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Federation University Australia

Australia
Overview

Overview

Federation University Australia is Victoria's premier regional university, deeply connected with its communities and with a strong heritage of providing high-quality education for over 150 years.

There are more than 150 programmes available spanning many areas, with a particular emphasis on industry-driven learning. The university offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, along with specialised pathway programmes for meeting English language proficiency requirements and continued professional development short courses.

Federation University is ranked within the top 250 Young Universities in the world (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022) and first for employment outcomes for six years running (Good Universities Guide 2022 & 2021, ESS 2018, QILT 2016, 2017 & 2018). The university has the smallest class sizes in the region, resulting in more contact time with the university's expert teaching staff who are superb communicators with a wealth of overseas experience.

Australia is a country which offers a huge diversity of experiences. Students are well located to discover hundreds of miles of sandy beaches and unspoilt scenery of Australia's southern coastline. The university has a city campus in Melbourne as well as two regional campuses in Ballarat and Gippsland, each welcoming international students from across the world. Additionally, there is a second city campus in Brisbane and partner providers in Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Sri Lanka. Overall, the university supports 14,000 full-time students, including around 6,500 international learners.

Federation University ranks highly for employment outcomes, fostering close connections with leading industry professionals, and maintaining an active alumni community which can provide opportunities for those approaching graduation. Federation graduates enter the workforce with a raft of knowledge, skills and experience, as well as the preparation and confidence needed to excel in their new careers.

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What's new

What's new

Federation University has recently unveiled a new research centre to facilitate the use of digital technology to help communities prosper by managing natural resources, and to guard against cyber-attacks.

The Centre for Smart Analytics (CSA) will see work done in fields such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, digital economy and smart learning technologies to develop innovative solutions for issues that need to be addressed in these areas, in partnership with government, industry and communities. Additionally, it is expected to support breakthrough solutions in technology and the digital economic strategy of the Australian government. This would in turn help strengthen security and boost global competitiveness and productivity.

The CSA, which will be co-located across Federation University's campuses in Victoria, aims to take a multi-faceted approach to tackle the challenges facing the modern world and bring researchers, including engineers, mathematicians, scientists, strategists and education specialists together to collaborate and conduct world-class research of high impact with globally renowned universities and local industries.

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Accomodation

Accomodation

FedLiving, Federation University's accommodation service, offers a wide range of accommodation options across campuses at Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland, with suitable options for students at different levels of study. University research indicates that students who live in residences are more likely to succeed in their studies.

Choosing to live on campus at one of Federation University's residences is a decision students will not regret. Travel time is reduced, there is a diverse group of people to meet and make friends with, and a range of great activities and support awaits to help students settle in. Newly enrolled international students are also eligible to apply for a scholarship which can go some way in covering their rental costs.

Residents can access various facilities and spaces in the residences, enjoying ideal locations to study in and access to residential events that help in relaxing and socializing. Other benefits of residential living include:

  • instant networks and lifelong friendships
  • amazing opportunities and planned activities and experiences
  • 24/7 support that helps students enjoy a balanced life
  • proximity to campus, for peace of mind.

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Study options

Study options

Federation University offers a variety of courses across six schools, at all levels of study from certificate and diploma through to undergraduate, postgraduate and even PhD.

The School of Arts, operating from the Mt Helen, SMB and Gippsland campuses offers qualifications in the liberal arts, comprising the humanities and social sciences, community services, rural welfare, and the visual and performing arts.

The School of Education at the Mt Helen, Gippsland, Berwick and Horsham campuses, offers courses in collaboration with community education providers and schools across the state of Victoria.

The School of Science, Psychology and Sport has dedicated staff who deliver innovative teaching programs that help graduates acquire the skills and knowledge to build a career, using state-of-the-art facilities.

The School of Health collaborates with the health sector to ensure industry-relevant programs that meet the students' needs. Many programs include clinical placements and learning opportunities that will benefit students in real situations.

The School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences offers programs that are internationally recognised for producing industry-ready graduates equipped with up-to-date skills.

The Federation Business School teaches its students vital skills such as critical thinking, leadership and adaptability. The school delivers business programs that meets the requirement of industry, in partnership with organisations such as IBM®, which plays a big part in setting graduates up for success.

Federation University also has a TAFE, which trains students in skills critical to industry, a Global Professional School, which supports transnational partnerships and enables pathway programs for, and a Graduate Research School, which allows students to explore a topic in depth, contribute new knowledge and become an expert in their field, with a PhD.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Federation University supports students seeking part-time and full-time employment through the Employability Coaching Program. The Careers and Employability team helps students prepare for employment opportunities at the regional, national and global levels.

Along with helping students find employment in the current competitive job market, the Employability Coaching Program also helps deserving students find internships or graduate positions. The Careers and Employability team strives to prepare students for employment through resources, activities and a personal Employability Coach.

The Careers and Employability team gives students free access to:

  • one-on-one employment coaching
  • career planning resources
  • current job vacancies
  • expert advice on identifying strengths and building employability skills

Federation University graduates can also access various career activities, services and resources for up to two years after they finish their degree.

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Facilities

Facilities

Federation University provides a whole host of facilities to students to enrich their living and learning experience.

Whether it's art galleries where exhibitions by students and other artists are held, spiritual centres for prayer, professional medical service facilities with doctors on call, or well-stocked bookstores with discounted prices, Federation University caters to a wide variety of student needs.

Federation University has a single integrated library service across campuses. The collection includes audio-visual materials, books, journals, and other resources for students including workspaces. The libraries also offer access to online databases and electronic full text documents and provide training in internet and research skills.

UniSports, at the Mt Helen Campus, is the hub of recreational and health services for staff, students and the local community. The fully equipped gymnasium and eight lane indoor swimming pool are popular attractions amongst students. Special memberships are provided to students by UniSports and the Student Association. Additional facilities at UniSports include a multipurpose gym, rehabilitation centre, gymnastics hall, dance studio, tennis courts, squash courts and an oval and athletics track.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Federation University has a range of scholarships on offer for international students. These include the following:

Australia Awards

These are highly sought-after international scholarships funded by the Government and administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). These awards aim to develop students' leadership potential and effect lasting change by empowering a network of talented individuals from around the world via a high-quality education experience.

Destination Australia Scholarships

Funded by the Commonwealth Government, these are designed to support those students who make the choice to live and study in regional communities.

Federation University Australia Global Innovator Scholarship

This is offered to international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate on-campus degree programs at Federation University. The scholarship is equal to 20 percent of the student's annual tuition fees and is offered in the form of a fee discount.

Federation University Australia Global Excellence Scholarship

This can be awarded to high-achieving international students applying for both undergraduate and postgraduate degree on-campus programs with a distinction average. It is the equivalent of 25 percent of the annual tuition fees and is available in the form of a fee discount.

International Student Accommodation Support Scholarship

This scholarship is exclusively for those students who choose to live in university accommodation in any one of Federation University's Victoria campuses. Prospective students will be assessed at the time of receiving an offer to enrol at the university.

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  • $898
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    Daily life
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What our students think about us

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5.0
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4.5
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Rated5/5based on2 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Federation University Australia - by, 2019-12-13
5.0/ 5 stars
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Rated5/5based on2 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Federation University Australia - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars

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Federation University Australia Federation University Australia
Rated5/5based on2 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Federation University Australia - by, 2019-12-13
5.0/ 5 stars
Federation University Australia Federation University Australia
Rated5/5based on2 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Federation University Australia - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars

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