At a Glance
Victoria University is located in Melbourne, Australia which has a population of about 4 million people. The main campus at Footscray Park is about 10-12 minutes from city center by train. The university and the city of Melbourne have a lot to offer in the way of cultural activities. Melbourne is known to have a festival going on all the time ranging from arts to music to sports and food. Students have multiple opportunities to get involved both on and off campus, and the VU International office makes sure that students can get connected to make the most out of their time.
Semester One: February-June
Semester Two: July-November
None; courses are taught in English
Areas of Study
Arts, Business/Music Business, Education, Engineering & Science, Health & Biomedicine, Law & Justice, Sport & Exercise Science
A full-load is 3-4 courses which is equivalent to 12-15 credits in the U.S.
Semester One (February-June): December 1
Semester Two (July-November): May 1
Semester One (February-June): December 31
Semester Two (July-November): May 31
Required Documents for Application:
- Victoria Application
- Passport Copy
- Official Belmont Transcript
- Visa: Once you receives a CoE (Confirmation of Enrollment) from Victoria University, you will be able to apply online for the visa here. Cost is ~$400.
- Insurance: You are required to purchase national health insurance within Australia before you receive the visa.
Students pay tuition to Belmont and housing to Victoria University directly,
Students will apply for and pay for housing directly to Victoria University. Student Housing is available near campus or private housing is available (~$200-$300/week). More information about housing.
During the first week of school the university has an orientation week, also known as O-Week, and there will be a chance to learn about all the clubs and societies that VU has to offer. There are many leadership groups, sports clubs, student societies and volunteer opportunities to choose from.
Victoria University International has a program called Aussie Mates for Internationals (AMI) designed to help students with orientation, social networking, adjusting to life in another country among many other things. Students are paired up with an Australian counterpart.
Study Abroad Advisor