Federation University Australia

With a proud history dating back to 1870, Federation University Australia is known for small class sizes and individual attention to students. Our teachers are passionate and approachable, and that's why we've been ranked number one in Victoria for teaching quality and student support*. We have the highest rate of graduates in full-time employment of any Victorian-based university and our graduates achieve the equal highest starting salary too*.

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is Australia's third oldest university and has a strong tradition of teaching excellence. As a student of FedUni, you will study in state-of-the-art facilities and benefit from our reputation for teaching quality and full-time employment outcomes for our graduates.

Reasons to choose FedUni:

  • Rated the maximum five stars for teaching quality eight years in a row*
  • Highest rated Victorian-based university for full time employment outcomes and median starting salary**
  • Highest rated Victorian-based university for teaching quality and student support**
  • Lower cost of living compared to metropolitan cities
  • Quality, personalised teaching and small class sizes
  • Dedicated student support teams across all campuses
  • Competitively priced courses and scholarship opportunities
  • View more great reasons to choose FedUni.

Modern facilities on campus for students to enjoy:

  • $43 million engineering and science building at our Ballarat campus
  • New immersive nursing facilities with hospital-standard equipment
  • State-of-the-art IT facilities
  • Impressive selection of health science laboratories
  • Modern libraries, studios and lecture theatres
  • Sporting and leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and tennis courts

FedUni also hosts Australia's largest regional technology park on campus. The park accommodates more than 30 companies, including IBM, where some IT students are invited into the 'Earn As You Learn' program, gaining experience and earning a wage as part of their studies.

Note, In 2017, FedUni will open the new Queensland campus in the heart of Brisbane.

*Good Universities Guide 2010 - 2017


Hundreds of courses are available, from English language programs to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research.

Study areas include:

  • Business and commerce
  • Education and early childhood
  • Engineering
  • Health, sport and physical education
  • Humanities and social sciences (including social work)
  • Information technology
  • Nursing
  • Performing and visual arts
  • Psychology
  • Science

See full list of FedUni courses.

FedUni brings together teams of researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds and from leading international institutions into highly-focused centres of research. When you complete a higher degree by research at FedUni, you'll be supported and work with the best researchers in their fields.

FedUni's Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia's premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

A range of scholarships, bursaries and grants are available for international students. There are merit based scholarships, accommodation scholarships, plus bursaries and grants to help reduce the financial constraints towards achieving your study goals.

FedUni operates on a semester based calendar, with intakes in February and July.

Students can apply direct to FedUni or via a FedUni authorised agent. To apply, fill out our online application form.

Known for its supportive and inclusive environment, FedUni provides a range of services and support assisting international students.

  • Dedicated international student support office
  • Careers and employment service
  • Academic and English language assistance
  • Free FedReady program to prepare you for study
  • Peer support and student futures programs
  • Social activities, clubs, sports and events
  • Free airport pickup and two nights' free accommodation
  • International Student Committee
  • Health services
  • Religious services (including on-campus prayer rooms)
  • Legal advice
  • Children's centres

FedUni Living offers a range of accommodation options. Living on campus provides great value, support programs, events, activities, proven transition programs and much more. Commencing international students may also be eligible to apply for an accommodation scholarship.

Maryam Dehghanian, Iran

Master of Technology

I love studying the Master of Technology at Federation University Australia. The motivating and intellectually inspiring environment FedUni provides makes it impossible to overlook. With only a handful of suitable options available, I chose FedUni because I believe that it is not only a brilliant combination designed to improve learning, but also a sustainable one. The lifestyle and low cost of living, coupled with the population in the city surrounding FedUni, is quite affordable and comfortable compared to other larger cities in Victoria. The Master of Technology course provides a wide range of resources to develop my skills in this area, such as SAP - the world's largest enterprise software company. I will be well prepared to undertake SAP certification upon completion of the course. Small classes and practical preparation is another great aspect of the course. Part of my long-term career plan was to attain a higher education. When I graduate, I would like to become an administrator and be a part of a production and design team. FedUni is making my career dreams come true and I have found it a great option.

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