Victoria University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Victoria University is a public university and is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is a university of the west and one of the 39 public universities in ustralia. The university was established in 1916 and gained its university status in 1991. The university is home to over 40,000 students including around 14,000 international students. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, vocational and TAFE programs. Some of the popular programs by Victoria University subject areas are Arts and Humanities, Education, Computers and IT, Engineering and Science, Health and Biomedicine, Law and Justice, etc.

    As per the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, Victoria University is ranked in the top 2% universities worldwide. The university also ranked 11th out of 22 Australian Institutions in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. The university had seen substantial growth in the areas of Business and Economics, Life Sciences and Psychology. Victoria University jumped five bands and ranked in the top half of all ranked universities from #601-650 in the world in 2020 to #551-560 in 2021 in QS World University Rankings.

    The admissions at Victoria university creates an environment of diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, cultural background, age, etc. 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.

    Victoria University Rankings

    Universities around the world are ranked based on their performance and calculated on multiple indicators. Here are the latest rankings of Victoria University:

    Times Higher Education (THE) 2021 Rankings

    • 351-400 in World University Rankings 2021
    • 101-200th in Impact Rankings 2020
    • 56th in Young University Rankings 2020

    U.S. News and World Report 2021

    • #543 in Best Global Universities
    • #30 in Best Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand
    • #25 in Best Global Universities in Australia

    QS World University Rankings 2021

    • #551-560 in QS Global World Rankings

    Victoria University QS WUR by subject rankings 2020 are given below:

    Subject Ranking
    Sports related subjects #51-100
    Computer Science and Information Systems #351-400
    Business and Management Studies #401-450
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering #401-450
    Economics #451-500


    Type Public
    Campus accommodation capacity 500 beds
    Application portal Online or agent
    Academic calendar Semester based
    Mode of programs Full-time; part-time; online
    Total no. of alumni 240,000
    Total No. of students 40,000
    Financial aid scholarships
    Admission helpdesk 1300 VIC UNI

    Victoria University Campus

    • The University possesses various tobacco and smoke-free campuses across Melbourne and Sydney as well as at various other international countries.
    • The University’s main campus is located at Footscray in Melbourne which is situated next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River.
    • The various on campon-campuses includes restaurant, cafes, science facilities, bookshops, pool, gym, Laboratories, learning areas, libraries, beauty treatments, massage, osteopathy, music agency, child care services, security operation Centre, counselling services, etc.
    • To encourage extra-curricular participation among students, there are various student clubs and organizations such as leadership groups, sports clubs, social Sports, volunteering opportunities, spiritual and religious clubs, social clubs, cultural clubs, etc.
    • The city of Melbourne is a hub of world-class Universities and convenient Lifestyle with more than 1,00,000 international students living there with a lot of student engaging activities such as free music, beautiful parks, excellent dining, International Sporting events, etc.
    • The Victoria University campus is connected to the Footscray and St. Alubus campuses via free of cost VU shuttle cost.

    Victoria University Residence

    • The students studying at Victoria University has two options of accommodations that are on campus and off-campus accommodation options.
    • For on-campus accommodation, the University has a Unilodge for VU student accommodation offering a first class living experience to its students.
    • The Unilodge is a modern 12-story building offering over 500 beds in a mix of Studio Apartments, 2 bedrooms, and 6 bedrooms shared apartments.
    • The building offers fully furnished modern apartments with bathroom, kitchen, fan, heater, internet facilities, 24/7 secure building access, study Desk, chair, pinboard, shelves, TV, common lounge, cinema or media room, in house theatre, laundry room, outdoor leisure space, BBQ, half basketball court, rooftop garden terrace, onsite Café, pool table, games room, etc.
    • The University offers guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing full time domestic and international students.
    • For seeking accommodation in University-approved Unilodge, the student has to submit an application for the same.
    • There are also various off-campus accommodation options available in the city of Melbourne.

    Victoria University Programs

    • The University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, vocational, and TAFE courses.
    • The most popular courses include in the academic fields of Business, Arts, Education, Computers & IT, Engineering & Science, etc.
    • The University also offers flexible learning options and a unique VU block Model under which the student gets to focus on only one unit or subject at a time over a four weeks block.
    • Moreover, the University also offers various Pathway programs to its students.
    • Students who enroll in a trimester delivery may have the opportunity to complete two-year master’s courses in less than 16 months.
    • Short courses to enhance skills and cross-institutional study wherein students may be able to apply to study a unit at another institution are also offered.

