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The University of Melbourne

Location Parkville Campus, Parkville Australia
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Ranking

# 37

QS World University Rankings
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207

Undergraduate programs
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204

Postgraduate programs
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When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.  


When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.  


Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #36
  • 2014
    #31
  • 2015
    #33
  • 2016
    #42
  • 2017
    #42
  • 2018
    #=41
  • 2019
    #39
  • 2020
    #38
  • 2021
    #41
  • 2022
    #37

Ranking criteria

81.4
Overall
98.9
Academic Reputation
97.3
Employer Reputation
19.9
Faculty Student Ratio
89.7
Citations per Faculty
97.1
International Faculty Ratio
99.9
International Students Ratio

Available programs

The University of Melbourne offers the following undergraduate programs:

  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts Extended
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Oral Health
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science Extended
  • Diploma in General Studies

Bachelor of Arts
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The University of Melbourne offers over 400 postgraduate programs in the following schools and faculties:

  • ·        Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
  • ·        Melbourne School of Design
  • ·        Faculty of Arts
  • ·        Graduate School of Humanities and SocialSciences
  • ·        Faculty of Business and Economics
  • ·        Melbourne Business School
  • ·        Melbourne School of Professional and ContinuingEducation
  • ·        Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • ·        Melbourne School of Engineering
  • ·        School of Computing and Information Systems
  • ·        Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
  • ·        Victorian College of the Arts
  • ·        Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • ·        Melbourne Law School
  • ·        Melbourne School of Government
  • ·        Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and HealthSciences
  • ·        Melbourne Dental School
  • ·        Melbourne Medical School
  • ·        Melbourne School of Health Sciences
  • ·        Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • ·        Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
  • ·        School of Biomedical Sciences
  • ·        Faculty of Science
  • ·        School of BioSciences
  • ·        School of Chemistry
  • ·        School of Earth Sciences
  • ·        School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
  • ·        School of Geography
  • ·        School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • ·        School of Physics
  • ·        Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

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