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Victoria University

4.0 out of 5 (25 ratings / 21 reviews) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible education to students in Melbourne‚Äôs west and beyond. Victoria University aims to continue creating positive outcomes for education, industry and our community into the future.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Law (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Victoria University achieved university status in 1991, but our preceding institutions date back to 1916. We are one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities. Today, we have over 40,000 enrolled higher education, and vocational education and training students studying on our campuses.


At Victoria University we are taking the national agenda for STEM education forwards, by working to provide students and teachers with:

  • mathematical and statistical understanding and skills that are necessary for STEM
  • qualified teachers of STEM subjects at all levels, especially primary and early years
  • alignment with industry needs, including understanding new job opportunities in data management
  • entrepreneurs who can translate scientific knowledge into businesses that create future jobs in the globally changing economy.


Within innovation and research VU has:

  • developed new mathematics teacher learning in schools and the STEM agenda
  • the Early Learning STEM Australia project cataloguing STEM Apps on iPads for very young children (Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Government of Australia, Canberra) (contact Professor Nicola Yelland).


  • VU Employ is here to provide you with advice and support along every step of your career journey – from crafting your resume for casual employment to exploring your graduate career options.
  • VU has a range of career support services, resources and employability programs.
  • If you’re a current student or recent VU graduate, we're here to make sure you have the skills, experience, confidence and knowledge needed to be job and career ready.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Housing services

If you are leaving home for the first time, or joining VU from interstate or overseas, we can help you find accommodation in Melbourne.

Staying in student accommodation takes the stress out of finding a place to live – VU offers convenient, safe and friendly university accommodation in fully furnished apartments.

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.

The 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

  • The College of Sport & Exercise Science's $68 million high-technology teaching and research facility at Footscray Park. The facility is designed with multiple integrated spaces to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching, research, and engagement in the key areas of sport and exercise science.
  • The 29 new labs are fitted with the latest technology and equipment. They support world-renowned research undertaken by the Institute for Health & Sport, and are used by professional sports team and community organisations.

Student clubs

VU organises a range of activities on- and off-campus, including:

  • Orientation Parties
  • Annual Ball
  • Mental Health training (subsidised)
  • Be a Better Human Festival
  • De-stress Festival
  • Queernival

Student Reviews

Experienced world best education system
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had great time as an undergraduate at my university and still I am experiencing it. I got new knowledge, experiences by interacting with my colleagues as well as well educated and experienced lecturers. Communicating with them make me more updated and It will be very helpful to me in my future studies as well as in my career.

Catering to student's professional needs in difficult times
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Victoria University is committed to helping their students achieve. The staff are determined to equip their students with the tools necessary for their professional endeavours. What I admire about the university is their dedication to support all their students to succeed, especially during extenuating circumstances that might be interfering with their performance. I wish...

limited space for students and computers regarding the registered students.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

All of my courses are online, I am expecting the university especially through its Flexible Distance Learning (PTAFE) to allow us access the tutorials from other campuses of USP PTAFE, but was not possible. Here in USP Solomon Islands campus student are not allowed to spend night at campus due to COVID 19 PROTOCALS. having no laptop really a concern. The services are not...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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