Universities in Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne
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  • Universities in Melbourne
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
27
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Melbourne
  • (21 institution and 6 subject rankings)
26
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Melbourne
  • Among TOP 200

Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city and is one of the most popular student destinations in the world. One major benefit of living here includes a lower cost of living than most of Australia in most domains, except for grocery prices. The weather is known for staying generally warm and pleasant, but rain tends to come on suddenly and without much warning, so you may wish to pack a variety of types of clothing! Considered one of the most friendly cities in Australia for receiving foreigners, it’s easy to see why so many international students choose Melbourne.

PROS

  • Melbourne is popular for providing high-quality education and having some of the best-ranked universities worldwide.
  • The public transport is reliable as it’s easy to move around the city.
  • Numerous international students are interested in finding a part-time job to pair with their studies, and Melbourne has many job opportunities to offer.

CONS

  • Melbourne is quite an expensive city, for this reason many students apply for scholarships or get a part-time job to help with the living costs.
  • The language and accent can be an issue for international students, but the majority of universities here offer support in this area, in many cases providing free language classes.
  • Students often say it’s hard to find good accommodation in Melbourne, and they recommend looking at your options early and not to hesitate if you see a place that you like, as it can get taken up quickly.

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Melbourne
  • 29 Mar, 2021: US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Engineering) updated with Florida Institute of Technology in position 154.
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities updated with The University of Melbourne ranked highest among 5 listed universities in Melbourne.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Publication of Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific. The University of Melbourne with highest ranking among universities in Melbourne ranked #46.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Architecture & Built Environment). The University of Melbourne with highest ranking among universities in Melbourne ranked #7.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Melbourne

Psychology
#7 
The University of Melbourne
Clinical Medicine
#13 
The University of Melbourne
Art & Design
#15 
RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Molecular Biology & Genetics
#24 
The University of Melbourne
Biotechnology
#25 
The University of Melbourne
Linguistics
#25 
The University of Melbourne
Statistics
#35 
The University of Melbourne
Library & Information Management
#40 
RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Communication & Media Studies
#41 
RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Agriculture & Forestry
#55 
The University of Melbourne

Rankings of universities in Melbourne, Australia 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (991 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #31 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #41 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #28 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (569 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #223 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #296 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (485 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #398 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #334 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (201 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #498 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student Opinions About Studying in Melbourne

“After several years studying, working, and living in Australia as an international student, I can confidently say that there are more pros than cons here in Melbourne. I’d recommend other students to improve their English speaking skills by getting extra support at the university, and understand that homesickness is a normal side effect of studying abroad.”

“The education options here are high quality and students have so much to enjoy in Melbourne when they’re not busy. Living here is expensive, as is Australia generally, but it’s quite a bit better than other places in the country in most regards.”

“Within the first month I managed to find a part-time job to start earning some income. Everyone here is sociable and the amount of students around the city makes it super easy to meet people! Melbourne has become my favourite city.”

Melbourne Key Facts for International Students

Population: 4247000

Time: GMT +10

District/province: Victoria, Melbourne

Living costs for students in Melbourne:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 99* (1% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 83* (17% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 89* (11% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.97 AU$
  • Plug Type I
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, 1960)

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FAQ

The University of Melbourne ranks #1 in Melbourne in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Melbourne for Social Studies & Humanities (Psychology). See all rankings for the The University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Melbourne for Medicine & Health (Clinical Medicine). See all rankings for the The University of Melbourne.

RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is ranked best in Melbourne for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Melbourne for Natural Sciences (Molecular Biology & Genetics). See all rankings for the The University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Melbourne for Engineering (Biotechnology). See all rankings for the The University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Melbourne for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the The University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Melbourne for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the The University of Melbourne.

RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is ranked best in Melbourne for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is ranked best in Melbourne for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Melbourne for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the The University of Melbourne.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Oceania:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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