University of Melbourne


Located in Parkville on the fringe of Melbourne’s central business district, the University of Melbourne has been a leading centre of higher education and research in Australia for over 160 years.

High rankings in independent international surveys reflect the University’s strong research performance, excellence in learning and teaching, and intellectual and social capital. In the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities rankings in 2016 the University ranked number 40 in the world and number one in Australia.

Through its acclaimed curriculum, University of Melbourne students complete a broad undergraduate program which includes deep study in their field coupled with subjects from outside their faculty, giving them the chance to explore a broad range of subjects and opportunities. Students then go on to complete a graduate professional degree, undertake a research higher degree or enter the job market.

Melbourne has one of the largest cohorts of graduate researchers in Australia with more than 15 000 PhD, research doctorate, masters by research and postgraduate coursework candidates.

The University’s researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as human rights law, telecommunications, climate change and medical research.

The University also contributes to Australia’s cultural dynamism through programs such as the Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne University Publishing, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and Asialink.

The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne is one of the leading physics departments in Australia, and its members are engaged in research at the forefront of a diverse range of fields from high-energy physics to quantum computing.