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Victoria University (VU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Melbourne, Australia. As an active member of Universities Australia, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), VU is participating in developing the academic environment.
At VU, you can get a bachelor and master degree in different fields of study.
The academic year at VU is continuous. It means that students have no break between courses. However, for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 13,779 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 9,985 USD. The educational institution helps with tuition fees through financial support programs. They are available to local and international students. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.
When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.
In Australia, school education lasts longer than 11 years, so it is not possible to enroll in a bachelor's program immediately after school. First, you need to eliminate the academic difference with the help of one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). The second option is to study for a year at a university in your native country. Before applying, you need to pass the IELTS or TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6. The TOEFL score is not lower than 55.
Master's degree at VU
When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. It is impossible to enter VU for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 5.5. TOEFL — 55 or higher.
The city campus of VU provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Melbourne has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. There is a library on the grounds of the university. There are collected scientific works of graduates and teachers of the university, as well as fiction.
After graduation, you can stay in Australia for another 1.5 to 4 years, depending on the degree received. To do this, you need to apply for a graduate visa — it allows you to work in the country without changing your visa to a work one. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.