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    Victoria University 2021-2022 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Victoria University is a public research university based in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. It is among the top 2% universities worldwide with more than 100 years of teaching experience. The University follows a unique teaching model that involves teaching one unit at a time in intensive 4-week blocks. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, vocational and TAFE courses in many disciplines. The University program in engineering and technology ranks #151-175 and computer science courses ranks in the top #201-250 of THE World University Rankings 2020. Victoria University had a total enrollment of 5,656 students in semester 1 of 2020 including 8.4% international students.

    Aspirants seeking admission to Victoria University must take note of the following points:

    • The Univerity follows a trimester delivery basis.
    • Application deadlines differ from program to program.
    • Students who cannot provide all documents at the time of application can submit the missing documents at a later date. However, this will increase the processing time and does not guarantee commencement in the preferred intake.
    • Applicants may receive an email from the University requesting further information from students who have directly applied to VU.
    • International students who need assistance to complete their application can approach one of the international education agents of the university.
    • Some competitive courses receive high volume of applications for limited places, so it is best to apply early.
    • Certain programs consider work experience instead of higher education qualification.
    • International applicants must check the country-specific admission qualifications before applying.
    • Victoria University has introduced a new scholarship for international students commencing in 2021 known as the VU Future Leaders Scholarship. This scholarship provides 20% of the tuition fee for the first 2 semesters and an extension of 10% off on tuition fee based on academic performance.

    COVID-19 Admission Updates

    • International students can start their program via digital learning for most of the programs. Students will have to continue their program in Melbourne when travel to Australia is resumed.

    Highlights

    Application Portal Direct Application to VU or in person/ through an agent
    Application Fee 75 AUD
    Mode of Payment Credit card (visa, master card), by post, EFT, BPAY, telegraphic transfer.
    Accepted English Proficiency Test TOFEL,IELTS, PTE, Cambridge English
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Seasons Fall/ Spring
    Work Experience Recommended
    Financial Aid Yes, available

    Victoria University Admission Deadlines

    The application deadlines for undergraduate as well as graduate applicants differs from program to program.

    • The next intake for undergraduate programs is either January 18 or February 22.
    • Most graduate programs are currently accepting applications for the next intake i.e. February 22.

    Victoria University International Student Admissions

    International students can apply to the Victoria University by completing simple steps starting from choosing a program, checking whether they fulfill the entry requirements and registering to apply. Applicants are to ensure that they prepare all necessary documents to complete admission to the university as well as any program specific requirements before applying.

    Application Portal: Online or in-person application directly to VU or through an education agent.

    Application Fee: 75 AUD

    Basic Admission Requirements: International applicants must submit the following documents for admission:

    • Certified copies of your academic transcripts
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Completed Advanced Standing forms (if you are applying for credit)
    • Additional documents may be required depending on the choice of program.
    • Interview, audition, information workshop, etc., if required
    • Country-specific admission requirements

    The qualification required to be fulfilled by applicants from India are as follows:

    Qualification VU course Requirements
    Indian School Certificate (issued by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations) Diploma Completed with an overall average of at least 60%
    Bachelor courses Completed with an overall average of at least 65%5
    Bachelor of Laws Completed with an overall average of at least 85%
    All India Senior School (issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education) Diploma Completed with an overall average of at least 60%
    Bachelor courses Completed with an overall average of at least 65%
    Bachelor of Laws Completed with an overall average of at least 85%
    Higher Secondary Certificate/ Intermediate Certificate from State Board Diploma Completed with an overall average of at least 65%
    Bachelor courses Completed with an overall average of at least 70%
    Bachelor of Laws Completed with an overall average of at least 90%
    Bachelor degree Master’s (by Coursework) Completed with a degree classification of Second Division (55%)
    Master’s (by Research) Completed with an overall average of all subjects (in the final year) 70%
    Master’s degree with thesis or admissible bachelor degree Doctor of Philosophy and research doctorates Completed with a degree classification (as awarded on degree certificate) of First Division with Distinction (70%)

    English Language Proficiency Requirements

    All international applicants will have to provide evidence to prove required level of English language proficiency. The accepted tests and minimum requirements depending on the level of study are tabulated below:

    Exam Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas Bachelor Postgraduate including research
    IELTS 5.5, no band less than 5.0 6.0, no band less than 6.0 6.5, no band less than 6.0
    TOEFL (internet-based) 55 (Listening 9, Speaking 16, Reading 10, Writing 18) 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21) 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)
    Pearson Test of English (PTE) 42, no section less than 40 50-57, no section less than 50 58, no section less than 50
    C1 Advanced: (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced - CAE) 162, no band less than 154 169, no band less than 169 176, no band less than 169
    C2 Proficiency: (formerly Cambridge English: Proficiency - CPE) 162, no band less than 154 169, no band less than 169 176, no band less than 169

