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.

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.

City teaching space

We recognise that living and studying in another country can take time for students to adjust to. This is why we have established a dedicated space to ensure VU College students receive the tailored support that they need as they transition to studying and living in Australia.

As a VU College student, you will have full access to the University’s facilities. These include the learning commons and library, sports and recreation facilities, and teaching and study spaces. All VU College students also have the opportunity to join the University’s various clubs and societies.

In addition to the teaching and informal learning spaces and student service centre at our City Finders campus in the city, VU College students have access to:

These teaching and learning spaces are located on the top three floors of our City Flinders campus. VU College courses taught at our City Flinders campus include:

Students who undertake a Diploma of Information Technology will study at our Footscray Nicholson campus.

Our students

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
Email: vu.college@vu.edu.au