What are Grad Groups?

GSA’s Grad Groups are vibrant student-led societies designed to foster interaction, well-being, and learning opportunities among the diverse graduate student community at the University of Melbourne, Grad Groups are the heartbeat of our campus.  

Joining a Grad Group opens up a world of opportunities. Countless students have discovered new friendships, forged valuable professional connections, and developed their passions. After joining a Grad Group, students from around the globe find a welcoming community where they can connect with others who share their cultural background and language in their new academic environment. 

With a diverse selection of over 120 Grad Groups, students have ample choices to find their perfect fit. Explore our current listing of Grad Groups or uncover the steps to start your own Grad Group


As international students, we miss our parents, our countries and our cultures, so being part of a grad group helps overcome that by meeting new people and celebrating festivals with friends here.
– President of Indian Graduate Student Society

Why join a Grad Group?

  • Become a part of a community 
  • Connect with others who speak your native language

  • Acquire valuable skills in event organization, meeting management, and more

  • Create lasting friendships 

  • Cultivate professional contacts and unlock development opportunities

  • Champion a social movement or cause you care about

  • Tap into a network of students in your faculty or industry

  • Step into leadership roles and boost your employability

  • Uncover hidden passions beyond your university field

  • Create unforgettable memories at exciting events like camps and retreats

How do I learn more?

Contact us at gradgroups@gsa.unimelb.edu.au for more information about joining.