    Visa Process for International Students

    The University sends the Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) to students as a proof of acceptance via email. After receiving the CoE, students can apply for a student visa. All international students apply for a single student visa (subclass 500). The points to be kept in mind while applying for a visa are as follows:

    1. Apply for a course at Victoria University.
    2. Accept the offer letter and fulfill any conditions that are required to be accepted.
    3. Applicants must check that they have a valid passport.
    4. Attach all the relevant documents required by Department of Home Affairs (DHA) with letter of offer and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), which will be provided to the applicant with the offer letter.
    5. Create an ImmiAccount before submitting student visa applications through DHA. After submitting the application, DHA will guide the applicants.
    6. All applicants must submit the following documents along with the visa application:
      1. English language proficiency
      2. Evidence of funds to cover travel to Australia and 12 months’ living, course.
      3. Genuine temporary entrant requirements
      4. Health and character criteria
      5. Arrangements for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

    Victoria University Undergraduate Admissions

    Victoria University offers around 51 bachelor’s degree programs in multiple disciplines such as Arts and Humanities, Business, Computer and IT, Education, Engineering and Science, Law and Justice, etc. The University enrolls students for undergraduate programs under 4 categories which include:

    • Applicants with recent secondary education
    • Applicants with higher education
    • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET)
    • Applicants with work and life experience

    Where to Apply: Direct Application to VU or through Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

    Application Fee: 75 AUD

    Admission Requirements: First-year applicants must submit the following documents along with the application:

    • Copies of academic transcripts and certificate of completion.
    • Proof of work and/or life experience in the form copy of current CV (resume) or Position Description (PD). The University might require a supporting letter from the employer.
    • Statement of Interest of 500 words (optional)

    Additional documents that may be asked for, depending on the course selected include:

    • A supplementary information form
    • Referee reports
    • An interview, audition, information session and/or workshop
    • A folio
    • A test e.g. CASPer (non-academic attributes test) or LANTITE.

    Victoria University Graduate Admissions

    Graduate applicants can choose from 72 master’s degree and graduate certificate programs offered by the Victoria University across various study areas. The University offers flexible learning opportunities with full-time and part-time study options. For admission to graduate programs, students must have a completed undergraduate qualification equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree, honors degree or graduate diploma.

    Where to Apply: Direct Application to VU

    Application Fee: 75 AUD

    Admission Requirements: Graduate applicants must attach the following documents along with the application:

    • Certified copies of applicants academic documents
    • Proof of work and/or life experience could be a copy of your current CV (resume) or Position Description (PD) with supporting documents from the employer.
    • Statement of Interest of 500 words (optional)
    • A supplementary information form
    • Referee reports
    • An interview, audition, information session and/or workshop
    • Portfolio
    • A police check from country of residence
    • A test e.g. CASPer (non-academic attributes test) or LANTITE
    • A Literacy and Numeracy (L&N) assessment (TAFE courses only).

    The following table represents admission requirements for some popular graduate programs:

    Requirements MBA Master of Engineering Master of Applied Information Technology System Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)
    Next intake Rolling February 22 February 22 February 22 January 18
    CV Required Required Required Required Required
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    English Proficiency IELTS –6.5 IELTS – 6.5 IELTS – 6.5 IELTS – 7.0 IELTS – 6.5
    Work Experience Required Required Required Required Required
    Interview Required Required Required Required Required
    Supporting letter Required Required Required Required Required

    Application process for Victoria University is simple and the University also offers all assistance required to complete a successful application. The University also has agents in various countries to help guide their students with the application process, document requirements and visas. Applicants must start preparing to apply early to be able to proceed early and complete the enrollment and visa process on time.

    After submitting the application for admission, students must keep a track of the application status and respond to any comments made by the admission officer. Applicants must be prepared to submit any additional documents requested by the admission officer. On receiving an offer for admission, it is also important to accept all the conditions that are mentioned in the offer letter because only then the student is allowed to proceed to the next step.

    FAQ’s

    Ques. Is Victoria University a good university?

    Ans. VU ranks among the world’s top two per cent of universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

    Ques. How can I get in touch if I have questions or concerns about applying?

    Ans. For consultation: - Chat with us via Live Chat (external link)
    Email: AskVU(external link)
    Phone: +61 3 9919 6100

    Ques. Are their online courses in Victoria University?

    Ans. Yes, there are online courses available in Victoria University.

    Ques. Am I eligible for a refund if I start a VU course from overseas but cannot gain a student visa or withdraw from my course?

    Ans. Yes, applicants will receive a refund depending on University’s standard international student refund policy.

    Ques. I need more time to provide my English language results for my visa application, is this possible?

    Ans. Yes., the Department of Home Affairs will allow extra time for students to provide English language results where COVID-19 has disrupted access to these services.

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