VU College

VU College brings together the University’s delivery of English language courses and key higher education pathway diplomas for international students.

Our courses are designed to meet the needs of international students who choose to complete part or all of their studies in Australia.

VU College delivers:

  • Higher Education (HE) Diplomas in Australia and with our international partner institutions in China
  • English language courses, in Australia and China, to prepare our students for academic study, or improve general English literacy.

By focusing the management, development and delivery of these activities through one specialist area, we can offer tailored study pathways to international students through a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach.

In 'VU College':

English language study

VU English, our English language centre, provides nationally accredited English language courses. These are specifically designed to help students achieve the required level of English for direct entry into a VU diploma or degree.

Our English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) include:

These courses are taught on the top floors of VU’s City Flinders Campus, which is less than five minutes’ walk from Flinders Street Station, Melbourne’s main train station. The city teaching space offers an independent learning centre, shared computer labs and purpose-built classrooms, with superb views of the city skyline.

VU ELICOS has nine intakes per year, which means VU can ensure you complete your required English study before you begin your academic studies.

Our students

Jing Fang

A change of lifestyle – and learning environment – were the main motivators that brought international student Jing Fang to VU.

Danyang Zhang

Prompted by her parents to live abroad, Danyang Zhang knew she made the right choice when she signed up to study at Victoria University.

Pengzhao Liu

Studying with people from all corners of the world is "the best thing" about VU, according to international student Pengzhao Liu.

Daljeet Bhogal

Learning new skills, expanding her experiences and developing career opportunities were among the reasons that brought Indian student Daljeet Bhogal to VU.

Pierre Rutomera

Burundi-born VU student Pierre Rutomera came to Australia with limited English language skills. Thanks to VU English, he is now able to speak and write fluently.

Danielle Walton

Not entirely convinced she wanted to study a business degree, Danielle Walton enrolled in the Diploma of Business (Enterprise) at VU College to give herself a “taste” of what to expect.

Andrew Bottriell

Completing the Diploma of Information Technology at VU College has opened a number of new doors for Andrew Bottriell.

Yuqi Jiao

After earning a diploma in accounting from Shandong Jianzhu University, Yuqi Jiao enrolled at VU English – VU’s English language centre – to strengthen his English skills in preparation for a VU degree.

Shaneal Williams

Despite moving solo to a foreign country, international student Shaneal Williams has felt a wealth of support since she arrived at VU in 2014.

Lashini Andradi

Naturally, Lashini Andradi was a bundle of nerves when she moved from her home country of Sri Lanka to study at VU in Melbourne.

Shuyan Hu

With his sights set on a globally recognised Australian degree, international student Shuyan Hu left his home country of China in 2014 to study at VU.

Parsa Haghighi

For Persian-born Parsa Haghighi, moving to Melbourne has opened his eyes to a melting pot of people and cultures.

Contact VU College

VU College is located at:

Victoria University, City Flinders Campus, Level 17,
300 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9919 1175