About VU

VU funding priorities

Financial gifts support a range of programs and assist us in creating opportunities that benefit VU students and our wider community.

You can direct your support to a particular area, or provide it for the University to direct to areas of immediate and greatest need.

Our current priorities for funding include:

  • securing and expanding our scholarship program
  • enhancing our research capability
  • improving the student learning experience
  • community wellbeing programs in Melbourne’s west.

By providing opportunities through scholarships, you can help remove barriers to education for students who may otherwise not have the opportunity to study.

Enhancing our research expertise and capabilities means we can make a positive impact in the wider community. Our research informs teaching and learning, enhances the student experience, and can be applied to benefit industry and communities in Australia and overseas.

Donations also help us to enrich the student experiences VU provides that prepare them for the real world.

As the only university in Melbourne's west, our connection with community is vital. VU plays a crucial role in programs aimed to improve education and health outcomes in the face of unique challenges faced by the region.

Your generosity can help us advance in each of these focus areas.


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