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Victoria University

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private


  • FOCUS Comprehensive


Located in Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city (Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking 2011-2016), Victoria University (VU) is recognised for its world-class scholarship and research, consistently ranking in the top 4% of universities worldwide by the QS World University Rankings (2016/17).

In 2016 VU marked a milestone on many fronts – celebrating 25 years as a university, 100 years since the founding of its predecessor and 55 years of educating international students.

Today, as it shapes a future as the University of Opportunity and Success, VU continues to be an open, excellent and internationally engaged university.

With a strong research profile and hundreds of courses in disciplines as diverse as business, IT, sports science and beauty services, VU creates opportunity and success for more than 40,000 students.

Part of a world-class education system, VU has eight campuses in Melbourne (including three in the city centre), a campus in Sydney, and strong international teaching and research partnerships.

VU is one of just a small group of Australian universities to offer both vocational training (TAFE) and higher education, providing graduates with job-ready skills and seamless degree pathways.

Synonymous with globalisation, VU is the university of choice for 14,000-plus international students annually, including more than 8,500 students who study VU qualifications with its internationally recognised partner institutions in the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach to research, VU strives to develop innovative research, teaching and engagement in its flagship areas of Sport, Health and Active Living; Education, Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development; and Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities.

Enhancing its research, teaching and learning capabilities, VU’s state-of-the-art facilities include a $68 million Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Precinct and a $39 million vocational education construction centre.

Home to an internationally-lauded business program, VU’s MBA ranks in Australia’s top 10 by the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine, and has been ranked in Australia’s top three, for three consecutive years, by CEO magazine.

The University’s expertise in the field of computer science and information systems has ranked in the 301-350 band of the QS World University Rankings by Subject every year since 2015, while its reputation as Australia’s leading sports university is reflected in the offering of more than 40 sports-related courses at TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

One of Australia’s most industry-connected institutions, VU has thousands of business, industry and community partnerships across diverse industries, from education to tourism. Employers value VU graduates because they learn from industry-relevant curriculum.

VU’s 220,000 registered alumni work in leadership positions worldwide, with more than 27,500 residing overseas.

Alumni chapters in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia provide opportunities for VU graduates to connect and engage with their alma mater through access to exclusive events and opportunities for networking and professional development.

As a top-ranking university, VU graduates achieve a world-class qualification from an internationally recognised institution that champions diversity, opportunity and success.  

  • 25
    Citations per Faculty
  • 93.2
    International Students
  • 65.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 87.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 70.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 71.4
    H-index Citations
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Number of academic faculty staff

In total

Number of students

Postgraduate 19%
Undergraduate 81%

Number of international students

Postgraduate 23%
Undergraduate 77%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

43 Undergraduate Courses

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63 Postgraduate Courses

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