 1991, Victoria University is based in the western suburbs of Melbourne providing opportunites to those from the area with current day students reaching over 27,000.

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Victoria University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Victoria University.

  • Rankings

    Victoria University ranked at 32nd position in the Times Higher Education rankings for Australian universities and has also been ranked in the 2% of worldwide universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Employability

    Named the number 1 university in Australia for Employability Skills in 2021 and 2022, VU is highly skilled in equiping its students with relevant skills for the world of work including working under pressure, using initative and flexibility just to name a few. This is also done through the VU Block Model of teaching, where each subject is studied one at a time in comparison to the traditional method of multiple modules at a time.

  • Fees

    The Maximum Student Contribution amount from 1st January 2022 per EFTSL is A$3,985 for Band 1, A$8,021 for Band 2, A$11,401 for Band 3 and A$14,630 for Band 4. For International Students, tuition fees can range from A$18,520-26,000 per year, depending on the field of study.

  • Bursaries

    With an understanding of the importance of accessibility to education, VU awards hundreds of scholarships annually to students with wide ranging circumstances whether that be academically, economically or nationality.


There is student accommodation provided by the univerisity in the form of UniLodge Victoria University, a 12-storey purpose built student housing facility with over 500 beds in a mix of studio apartments, 2 bed and 6 bed shared living. Victoria University also guarantees accommodation to new and continuing full time domestic and international students.

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Students' Union

Victoria University Student Union (VUSU) is the student representative body at Victoria University, providing and advocating for students. With regular workshops, guest speakers and other events organised, there will be something for everyone at VUSU.

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Victoria University Students' Union
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Famous for

Victoria University ranks 13th globally for universities in terms of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation.


In December 2022, Victoria University has annouced to have climed to 7th in global sport rankings according to the 2022 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

AFS says

"Melbourne is a city packed full different arts, cultures, cuisines and landscapes tied together with a sense of global community, making it perfect for any student to call home during their studies."

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