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Victoria University

Australia
Overview

Overview

Victoria University (VU) is a public government-funded university ranked in the top 2 percent of universities worldwide. VU is also ranked 63rd in the world in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022.

VU is a welcoming and inclusive university in Australia's highest-ranked student city, Melbourne. Australia is also ranked the safest country in the world for women, according to the 2019 Global Wealth Migration Review.

VU's facilities include contemporary learning spaces, simulation labs, robotics, high-performance testing, industry-supported facilities such as the Cisco cybersecurity centre and the SAP Next Gen Lab, and the latest technology for vocational skills development. The new VU City Campus houses the state-of-the-art, 5-star green-rated, 32-level VU City Tower in Melbourne's Central Business District.

With the VU Block Model, an Australian first, students focus on one or two subjects at a time, in small classes for four or eight weeks, depending on the course. Each four-week or eight-week ‘block' includes all required assessments and results.

With a high level of academic support, the VU Block Model helps students to adjust to university study in Australia. International students perform particularly well, with a pass rate of 94.4 percent and 57.8 percent of results being a distinction or above.

VU offers students a range of internationally recognised, industry-focused qualifications from vocational education to research. They can choose from qualifications in arts, business, management, education, engineering, health, biomedicine, IT, nursing, hospitality, tourism, law, criminology, sport and exercise science.

VU courses are designed with industry, and many are accredited by industry organisations improving employment outcomes for our graduates.

VU graduates are ranked 1 in Australia for employability skills. With more than 4000 industry partners VU ensures that courses are relevant to industry needs and that graduates are career ready.

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What's new

What's new

New VU City Tower

The VU City Campus embodies the university campus of the future. It houses the state-of-the-art, 32-level VU City Tower in the heart of Melbourne's central business district (CBD) and legal precinct.

The brand-new VU City Tower demonstrates VU's commitment to sustainable business practices with its five-star green rating and integrated partnerships with ethical organisations.

VU City Campus represents the University vision to bring the future of learning to our students by integrating industry partnerships into the offered courses.

The City Tower is home to select university and TAFE courses in business, health, beauty, education and English language. With industry partners located on the doorstep and on campus, and contributing to the design of the courses, students will benefit from networks, practical experience and real-world expertise from day one.

No.1 for employability

VU graduates have been ranked Australia's most employable by more than 3,400 Australian employers. According to the 2021 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Employer Satisfaction Survey, Australia's most in-depth survey of employer satisfaction, Victoria University ranked number one in Australia for employability skills at 92.4 per cent third for foundation skills and fourth for collaborative skills and overall satisfaction. Employability skills rated students for being able to work under pressure, be flexible in the workplace, meet deadlines, grasp the nature of the business and demonstrate leadership skills.

In other fantastic news, Victoria University has been ranked third in Australia for learner engagement, and sixth for skills development and teaching quality, according to the Australian Government's 2020 Student Experience Survey (SES). – VU has ranked first in those categories among the Universities in Victoria.

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Block Model

Block Model

VU's multi-award-winning Block Model is now being delivered across all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework qualifications. With smaller, collaborative classes, students will focus on one or two units at a time instead of juggling four units at once. The university's timetabling also allows for greater flexibility and better work/life/study balance.

By studying in the VU Block Model, students have a better chance of achieving academic success. The current Higher Education pass rate is 94,4 per cent, with 57,8 per cent of those results a distinction or above.

Block model benefits

Connection

With more focused timetables and collaborative classes with one group at a time, the Block Model gives students more time to connect with their peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping them to build strong professional networks.

Flexibility

The postgraduate Block Model courses give students the freedom to achieve a better work/life/study balance with more start dates, part- and full-time study, and remote delivery and on-campus options.

Less stress, more focus

Block Model is designed to allow students to be more focused in both the four-week and eight-week modes, studying one or two units at a time instead of juggling the traditional four units at once.

VU has received numerous accolades for its Australian-exclusive pedagogy and First-Year College, which has been designed specifically for first-year students to make the transition to tertiary education easier. Awards include:

2021 Higher Education - Teaching and Learning Excellence award by Australian Financial Review

2020 Australian Award for University Teaching by Universities Australia

2018 International Education Association of Australia Excellence Awards – Innovation

Victorian International Education Awards – Excellence in International Education

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Study options

Study options

Study areas at VU include:

Arts

Whether you're interested in the visual arts, digital media, social work or psychology studies, we have a huge range of arts courses on offer for international students.

Business

Victoria University Business School has partnered with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia & New Zealand (IML ANZ) to provide students with the essential skills and resources needed to support your leadership and career development long after graduation.

Computing & IT

At VU students will gain experience through VU's close partnerships in the IT industry, and develop the technical, analytical and leadership skills that employers want.

Education

In the VU Australian Graduate Survey, 93 per cent of graduates with a Bachelor of Education were employed within four months.

Engineering & science

VU offers a wide range of engineering and science courses for international students, from sports engineering through to environmental management.

Health, biomedicine, nursing & dermal sciences

Dermal sciences and osteopathy students learn real-world skills at the university's student-run, public clinics.

Hospitality & tourism

Work placements are central to teaching at VU, and industry partners include Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Hotels and Resorts.

