Federation University Australia

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Federation University Australia (FedUni).

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Federation University Australia is a regional Victorian university based in Ballarat (around 100 km from Melbourne). FedUni is a dual-sector institution that also offers TAFE vocational courses. It sets low tuition fees and is popular with international students. If you're a FedUni student or a former student (including of the University of Ballarat, as FedUni was once known), you're welcome to post a review.

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User Rating 2.9 (21 votes)

Student Reviews

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  1. Tom John
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    Personally, I have studied at FedUni for almost 3 years and I have found that FedUni is a great place for your studies. I am studying B.A in international studies and you have opportunities to travel to other countries. FedUni have the greatest place to study such as, library, 24 hours study space and other Campus facilities. It is so quite and the computer is so fast due to strong connection. FedUni also have the special program called student engagement, it develops your leadership and personality skill.

    Since I have studied in FedUni, I am having a great experience because there are so many student supports such as, writing space – where you can drop your assignment and somebody will correct your grammar, Pass program – where you can learn to improve your understand in a particular subject and Library stuff – they are so friendly so you can ask questions regarding of your research topic then they will help you to get the right resources.

    International Students also have a great chance to study and improve their English in the same time. FedUni is a regional university, mainly Aussie. This chance will be helpful for international and CALD students to learn Aussie cultures. It is a great experience.

    Other things are health center, student connect, where you can ask any questions in relation to what problems you have. Student connect also is a program to allow students in finding volunteer jobs and also careers you want to do.

    Thank so much for FedUni. I really love this place. Quite place is a good space to study remember everyone 🙂

  2. Kea
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    Not recommended on any level. Any Uni would be a better uni.

  3. NeverFedUniAgain
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    never again! never ever never!!!
    -School Admins(head of school,dean etc) will offer you so many program changes by saying this degree is better why you are not changing to it and at the end they will give you a new COE and they will charge you from new year prices. Your Tuition fee will almost double up. Don’t be a part of this dirty game. They are like phone scammers. Never trust them!
    -Improve your hindu, chinese in lectures which you think that they will be delivered in English!

    Study FedUni if you want to:
    -enjoy Racist Teachers failing you no matter what you did due to your African skin color, asian looking, or religion or ethnicity (have all related documents I can send if anyone needs)
    -get no jobs and waste your years
    -follow up fake job ads, go to fake student career office and make fake Resume/CV and fake Cover letters and still can’t get their fake Low Paid Internships
    -Pay a Massive Tution fee (it will be wasted to feed admins in their every 2nd-day high class cocktail parties and you are not invited/allowed to join as a student they will enjoy their cold beers, pizzas and finger food)
    -Not wishing to improve yourself amongst millions of memorising and passing students
    -But improve your Indian, Sri Lankan and Chinese language in lectures which you expect them to be delivered in English! (better study chinese and urdu before you enrol in otherwise you may fail in many subjects lol)
    -Get Parking Fines on your car for parking in the forest(!) to suck your money properly (they are soo serious to get your last cent in your underwear)
    -If you are smoking (You may get a smoking fine due to smoking 5 kilometres away from the campus)
    -Ballarat! average annual temperature is under 0. Get ready to freeze !

  4. jne
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    I am in the new nursing program, it has some serious flaws with the face-to-face only averaging around 7 hours, making it very hard for labs that do require hands on work and practice with equipment. This can be hard for some students to deal with and the fail rate for some classes(especially labs) can be very high. I’m also on residence and let me just say that this is an absolute trap, while i’m housed with very nice people(and many aren’t), there are sneaky costs you aren’t told until it is too late and some rules are not upheld. You get your offer for accomodation on the same day you get accepted into the Uni, you have three days to accept. However there was a $500 acceptance fee to accept your place(after paying $70 to have your application processed) that was never mentioned, so there goes the food budget for the first semester. Put yourself in the position of someone who can’t drive, you pretty much have to accept this hidden cost as it’s too hard to find a rental in a strange town in that time. One of their bragging points with Res is that there’s ammenities included and they have WiFi, the first week there was freezing, but we couldn’t turn our heaters on because they weren’t going to be turned on until june or something. The internet was a joke, for a week or so it didn’t work at all, then it would cut out randomly, I was doing my first online quiz/assessment when it went out, i contacted the head of the subject so i could reattempt the quiz, while I was still able to do it I was told that I needed to find reliable internet because it wasn’t a good excuse and an exception probably wouldn’t happen again. It took months(at least 3) for it to become reliable. The showers ran cold(and boiling for a few seconds) for at least two months. So I share a regular fridge with 10 people, a toilet/shower with 6 people and the shower is cold, I have no heating and no cooling(there is no air con in the entire hot house) and the internet is dodgy

  5. Bday
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    pretty good uni. I enjoyd my bsc

  6. Mina
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    I’ve completed a Business degree with a few Arts electives there and I must say, the school of Arts staff are much more pleasant than the Business staff who seem like a bunch of clapped out misfits who failed at their own careers so they have a chip on their shoulders. There’s one lecturer in particular who rambles on so much that he forgets what he was originally trying to say and he needs to stop for a few minutes to gather his thoughts. He has also been known to lose work.

    Went back to do a Science degree and the staff are great. The uni can be a little bit disorganised and the lecture notes half the time are pulled off the net. But staff overall are so friendly and will help you out if stuck. You can just walk into their office. The science building is a shiny, brand new addition to the campus and it’s quite cool. Gives a more academic feel to the place.

    So I think the uni just does the best with what it has. Also, I haven’t met an unfriendly student yet. Everyone is quite social.

    Just don’t study business there. Seriously.

  7. aby
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    worst university ever especially for international I was in Ballarat for few semesters , one day I gave my course coordinator a medical certificate saying that im suffering from anxiety the next day the CC was calling me in front my my classmates ” oh so you suffering from anxiety because you are slacker ”
    worst uni ever and they will take advantage of you because you are international student and the know all international dont know they Australian system properly..

  8. Mock Men
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    I completed a Masters Degree there a few years ago. I found that as an Australian full fee paying student l was treated as less than an international student. A view shared buy by most local post grad students. The structure of the degree was set up for international students and the standards expected of international students was less than for Australian students. I once notified lecturers of international students plagiarising within a group work assignment and provided the proof. I was told by a lecturer that the university didn’t wish to upset the students so they gave them a warning. I was told that my grade was being dropped from a HD to a D to give the impression to international students that isn’t wasn’t all about them. In hindsight l should have kept my mouth shut. I have very mixed feelings about the uni.

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