International Students

Information for International prospective students about the University of Melbourne, the Chemistry course and student life

The University

The University of Melbourne is a truly international institution, with students from over 100 countries currently enrolled. The University's International Centre is committed to ensuring that each international student who studies at the University takes home a rich academic and social experience.

The School of Chemistry

Course structure / outline

Undergraduate study in Chemistry at the University of Melbourne requires enrollment in a Bachelor of Science degree. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a three-year degree. There is the option to choose a major in your third year, and then complete a fourth, honours year. Find out more about why you should study Chemistry.

Depending on what you have studied at high school or college, you can choose chemistry subjects in your first year and then undertake a chemistry major and honours. Further information is available about the Chemistry course and subjects.


Find out about the wide range of careers available to Chemistry graduates, including links to several graduate profiles. Many international students enjoy successful careers both within Australia and back in their home countries.

Student Services

Find out more about the student services available to Chemistry students, as well as the wide range of services offered by the University. There are also a wide range of international student clubs and associations that you can join.


The entry criteria for a Bachelor of Science may vary depending on what country you are from and what you have studied at high school or college. Further information about the admission requirements and how to apply is available.

Fees and Scholarships

Find out more about current tuition fees. The Melbourne Scholarships Office can advise you of your eligibility for a scholarship.

English language requirements

All students must meet the University's Undergraduate English language requirements .

Living on-campus / Accommodation

Accommodation for students is available on the University's main campus at Parkville. There are currently thirteen residential colleges on-campus, which provide full-time accommodation for Melbourne University students of all levels, from both Australia and overseas.

Student Housing Services, part of Student Programs, assists international students to source and maintain affordable, safe and appropriate accommodation.