Spotlight on: Victoria University


Victoria University, located in the student world’s most liveable city of Melbourne, Australia, with a second campus in Sydney, ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide and 45th in the best 50 under 50 universities worldwide, according to THE, and offers degree and research programmes across a range of subjects including Performing Arts, Design, Sociology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and several more. 4500+ of its 15000-strong student population are international, helping to cement VU as an Aussie uni with a global outlook.

Key facts

1. Entry requirements

The standard academic requirement for entry into a Masters by coursework programme for an Indian student is a Bachelors degree with a minimum second class division i.e. 55%. Certain programmes may demand higher scores.

English language requirements: the applicant must have achieved a minimum score of 6.5 in the IELTS Academic test, or its equivalent in TOEFL, PTE, or Cambridge English. Certain programmes may require higher scores.

2. Costs and Funding

The annual tuition fee for a Masters Degree or graduate diploma programme averages at 27-30000 AUD.

Scholarships: there are a number of scholarships available for international students, including some specifically for Indian students – the VU Dean’s Scholarship is offered to commencing students from India, with an award of 3000-6000 AUD per year towards tuition fees. Eligibility is a minimum 55% score in a Bachelors degree with additional merit-based criteria; to achieve the full award the student must achieve at least 70% at the end of the first year. Indian students are automatically assessed for this scholarship when they apply.

If you are hoping to launch your career with a degree from VU, the Hurray Overseas counselling team is happy to help. Reach out to us via email:, or phone: 8971357928, for more details.

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