University Of Melbourne - [unimelb], Melbourne, Victoria - Programs And Fees

    Melbourne, VictoriaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1853established year

    Master of Architecture [M.Arch]

    3 years
    full time

    Field of Study 


    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    In order to be considered for entry applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • An undergraduate degree in architecture with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65% (University of Melbourne equivalent); and
    • A Personal Statement of up to 500 words; and
    • A Design Portfolio

    Work Experience Eligibility:

    • Students do not require any kind of work experience for this particular program.
    • If students have any work experience then the chances of accepting the applications are more.

    Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum GRE-300 for better a chance of admission.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

    Program Description

    • Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne is offered as a 2-year or 3-year teaching program.
    • This program is offered on both part-time and full-time teaching basis
    • The Master of Architecture offers students flexibility so they can take a two-year program if students already have a three-year undergraduate degree in Architecture or the three-year program if the first degree is not in architecture and students are making a career change.
    • The Master of Architecture aims to provide students with highly developed skills to manage an architectural practice and lead or work within cross-discipline project teams
    • Some of the courses that students go through in this program are:
      • Architectural Cultures 1: Modernism
      • Architectural Technology
      • Applied Architectural Technology
      • Twenty-First Century Architecture
      • Architectural Cultures 2:After Modernism
    • With over thirty full-time academics and a broad range of leading architectural practitioners, the program has a depth and breadth of teaching and research performance unmatched within the Southeast-Asian and Australasian regions.
    • Graduates will be equipped with the creative and critical thinking skills to push the envelope of architectural change in terms of the design and production of buildings as well as critique of their technical, aesthetic, social and environmental performance.
    • This course mainly provides a sustainable outlook with the ability to use new materials and technologies to create environmentally sustainable buildings
    • Students undertake a sequence of intensive design studios culminating in a research thesis.
    • In the studios, students cover architectural design in the context of the creative invention of architectural futures, integrating aesthetic, technological, programmatic, environmental, and social issues in the production of buildings.
    • For this course, the student to teacher ratio is 17:1, which helps increase interaction between professors and students.
    • The job opportunities after this program that students get are:
      • Parametric Designer
      • Technical Director
      • Heritage Consultant
      • Interior Designer
      • Interior Architect
      • Computational Designer, etc., with an average salary of 47,250 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration3 years
    Fees93645 for 3 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission IntakeTerm 1 (Deadline - Nov 30)
    Admission IntakeTerm 2 (Deadline - June 12)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS
    Program URL

    Required Document List

    Following Documents are required to attend this program:

    • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
    • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
    • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
    • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
    • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    Term 1 Nov 30, 2021
    Term 2 Jun 12, 2021

    Scores Required

    79 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
    Tuition Fees$31215$31215$31215

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Living Cost$24276


    QS World University

    QS World University 2019

    Ranked #17 / 200

    Architecture [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Melbourne Research Scholarship$67744YesN/A
    MSD International Scholarships 2020VariableYesN/A
    Melbourne Graduate Research ScholarshipsVariableYesOct 31, 2021
    Narotam Sekhsaria ScholarshipsVariableYesN/A

    VISA & Work Study


    An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia for a period longer than 6 months. 

    Things to remember:

    • Students can stay up to 5 years and in line with their enrolment.
    • The cost of the VISA application is 420$.
    • can be enrolled in a course of study in Australia.
    • Students have to hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) or fall in one of the exemption categories.

    With this VISA student can:

    • participate in an eligible course of study.
    • bring family members to Australia with students.
    • apply online in or outside of Australia.

    Types of VISA:

    • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.
    • Visitor Visa: After completing the course, students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa to attend the graduation ceremony or stay to have a holiday.
    • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If a student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
    • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after they finish their studies. It has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Workstream.
    • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 

    If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.

    Work Study

    Australia is a great place to work as an international student. Students may choose to work while studying. This can be an option to earn extra spending money and get a taste of the local culture. Here are a few things to remember:

    • Work hours: Students can work up to 40 hours every two weeks while studying, and unlimited hours during holiday breaks.
    • Workplace protections: Students have the same protections at work as anyone else working in Australia.
    • Minimum wage: Students will get at least a minimum rate of pay per hour no matter what job they do.
    • Strong support: Students will find support every step of the journey as a student worker. Help is always available from the government and private organizations as well as an education provider.

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