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Victoria University (VU)

Melbourne VIC, Australia

About VU

Victoria University is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1916 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most diverse universities in Australia. The university offers a wide range of courses across various disciplines, including business, education, engineering, health, law, science, and social sciences.

The Academic Board is the peak academic governance body within the University and reports to the Council as a delegate on academic matters. It is responsible for ensuring that the University maintains quality learning, teaching, scholarship, and research. The Board comprises ex-officio members and internal members, including teaching and research staff, professional staff, and students.

Victoria University has a strong commitment to providing students with an exceptional learning experience. The university’s teaching philosophy is centered around student-centered learning that emphasizes practical skills development and real-world experience. Students are encouraged to participate in internships, work placements, and other experiential learning opportunities that help them develop the skills they need to succeed in their chosen careers.

The university also has a strong research focus with world-class facilities and expert researchers working across a range of disciplines. Victoria University’s research strengths include health and biomedical sciences; sports science; education; engineering; law; business; arts; humanities; social sciences; psychology; and environmental science.

Victoria University is committed to providing students with a supportive learning environment that fosters personal growth and development. The university offers a range of support services to help students achieve their academic goals, including academic advising, tutoring services, career counseling, disability support services, financial aid assistance, and more. 

VU has a proud 100-year-plus history. We achieved university status in 1991, but our preceding institutions date back to 1916.

Notable Alumni

  • Karl Urban: Karl Urban is a New Zealand actor who has appeared in several Hollywood films, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Trek, and Thor: Ragnarok.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. He studied mechanical engineering at Victoria University before pursuing philosophy.  
  • J.J. Thomson: J.J. Thomson was an English physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1906 for his discovery of the electron. He studied mathematics and physics at Victoria University.
  • Lester B. Pearson: Lester B. Pearson was a Canadian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. He studied history and political economy at Victoria University.
  • Arthur Eddington: Arthur Eddington was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician who is best known for his work on the theory of relativity. He studied mathematics at Victoria University.

Q&A about VU


Q: What is Victoria University?

A: Victoria University is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1916 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most diverse universities in Australia.

Q: What courses does Victoria University offer?

A: Victoria University offers a wide range of courses across various disciplines, including business, education, engineering, health, law, science, and social sciences. These include undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and research degrees.

Q: What is the admission process for Victoria University?

A: The admission process for Victoria University is relatively straightforward. To apply, you will need to ensure that you have met the minimum academic entry requirements for your chosen course. Course-specific requirements can be found in both VU’s course search and the VTAC course search.


Once you have ensured that you meet the requirements, you can apply for your chosen course through VTAC or directly through VU’s website. You will need to ensure that all of your documents are readily available, as some courses may have additional documentary requirements. If you receive an offer directly from VU or via VTAC, you can accept it and enroll online. If you’re enrolling in a TAFE course, you’ll be invited to attend an enrollment session in person.

 

 

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