International research

We work with universities, governments, industry and other organisations around the world to facilitate researcher and student exchange programs, foster international research collaborations and create international research networks and partnerships.

Joint international PhD programs

A joint PhD program enables PhD students to simultaneously enrol in a research degree at VU and a university with a similar research focus in another country. Students must meet the academic requirements of both institutions and complete a significant component of their candidature at both universities.

Joint PhD programs provide opportunities for students to establish research and academic networks outside their home country and receive a qualification recognised by both universities.

If you would like to find out how we can work with your university to deliver a joint international PhD program in one of our research themes, contact the Graduate Research School.

Academic & research student exchange

The international exchange of ideas is at the centre of our research strategy. Exchanging researchers enables us to develop new knowledge by sharing expertise with those in other countries.

Find out about scholarships for research students and funding schemes to support academic exchange.

Please contact our research institutes or centres directly to discuss academic exchange or visiting scholar opportunities.

For international student exchange, please contact Victoria University International.

International research students

Enhance your research career by undertaking a PhD, professional Doctorate, or Masters by Research, and contribute to new developments in your area of expertise. When you undertake research at VU you have the opportunity to specialise in one of our research themes or pursue cross-disciplinary research.

Our graduate researchers become part of a research community committed to research excellence. You will enjoy quality research supervision and mentoring, English language support and participate in a researcher development program to help you develop advanced and practical research skills. There are also a range of scholarships available to support you while you study.

Our International Student Support team will help you settle into life in Melbourne as you enjoy everything VU has to offer.

For further information about studying at VU as an international student, please contact our international office.

Joint research opportunities

At Victoria University, we take a multidisciplinary approach to our research and strive to develop innovative technologies that benefit students, industry and the broader community. We inspire and support research students to set new standards and make a substantial contribution to their field.

Whether our researchers are working alongside pre-school teachers, Olympic athletes, Timor-Leste farmers, or in collaboration with the overseas governments and universities, we consider our international partnerships to be long-term, mutually beneficial collaborations.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the relevant Institute or Centre directly. Alternatively, contact the Executive Director, Research Services at [email protected]

If you would like to find out more about how you can deliver a joint international PhD program or undertake joint research activities, please send an international partnership enquiry.

Submit international partnership enquiry