The University of Melbourne
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It has been an international leader in research, teaching and learning for over 160 years, attracting students from more than 150 countries. The university has again been ranked number one in Australia by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, reaffirming its position as a world-class institution and the leading higher education provider in Australia. It has 22 discipline-specific faculties and graduate schools, over 47,000 students and 6,500 staff members. The University of Melbourne has a rich history of pioneering research and technological development and has over 360,000 graduates within its global alumni network.
The University has seven campus locations across Melbourne and rural Victoria, including the Parkville campus. Its main campus in Parkville offers everything from a supermarket to specialty shops, two gyms, a theatre, nine museums and galleries and plenty of outdoor spaces. The University offers one of the most comprehensive student support networks in Australia, including assistance with Academic skills, Careers and employability, Disability liaison, Financial aid, Health and counselling, Student housing and Transition and orientation. It also offers a range of services and programs for international students and their families to assist with adjusting to study and life in Australia. Pre-departure support is available for commencing international students to help with accommodation options, orientation and enrolment, student services and living in Melbourne. Students also have access to experienced staff who can assist with academic, personal and family matters.
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