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University of Melbourne (UNIMELB)

University Overview

Melbourne University is ranked amongst the top universities both in Australia and the world. The University is highly regarded in the fields of the arts, humanities, and biomedicine. Pure and applied research had already grown in importance from the late 19th century, but increased its reach and depth in the second half of the 20th century. Academic staff are expected to maintain a programme of research and to apply for funding opportunities. Science and Arts are the best-endowed Faculties in financial terms. The medical sciences benefit from proximity to a number of hospitals, and were enhanced by the opening of Bio21, a research centre focusing on pure and applied Biotechnology.

A larger proportion of students live in surrounding suburbs, and private city centre apartment complexes. Unlike other universities in Melbourne, most students catch public transport, as parking is expensive and scarce.

Undergraduate

Melbourne student reviews are mainly composed of comments on the university’s large and highly equipped campus. Students say that the green university grounds and quite study areas in the entire campus gives them the opportunity to focus and study. Many reviews also mentioned about the excellent facilities provided by the school and how the management makes every effort to make the facilities available for students.

Another aspect that students liked about Melbourne is its fun and sociable environment. Students added that they seldom felt any pressure while studying because of that kind of atmosphere. Aside from all these, what students appreciated the most was the university’s dedicated and committed teachers as well as the extensive academic support programs.

Postgraduate

Melbourne offers many postgraduate programs to choose from. Postgraduate students can gain professional masters qualification, develop specialist knowledge or undertake graduate research. Some of the study areas include business, dentistry, design, education, arts, engineering, environmental science, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, law, medicine and information technology.

Research degrees are also on offer at Melbourne. Examples of research fields that students can choose from include architectural research, physiotherapy, medicine, health sciences, veterinary science and fine arts. Research degrees can lead to two qualifications, professional doctorates and masters by research.

Study Online

There is currently no study online information for University of Melbourne check with the University directly to find out if they have started offering study online programs.

International Students

To cater to the needs of the international student community, the University of Melbourne has designed support programs for overseas students. Pre-departure guidance includes special discussions on student visa processing, the necessary documents students need to bring, student housing, insurance, destination and safety in Australia. Melbourne also offers free airport pick-up so students do not need to worry how to get to their accommodation. Accommodation options include residential colleges, student apartments, homestay, private rentals and share housing.

The minute students are settled, they are encouraged to attend the orientation scheduled by the university. Aside from this, Melbourne’s other available support programs such as counselling services, language and academic services and international student services are offered to students. International student scholarships and financial assistance are also given to students who meet the eligibility qualifications.

Scholarships

Melbourne has a comprehensive scholarship program that recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students from Australia and around the world. The university is also committed to providing scholarship access to students who might otherwise be excluded by socio-economic, cultural, geographic and other disadvantages.

Aside from these, Melbourne also has available scholarships for international students. The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.The duration of the MIRS is up to two years for student undertaking a master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a doctorate by research degree.

University Life

University life at Melbourne is not solely spent attending lectures. Getting involved in the many clubs and societies on campus, taking part in or watching a theatre production, attending seminars and public lectures from world-renowned experts, catching a movie or a session at the gym, visiting the gallery, or enjoying a coffee and chatting with fellow students in one of the university’s many cafes greatly enhances student life.

Sporting facilities at Melbourne, include a heated indoor pool, fitness gym, athletic track, sports field, group fitness studios and squash and tennis courts. Students are encouraged to participate in social events and activities and leadership and volunteering programs. Support programs such as guidance and counselling, medical and dental services, financial assistance and disability support are also available.

Student Reviews

Melbourne student reviews are mainly composed of comments on the university’s large and highly equipped campus. Students say that the green university grounds and quite study areas in the entire campus gives them the opportunity to focus and study. Many reviews also mentioned about the excellent facilities provided by the school and how the management makes every effort to make the facilities available for students.

Another aspect that students liked about Melbourne is its fun and sociable environment. Students added that they seldom felt any pressure while studying because of that kind of atmosphere. Aside from all these, what students appreciated the most was the university’s dedicated and committed teachers as well as the extensive academic support programs.

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