International students

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Our courses are delivered across campuses in Melbourne's CBD
and inner west, and at VU Sydney.

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International applications

  1. Find a course that suits your career or study goals.  
  2. Check that you meet the entry requirements for your course, and prepare supporting documentation.
  3. Submit an application direct to VU or apply with the assistance of an education agent.
  4. Sign and return your Letter of Offer to study at VU, including your fee deposit.

Exchange or study abroad

  1. Speak to your university to find out if you are eligible as a Study Abroad or Exchange student.
  2. Select units (subjects) from our custom certificate programs or search for units that align with your course or study area.
  3. Submit your study abroad or exchange application.
  4. Sign and return your acceptance

If you are coming from overseas to study in Australia, you will need to apply for a student visa, and arrange your accommodation and flights, making sure you arrive in time for your international orientation.

Study at Victoria University

Victoria University (VU), in Melbourne, Australia is ranked in the world’s top 2% (THE World University Rankings 2016/2017) and firmly positioned in QS World University rankings (2016/2017)

As one of Australia’s 39 public universities,  VU is one of the largest and most culturally diverse institutions in Australia. VU graduates can be assured that their qualification is awarded by a university with a world-class education system.

In 2016, VU celebrated 100 years since the founding of our predecessor institution, the Footscray Technical School, and our 25th anniversary as a university.

Download the MyVU international study guide.

Globally connected

We are one of the largest and most culturally diverse education institutions in Australia. We have:

  • more than 14,000 international students enrolled with us, with 8500 studying with 7 overseas partner universities.
  • 500 students studying part of their degree overseas with over 120 international exchange partner institutions each year.
  • 224,000 registered alumni with 28,760 residing overseas.

We strive to provide unique study and research opportunities through education, industry, community and government partnerships in Australia, throughout Asia and around the world.

Pathways to success

Being one of six universities in Australia to offer both vocational training (TAFE) and higher education, VU is able to provide attractive pathways from diplomas to degrees across a range of study areas.

VU College, VU’s specialist pathways college, delivers English language courses and Higher Education (HE) Diplomas in business, engineering and information technology.

Successful completion of a HE Diploma provides guaranteed entry into the second year of specific bachelor degrees, allowing you to save money while completing your degree in the same duration, with extra support in the first year.

In addition to the HE diplomas, many of our certificate and diploma courses are pathways into a bachelor degree, where you can receive credit for completing a TAFE course in business, dermal therapy or nursing.

Study in Melbourne

Study in the world’s most liveable city, and enjoy the vibrant culture and many events.

Our campuses & services

Our campuses provide a range of services to support your study.

We are committed to your safety and security while you study, and ensuring our campuses offer a safe and secure study environment.