The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria

Details

University Location Melbourne, Victoria
Address Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
Main Campus Parkville (Melbourne)
City Population 4.8 million
Student Population 69,000
Int'l Student Population 27,000
Semester 1 Start February/March
Semester 2 Start July

Overview

The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Established in 1853, it is Australia’s second oldest university, and has been ranked as Australia’s top university in both worldwide and national standings.

The University of Melbourne is a member of Australia’s prestigious “Group of Eight” research-intensive universities, the Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. For more than 160 years, the university has made distinctive contributions to society and attracted the best and brightest students and researchers, bringing together the world’s best minds to solve globally significant problems.

The university’s distinctive “Melbourne experience” helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals—making a positive impact across the globe. The University of Melbourne is proud to be consistently ranked as a leading university around the world for research and teaching.

Why Study Here?

The University of Melbourne is arguably Australia’s most reputable higher education institution with a tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Students from Canada choose Melbourne due to its high ranking among the best universities in the world.

Located right on the doorstep of Melbourne’s CBD, the University of Melbourne is a great place to learn. It’s close to public transport, fantastic cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation.

University of Melbourne students identify the best aspects of their Melbourne Experience as

  • inner-city location;
  • social and cultural experiences;
  • outdoor spaces on campus;
  • reputation and prestige of the university.

Popular programs for Canadian students at the University of Melbourne include medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, veterinary medicine, optometry, nursing, public health, law, and teaching.

Location Details

The University of Melbourne is located just a few minutes from the centre of Melbourne—an exciting and vibrant centre of cultural, social, sporting and business life—and just a short walk from Carlton’s stylish Lygon Street and not far from the bohemian Brunswick Street. The university’s main campus, Parkville, is recognized as the hub of Australia’s knowledge precinct. The Biomedical Precinct includes eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide range of knowledge-based industries.

Campuses
As the University of Melbourne has 7 Victorian campuses, it is important that also you know basic aspects about the campus of your studies! The university is based in Parkville, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Melbourne also has several associated rural and regional campuses in the State of Victoria. Most Canadian students will study at Parkville and Werribee campuses.

  • Parkville – Main campus
  • Burnley
  • Creswick
  • Dookie
  • Shepparton
  • Southbank
  • Werribee – Home to the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Weather
Melbourne has a moderate oceanic climate and is well known for its changeable weather conditions. This is mainly due to Melbourne’s location situated on the boundary of the very hot inland areas and the cold Southern Ocean. This temperature differential is most pronounced in the spring and summer months and can cause very strong cold fronts to form. These cold fronts can be responsible for all sorts of severe weather from gales to severe thunderstorms and hail, large temperature drops, and heavy rain.

Melbourne is colder than other mainland Australian state capital cities in the winter. The lowest temperature on record is -2.8 °C; however, snowfalls are rare. More commonly, Melbourne experiences frosts and fog in winter. It can get quite chilly, so come prepared with a good “Canadian” fall jacket—not just a windbreaker!

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“There is fantastic clinical exposure”

The medical program itself and my interactions with other students and faculty have really increased my confidence in my abilities. Australia is a beautiful country that has a lot to offer. There is fantastic clinical exposure, an amazing cohort of students I call colleagues and friends, and a supportive faculty who are passionate about teaching and training the next generation of doctors.

University of Melbourne Mani R M
Doctor of Medicine
The University of Melbourne, 2019

“I love how passionate and caring the professors are.”

I love how passionate and caring the professors are. They create an environment that fosters learning while trying to remove the competitive atmosphere among the students.

University of Melbourne Peter S.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Melbourne, 2018

“Anatomy cadaver lab is pretty cool and the only uni in Victoria that has one!”

I love my professors and how supportive and understanding they are. Anatomy cadaver lab is pretty cool and the only uni in Victoria that has one! :)

University of Melbourne Ansley L.
Doctor of Physiotherapy
The University of Melbourne, 2018

“This university definitely sets students up for returning back to Canada…”

I like that UoM focuses a lot on clinical practice. But they also focus a lot on theoretical knowledge in order for us to become knowledgeable and practical clinicians. This university definitely sets students up for returning back to Canada such as my colleague.

University of Melbourne Kaho H.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
The University of Melbourne, 2018

“There are also plenty of Canadians to ease the potential struggle of being away from home.”

My experience at the Dentistry program at the University of Melbourne has been wonderful so far. The cohort is relatively small at around 100 students so you get to know most of the people in your program. There are also plenty of Canadians to ease the potential struggle of being away from home. The program while demanding, does afford you the time to enjoy what Melbourne has to offer. It has a nice balance of theory mixed in with practical application of dentistry skills.

University of Melbourne Ramiz A.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
The University of Melbourne, 2018

“Professors are approachable and care about student progress and learning.”

The program has been a really smooth transition from undergrad. The pre-clinical experience has been challenging but great and the facilities are top notch. Exams are fair and I really feel like I am learning a lot. Professors are approachable and care about student progress and learning.

University of Melbourne Alannah Anita-marie C.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
The University of Melbourne, 2018

“…the best starting point for my medical career”

The supportive and friendly environment with extensive clinical and research opportunities at the University of Melbourne provided the best starting point for my medical career. Not only did I get a taste of a different healthcare culture, I also had the opportunity to practice and build on my clinical knowledge and hands-on procedural experiences.

University of Melbourne Jessica W
Doctor of Medicine (Graduate)
The University of Melbourne, 2018