Victoria University

Rank 33
Location Melbourne
Established 1916
Famous For Earth and Marine Sciences, Education


Victoria University (VU) is a renowned public university located in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1916 and is one of the oldest and most popular universities in the state of Victoria. VU is known for its commitment to providing quality education and innovative research, as well as its focus on industry-relevant courses that prepare students for successful careers.

VU offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs, apart from technical and further education (TAFE) training courses in various fields of study, including arts, education, engineering, business, law, science, social sciences, and sport and exercise science. The university is also known for its strong research programs, particularly in the fields of sports science, education, and business.

Services for International Students

The university provides a multitude of support services to assist students with their academic and personal needs. Some of the key support services include academic skills workshops, career advice and employment services, counselling and wellbeing services, and disability support services. The university also has a dedicated team of student mentors who provide guidance to new and current students. VU particularly offers support services for international students, including pre-departure briefings, orientation programs, and ongoing assistance with visa and immigration issues.


  • 501-600th in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2023
  • 79th in the Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2022
  • 77th in the Young University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2022
  • 711-720th in the QS World University Rankings of 2024
  • 649th in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


Victoria University provides housing through VU Student Accommodation, which is a multi-storey facility offering 500 beds in a mix of 2 and 6-bedroom share apartments and studio apartments. Additionally, the university provides assistance and resources for students to find suitable accommodation in Melbourne. They can choose to stay with a local host family through a homestay program. Students can rent a room in a shared house with other students or local residents or rent a studio or apartment on their own or with a roommate. There are several student accommodation providers as well in Melbourne that offer purpose-built student accommodation for university students.

About Location

The university has several campuses in different suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The main campus, Footscray Park Campus, is located in the suburb of Footscray, which is about 6 km west of Melbourne's central business district. Other VU campuses are located in the suburbs of Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, City Flinders, and Werribee.

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