Melbourne School of Health SciencesDepartment of Optometry & Vision Sciences

International Students

Learning is International

The University of Melbourne is an international university. Nearly 4,000 of its 33,000 students are from countries outside of Australia and the University's research programme has forged links with many universities throughout the world.

The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences welcomes International students into its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It also has programs for overseas Optometry students who wish to broaden their experience by studying optometry or the vision sciences in another country as part of their home country course.

Courses available to international students:


Entry requirements for these courses may vary depending on what country you are from and your previous studies (you can view the entry requirements relevant to your specific qualification on the Course Search database via the links above). Applications can be made online:


English Language Requirements

The University has strict English requirements which must be met in order for an application to be considered. Prospective students should access the International Student Information site for further details about requirement for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students.


The University has available a number of scholarships for International students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students should contact the Melbourne Scholarships Office for further information.

International Centre

For information on support services, enrolment, orientation, housing and careers etc please see the International Centre web page.

Community Access Program

The Community Access Program is available to International students (Visa permitting). Under this programme, students may access and study certain Optometry and Vision Science subjects which are of interest to them; students are not required to be enrolled in an award course of the University.

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