University description (as per official university website)
About the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is a dynamic research-driven community which offers a wealth of cultural, institutional and recreational opportunities for social interaction, leadership and personal development.
Established in 1853, it is the oldest University in Victoria and the second-oldest in Australia. It is a publically funded institution.
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world: we are ranked number 20 internationally by our peers, and employers place us at number 6. Read more about our international ranking.
The University has approximately 44,000 students and more than 3,300 academic staff. Read more about our size and structure.
International students make up 25% of the student body and come from 113 different countries.
More quick facts about the University.
The second most populous city in Australia with 3.8 million people living in the metropolitan area.
Cultural capital of Australia - with theatre, film festival, arts and comedy festivals and more.
Sporting capital of Australia - Australian Rules football, the Grand Prix, the Australian Open tennis.
Three-time winner of The Economist's award for Most Livable City in the World.
Read more about Melbourne and Victoria.
At the University of Melbourne, we are serious about education and the opportunities it provides.
The University is Australia's no. 1 research university*, and is ranked at no. 6 in the world for its graduates employability**.
As a student, you will:
benefit from the University's
leading international reputation; and
first-class study options.
develop the skills and attributes required by graduates for the future, resulting in excellent global career outcomes;
enjoy a true campus experience;
experience integrated student support services;
study at a university committed to creating enviromentally-sustainable campuses
take advantage of our global partnerships and community connections.
What's it like to study here?
One way to find out is to ask a student.
Whether you are living in Melbourne, rural Australia, or coming to us from around the world, you will:
Study in an atmosphere of intellectual excitement supported by excellent facilities and access to some of Australia's best libraries and online resources.
Benefit from the wealth of cultural, institutional and recreational opportunities available.
Enjoy a learning community and curriculum that is internationally and culturally diverse
Study alongside highly motivated and successful students
Find students who are active in clubs, sport, community service and reaching out for international experiences.
The best and brightest students from many different backgrounds choose to study here. Diversity is valued, multiculturalism is celebrated, and the integrity of the individual is respected. At the University of Melbourne, you'll have the opportunity to make lifelong friends from around Australia and the globe.
* According to key indicators used by the Australian Government to allocate competitive research funding
**The Times Higher World University Rankings, Times Higher Education, UK, 2009