Victoria University accommodation
If you’re looking for student accommodation near Victoria University in Melbourne, look no further. On Student.com we list more than 150 different accommodation options all over the city. You can find your favourite property on this page by using our filters and map feature to find the type of property you’re looking for, in an area of the city you prefer.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call or talk to us on live chat. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!
Where is Victoria University located?
Victoria University is located in Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia and the largest in the state of Victoria. VU has several campuses in the western parts of the city and also in the Melbourne CBD (central business district). Footscray Park, the main campus, is located about 7 kilometres (4 miles) west of CBD. Victoria University also has a campus in Sydney.
Studying at Victoria University
Victoria University is a dual-sector university, offering total and vocational education to over 40,000 students, about 5,000 of whom are international students. You can study for higher education degrees in eight different areas at the VU. These areas are:
- Arts & Humanities
- Computers & IT
- Engineering & Science
- Health & Biomedicine
- Law & Justice
- Sports & Exercise
Because VU is a dual-sector university, you can also study trades, such as carpentry, hairdressing and surveying.
Victoria University is a well-respected institution, ranking at 551-560 in the QS World University Rankings 2021. In the same ranking, the university was ranked the 27th best university in Australia.
Student life at Victoria University
Student life is not just about studying and going to class. A big part of the student experience is what happens when you’re not studying. At Victoria University, you’ll have many ways to make sure that you’re life as a university student will be a great, unforgettable experience.
You can get started with student life at the orientation, which at the VU is called the O-fest. At the O-fest you’ll get an overview of what your courses will be like and you’ll have the chance to make lots of new friends at the many social events.
There is a separate orientation before the O-fest for international students, to make sure that students coming from abroad will have the best possible tools to get started with their studies and student life in Australia.
Clubs and students’ groups
A great way to socialise with like-minded students is to join a university club. Many of these clubs are run by students for students and are a great way to make new friends. At the VU you can join clubs like football, Australian rules football, cheerleading, music, writing and others.
Staying fit and active is a great way to wind down after a long day of classes and lectures. At Victoria University you’ll have access to an athletics track, an aquatic centre, several sports courts and gyms with group classes and personal trainers. So whether you prefer doing sports by yourself or as part of a team or group, you’ll surely find the facilities for it at the VU.
Another great way to socialise and also support good causes are the many campus events held at the VU. Events held on campus around the year include Sustainable Living Week, Pride Week, Refugee Week and Law Week.
History of Victoria University
Victoria University was originally established in 1916 with the name Footscray Technical School. Women first enrolled in day diploma classes in 1960. In the 1960s many European and Asian students also started attending the VU after changes to the Australian government’s immigration policy made it easier for foreign students to arrive.
The institution changed its name to Victoria University of Technology and gained full university status in 1990. The name was changed again in 2005 when Victoria University assumed its current name.
Frequently asked questions about finding student accommodation near Victoria University
How do I apply for Victoria University student housing?
Applying for student accommodation is very easy on Student.com. First, you’ll want to find your preferred property. This has been made easier by the many filters and the map feature you can find on this page. With the filters, you can find properties that offer the type of room you’re looking for and see which properties are in the right price range for you. With the map feature, you can look for properties in the particular area of Melbourne that you are interested in.
After you’ve found a property you like, click on the ‘View rooms’ button. This will take you to the property page where you’ll see the different rooms types on offer and the dates that the rooms are available for. Click ‘Enquire’ on the room type you’re interested in and fill in your details to create an account. One of our booking consultants will then contact you to give you more information, answer any questions you may have and take you through the next steps of the booking process.
Why should I choose off-campus accommodation?
There are many reasons why living in off-campus accommodation might be a better choice for you than living on-campus. Firstly, you can choose to live in any area of Melbourne you like, whether you want to live right next to the Footscray campus, another VU campus, or in the Melbourne city centre to stay close to the hustle and bustle of the city.
When living off-campus, you also get to choose your own room type. Whether you want to live with a roommate or live in a studio apartment by yourself, you’ll find lots of options on Student.com.
Many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also offer great amenities to their inhabitants. Many of the properties we list have things like in-house gyms, cinema rooms for awesome movie nights and games rooms to hang out in with your new friends.
What are the different housing options you offer near Victoria University?
We offer three different types of rooms in our Melbourne properties.
A Shared Room is a bedroom that you share with a roommate. Other facilities like the bathroom and kitchen are shared with occupants from other rooms.
A Private Room is a bedroom that you get all for yourself. Depending on the property, you may also get a private bathroom included. Other facilities are shared with students living in adjacent rooms.
An Entire Place is an option where you get a fully self-contained studio apartment all for yourself. No need to share anything as you’ll get your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette where you can cook your own meals.
My friend and I will both be attending Victoria University and would like to live together. Is this possible?
Sure! After submitting your application, log into our system and go to ‘manage your preferences’. There you can state that you’d like to live with your friend. Make sure your friend also does the same and states that they want to live with you.
Do you also offer accommodation for postgraduates at Student.com?
Yes, you can book any accommodation on Student.com as long as you are a full-time student.