Australia’s number one university
For over 160 years, The University of Melbourne has been an international leader in research, teaching and learning – attracting students from more than 150 countries.
Melbourne offers undergraduate degrees in nearly 100 major fields of study and world-leading graduate programs delivered through graduate schools in professional and scholarly disciplines to about 50,000 students each year.
A degree from Australia’s number one university is your ticket to an extraordinary future. And at Melbourne, you learn from the best. Our teachers are renowned researchers and industry leaders recognised globally for their outstanding achievements. Their job is to help you prepare for the challenging and exciting times ahead in the workforce.
The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 40 universities.
Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers. We collaborate with a wide range of organisations to achieve positive research outcomes with global impact. And, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene, as home to a number of museums, galleries and performing arts organisations.
Our researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as human rights law, climate change, telecommunications and medical research. Among our many distinguished academics are Nobel Laureate, Professor Peter Doherty and Laureate Professor, Professor Peter Singer.
At a glance
The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university.
The University attracts and cultivates the best and brightest researchers from around the world. We collaborate with industry, other institutions and research organisations, the community, government and not-for-profit organisations to achieve positive research outcomes with global impact.
As one of the largest and most productive research organisations in Australia, our expenditure in 2014 was $1.17 billion (AUD). We are committed to further elevating our successes and excellence in research. Learn more about our research.
We collaborate with a wide range of partners from industry, other institutions and research organisations, the community, government and not-for-profit organisations.
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Museums and Galleries
The University of Melbourne offers a wide range of museums and galleries exploring everything from contemporary art, classics and archaeology, medical and dental history, music and the sciences. Visit the individual museum and galleries websites to discover what's on and for information on access and opening hours.