We offer students a wide range of support services – from scholarships and financial support, through to academic support, childcare and health and wellbeing services.

We understand that balancing study with work and life commitments isn’t always easy. That’s why our courses and support programs are designed to offer students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to achieve their goals.

Regardless of your prior experience, economic and educational background, we want you to succeed.


To make sure our students can spend more time studying than working, we offer one of the most comprehensive scholarship programs in Victoria.

Every year, we offer more than 500 scholarships. These include:

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"With a Western Chances Scholarship and Achievement Scholarship I’ve been able to buy a new computer, equipment and text books which can be very expensive. I have cerebral palsy and through VU's disability support I’ve also been able to make alternative arrangements like extra time to do exams."

Natasha Jones, scholarship recipient.

Student support

Our broad range of student support services will help you manage university life.

These services include:

Our Kick Start program for first year students who are first-in-family to attend university is also a great starting point to help you build your support network early on.

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“I have never experienced a more comprehensive academic support system than VU’s. VU creates a multicultural environment with equal opportunity. Staff were supportive of my goals and went out of their way to help me achieve them.”

Abigail Bravo, given opportunities based on academic performance.

Academic & career advice

Learning Hubs are welcoming, collaborative spaces where you can improve your study skills and receive career guidance.

Our peer mentors and learning advisors offer practical workshops and drop-in sessions, as well as after-hours online advice for:

  • maths
  • writing
  • digital-literacy
  • presentations
  • resumes and careers.

VU also offers a range of opportunities to take an active part in VU life and improve your career prospects.

Supporting graduate research

We have a broad range of services to support new and existing graduate researchers to develop the skills needed to become a successful and independent researcher.

Newly-enrolled graduate researchers can take advantage of our induction program to learn more about researching at VU.

Our dedicated Researcher Development Program also offers over 100 seminars and workshops throughout the year, covering a range of academic and professional development topics.

Find out more about support for graduate researchers.