    Victoria University Application Process

    Application portal: Applicants can apply for admission in the University in two ways that is directly to the university online or through an education agent.

    Application process: The University does not charge any application fee from its students.

    Document requirements for undergraduate admissions:

    • Completed Secondary School qualification equivalent to an Australian year 12 certificate or Australian bachelor’s degree.
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Academic transcripts of all the Institutions attended
    • Copy of valid passport
    • Health Insurance

    Note: Other requirements are subject to the particular course chosen by the candidate.

    English Proficiency Test Scores

    Exams accepted  Scores for UG Scores for PG
    IELTS 6.0 6.5
    TOEFL (IBT) 67 79
    PTE 50-57 58-64
    CAE 169 176
    EAP Level 5 Level 6

    Victoria University Cost Of Attendance

    The tuition fees to be paid by the student depends upon the course chosen by the applicant and vary from course-to-course. Other expenses incurred by an individual depend on the lifestyle and preferences of the individual. Let us have a look at some of the common expenses estimated to be incurred:

    Type Estimated expense
    Tuition fee Depends on the course
    Study resources, textbooks and materials 650 AUD per year
    Graduation ceremony cost 112.5 AUD
    Health insurance 435 AUD annually
    Accommodation cost Depends on the apartment and choice
    Food and drinks 100 AUD per week

    Victoria University Financial Aid

    • The University offers various kinds of scholarships worth millions of dollars for students at all levels.
    • There are various scholarships exclusively for international students at Victoria University.
    • Scholarships for international students are generally externally funded or university-funded scholarship schemes in order to provide financial assistance to international students.
    • To avail scholarship meant for international students, the candidate is required to submit an online application at the University portal which is then assessed on the basis of the academic performance or personal financial situation of the student.
    • Some of the scholarships available for international students are as follows:
      • VU International Excellence Scholarship up to 750 AUD per semester and up to 3,000 AUD towards the total tuition fees for which a student is required to be enrolled in full-time course duration, receive advanced standing/credit transfer into the VU and successful completion of every 48 credit points.
      • VU International VCE Scholarship up to 3,000 AUD for the first two study periods and up to 12,000 AUD towards the total tuition fees for which a student is required complete Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with an ATAR higher than 50.00, apply for entry into a Victoria University bachelor degree commencing in 2020 and maintain a 60 Weighted Average Mark (WAM) after every 96 credits.
      • VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship up to 2,000 AUD grant for the second semester of studies for which a student is required to secure at least a distinction in each unit in the first semester of a diploma at VU College in Melbourne.
    • Moreover, applicant can apply for multiple scholarships and can be eligible to receive more than one scholarship at the same time.

    Victoria University Alumni Network

    • The University has a global network of over 240,000 alumni across 130 countries.
    • The University also offers various benefits which are exclusive to its alumni such as course discounts, career advice, social and networking events, alumni membership, library membership, etc.
    • Some very successful alumni from the university who received lifetime achievement award are as follows:
      • Dr. Collette Burke: Chief engineer of Victoria, MD at Exner Group and Director at VicTrack.
      • Dr. Adrian Stoica: senior research scientist at NASA Jet propulsion laboratory California Institute of Technology doctor of philosophy
      • Andrew Gaze Am: head coach of Sydney Kings
      • Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO: visionary founder and chairman of Sunway group
      • The honorable Kim Wells: recipient of universities first distinguished alumni award Member of Parliament for 19 years and state treasurer since November 2010

    Victoria University Placements

    Some of the top companies recruiting students from Victoria University include Ernst and Young, Siemens, Accenture, British Petroleum, IBM, etc.

    Here is a list of the average salary offered for different programs:

    Program Average Salary Offered
    Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) 50,000 AUD
    Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) 87,000 AUD
    Masters of Business Administration 115,600 AUD

    Victoria University’s career center helps students by providing workshops on writing job applications, mentoring, networking events, career advice, job search strategies, etc. The Learning Hub hosts an online job board that helps students and graduates to find suitable jobs in Australia.


