Experience a diverse range of cultures, religions, and languages at Victoria University (VU).

When you study with us, you will share classes, conversations and friendships with students from over 175 different countries.

Because our students join us from so many different locations, we also have more than 240,000 VU alumni living and working around the world.

We won the Multicultural Business Award from the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Commission in 2018 for our outstanding service to multicultural communities.

Diverse mix of students

As an accessible and friendly university, we attract students from all over Melbourne, regional Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Our students:

VU graduates have been awarded:

  • Young Victorian of the Year
  • Victorian Young Achiever of the Year
  • International Student of the Year
  • Postgraduate International Student of the Year.

We are also one of the largest educators of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in Victoria, with a long history of helping international students, migrants and refugees to succeed in study, work and community integration.

Our learning model – the VU Block Model® – is designed to give all of our students the best education experience possible. It offers small, focused classes, more one-to-one support from teachers, and a range of workshops that help you become an excellent student, well prepared for your career.

The Good Universities Guide gives VU a top rating of five stars for attracting first-generation students, proving we are among the country’s leaders in offering university education to traditionally under-represented students.

Community involvement

Study in an engaging local environment. Footscray is just six kilometres from the CBD of Melbourne. It is diverse, vibrant and rich with culture, art, food, sport and heritage, and rapidly becoming the place to be in Melbourne.

We are working with Maribyrnong City Council to transform the suburb of Footscray over the next 10 years into Footscray University Town.

Our Footscray campuses have strong links to the community, including: 

Footscray University Town aims to build on these links and we want you to be involved.