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University of Melbourne

A campus university set in the heart of Melbourne, a city consistently voted the most liveable in the world, where alongside studies students can explore lush parklands, a thriving arts scene and a strong foodie culture.
Find out more at Melbourne's website
Melbourne Old Quadrangle

Number of places available: 10 full year places


Australia operates on a different academic calendar to the UK.

Term dates:

  • July to November, then February to June

Application deadline (once allocated a Global Opportunities place). Full year deadlines:

  • Application (by student): 1 May

Academic Information

Information on courses available to exchange students can be found on the University of Melbourne website.

Study load:

Students should enrol in a standard credit load of 50 credit points per semester. For more information, please see Study Load (


To be eligible for a place, you must achieve the minimum of 60% average or higher, or an equivalent.

The following Faculties are not available to Exchange students:

  • Melbourne Medical School
  • Melbourne Dental School
  • Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Admission to the following Faculties is limited:

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Melbourne Law School
  • Faculty of Sciences (in particular Biomedicine)

Further information regarding restrictions is available here

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at the University of Melbourne is English. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be required to provide evidence of language ability.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Academic Transcript
  • Study Plan


Melbourne Gardens

Melbourne: Student Support

Student services provide wide-ranging support including: Advocacy Service, Careers & Employment Service, Chaplaincy, Counselling, Disability Support, Financial Aid & Advice, Health Service, Housing Support, Security Service, Sporting Clubs & Facilities, and Student Union.

Find out more about Melbourne Student Support


The University of Melbourne offers study abroad and exchange students a range of accommodation options, including College Residence, Student Apartments and Shared Housing.

The cost of College Residence with meal plan would be roughly $555 - $712 (£330-425) per week.

For more information please visit Melbourne's Planning your Arrival webpages and the Student Accommodation webpages. 

Other Information 

Find out more about the estimated costs of living in Melbourne

It is an Australian Government requirement that all international students must have health insurance, known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), from an approved Australian provider. This is compulsory and costs around $437.

Students coming from overseas to study at the University of Melbourne must have a student visa unless they are an Australian or New Zealand citizen. Exchange students apply for the Student Visa (sub-class 500) once the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) has been issued.


An aerial view of Melbourne

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GO Full Year Study: Step by Step

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