    Ques. Where does Victoria University rank in the world?

    Ans. Victoria University is ranked in the top 2% universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

    Ques. How do I enroll in programs at Victoria University?

    Ans. Selected students will receive a letter of offer for the course they are selected for which will contain a student ID number and information regarding enrollment.

    Ques. While travel restrictions are still in place can I begin my course from my home?

    Ans. Yes, you can start your course online using digitally supported remote (DSR) learning.

    Ques. What programs are available for distance learning?

    Ans. Victoria University will be offering all courses in distance learning mode in semester 1, 2021.

    Ques. How do I apply for the VU Future Leaders Scholarship (International)?

    Ans. After the student has met the academic requirements, he or she may apply for a scholarship.

    Ques. Can I get more time to provide my English language results for my visa application?

    Ans. Yes. Considering the interruption of testing services due to COVID-19, the Department of Home Affairs will allow some extra time to provide English language results.

    Ques. Can I apply if I didn’t study the pre-requisite subjects?

    Ans. Victoria University has a number of pathway options that provide the opportunity to undertake a bachelor's degree even if you have not completed the prerequisites, met the study scores or ATAR during Year 12.

    Ques. Can I add a new course to my preferences?

    Ans. Yes, you can add new courses to your preference list during the Change of Preference period. Make sure you meet the requirements to be eligible for the course.

    Ques. Does Victoria University offer on-campus accommodation?

    Ans. Victoria University offers modern student accommodation in Unilodge.

    Ques. What is the housing capacity of Victoria University?

    Ans. Victoria University offers accommodation for over 500 students in the form of studio, two and six-bedroom luxury apartments.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    Term 1 (29th Feb 2020)
    Term 2 (31st Jul 2020)
    $22,908 /Yr
    Master Enterprise Resource Planning Management
    Term 1 (31st Mar 2020)
    Term 2 (31st Jul 2020)
    Term 3 (30th Nov 2020)
    $19,320 /Yr
    B.Eng Mechanical Engineering
    Term 1 (29th Feb 2020)
    Term 2 (31st Jul 2020)
    $23,115 /Yr
    Bachelor Criminal Justice
    Term 1 (29th Feb 2020)
    Term 2 (31st Jul 2020)
    $16,008 /Yr
    Ph.D Engineering
    Term 1 (29th Feb 2020)
    Term 2 (31st Jul 2020)
    $22,080 /Yr
    Ph.D Business and Management
    Term 1 (29th Feb 2020)
    Term 2 (31st Jul 2020)
    $21,528 /Yr
    Graduate Diploma Migration Law
    Term 1 (30th Jun 2020)
    Term 2 (31st Jan 2020)
    $22,080 /Yr
    Graduate Diploma Business - Supply Chain Management
    Term 1 (29th Feb 2020)
    Term 2 (31st Jul 2020)
    $20,493 /Yr

    Master Enterprise Resource Planning Management

    2 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 19,320/Yr
    Degrees Available: M.Bus
    Application Deadline: 31 Mar, 2020

    Bachelor Criminal Justice

    3 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 16,008/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6|TOEFL67|PTE50
    Application Deadline: 29 Feb, 2020

    Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng] Mechanical Engineering

    4 years
    Honours, On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 23,115/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6|TOEFL67|PTE50
    Application Deadline: 29 Feb, 2020

    Bachelor of Nursing [B.N]

    3 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 21,528/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS7|TOEFL94|PTE65
    Application Deadline: 29 Feb, 2020

    Bachelor of Law [L.L.B]

    4 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 20,424/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6|TOEFL67|PTE50
    Application Deadline: 29 Feb, 2020


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    7.2/10Social Life

    Victoria University Reviews

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    9 Reviews Found

    10.0 /10

    Test I searched on google and reviewed my colleges and universities. Thereby I collided with VU and deep inside the website. When I saw this I was amazed and I choose it. The fee was suitable and the teachers' faculty members all were very friendly. My consultancy also suggested choosing this uni due to its globally recognized degree as well as the degree value in the international market. So this made me attracted to my uni.

