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Victoria University

4.0 out of 5 (20 ratings / 17 reviews) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible education to students in Melbourne’s 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)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

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.

Research

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.

Career

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

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
351 -50
2020
301
2019
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
551 50
2020
601 50
2019
651
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
901
2019
-
2018
-
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
2021
-
2020
485
2019
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

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.

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

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

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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