Student Experience

Why choose the University of Melbourne?

You'll join a connected and social community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate and graduate students: 

From the beginning of your degree, you'll be connected with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Murrup Barak runs a Transition In Camp in February for new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergrads to get to know each other and the University. During the year you can attend a weekly free lunch for all Indigenous students and staff, sporting activities, camps, excursions and a lot of other fun social activities.

You'll Be represented: 

The University of Melbourne Student Union Indigenous Department advocates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students, and the Indigenous Graduate Student Association is here for postgraduate students

You can travel the world:

An overseas exchange, subject or internship is an opportunity to experience the world as a student for two weeks, a semester or a whole year. Studying overseas is financially possible and supported: there are University and government grants, funds, scholarships and bursaries available to assist your overseas travel. Murrup Barak also organises and supports cultural and educational exchanges with other First Nations Centres.

"Earlier this year I applied to attend a Politics and International Relations course at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The program coordinators at the Cambridge Summer Institute advised me that I was successful and offered me a place in the two-week course. This opportunity will allow me to acquire new knowledge, experiences abroad and expand my networks as I aspire to build my career in international relations and international Indigenous affairs”

You can get involved:  

There are lots of different ways you can get involved in the student community during your degree. You can become a peer mentor and support new Indigenous students, represent Indigenous students at events, take tours of the University attend Indigenous UniGames and contribute to the student magazine Under Bunjil. These opportunities allow you to represent Indigenous students and make a difference and also connect in with the student community.