    Fees :

    The fee structure was 10000 dollars per semester. It was affordable and my parents could offer it as well. It was the best affordable. I maintained OHSC and paid a total fee of 10000 dollars. Many scholarships are available to the international students regarding their ability and the marks they secured on their exams.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    5.7 /10

    Back in my home country, we also have Victoria University in Sunway College which provided the students with 5-star facilities. I have been doing a twinning program with Victoria University in Australia. I have completed IGCSE in 2014 and completed a Diploma in Events Management in 2017. I have also received an Outstanding Performance certificate upon completion of my Diploma.

    Fees :

    I have received an exchange program where I pay my home country's university tuition fee instead of paying in Aussie dollars. Hence, I have saved quite an amount from that as the currency exchange rate is 3 times of my currency (Malaysia). The tuition fee for one semester is approximately $13700. Whereas I only paid approximately $2000 for the last semester. Not all students can receive the offer. We had to go through interviews through our home country's university director and get recommendation letters from our lecturers for the application of the program.

    7 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    4 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    8.3 /10

    Because it offers the best possibilities within the program I chose and it really supports individuality and focuses on each student's needs. Also, I really liked their new delivery concept, the block mode.

    Fees :

    I pay my fees upfront, before every semester. Apart from that, there are no other charges. You are not forced to buy any books etc.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    5.5 /10

    The reason I decided to opt for this university is that I didn't get great exam marks at the end of year twelve/high school and it was the only University that I got an offer to go to, so that?s why I chose it.

    Fees :

    My fees are covered on the HECS is a government supported place and I can pay off the gap or rest of the non subsidized part when I begin to work full time and choose how long I take to pay it.

    6 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    1 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    4 /10 extracurricular
    9.0 /10

    I chose this particular college for me as I felt that this college was giving me everything I wanted and more. The courses are exquisite and the uni really gives an insight to everything that they have to offer on the open days. The campus itself is beautiful and the people are wonderful and it's better then what it seemed.

    Fees :

    The fees structure for my uni is that unless and until you make 55,000 a year plus you do not have to pay your uni bills (as in for the course)

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    5.7 /10

    Best for sport in my area so I am able to go on and do sport based subjects in the future or it is known everywhere and goes somewhere else if I wanted to which gives me a range of opportunity's going into my field.

    Fees :

    I apply for vet fee help and then pay in small payments over the year of the course which is good and it's only 10000.

    7 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    4 /10 infrastructure
    3 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    2 /10 extracurricular
    8.3 /10

    The program at this particular university offers a great selection of studies and has high-quality facilities. The commute is also easy to do as it offers shuttle buses to and from its nearest train station.

    Fees :

    The charges were for each semester m ie my first semester I got charged 4 units that I chose to enroll in.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    8.3 /10

    I liked the structure of the course and the way they set out the units of learning. I have found it an easy transition to university.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    6.8 /10

    Because if it's quality education and it's great teaching abilities, it's reputation as a University and furthermore it's a unique first-year model.

    Fees :

    It's 14200 for semester 1 and keeps increasing every semester by around 300-500$ and other expenses are also very high which includes 2000 yearly for public transport and diet expenses are also high.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular

    Victoria University Admissions

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $18,906 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $19,320 / Year
    On Campus
    Public Transport
    $1,560 / Year
    Food and Drinks
    $5,200 / Year
    $7,800 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    Victoria Graduate School of Business, Victoria University

    Address: 300 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000,
    Ballarat Rd, Footscray VIC 3011

    Nearby This Campus

    • Book Store
    • Super Market
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport

    Book Store

    Khai Tri Books & Music0.47 km
    Robinsons Bookshop Highpoint2.37 km
    Wayward Books2.75 km
    Claremont Book Shop2.80 km
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    Aangan1.98 km
    Quality Hotel Carlton Melbourne5.43 km
    The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne5.53 km
    Jasper Boutique Hotel5.58 km
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    Helipad Royal Melbourne Hospital5.07 km
    Jet Airways5.34 km
    Vedaleon Technologies5.73 km
    Aviation Projects6.00 km
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    Super Market

    ALDI Maribyrnong1.19 km
    Woolworths Newmarket Plaza2.70 km
    Coles Braybrook3.41 km
    Costco Wholesale Docklands3.89 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Eco Laundry Room (North Melbourne)3.76 km
    Moonee Ponds Shopping Centre3.80 km
    The District Docklands4.17 km
    Dome IGA X-press5.20 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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