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UVA Exchange: University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 16-FEB-2018 30-JUN-2018
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Year 2018-2019 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 16-JUL-2018 21-JUN-2019
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Fall Semester 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 16-JUL-2018 16-NOV-2018
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Geology, German, Global Studies, Greek, Hebrew, History, History of Science and Technology, Information Technology, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies
Program Description:

UVA_Exchange_Melbourne_logoThe University of Melbourne was founded in 1853 to train and broaden young minds to lead a new country. Today, the University continues to educate future leaders. Melbourne graduates hold prominent positions in business, industry, government, science and the arts both in Australia and overseas. The University holds a prominent place in international surveys, and was recently ranked third of all universities in the Asia-Pacific region. The University has won prestigious national awards for first-class support to international students and for excellence in teaching.

The University of Melbourne is Australia's leading research university, with extensive research links to industry, government and other institutions. In the last five years it has been at the top of the National Competitive Research Grants ranking, attracting the highest number of research dollars in competitive funding for new projects. International research collaboration is a priority at Melbourne, where they boast more industry-linked awards than any other Australian university.

Melbourne is a vital and dynamic capital city. As the gateway to Victoria, Melbourne enjoys an international reputation as a global city on a path to growing prosperity. Proudly preeminent in business, international trade, arts entertainment, sport and major international events, the city of Melbourne is home to around 50,000 people and welcomes more than 400,000 workers, visitors and tourists every day. The greater Melbourne population is 3.5 million.

Celebrating a rich multicultural diversity, Melbourne's residents combine to represent 110 nationalities and speak 151 languages. Melbourne's strategic location in the Asia-Pacific region and its central role in decision-making and coordination for Victoria, is helping to build cooperative business and trade partnerships and to bring research and development, innovation and international investment to the city.

Accommodation options include Residential Colleges, apartments and private rentals. Visit the Housing homepage for additional information.


International Student Homepage
International student information

2018 Melbourne Fact Sheet

Semester 1: mid February - late June
Semester 2: mid July - mid November
Academic calendar

Course catalog

Student budgeting information
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare and for researching and obtaining their visa. Visit to learn more about visa requirements for studying in Australia.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Australian Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses