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Federation University Australia

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
At Federation University, the desire to transform lives and enhance communities informs everything we do. From research that improves people’s lives right around the world, to supporting our students to succeed at their studies and in life – we make a difference. 

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)



  • As Victoria’s premier regional university, we have been educating Australia’s future leaders, innovators and thinkers for 150 years.
  • Federation University Australia was formed when the former University of Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus of Monash University were amalgamated. 


  • At Federation University, we’ve been building a community for 150 years. One that connects, creates and cares for each other, no matter the challenge. With a community like this around you, you can dream bigger and reach further.
  • We are driven to make a real difference - To the lives of every student who walks through our doors, and to the communities we help build and are proud to be part of. We are one of Australia’s oldest universities, known today for our modern approach to teaching and learning. For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together. 


Federation University Australia facilitates regionally relevant and internationally recognised world-class research activity in a number of key focus areas. Our research has a measurable impact on the communities in which we are located and wider society.


  • Federation University Australia is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.
  • As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

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Student services

We understand that starting life at university is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have a range of student-focused programs, social activities and services available that will help you strike the right balance between work, life and play during your time with us.

Housing services

  • We offer a range of accommodation options on or close to campus in Ballarat, Gippsland and Berwick for groups of any size.
  • A number of services, options and packages are available for guests, including linen, meals and housekeeping, creating a tailored experience to suit your needs.

Library services

The Library is committed to supporting students to stay in their programs of study by providing targeted and mobile services. We will make it easier for you to reach us when you need to and encourage independence through self-service functions. We are proud that while we provide increasing self-service options that you still appreciate friendly face to face service and value our staff. 

Student Life

Campus life

Federation University is regional Victoria's largest education institution, with campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and the Wimmera providing easy access to study, and approximately 1,300 staff committed to teaching excellence and student support.

Sports facilities

The Health and Fitness Centre, pool and indoor and outdoor recreational spaces will be closed to all members, programs and events.  

Student Reviews

My honest review 🙂
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Being far away from home for the first time i had some troubles adjusting myself. Had i no support from my friends, mentors as well as teachers and the university, it wouldn't have been so smooth.

University does not helps in finding jobs
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

After we started the course, we were taught by professor in computer lab using projector. I liked almost everything about the environment except the fact that the university's student support did not help me find a job because l had convinced by the agent that it would help me in that regard as well so I ended up on my own. I didn't had any former experience on doing jobs...

Why Federation University is the place to be
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied on campus in the first semester to gain some confidence in terms of how to university works and how to navigate everything. Second semester I studied online as I live 2 hours away from the university. I found that at fed they offer a lot of help and support to students from lecturers and student support staff compared to other university's I have been to. They...

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