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Victoria University

4.0 out of 5 (20 ratings / 17 reviews) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Being a dual-sector university means that our students can easily pathway from vocational education to higher education - such as from a certificate or diploma course through to an undergraduate degree or even a postgraduate qualification by coursework or research.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



In celebrating the Centenary in 2016, we acknowledged that although Victoria University is a young university, it has a long, rich history, encompassing a 100 year commitment to providing high quality, accessible education and enriching the community.


VU has many courses to choose from at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Explore new study areas, advance your career and experience uni life by studying a single unit (or more) with us.


At Victoria University, we are committed to undertaking high impact research that shapes healthier, smarter and more sustainable communities across six interdisciplinary areas of research focus.

By placing our students, researchers, and external partners at the very heart of issues they are passionate about, we effect change that benefits the economy, society and environment.


Victoria University offers many experiences to help you graduate as a well-rounded and well-prepared job seeker.

Opportunities to develop your professional skills include:

  • work-based practice hours
  • placements with respected organisations that partner with VU
  • hands-on learning in creative studios and high-tech labs.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

Victoria University is pleased to offer guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing full-time domestic and international students. This offer is in partnership with UniLodge, our accommodation provider.

UniLodge Victoria University offers modern purpose-built student accommodation apartments in Footscray with excellent facilities and a community environment – all within a short walking distance to classes!

Library services

Our online resources are available 24 hours a day from wherever you are. You can also visit any of our seven campus libraries for help with your information needs, access to a PC or a quiet place to study.

Medical services

Our clinics provide services to maintain and improve your health, and to help you look and feel good while improving your performance in everyday life.

The clinics are open to students, staff and members of the public.

Student Life

Campus life

Victoria University has campuses across Melbourne's CBD and western suburbs. International students can also choose to study at VU Sydney, VU India or partner institutions overseas.

Our flagship campus is located in Footscray - study with us in Melbourne's western cultural and creative epicentre.

  • City Flinders
  • City Flinders Lane
  • City King
  • City Queen
  • Footscray Nicholson
  • Footscray Park
  • St Albans
  • Sunshine
  • Werribee
  • VU at MetroWest (Footscray)
  • VU Sydney

Sports facilities

There are plenty of options for staff and students wanting to join a sporting club and play in local competitions.

Joining a Victoria University sport club helps keep you fit while doing something you love. You will also get to meet new people and maybe do some travelling too.

Student clubs

VUSU is the PEAK REPRESENTATIVE STUDENT BODY at Victoria University, designed to provide and advocate for students at Victoria University. Our team here at VUSU are diligent in students rights, safety and security, as well as providing the best student experiences throughout the university journey! 

Student Reviews

It was awesome
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Everything was okay🙂

Best University for Work-Life balance.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University has amazing teaching method which they call the “BLOCK METHOD’ in which they teach only 1 subject per unit i.e. per month and which makes studying easy and have a work-life balance.

You don’t always have to have the highest marks in the class, doing your best is most important, besides if you spend your whole time getting the best marks in the class you won’t have any extra time to develop skills or start a business
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university was good, allowing students different ways in which to learn providing traditional and block module style learning, I liked also how culturally inclusive this university is The only downside is I have a permanent hearing disability that has been verified by Australian hearing, I tried explaining to the teacher about this but sadly she was quite...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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