Law & criminology

VU's in-class learning, moot courts, work placements and industry partnerships prepare students for success. VU ranks 10th in the world for peace, justice and strong institutions by the THE Impact Rankings 2021.

Social, community and youth development

VU scored five stars for learner engagement in social work in the Good Universities Guide, and its Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Sport and exercise science

VU ranks 9th in the world in the 2020 Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments, and is partnered with FIFA, Sport Australia, the Australian Institute of Sport, and more.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Undergraduate programs

Entry into undergraduate courses generally requires a completed secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian year 12 certificate however, students may be able to take advantage of the multiple pathway options including VU's International Foundations program, certificates and Diplomas.

Postgraduate programs

Entry into postgraduate courses requires a completed undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a bachelor' honour's degree, a bachelor's degree or a graduate diploma by Australian standards.

English language requirements

Entry into undergraduate or postgraduate degrees requires students to have completed any one of the following exams that tests their English language proficiency:

Undergraduate

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 with no section score less than:

Listening: 12

Speaking: 18

Reading: 15

Writing: 21

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169 and no individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing the course.

Postgraduate

IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79 with no section score less than:

Listening: 19

Speaking: 19

Reading: 18

Writing: 22

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 with no individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): achieved

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing the course.

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Facilities

Victoria University has campuses in the heart of Melbourne city, and in Melbourne's cosmopolitan western suburbs. We also have a campus in a vibrant, central area of Sydney.

VU's campuses are easily accessible by public transport. The VU shuttle bus takes students between the campus and train station at Footscray and St Albans campuses.

VU's purpose-built learning environments include modern science labs, research centres, libraries, and digital equipment.

At this leading sports university, students have access to:

  • a 25-metre swimming pool
  • Indoor sports courts
  • Gymnasiums with discounted membership fees for students
  • Tennis courts
  • Athletics track

Students also enjoy access to several creative arts spaces and services. VU has its own dedicated music rehearsal, performance and recording spaces as well as a huge range of equipment available for student use or for hire.

Kindred Studios is an acclaimed multipurpose creative hub based in Yarraville. It offers all music and sound production students the opportunity to study at a working arts industry facility located just 1km from the Footscray Nicholson campus.

In 2016 Kindred Studios was listed as one of the top ten co-working spaces in the world by Lonely Planet.

Other general on-campus services and facilities:

Bookshops

University libraries and learning commons

Cafeterias

Restaurants

Childcare centres

Hair, Beauty & Massage Salon

Health clinics: Dermal therapies, massage, osteopathy and psychology

Accommodation

VU offers guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing international students, in partnership with UniLodge. This purpose-built, 526-bed student accommodation complex is safe, secure and affordable. It features:

High-tech study rooms

Gourmet kitchens, dining rooms and TV lounges

Barista cafe

Convenience store and rooftop garden

Basketball half-court, pool table and table tennis table

Cinema room with access to Foxtel services, gaming consoles and media players

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Scholarships

Scholarships

VU offers a range of scholarships and accepts students who have scholarships funded by the Australian or other governments.

Applications are not needed for VU scholarships, students will be assessed on submission of their application to study at VU, and the scholarships will be offered based on their academic results and the course they apply for.

VU Global Leaders Scholarship

20 percent tuition fee reduction for the entire standard duration of eligible courses. Available for new students commencing a higher education diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) course in 2022 at VU Melbourne are eligible.

Pathway to Victoria Scholarship

Valued up to AUD 2,500 for new offshore international applicants applying to study an English course, Foundation Studies or Higher Education Diploma (pathway course) with a packaged offer into bachelor or master level of study at Victoria University (packaged course to start before the end of 2023).

VU Alumni Discount

10 percent fee discount for VU alumni that have successfully completed an award at AQF level 4 when they enrol in a new course.

VU Diplomatic Scholarship

10 percent tuition fee discount for Consular Corps and their immediate families on 995 visas who do not hold a higher qualification than the one applied for and are not New Zealand citizens.

Foreign-Government Funded

Kuwait – Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships

Saudi Arabia – Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships

Sultanate of Oman – Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships

United Arab Emirates Military Attache – Ministry of Defence Scholarships

United Arab Emirates – Ministry of Interior Scholarships

Australian-Government Funded

Australia Awards Scholarships

Joint Programs

Indonesia – VU-Mora

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What our students think about us

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4.4
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4.0
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3.8
Teaching Quality
3.7
Campus Environment
3.7
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Diversified and all the staffs are accommodating
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Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Diversified and all the staffs are accommodating Customer reviews:
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5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
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5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
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Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Uni is one of the least expensive. Grading assessments was really not that great Customer reviews:
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Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
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4.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
The diversity. Cheaper school fee. Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-15
4.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
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5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
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5.0/ 5 stars

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Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
I made good friends Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-29
3.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-08
1.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-07
3.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Diversified and all the staffs are accommodating Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-11
5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2019-12-14
4.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Uni is one of the least expensive. Grading assessments was really not that great Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-07
3.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
I love that they have a student HQ where they help students in need Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-10
4.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
The diversity. Cheaper school fee. Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-15
4.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-12
5.0/ 5 stars
Victoria University Victoria University
Rated3/5based on11 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Victoria University - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars

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