Graduate Programs at Australia’s #1 University

University of Melbourne
Parkville, Australia


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Acceptance Rate

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  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $28,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $28,000

Our Program

Located in vibrant and beautiful Australia, the University of Melbourne provides affordable access to one of the leading universities in the world.

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that seeks people to make distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, placed number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world.

With annual average tuition under US$30,000, the University provides affordable access to excellence. US student loans and veteran benefits can be used at UniMelb. International students can work in Australia for at least two years after graduation.

At the University of Melbourne, you’ll gain an internationally recognized degree that will open doors to an outstanding future. The University ranks 7th in the world for graduate employability.

Study in the heart of Melbourne, consistently voted one of the most livable cities in the world. It’s a vibrant, multicultural hub renowned for its food, sport and cultural scene and a gateway to Australia’s distinctive natural beauty.

The University offers graduate coursework degrees in the following schools and disciplines:

  • Faculty of Arts Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Art History and Management, Communication, Community Development, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Government Affairs, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Relations, Journalism, Linguistics, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Publishing)
  • Faculty of Business and Economics (Business, Economics, Management, MBA)
  • Faculty of Fine Art and Music (Digital and Electronic Art, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art)
  • Faculty of Science (Biology, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environment & Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Studies, Math and Statistics, Medical Sciences, Psychology)
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education (Education, Teaching, Psychology)]
  • Melbourne Law School (JD, LLM, Professional Studies)
  • Melbourne School of Design (Architecture and Planning, Design, Professional Studies, Urban Planning)
  • Melbourne School of Engineering (Computer Science, Engineering, Professional Studies, Sustainability)
  • Melbourne School of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (Clinical Health, Counseling, Human Development, Medical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Professional Studies, Public Health, Optometry, Social Work, Speech Language, Therapy)
  • Veterinary Medicine

The University is a research-intensive institution with strong industry links. We’re looking for people to change the world through research. Find out more about graduate research at


  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 50%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75


  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Admissions for most degrees is based solely on undergraduate GPA, with a minimum average of about 75%
  • checkbox-alt A select number of degrees require a personal statement
  • checkbox-alt GRE is required only for some Business degrees
  • checkbox-alt LSAT is required for Law
  • checkbox-alt If tertiary studies have not been completed in an English speaking country, applicants must meet the English proficiency through TOEFL, IELTS or other test

Additional Requirements

Because most graduate degrees are based solely on undergraduate academic achievement, applicants to the University of Melbourne tend to be self-selecting and accounts for a high acceptance rate.

Application Deadline

The Australian academic year follows the calendar year and affects application deadlines.

Semester 1: Feb - June; application deadline late October the prior year

Semester 2: Aug - Nov; application deadline by end of April

Some professional programs in health have application deadlines in June or July for commencement in February the following year.

Most degrees allow for commencement in either semester. Some professional courses in Law and Health commence only at the start of the calendar year.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 52,000 Students
  • Female

    female 57% Female
  • Male

    male 43% Male


  • checkbox-alt 25,000 graduate students ( half the student body)

Clubs & Associations

The University of Melbourne offers college athletes to play at a semi-professional level as a graduate student. Sports enthusiasts at all levels can also engage in many sports.

A vast number of social and academic clubs and societies are an integral part of the UniMelb student experience.

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $28,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $28,000
  • Average Financial Aid Offer

    grad-aid $0

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt All international students can work up to 20 hours a week during term and full-time during breaks. Minimum wage is AU$19.49 per hour.
  • checkbox-alt US student loans and veteran benefits can be used at UniMelb.
  • checkbox-alt Mandatory comprehensive student health insurance is approximately US$50/month.
  • checkbox-alt International students can work in Australia for 2 years after graduation.