Victoria University ( VU ) is one of the few Australian universities that is a multi-sector institution ( higher education and TAFE ). They offer short courses, apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate studies. Their flexible learning pathways means you can choose your own study journey, entering from various points and exiting when you’ve reached your goal.
They have over 50,000 students enrolled at their campuses, primarily located in the western region of Melbourne ( Australia ) and at international sites. Their teaching, training, research, scholarship and partnerships are locally relevant and globally significant.
Their vision is to be excellent, engaged and accessible. They aim to be internationally recognized for their leadership in :
Empowering Their students to grow their capabilities and transform their lives
Engaging with industry and community to make the world a better place, through the creation, sharing and use of new knowledge.
They will achieve their goals through their distinctive approach to curriculum, the student experience, research and knowledge exchange, and engagement with industry and the community.
Courses Offered at Victoria University
Choose Victoria University ( VU ) and learn with students from over 90 countries.
Study available for international students includes :
- English language programs
- courses at TAFE ( certificate, diploma )
- undergraduate studies ( associate or bachelor degree )
- Postgraduate courses ( graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters or PhD ) level.
Cost of living
Thousands of international students work and live comfortably in Melbourne with enough money to cover course and resource fees, accommodation, transport, food and health insurance.
Melbourne has world-class shopping in and around the city. If you want to save money on life’s essentials, you can find a variety of markets and shopping centres close to VU campuses.
Life in Melbourne
Melbourne is a vibrant, diverse city that hosts a variety of cultural events. You could eat out every night of the year and still not try all our restaurants. Our shopping includes the world’s largest retail brands as well as quirky home-grown stores.
Student Exchange in Melbourne
Broaden your education by studying overseas for one or more semesters at VU. If your university is one of our international exchange partners and your home university nominates you, you can study with us on Student Exchange.
Alternatively, if you cannot secure an exchange place or if your university does not have an exchange agreement with us, come as a Study Abroad student.
VU in other country :
Victoria University ( VU ) has a significant presence in many countries around the world. We maintain regular contact with future students through our staff visits, agents’ offices and partner institutions in key countries..
Applications & Enrolments :
Victoria University ( VU ) can offer you a place as an international student in a course if you meet the academic requirements, English language requirements and in some cases additional ( or supplementary ) entry requirements.
Submit an international application
To apply as an international student ( non-resident ) at Victoria University ( VU ), register your details on the International application and enquiry system. Once you have registered follow the steps to submit your international application online.
Accept your offer to study
Find out the process for receiving your offer, getting a eCoE to study in Australia, paying your fees and organizing your student visa to study in Australia as an international student
Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment ( eCoE )
We will provide you with an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment ( eCoE ) by email as proof that you have enrolled in a course. When you have your eCoE, you can apply for or renew your student visa.
You need a visa to study in Australia. The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship ( DIAC ) is responsible for visas. A student visa is not granted automatically.
Organize health cover
As a condition of your visa, you will need to arrange health insurance for the duration of your study. Overseas Student Health Cover ( provided by Allianz Global Assistance ), the preferred provider for VU has a representative on campus and they can help you with :
- extending your cover
- understanding costs and premiums
Facilities in Victoria University
Many of our facilities are open to students and the wider public. Services include health clinics such as osteopathy, massage and nutrition. In addition we have facilities that offer beauty and dermal treatments. Our conference centres and other rooms that can be booked for your next function.
Accommodation at Victoria University
Victoria University ( VU ) owns and operates several residences to accommodate students, staff and guests of the University.
If you have never lived out of home, or wish to live in a university environment, choosing to live in one of our student residences may be a great option for you.
We have bookshops at most of our campuses, externally run by the Co-op Bookshop.
The Co-op offers textbooks, general books, quality art materials, general stationery, cards, gifts, technology and much more.
We invite you to be part of the Chaplaincy services at VU. At Chaplaincy we are pleased to meet people from every faith or no faith.
You are welcome to visit the Chaplain at VU to share any news, views, stories, concerns or discuss other personal issues. The Chaplain offers spiritual and emotional support, listens with a caring heart and a compassionate spirit, irrespective of your faith/belief affiliation or background.
Clinics : Health & personal services
Our range of health and well-being clinics provide you with the services you need to help you look and feel good while improving your performance in sport, work and every day life.
The clinics are open to students, staff and members of the public.
Our four Children’s Centres provide full-time and daily care for children from three months to six years of age. We also offer a four year olds kindergarten program.
Safety & security
Stay safe in Melbourne and reduce risk to your personal safety. Everyone at VU is responsible for ensuring a safe campus environment and should know what to do in an emergency.
Counselling services provides assistance for staff when dealing with a student in crisis.
Transport & parking
Parking at Footscray Nicholson campus
Limited car parking is available at most of our campuses. We also have bicycle parking at all of our campuses and bicycle hubs at Footscray Nicholson and Footscray Park campus. There is a carpooling program available so you can share a ride with fellow students.
International Student Support
VU scholarship students at Federation Square, Melbourne
The dedicated International Student Support ( ISS ) team at Victoria University International will support you from your arrival through to when you become an alumnus of the university.
We want to ensure that your time as a student at Victoria University ( VU ) is as rewarding as possible.
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