Victoria University

Victoria University, a public university, is located in Melbourne (Victoria), Australia. It is one of Australia's 39 public universities and a university of west. It was founded in 1916 and received its university status in 1991. Victoria University was ranked 56th in The Young University 2017 Rankings. It is one of the most prestigious universities worldwide for under-50s. There are many undergraduate, graduate, vocational, and TAFE programs offered by the university. Victoria University has many popular subject areas, including Arts and Humanities and Education, Computers and IT and Engineering and Science.


Victoria University has campuses in Melbourne Western Region and the Melbourne Central Business District. The university has 6 academic colleges, 7 research centres, 6 research institutes and its Victoria Polytechnic. It also offers courses at partner universities in Asia, including Singapore, India and China. The two largest partners of Victoria University are Liaoning University, China and Sunway University College Malaysia. Footscray, which offers higher education in both academic- and sport-related fields, is the main campus.


According to the Times Higher Education (THE), World University Rankings 2021 Victoria University ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide. In the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, the university was ranked 11th among 22 Australian institutions. The university has seen significant growth in Business and Economics, Life Sciences and psychology. Victoria University rose five ranks and was ranked in the top 50% of all universities, from #601-650 globally in 2020 to #551-560 internationally in 2021 according to QS World University Rankings.

Programs at Victoria University

The University offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses.
Most popular courses are in the areas of Business, Education, Computers & IT and Engineering & Science.

Flexible learning options are available at the University. The unique VU Block Model allows students to concentrate on one subject or unit for four weeks.
The University offers several Pathway programs for its students.
Students who are enrolled in trimester delivery could be able to complete two-year master’s degrees in 16 months.

These courses can be used to improve skills or cross-institutional studies where students might be able apply to study a unit at a different institution.
Victoria University Polytechnic

Victoria University Polytechnic Victoria University's TAFE division. It offers accredited courses, apprentices, traineeships, and custom training programs in the following areas: legal and logistic, business services, community services, youth work, communications, English and preparation programs.

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