Study abroad in Melbourne with IFSA

University of Melbourne Partnership

Program Overview

Love to be out and about? You’ll fit right in in Melbourne, one of the world’s most livable cities, known for arts, sports, and great food. Australia’s #1 university makes a great choice for students of education, law, linguistics, psychology, accounting and finance, and premedicine. With campus in the heart of the city, it’s easy to explore a wealth of cultural opportunities.

 

 

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Details in a Glance

Application deadline

November 1

Minimum GPA

3.00

Credit load

16

Housing

Apartment/Flat;Residence Hall/Dormitory

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Melbourne Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Open the University of Melbourne online course catalog to explore the available class options. Note that at Melbourne, classes or courses are called subjects.

Bachelor of Fine Arts students with a specialty at their home university have the unqiue opportunity to pursue classes at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) on the Southbank Campus or the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) on the Parkville Campus in relation to their major.

The University of Melbourne requires all study abroad students to take four courses worth 12.5 points for a total of 50 Melbourne points which equals 16 U.S. semester credit hours.

6.25 UME points = 2 U.S. semester credit hours

12.5 UME points = 4 U.S. semester credit hours

50 UME points = 16 U.S. semester credit hours

Lab & Field Trip Fees

Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

The University of Melbourne has course restrictions in certain faculties and disciplines. Click here to view the list of restrictions. Also please note that Melbourne does not permit study abroad students to take Honours/4th year level courses or postgraduate courses.

RESEARCH

Develop your practical scientific skills with a research project at the University of Melbourne. See all of the available research positions on the University of Melbourne website. Applications for this opportunity will require additional application materials that demonstrate your background in the research subject of your choice.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

Recommendation Letter

One (1) letter of research recommendation is required if selecting the University of Melbourne’s research option.

Visa Requirement

This program requires a visa for all students.

Start your application now by clicking the Apply Now button.

TRANSCRIPT

Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Program Activities:

Activities and excursions are an important piece of your IFSA experience, designed to pull you into the fabric of the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. That said, at times, circumstances beyond our control—including local government regulations and health protocols—could impact our ability to hold these events as planned.

Know that we’ll make every effort to run the activities, trips, and excursions slated for your program. You’ll see detailed examples of previous outings offered during this program below. Keep in mind that the options could look different for your program, and that we cannot guarantee these activities, trips, and excursions.

Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include:

  • Melbourne City Discovery Tour: Discover the hidden laneways, jazz and wine bars, graffiti lanes and more that make Melbourne eclectic and exciting. Orient yourself with visits to architectural landmarks like Town Hall and Parliament House, and the idyllic botanical gardens.
  • Wheelers Centre and State Library Victoria Visit: The Wheelers Centre describes itself as “the cornerstone of Australia’s literary activity,” and hosts engaging speakers and story makers that promote deep thought. Plus, see the State Library Victoria’s dynamic learning space, complete with free study spaces, Wi-Fi, and events.
  • Queen Victoria Night Market: Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to experience multicultural Melbourne and its noted food culture. Through cultural reflection, you’ll learn about the theory of everyday multiculturalism and how to recognize it.
  • First Peoples Exhibit at Melbourne Museum Visit: This fantastic interactive exhibit tells the stories of the First Peoples of Victoria, past and present.
  • NACE Competencies Workshop: Mastering the eight U.S. National Association of Colleges and Employers competencies is essential preparation for college graduates. This IFSA staff workshop helps you make meaningful links between your study abroad experience and career readiness.
Program Excursions:

IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:

  • Great Ocean Road Adventure: Travel to the beautiful coastal town of Anglesea—gateway to the 150-mile-long Australian National Heritage Site— for an unforgettable overnight trip. Stay at an eco-resort and enjoy nocturnal animal spotting, coastal hikes, and fossil hunting on this stunning coast.
  • Penguin Parade and Phillip Island Adventure: Phillip Island is home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world. Every day at dusk, hundreds of penguins waddle from the ocean to their family burrows on Summerland Beach. On this overnight trip, you’ll watch the Penguin Parade, plus visit spectacular local wineries and wildlife parks.
  • AFL Match: Australian football, created by Australian cricket players to stay fit during winter, is Australia’s most popular sport. Before the excursion, you’ll get to know Australian Football League culture and rules—and learn the local team song, sung by the victorious team and its fans at the end of every game.
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sports Museum Tour: This immersive visual journey takes you through the history of Australian sport and its role in Australian culture. Your personalized tour includes a visit to the famous long room, the players changing rooms, and the Ron Casey Media Center.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Apartment/Flat;Residence Hall/Dormitory

Meals

Most Included;Self-Catering

Details

You may select a self catered, off-campus apartment/flat at Student Village Melbourne where you share a four bedroom, two bathroom flat with another IFSA or international student. Each is fully furnished and has a kitchen. Or, you can elect to apply to the residence hall/dormitory and will have three meals per day included; however, there is an additional semester fee for the meal plan and additional housing services. Please note that spaces in residential colleges are extremely competitive and placements are made by the college rather than IFSA. Students who are not placed in a residential college will automatically be placed in the Student Village.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Spring 2023

February 14, 2023

June 24, 2023

$25,975

November 1

Fall 2023

Early July 2023

Late November 2023

$25,975 (estimated)

April 1

Spring 2024

Mid-February 2024

Late June 2024

$25,975 (estimated)

November 1

Term

Spring 2023

Term begins

February 14, 2023

Term ends

June 24, 2023

Program costs

$25,975

Application deadline

November 1

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

Early July 2023

Term ends

Late November 2023

Program costs

$25,975 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 1

Term

Spring 2024

Term begins

Mid-February 2024

Term ends

Late June 2024

Program costs

$25,975 (estimated)

Application deadline

November 1

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